Carmakers are collecting data and cashing in – and most drivers have no clue

Carmakers are collecting data and cashing in – and most drivers have no clue

Now, carmakers are rushing to turn your car's data into a revenue stream, reselling blocks of location information and, one day, information from cars' on-board cameras and sensors could be bought by mapping companies or apps that monitor traffic conditions.

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Facebook failed to closely monitor device makers after granting them access to the personal data of hundreds of millions of people, according to a previously unreported disclosure to Congress last month.

Exclusive: This Huge Hospital System Is Offering Its 30,000 Workers Free Genetic Tests

Exclusive: This Huge Hospital System Is Offering Its 30,000 Workers Free Genetic Tests

Klasko and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Karen Knudsen, enterprise director of the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, spoke with me about initiative and its goal of promoting personalized treatment for employees—as well as what sets it apart from increasingly popular at-home DNA testing services like 23andMe.

"I'm a person, not a number" - why microchipping staff is a sinister step too far

"I'm a person, not a number" - why microchipping staff is a sinister step too far

It revealed over 50 per cent of workers think their employer is monitoring them at work – and that many feared new technology was going to make workplace monitoring even worse.

I asked an online tracking company for all of my data and here's what I found

I asked an online tracking company for all of my data and here's what I found

The fact that countless companies are tracking millions of people around the web and on their phones is disturbing enough, but what is even more disturbing about my Quantcast data is the extent to which the company relies on data brokers, credit referencing agencies, and even credit card companies in ways that are impossible for the average consumer to know about or escape.

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders.

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

Companies Using Push Notifications for Mobile App Uninstall Tracking

Companies Using Push Notifications for Mobile App Uninstall Tracking

Using uninstall tracking based on push notifications well-known companies that provide mobile apps are still able to reach out to consumers in efforts to lure them back – and potentially aim targeted advertising efforts at them – even though they have deleted the application.

Why surveillance is even worse for your privacy than you thought: three cautionary tales

Why surveillance is even worse for your privacy than you thought: three cautionary tales

If it is retained, use by criminals is not the only risk: the authorities may demand legal access in order to use that data as they wish, including against the person who caused it to be stored.

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

Earlier this week, the DEA issued a solicitation for “concealments made to house network PTZ [Pan-Tilt-Zoom] camera, cellular modem, cellular compression device,” noting that the government intended to give the contract to Obsidian Integration LLC, an Oregon company with a sizable number of federal law enforcement customers.

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Your mall is watching you

Your mall is watching you

“We never felt at ease with that because it could be used for discrimination.” The general manager of Saskatoon’s Centre Mall, David Bubnick, says via email that the aggregated information helps “identify visitor trends, which helps us determine our retail mix and offer new retailers and services to suit the community.” A Cineplex Digital Media spokesperson echoed the reassurance, adding “there is no personal identification, no pictures stored and no tracking or profiling of individuals.”

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

It’s not clear who’s responsible for stealing the Facebook data, but the BBC says one of the websites where the stolen information was posted appears to have been set up in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Browser Market share (desktop) Tracking protection Chrome 68% None Firefox 11% On by default in Private Browsing Internet Explorer 7% Off by default Safari 6% On by default Edge 4% None Opera 2% Off by default

[Money20/20] America May Soon Have a Mobile National ID, with IDEMIA’s Help

[Money20/20] America May Soon Have a Mobile National ID, with IDEMIA’s Help

With Openshaw noting that in the US, drivers’ licenses are essentially “the de facto national ID”, the two IDEMIA execs explained that IDEMIA is currently working with 38 state governments on their drivers’ license programs, and that a significant part of these efforts entails the Mobile Driver License, or MDL, concept.

Want to pause your St. Paul trash collection? You may have to prove you’ll be away

Want to pause your St. Paul trash collection? You may have to prove you’ll be away

If you get denied for a service hold for not providing their required information, you can appeal to the city by contacting us at 651-266-6101 or garbage@ci.stpaul.mn.us — St Paul Public Works (@stpaulpublicw) “The haulers handle all service holds,” St. Paul Public Works said in a tweet.

Whatsapp's 'Status' Section To Start Showing Ads, Confirms VP Chris Daniels

Whatsapp's 'Status' Section To Start Showing Ads, Confirms VP Chris Daniels

The modible messaging sevice Whatapp's Vice President Chris Daniels on Wednesday confirmed that the company is going to put advertisements in its 'Status' feature. Clearing the air on Facebook's monetisation efforts towards WhatsApp, Daniels told reporter, "We are going to be putting ads in 'Status'.

Documents shed light on how Amazon is shaping public discourse about Rekognition

Documents shed light on how Amazon is shaping public discourse about Rekognition

The official statement read in part: “the City of Orlando will continue to test Amazon Rekognition facial recognition software to determine if this technology could reliably identify specific individuals as they come within view of specific cameras.” The documents obtained by Buzzfeed provide a look behind the curtain at communications between the company and the police department, as Orlando’s test pilot was thrust into the national spotlight.

The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

Every employee—from research scientists to engineers, program managers, and executives—described a single shared goal: to respect Google users and help them understand and control their data as they generate it in real time on Google’s services.

China is exporting the Great Firewall as internet freedom declines around the world

China is exporting the Great Firewall as internet freedom declines around the world

The Freedom House report said that Beijing was taking steps to "propagate its model abroad" with large-scale trainings of foreign officials, providing censorship and surveillance technology, and pressuring international companies to comply with Chinese standards even when operating outside the country.

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

As Facebook, Google and Amazon become the internet, I’m worried that there is no opt out. Much like how I can’t opt out of Equifax yet still have to worry about the consequences of their ineptitude, we’re all stuck with these companies.

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

The report stated that the consumer data with banks who moved to Microsoft Office 365 was shared by the company with the US Intelligence Agencies.

The Facebook Dilemma

The Facebook Dilemma

On Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo has been a profitable company since 2014 without storing or sharing any personal information on people using our search engine. Google also makes most of their money via this same type of keyword-based advertising that doesn’t require any search-history tracking.

Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

In a statement, the company said: "At last week's meeting of the Waterfront Toronto's Digital Strategy Advisory Panel, it became clear that Sidewalk Labs would play a more limited role in near-term discussions about a data governance framework at Quayside.

Ledger Nano S Limited Edition Review – CryptoLauren

Ledger Nano S Limited Edition Review – CryptoLauren

This company has created software devices specially designed for the safe storage of popular cryptocurrencies. Ledger provides the most robust devices for the secure storage of your cryptocurrency. They have developed a remarkably secure structure, placing themselves at the top of the digital wallet options.

My thoughts are my password, because my brain reactions are unique

My thoughts are my password, because my brain reactions are unique

Wenyao Xu receives funding from the National Science Foundation. Zhanpeng Jin receives funding from the National Science Foundation. Feng Lin does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

“Information Fiduciaries” Must Protect Your Data Privacy

“Information Fiduciaries” Must Protect Your Data Privacy

Accordingly, several law professors have proposed adapting these venerable fiduciary rules to apply to online companies that collect personal data from their customers.

How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

Instead, the company handed him a $90 million exit package, paid in installments of about $2 million a month for four years, said two people with knowledge of the terms.

UK fines Facebook £500,000 for failing to protect users' data

UK fines Facebook £500,000 for failing to protect users' data

If the breaches had taken place under tnew GDPR legislation then the information commissioner would be able to fine Facebook a maximum of either £17m or 4% of global turnover, whichever is the higher amount.

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