The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
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Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls
Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World
Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
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Netflix's 'The Great Hack' Misses The Big Picture
The real "hack" isn't Cambridge Analytica, Facebook or the 2016 election. It's the system that made our data tragedies inevitable.
As Authoritarian Governments Surveil the Internet, Open Source Projects Decide How to Respond
Kazakhstan is telling citizens to download a cryptographic certificate, letting authorities monitor their traffic. Mozilla and Wikimedia are discussing how to respond from afar.
FaceApp Isn't Creepy Because It's Russian, It's Creepy Because It's Capitalist
Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends
The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Anti-Virus Companies Now Flag Malware China Installs on Tourists’ Phones
After a collaborative investigation found Chinese authorities were planting malware on the phones of travellers, Symantec, Malwarebytes and other cybersecurity firms have updated their products.
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.
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.
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.
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.