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Facebook ordered not to apply controversial WhatsApp T&Cs in Germany

The Hamburg data protection agency has banned Facebook from processing the additional WhatsApp user data that the tech giant is granting itself access to under a mandatory update to WhatsApp’s terms of service. The controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update has caused widespread confusion around the world since being announced — and already been delayed by Facebook for several months after a major user backlash saw rivals messaging apps benefitting from an influx of angry users. The Indian gov...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Germany, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp, Ireland, Italy, Data Protection, Hamburg, Privacy Policy, Gdpr


State AGs tell Facebook to scrap Instagram for kids plans

In a new letter, attorneys general representing 44 U.S. states and territories are pressuring Facebook to walk away from new plans to open Instagram to children. The company is working on an age-gated version of Instagram for kids under the age of 13 that would lure in young users who are currently not permitted to use the app, which was designed for adults. “It appears that Facebook is not responding to a need, but instead creating one, as this platform appeals primarily to children who otherwi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Software, United States, Computing, Cyberbullying, Terms Of Service, Trump, Congressional Democrats, Online Grooming


Peloton API Exposed User Data, Even for Private Accounts

Peloton’s had a rough go in the news cycle lately, and not helping matters is the fact that its leaky API allowed any hacker to obtain any user’s account data—even if that user had set their profile to private.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Companies, TechCrunch, Terms Of Service, Pen Test Partners, Peloton, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet


Your Old Phone Number Could Get You Hacked, Researchers Say

When you get a new phone number, mobile carriers will often “recycle” your old one—assigning it to a new phone and, therefore, a new customer. Carriers say the reason they do this is to stave off a hypothetical future of “number exhaustion”—a sort of “peak oil” for phone numbers, when every possible number that could…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Articles, Fraud, Cybercrime, Recycling, Identity Theft, Data Security, Computer Security, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Kevin Lee, Internet Privacy, Arvind Narayanan, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control


Minnesota Has Begun Crafting Privacy Policies for Connected Transit Tech

Connected and automated vehicles are the future, but they carry with them a host of privacy concerns that rightfully necessitate a careful, thoughtful approach to crafting security frameworks to guide their widespread implementation. It’s mostly uncharted territory at this point, but a handful of states are taking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Minnesota, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, Social Issues, Data Security, Privacy Policy, Digital Rights, Terms Of Service, Kristin White, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Frank Douma, Information Privacy


How to contact Instagram support and get help with account-related issues

You can call Instagram and speak to an automated agent or use the online Help Center to get support for the app. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images You can contact Instagram support by phone at 1-650-543-4800 or via Instagram's online Help Center. Users were once able to email Instagram at [email protected], but that address is now defunct. You can also contact Instagram to report issues, such as a copyright violation or a hacked account. Visit Insider's Tech Refer...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Instagram, Support, Trends, Social Media, Online Harassment, Terms Of Service, Instagram Instagram, Steven John, Tech Insider, Thomas Trutschel Photothek, Instagram Help Center, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


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


Change This Ad Setting to Stop T-Mobile's Data Tracking

Today’s offender in the world of mobile carriers is T-Mobile. The “Uncarrier” isn’t dropping a new pink-colored mobile plan—it’s a bit more troubling than that. At least, if you care about T-Mobile’s data-collection practices, and who it shares that data with. (You should care about that very much.)Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Telecommunications, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Lifehacks, Wall Street Journal, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Internet Privacy, T Mobile US, Aaron Mackey, Drew Fitzgerald, Telecommunications Companies, Economy Of The United States, 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


TikTok to Pay $92 Million Settlement in Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Privacy Violations

TikTok has agreed to fork over $92 million to settle a class-action complaint regarding alleged privacy violations, including claims that the app and its predecessor, Musical.ly, collected personal data without users’ consent for tracking and ad targeting purposes. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, Software, Gizmodo, Terms Of Service, John Lee, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Video Software, Bytedance, Musically, Tiktok, US TikTok, Application Software




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




Utah Lawmakers Want to Make Catfishing Illegal

House lawmakers in Utah are weighing a package of bills aimed at strengthening privacy protections and protecting citizens when they’re online. One piece of legislation that’s up for consideration would make catfishing a criminal offense in some cases.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Articles, Social Issues, House, Anonymity, Data Security, Digital Rights, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Karianne Lisonbee, Information Privacy, Dataveillance, Technology_internet


I'm a lawyer who sued Alex Jones on behalf of the Sandy Hook families, leading to his deplatforming. The social media ban of Trump is troubling.

President Trump is seen at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images Trump's ban from social media has troubling parallels with Alex Jones' ban in 2018. Public vulnerability to disinformation remains poorly understood, and our attempts to address the problem have been largely counterproductive. Before taking action, Congress should convene a panel to study solutions to disinformation which are compatible with a free and democratized internet. Mark D. Bankston i...
Tags: Twitter, Congress, White House, Germany, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Vanity Fair, Sandy Hook, Jones, Louise Mensch, Terms Of Service, Trump, Alex Jones, Brooke Binkowski


Banning Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and President Donald Trump, right. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, January 8, Twitter moved to indefinitely suspend Trump from the platform — a move that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "sets a precedent I feel is dangerous," in a series of tweets. The ban came after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. During the attack, President Trump tweeted a video of support t...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Instagram, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Larry Ellison, Freedom Of Speech, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Terms Of Service, Trump, Capitol, Twitter Twitter


Data privacy startup eXate raises £2.3M Seed led by Outward VC

Accessing and sharing data is a complicated issue for large businesses, and doing this in a secure, compliant way is a problem for many. eXate, a London-based data software firm is attacking this problem and has now raised a £2.3 million seed round led by Outward VC, with additional backing from ING Ventures and Triple Point Ventures. eXate is competing with those that tend to do more specific types of data privacy such as Hazy, Privitar, and Very Good Security. By contrast, eXate says it aggre...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Privacy, Law, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Social Issues, Hsbc, Terms Of Service, ING, ING Ventures, Triple Point Ventures, Peter Lancos, Sonal Rattan


SpaceX wants to impose its 'own legal regime' on Mars for human settlements. A space law expert says that's dubious, but Earth should take it seriously anyway.

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship rocket system lifting off from a Mars city and heading back to Earth. SpaceX/YouTube Elon Musk wants to build a settlement on Mars using Starship, a new fully reusable rocket system that SpaceX is developing to carry 100 people per flight. SpaceX's general counsel recently said he's drafting "a constitution for Mars" and that the company may impose its "own legal regime" on the red planet. SpaceX apparently wants Mars to be "a free planet" where "no...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Law, China, Russia, US, Trends, Earth, Taiwan, United States, United Nations, Reddit, Mars


The short, strange life of Quibi

“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.” With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service. Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly a...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Hp, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ridley Scott, Belize, Streaming Media, Terms Of Service, Sam Raimi


Stolen Fortnite accounts are being sold on the black market for hundreds of dollars

Epic Games booth for the game Fortnite is shown at E3, the annual video games expo revealing the latest in gaming software and hardware in Los Angeles Reuters Thousands of Fortnite accounts are getting sold daily in a market for stolen video game accounts that generates $1 billion annually, according to security researchers. Hackers take advantage of tools that allow them to see if login credentials from past data breaches allow them access to Fortnite accounts.These accounts on average sel...
Tags: News, Video Games, Trends, Nintendo, Terms Of Service, Bloomberg News, Black Market, Tech Insider, Fortnite, Cyber Threats, Vinny Troia, Los Angeles Reuters, Evan Sully


Facebook trails expanding portability tools ahead of FTC hearing

Facebook is considering expanding the types of data its users are able to port directly to alternative platforms. In  ahead of an FTC hearing on the topic next month, Facebook says it intends to expand the scope of its data portability offerings “in the coming months”. It also offers some “possible examples” of how it could build on the photo portability tool it began rolling out last year — suggesting it could in future allow users to transfer media they’ve produced or shared on Facebook to...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Congress, California, Tech, Eu, European Union, Policy, United States, Digital Media, European Commission, Data Protection


Google Beats Song Lyric Scraping Lawsuit

Genius Media Group was pretty clever when it used digital watermarks to show that Google had been copying its huge collection of song lyrics. One of those watermarks spelled "redhanded" in Morse code. That Google was caught lifting another site's song lyrics made international news -- and even merited a mention during Congress' Big Tech hearing late last month. But was Google's scraping illegal? On Monday, a New York federal judge dismissed claims by Genius. From a report: Genius doesn't own cop...
Tags: Google, New York, Tech, Genius, Terms Of Service, U S District Court, Morse, Brodie, Margo Brodie, Congress Big Tech, Genius Media Group


Twitter is officially banning QAnon from trending topics

We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension — something we’ve seen more of in recent weeks. — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 22, 2020 These actions will be rolled out comprehensively this week. We will continue to review this activity across our service and update our rules and enforcement approach ag...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Censorship, Conspiracy Theories, Terms Of Service, QAnon, De-platforming, Mike MacKenzie Flickr CC


Data brokers track everywhere you go, but their days may be numbered

Everywhere you go, you are being followed. Not by some creep in a raincoat, but by the advertisers wanting to sell you things. The more advertisers know about you — where you go, which shops you visit, and what purchases you make — the more they can profile you, understand your tastes, your hobbies and interests, and use that information to target you with ads. You can thank the phone in your pocket — the apps on it, to be more accurate — that invisibly spits out gobs of data about you as you go...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Europe, Privacy, Congress, California, Washington, Marketing, Articles, Tech, Information, Smartphone, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Online Advertising, Terms Of Service


Silicon Valley tore up the playbook for dealing with Washington DC. Now Facebook, Twitter and Google are bracing for turbulence.

Twitter's move to label certain tweets from President Trump has triggered a reckoning for social media platforms, which have generally spent the last few years placating politicians. Snapchat followed suit, removing Trump from its Discover page, and Facebook is now weighing future changes. As the November election gets closer, platforms are being forced to decide what risks they're willing to take politically. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley's social media g...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Fcc, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Fbi, Washington Dc


Social media platforms must protect democracy, even from the president

Margaret Sessa-Hawkins Contributor Share on Twitter Margaret Sessa-Hawkins is a MapLight contributor and journalist who focuses on the influence of deceptive online political messaging. Ann M. Ravel Contributor Share on Twitter Ann M. Ravel is the Digital Deception Project Director at MapLight and previously served as chair of the Federal Electio...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Column, Twitter, Opinion, US, Tech, United States, Digital Media, President, Miami, Michigan, Nevada, Republican Party, ANN


What Happened To MrGunsnGear’s FaceBook Page? ~ VIDEOS

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- So If you’re the All-Knowing All-Powerful Grand Poobah Chief Executive Officer of a World Swallowing Social Media Empire, worried that the world just isn’t bending to your whims quite fast enough! Wouldn’t you just make up new random Terms Of Service every day to get rid of those who dare offer an opposing opinion to yours? Right, of course you would and that’s exactly what’s happening everyday at Facebook and Youtube and other platforms of a similar ilk. After all, ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Nigeria, US, America, West Africa, World Health Organization, Susan Wojcicki, North Carolina, Terms Of Service, Mike, London England, Guyana South America, Hank, Gun Rights News


What Happened To MrGunsnGear’s FaceBook Page?

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- So If you’re the All-Knowing All-Powerful Grand Poobah Chief Executive Officer of a World Swallowing Social Media Empire, worried that the world just isn’t bending to your whims quite fast enough! Wouldn’t you just make up new random Terms Of Service every day to get rid of those who dare offer any opposing opinion to yours? Right, of course you would and that’s exactly what’s happening everyday at Facebook and Youtube and other platforms of a similar ilk. After all,...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Nigeria, America, West Africa, World Health Organization, Susan Wojcicki, North Carolina, Terms Of Service, Mike, London England, Guyana South America, Hank, Gun Rights News, AmmoLand News


Rethinking Linking II: Some New Thoughts On Embedded Copyrighted Images & Social Media

Read -- and regularly revisit -- the Terms of Service.
Tags: Instagram, Law, Social Media, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Terms Of Service, Tom Kulik