The FTC says major ISPs are collecting large amounts of data about their customers, and combining it with web browsing histories and third party data to draw conclusions about their customers.
I have a post appearing in my news feed right now, asking: “You have 30 minutes to spend $10,000 in one store. Where are you going?” Or, “What was your first car?” On the surface, these are boring questions, yet FB indicates it has had 1.8 million comments added. Why are these posts occurring and who is behind them? Someone appears to be pouring enormous energy and effort into a data collection project aimed at building personality profiles from social…
Walgreen’s leaked Covid-19 test data for millions of people on to the web.
The records in question included students’ names, identification numbers, phone numbers, grades and parent email addresses. Source: Private information of 2,841 students accidentally released: Sask. privacy commissioner | CBC News The data was “only accessed by three visitors” (who downloaded it?)
Australian law gives government the authority to not only intercept but also to “add, copy or delete data” when investigating crimes. Thereby tampering with evidence, as well as scooping up (and potentially altering) data of third parties that are not the direct target.
Automated facial recognition has a high false positive rate and amounts to automated racism.
Facebook still tracks your location using lat/long attached to photos, when uploaded using the FB iOS app -even when you’ve told FB not to track your location.
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.