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Privacy

  1. security
    Is It Safe to Use Zoom?The video-call software has seen enormous growth and has had its many security issues exposed.
  2. privacy
    Schools Might Start to Ban Zoom Over Privacy ConcernsAmid reports of virtual classrooms getting hijacked by racist trolls, schools in New York may look to host online lessons elsewhere.
  3. tiktok
    Does TikTok Have a Major Security Problem?The video-sharing app, popular among teens, says it has fixed its network vulnerabilities.
  4. the zucc
    Facebook’s Privacy Tool Launched Months Ago. Or Did It?Despite promising access, Facebook’s “clear history” tool is MIA for most of the United States, with no clear release date.
  5. privacy
    Amber Heard Says Being a Victim of Revenge Porn Was ‘Devastating’The actress wrote an op-ed about her experience being targeted in the celebrity nude photo hack.
  6. data
    Senators Introduce a Bipartisan Social Media Bill, Which Is Actually Very GoodI’m as surprised as you are.
  7. checking in
    You Might Not Be Checking In on Foursquare, But Foursquare Is Checking In on YouThe company has become a data-harvesting success story — and is still trying to figure out whether that’s “cool or creepy.”
  8. the zucc
    Facebook’s FTC Deal Won’t Change FacebookThe FTC gave Zuckerberg a slap on the wrist.
  9. conspiracies
    Democrats Find a New Bogeyman to Blame Their 2020 Loss On: FaceAppFaceApp, the theory goes, is a front for the Russian government because it is based in St. Petersburg.
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    You Should Really, Really Make All Your Venmo Transactions PrivateA computer science student scraped data from millions of transactions without even needing the app.
  11. ssomgwtfbbq
    Is Apple’s New Privacy Feature Anti-Competitive or Hyper-Competitive?Apple is requiring its own login system to appear in apps that offer logging in through Facebook and Google.
  12. the zucc
    Facebook May Actually Launch a Functional Privacy ToolThe company is moving ahead with a “Clear History” tool, and Zuckerberg warned advertisers that ad targeting may suffer as a result.
  13. browser wars
    My Broken Browser Broke My Already Broken BrainAll of my browser extensions failed over the weekend, teaching me a valuable lesson about myself.
  14. life in pixels
    On the Internet, You Can Run But You Can’t HideSomebody blocking you on Instagram doesn’t mean you can’t still see their posts.
  15. the zucc
    Facebook Is Not Good at Protecting Your PrivacyThe site revealed this week that it stored millions of passwords insecurely and scraped users’ email contacts to use for ad targeting.
  16. privacy
    Can Snapchat Avoid Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes?Snapchat is letting third parties access its user data. That didn’t work out so well when Facebook did something similar.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. privacy
    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.
  21. privacy
    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.
  22. privacy
    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.
  23. 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.
  24. oh word?
    Documents Show Facebook Considered Charging for Access to User DataDocuments seized in a new lawsuit shed light on the company’s thinking.
  25. life in pixels
    The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg EmpireDo we need Facebook?
  26. 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.
  27. 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.”
  28. privacy
    Tim Cook Pushes for Strong Privacy Regulations That Don’t Really Affect AppleThe Apple CEO says his company supports “comprehensive” federal laws.
  29. 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.
  33. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  45. cambridge analytica
    As Facebook Fears Mount, Zuckerberg Apologizes in Ad BlitzThe company lost nearly $50 billion in stock value last week following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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    It’s Now Really Easy for Your Boss to Read Your Slack DMsSlack announced some changes to its privacy policy.
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    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.
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    ‘Anonymous’ Browsing Data Isn’t As Anonymous As You ThinkAll it really takes is the right data broker and some deductive reasoning.
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