In April we reported that thousands of Amazon contractors have been eavesdropping on customers who own the company's Alexa devices.
Tech giants such as Google or Facebook store vast amounts of personal data for their own gain but they are also "happy to hand over" this data to governments, making people vulnerable to persecution, Edward Snowden warned during an interview with
Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power.
It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11.
Ultra-realistic manipulation of digital imagery could open up new horizons for filmmaking, but lawmakers are only beginning to grapple with the issues and unanswered questions it poses.
The number of people detained, their phones and laptops searched without warrants, is exploding. Why?
Because 'there's almost no way to stop' companies from spying on your habits
They have invaded the very private and personal space inside our heads, and are prepared to literally read our minds… with potentially devastating consequences.
Responding to questions from Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Amazon admitted its efforts to guarantee voice transcripts get deleted are 'an ongoing effort.'
Back off big brother, San Francisco and Somerville say no thanks to facial recognition tech!
"Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires."
In these days of anti-tech ire, it's a popular cocktail hour topic: How much is Facebook making off my data? Last year, I spent a month trying to find out, hawking my personal data on blockchain-based marketplaces. I came away with $0.003. On Monda
Google is not only tracking your every move, but they are storing a record of every place you've visited.
I should have kept my mouth shut about the guacamole; that made things worse for me. Otherwise, what I'm about to describe could happen to any American who travels internationally. It happened 33,295 times last year.
One objection to the cryptosphere… to free cyberspace… is that it's only for super-smart people, and not for average people. And that's flatly false
Here's video taken by a man of AGWs rummaging through a UHaul for reasons unclear. The man is recording the action from several feet away, while standing on a public sidewalk. An AGW runs up like a vicious Goose, demanding the man stop, accusing hi
The government wants access to your complete medical records. What could go wrong?
Habitually untrustworthy snoops still demand we trust them to monitor our communications.
A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram. The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.
Microsoft has deleted a massive database of 10 million images which was being used to train facial recognition systems, the Financial Times reports.
If you are ever stopped and demanded to turn over your phone's password, do not comply. Tell the officer that he must get a legitimate court-issued warrant, and then you will comply. Always be polite, but firm. but be ready to pay the price of non-