The Facebook news ban revealed how problematic it is to rely on corporations to provide fundamental public services

The Facebook news ban revealed how problematic it is to rely on corporations to provide fundamental public services

That surplus data is then fed into machine intelligence which turns the data into "prediction products" that "anticipate what you will do now, soon and later".According to Professor Zuboff, social media companies trade those "prediction products" in a new kind of marketplace for behavioural predictions which she calls "behavioural futures markets".

Biden Wants to Shut Down Credit Bureaus – What Would That Mean for You?

Biden Wants to Shut Down Credit Bureaus – What Would That Mean for You?

(To watch Roy’s track record, click here) Roy is broadly in line with the rest of Wall Street, which has assigned SWKS 13 Buy ratings and 7 Holds over the past three month -- and sees the stock growing about 15% over the next 12 months, to a target price of $205.69.

Don’t Even Try Paying Cash in China

Don’t Even Try Paying Cash in China

Most businesses there, from the fanciest hotels to roadside fruit stands, display a QR code — a type of bar code — that people scan with a smartphone camera to pay with China’s dominant digital payment apps, Alipay and WeChat.

Supreme Court ruling could make robocalls ‘virtually unstoppable’

Supreme Court ruling could make robocalls ‘virtually unstoppable’

(To watch O’Keefe’s track record, click here)The Wall Street analyst consensus on Fury is a Strong Buy, based on 4 Buy ratings with no Sells or Holds.The stock is currently trading at $6.18 and has an average price target of $12.09, making the one-year upside 96%.

Twilio Scoops Up Segment

Twilio Scoops Up Segment

A $3.2 billion acquisition marks a big win for Segment, which as a private upstart has raised about $284 million in total funding and was valued at $1.5 billion from its most recent financing round.

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

The fashion and sneaker trading platform pushed out a password reset email to its users on Thursday citing “system updates,” but left users confused and scrambling for answers. An unnamed data breached seller contacted TechCrunch claiming more than 6.8 million records were stolen from the site in May by a hacker.

Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke

Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke

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.

Sweden wants to extradite Assange over rape allegation, complicating U.S. effort to try him for conspiracy

Sweden wants to extradite Assange over rape allegation, complicating U.S. effort to try him for conspiracy

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek to extradite him from Britain, a potential setback to efforts by the United States to put him on trial over a huge release of secret documents.

Google knows everywhere you go — here's how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

Google knows everywhere you go — here's how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

I know the roads I drove on April 16, and I can't see any reason why Google should store it, even if it's only for my use.

Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent

Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent

An Illinois bill that sought to empower average people to file lawsuits against tech companies for recording them without their knowledge via microphone-enabled devices was defanged this week after lobbying from trade associations representing Silicon Valley giants.

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

You see, following an in-depth investigation, German organization "Stiftung Warentest" has declared the search engine to be the best. With all of that said, provides Google search results without all the tracking -- it's the best of both worlds!

Can this company put personal data back in the hands of consumers?

Can this company put personal data back in the hands of consumers?

They can also post new surveys to Killi and gather the specific information they need. Killi was launched in 2018, and developed by Freckle , a New York City based IoT company that specializes in offline attribution and data as a service.

Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

It’s reminiscent of the political policy expert who says that if only voters had more information — if they just understood the issue — they would change their mind about something where they are clearly in the “wrong.” It’s incredibly condescending, and obscures a far more fundamental fact about consumers: people know what they value, they understand it, and they are making an economic choice when they stick with Google or .

Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients

Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients

Cebuana Lhuillier, whose services include pawning, remittance, microinsurance, and business to business micro loan solutions, said some information like birthdays, addresses and sources of income, were affected in the breach involving an email server used for marketing. He added the company's clients had been advised how to further protect their personal information.

Facebook Under Fire for Collecting Data From Android Apps

Facebook Under Fire for Collecting Data From Android Apps

Though Facebook updated its SDK to collect data with users’ permission after GDPR took effect, many popular apps are yet to incorporate the new update. Notably, Facebook (including Instagram video ads) is expected to generate $10.2 billion in video ad revenues by 2020, which equates to 87.3% of total market revenues.

Facebook offers businesses free Place Tips beacon devices

Facebook offers businesses free Place Tips beacon devices

These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright facebook Image caption Facebook is giving away the beacon device needed to detect nearby smartphones Facebook has begun a roll-out of Place Tips - a system allowing businesses to send updates to a person's smartphone when they are nearby.

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?

Facebook is on track to post its longest losing streak ever, and some say there's more pain ahead

Facebook is on track to post its longest losing streak ever, and some say there's more pain ahead

Facebook is poised to close its third straight month in the red, which would mark its longest monthly losing streak on record. Furthermore, Facebook is on track for its longest quarterly losing streak since 2013, and its first full year of losses since going public.

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

The 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study from the Ponemon Institute and IBM pegs average costs per data breach globally at $3.86 million, including IT expenses, insurance, notification, and lost customers and business.

WhatsApp co-founder: "I sold my users' privacy" to Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder: "I sold my users' privacy" to Facebook

Brian Acton, one of the co-founders of the popular messaging app WhatsApp, said he "sold my users' privacy" when Facebook acquired the company. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the founder of WhatsApp, the global messaging service Facebook acquired in 2014, Jan Koum, said he was leaving the company.

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online

The hacker, who’s mainly known for having hacked spyware maker Retina-X, wiping its servers (twice), said he was able to find the key to the cloud servers of Family Orbit, a company that that markets itself as “the best parental control app to protect your kids.” The servers contained the photos intercepted by the spyware, according to the hacker.