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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...
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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
Your child's privacy at risk by technology offered by Schools | DAPULSE...
It is no secret that technology is being used more in our everyday lives. Recent programs introducedin Schools around the country offer devices to students to efficiently learn and adapt to the surge of changes coming from the tech industry and its need in the real world. But when your childssafety
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-18 13:01 UTC
Tech giants meeting with Trump administration to craft federal privacy regulations...
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The Trump administration is quietly meeting with top tech company representatives to craft a proposal to protect web users' privacy amid the ongoing fallout globally of scandals that have rocked Facebook and other companies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-30 01:10 UTC
Privacy concerns after 23andMe shares genetic data with major drugmaker...
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is investing US$300 million in the DNA-testing company 23andMe in a deal they say could spark the creation of important new medicines, but one that also has many raising privacy concerns.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-27 14:26 UTC
Tech companies are eavesdropping on you through your smart speaker...
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Would you be willing to equip your bedroom or living room with an internet-connected microphone that could record and send all your conversations to the data-hungry server of a giant tech company or to a random person in your contact list? That is basical
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-23 15:50 UTC
China wants to track every driver by putting RFID chips on car windshields...
China will soon begin tracking the movements of all new cars.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-15 04:26 UTC
Millions Trust With Their Genetic Code: What Could Go Wrong?...
Millions of semi-conscious consumers, most of whom were probably outraged and appalled by recent privacy scandal outbreaks involving companies like Facebook and Equifax, have been casually shipping away the most precious keys to their genetic code and hel
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-05 19:32 UTC
Report: Facebook shared your data with 60+ device makers, including Amazon & Apple...
Facebook allowed the device companies access to the data of users' friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders, the Times reports. Some device makers could retrieve persona
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-04 20:01 UTC
Facebook Alleged to Collect User Data From Texts and Photos...
The filing is part of a suit brought against Facebook in 2015 by now-defunct startup Six4Three, CNET reported on Thursday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-25 14:18 UTC
Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact...
A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the familys contact list.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-24 21:59 UTC
The Best VPN Services of 2018...
It seems like everyone from hackers to governments is after your personal information, but a virtual private network (VPN) can protect you and your data from prying eyes.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-23 13:11 UTC
Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU...
“People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government,” ACLU attorney Matt Cagle writes in a post tied to the news. “By automating mass surveillance, facial recognition systems like Rekognition threaten this freedom, posing a particular threat to communities already
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-22 23:19 UTC
Cops can locate anyone's cell phone in real time without a warrant...
Pervasive government surveillance might be virtually expected by this point, but in theory, there's a robust legal system to deal with cops surveilling citizens. Law enforcement agencies are supposed to get a warrant and serve that to cellphone compan
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-14 16:12 UTC
What is GDPR? A look at the European data privacy rules that could change tech...
A new European data regulation that just a month ago seemed like an obscure piece of legislation is suddenly on the lips of everyone in
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-25 16:52 UTC
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