Tag Archives: Google

Google Sued for $5 Billion for Tracking Users, Even Those Using Incognito Mode – VICE

Image from Vice … Google has faced several other lawsuits over its data collection, this one tries to use the Federal Wiretap Act. The Act states that users have the right to sue if their private conversations are intercepted. The … Continue reading

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View what your smart mobile device and apps are up to behind the scenes

This applies to Android but I assume similar is possible on Apple iOS devices. You can enable debugging and check all running processes and services, view the system log(s) to get much more details on what is happening with the … Continue reading

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Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

Zachary McCoy used an exercise-tracking app, RunKeeper, to record his rides.. image: Agnes Lopez / for NBC News Big data when used without limits or oversight often results in privacy breaches and wrongful assumptions. Police can now get personal details … Continue reading

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Facebook considers changes to its political ad policy — Quartz

https://qz.com/1768509/facebook-considers-changes-to-its-political-ad-policy/

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Tech giants and others are Reading License Plates

Google And Facebook Are Reading Your License Plates https://jalopnik.com/google-is-reading-your-license-plates-1839259494 Some police, public or third party for profit traffic or parking photo enforcement partners, public auto insurance providers and others are also using OCR and automatic license plate readers (ALPR’s). In … Continue reading

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Supporting independent journalism and restricting political ads and election interference

Federal budget 2019: Ottawa outlines criteria for media funding package, introducing tax credits, non-profit status SEAN SILCOFF TECHNOLOGY REPORTER BILL CURRY – OTTAWA Globe and Mail PUBLISHED MARCH 19, 2019 Image: Budget experts and reporters look over copies of the … Continue reading

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The dark side of some industry disruptors

Sponsored ad on Facebook Feb 25 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Concerned Citizen I had noticed several of my friends had liked SkipTheDishes on Facebook and now I am seeing their sponsored ads. I don’t want to judge them. I … Continue reading

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Can you trust your home smart speaker? | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/frontburner/can-you-trust-your-home-smart-speaker-1.4955406

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What else happens when you click on sponsored links in Facebook or other social media

Dec 23 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Volunteer Public Advocate Even if you have set privacy settings in your account and apps from Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft etc… to disable ad tracking and limit data collection and other tracking you … Continue reading

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Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?

Oct 5 2018 – CBC The Current — Jaron Lanier says evidence shows addictive design was deliberately used for platform — We are lumped into groups of millions of like minded users based on data collected from us from many … Continue reading

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