Using Disposable Services

Using Disposable Services

These services come in the form of disposable mailboxes and phone numbers. Don’t use these for anything personal as multiple people will be able to see it.

D.E.A. Secretly Collected Bulk Records of Money-Counter Purchases

D.E.A. Secretly Collected Bulk Records of Money-Counter Purchases

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration secretly collected data in bulk about Americans’ purchases of money-counting machines — and took steps to hide the effort from defendants and courts — before quietly shuttering the program in 2013 amid the uproar over the disclosures by the National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, an inspector general report found.

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

The EU argues that up until now, online platforms such as YouTube and Google News have been making huge sums of money by hosting or directing people to creative content – but haven’t been funnelling much of that cash back to the people who the content in the first place.

Ad scams on Android are draining your battery and making scammers rich

Ad scams on Android are draining your battery and making scammers rich

In light of all of the technologies and services offered by Google — from its popular search engine to Android — it’s somewhat easy to forget that the vast majority of the company’s revenue — which is in excess of $100 billion annually — comes from advertising.

Search The Thousands Of Disaster Buyouts FEMA Didn't Want You To See

Search The Thousands Of Disaster Buyouts FEMA Didn't Want You To See

Investigations How Federal Disaster Money Favors The Rich NPR analyzed records from a Federal Emergency Management Agency database of more than 40,000 property acquisitions, or "buyouts," funded by the agency from 1989 through 2017.

Robocalls about your bills can pour in every day, all day

Robocalls about your bills can pour in every day, all day

In an effort to end the calls, Hanson agreed at one point to make a onetime payment of $50 to Discover, though she had less than $200 in her bank account.

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

In “ A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking ,” a 3,200-word essay that Zuckerberg posted to Facebook on March 6, he says he wants to “build a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy first.” In apparent surprise, he writes: “People increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room.” Sign up for The Download Your daily dose of what's up in emerging technology Zuckerberg’s essay is a power grab disguised as an act of contrition.

Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Klobuchar said she didn’t want to inhibit innovation, and she suggested that the rule might only apply to “larger platforms, not startups.” In Europe last year, regulators proposed a tax on any company making money from advertising or selling user data within a country, regardless of whether they have a brick-and-mortar presence.

Monetary Institutionalism Against the State

Monetary Institutionalism Against the State

Social relations were a significant element of these monetary systems, making institutional characteristics the lynchpin of credit and money. The institutional approach allows us to understand these systems as fluid reactions against financialisation and commodification and in favour of restoring the social relations of credit and money.

Privacy groups accuse Facebook of deceiving children into spending parents' money

Privacy groups accuse Facebook of deceiving children into spending parents' money

A coalition of child and privacy advocates filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Thursday after court documents that were unsealed last month revealed employees were aware that young children were playing games on the Facebook app and that the company was making it harder for their parents to obtain refunds.

How Does Facebook Work?

How Does Facebook Work?

For example, if you use Facebook to connect to popular book review site Goodreads, Facebook will then know which books you read and reviewed, and can then serve you ads for books by the same author or in the same genre.

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.

How Target Snooped on Shoppers, Changed Prices Based on Location

How Target Snooped on Shoppers, Changed Prices Based on Location

It reads, in part, “We’ve made a number of changes within our app to make it easier to understand pricing and our price match policy.” In essence, the firm has added language to its app that makes clear a price is valid in a store or online — see the screenshot below, provided by Target.

The questions the new company vying for border dominance in the US needs to answer

The questions the new company vying for border dominance in the US needs to answer

There are some basic questions that Anduril should provide clarity to: Concerns CBP has in recent years been the subject of repeated scandals about the treatment of immigrants, including the deaths of immigrant children in custody, as well as abuse of power.

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land $150 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land $150 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Advertisement The apparently impending Reddit-Tencent marriage is complicated by the fact that Reddit, one of the most popular websites on the internet, is regularly—and is currently—blocked in China as part of the world’s most notorious and sophisticated censorship regime , the Great Firewall of China.

'F*ck ethics. Money is everything': Facebook employees react to scandal on gossip app

'F*ck ethics. Money is everything': Facebook employees react to scandal on gossip app

Following a blockbuster Jan. 29 report from TechCrunch detailing how Facebook paid teens to spy on their smartphones, and the subsequent backlash from Apple, employees of the social media giant have taken to the anonymous workplace discussion app Blind to vent.

Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach

Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach

Those numbers handily beat Wall Street’s expectations of $16.39 billion in revenue and $2.18 GAAP earnings per share, plus 2.32 billion monthly and 1.51 billion daily active users.

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

A couple of months earlier, she had launched a project to help Facebook reduce chargebacks from the credit card companies, who were forcing the social media giant to return money spent by children on games after hearing from outraged parents who said they were duped.

China reportedly made an app to show people if they're standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive 'social credit' policy

China reportedly made an app to show people if they're standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive 'social credit' policy

The app, named the "map of deadbeat debtors," rolled out to people in Hebei, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported .

12 Best Quicken Alternatives for 2019 (Some of Them are FREE!)

12 Best Quicken Alternatives for 2019 (Some of Them are FREE!)

This program also offers a powerful investment management tool. With all these money tools being offered for free, you might be wondering how Personal Capital actually makes money. In my opinion, Personal Capital offers the best free money management software on the market.

Privacy Inequality: The Most Brutal Form of Inequality You’ve Ever Imagined

Privacy Inequality: The Most Brutal Form of Inequality You’ve Ever Imagined

But the one that’s coming will intensify this situation in every way, dehumanizing the people who won’t be able to afford to pay for privacy. 3. Dehumanizing people: The Protected and The Predictable What’s happening now isn’t just that data increases its value over time.

End of the Free World

End of the Free World

He heralded a “zero marginal cost society.” Under the new regime, the price of every incremental good and service, from search to software, from news to energy, will plunge toward “free” as every device and entity in the world is subsumed in an Internet of Things, where exponential network effects yield a new economy of leisure and abundance.

Bitcoin Banks Are Coming. Wave Goodbye to Your Privacy

Bitcoin Banks Are Coming. Wave Goodbye to Your Privacy

Bitcoin banking: trends so far Here are just a few of the reasons for this prediction: Fidelity (one of the biggest asset management companies on the planet) is launching a crypto custody service .

DuckDuckGo Raised $10M As Google Faces Privacy Concerns

DuckDuckGo Raised $10M As Google Faces Privacy Concerns

Follow Crunchbase News on One of the only private search alternatives to Google, the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo quietly raised $10 million from OMERS Ventures last week, a Canadian pension fund that has invested in a number of startups.

Humble Book Bundle: Hacking for the Holidays by No Starch Press (pay what you want and help charity)

Humble Book Bundle: Hacking for the Holidays by No Starch Press (pay what you want and help charity)

Here at Humble Bundle, you choose the price and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle! These books are available in PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats, meaning you can read them anywhere at any time.

Facebook has 5 ‘core values.’ Guess where ‘protect users’ ranks

Facebook has 5 ‘core values.’ Guess where ‘protect users’ ranks

The disappointing details, reported by The New York Times, call to mind the sage observation of poet Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” In every company there is some gap between professed core values and the lived values that actually guide decisions and actions.

Blockchain, Explained with Christmas Gifts

Blockchain, Explained with Christmas Gifts

It’s permissionless – You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to make the exchange (like a bank or another company). Blockchain is really just trying to make any exchange in the world as simple as giving a gift to someone in the same room – without all the middlemen.

Confirmed: Duck.com Transfers to DuckDuckGo

Confirmed: Duck.com Transfers to DuckDuckGo

Microsoft didn't do so out of altruistic impulse; they did so to decrease the odds they'd be the target of anti-trust legislation. I'm sure the c-suite at Google is very aware of that history lesson, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more likely anti-trust target than Google.

New Android Malware Can Steal Money From PayPal

New Android Malware Can Steal Money From PayPal

According to We Live Security, the malware, which is hiding as a battery optimization tool distributed via third-party app stores, “combines the capabilities of a remotely controlled banking Trojan with a novel misuse of Android Accessibility services to target users of the official PayPal app.”

Unprecedented: The US Government Just Publicly Identified and Blacklisted Two Bitcoin Addresses

Unprecedented: The US Government Just Publicly Identified and Blacklisted Two Bitcoin Addresses

Although Ghorbaniyan and Khorashadizadeh are not suspected of orchestrating the attacks, they are accused of processing 7,000 bitcoin transactions linked to the scam and converting the money to Iranian rial. It will publicly de-anonymize crypto addresses and prohibit transactions if it suspects illegal activity.

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