Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Sneek's user base has rapidly expanded in recent weeks as companies transition en masse to work-from home — signups have increased tenfold in in the past few weeks, cofounder Del Currie told Business Insider.

Facial recognition technology is getting out of control

Facial recognition technology is getting out of control

Business Insider Clearview AI, a facial recognition technology company, has been using social media images to help law enforcement agencies.Lawmakers should take steps to ensure that police and other government officials can't use facial recognition technology to identify law abiding residents and citizens.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari were each ranked in the second-lowest privacy tier, while Microsoft Edge and Yandex were ranked as „least private.“ „For users of Edge and Yandex … my advice would be to change browser,“ the study’s author told Business Insider.

In an unprecedented move, Twitter gave a state university access to a student’s parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school

In an unprecedented move, Twitter gave a state university access to a student’s parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school

Kelly told Business Insider he has been in contact with the school about the parody account, including the administrator whose email appeared to be given access to it.

I documented every surveillance camera on my way to work in New York City, and it revealed a dystopian reality

I documented every surveillance camera on my way to work in New York City, and it revealed a dystopian reality

I documented all of the cameras on a daily commute from Brooklyn to Business Insider's headquarters in downtown Manhattan.By 2022, the total number of cameras in the world could reach 45 billion.By 2022, the total number of cameras in the world could reach 45 billion.

Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them

Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them

The app, which was developed by Facebook employees between 2015 and 2016 and tested internally, relied on information from the social network's vast collection of user-uploaded photos and facial-recognition data to identify people in real life within seconds, sources told Business Insider.

Phone numbers for as many as 220 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

Phone numbers for as many as 220 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

The issue, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday, stemmed from a feature, which has since been shut down, that allowed users to search for friends by their phone numbers.

Apple Gave Uber Access to a Secret Feature that Could Allow it to Record Your Screen

Apple Gave Uber Access to a Secret Feature that Could Allow it to Record Your Screen

It’s called an “entitlement,” and nearly all iPhone apps have some version of one—it’s the feature that enables things like your camera and Apple Pay. But Business Insider notes that there are some sensitive entitlements that are only for use by Apple—and one of these appeared in the code for Uber’s app.

Instagram ad partner secretly sucked up and tracked millions of users’ locations and stories

Instagram ad partner secretly sucked up and tracked millions of users’ locations and stories

Hyp3r, an apparently trusted marketing partner of and Instagram, has been secretly collecting and storing location and other data on millions of users, against the policies of the social networks, Business Insider reported today.

Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app

Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app

Earlier this year, a TechCrunch investigation found both Facebook and Google were abusing their Apple-issued enterprise developer certificates, designed to only allow employees to run iPhone and iPad apps used only inside the company.

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push

The documents, which are marked “highly confidential” and have been seen by Business Insider Australia, also suggest Bleich was critical of the Australian government and offered to amplify Facebook’s concerns with relevant policymakers.

A US police force is running suspect sketches through Amazon's facial recognition tech and it could lead to wrongful arrests

A US police force is running suspect sketches through Amazon's facial recognition tech and it could lead to wrongful arrests

Police in Washington County are running sketches of suspects through Amazon's facial recognition software, The Washington Post reports. AI experts told the Post that using a sketch could increase the likelihood of a false match, a sentiment which was echoed by Privacy International's Frederike Kaltheuner when contacted by Business Insider.

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook has partnered with The Daily Telegraph, a broadsheet British newspaper, to run a series of features about the company, Business Insider has found – including stories that defend it on hot-button issues it has been criticised over like terrorist content, online safety, cyberbullying, fake accounts, and hate speech.

The Dark Web: Here's what criminals can find out about you

The Dark Web: Here's what criminals can find out about you

1 challenge for CXOs, but only 39% have a defense strategy Why deepfakes are a real threat to elections and society 10 signs you may not be cut out for a cybersecurity job Dark Web: A cheat sheet for business professionals Dan Patterson: In this portfolio of information about you and your neighbors, give me some examples of what's in those little rows and columns inside the spreadsheet of information that we call data.

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

The Latest in Creepy Spyware The Nest home alarm system shipped with a secret microphone , which -- according to the company -- was only an accidental secret : On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider the company had made an "error." "The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," the spokesperson said.

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

This week, one passenger aboard a Singapore Airlines flight noticed a camera built into his IFE screen. "Some of our newer IFE systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera provisioned and embedded in the hardware," an airline spokesman told Business Insider.

Facebook moderators are in revolt over 'inhumane' working conditions that they say erodes their 'sense of humanity'

Facebook moderators are in revolt over 'inhumane' working conditions that they say erodes their 'sense of humanity'

These rules allegedly include being unable to leave the property during breaks; being banned from freely using their phones, even in emergencies; and restrictions being placed on when they can take "wellness" breaks; in addition to being unable to speak to family members about their work, according to an open letter from the contract workers that was shared on Facebook's internal forum Workplace and seen by Business Insider.

'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

Read: AT&T signed an ‘8-digit’ deal that isn’t good news for VMware, Cisco, or Huawei – but could be great for Google Cloud DNS turns the words you type into your browser, like businessinsider.com, in the numerical internet address that computers use to find webpages, videos or whatnot and deliver them to your device.

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Google will reportedly pay Apple $9 billion in 2018 and $12 billion in 2019 to remain as Safari’s default search engine, according to Business Insider. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi additionally revealed in 2017 that Google previously paid Apple an estimated $3 billion.