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.
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Black Market T-Mobile Location Data Tied to Spot of a Triple Murder
In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.
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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.
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Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies
Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time.
The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry
Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Maritieje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
The Eyes Are the Prize: Eye-Tracking Technology Is Advertising's Holy Grail
Bundled into VR headsets or AR glasses, eye tracking will enable companies to collect your intimate and unconscious responses to real-world cues.
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.
Trump's Social Media Bias Survey Is a Craven Data Collection Ploy
The survey is an elaborate way of getting people to subscribe to the White House's email list.
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.
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Violates Kids' Rights, Civil Rights Groups Say
Twenty-one groups and coalitions filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that Amazon breaks the law and violates kids’ privacy rights with the Echo Dot Kids Edition.
Why Weed Stores Are Scanning Your ID And What To Do About It
Cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd told VICE there’s reason to be concerned about potential privacy breaches.
‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor
"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."