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Privacy

  1. the zucc
    Mark Zuckerberg Discovers the Problem With Facebook Is FacebookMark Zuckerberg’s solution for Facebook’s privacy issues doesn’t address the features that caused them in the first place.
  2. nsa
    NSA Isn’t Using Phone Data Program Exposed By SnowdenThe invasive program was supposed to be indispensable for national security. And yet, the NSA reportedly stopped using it months ago.
  3. data
    Even When It Doesn’t Ask For It, Facebook Gets Tons of DataThe company’s many different collection methods reveal a tangled web of collection schemes.
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    Even If You Delete Your Account, Twitter Doesn’t Delete Your DMsA new report from a security researcher might make you think twice about your messages.
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    Most Americans Don’t Know How Much Facebook Knows About ThemPer a new survey, odds are you haven’t seen the detailed psychographic profile Facebook has on you — and you’d be uncomfortable once you did.
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    Judge Rules That Biometrics Are the Same As PasswordsA legal loophole allowing police to compel people to grant access to their phones may soon be closed.
  7. google
    Google’s Project to Create a Censored Search Engine for China StallsThe main database Google was using to train itself how to censor search results has been cut off over privacy worries.
  8. oh word?
    Documents Show Facebook Considered Charging for Access to User DataDocuments seized in a new lawsuit shed light on the company’s thinking.
  9. life in pixels
    The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg EmpireDo we need Facebook?
  10. privacy
    Facebook Wasn’t Keeping a Close Eye on How Its Data Was Being UsedNew info emerges about privacy audits and the company’s agreement with the FTC.
  11. 2038
    In 20 Years, the Internet Will Have Swallowed You, So Nothing Will Be PrivateOn this week’s episode of 2038, the author of What Is Code? talks about the true (maybe terrifying) meaning of the “internet of things.”
  12. privacy
    Tim Cook Pushes for Strong Privacy Regulations That Don’t Really Affect AppleThe Apple CEO says his company supports “comprehensive” federal laws.
  13. hacking
    Good News! The Enormous Facebook Data Breach Only Has 30 Million Victims!The company is working with the FBI to investigate.
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    One Coffee? Your Total Is Some Personal Data.Shiru Café offers “free” coffee in exchange for student data.
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    Inside the Decades-Long Fight to Protect Your Children’s Data From AdvertisersWhat’s stopping internet companies from using everything they can to target kids? Surprisingly little.
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    Smart-Home Robots Are Using Their Cuteness to Spy on You BetterIf self-driving cars need a good sense of physics, social robots need the tools of a confidence artist.
  17. Rand Paul Remains the GOP Rebel Who Rarely RebelsPaul quickly abandoned his concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, not with a bang but a whimper.
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    California Passes Sweeping Privacy RegulationsOther states could follow suit.
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    What Iran and Russia’s Telegram Ban Means for Secure Messaging AppsUp until the late ’90s, basic encryption technologies in the U.S. fell under the same category as anti-aircraft missiles and militarized submarines.
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    Facebook Bug Might Have Had Users Post Private Things PubliclyThe glitch affected 14 million people.
  21. Google, Facebook Already Facing Lawsuits Under New European Privacy LawThe E.U.’s new data-privacy law went into effect today — and Google and Facebook are already facing legal complaints.
  22. How Storyful Kept a Very Close Eye on What Journalists Looked AtA social-media aggregator monitored what journalists were looking at, hoping to gain an edge on what content was about to go viral.
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    The E.U.’s New Privacy Laws Might Actually Create a Better InternetData regulation could do more than protect your personal information — it might result in a new, happier internet.
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    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
  25. Facebook Previews Underwhelming Privacy TweaksThe system appears designed to gain informed consent without actually informing.
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    A Paranoid Guide to Smart-Speaker PrivacyThe demon boxes cater to your every need! How much should you trust them?
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    An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built ItEven those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong.
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    Ever Record a Video on Facebook? Facebook Still Has It.Facebook quietly saved videos users filmed on the platform but never actually posted.
  29. As Facebook Fears Mount, Zuckerberg Apologizes in Ad BlitzThe company lost nearly $50 billion in stock value last week following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
  30. It’s Now Really Easy for Your Boss to Read Your Slack DMsSlack announced some changes to its privacy policy.
  31. MoviePass Stops Secretly Tracking UsersConcerns were raised after MoviePass’s CEO mentioned that the app was tracking users before and after the theater.
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    Your Friendly Neighborhood Best Buy Geek Squad Is Even Friendlier to the FBIRepair technicians have a lot of incentive to search for illegal material.
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    You Should Probably Check Your Airbnb for Hidden CamerasPeople are trash and technology is terrible.
  34. ‘Anonymous’ Browsing Data Isn’t As Anonymous As You ThinkAll it really takes is the right data broker and some deductive reasoning.
  35. Russia and China Clamp Down on VPN AccessIt’s getting harder to mask one’s online activity.
  36. Facebook Has One Big Problem in Its Quest to Transform ItselfThe site offers little anonymity, even as it encourages users to post intimately in private spaces.
  37. Alexa, Give My Data Over to DevelopersAmazon is considering allowing third-party app developers access to your voice queries to Alexa.
  38. Judge Dismisses Facebook Tracking LawsuitHaving a “like” button on a website doesn’t count as wiretapping.
  39. Can Cities Protect the Free, Open Internet for Everyone?When cities like New York shape the internet to their needs and beliefs, the web — and society — benefit.
  40. Dear Select All: Should I Get a VPN?With the FCC able to sell my browsing data, is it time to sign up for a VPN?
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    It’s Time for a Grassroots Movement Toward Better Online PrivacyCongress won’t fight for you. Corporations won’t protect you. It’s only going to get worse.
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    There’s No Such Thing As an Anonymous Social-Media AccountIt took less than a day for James Comey’s secret Twitter and Instagram accounts to be discovered.
  43. What to Know About Congress’s New Internet-Privacy RollbackWhy Republicans and the telecom industry want to nullify privacy regulations.
  44. Senate Approves Letting ISPs Sell Your Info Without PermissionAnother Obama rule gets reversed.
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    Enormous Corporate Database Leaks Info of 33 Million PeopleA Dun & Bradstreet database has been leaked to the web, filled with incredibly detailed information.
  46. How a Plush Toy Exposed Millions of Voice Messages Between Kids and ParentsA message you can hug, but probably shouldn’t.
  47. How to Keep Your Smartphone Safe While Entering the United StatesDon’t want a customs agent looking through your Twitter DMs? Here’s how.
  48. GOP Senator Wants to Let Your ISP Sell Your Info to Advertisers AgainAnother consumer protection could quickly get rolled back under the new Washington regime.
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    What Your Smart TV Knows About YouWhat your smart TV may be tracking about your viewing habits — and how to get it to stop.
  50. Vizio Smart TVs Were Watching Everything You WatchedStare into a Vizio smart TV and a Vizio smart TV stares back.
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