Tag Archives: Privacy

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users by http://bit.ly/2MkwEht

“Several departments inside social media giant Snap have dedicated tools for accessing user data, and multiple employees have abused their privileged access to spy on Snapchat users, Motherboard has learned.”

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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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This Browser Will Pay You to Surf the Web by http://bit.ly/2KYTFWn

“If you were on the internet in the late 1990s, you might remember companies like AllAdvantage that promised to pay you to surf the web.”

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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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Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia by http://bit.ly/2UlCOBm

“Pity the poor public-relations specialist hired to influence what is said about his clients on Wikipedia. The sprawling, chaotic storehouse of knowledge is governed by thousands of independent-minded volunteers committed to being neutral and allergic to self-serving manipulators.”

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