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European authorities to investigate Twitter over GDPR non-compliance

The GDPR is beginning to bare its teeth. Irish authorities are investigating Twitter for not complying with a user request covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to Fortune. A researcher asked Twitter to provide him with more information about the data it collects when users click an auto-shortened link in a tweet....CONTINUE READING
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Google says it won’t identify women who reported sexual misconduct on ‘Sh*tty Media Men’ list

Finally, something good. Google says it doesn’t plan to comply with a proposed subpoena that would ask the tech giant to hand over names, email addresses, and IP addresses of women who anonymously contributed to a Google Docs spreadsheet highlighting men in the media industry accused of sexual misconduct and other inappropriate professional behavior.  The...CONTINUE READING
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DuckDuckGo, the pro-privacy search engine, hits 30 million daily searches

In an age where it seems nearly every major internet service is looking to hawk your personal data, one pro-privacy search engine is experiencing massive growth. DuckDuckGo, which bills itself as “the search engine that doesn’t track you,” has just hit 30 million daily searches. According to the company, this is a new daily record...CONTINUE READING
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Gmail’s third-party app policy: Security experts explain the risks

The terms of service we hurriedly agreed to keep coming back to haunt us. Last Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google confirmed previous reports about the far-reaching access third-party apps can have to Gmail users’ accounts and personal emails. When you download an app, it might request access to your Gmail account. But...CONTINUE READING
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Why experts are freaking out over the new way Google Chrome sign-in works

The internet has erupted over Google’s latest Chrome release — and not in a good way. With an updated user interface, enhanced password manager, and a slew of other updates, you would assume the latest version of Google’s popular web browser, Chrome 69, would be eliciting some pretty good responses. But security experts just shined...CONTINUE READING
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Your Android phone pings Google a lot more then you might think

Your Android smartphone is collecting a lot of data on you.  Specifically, almost 10 times more than Apple’s iOS, claims a study by Vanderbilt University professor Douglas C. Schmidt. The report, published August 15, isn’t a great look for the company, which was recently shown to be gathering location data on its users even after...CONTINUE READING
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Apple calmly tells Congress iPhones aren’t spying on users

There’s more evidence debunking the conspiracy theory that your iPhone is secretly listening to you. On Tuesday, Apple responded to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s requests for information on the data Apple products collect on customers. The letter mostly focused on location sharing as well as the inflammatory question of whether iPhones are listening...CONTINUE READING
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