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The White Area’s social media ‘bias’ survey has a horrible privateness coverage

Donald Trump wants you to know that he totally understands your online struggle.  The 45th President of the United States is famous for complaining about the perceived censoring of conservatives on social media, and, in an effort to ride that wave of self-victimization toward a larger database of potential Trump voters, has launched a survey...CONTINUE READING

Fb co-founder Chris Hughes needs to get a divorce Fb. This is why.

“It is time to break up Facebook.” That’s not from a privacy activist or politician. It was written by Chris Hughes, who co-founded Facebook with his Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg in the early 2000s. In a very lengthy op-ed for the New York Times published on Thursday, Hughes officially joined the growing calls to break...CONTINUE READING

Google’s new cookie gear will give protection to privateness — and make sure its dominance

Google just gave itself a win-win with new advertising privacy controls that will affect developers — and, eventually, users and advertisers. The features, announced at Google’s annual I/O developer conference, will give users more easy-to-access information and power over which cookies websites have installed on their browsers, crucially distinguishing between cookies that actually help you...CONTINUE READING

Debatable iPhone hacking corporate indicators care for ICE

A company that makes a controversial device that can hack into locked iPhones has just nabbed its biggest client yet: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  ICE has just signed a new $820,000 deal with Grayshift, the maker of a hacking tool known as GrayKey, according to Forbes. The Atlanta-based firm, cofounded by a former Apple...CONTINUE READING

Maximum Airbnb visitors concern about hidden cameras

Ever worry about hidden cameras secretly filming your every move when staying in an Airbnb? You’re not alone. (And you may not be wrong.) In an IPX1031 survey of 2,000 Americans who have stayed in an Airbnb, conducted from April 2 to 7, 58 percent said they worry about hidden cameras. Their concerns aren’t unfounded....CONTINUE READING

FTC cut up on punishing Mark Zuckerberg in agreement with Fb

Federal regulators are split on whether to hold Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for data privacy issues at the social network. According to the New York Times, the Federal Trade Commission’s negotiations with the social network are coming to a close yet the agency’s five commissioners are still unable to agree on...CONTINUE READING

Peter Thiel’s Palantir helped ICE separate households

The tech world’s vampire-in-chief has reportedly been helping ICE deport families.  A new document unearthed by a coalition of immigrant rights foundations shows that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents used software provided by Peter Thiel’s big data company, Palantir, to identify and prosecute the U.S. family members of migrant children found crossing the borderFirst...CONTINUE READING

Fb concurs to higher federal oversight on privateness: document

Facebook is open to increased oversight from the U.S. government as part of a settlement over its privacy practices. According to the Washington Post, the social networking company would be required to submit new products and services to the Federal Trade Commission for review.  SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg’s cringey laugh was a slap in the...CONTINUE READING

Mark Zuckerberg may just turn out to be Fb’s ‘designated compliance officer’

Facebook may be facing more than just a $3 to $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission. According to a report in Politico, the FTC may require Facebook to create a privacy oversight committee as well as appoint a “federally approved privacy official” at the company. The committee would be “independent” but could consist...CONTINUE READING
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