Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

“The sites Jack visits, as well as any third-parties trackers, may observe and record his online action,” the study reads.“These third-parties may even infer Jack’s sexual interests from the URLs of the sites he visits.

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Liverpool FC topped the list of Premier League club names used as passwords Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study.

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

A new Google study this week confirmed the obvious: internet users need to stop using the same password for multiple websites unless they’re keen on having their data hijacked, their identity stolen, or worse.

Bioprivacy

Bioprivacy

Each scenario asks you to consider whether or not you would share your own personal biometric data with a hypothetical car manufacturer in return for a benefit .

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly monitoring and tracking the porn you feel you’re watching in private, new joint study funded by Microsoft shows.

Data breaches getting costlier, harder to detect and repair says IBM study

Data breaches getting costlier, harder to detect and repair says IBM study

Over 50 percent of data breaches in the study resulted from malicious cyberattacks and cost companies $1 million more on average than those originating from accidental causes.

Sorry, your 'anonymized' data probably isn't anonymous

Sorry, your 'anonymized' data probably isn't anonymous

From your credit card purchases to your medical records to your online browsing history, companies are sharing and selling so-called de-identified data sets containing a record of your every move.

“Anonymous” Data Won’t Protect Your Identity

“Anonymous” Data Won’t Protect Your Identity

In the past several years, Montjoye and other researchers have published studies that reidentified individuals from sets such as anonymized shopping data or health records.

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

A team of researchers from Microsoft, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon have revealed a study showing that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on your porn viewing habits with trackers and using incognito mode or private browsing does not stop it.

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Organizations need to make sure users understand the importance of protecting sensitive data and safeguarding company assets, and that they’re aware of how their actions impact the overall security for the whole organization.

Google and Facebook’s tracking software is widely used on porn sites, shows new study

Google and Facebook’s tracking software is widely used on porn sites, shows new study

Visitors to porn sites have a “fundamentally misleading sense of privacy,” warn the authors of a new study that examines how tracking software made by tech companies like Google and Facebook is deployed on adult websites.

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.

Facebook wants to pay you for your data — read this before you sign up

Facebook wants to pay you for your data — read this before you sign up

The social-media giant this week announced Study, a “market research program” that will compensate willing users of Android, Google’s GOOG, +0.66% GOOGL, +0.70% operating system, in exchange for information about their phone-app use.

Facebook will pay you to let it track what you do on your phone

Facebook will pay you to let it track what you do on your phone

A spokesperson declined to comment on how much people will be paid and who will be targeted with invitations to use the Study app.

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Cars

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Cars

As self-driving cars develop further, autonomous vehicles will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness personalized customer information through geospatial and navigation technologies, combining it with existing financial consumer profiles, according to a study in Surveillance and Society .

Behavioral Ad Targeting Not Paying Off for Publishers, Study Suggests

Behavioral Ad Targeting Not Paying Off for Publishers, Study Suggests

But in one of the first empirical studies of the impacts of behaviorally targeted advertising on online publishers’ revenue, researchers at the University of Minnesota, University of California, Irvine, and Carnegie Mellon University suggest publishers only get about 4% more revenue for an ad impression that has a cookie enabled than for one that doesn’t.

Spy cameras imaged 1,700 unwitting subjects in facial recognition study funded by U.S. government

Spy cameras imaged 1,700 unwitting subjects in facial recognition study funded by U.S. government

How facial recognition technology uses 80 nodal points to match real time images with previous photos. Facial recognition software works by matching real time images to a previous photograph of a person.

CU Colorado Springs students secretly photographed for government-backed facial-recognition research

CU Colorado Springs students secretly photographed for government-backed facial-recognition research

A professor at the University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus led a project that secretly snapped photos of more than 1,700 students, faculty members and others walking in public more than six years ago in an effort to enhance facial-recognition technology.

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

Image copyright Amazon Image caption A proposal to ban government use of the Rekognition system failed to attract mass support at Amazon's annual general meeting An attempted shareholder revolt over Amazon's sale of facial recognition technology to the police mustered less than 3% of votes cast at the firm's annual general meeting.

Amazon reportedly wants to 3D-scan your body for a $25 gift card

Amazon reportedly wants to 3D-scan your body for a $25 gift card

An online form, spotted earlier Wednesday by Mashable, lets interested participants sign up for a body scanning study conducted by Amazon Body Labs. The image study aims to learn about "diversity among body shapes," according to the form, and is operating at two different locations in New York, Mashable reported.

Public inbox investigation shows email tracking is rife

Public inbox investigation shows email tracking is rife

Now, a study that makes use of temporary email services – also known as ‘disposable email’, or ‘tempmail’ – has revealed the extent to which this tracking is also taking place in user’s inboxes.“Most people haven’t looked at email tracking because it is so much more difficult to get data to analyze,” said Gang Wang, assistant professor in the department of computer science at Virginia Tech.

Stack Overflow lets Facebook track us across their sites

Stack Overflow lets Facebook track us across their sites

Most end users are ignorant of what is being done with their data and the risk associated with what these sites view as non-PII (personal identifiable information) and how, in fact, the data can be matched (too long to get into) to reveal specific user details (including PII) without the user being aware.

Placing Data Privacy Centre Stage Using Privacy by Design

Placing Data Privacy Centre Stage Using Privacy by Design

Laws like the GDPR have come about because digital service providers were not dealing with personal data in a secure or privacy-respectful way. Being privacy-respectful is part of the relationship-building exercise that digital systems need to perform in a world that devours personal data.

Smoking, depression apps sell your data to Google and Facebook, study finds

Smoking, depression apps sell your data to Google and Facebook, study finds

For example, Torous said, mental health apps developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs clearly say that user data isn’t transmitted elsewhere. “Certainly if you’re sharing a lot of information about your mental health, and the app is not actually helping you, why put yourself at risk?” Torous said.

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports.

The Best and Worst Companies for Defending Your Data Privacy

The Best and Worst Companies for Defending Your Data Privacy

Each year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation digital rights group releases a report outlining which major tech companies “have your back.” The study evaluates whether companies follow data privacy standards, tell users about government data requests, promise not to sell user data, resist National Security Letter gag orders and reject internet surveillance.

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

Just 31 percent of consumers in Asia-Pacific believe their personal information will be managed in a trustworthy way by businesses offering digital services, with only 5 percent willing to transact with companies that offer cheaper but less trusted digital platforms.

Huawei's surveillance system in Serbia threatens citizens' rights, watchdog warns

Huawei's surveillance system in Serbia threatens citizens' rights, watchdog warns

"Thanks to Huawei's intelligent technology, police are now able to locate suspects based on stored HD video, improving safety and security, and realizing an overall reduction in the rates of crime," the case study reads, with Huawei saying so far it has deployed Safe City systems in 230 cities around the world.

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a broad inquiry into the privacy practices of internet service providers requesting large companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to hand over nonpublic information describing how they handle consumer data.

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