Here's The Shocking Reality Of Completely Blocking Google From Your Life

Here's The Shocking Reality Of Completely Blocking Google From Your Life

Hill discovered that after only a few hours into her experiment, her various devices had tried to ping Google servers more than 15,000 times. Apparently that number paled in comparison to her "block Amazon challenge" which revealed 293,000 attempted pings to Amazon servers in one short week.

The most (un)realistic story about privacy

The most (un)realistic story about privacy

But after a while, this whole privacy and data related things started to seem a little bit boring to Mr. X.

The US Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

The US Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

It’s not looking at any other cyber data that’s available” — perhaps 20 percent of the available digital information on a person, Nehmer said at a November briefing put on by company, C3, a California-based technology company serving as a partner on the pilot.

AI-based predictive policing systems widely used in US and UK, despite concerns about privacy, and flaws in the approach

AI-based predictive policing systems widely used in US and UK, despite concerns about privacy, and flaws in the approach

For example, Motherboard found that numerous US police forces in cities and municipalities that are home to over 1 million people use a system from a company called PredPol. According to the home page, “PredPol uses a machine-learning algorithm to calculate predictions.

I’m 14, and I quit social media after discovering what was posted about me

I’m 14, and I quit social media after discovering what was posted about me

Teens get a lot of warnings that we aren’t mature enough to understand that everything we post online is permanent, but parents should also reflect about their use of social media and how it could potentially impact their children’s lives as we become young adults.

Federal agency looking at fitness trackers for public sector workers

Federal agency looking at fitness trackers for public sector workers

"Interactive insurance policies give consumers the opportunity to receive discounts on premiums for sharing health-related information through wearable tracking devices," says the memo.

The 5 Dumbest Data Breaches in History and What You Should Learn from Them

The 5 Dumbest Data Breaches in History and What You Should Learn from Them

A small group of good guys, known as “the Robin Hood group,” devised a plan to hack into the DAO, drain its remaining currency and return the funds back to its rightful owners.

7 things to do on Clean Out Your Computer Day 2019

7 things to do on Clean Out Your Computer Day 2019

It’s best to clean out manually so you don’t accidentally delete something important. And if you feel like you’re getting too much advertising emails from companies — don’t forget to unsubscribe.

How to Delete Your Data From 23andMe, Ancestry, and Other Sites

How to Delete Your Data From 23andMe, Ancestry, and Other Sites

Current laws like the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibit employers or health insurance companies from discriminating against a person based on their genes, though that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen.

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything

“Your smart home pings Google at the same time every hour in order to determine whether or not it’s connected to the internet.” I’m apprehensive about entirely blocking Google from my life because of how dependent I am on its products; the company has basically taken up residence in my brain somewhere near the hippocampus.

Practical Privacy: A Guide for Everyone

Practical Privacy: A Guide for Everyone

Sometimes that convenience tradeoff is minor, like opening a different app on your phone or seeing slightly less personalized search results.

We need to own our data as a human right—and be compensated for it

We need to own our data as a human right—and be compensated for it

They will become the most valuable companies in the world by providing beneficial new uses of data and AI for people, based on a combination of trust, services that improve one’s life and the involvement of communities.

Thank You Google!! For Sharing my data

Thank You Google!! For Sharing my data

We depend on most of things from our personal to professional life on Google and it’s app. The usage and intervention of Google apps are so high in our life that we don’t even think for a second before sharing our Personal and sensitive data with Google.

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

And it seems to me, that’s where we’re at today.” Uhhhhhhh….Fmr FBI Assistant Director just said “When I first got into the FBI one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep” progressives out of government pic.twitter.com/l1KqQMO914 — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)

I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.

I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.

Keeping myself from walking into a Whole Foods is easy enough, but I also want to stop using any of Amazon’s digital services, from Amazon.com (and its damn app) to any other websites or apps that use AWS to host their content.

Declutter Your Data 2019

Declutter Your Data 2019

Day 5 – Change Your Passwords on Remaining Accounts After you have reduced or simplified your list of online accounts, you now have an inventory of the websites and companies that constitute your digital identity.

Philips unveils pair of premium monitors with Windows Hello and USB-C docking

Philips unveils pair of premium monitors with Windows Hello and USB-C docking

"The Philips Brilliance 49-inch SuperWide Curved LCD Display offers the ultimate in picture quality, screen format and user functionality. The company also says, "The Philips 329P9H 32-inch 4K LCD monitor delivers ultra-clarity, outstanding color and brilliant performance -- designed for the way you work to maximize productivity.

My Befuddling Dinner With Facebook Empress Sheryl Sandberg

My Befuddling Dinner With Facebook Empress Sheryl Sandberg

When you’re making money hand over fist, and your company seems to be on the right side of history, it’s natural to think you’re a very moral and whole person, who has made some lovely decisions, and who has a lot to teach other women about work and families.

It’s Holiday Gift Time — Does Your Shiny New Gadget Come With Privacy Pitfalls?

It’s Holiday Gift Time — Does Your Shiny New Gadget Come With Privacy Pitfalls?

We like technology at the ACLU — but we also want everyone to have their eyes wide open when it comes to the privacy risks that can accompany the latest electronic gear, from smartwatches to internet-connected home appliances.

Privacy...LOL

Privacy...LOL

Facebook, Google, and other tracking companies like ComScore function as mechanical private eyes that collect everyone’s data all the time. What you provide to Facebook, Google, Amazon, Mastercard, or any other large company is only one facet of the data that comes to be collected and used to profile you.

You’re not quitting Facebook if you still use Instagram and WhatsApp

You’re not quitting Facebook if you still use Instagram and WhatsApp

Here’s our guide for deleting Facebook but making sure you keep all the photos you’ve added to it over the years. If you want to save anything you’ve sent or received on WhatsApp before you delete, there’s a “Request Account Info” button above the “Delete My Account” button.

What DNA testing kit companies are really doing with your data – Computer Security Articles

What DNA testing kit companies are really doing with your data – Computer Security Articles

Thinking back to her sign-up experience, Sarah suddenly worried about the massive amount of personally identifiable information she already handed over to the company.

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

It finds that for under $50, criminals can sell a person's complete digital life on the dark web, including data from breached social media accounts; banking details; remote access to servers or desktops; data from popular services like Uber, Netflix, and Spotify; and accounts for gaming websites, dating apps and porn websites, which might include credit card information.

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.

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Even your Gmail account isn’t as private as you thought: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection,” states Google’s policy.

Privacy for Tigers

Privacy for Tigers

The issues sprawl across many of the technical and policy areas of classical security and privacy. Our work is targeted at wildlife aggregation sites that enable conservationists, scientists, and citizens to upload large numbers of images and other observations, which are then analysed to discover facts about endangered species.

The USMCA, international trade and your digital rights

The USMCA, international trade and your digital rights

The USMCA contains a number of positive provisions that recognize the realities of e-commerce and take steps to ensure that member countries limit barriers to digital trade. Trade agreements like the USMCA also limit the ability of member countries to make their own policies and strategies for the emerging digital world.

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

Last week, life insurance company John Hancock Financial announced that it would only sell so-called interactive policies that allow customers to share fitness data in exchange for discounts.

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Angela Rayner became the latest in a long line of politicians to suggest that anonymous social media accounts should be banned in an attempt on Sunday to crack down on abusive and threatening behaviour online.

Why your online privacy matters

Why your online privacy matters

What Is Privacy? Privacy is closing your bedroom curtains when getting ready for bed. Privacy is visiting with your doctor behind closed doors. Mostly because people don’t really understand what digital privacy entails.

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