23:42 [RT] (E)
Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the “Location History” setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation.
4:03 [zdnet] (E)
Tampering with two lines of code unveiled a serious bug which could lead to full system compromise.
4:36 [Investmentwatchblog] (E)
Are you living life or are you just talking about it? One of the biggest problems with Facebook is the more time we spend updating our profile and following other people’s lives, the less time we actually spend living.
8:41 [boingboing] (E)
Facebook wants to "deepen user engagement" with Messenger, and to that end, it`s been pitching America`s giant banks on joint enterprises where Facebook will get to see all your financial info (especially info on where you`re shopping and what you`re buying) to help it suck you into using Messenger for longer.
0:09 [Activist Post] (E)
China is using artificial intelligence as a tool to help it decide its foreign policy, detaching from the emotions of useless humans that get in the way of the thought process. What could possibly go wrong allowing A.I. to help decide foreign policy with other countries? The South China Morning Post has reported that “Several prototypes of diplomatic systems using artificial intelligence are under development in China, according to researchers involved or familiar with the projects.”
2:45 [Fort Russ] (E)
In the last 48 hours we have witnessed a stage in Facebook’s collapse where truly it can be said that the platform’s problems have metastasized. Facebook lost $120 in stock value overnight, after several years of user concerns with privacy and censorship. For the under 25 age bracket in many markets, using Facebook is simply played-out, a sign of squareness and overly restrictive and commercialized on the whole.
14:56 [Unsere Zeit] (D)
Die Verwandlung der Kommunikation in eine Ware verschafft dem Kapitalismus eine Fristverlängerung
20:31 [America Out Loud] (E)
Silicon Valley parents witness firsthand that technology is potentially harmful to their children, many parents are restricting or outright banning screen time for their children altogether, and these parents are sending their children to schools where there are little to no computers in sight.
0:02 [Mothersdirt] (D)
2014 erlangte das Model Heidi Yeh mit dem Bild für eine Werbekampagne einer taiwanesischen Schönheitsklinik weltweite Beachtung. Ein Internet Meme, dass ihre Karriere und selbst ihr Privatleben weitgehend zerstörte, zirkulierte in den sozialen Netzwerken und wurde bis zum heutigen Tag millionenfach geteilt. Jetzt kämpft sie um ihre Reputation.
22:08 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Bei dem Gipfel in Helsinki hatte der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin seinem US-Amtskollegen Donald Trump einen Ball der Fußball-WM geschenkt. Bei dem symbolischen Präsent handelt es sich aber offenbar nicht um einen ganz einfachen Ball: Laut Bloomberg ist er mit einem Chip versehen.
21:41 [RT] (D)
Russland hat fast 25 Millionen Cyberangriffe auf seine kritischen Informationssysteme und Infrastrukturen während der FIFA Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft erlebt, verriet Wladimir Putin.
2:06 [RT] (E)
Twitter’s metadata contains an array of revealing information on its users, a new study proves, and can be used to identify a user with unnerving accuracy – even those who go to great lengths to hide that information.
23:42 [gizmodo] (E)
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On Tuesday, Wikipedia Italy set all of its pages to redirect to a statement raising awareness for the upcoming vote that (barring some legislative wrangling) would make the copyright directive law.
[ part of the statement: ]
... "The directive instead of updating the copyright laws in Europe and promoting the participation of all the citizens to the society of information, threatens online freedom and creates obstacles to accessing the Web, imposing new barriers, filters and restrictions."...
[Found via Risks Digest 30.74 in a post by Lauren Weinstein ]
23:28 [Activist Post] (E)
2009 – French Gov’t Bans Tech Ads to Kids Under 12. 2018 – Still Marketing Tech to Kids.
23:44 [Natural News] (E)
Under the guise of convenience, it seems we’ve all been inviting Big Brother into our homes (and our pocket and purses) with open arms.
1:08 [The Daily Caller] (E)
Google has reportedly been letting software developers scan the emails of millions of people who use Gmail, the tech company’s popular proprietary communications service. Some of these companies, like Return Path, collect certain data from those who have downloaded one of its free apps and give it to marketers, according to an article published Monday by The Wall Street Journal.