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Normalized Facial Recognition

Normalized Facial Recognition This week in Privacy News, PS5 betas a program that stores your screenshots in their cloud, The Verge is trying to push Google to create a smart watch, CFPB wants information on Big Tech payment gateways, and UK schools are pushing facial recognition for paying for lunch. We also have several security […]

Medically Approved Smart Watch

Medically Approved Smart Watch This week in the Privacy news, we look at 1Password sharing passwords by email, students were secretly spied on by schools, and some think sharing health data should be opt out. Also, we see the first medically approved smart watch in the USA, and see some security news and breaches and […]

EU To Ban Mass Surveillance

EU To Ban Mass Surveillance This week in Privacy News, Firefox is now sharing your data with partners, Google abandons bank accounts, and Amazon is working on a smart refrigerator to restock your house automatically. Also, the EU plans to ban mass surveillance in public places. We finish up some several security news items and […]

Nothing Justifies This…

Nothing Justifies This… This week in Privacy News, Facebook delays the Children’s Instagram app, China bans children under 16 from live streaming, and Apple Airtags can be easily compromised. Also, Amazon has more spy cameras for your house, and Ikea does something beyond justification. We also look at some security news and breaches. Oakland PD […]

Apple Reports Your Mental State

Apple Reports Your Mental State This week in Privacy News, Google will remove permissions from unused apps, Facebook still pushes troll farms on people, and Chrome implements idle detection API. Also, Apple is researching ways to discern your emotional state using their phone and watch sensors. We also look at some security news. Tim Cook […]

Mozilla vs Microsoft: The Battle of the Default Browser

Your AI Voice This week in the Privacy News, Ireland falls behind the EU on GDPR violations, Amazon One palm scanning extends to venues, and Biden picks a privacy “champion” for the FTC. Also, meet your AI voice deepfake. The new emerging technology will allow you to create your own AI voice…or maybe you could […]

ProtonMail: Compromised

ProtonMail: Compromised This week in Privacy News, Outlook reveals names when an email is spoofed, LAPD asks for your social media to feed into Palintar, and Whatsapp user messages can be sent to contractors for review. Also, ProtonMail may be forced to de-anonymize people for the government. We also talk about some rouge algorithm news. […]

Aussie Police Power Trip

Aussie Police Power Trip This week in Privacy News, two privacy news updates, Apple has serious employee privacy problems, and they are rolling out digital IDs. Also, the Australian police have new total control over citizen’s accounts. We complete the section with some security news. Apple Allows Outside Payments This week in Business News, Samsung […]

Can Computers Unlearn Our Private Data?

Can Computers Unlearn Our Private Data? This week in Privacy News, we see that Apple has been scanning email for CSAM since 2019, Google Health gets distributed throughout the rest of the company, and most government agences use Facial Recognition Technology. We also see someone take responsibility for the T-Mobile breach, some Apple security warnings, […]

Turnkey Government is Here, AI Used Against Citizens!

Turnkey Government is Here, AI Used Against Citizens! This week in Privacy News, Phone companies could stop tracking people, but they don’t want to. Lawmakers are concerned Amazon palm prints, IoT devices are leaking more data, and the US military abandons AI tech that is being used against people by the new government. We also […]

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