Category Archives: Privacy

Forget privacy abuses, liberals call to DeleteFacebook after learning Zuckerberg met with conservatives — Infowars

 

Facebook’s history of abusing users’ trust by sharing their private data with corporate partners and government spooks pales in comparison to its CEO’s decision to sit down with prominent conservatives, for some.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with conservative commentators, journalists, and politicians in “small, off-the-record dinners” and “informal talks,” Politico revealed on Monday,…

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Google Chrome has become surveillance software — America’s Voice

 

Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch. Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better. By Geoffrey A. Fowler You open your browser to look at the web. Do you know who is looking back…

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Facebook unveils ‘its most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency — The Wentworth Report

 

Facebook unveils ‘its most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency, by Harry Pettit. FACEBOOK is launching cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone into a digital “wallet”. The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has “no special role” […]

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Want to vet your tenants properly? Privacy Commissioner says Yeah Nah — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

The Privacy Commissioner’s office has released a ridiculous list of privacy rules for landlords to apply when they are vetting prospective tenants. I can only wonder if they are going to get around to providing an identical list of questions that cannot be asked of employees, people applying for a bank loans, or a Police…

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Privacy Commissioner makes error of judgement — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Right to Life believes that the Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, has made a fundemental error of judgement in his submission to the law Commision by recommending that abortion be taken out of the Crimes Act and made a “reproductive choice for women.” The Commissioner made the astounding claim that having abortion included under the Crimes Act…

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In “Unprecedented Move”, Parliament Seizes Facebook Documents After Latest Zuckerberg Snub — peoples trust toronto

 

Just days after Facebook again snubbed the UK Parliament by refusing to send CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify at a hearing of the House of Commons select committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (the social media giant is sending a product VP instead), the DCMS has taken its revenge by seizing documents from a […]

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Google Wants To Data Mine Your Home And Kids’ Bedroom — peoples trust toronto

New patents show Google is quietly developing a smart-home automated system that will routinely eavesdrop on your daily life. The patents describe how cameras and sensors will be mounted in almost every room of the house, scanning and analyzing every movement a human makes. According to the patent description, the smart cameras could recognize Will Smith’s face on […]

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‘Always Listening’ – Amazon’s Alexa Stores Everything You Say To It; Here’s How To Delete — peoples trust toronto

 

If you’re one of the millions of people who own a device with Amazon Alexa, the company’s mobile spying device helpful personal assistant, whatever you say may be recorded – especially if someone in the house is named Alexis, Alex, or Lexi. According to Amazon’s Alexa terms of use, the company collects and stores most of what you say […]

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Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance — Exposing Modern Mugwumps

 

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance By Jeff NesbitDecember 8, 2017 https://qz.com/1145669/googles-true-origin-partly-lies-in-cia-and-nsa-research-grants-for-mass-surveillance/ Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that […]

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What Does Google Know About You: An (Auto)Complete Guide — Exposing Modern Mugwumps

 

What Does Google Know About You: An (Auto)Complete Guide Submitted By John Mason via The Best VPN https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/67381/what-does-google-know-about-you-an-autocomplete.html Blacklisted News .com How much does Google really know about you? We did a deep-dive into the data the company collects to find out… Google might just know you better than anyone. Thanks to the data the tech […]

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Amazon launches program to get Alexa in hotel rooms — Fellowship of the Minds

That device is ALWAYS listening and recording you. Stay clear unless you don’t mind having your conversations recorded. From Yahoo: Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without […]

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Amazon launches model “smart homes” across the US so customers can try out Alexa — Fellowship of the Minds

That device is ALWAYS listening and recording you. It won’t be doing that in my home. I get that people enjoy new technologies but are you so lazy that you can’t get up to turn off the lights? From Daily Mail: Amazon.com has set up model ‘smart’ homes across the United States for shoppers to […]

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Exclusive: Facebook CEO says no plans to extend all of European privacy law globally — The Crusader Journal

By David Ingram and Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the social network had no immediate plans to apply a strict new European Union law on data privacy in its entirety to the rest of the world, as the company reels from a scandal over its […]

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Americans less likely to trust Facebook than rivals on personal data: Reuters/Ipsos poll — The Crusader Journal

By Chris Kahn and David Ingram NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Fewer than half of Americans trust Facebook to obey U.S. privacy laws, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday, illustrating the challenge facing the social media network after a scandal over its handling of personal information. The poll, taken Wednesday through Friday, also […]

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Apple’s Tim Cook calls for regulation on data, says Facebook incident is ‘dire’ — FOX News

Apple CEO Tim Cook called for stronger privacy regulations to prevent the abuse and misuse of data in the aftermath of the leak of Facebook user information.

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Roomba will sell interior map of your home to highest bidder — Fellowship of the Minds

Roomba is the name for disc-shaped robotic vacuum cleaners sold by iRobot beginning in September 2002. The little robot is equipped with sensors enabling it to change direction upon encountering obstacles, and to sense steep drops to keep it from falling down stairs. Founded in 1990, iRobot actually began building bomb disposal robots for the […]

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