Big tech has conquered privacy... and other privacy and security news


What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything. For more an example, take a look at the Facebook Privacy Policy. Some of the uses are less than clearly spelled out:

Google deceived consumers about how it profits from their location data, attorneys general allege in lawsuits

And the future is even “brighter”: Surveillance will follow us into ‘the metaverse,’ and our bodies could be its new data source

As AI become more pervasive, the notion of identity and who owns it is blurring: Ethics and ownership of AI-powered identities

While there is some government pushback (see the section on regulation below), the reality of privacy invasion is unstoppable


Wherever software is used to manage money, there are hacks:

Shouldn’t we try to better protect health data? More than half of medical devices found to have critical vulnerabilities


The antitrust is getting discussion in congress:

as well as at the FTC

and with state AGs

Advertising is getting attention, too:

A collision appears to be coming between the increasing use of cryptocurrencies, and the resulting excessive use of electricity: Congress weighs cleaning up cryptocurrency mining in the US

It’s often hard to find the right line: UK’s Online Safety Bill falls short on protecting speech and tackling harms, warns committee

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