EPIC - Federal Appeals Court Says Consumers Can Sue Facebook for Facial Recognition

EPIC - Federal Appeals Court Says Consumers Can Sue Facebook for Facial Recognition

EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the violation of the privacy law was sufficient for Facebook users to sue the company.Six Flags, where the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously decided that consumers can sue companies that violate the state's biometric privacy law.

Facebook Sues Over 'Ad Fraud' Apps On Google Play, But Google Keeps Apps In Place (Updated)

Facebook Sues Over 'Ad Fraud' Apps On Google Play, But Google Keeps Apps In Place (Updated)

Just a few days later and Facebook has announced that is has filed its first lawsuit against two Asian developers for "click injection fraud—where developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware [which] created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users’ phones, giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads.".

New 'Lockdown' Firewall App Lets You Block Any Connection to Any Domain for Privacy Protection

New 'Lockdown' Firewall App Lets You Block Any Connection to Any Domain for Privacy Protection

Lockdown, a new app launching today, is designed to be an open source firewall, letting users block any connection to any domain, including those that use ad tracking services and analytics platforms to monitor device usage.

Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store

Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store

"These apps are highly unethical and problematic for people's privacy and shouldn't be on the Google Play Store, as they promote criminal behavior, and can be abused by employers, stalkers or abusive partners to spy on their victims," Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Avast's head of mobile threat intelligence and security, said in a statement.

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent smith malware The malware would be hidden inside “barely functioning photo utility, games, or sex-related apps,” Check Point writes. After the user downloads one, the malware masquerades as an app related to Google with a title such as “Google Updater” and starts replacing code.

25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'

25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'

Jaap Arriens/NurPhotoAs many as 25 million Android phones have been hit with malware that replaces installed apps like WhatsApp with evil versions that serve up adverts, cybersecurity researchers warned Wednesday.

Google still keeps a list of everything you ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete all your emails

Google still keeps a list of everything you ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete all your emails

If you bought food for delivery and the receipt went to your Gmail, Google stores that, too. At the time of my original story, Google said users can delete everything by tapping into a purchase and removing the Gmail.

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

There’s a lot of personal data contained in your photos that AI can extract What’s not clear is whether Facebook also uses this information to target ads.

When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store

When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store

Jacksons spokesperson Russ Stoddard said that when fully functional, the system will operate from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. It’s now deactivated after a test last month, but when it’s turned back on, a sign at the front of the store will notify customers that facial recognition technology is in use, and a speaker will ask customers to look at the camera.

A zombie game with 50,000 Play Store downloads is pulling sensitive data from Gmail

A zombie game with 50,000 Play Store downloads is pulling sensitive data from Gmail

Researchers from the mobile security company Wandera have identified the app, called “Scary Granny ZOMBY Mod: The Horror Game 2019,” as a malicious program that launches persistent full-screen advertisements on users’ phones, and asks some to enter their Google credentials.

The Dawn of Robot Surveillance

The Dawn of Robot Surveillance

Still, for all those advances, the social implications of being recorded have not changed: when we walk into a store, we generally expect that the presence of cameras won’t affect us.

Facebook app banned by Apple got data from 187k users first- 9to5Mac

Facebook app banned by Apple got data from 187k users first- 9to5Mac

The social media giant said in a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the U.S., including 4,300 teenagers.

Report: Russia Will Block Nine VPN Services in July

Report: Russia Will Block Nine VPN Services in July

The other providers contacted by Roskomnadzor include popular services like OpenVPN, NordVPN, four others with VPN in their names, IPVanish, TorGuard and Hide My Ass. Most were explicit in their refusal to comply with the regulator's demands, assuring their users that they weren't interested in perpetuating the Russian government's censorship.

How Google's anti-adblocking draft affects other Chromium-based browsers

How Google's anti-adblocking draft affects other Chromium-based browsers

The changes that Google proposes could impact other Chromium-based web browsers such as Vivaldi, Opera, Brave, or the new Microsoft Edge browser as well. How are Google's proposed changes to Chrome's extensions Manifest that would limit adblocking affecting other Chromium-based browsers?.

Apple sold out kids' privacy yesterday under the guise of 'screen time' apps

Apple sold out kids' privacy yesterday under the guise of 'screen time' apps

Others like SafeLagoon offer all the stock imagery of a fun, friendly, safety-oriented service, but are already advertising the return of full-time chat and SMS monitoring to their iOS app as "coming soon," presumably on the heels of Apple's policy change.

How creepy is your smart speaker?

How creepy is your smart speaker?

But as smart speakers from Amazon, Apple, Google and other technology giants proliferate (global sales more than doubled last year, to 86.2m) concerns that they might be digitally snooping have become more widespread.

‘Look at camera for entry’: Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

‘Look at camera for entry’: Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

KIRO 7 has learned the Jacksons Food Stores location at South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma is using facial recognition technology that’s designed to help prevent thefts and robberies by controlling who’s allowed into the store.

Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it's hard to delete

Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it's hard to delete

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, is sworn in during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.Google tracks a lot of what you buy, even if you purchased it elsewhere, like in a store or from Amazon.

Only a small percentage of users buys stuff through Alexa, report claims

Only a small percentage of users buys stuff through Alexa, report claims

with 85 posters participating Analysts have been aggressively optimistic in their predictions about the growth of consumer shopping via virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa, but a new report claims that only a small fraction of Alexa device owners shop with voice commands.

This major online retailer has private data for sale

This major online retailer has private data for sale

The fact that third-party companies are failing to remove user data from devices they're selling is even more alarming -- and can lead to major privacy and financial consequences for everyone involved.

How To Start and Use Tails Linux Distribution For Privacy, Security and Anonimity?

How To Start and Use Tails Linux Distribution For Privacy, Security and Anonimity?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to boot or start Tails with different configurations and security metrics. Tails OS is mainly provided in two formats named ISO and USB image. We can set the Keyboard Layout of the Tails by click to the.

Opinion | Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good

Opinion | Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good

Third, a small subset of data helps serve ads that are relevant and that provide the revenue that keeps Google products free and accessible. In the future, A.I. will provide even more ways to make products more helpful with less data.

How the U.K. Won’t Keep Porn Away From Teens

How the U.K. Won’t Keep Porn Away From Teens

The British government has touted its mandatory age check as a “world-first” that will help make Britain the “safest place in the world to be online,” particularly for children.

What Amazon knows about you

What Amazon knows about you

Fire tablets : Amazon's tablets run a custom version of Android, providing the company with lots of data since it, not Google, powers the browsing and app store on the devices. Amazon also offers an option to delete the Alexa recordings it has made.

Delete These Sketchy Android Apps That Are Tracking You Without Permission

Delete These Sketchy Android Apps That Are Tracking You Without Permission

This particular instance is more alarming than previous—not only are some of the most-downloaded apps on the Google Play Store implicated in the report, they also happen to be developed by Chinese companies that may be sharing collected data with the Chinese government.

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Some app-makers claimed Apple had removed their products from the App Store after Screen Time was launched, and said it was trying to limit competition. However, in a blog post, Apple said it had taken action against apps that were using "risky" Mobile Device Management (MDM) to control children's smartphones.

Google can still use Bluetooth to track your Android phone when Bluetooth is turned off

Google can still use Bluetooth to track your Android phone when Bluetooth is turned off

A Quartz investigation found that a user can turn Bluetooth off on their smartphone running Google’s Android software, and the phone will continue to use Bluetooth to collect location-related data and transmit that data to Google.

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

As the shopping experience improves, the retailer expects to see higher sales.“We really like to think of this store as an artificial intelligence factory, a place where we are building these products, experiences, where we are testing and learning,” said Mike Hanrahan, CEO of Walmart’s Intelligent Retail Lab and co-founder of , purchased by Walmart three years ago.

Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves

Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves

At the National Retail Federation trade show in New York earlier this year, a smart shelf on display by Mood Media tried to detect "happiness" or "fear" as people stood in front it — information a store could use to gauge reaction to a product on the shelf or an ad on a screen.

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Video report by ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi Shoppers at some of Britain’s biggest high street stores have been filmed by researchers to examine their buying behaviour, with some footage placed on a public YouTube channel, an investigation has found.

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