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China Rolls Out Facial Recognition Payment Technology...
Chinese companies are giving shoppers the option to pay with a facial recognition system that asks them to do little more than smile into a camera to identify themselves.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-09-04 17:13 UTC
Google To Pay Up To $200 Million In FTC Settlement Over YouTube Child Privacy Violations...
Google will pay the FTC to end investigations into allegations that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The settlement will cost the search engine company between $150 and $200 million.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-31 16:06 UTC
Tech Companies "Must" Put Backdoors In Encryption, Demands US Attorney General...
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Encryption has always irked law enforcement agencies and now William Barr, the US General Attorney, has launched a fresh attack against consumer encryption. He says that tech companies must co-operate with government institutions in bypassing encryption d
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-24 13:52 UTC
Google smart speaker records porn searchers and private conversations...
After a leak from one of the company's employees, first reported by Belgian new outlet VRT NWS , Google has admitted that it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home and Android smart speakers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-11 19:34 UTC
Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Most People Should Get Off Facebook Permanently...
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak deleted his personal Facebook account last year and is now telling everyone else they should do the same. Woz was stopped by TMZ at the L.A. airport recently and warned that the lack of privacy on the platform isn't worth
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-09 00:13 UTC
Ron Paul Warns Losing Income Tax Privacy Is A Real Danger...
Last week the New York Times published some of President Trump's 1980s and 1990s tax returns information. The information detailed President Trump's financial difficulties during that time.....
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-14 16:39 UTC
Austria Wants To Ban Online Anonymity, And Urges The World To Follow In Its Footsteps...
Convinced that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't quite yet have enough user data, Austria is now considering a new law that would require large internet platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to register their users , effectively banning anonymity on so
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-15 15:23 UTC
Facebook mocks privacy concerns with messages hidden in Oculus controllers...
Facebook thinks your privacy concerns are a laughing matter. That much was once again made clear today when the social media giant was forced to admit it had "accidentally" shipped "tens of thousands" of Oculus Touch controllers with secre
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-12 19:59 UTC
China's Social Credit System It's Coming To The United States Soon...
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In 2015, a 16-year-old student from Jiangsu, China, tried to board a train. She couldn’t even purchase a ticket. The student, Zhong Pei, tried enrolling in classes at her university. But she was not allowed to do that either. Zhong had committed a serious crime: She was guilty of being related to
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-01 02:18 UTC
The NSA may end its controversial phone data surveillance program...
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The National Security Agency may shut down a controversial program that vacuums up hundreds of millions of call and text message records.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-05 15:31 UTC
More Internal Facebook Documents Leak Online, Revealing How Facebook Planned to Sell User Data...
At the end of 2018, in a dramatic series of events, lawmakers in England had a sergeant-at-arms storm to an American tech executive's hotel room and insisted on the release of confidential documents from his company's ongoing lawsuit against Faceb
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-26 04:56 UTC
You may soon have to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege...
A bill would require anyone who needs fingerprints from the state to give their DNA: Parent school volunteers, teachers, real estate agents, etc.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-19 23:30 UTC
An at-home DNA testing company is helping the FBI solve violent crimes...
FamilyTreeDNA, a popular at-home DNA test, is working with the FBI to help the agency solve violent crimes, the company acknowledged in a statement released this week. The policy appears to go beyond the privacy rules generally laid out by other major DNA
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-02 15:03 UTC
France will 'experiment' with monitoring taxpayers' social media accounts to prevent fraud...
France will 'experiment' with monitoring taxpayers' social media accounts to prevent fraud
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-10 16:11 UTC
Crypto Conversions Are Traceable According to US Customs Official...
A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement official has said that it is possible to trace fiat to crypto and vice versa conversions, making financial transactions traceable down to the individual or organization involved. During an October 3 hearing in the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-06 17:52 UTC
Tech Researcher Epstein Warns Conservatives: Get Off Gmail!...
Google has more power and control than most people realize and a top tech researcher is warning about it. In an interview at the D.C. premiere of the Creepy Line, a documentary on the dangers of Google and Facebook, Dr. Robert Epstein told the Media Resea
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-20 20:07 UTC
Google's prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links searches to phone numbers...
Google's controversial Dragonfly search engine prototype, reportedly designed to let it reenter the heavily censored Chinese search market, reportedly links users' searches to their mobile phone numbers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-14 21:53 UTC
How Major News Organizations, Universities And Businesses Surrender Their Privacy To Google...
I first learned about Google's aggressive surveillance of sensitive communications in early 2013 when I was emailing an editor at TIME.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-27 14:49 UTC
Smart meters could let government peek into your home, court warns...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/privacy_rights
The Seventh Circuit ruled that energy consumption data collected by smart meters is protected by the Fourth Amendment.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-22 23:25 UTC

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