In 2009, JP Morgan Chase’s “special ops” man was an ex-Secret Service agent known as Peter Cavicchia III, and he retained Palantir to spy on everybody within the firm to seek out “insider threats”; even getting the financial institution to put money into Palantir.
Cavicchia ran his personal little safety state inside Morgan […]
Wolf Richter’s dental insurer despatched his household a free “smart” toothbrush that information how typically and the way properly you sweep, utilizing a set of proprietary consumables to wash your tooth.
Richter found that not solely did his toothbrush rat on him, his insurer was paying consideration: when he didn’t unbox and begin […]
The corruption and surveillance tradition of Facebook is baked in deep and may by no means be eliminated; in case you doubt it, simply peruse a sampling of their patent filings, that are like Black Mirror fanfic written by attorneys.
Tim Wu (previously) factors out that websites on the size of Facebook — […]
Dan Gillmor’s bought a superb level about tech platforms: they extra they act as technological regulators of what we see (the extra they spy on us and filter-bubble us), the extra they’ll face calls to be political regulators of what we see.
The extra they assert the fitting and functionality to uprank and […]
Myfitnesspal was a startup that provided Internet of Shit-based health and food regimen monitoring; they had been bought by Under Armor for $475,000,000 in 2015; three years later, Under Armor has admitted that hackers stole the private knowledge of 150,000,000 Myfitnesspal customers.
Internet of Things corporations cannot be worthwhile — not to mention […]
Mediasmarts (previously), a Canadian media literacy nonprofit, has simply launched
Data Defenders, a well timed online game about knowledge assortment and focusing on aimed toward children in grades Four-6.
The sport has each a academics’ information and a mother and father’ information, and runs in browser with no plugins.
People who purchase intercourse toys typically need “high-quality, ergonomically designed toys that are intuitive to use,” however Silicon Valley retains delivering “innovative” and commercially unsuccessful intercourse toys whose selling-points are their “flashy apps and connectivity.”
This is not going to vary any time quickly.
For a Silicon Valley firm to boost […]
Public information requests have proven that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement — who’ve continued and intensified Obama’s program of mass deportations and separation of households beneath Trump — makes use of Facebook’s logs, merged with logs from mobile carriers and analyzed by software program from Palantir (Peter Thiel’s police-state arms-dealer) to trace immigrants.
When Grey Heron surfaced this month promoting anti-Signal and anti-Telegram surveillance instruments at a UK commerce present for cyber-arms-dealers, sharp-eyed journalists at Motherboard instantly observed that the corporate’s spokesman was final seen fronting for Hacking Team, a disgraced Italian cyber-arms-dealer that offered surveillance weapons to a few of the world’s cruelest dictators.
After you #DeleteFacebook (here’s step-by-step instructions, as a result of they make it damned exhausting), you will be wanting to switch the providers it supplied like immediate messaging, occasion planning, and social information sharing.
In Wired, Louise Matsakis offers her suggestions for options to Facebook: Nuzzel for social information; Signal for messaging; Paperless […]