WhatsApp will gradually remove features from users who do not consent to give Facebook access to private data protected by Apple’s privacy features.
Great example of how Google tracks your location at all times, even if you have turned off Location Services. They still know where you are and where you have been.
Automated license plate readers have been widely deployed and are monitoring our travels throughout the U.S. This is in addition to companies like Google and others tracking our every move via smart phones.
Instagram introduced new Terms of Service, which caused many of us to re-read them, as well as the various linked policies. Facebook/Instagram log everything about you – including your SMS messages, your address book, information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, other devices on your network – and can integrate FB’s own collection with offline purchases at retail stores.
I had deleted the FB app long ago and last night I deleted the Instagram app. I do not believe it is safe to use any Facebook company application.
Scary new tech from Amazon attempts to monitor all aspects of your health, even your voice tone, and then criticizes you if you do not meet their standards. Would could possibly go wrong?
Colleges and universities instituting intense and personal surveillance of students for everything from attendance tracking, identifying groups deemed too large, to tracking students temperature and health symptoms, automatically. Scary stuff.
This was inevitable. I have some security cameras that can link to the web. I turned them off whenever we are home precisely because of this. The cloud cannot be trusted. Source: Singapore home cams hacked and stolen footage sold on pornographic sites | The New Paper
Some universities are requiring students to agree to mandated installation of unspecified tracing apps on their smart phones (which assumes they have a compatible smart phone and will have it turned on at all times). What could go wrong?
Twitter was hacked and taken over by a 17 year old.