Even though the current text is likely to change in various ways, it is clear that Canada’s proposed privacy law will be one of the most important, alongside the GDPR, and a useful further example of how to draft legislation offering strong privacy protection in the digital world.
Consumer advocates criticized the rule for not requiring alleged debtors to consent before being contacted by email or text, and for setting a limit on phone contact that could result in a flood of calls for people who owe money to several creditors.
Netflix has sent over a hundred takedown requests this week targeting tweets that are critical of the movie 'Cuties' and/or urged people to cancel their subscriptions.The streaming giant asked Twitter to remove dozens of tweets that included footage from the French coming-of-age film Cuties.
However, security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk have discovered that these link previews can expose user data in both iOS and Android apps.
Twitter has changed its policy on sharing hacked materials after facing criticism of its decision to block users from tweeting links to a New York Post article that contained Hunter Biden emails allegedly retrieved from a computer left at a repair shop.
When installing a mobile messenger like WhatsApp, new users can instantly start texting existing contacts based on the phone numbers stored on their device.
Updated: January 5, 2019 — Additional testing was performed against Skype that revealed that URL previews were still working.Slack was happy to generate URL previews and identified itself with the following User-Agent:.
T-Mobile customers were being shadowbanned from sending SMS text messages for ten days because they sent the word “belly.” When shadowbanned, T-Mobile users receive no notice that they have been censored as their messages still seem like they’re going through, but nothing is received on the other end.
For several years, street photographer Jeff Mermelstein has been taking covert pictures of New Yorkers’ phones with his own iPhone.The images were initially shared on his Instagram account, but now this collection has been gathered together in a new photo book called #nyc.
Next time asking me you want to connect and discuss a "opportunity" via email, don't put click tracking and open tracking on your disgusting : In any email providers we used by default had this feature enabled, although it was interesting for our metrics to know them, but we simply turn them off.
Some users who have Microsoft Outlook installed on their Android devices have noticed seeing a new option to perform a Bing search when selecting text.Microsoft is utilizing the contextual text selection feature introduced in Android Marshmallow that allows developers to add their own options to the menu that pops up when words are selected.
The clipboard-snooping antics of apps isn't limited to just TikTok, as it has been discovered over 50 apps that were found to be accessing data from the iOS clipboard in March were continuing the practice months later.
Not just TikTok. In all, the researchers found the following iOS apps were reading users’ clipboard data every time the app was opened with no clear reason for doing so: App Name — BundleID ABC News — com.abcnews.
The results show that many apps frequently access the pasteboard and read its content without user consent, albeit only text-based data.There are games and apps that do not provide any UI that deals with text, yet they read the text content of the pasteboard every time they’re opened.
As the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 6,000 this week, there was a rise, too, in complaints about information overload in the form of emergency virus text alerts that have included embarrassing revelations about infected people’s private lives.
And if you’re concerned about what adults will think or say when they read your posts, consider making a “burner” or alternate account with stricter privacy settings for your most sensitive posts — or anything you fear could be taken out of context.
Twitter has been accused of unfairly profiteering from the personal data of up to 14.1 million people in the UK after it used their email addresses to sell targeted advertising without their knowledge.
The program, called Semantics Forensics (SemaFor), effectively wants to figure out an automated system that will identify and defend against disinformation campaigns, including text, audio, image, and video content.According to the SemaFor announcement, the program wants to develop a bunch of algorithms that will analyze these coordinated attacks.
"And by demonstrating a proof-of-concept using implanted electrodes as part of their effort to help patients with speech loss, we hope UCSF's work will inform our development of the decoding algorithms and technical specifications needed for a fully non-invasive, wearable device.
Aside from monitoring employees’ emails, some companies are keeping track of texts, chat messages, phone calls and ID badges, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently put the ad tech industry on notice that its real-time bidding (RTB) practices for handling consumer data are not compatible with European regulations.
This means we will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike. What: A collective pause in our use of social media, except to post notices and memes that: Declare that we are on strike.
In 1997, after lobbying by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, one House of Representatives committee actually voted for mandatory backdoors.
To understand some of the challenges that South Asian women face online and on their devices, between May 2017 and January 2018, the research team conducted in-person, semi-structured, 1:1 and triad interviews with 199 participants who identified as women in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (11 of them identified as queer, lesbian, or transgender male-to-female).Six NGO staff members working on women’s safety and LGBTQ rights were also interviewed.
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.