The revolutionary roots of surveillance capitalism are planted in this unwritten political doctrine of surveillance exceptionalism, bypassing democratic oversight, and essentially granting the new internet companies a license to steal human experience and render it as proprietary data.
Ever since a 1996 ruling upholding this notion, companies have tested the limits of so-called shrink-wrap agreements through increasingly creative means, like hiding terms of service behind layers of hyperlinks, burying them in small print, forcing users to agree before they can get access to a previously downloaded app or making the terms binding when a customer simply opens a webpage.
In a memo sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and obtained by The New York Times, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted that it buys location data from brokers — and that the data isn’t separated by whether a person lives in the US or outside of it.
On Signal, a Florida-based militia group said on Monday that it was organizing its chats in small, city-by-city groups limited to a few dozen people each, according to messages seen by The New York Times.
Back in September, multiple non-white exam-takers told the New York Times that the software couldn’t identify them due to “poor lighting” — a problem that Teninbaum, who has light skin, wasn’t able to replicate.
For the second consecutive day, Facebook is running a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post that claims Apple's tracking change will harm not only small businesses, but the internet as a whole.
The reports, which were reviewed by The New York Times in advance of their release, say that the hackers have successfully infiltrated what were thought to be secure mobile phones and computers belonging to the targets, overcoming obstacles created by encrypted applications such as Telegram and, according to Miaan, even gaining access to information on WhatsApp. Both are popular messaging tools in Iran.
Clearview AI has been in the spotlight since a January investigation from The New York Times showed that its facial recognition technology was in widespread use among law enforcement agencies and private companies.
The Trump administration is now ordering hospitals to send coronavirus patient data to a database in Washington, DC as part of a new initiative that may bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a report from The New York Times published on Tuesday.
As first reported by The New York Times on Friday, Amazon asked employees to remove TikTok from their mobile devices, citing security risks.“Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email,” the company said in the initial email to employees on Friday morning.
The New York Times will no longer use 3rd-party data to target ads come 2021, executives tell Axios, and it is building out a proprietary first-party data platform.Beginning in July, The Times will begin to offer clients 45 new proprietary first-party audience segments to target ads.
Clearview was unknown to the general public until this January, when The New York Times reported that the secretive start-up had developed a breakthrough facial recognition system that was in use by hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
The risk assessment algorithm is supposed to provide a recommendation to ICE officers who are then meant to make the final decision, but the agency’s New York Field Office diverged from the algorithm’s ruling less than 1 percent of the time since 2017.
As the New York Times article explained, these phenomena had a common cause: women’s abusers were controlling Internet-connected devices in homes, using everyday apps on their smartphones.
Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.The app was previously pulled from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store in December, shortly before The New York Times published a report about it.
First came a front-page investigation in The New York Times , revealing Clearview has been working with law enforcement agencies to match photos of unknown faces to people's online images.
In a nutshell, the New York Times published an article on Ton-That (and others’ as you will see) tiny company Clearview AI on January 18, 2020 that revealed, among many other serious things, that the company claims to have quietly scraped Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites to assemble a database of 3 billion faces.
Since the New York Times Clearview story was published, there has been some discussion online about using the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—a notoriously vague pre-Internet law intended to punish those who break into private computer systems—to go after scraping of publicly available websites.
The order was issued Friday to county prosecutors, concerning a New York-based company called Clearview AI.“Like many people, I was troubled,” state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said about the company’s techniques, which were first reported by The New York Times.
A secretive facial recognition software used by hundreds of police forces is raising concerns after a New York Times investigation said it could "end privacy as we know it.".
Of this, it's reported that nine were requests for advertising, while more than ninety tried to send data off to "analytics" sites.Late last year, the New York Times ran its own analytics - on a leak of mobile location data - de-anonymising it, then identifying government officials.
The investigation was coordinated by the New York Times Privacy Project and used a leak from a location data company, one of many unknown businesses from an under-reported industry dedicated to using electronic data to track every single one of us everywhere we go.
A story in the New York Times means we don’t have to guess, because China is already doing it: Chinese scientists are trying to find a way to use a DNA sample to create an image of a person’s face.
The news: Chinese researchers are using blood taken from Uighurs to try to work out how to use a DNA sample to re-create an image of a person’s face, according to an investigation by the New York Times.
Google apps and the Play store might soon be returning to Huawei devices, according to a report from the New York Times.An executive order signed by US president (ugh) Donald Trump in May banned US companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment from foreign companies, including Huawei, deemed a national security risk.
Law enforcement authorities in New York are joining a nationwide trend to push Google to share phone data on anyone using its location tracking services near the time and scene of a crime.
According to The New York Times, selling location data generates billions of dollars per year for telecommunication firms and mobile app companies. It's not guaranteed to pass, but the New York City bill could be the first in a trend of cities establishing their own location data rules.
That, as The New York Times’ Mike Isaac points out, is the real story here: the United States government spent months coming up with a punishment for Facebook’s long list of privacy-related bad behavior, and the best it could do was so weak that Facebook’s stock price went up.