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WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


Report: The Government Is Already Using Connected Cars to Spy on You

A recent report from The Intercept has confirmed some of our biggest fears about connected vehicles. Apparently, U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has struck a deal with Swedish mobile forensics and data extraction firm MSAB for hardware that allows the government to not only siphon up vehicle data but also use it as a backdoor to […] The post Report: The Government Is Already Using Connected Cars to Spy on You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Big Data, Government, Data, Spying, Report, Autos, Mobility, Connected Cars, Consumer Protection, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Big Tech, Right To Privacy, Studies & Reports


"The expanding reach of the technology is enough to make a person want to wear a mask indefinitely. We won’t, of course."

"With a spell of warm spring weather in New York City, masks are starting to come off and the smiles are returning to the faces—just as George Harrison once had it—and it really does feel like years since they’ve been here. To be unmasked feels good, natural, free, human. And yet, as covid-19 recedes in this country, the human face will be more vulnerable than ever. Unmasked, we’ll find that our faces have become common property. For technology, faces equal identity; we are our faces, but they a...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Law, Masks, New York City, George Harrison, Smiling, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture


Peloton’s leaky API let anyone grab riders’ private account data

Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week, I got a message from a security researcher with a screenshot of my Peloton account data. My Peloton profile is set to private and my friend’s list is deliberately zero, so nobody can view my profile, age, city, or workout history. But a bug allowed anyone to pull users’ private account data directly from Peloton’s servers, even with their profile set to private. Peloton, the at-home fitness brand synonymous with its indoor stationary bike, h...
Tags: Security, Startups, Gadgets, Privacy, White House, Vulnerability, Hacking, Secret Service, Api, Biden, Facebook LinkedIn, Munro, Pen Test Partners, Peloton, Ken Munro, Amelise Lane


Peloton’s leaky API let anyone grab rider’s private account data

Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week, I got a message from a security researcher with a screenshot of my Peloton account data. My Peloton profile is set to private and my friend’s list is deliberately zero, so nobody can view my profile, age, city, or workout history. But a bug allowed anyone to pull users’ private account data directly from Peloton’s servers, even with their profile set to private. Peloton, the at-home fitness brand synonymous with its indoor stationary bike, h...
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Privacy, White House, Tech, Vulnerability, Hacking, Secret Service, Api, Biden, Facebook LinkedIn, Munro, Pen Test Partners, Peloton, Ken Munro, Amelise Lane


60% of School Apps Are Sharing Your Kids' Data With Third Parties

Over the past year, we’ve seen schools shift to digital services at an unprecedented rate as a way to educate kids safely during the covid-19 pandemic. We’ve also seen these digital tools slurp up these kid’s data at a similarly unprecedented rate, suffer massive breaches, and generally handle student’s personal…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Computing, Software Development, App Store, Science and Technology, Mass Surveillance, Mobile App, Software Development Kit, Technology Internet, Identifier For Advertisers


Playlist privacy: You can be identified from just three songs

New research discovered that you can be identified from just three song choices. This type of information can be exploited by streaming services through targeted advertising.The researchers are calling for musical preference to be considered in regulations regarding online privacy.While the focus on music piracy dominated the media for years, an equally important (and far less discussed) phenomenon occurred during the transition from broadcast radio to streaming. People were no longer beholden ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Music, Privacy, Advertising, Surveillance, Innovation, Ai, Apple Music, Self, Derek, Tel Aviv University, Spotify YouTube, Ariel University, Ron Hirschprung


What3Words sends legal threat to a security researcher for sharing an open-source alternative

A U.K. company behind digital addressing system What3Words has sent a legal threat to a security researcher for offering to share an open-source software project with other researchers, which What3Words claims violate its copyright. Aaron Toponce, a systems administrator at XMission, received a letter on Thursday from a law firm representing What3Words, requesting that he delete tweets related to the open source alternative, WhatFreeWords. The letter also demands that he disclose to the law firm...
Tags: Google, Security, Twitter, Privacy, Law, Tech, Javascript, Software, United Kingdom, Computing, Operating Systems, Tierney, Three Words, What3words, Andrew Tierney, Aaron Toponce


If you have updated to the latest version of Apple's iOS 14.5 and still haven't seen any privacy pop-ups yet, it could be due to this setting on your iPhone

Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto via Getty Images App Tracking Transparency is one of the core new features in Apple's iOS 14.5 software update. App developers now need to serve users a pop-up asking for permission in order to track them. Some users' settings have prevented them from seeing any pop-ups. Here's how to change that. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple's iOS 14.5 update began rolling out earlier this week, featuring a bunch of new features, from emo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Media, Privacy, Advertising, Trends, Siri, Att, Mobile Advertising, Ad Tech, Pop-up, Appsflyer, McKee, Poulton, Blis, Tech Insider


Which apps share your data the most?

Data privacy concerns keeping you awake? We look at what data apps are really collecting, what they're doing with it, and which apps keep your data private.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Privacy, Trends, Data Privacy


Auto Lobby Now Recommends Driver Monitoring Cameras

On Tuesday, the largest automotive lobbying group released a handful of safety guidelines related to driver monitoring for vehicles equipped with driver-assistance features. It’s pageantry designed to convince you and the rest of the world to embrace technologies that have already led to unsettling privacy violations. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation making recommendations for the industry is farcical because […] The post Auto Lobby Now Recommends Driver Monitoring Cameras appeared first o...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Safety, Big Data, Government, Data, Industry, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Self-driving Cars, Lobbying, AAI, Self Driving, News Blog


The iPhone pop-up that Facebook dreads is out, and it is going to hurt them

Facebook exists for one reason: to make money selling targeted advertising. That's it. Anything that prevents Facebook from tracking what its users do online — the websites they visit, the videos they watch, the posts they "like," the things they buy — is going to put a kink in its cash hose. —
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Post, News, Privacy


Apple iOS 14.5 update includes ‘app tracking transparency’ feature

Setting means iPhone users can stop advertisers following their digital lives – to the ire of Facebook Users of iPhones can now prevent advertisers tracking them across their apps, after the release of the latest software update from Apple introduced the controversial feature despite the protests of Facebook and the advertising industry.The update, iOS 14.5, includes a setting called “app tracking transparency”, which for the first time requires applications to ask for users’ consent before they...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, Advertising, UK News, World news, US news, Smartphones, Software, Mobile Phones


Daily Crunch: iOS 14.5 brings privacy changes and more

Apple’s latest software upgrade brings a big change, Roku accuses Google of anti-competitive behavior and Brex raises a big funding round. This is your Daily Crunch for April 26, 2021. The big story: iOS 14.5 brings privacy changes and more Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system today, which includes the much-discussed App Tracking Transparency feature, allowing users to control which apps are sharing their data with third parties for ad-targeting purposes. Other new ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Australia, US, Tech, Nasa, Roku, Toyota, North Carolina, YouTube TV, Zoox, Gina Bianchini


Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature has arrived — here’s what you need to know

iOS 14.5 — the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — is launching today, and with it comes a much-discussed new privacy feature called App Tracking Transparency. The feature was first announced nearly a year ago, although the company delayed the launch to give developers more time to prepare. Since then, support for the feature has already gone live in iOS and some apps have already adopted it (for example, I’ve seen tracking requests from Duolingo and Venmo), but now Apple says it...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Washington Post, Tech, Venmo, Duolingo, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Appsflyer, New York Times The Wall Street Journal, However Facebook, App Tracking Transparency


Tim Cook told Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook should delete all data it collected after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and he was 'stunned' by the suggestion, report says

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, left, and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, right. Nick Wass/Associated Press/Apple Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had an unpleasant meeting in 2019, The NYT reported. They discussed Facebook's user privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg was said to be "stunned" by Cook's proposal to delete any data Facebook had collected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In 2019, amid a flock of bill...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Privacy, Trends, Social Media, Data, Whatsapp, Idaho, New York Times, Tim Cook


Tim Cook reportedly told Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook should delete all data it collected after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and he was 'stunned' by the suggestion

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right. Nick Wass/Associated Press/Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly had an unpleasant meeting in 2019. They discussed Facebook's user privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the NYT reported. Zuckerberg was said to be "stunned" by Cook's proposed solution to delete any data Facebook had collected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In 2019, amidst a flock of bi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Privacy, Trends, Social Media, Data, Whatsapp, Idaho, New York Times, Tim Cook


Proctorio sued for using DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets

A university student is suing exam proctoring software maker Proctorio to “quash a campaign of harassment” against critics of the company, including an accusation that the company misused copyright laws to remove his tweets that were critical of the software. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed the lawsuit this week on behalf of Miami University student Erik Johnson, who also does security research on the side, accused Proctorio of having “exploited the DMCA to undermine Johnson’s co...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Education, Privacy, Articles, Tech, Crisis Communications, Ceo, Higher Education, Arizona, Reddit, Eff, Edelman, Johnson, Copyright Law, Digital Millennium Copyright Act


Zelle is a safe way to send and receive money, but beware of scammers

When you're sending money to a trusted recipient, Zelle is a safe option. damircudic/Getty Images Zelle is safe, as long as you know and trust the person you're sending money to. Once you authorize a payment, it'll go through, and there's no form of fraud protection. Zelle runs through your personal bank's digital infrastructure, so it's as secure as your bank. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's no shortage of peer-to-peer digit...
Tags: Google, Security, Craigslist, Privacy, Finance, Trends, Paypal, Venmo, Money Transfer, Online Safety, CreditCards, Jake Hill, Tom Kelly, Dave Johnson, Scammers, Rossman


Google Misled Android Users About Location Data, Australian Court Finds

In the first ruling of its kind, the Australian Federal Court announced on Friday that Google violated the country’s laws surrounding consumer safety when it misled Australian Android users about the location data that their phones were collecting.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Privacy, Computing, Google Maps, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Rod Sims, Australian Federal Court, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns Regarding Google, Thomas Thawley


Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach

Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the major leak of user data that dates back to 2019 but which only came to light recently after information on 533M+ accounts was found posted for free download on a hacker forum. Today Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) announced it’s commencing a “mass action” to sue Facebook, citing the right to monetary compensation for breaches of personal data that’s set out in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Article 82 of the GDPR provides fo...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Lawsuit, Privacy, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Personal Data, Data Protection, Litigation


Sen. Wyden proposes limits on exportation of American’s personal data

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has proposed a draft bill that would limit the types of information that could be bought and sold by tech companies abroad, and the countries it could be legally sold in. The legislation is imaginative and not highly specific, but it indicates growing concern at the federal level over the international data trade. “Shady data brokers shouldn’t get rich selling Americans’ private data to foreign countries that could use it to threaten our national security,” said Sen. Wyd...
Tags: TC, Europe, Privacy, Congress, Government, Senate, China, Russia, US, Tech, Policy, Commerce, Personal Data, Data Privacy, Ron Wyden, EU US


How startups can ensure CCPA and GDPR compliance in 2021

Beth Winters Contributor Beth Winters, JD/MBA, is the solutions marketing manager of Aparavi, a data intelligence and automation software and services company that helps companies find and unlock the value of data. Data is the most valuable asset for any business in 2021. If your business is online and collecting customer personal information, your business is dealing in data, which means data privacy compliance regulations will apply to everyone — no matter the...
Tags: Startups, Column, Europe, Privacy, California, Tech, Personal Data, Data Protection, Privacy Policy, Digital Rights, General Data Protection Regulation, CCPA, VODAFONE SPAIN, California Consumer Privacy Act, EC Column, EC How To


Microsoft goes all in on healthcare with $19.7B Nuance acquisition

When Microsoft announced it was acquiring Nuance Communications this morning for $19.7 billion, you could be excused for doing a Monday morning double take at the hefty price tag. That’s surely a lot of money for a company on a $1.4 billion run rate, but Microsoft, which has already partnered with the speech-to-text market leader on several products over the last couple of years, saw a company firmly embedded in healthcare and it decided to go all in. And $20 billion is certainly all in, even fo...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Privacy, Satya Nadella, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Gartner, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Telemedicine, Nuance, Leary, Nadella


APKPure app contained malicious adware, say researchers

Security researchers say APKPure, a widely popular app for installing older or discontinued Android apps from outside of Google’s app store, contained malicious adware that flooded the victim’s device with unwanted ads. Kaspersky Lab said that it alerted APKPure on Thursday that its most recent app version, 3.17.18, contained malicious code that siphoned off data from a victim’s device without their knowledge, and pushed ads to the device’s lock screen and in the background to generate fraudulen...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Security, Apps, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Bank, App-store, Sdk, Mobile App, Online Advertising


Apple shares more details about its imminent App Tracking Transparency feature

Apple is sharing more details today about its upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature, which will allow users to control, on an app-by-app level, whether their data is shared for ad-targeting purposes. In a sense, anyone using the current version of iOS can see App Tracking Transparency in action, since iOS already includes a Tracking menu in the Privacy settings, and some apps have already started asking users for permission to track them. But when iOS 14.5 (currently in developer beta) is r...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Tech, App Tracking Transparency


Signal tests payments in the UK using MobileCoin

Encrypted chat app Signal is adding payments to the services it provides, a long-expected move and one the company is taking its time on. A U.K.-only beta program will allow users to trade the cryptocurrency MobileCoin quickly, easily, and most importantly, privately. If you’re in the U.K., or have some way to appear to be, you’ll notice a new Signal Payments feature in the app when you update. All you need to do to use it is link a MobileCoin wallet after you buy some on the cryptocurrency exch...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, UK, Privacy, Tech, Crypto, Payments, Signal, Cryptocurrency, Moxie Marlinspike, E2e, MobileCoin, Wired Signal co


Facebook’s Kustomer buy could face EU probe after merger referral

The European Union may investigate Facebook’s $1BN acquisition of customer service platform Kustomer after concerns were referred to it under EU merger rules. A spokeswoman for the Commission confirmed it received a request to refer the proposed acquisition from Austria under Article 22 of the EU’s Merger Regulation — a mechanism which allows Member States to flag a proposed transaction that’s not notifiable under national filing thresholds (e.g. because the turnover of one of the companies is t...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Austria, Healthcare, Commission, European Commission, Data Protection, Fitbit


Tim Cook says Facebook's objections to letting people pick whether or not to be tracked are 'flimsy arguments'

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP; Francois Mori/AP Tim Cook says Facebook's arguments about Apple's upcoming privacy features are "flimsy." "I think that you can do digital advertising...without tracking people," he told The New York Times. Facebook has said Apple's new feature will destroy part of its advertising business. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tim Cook isn't buying Facebook's arguments against Apple's upcomi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Privacy, Advertising, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, App Store, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Mark, Kara Swisher, Cambridge Analytica


Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition

Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concernsIt is a technology that has been frowned upon by ethicists: now researchers are hoping to unmask the reality of emotion recognition systems in an effort to boost public debate.Technology designed to identify human emotions using machine learning algorithms is a huge industry, with claims it could prove valuable in myriad situations, from road safety to market research. But critics say the technolog...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, Privacy, UK News, Computing, Consciousness, University of Cambridge, Facial Recognition, Artificial intelligence (AI



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