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.
Google collects everything it can about you – they have introduced some tools to help you control what Google collects and to auto-delete data after a specified time period.
Governments testing 24×7 surveillance systems that automatically detect person now wearing a “face covering” or not the proper distance from others. 1984 is here.
A reporter in California found out what photos and information Clearview AI had stolen about her to build up their database.
Province in China will investigate all those who purchased cough medicine or fever-reducing medicine (e.g. Tylenol) for possibly having coronavirus. They will use detailed purchase records at retail stores and online web outlets and will track down and check each person.
Amazon’s Ring doorbell network, developed in Kiev, Ukraine, provides surveillance video to local police departments. The system, developed in the Ukraine, has also shared collected video with the developers, in Kiev.
California’s new privacy law permits consumers to request access to and the deletion of data collected by businesses. To comply with the law, many companies are accused of designing consumer facing user interfaces that are near impossible to use. Some are so bad that consumers have gained access to other’s private data.
Click through and test your browser’s ability to block ad tracking and see if your browser is immune to “fingerprint” identification (chances are, its not).
Behind the scenes, seemingly benign Android apps are scooping up huge amounts of private data about your life and sharing with third parties. We need to assume, apparently, that 100% of Android apps are spyware. This is why Android apps are “free” – when its free, you are the product.