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Kaspersky Internet Security Tools Could Compromise the Privacy of their Users

Multiple Kaspersky products followed a URL checking practice that enabled individual user tracking online. The issue has been fixed through an update that came out last month, but not all implications have...
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Facebook Contracted Hundreds of People to Transcribe the Audio Chats of Users

Facebook admits that they had contractors transcribing user audio messages until last week. The company claims it was to help them improve their artificial intelligence system in understanding human speech. Others...
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Microsoft Admits that Cortana is Sending Recordings to Reviewers

Microsoft Cortana is recording what you say and sending it to human reviewers. Microsoft claims they only do this with users who have provided their permission. The company claims they need...
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Twitter Admits To Having Shared User Data Without Their Permission

Twitter warns its users that they may have shared some of their data without having their permission.  This data was shared with advertising partners, but it's not sensitive information.  The platform claims it...
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Amazon Teaches Police How to Get Ring Footage Without a Warrant

Reports claim that Ring’s employees are teaching police officers how to convince people to use Ring products. The newest revelations include documents and emails that train agents on how to persuade people to...
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Chrome 76 Still Not Able to Keep Users Private in Incognito

Chrome 76 plugged the FileSystem API loophole, but it’s still possible to tell who’s using incognito. A developer published a timing attack proof of concept code that determines the browsing mode. ...

LAPD Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 2,500 Officers & 17,500 Applicants

An anonymous hacker claims to have access to personal data of thousands of LAPD officers and applicants. Based on provided sample data, the LAPD believes that someone had stolen personal records, soon to...
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Apple’s Siri is Sending Recordings to Human Reviewers for Analysis

Apple Siri is listening to you and sends the recordings to human reviewers without you knowing it. The reviewers reveal that it’s relatively easy to figure out the identity of the person behind...

How Capable is Modern Government Surveillance?

What can modern government surveillance do? Technology has always been a friend to the powers that be when it comes to surveillance. In ancient times you needed a real set of eyeballs to gather...
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FTC Imposes $5 Billion Fine to Facebook And Accepts New Privacy Plan

FTC decided to go forth with the rumored agreement that sparked controversy recently. Facebook will now pay a record fine of $5 billion, but this is way too little for the social...

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