Privacy

A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out

38 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Dozens of senior policymakers who are trying to agree on rules for artificial intelligence gathered at M.I.T. There was even some consensus.
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The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

2 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It's the uneasy joke you can't enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off...
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Facebook backs election integrity, AI initiatives in Germany

5 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Facebook has launched German initiatives to defend election integrity and examine the ethics of artificial intelligence , its operations chief said on Sunday, seeking to...
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10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?

22 hours ago   |   NY Times

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. It's just a drop in a big bucket of data Facebook has already amassed.
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Deep fakes: how immutable blockchain-based life logs could combat them, and the implications for privacy

1 day ago   |   Privacy Online

The idea of deep fakes - AI-assisted fake videos - first entered the mainstream around a year ago. After an initial burst of interest, people stopped searching for the term...
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How 2018 became Facebook's worst year in privacy and security

How 2018 became Facebook's worst year in privacy and security

1 day ago   |   The Next Web

In early December, Facebook's developer team declared the discovery of a security bug that gave developers access to photos users hadn't shared on their timeline, including...
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Grin and BEAM: Two Groundbreaking Private Cryptocurrencies Just Went Live

1 day ago   |   Privacy Online

I've written here in the past about how bitcoin is not as anonymous as you think. Despite its reputation, bitcoin transactions are actually recorded openly and publicly. I've...
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Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.
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PureGear Tempered Glass Privacy protector for iPhone XS: Secure your screen from errant eyes

1 day ago   |   ZDnet

I've been using tempered glass screen protectors for years, but it wasn't until I saw my daughter's privacy protector that I thought I should add another layer of data...
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F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The agency's investigation, which began in late March, is continuing, and the commissioners and staff have not reached a final conclusion.
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Overkill's The Walking Dead Console Release Delayed Indefinitely

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL back down to Black Friday prices

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Samsung has more notch-bearing smartphones on the way

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Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

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In-display fingerprint scanner is coming to at least one Samsung Galaxy S10...

In-display fingerprint scanner is coming to at least one Samsung Galaxy S10 model

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Google Maps will now help drivers stay within speed limits, avoid speed traps

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Save more than $50 on the iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum

Save more than $50 on the iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum

Self-charging and works with Alexa. The iRobot Roomba 690 self-charging robot vacuum cleaner is down to just $247.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for around $300. This price... Read more ...