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WhatsApp privacy backlash: Facebook angers users by harvesting their data

WhatsApp privacy backlash: Facebook angers users by harvesting their data | News we like | Scoop.it
Facebook is being accused of backtracking on its pledge not to use the data of the 1 billion users of the WhatsApp messaging app it acquired two years ago
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Windows 10 et vie privée : l'EFF accuse Microsoft d'ignorer les utilisateurs

Windows 10 et vie privée : l'EFF accuse Microsoft d'ignorer les utilisateurs | News we like | Scoop.it
Microsoft n'en a pas fini avec la polémique concernant les paramètres de vie privée au sein de Windows 10. Cette fois c'est l'Electronic Frontier Foundation qui pointe les pratiques de la firme de Redmond.



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France Is Mad About Microsoft Collecting Windows 10 User Data Without Their Consent

France Is Mad About Microsoft Collecting Windows 10 User Data Without Their Consent | News we like | Scoop.it
France isn’t into Microsoft collecting user data without its consent. The CNIL, France’s National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, issued a formal notice telling the company it has three months to cut it out.
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World's biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights

World's biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights | News we like | Scoop.it
Firms such as Google and Facebook didn’t offer users basic disclosures about privacy and censorship. ‘The best-scoring company got a D,’ says thinktank
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NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers, WikiLeaks says

NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers, WikiLeaks says | News we like | Scoop.it
Allegation that François Baroin and Pierre Moscovici were targeted between 2011 and 2014 comes after report US agency spied on three of France’s presidents The US National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French...
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Stop Expecting Privacy When You Use Work Apps

Stop Expecting Privacy When You Use Work Apps | News we like | Scoop.it
Your privacy is important, even if our concern for it is often misplaced . Nowhere is it more misplaced than the tech we use at work. When you use office computers, phones, or other gear, you shouldn’t expect privacy.
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Facebook Opens Up Internet.org Platform, Tramples All Over User Privacy

Facebook Opens Up Internet.org Platform, Tramples All Over User Privacy | News we like | Scoop.it
In a video announcing the new Internet.org platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s eyes beam straight through your soul, while he tells you dryly how Facebook is going to fix the internet. “Facebook is watching you…” his eyes say silently.
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1970s Researchers Predicted Debit Cards Would Be Great For Surveillance

1970s Researchers Predicted Debit Cards Would Be Great For Surveillance | News we like | Scoop.it
In late October of 1971 a group of academics and technologists gathered at a conference at Georgetown. They were given the task of devising the most comprehensive (yet invisible) surveillance program imaginable.
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NSA Gadget Transfer Program Turning Local Cops into Spies - Tenth Amendment Center

NSA Gadget Transfer Program Turning Local Cops into Spies - Tenth Amendment Center | News we like | Scoop.it
With the media spotlight shining on police militarization, most Americans know something about the federal 1033 transfer program that enables police departments to get military equipment like armored vehicles, high power weapons, grenade launchers,...
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Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU | News we like | Scoop.it
European Commission admits Safe Harbour framework cannot ensure privacy of EU citizens’ data when sent to the US by American internet firms The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want...
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DEA Was Dragnet Spying on Billions of American Phone Calls for Decades 

DEA Was Dragnet Spying on Billions of American Phone Calls for Decades  | News we like | Scoop.it
Indiscriminate spying was the DEA’s blunt force weapon of choice in its “War on Drugs.” The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Justice Department tracked billions of Americans’ phone calls, even people not suspected of crimes, for decades—and it looks...
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The FBI Lets Criminals Walk in Order to Keep This Device a Secret

The FBI Lets Criminals Walk in Order to Keep This Device a Secret | News we like | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is notoriously secretive about its cell phone tracking tools known as Stingrays.
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Leave Facebook if you don't want to be snooped on, warns EU

Leave Facebook if you don't want to be snooped on, warns EU | News we like | Scoop.it
European Commission admits Safe Harbour framework cannot ensure privacy of EU citizens’ data when sent to the US by American internet firms The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want...
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Here's Some Of The Information Facebook Will Be Collecting From WhatsApp

Here's Some Of The Information Facebook Will Be Collecting From WhatsApp | News we like | Scoop.it
WhatsApp betrayed its longstanding commitment to privacy today, when it announced plans to start sharing data with Facebook. But what data, exactly, will WhatsApp share with Facebook? The company won’t say.
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Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching | News we like | Scoop.it
Your smartphone's radio can be used to spy on you. The exiled NSA leaker teamed up with renowned hardware hacker Bunnie Huang to stop it.
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France orders Microsoft to stop collecting excessive user data

France orders Microsoft to stop collecting excessive user data | News we like | Scoop.it
Microsoft ordered to stop tracking Windows 10 users without consentFrench data authority gives Microsoft three months to comply
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Windows 10: should privacy problems worry me?

Windows 10: should privacy problems worry me? | News we like | Scoop.it
Susan is wary of switching to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system following recent negative publicity. Is it worth upgrading?
What is your opinion on the privacy issue concerning Microsoft Windows 10?
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6 DIY Projects to Protect Your Digital Privacy

6 DIY Projects to Protect Your Digital Privacy | News we like | Scoop.it
Cellphone snooping. Network surveillance. Face recognition technology. As the gadgets we search, watch, and read become more able to watch us back, Makers are finding clever ways to guard their digital privacy and maintain anonymity online.
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Use privacy software if you want to be safe from Facebook, warns watchdog

Use privacy software if you want to be safe from Facebook, warns watchdog | News we like | Scoop.it
A Belgian watchdog has urged all internet users to download privacy software, specifically to shield themselves from Facebook's grasp.
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Police monitored political movements of candidate standing against Nigel Farage

Police monitored political movements of candidate standing against Nigel Farage | News we like | Scoop.it
Officers have been keeping tabs on Greens candidate standing against Ukip leader Nigel Farage, as police face questions over monitoring of elected politicians Police have been monitoring the political activities of a candidate while he has been...
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Coverup claims over revelation that Germany spied on EU partners for US

Coverup claims over revelation that Germany spied on EU partners for US | News we like | Scoop.it
Embarrassment for Berlin after reports about inquiry into NSA surveillance say German spies monitored French president’s office and EU institutions Germany has been spying and eavesdropping on its closest partners in the EU and passing the...
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Officials Knew the Legal Basis for an NSA Spying Program Was Bullshit 

Officials Knew the Legal Basis for an NSA Spying Program Was Bullshit  | News we like | Scoop.it
A formerly-secret report on the NSA’s warrantless surveillance was published yesterday evening.
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Facebook admits it tracks non-users, but denies claims it breaches EU privacy law

Facebook admits it tracks non-users, but denies claims it breaches EU privacy law | News we like | Scoop.it
Social network claims privacy report commissioned by the Belgian privacy watchdog ‘gets it wrong multiple times’ over what Facebook does with user data Facebook has admitted that it tracked users who do not have an account with the social network,...
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New coalition forms to end mass US surveillance

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Activist groups on Wednesday unveiled a new coalition aimed at repealing the law authorizing mass surveillance by US intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
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Germany slaps Google with data collection limits

Germany slaps Google with data collection limits | News we like | Scoop.it
German officials on Wednesday ordered Google to limit the collection of personal data, in the US Internet giant's latest run-in with authorities in the European Union.
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