Privacy

Has workplace surveillance gone too far?

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Companies that genuinely want to transform business performance and retain talent need to re-evaluate the relationship between surveillance tech and...
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Instagram is sharing 79% of your personal data with third parties

Everything from financial info, usage data and browsing history gets shared.It’s one of the most addictive apps on our smartphones...
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Stalkerware is (ab)user-friendly, expert who analyzed malicious apps told CyberNews

Abusers increasingly use stalkerware to spy on their spouses or exes. These malicious apps are easy for perpetrators to install...
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Vaccine passports: necessary safety measure or unacceptable privacy risk?

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Securing the trust of citizens is often harder than it is to secure digital apps.As Covid vaccines have begun their...
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Will FLoC get Google off the privacy hook?

As Google faces a class-action lawsuit over tracking in Chrome's Incognito mode, the company is promising a new API to...
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Android apps are asking for too many dangerous permissions. Here's how we know

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When you install an Android app, it rarely comes with access to everything it needs. Apps require access to different...
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How to safely blur or pixelize text and images (an experiment)

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A lot of hoopla was pushed in late December when reports came out of a new tool, Depix, that could...
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Clubhouse’s privacy problem: your data may be going to China

Clubhouse is now the app of the moment. In the midst of the pandemic, with restrictions and social isolation, its...
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Will facial recognition payments replace your bank card?

COVID-19 has speeded the adoption of many digital technologies that have been around for many years. Contactless payments have been...
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Is your online romance a scam? Maybe not yet

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Self-isolation measures amplify the feeling of solitude. With usual venues for mingling closed, we turn to technology. Meanwhile, fraudsters are...
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Spotify wants to suggest songs based on your speech and emotional state

The limitation of having a handful of songs at our disposal on vinyl, cassette, CD, or even the more flexible...
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Your willingness to share your data depends on your age

A recent survey shows the generational divide over data sharing.Sharing data has become an everyday part of our lives online....
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Loyalty for data: what do retailers know about you?

Loyalty and reward programs offered by retailers are supposed to be based on mutual benefit. It's in the name. Loyalty...
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Privacy is an illusion. But that‘s a good thing

Everyone’s information is available. It doesn’t matter how rich, poor, educated or not you are, Brett Johnson, former cybercriminal dubbed...
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Privacy and data protection trends in 2021

What could 2021 mean for privacy, both in the public and private sectors? It can sometimes feel like the world is...
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An unintended consequence: can deepfakes kill video evidence?

Many prophesied that deepfakes - media doctored with the help of artificial intelligence - will wreak havoc around the world....
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Is your data your personal property?

Back in 2006, mathematician Clive Humby described data as 'the new oil', and the phrase has had widespread currency ever...
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Data collection cheat sheet: how Parler, Twitter, Facebook, MeWe’s data policies compare

Alternative social media platforms, also known as “alt” or alt-tech, were catapulted into the spotlight near the end of 2020...
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Kill, laugh, love: what should we do with deepfakes?

2020 was an impressive year in many ways but one. We haven’t seen social order destroyed by deepfakes, an AI-powered...
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What does data protection by design actually mean?

In October, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted a final version of the Guidelines on Data Protection by Design...
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