Archive For The “Privacy” Category

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

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“An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.”

https://apnews.com/828aefab64d4411bac257a07c1af0ecb

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Vietnam Activists Flock To ‘Safe’ Social Media After Cyber Crackdown

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“Some activists say they migrated to Minds after content removal and abuse from pro-government netizens on Facebook.

Two editors’ Facebook accounts were temporarily blocked and The Vietnamese Facebook page can no longer use the “instant article” tool to post stories.”

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vietnamese-flock-to-protect-their-free-speech-platform-1878355

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Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

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In job postings, big tech companies have sought psychologists and people with psychology training for research into user experiences. Microsoft’s Xbox user research division is led by psychologists. Amazon looks for hires who “geek out over user research, psychology, ethnography.” Google’s preferred qualification for some positions includes a doctorate in experimental psychology.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/advocates-condemn-psych-techniques-used-040223307.html

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Senate Democrats Plan for Government Regulation of Social Media Networks and Internet has been leaked

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“Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms” penned by Sen. Mark Warner calls for geo-location metadata and positive identification of all social media users (but obviously not voters in an election).

https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/31/democrats-tech-policy-plans-leaked

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Banned Shirt: PGP Encryption Code

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https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/275942-pgp-t-shirt-cipherpunk-public-key

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An Airline Scans Your Face. You Take Off. But Few Rules Govern Where Your Data Goes. – The New York Times

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“And even though the program is run by the Department of Homeland Security, federal officials say they have placed no limits on how participating companies — mostly airlines but also cruise lines — can use that data or store it, opening up travelers’ most personal information to potential misuse and abuse such as being sold or used to track passengers’ whereabouts.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/us/politics/facial-recognition-airports-privacy.html

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FBI’s Frank Abagnale: “Catch Me If You Can” | Talks at Google

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Google to Launch Government Censored Search Engine in Communist Red China

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“Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.”

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/

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Planet Fitness bans woman for objecting to sharing locker room with ‘transgender’ man

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“This is not the only incident with Mr. Rice known to Planet Fitness,” according to a letter sent by Liberty Counsel to the CEO of Planet Fitness.  “Another woman reported that he exposed his naked body to her in the women’s locker room at this location. In another instance, he was involved in an argument with another woman over use of the tanning room. Misogynist, anti-woman harassment should have no place in Planet Fitness locations, and violates Florida law.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planet-fitness-bans-woman-for-objecting-to-sharing-locker-room-with-transge

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Stormy Daniels Is Getting Divorced Amid Allegations Of Cheating… Attorney Requests Privacy

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“So, Stormy Daniels, the woman who sued President Trump in March over a nondisclosure agreement which prevented her from discussing the president cheating on his wife (with her) now wants privacy? And Avenatti, the attorney who has been on CNN as much as some of its own hosts, suddenly wants the media not to be too intrusive into private matters?”

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/07/23/stormy-daniels-getting-divorced-appreciate-privacy/

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