How do you feel about the possibility of your recorded requests to Alexa being shared with third-party developers? Here’s what we know about that – and some tips to manage your data
from Alexa is listening to what you say – and might share that with developers
Russians need a passport to get a SIM card, a cell number to get a VK account, and the VK account to log into Pornhub. What’s behind this new requirement?
from Russians told to log in to Pornhub using verified social media accounts
States join EPIC in pushing back against president’s call for voter data amid concerns about scope and security of the request
from EPIC files restraining order to block voter fraud commission’s data swoop
Attackers grabbed data including names, birthdates, taxpayer IDs and more from Anthem patients – a toolkit for identity theft
from Anthem to pay record $115m to settle lawsuits over massive breach
Some police and child protection authorities are advising parents to turn off the new feature
from Snapchat starts sharing your (and your kids’) location. Turn it off.
Looking closely at the tracking that’s done while you browse can be very unnerving – but does that mean you should give up using the web?
from What does looking under the hood of your browser reveal about you?
Facebook, Google and other providers are stepping up with techniques ranging from AI detection to human intervention in response to calls from politicians after a rash of terror attacks
from How social media companies are using AI to fight terrorist content
It won’t necessarily translate into big trouble for Uber. But it might: after all, the FTC’s interest recently cost the company $20m.
from Uber in the privacy spotlight again
Scammers are using all sorts of techniques to get around Airbnb’s anti-fraud detection. Don’t get caught out!
from Airbnb – the heartache of fake holiday scams
Feeling happy? Feeling sad? Facebook plans to harness your phone’s keyboard and camera to find out.
from Facebook wants to feel your pain (and your joy)