Apps that Collect the Largest volume of your Personal Data

Apps that Collect the Largest volume of your Personal Data

Experts from the company "pCloud" believe that "Instagram" application transfers the largest volume of personal data of its users to third parties, more than others.

Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history

Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history

Transcript for Google plans to stop selling ads based on users' search history.Wall Street Journal reports all the new broadcasting deals could be done by next week as your tech makes a great day.

Privacy and digital ethics after the pandemic

Privacy and digital ethics after the pandemic

The NHS, in particular, gave Palantir all kinds of data about patients, employees and members of the public — from contact information to details of gender, race, work, physical and mental health conditions, political and religious affiliation, and past criminal offences10.Prominent among the many privacy challenges citizens face in the wake of the pandemic are data deals that might consolidate widespread surveillance as a requirement to access primary services and opportunities.

France rocked again by demonstrations against the new “Global Security Law”, which includes mass surveillance by police drones

France rocked again by demonstrations against the new “Global Security Law”, which includes mass surveillance by police drones

The proposed legislation would bring in wide-ranging police surveillance in France, but the main concern of demonstrators is Article 24, which is designed to penalize the “malicious” dissemination of images of French police officers: Pending legislation in France’s parliament would create a new criminal offense for publishing images of police officers with intent to cause them harm.

Half of Americans have decided not to use a product or service because of privacy concerns

Half of Americans have decided not to use a product or service because of privacy concerns

At a time when many Americans believe their personal information is less secure and are concerned with how companies and the government use their personal data, a substantial share of the public has opted out of using a product or service because of privacy concerns, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted June 3-17, 2019.

Apparently You Should Stop Using TikTok 🙁, Here’s Why…

Apparently You Should Stop Using TikTok 🙁, Here’s Why…

TikTok users around the world are sharing their location data and other behavioral information with the app, and that’s why people are concerned.Question: Why are we comfortable with American companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon collecting complex user-data, but so skeptical just because TikTok is based in China?.

What’s the Worst That Could Happen With My Phone Data? Our Journalists Answer Your Questions

What’s the Worst That Could Happen With My Phone Data? Our Journalists Answer Your Questions

We’ve heard this a lot throughout the Privacy Project — even from people we found in the data after we showed up on their doorstep!None of us really has a choice to participate in tracking or not — the system just serves up location data, usually without us noticing.

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

Because so few gag orders have been reviewed and rescinded, it isn’t possible to say whether the companies that received the most termination letters also received the most national security letters.

The future will be recorded, on your smart speaker

The future will be recorded, on your smart speaker

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Amazon’s patent application for an always-on feature for Alexa, its popular voice-activated personal assistant, has raised a lot of concern.

Schools Are Safer Than Ever, But That's Not Stopping Schools From Buying Social Media Monitoring Software

Schools Are Safer Than Ever, But That's Not Stopping Schools From Buying Social Media Monitoring Software

The Brennan Center for Justice reports schools are purchasing social media monitoring tools with increasing frequency, allowing them to track and surveil students far past the borders of the school grounds.

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Open source code for Huawei equipment would allow nations, companies, and individuals alike to verify that the code is free of malware, and that it contains no obvious security problems.

The One Word No One Is Talking About in the Disney-Fox Deal

The One Word No One Is Talking About in the Disney-Fox Deal

While Disney's acquisition lacks the dark mirror quality of Amazon's ever-expanding home networking business or Google's inescapable array of services (all of them tracking users with mindboggling granularity), there is considerable consumer data tied to the properties that just changed hands, all of it governed by the privacy policies attached to them, which also changed hands but cannot be changed without user consent.

Sundar Pichai to meet with military chief about Google-China AI work

Sundar Pichai to meet with military chief about Google-China AI work

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, on Wednesday after the military chief said the company is "indirectly benefiting the Chinese military" through its work there.

How safe are teen apps?

How safe are teen apps?

Beyond WhatsApp and Facebook, there are many other platforms used by children and teens that may be open to abuse Since 14-year-old Molly Russell killed herself in 2017, the apps and services our teenagers and children use – and their safety – have become a key concern for parents.

More popular apps are sending data to Facebook without asking

More popular apps are sending data to Facebook without asking

The concern isn't just that apps are oversharing data, but that they may be violating the EU's GDPR privacy rules by both collecting info without consent and potentially identifying users. Facebook's relevant developer kit didn't provide the option to ask for permission until after GDPR took effect.

Amazon & Instagram data leaks - Internet companies need a culture around protecting user data

Amazon & Instagram data leaks - Internet companies need a culture around protecting user data

A technical error exposed email addresses of some users in U.S & Europe. Seems likely related to this In Instagram's case, the password was leaked when users tried to download their data from Instagram because they were already concerned about their privacy.

Pew Research: Widespread Concerns in US About AI

Pew Research: Widespread Concerns in US About AI

A new survey from the Pew Research Center "Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms" found widespread concern about the fairness of automated decision making. Many of the concerns in the Pew Report are addressed in the Universal Guidelines for AI, the first human rights framework for AI.

Italy Steps Up To Defend EU Internet Users Against Copyright Filters – Who Will Be Next?

Italy Steps Up To Defend EU Internet Users Against Copyright Filters – Who Will Be Next?

Back in May 25, when member countries met to settle on their original “negotiating text”, the national governments barely agreed between themselves on whether the directive should go forward.

Google Apple Amazon Tech Companies Testify Data Privacy, Sep 26 2018

Google Apple Amazon Tech Companies Testify Data Privacy, Sep 26 2018

Executives from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Google, Twitter and Charter Communications testified on data privacy before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Executives from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Google, Twitter and Charter Communications testified on data privacy before the Senate Commerce,… read more

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

In 2015, as the first anniversary of a shooting at Florida State approached, a post expressing sympathy for the gunman and an intent to visit the campus was intercepted by Social Sentinel, the campus police chief said.

The Value of Online Privacy and How You Can Defend Yours

The Value of Online Privacy and How You Can Defend Yours

While I wholeheartedly support the notion that “you’ve got nothing to fear if you’ve got nothing to hide” and I do commend Google for its willingness to work with authorities to stop crimes, I am concerned about the fact that I don’t know who else gets access to my personal profile.