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What You Need to Know About FLoC, the Ad-Targeting Tech Google Plans to Drop on Us All

About two weeks ago, millions of Google Chrome users were signed up for an experiment they never agreed to be a part of. Google had just launched a test run for Federated Learning of Cohorts—or FLoC–a new kind of ad-targeting tech meant to be than the average cookie. In a blog post announcing the trial,…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Marketing, Web Analytics, Web Browsers, Software, Ikea, Tracking, Github, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Ken Paxton

Leak of a Reported 500 Million Profiles Actually Very Boring, LinkedIn Assures Users

Less than a week after personal information from a half-billion scraped Facebook profiles were leaked to the digital underworld, the world’s largest professional network seems to have suffered a similar fate. It would appear that, like Facebook, approximately 500 million scraped LinkedIn profiles are now being sold on…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Social Networks, Social Media, Linkedin, Recruitment, Internet Privacy, Ark, Technology Internet, Linkedin Hack

Facebook Sure Seems Desperate To Pass This Latest Data Breach Off As Old News For Some Reason

In the aftermath of bombshell reports of a massive data breach that may have compromised the personal information of as many as 533 million users, Facebook has committed absolutely to trying to spin the leak as old news, no big deal, definitely nothing to see here, no need to even think about this too much at all,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Data Breach, Software, Computing, Data Protection, Operating Systems, General Data Protection Regulation, Mike Clark, Internet Privacy, Andy Stone, Liz Bourgeois, Universal Windows Platform Apps

Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free

If you have a Facebook account, you should probably be keeping your guard up in the near future. A new report states that a hacker has posted the private information, including phone numbers, birthdays, and locations, of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries online for free. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Telegram, Operating Systems, Data Breaches, Internet Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Liz Bourgeois, Hudson Rock, Alon Gal, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet

Facebook Lets Users Restrict Commenting to a Small Circle of Friends

Facebook users will soon get more control over who can comment on their public posts, according to an announcement by the social media giant on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Social Software, Internet Privacy, Like Button, Criticism Of Facebook, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns Of Facebook

Zuck Slowly Shrinks and Transforms Into a Corncob Ahead of Apple's Looming Privacy Updates

Facebook has pushed back against Apple’s planned rollout of anti-tracking tools at every possible opportunity, but now the social media giant seems to be changing its tune in a last-ditch effort to save face. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook may actually be in a “stronger position” after the privacy…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Software, Computing, Gizmodo, Apple Inc, Terms Of Service, Zuck, Internet Privacy, David Wehner, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet

T-Mobile Is Taking All of Your Sweet, Sweet Data… Unless You Tell It to Stop

Heads up, fellow T-Mobile customers: You might want to take a look at your mobile carrier’s privacy policy. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Att, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Internet Privacy, Bell System, T Mobile US, Xandr

Stop Letting Google Get Away With It

After spending more than a decade building up massive profits off targeted advertising, Google on Wednesday that it’s planning to do away with any sort of individual tracking and targeting once the cookie is out of the picture. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Marketing, Web Browsers, Software, Tracking, World Wide Web, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, David Temkin, Http Cookie, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet

Facebook's New Ad Campaign Tries To Remind You That Targeted Ads Are Good, Actually

Just two months after running a full-page ad decrying Apple’s impending updates, Facebook is rolling out another campaign meant to defend the targeted ads that make up about 98% of its multi-billion dollar revenue stream.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Ipads, Software, Grace Jones, Operating Systems, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Internet Privacy, Dipayan Ghosh, Social Information Processing

Clubhouse Promises to Get Its Security Under Control (Again)

Clubhouse—the invitation-only audio app best known for courting everyone from Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg—has promised to implement new safeguards after suffering its second high-profile security snafu this month. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Science, Privacy, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Clubhouse, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Information Security, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet

Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

A group of researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has determined that Clubhouse’s data protection practices allowed its users’ data, possibly including their raw audio, to potentially be accessed by the Chinese government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Tor, Software, Computing, Microsoft Office, Clubhouse, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Stanford Internet Observatory, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet

How to Ditch WhatsApp for Good

If you use WhatsApp, the incredibly popular messaging app owned by Facebook, chances are you’ve encountered the news surrounding their ever-changing privacy policy. While the service seems to continually shift from more to secure to less secure and back again, you may feel like it’s time to pack up your data and find…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet

Don't Friend Your Kid's Teacher on Social Media

This year, I have seen my son’s fourth grade teacher in person exactly one time—and that one time was a fluke in which I was signing him into school after a morning doctor’s appointment and she happened to walk into the office to collect some paperwork. Other than that, I have had one virtual parent-teacher conference…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Terms Of Service, Human Interest, Internet Privacy

What Facebook's Privacy Policies Don't Tell You

Folks, I’m gonna be honest with you. Over my (short) tenure covering digital privacy, I’ve seen my fair share of deeply shitty tech companies pulling deeply shitty stunts in attempts to profit off our personal data. Facebook is one of the names that comes up most frequently here, and that’s partially because their…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Identity Management, Social Media, Whatsapp, Digital Privacy, Software, Computing, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Technology_internet

Facebook Says a ‘Configuration Change’ Is the Reason a Ton of Users Were Logged Out on Friday

Facebook users took Twitter and other social media platforms on Friday to report that they had, for no explicit reason, been logged out of the big blue app. Memes and the phrase “So Facebook” quickly popped up during the incident, which the company apologized for on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, iPhone 4, Operating Systems, Engadget, Internet Privacy, Facebook Says, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Criticism Of Facebook

How to delete yourself from the internet with 5 different methods

If you're committed to eliminating most of your online presence, there are a number of steps you can take to do so. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images You can attempt to delete yourself from the internet by removing your information from online sites, services, and searches.  There are formal processes you can use to delete yourself from most online services, such as shopping sites, social media platforms, and data collection sites.  Here are the top five things you need to do to remove all —...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Internet, California, Trends, Social Media, Off The Grid, Amazon Best, Dave Johnson, Internet Privacy, Tech Insider, Spokeo, Andrew Brookes Getty, BI-freelancer

Your Browser History Could Be for Sale Soon. Are You Concerned?

At its inception, the Internet drew small groups of nerds under the enchantment of self-actualization. The Internet, they believed, was an Eden of free expression and individuality. That has all changed. Today, the Internet is more consumptive than creative. Almost every screen we look at now comes with an always-online connection. With this added functionality comes a unique IP address. That IP address is both a lock and a key to everything we are online. Try and imagine a database of you. READ...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Internet, Sem, Computers, Hacking, Browser, Ip Address, Internet Privacy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection now asks foreign travelers for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube account names. The post U.S. Customs and Border Protection now asks foreign travelers for social media info appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, United States, Customs, U S Customs, Border Protection, Facebook Instagram, Internet Privacy

Some foreigners traveling to the U.S. are now being asked for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube account names. The post Some foreigners traveling to the U.S. are now being asked for social media info appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, United States, Facebook Instagram, Internet Privacy

How leading brands are earning customer trust in the midst of data and privacy concerns

The trust that customers have for brands and business, in general, is at a low ebb. Whilst many businesses are cognisant of this and are working hard to build the trust that they have with their customers, in recent months their cause has not been helped by a number of stories that have cropped up […]
Tags: Privacy, Big Data, Marketing, Customer Experience, Data Management, Privacy Policy, Customer Data, Existing customers, Building Trust, Customer trust, Internet Privacy, Marketing Data

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