Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

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Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users’ private messages

Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users’ private messages. They allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of Facebook users’ friends without permission, and they let Amazon find users’ names and contact information through their friends on the platform, according to the report.

Facebook gave access to user data to about 150 companies in all, including banks, tech companies, retailers and media organization, the Times reported.

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Documents Show Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust

Facebook Messenger’s sneaky logging of Android users’ phone call and text message histories. When a user discovered what Messenger was doing this past spring, it caused public outrage right on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica news. Facebook responded with a “fact check” press release insisting that Messenger had never collected such data without clear user permission.

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This sounds a bit too easy. Something tells me that NSA has ways around it (like TOR before), but it’s worth considering and monitoring for developments.

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Are you brainwashed, corporate-programmed millennials starting to get a clue yet? Privacy actually does matter.

Full disclosure: Google Hire could allow employers to see your entire browsing history

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‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Just Pledged To Buy and Publish Congress’s Browser History

 

Full list of BRIBES:

Here’s how much Comcast paid members of Congress to sell your browser history

KAKISTOCRACY: Rule by the worst.

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Little-noticed House Republican bill would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

A creepy new bill that just passed a house committee vote would allow employers to require genetic samples from their workers.

Your employer could demand detailed information about your genes, and even discriminate against you in certain circumstances, if H.R. 1313 gets passed.