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Jeff Bezos’s Leaky Phone

This week in Privacy News, Apply gives us an update on the ‘you turned off data location wrong’ case, EU looks to temp ban facial ID, Google makes it easier to click on search ads, and Tinder wants to give us blue checkmarks for pictures of ourselves…But our feature story is a reminder from Jeff […]

Adblock Antitrust?

Adblock Antitrust? Today in Privacy News, #Verizon launches a new privacy-focused search engine…can we trust it? Advocates ask colleges to avoid facial recognition and #grindr shares profile data with hundreds of data analytics companies. Also, Ron Wyden asks the FTC if the #Adblocker industry is rife with anti-trust. These are more stories tonight! Apple Slashes […]

Weekly News Marathon

Obamaphones are Packed with Uninstallable Malware In privacy news this week, Firefox 72 brings some privacy defaults and blocks notifications, Google offers DuckDuckGo in EU for new Android devices, the senate looks at ring with mean eyes, and the Obamaphones come preinstalled with unremovable malware…hey, its a feature! #Firefox #ObamaPhone #DuckDuckGo Smart Tech is Coming […]

Wyze Leaks personal and Biometric Data

This week in Privacy News, protonmail to offer encrypted calender, and Google blocks Xiami cameras for sending data to the wrong account. Our featured story is that Wyze IoT covering a wide range of devices, leaks everything they had collected…will you give up IoT yet? #ProtonMail #Xiaomi #Wyze IRS Slaps TurboTax, May offer Competing Service […]

Surveilled by Evil Clowns

This week in privacy news, #totok is a new spying app…the government warns about it, but not about Facebook! Also, SF law goes so far that #iPhones were banned by city workers, Amazon is working on hand ID tech. Our final story is that giant #surveillance balloons with high res cameras on on the edge […]

The Unholy Trinity to Create IoT Standard

The Unholy Trinity to Create IoT Standard This week we get more updates on Ring doorbell breaches as thousands of user profiles leak online. Also, the FBI is asking for purchase and credit history of credit agences with Gag Orders, Google creates new addresses for Brazilians and more, but our feature story is the teaming […]

Google Checks Up On Your Passwords

Google Checks Up On Your Passwords This week in Privacy News, #Ring cameras have a few cred stuffing hacks, #Microsoft wants to prevent cred stuffing, and a new device his the market to track your kids, dog, car? Another s3 leak, and #Google sends some of your password to their servers to check for possible […]

Banks Now Spying On Our Spending

Today in Privacy News, Homeland security now wants facial scans of US Citizens, too. Android Malware can impersonate every one of the top 500 android apps, and the Aussie government uses cameras to find drivers on cell phones. Also, banks are now using our spending data against us to target #marketing for their parnters…are you […]

Google Now Allows Face Tagging

Google Allows Face Tagging This week in the privacy news, yet another proposed privacy bill rears its head in the #senate. Is this one any good? Will it have a chance? Also, #Facebook dumps the VPN spy and instead gives money to install a survey app, but now #Google may be getting into the facial […]

Sued For Stealing a GPS tracker?

Sued For Stealing a GPS tracker? This week in privacy news, we will look at how #Google and Samsung camera Apps can be hijecked, and #Uber recording all your rides, and a new ad blocker that pushes ads…and our feature story is a man is being sued for removing a #GPS tracker from an unknown […]


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