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Google stored some users’ passwords in plain text for years by http://bit.ly/2YCHG2w

“Google has revealed it had left some business users’ passwords exposed in plain text. The bug, which had existed since 2005, stored an unhashed, plain text copy of the password in G Suite’s administration console.”

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Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools. by https://nbcnews.to/2WzhrcH

““The app developers were not clear about their intentions,” one Ever user said. “I believe it’s a huge invasion of privacy.”

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Mind-reading device uses AI to turn brainwaves into audible speech by http://bit.ly/2vjEBI7

“Electrodes on the brain have been used to translate brainwaves into words spoken by a computer – which could be useful in the future to help people who have lost the ability to speak.”

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Google could be bankrupting Apple’s privacy promises by handing over iPhone data to the police by http://bit.ly/2vbaSkt

“The in-depth investigation by the Times revealed many details about how Google uses its in-house database — called Sensorvault — to cooperate with law enforcement. Using the database, Google is able to provide police with the data of phones from a specific time and location.”

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Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police by https://nyti.ms/2Gen1u8

“When detectives in a Phoenix suburb arrested a warehouse worker in a murder investigation last December, they credited a new technique with breaking open the case after other leads went cold.”

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Users Crave Digital Privacy, But Aren’t Willing To Pay For It by https://ift.tt/2TFyUhj

“Putting Facebook and other social networks in a bind, consumers are more worried than ever about their privacy — but few say they’re willing to pay to secure their personal information. That’s according to findings from Norton LifeLock’s latest Cyber Safety Insights Report.”

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Which are the most insecure languages? by https://ift.tt/2WkpY2M

“From top to bottom, technology is riddled with security errors. At the lowest level, we have hardware errors such as Intel’s Meltdown and Spectre bugs. Just above those, we have programming language security holes, and boy, do we have a lot of those!”

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