Facebook halts firm's data access amid questions of government surveillance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Crimson Hexagon suspended as concerns surface over company’s federal contracts and ties to Russia and Turkey Crimson Hexagon lost its access to the Facebook and Instagram APIs on Friday. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters Facebook has suspended a social media analytics firm from accessing user Läs mer…

Venmo: how the US payment app exposes our private lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy A researcher has analysed millions of public transactions to prove just how much the app reveals about our life and habits The researcher hopes her study will encourage users to change their default settings. Photograph: Leland Bobbe/Getty Images/Image Source Anyone can track a Läs mer…

'Data is a fingerprint': why you aren't as anonymous as you think online

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy So-called ‘anonymous’ data can be easily used to identify everything from our medical records to purchase histories ‘Digital breadcrumbs can be traced back to violate peoples’ privacy in ways they never expected.’ Photograph: Voisin/Phanie/Rex/Shutterstock In August 2016, the Australian government released an “anonymised” Läs mer…

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artificial intelligence (AI) ‘I was shocked it was so easy’: ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you’re gay Psychologist Michal Kosinski says artificial intelligence can detect your sexuality and politics just by looking at your face. What if he’s right? Läs mer…

Facebook reveals it gave 61 companies access to widely blocked user data

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Company tells Congress it provided Nike, Spotify, a dating app and other services with special rights to information Spotify, Nike and UPS were among the companies that received extended access to the data. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, Läs mer…

Hack, spy, swing an election: Orwell game sums up life in a tech dystopia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games The terrifying extent of online government surveillance is laid bare in the Orwell game series. How complicit will you be when put in control? Friend or foe? A screenshot from Orwell: Ignorance is Strength. Photograph: Osmotic Studios In March this year, it was Läs mer…

Facebook patents system that can use your phone's mic to monitor TV habits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise Facebook downplayed the patent, saying it has no plan to use the system in its products. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has patented a system that Läs mer…