Twitter abruptly changes hacked-materials policy after blocking Biden story

Twitter abruptly changes hacked-materials policy after blocking Biden story

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.

Easily automate deleting your old tweets, likes, and DMs with Semiphemeral

Easily automate deleting your old tweets, likes, and DMs with Semiphemeral

Easily automate deleting your old tweets, likes, and DMs with Semiphemeral.Roughly one hundred years ago, in June of 2019, I released an open source Twitter privacy tool called Semiphemeral that makes it simple-ish to delete years of old tweets.

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

LinkedIn plans to stop its app from repeatedly copying the contents of an iOS device’s clipboard, after a user highlighted the seemingly privacy-invasive practice earlier this week.

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading

Twitter is attempting to prevent individuals from sharing articles they have not read, in analysis, the organization's expectations will "promote informed discussion" via social media.

Every Click You Make: Data Tracking, Consumer Privacy In The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

Every Click You Make: Data Tracking, Consumer Privacy In The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

In the age of the Internet-of-things, every digital device you own collects information about you, while websites, corporations and social media platforms use different techniques to surveil and track your personal data.

Opinion | I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media.

Opinion | I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media.

Though it began as a hub for my quirky adolescent thoughts, over the years it became an archive of my emotional and intellectual voice — a kind of virtual display for the evolution of my politics and artistic identity.

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung has reminded owners of its smart TVs that they should be regularly scanning for malware using its built-in virus scanning software.

Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets?

Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets?

But for many tweet deleters, getting rid of old posts is a practical matter — a replacement for simple and obvious Twitter privacy features that simply do not exist.

Twitter ‘took over’ a user’s account and joked about reading their DMs

Twitter ‘took over’ a user’s account and joked about reading their DMs

At a time when tech giants have come under fire for failing to protect the private data of their users, Twitter took over one of its users’ accounts for fun and then tweeted jokes about reading the account’s private messages.

Twitter is secretly holding onto deleted direct messages

Twitter is secretly holding onto deleted direct messages

Then open the profile page of the account you want to receive notifications from, tap the Bell icon next to the Following button and choose between All Tweets, Only Live Video and Off. Twitter's privacy policy states that anyone who deactivates their account will have their data deleted after a 30-day grace period.

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Facebook gives users the option of allowing users to “look up” their profile using their phone number to “everyone” by default, or to “friends of friends” or just the user’s “friends.” But there’s no way to hide it completely.

FBI affidavit against Ryan S. Lin in cyberstalking case (2017)

FBI affidavit against Ryan S. Lin in cyberstalking case (2017)

reply ALittleLight 12 hours ago I opened the document expecting to sympathize with Lin. In my imagination this was some FBI surveillance state overreach, or "cyberharassment" thing getting overblown. reply favorited 12 hours ago > Provided the allegations are true, whatever sentence he gets will not be enough...

Google just found malware apps hiding in the Play store that were downloaded over 500,000 times

Google just found malware apps hiding in the Play store that were downloaded over 500,000 times

From a report via NDTV Gadgets: “The apps not only showed no legitimate functionality but also hid in the handsets to make it easier to install malware … In a tweet [which you can read below] ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko revealed details about the 13 malicious apps discovered in the Google Play Store.

Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US

Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US

"Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies," said Cook. Cook praised Europe's "successful implementation" of privacy law GDPR, and said that "It is time for the rest of the world ...

State Cops Accidentally Out Their Surveillance Of Anti-Police Groups With Browser Screenshot

State Cops Accidentally Out Their Surveillance Of Anti-Police Groups With Browser Screenshot

The Massachusetts State Police -- one of the most secretive law enforcement agencies in the nation -- gave readers of its Twitter feed a free look at the First Amendment-protected activities it keeps tabs on… by uploading a screenshot showing its browser bookmarks.

How To Be Invisible Online (Without Going Off The Grid)

How To Be Invisible Online (Without Going Off The Grid)

Get your privacy settings in check today, and you’re in a good position to maintain them over the coming months – so that nobody knows your business who doesn’t need to.