Humble Book Bundle: Advanced Computer Security and Privacy by Morgan & Claypool

Humble Book Bundle: Advanced Computer Security and Privacy by Morgan & Claypool

Check out ebooks like Digital Forensic Science: Issues, Methods, and Challenges; Blockchain Platforms: A Look at the Underbelly of Distributed Platforms, and Mobile Platform Security.Plus, your purchase will support Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc).

The Big Tech Extortion Racket

The Big Tech Extortion Racket

To understand this power and its implications, consider Uber, whose service was designed to manipulate both buyer and seller using personalized price discrimination, as the company has admitted.

German watchdog launches Amazon third party seller investigation

German watchdog launches Amazon third party seller investigation

“We are currently investigating whether and how Amazon influences how traders set prices on the market-place,” Andreas Mundt, President of the Federal Cartel Office, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.Mundt claimed there had been complaints about Amazon blocking certain traders, accusing them of price gouging following the coronavirus outbreak.

Number Protector

Number Protector

This is important, because some services, like Twitter, will reject phone numbers not classified as mobile even if the number is SMS-enabled!We want our customers to choose to renew their Number Protector service, so we strive to always offer a fair price for our service.

New study quantifies how much Americans value their private information: about $3.50

New study quantifies how much Americans value their private information: about $3.50

A new study by the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) has identified how much money a Facebook user would want to be paid in exchange for having their contact information shared by Facebook: $3.50 per month.

Paid Cerberus 'lifetime' licenses are expiring, customers are mad (Update: Complaints deleted from forum)

Paid Cerberus 'lifetime' licenses are expiring, customers are mad (Update: Complaints deleted from forum)

However, in the publicly visible terms and conditions from October 2011, active when our tipster purchased the service, the company didn't bring up an expiration date at all (it did state the license is "revocable," though).

Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

DHH, CTO of BaseCamp, tweets the following:Google is not a search engine, it’s an ad engine.This is so ludicrously user hostile that it’s only tenable when you operate a monopoly.Google are able to raise the cognitive price on users because they’ve cornered the market.

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Over this weekend, Palant reported his findings to both the browser makers, Mozilla, and Google, of which Mozilla took immediate action by temporarily removing the extensions from its Firefox Add-on store within 24 hours until Avast resolves the issue.

The org that doles out .org websites just sold itself to a for-profit company

The org that doles out .org websites just sold itself to a for-profit company

That’s not all: On June 30th, ICANN, the non-profit that oversees all domain names on the internet, agreed to remove price caps on rates for .org domain names — which were previously pretty cheap.

Would you give up Google for $17,000 a year? The Federal Reserve wants to know

Would you give up Google for $17,000 a year? The Federal Reserve wants to know

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the NABE annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve wants to know what the internet is worth to you.To stop using search engines, consumers would need a median $17,530, making it the most valuable digital service.

The FTC is investigating Facebook. Again.

The FTC is investigating Facebook. Again.

But focusing on pricing alone doesn't help when regulators look at companies like Facebook or Google, because the financial cost to the individual user is $0.

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Maxine Waters, Carolyn Maloney, Lacy Clay, Al Green, and Stephen Lynch wrote to the $556 billion social network's top executives to ask it to impose a moratorium on Libra until regulators and Congress have had time to explore concerns, including the risk of hacking, data security, and global financial security.

The 'Surveillance Scores' Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

The 'Surveillance Scores' Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

Customer value scores, such as those used by major retailers like Walmart, enable retailers to render “instantaneous, automated judgments about a consumer that may result in consumers paying different prices for the same product based on how much profit the algorithm decides a particular consumer will produce,” according to the petition.

Murder investigation opened after disappearance of Belgian backpacker in Australia

Murder investigation opened after disappearance of Belgian backpacker in Australia

Stillness in the heart of the city: thousands join in on Brussels Yoga Day. Motorcycles could ease traffic congestion, says automobile federation. Body of missing man found in Brussels canal. The world’s best vegan restaurant is in Brussels.

Is caring about data privacy the new conspicuous consumption?

Is caring about data privacy the new conspicuous consumption?

Winston’s CEO, Richard Stokes, uses the word “premium product,” but what else would you call an “online privacy device” that costs $250 retail (plus $99 per year in ongoing software subscription fees)?“I definitely think status plays a part,” Stokes says. “We’re not targeting the 2.5% of bleeding-edge engineers who like going down the privacy rabbit hole,” says Stokes.

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

A Facebook spokesperson said before May 2016, it offered an option to verify a user's account using their email password and voluntarily upload their contacts at the same time. Facebook now plans to notify the 1.5 million users affected over the coming days and delete their contacts from the company's systems.

Facebook’s latest mishap involves bizarre messages printed on Oculus controllers

Facebook’s latest mishap involves bizarre messages printed on Oculus controllers

Oculus cofounder Nate Mitchell, whose company is of course owned by Facebook, acknowledged on Twitter Friday that weird secret messages were “accidentally” hidden in “tens of thousands” of the virtual reality controllers.

Uptrennd  -  How It Works & FAQ

Uptrennd - How It Works & FAQ

On Uptrennd, your private information will never permisionlessly be sold, and you will earn ~80% of all profits generated on the platform. At level one, members earn one token per upvote. One point on Uptrennd = One 1UP token.

100% price increase?

100% price increase?

The app store is pretty ignorant of this fact, that’s why we’re currently evaluating alternative distribution models that allow more flexible pricing. Where I am living this is less than one pizza, which for sure has not years of development put into it.

Your “smart” TV is a dumb idea

Your “smart” TV is a dumb idea

Let’s start with a basic rundown of the critical features most people look for in a new television: Screen size: We can almost stop the list right here.

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook, should Apple intervene?

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook, should Apple intervene?

A new investigative report from The Wall Street Journal today looks into the controversial practice of popular third-party iOS and Android apps sending very personal user data to .

ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org comparison

ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org comparison

It’s the method you can use with Mailbox.org’s webmail and with any standard PGP capable email client. To enable inbox encryption, you’ll need to set a public PGP key which Mailbox.org will use to encrypt all incoming emails before storing them in your inbox.

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.

Samy Smart TV Based on Android TV Launched for Rs 4,999

Samy Smart TV Based on Android TV Launched for Rs 4,999

Extremely Cheap Price Tag of Samy Smart TV Another interesting fact about this new launch which has nothing to do with the pricing of this television is the condition on which the TV will be available to you.

There's a simple reason your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

There's a simple reason your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

Smart TVs can be sold at or near cost to consumers because Vizio is able to monetize those TVs through data collection, advertising, and selling direct-to-consumer entertainment (movies, etc.).

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.

It's complicated Facebook's terrible 2018

It's complicated Facebook's terrible 2018

Its “Year in Review” videos, every one personalized for each of the social network’s 2.2 billion users, are an annual tradition. Think of it as a thank-you gift for all that personal data you handed over. But what can one say about Facebook’s own year in review?

Google wants to be in your home more than ever

Google wants to be in your home more than ever

While deals for the device briefly reached $79.20, almost half of the display’s original $150 price tag, it can now be found on sale for $99 at retailers like Target.

How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it

How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it

Though the populations sampled and the auction design differ across the experiments, we consistently find the average Facebook user would require more than $1000 to deactivate their account for one year.

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