privacy

privacy

FaceApp Isn’t Creepy Because It’s Russian, It's Creepy Because It’s Capitalist

FaceApp’s privacy policy is bad. Its policy isn’t uniquely bad because it’s a Russian company.
Caroline Haskins
7.18.19
tech-power

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Joseph Cox
7.4.19
security

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

Using the 'Track THIS' tool opens up 100 tabs at a time that will make you seem like a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.
Caroline Haskins
6.28.19
tech-social-media

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.25.19
tech-social-media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
Joseph Cox
5.23.19
tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
Culture

I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared

Know as "anacam," seven million people a day watched me livestream my life around the clock. Looking back now, I have a new understanding of why I did it.
Ana Voog
4.4.19
Facebook

Facebook pays teenagers $20 a month to monitor what they do online

In exchange for a $20 gift card, volunteers between 13 and 35 gave Facebook root access to their phone.
David Gilbert
1.30.19
CCC

Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication

Security researchers disclosed new work at the Chaos Communication Congress showing how hackers can bypass vein based authentication.
Joseph Cox
12.27.18
Facebook

Question of the Day: What's the Worst Thing We'd Find in Your Facebook Messages?

"Probably the naughty messages from university time."
Charlie Cottrell
12.22.18
Facebook

We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives online.
Jason Koebler
12.19.18
Facebook

Facebook let companies read and delete your private messages

“If the allegations are true, Facebook may face a colossal volume of individual and collective lawsuits."
David Gilbert
12.19.18
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