Again, there are many new attempts to invade consumers’ privacy:
You’re not paranoid to shield your webcam. But what about the cameras you can’t cover? Better understand what all your and your neighbors’ cameras see!
Alexa can now tell you if your washing machine stops or water is running and what else will Amazon do with the information they collect?
Clearview AI will get a US patent for its facial recognition tech Are they looking to dominate face reco surveillance? It looks like not everyone is too happy about this: Clearview AI, a facial recognition company, is fined for breach of Britain’s privacy laws.
Just to “help” consumers, Verizon Opts Wireless Customers Into Data-Collecting Program
Microsoft Edge will now warn users about the dangers of downloading Google Chrome as the two companies slug it out over who get your data!
Here are some push-backs from against the data omnivores:
It’s really important to check what you download:
And from the department of unintended (though not necessarily unexpected) side effects:
Pegasus spyware used to hack U.S. diplomats working abroad If the US govt can’t protect their people, who can?
Facebook is making two-factor mandatory for high-risk accounts but thankfully others can sign up, too!
EU lawmakers agree data reuse rules to foster AI and R&D, not everybody is satisfied, though:
The Australian Government Has Declared a War on Trolls which raises the question whom the government will designate as a troll!
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