Zooming in on Privacy Concerns

The Article

Microsoft Dumps Third Party Facial Recognition
This week in Privacy News, Grammarly is now spying on MacOS users, 4000 more apps can use a Google API to track what other apps you are using, Spotify launches a kids version, and Microsoft decides to stop working with third party facial recognition companies.
#Microsoft #Android #Spotify

Security Researches Wreck Zoom
Zoom has been growing in popularity, but many security researchers have pointed out many flaws including lack of encryption, it was leaking email addresses, zoom can take over your computer. Let’s have a look at more blunders.
#Zoom #OnlineConferencing #Zoombombing

Cloudflare’s New VPN
This week in business news, Microsoft 365 is now released, the edge browser now has vertical tabs and tracking protection, frontier files for bankruptcy, and cloudflare is releasing a free VPN; who is the product here?

The Internet Archive is Stealing from Authors
This week in Covid News, Google finally boots Alex Jones, Spectrum workers get paid in gift cards, Instacart is sourcing their own hand sanitizer, and college students rebuild their campuses in Minecraft. Also, the Internet Archive decides to steal from authors by lending unlimited digital book copies.
#AlexJones #Spectrum #InternetArchive

When Are You Recovered?
The US government is asking for tracking data from social media and ad networks to track things, opentable lets you reserve your spot in the breadlines, the fcc might lose control over the networks, UCSF app tracks biomedical data, and people do not know when they can re-enter society after a positive test.
#UCSF #OpenTable #LocationTap

The Articles

Privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21200923/grammarly-microsoft-word-mac-online-grammar-suggestions-writing

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/4000-android-apps-silently-access-your-installed-software/

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/31/spotify-kids/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/saudi-arabia-reportedly-tracked-phones-by-using-industry-wide-carrier-weakness/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/27/21197577/microsoft-facial-recognition-investing-divest-anyvision-controversy

Zoom
https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoom-meeting-encryption/

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7e95m/zoom-leaking-email-addresses-photos

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/04/unpatched-zoom-bug-lets-attackers-steal-windows-credentials-with-no-warning/

https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/01/new-zoom-bugs-takeover-macs-cam-mic-root/

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/4/2/21202984/zoom-backlash-zoombombing-encryption-exploits-consumerization-of-it

Business
https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/30/21199376/microsoft-365-subscriptions-office-family-safety-app-teams-features-price

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-30-edge-browser-vertical-tabs-tracking-prevention.html

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/04/frontier-prepares-for-bankruptcy-regrets-failure-to-install-enough-fiber/

https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-the-beta-for-warp-for-macos-and-windows/

Kung flu
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/google-bans-infowars-app-over-coronavirus-claims/

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/spectrum-workers-coronavirus-gift-cards

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/instacart-announces-new-health–safety-supplies-for-shopper-community-301031382.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21200972/college-students-graduation-minecraft-coronavirus-school-closures

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/internet-archive-offers-thousands-of-copyrighted-books-for-free-online/

Dystopia
https://www.idownloadblog.com/2020/03/30/us-government-taps-location-data-from-the-mobile-ad-industry-to-track-movements-of-americans-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/03/30/opentable-let-your-reserve-time-grocery-store/2935809001/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21200992/fcc-coronavirus-net-neutrality-networks-att-comcast-carriers

https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-31-ucsf-app-citizen-science-covid-19.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/1/21201045/coronavirus-covid-19-recovery-isolation-contagious-cdc-data

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