George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

Soros Fund Management (SFM), the asset management firm founded by the famed investor and businessman George Soros, has said that it plans to sell its stake in Palantir, which just went public in September, over disagreement with the company's practices.

India Blocks High-Profile Chinese Apps on Political, Privacy Concerns

India Blocks High-Profile Chinese Apps on Political, Privacy Concerns

The ministry said it “has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India,” according to a statement, which includes the full list of the newly banned apps.

Google wants to buy your face in return for a $5 gift card

Google wants to buy your face in return for a $5 gift card

It's been suggested that those taking part are being handed a Pixel 4 device prototype to collect the information - it's expected that the Pixel 4 will be the first device to offer Google's face unlocking.

UK gov's porn block is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, says new report

UK gov's porn block is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, says new report

rolls out porn blocks for under 18s and tug tokens for over 18s that still want to enjoy the less fine things of life, a new report from the Open Rights Group (ORG) has highlighted yet more problems: this time in BBFC age verification certificate standards and data protection.

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

According to Reuters, Facebook has been hiring a team of contract workers in India to 'label' images, statuses, and other content, working through millions of entries going as far back as 2014.

Julian Assange’s Secret Charges Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

Julian Assange’s Secret Charges Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

On Friday 16 November it was revealed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with other offenses than those publicly known. WikiLeak’s Twitter has said Assange appeared on the court documents for a sex crime, due to a “cut and paste” error.

Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From

Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From

Characteristics, or “voice features,” like language accent, ethnic origin, emotion, gender, age, and background noise would be immediately extracted and tagged to the user’s data file to help deliver more targeted advertising.

An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

Jane Manchun Wong -- the fan of reverse engineering who tipped us off about Facebook dating and voice control in Messenger -- has unearthed the Unsend option in the Facebook Messenger app.

AMP: the missing controversy – Ferdy Christant

AMP: the missing controversy – Ferdy Christant

The main goal of this article though is to add a new point of controversy, one hardly discussed. AMP has been created completely outside of W3C and WHATWG, the main standard bodies for the web.