Your photo could be in a face recognition database without you knowing. Last month, EFF’s @jilliancyork discovered her photos, along with other EFF staff, journalists, and activists, were being used to train algorithms to recognize “suspects of interest.” Source: Who’s using your face? The ugly truth about facial recognition Continue reading Who’s using your face? The ugly truth about facial recognition
Ex-NSA whistleblower says she and other US ex-spooks targeted Americans on behalf of UAE This is one way to get around the US Constitution, have companies in foreign countries use OUR OWN … Continue reading Ex-NSA whistleblower says she and other US ex-spooks targeted Americans on behalf of UAE
It hopes to get citizens to monitor the so-called debtors and report them to authorities if they behave as if they could repay their loans. It notifies you if you are within … Continue reading China app shows map of people in debt for social credit system
No free expression, no Facebook. Whoah, Facebook has morals? Source: Facebook won’t operate in China until there is ‘free expression’ Continue reading Facebook won’t operate in China until there is ‘free expression’
Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook … Continue reading You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.
Hot off the news of a massive user-data breach, today Facebook is entering the smart display wars with Portal, a connected gadget with speakers and a screen, built-in Alexa integration, and even … Continue reading Facebook Launches a Camera for Your Home—What Could Possibly Go Wrong
The social networking giant confirmed Friday that sites you use Facebook to login to could have been accessed as a result of its massive breach. Great, another example of why making Facebook … Continue reading The Facebook Security Meltdown Exposes Way More Sites Than Facebook
Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as it seeks to boost user engagement. I’m sure we’re all cool with this. Source: Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users – WSJ Continue reading Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users
Facebook’s advertising tools algorithmically labelled 65,000 Russians as interested in treason, potentially putting them at risk from the repressive state, until the company removed the category, following inquiries from journalists. Just another … Continue reading Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’ putting them at risk from the government
The subpoena demanded Twitter turn over information that would identify the data breach finder. More intimidation tactics by your government. Source: Homeland Security subpoenas Twitter for data breach finder’s account | ZDNet Continue reading Homeland Security subpoenas Twitter for data breach finder’s account
Campaigners say technology risks turning UK citizens into ‘walking ID cards’ UK police are using automated facial recognition cameras to record details of those taking part in lawful, peaceful protests eg … Continue reading Police face legal action over use of facial recognition cameras in the UK
The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone’s cell phone in real time. Also, the fact that your cell phone company is actually SELLING your real-time location data to this … Continue reading Cell phone tracking firm exposed millions of Americans’ real-time locations
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