Your tone of voice tells as much about you as your face, and other privacy and security news


Your voice creates as much privacy exposure as your face! Depressed? This algorithm can tell from the tone of your voice. Researchers are working to provide a modicum of protection:

The Race to Hide Your Voice

Being tracked appears inescapable

Despite many claims “we value your privacy”, your data is just too valuable: Behind Big Tech's big privacy heist: Deliberate obfuscation

SCOTUS To Biden: Is NSO Group a Foreign Agent? Looking for a way to escape responsibility

Reducing the data flowing into the cloud, Mozilla brings free, offline translation to Firefox

Google bans deepfake-generating AI from Colab Let’s hope they’ll enforce that ban!


An actively exploited Microsoft 0-day flaw still doesn’t have a patchand

Microsoft won’t say if it will patch critical Windows vulnerability under exploit

A Bunch of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs Were Stolen (Again) contributing to a gigantic overall loss: Americans Have Lost $1 Billion to Crypto Scams Since Last Year, Feds Say


Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Digital-Privacy Bill That May Not Be Doomedbut that seems to drive some people crazy: Our Country Moves Closer to a Federal Privacy Law, and I Move Closer To Losing My Mind

Google settles Photos facial recognition lawsuit for $100 million

New York State passes a right-to-repair bill

Odds and ends

Who’s liable for AI-generated lies?

Amazon is killing its Alexa-connected Cloud Cam, will replace customers’ dead devices with a Blink Mini – an encouraging approach to digital obsolescence!

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