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How accepting a friend request could alter your credit score

How accepting a friend request could alter your credit score | Small data | Scoop.it
Joe Polverari is the General Manager of Yodlee Interactive, a provider of financial applications that aims to make online banking more profitable.



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How accepting a friend request could alter your #creditscore http://tnw.co/J4xCIo Good article by @Yodlee #privacy

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Foursquare Knows Where You Are Even When You Don't Check In - Digiday

Foursquare, the company that initially popularized checking in, no longer needs its signature feature in order to know exactly where you are.
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.@foursquare should not only have a good product but a #privacy friendly policy. And it doesn'thttp://bit.ly/J4sKmq

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This Is How Often Your Phone Company Hands Data Over To Law Enforcement

This Is How Often Your Phone Company Hands Data Over To Law Enforcement | Small data | Scoop.it
An infographic showing how often wireless companies handed over data about their mobile subscribers to law enforcement.
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Google's for-profit surveillance problem

"We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about." "Your digital identity will live forever... because there’s no delete button." —Eric Schmidt...
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Great article by @yashalevine We should not just focus on government #surveillance but also in corporate http://bit.ly/IRI2LS @thegooddata

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Federal Judge Writes Epic Smackdown Of 'Likely Unconstitutional' NSA Phone Record Collection

Federal Judge Writes Epic Smackdown Of 'Likely Unconstitutional' NSA Phone Record Collection | Small data | Scoop.it
Larry Klayman, a conservative activist, and Charles Strange, father of a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan, sued the federal government as well as Verizon, saying that the phone company handing over their information to the feds was a violation of...
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Federal Judge says phone metadata collection program is almost certainly unconstitutional http://onforb.es/1cO53dD #stopwatchingus @kashhill

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Knowing you're being spied on is one thing. Being able to do something about it is something else

Knowing you're being spied on is one thing. Being able to do something about it is something else | Small data | Scoop.it
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has criticized Google for removing an experimental tool that allowed Android users to better control the information available to installed apps. Instead of allow...
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NSA said to use Google cookies to track surveillance targets

NSA said to use Google cookies to track surveillance targets | Small data | Scoop.it
Same bits of code used by advertisers to track consumer behavior is used to help locate targets for government hacking and surveillance, the Washington Post reports. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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#NSA uses Google cookies to track #surveillance targets http://cnet.co/1j3BcmP Another reason to block tracking #cookies! 

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Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental

Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental | Small data | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3.
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Google regrets of giving #android users #privacy control http://bit.ly/1jXyq0d Technically feasible. They simply don't want to!

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We cannot afford to be indifferent to internet spying

We cannot afford to be indifferent to internet spying | Small data | Scoop.it
We have reached the moment after which the number of people who give a damn about their privacy will only increase. By Cory Doctorow
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"There is a moment out there for #privacy activists and entrepreneurs to capitalise upon" http://bit.ly/1gmPQ6t @doctorow I hope so!

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How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review

How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views | MIT Technology Review | Small data | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal?
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Interesting study by @carnby on how to burst the filter bubble that "protects" us from opposing views http://bit.ly/1gQ1N22
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AT&T Refuses to Disclose to Shareholders What Data It Shares with the NSA | The Dissenter

AT&T Refuses to Disclose to Shareholders What Data It Shares with the NSA | The Dissenter | Small data | Scoop.it
AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has informed shareholders it will not disclose any details on its dealings with the
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AT&T refuses to disclose #NSA deals even to shareholders. Says that "hasn't been topic of debate over the last years" http://bit.ly/18tJ6vA

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Check if you're the victim of a database breach with 'Have I Been Pwned?'

Check if you're the victim of a database breach with 'Have I Been Pwned?' | Small data | Scoop.it
Find out if you might be the victim of a big database breach with this new online tool.
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Useful tool! I discovered I had been pwned!

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Protecting customer data from government snooping - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

News and perspectives covering the top stories, events and activities from Microsoft. The content for this blog includes the official information and stories from all of Microsoft's primary businesses.
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After being the first to collaborate with #nsa, @microsoft @BradSmi tell us us that our privacy matters http://bit.ly/1iCauBp #notcredible

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Mobile Web Habits Suggests the Ad Industry Is Vulnerable to Ad-Blockers | MIT Technology Review

Mobile Web Habits Suggests the Ad Industry Is Vulnerable to Ad-Blockers | MIT Technology Review | Small data | Scoop.it
The mobile Web browsing of three million people reveals how pervasive ad tracking technology is and shows that Google’s is dominant.
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If 5% of internet users implement #donottrack, #advertising revenues would fall by 30% according to study http://bit.ly/18yglU7

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Facebook, Walmart to Help Write Rules On Facial Recognition Technology

Facebook, Walmart to Help Write Rules On Facial Recognition Technology | Small data | Scoop.it
The Feds will start meeting with industry and privacy advocates in February to draft a voluntary code for use of facial recognition technology.
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Facebook & Walmart to write rules on #facialrecognition http://bit.ly/IRMz0P Imagine the rules... #privacy

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Google will not answer to British court over UK privacy claim

Google will not answer to British court over UK privacy claim | Small data | Scoop.it
Search giant insists lawsuit concerning UK internet users' privacy should be brought in California where it is based
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Facebook is tracking what you don’t do on Facebook

Facebook is tracking what you don’t do on Facebook | Small data | Scoop.it
"Self-censorship" is a problem the company is eager to solve.
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Facebook does not only track what we do, but also what we don’t do! http://bit.ly/IRHg1w #privacy

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Boston Police indefinitely suspends license plate reader program

Boston Police indefinitely suspends license plate reader program | Small data | Scoop.it
BPD's scanners saw a stolen motorcycle 59 times over 5 months and police did nothing.
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AT&T wants to know: how much would you pay for a little online privacy?

AT&T wants to know: how much would you pay for a little online privacy? | Small data | Scoop.it
Dan Gillmor: AT&T's 'Austin offer' gives customers two options: higher price, more privacy. Or lower price, but your online movements tracked
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Good initiative by AT&T reckoning #privacy value. Unfortunately plenty of other cases of customer disdain http://bit.ly/1dxU72n @dangillmor

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Silicon Valley’s Doublespeak On User Privacy

Silicon Valley’s Doublespeak On User Privacy | Small data | Scoop.it
The Web giants' anger over government spying is as hypocritical as it is futile.
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In an act of hypocrisy, 8 tech titans chastised the US gov. for doing what they do daily: spy on people http://bit.ly/1jXAfKB @mjasay good!

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World's leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft

World's leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft | Small data | Scoop.it
500 signatories including Günter Grass, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis demand 'digital bill of rights' to curb state abuses
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World's leading authors: state #surveillance of personal data is theft http://bit.ly/1dn8hmI @mrmatthewtaylor @nickhopkinsnews

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More malls and retailers use tracking technology to observe shopper patterns

More malls and retailers use tracking technology to observe shopper patterns | Small data | Scoop.it
Santa knows if you've been sleeping, and knows when you're awake. At the mall, shopper tracking technology knows if you went in a store and left empty-handed or if there was a bottleneck at the scarf counter.
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Tracking technology is becoming mainstream in retail with little information to customers http://on.wsj.com/19ePbA2 #privacy @futureofprivacy

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The Internet is for Porn (and Tracking, Apparently) | The Purple Box – The Official Ghostery Blog

The Internet is for Porn (and Tracking, Apparently) | The Purple Box – The Official Ghostery Blog | Small data | Scoop.it
Using the volunteer panel data from GhostRank along with other sources, we were able to find some... interesting information. For instance, 891 million uni...
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And I wonder, are @ghostery users really conscious that somebody is tracking their #porn habits? http://bit.ly/18tII3i #privacy

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Dick Costolo: "Twitter's needs are rarely in conflict with users' rights"

Dick Costolo: "Twitter's needs are rarely in conflict with users' rights" | Small data | Scoop.it
In the privacy scandals, Twitter has been heralded as a standout bastion of user security. Where companies like Facebook have been roundly criticized for confusing and ever changing privacy setting...
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Twitter #privacy challenges wont come from globalization but from becoming an #advertising business http://bit.ly/18goRH5 @carmeldea

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Why You Should Use A Masked Credit Card To Shop Online

Whenever you buy something with a credit card online, you also have to provide your name, number and address, information seen by the processing banks as well as the merchant.
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Useful credit card masking service by @abine. Increases #privacy and #security of your #transactions http://onforb.es/1d0aZhU

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