Date Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Facebook is the latest in a parade of companies found assigning contract workers the role of eavesdropping on our conversations. Facebook Messenger users who opted to have their voice messages transcribed were affected, as hundreds of …

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Date Posted: Aug 05, 2019

Did you know? Apple sends some people’s Siri recordings to its contractors around the world. The information goes back to the company to help improve its digital voice assistant. The rationale seems reasonable. After …

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Date Posted: Jul 22, 2019

If some of your social media friends suddenly look a lot older, their photos might have been altered by FaceApp, which digitally ages selfies. With its portrait predictions amounting to either uncanny hits or cringeworthy misses, the Russian-owned …

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Date Posted: Jun 24, 2019

The just-announced Facebook cryptocurrency, Libra, has triggered a new privacy outcry. Can Facebook be trusted not to mishandle users’ financial data? But there are questions even more momentous. Facebook’s partnerships with leading credit companies to …

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Date Posted: Jun 10, 2019

A Facebook lawyer apparently thinks there is no privacy to lose if you use the social media platform—so Facebook can’t violate it.  The lawyer told US District Judge Vince Chhabria that users “have …

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Date Posted: Apr 30, 2019

Consumer privacy problems are not just online these days. Physical stores are trying to compete with e-commerce and targeted advertising on the web. And they’ve joined the race to influence consumption—with …

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cambridge analytical exposed
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2018

The gist of it: the data collectors of Cambridge Analytica want to help businesses and political parties change people’s conduct so intensely, that they didn’t mind mining 50 million Facebook profiles as part of a …

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