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.
The photos of all of us have been amassed to create a massive database. A photo of our face can be submitted and it will identify the person (claimed 99% accuracy) and return information about each of us and all photos of us they have found online, even back to when we were kids. They scraped all of our photos from – social media posts. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more – possibly even personal web sites. If your photo is on social media, you are in their database. There is no way to request removal, even if the photo is of a child whose information is protected by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Now, online marketeers are “tying people’s online browsing activity to their home address” – and using that to send you useless postal junk mail. Nothing is private and everything about your life may be exploited to sell you things you probably do not need.