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  • Walmart Just Filed for a Weird Patent. Shopping Carts May Never Be the Same

    10/21/2018 12:47:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 102 replies
    Inc ^ | 21OCT18 | Betsy Mikel
    Walmart has plenty of haters. But for many consumers, Walmart's prices just can't be beat. You can't afford to be choosy when you're on a tight budget. If price is not so much of a concern for you, what if you discovered that Walmart wants your personal data? And not just data about your shopping behavior, which we already give hand over fist to Amazon in the name of fast shipping. Walmart is interested in what's going on in your body while you shop. The company wants to collect this data is a particularly creepy way: through the handles of...
  • Facebook Hack: FBI Doesn't Want Users to Know Who Was Behind Data Breach

    10/14/2018 1:11:38 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-14 21:00 | ay Greenberg
    The FBI has asked Facebook not to reveal who was behind the recent data breach that saw hackers steal contact information of 30 million users, according to a Facebook security update Friday.
  • Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

    10/13/2018 2:11:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
    Early in his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump dismissed political data as an “overrated” tool. But after he won the Republican nomination, his team began building a database that offers a pipeline into the heart of the party’s base, a comprehensive list including the email addresses and cellphone numbers of as many as 20 million supporters. Now, consultants close to the Trump campaign are ramping up efforts to put that database — by far the most sought-after in Republican politics — to use, offering it for rent to candidates, conservative groups and even businesses. It is an arrangement that has...
  • Verizon Throttled Firefighters' Data As Mendocino Wildfire Raged, Fire Chief Says

    08/22/2018 2:52:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    npr ^ | 08/22/2018
    Just days after the massive Mendocino Complex Fire ignited in Northern California, fire officials were getting desperate in their emails to Verizon Wireless. As Santa Clara County firefighters mobilized, they discovered that Internet access had slowed to a crawl on the vehicle they were using to coordinate their response. "Please work with us," Daniel Farrelly, a systems analyst for the Santa Clara Fire Department, entreated the company in an email dated July 30. "All we need is a plan that does not offer throttling or caps of any kind." A few hours later, the Verizon accounts manager suggested they get...
  • Facebook Wants Banks to Hand Over Your Financial Information

    08/07/2018 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/06/18 | Charlie Nash
    Facebook has been asking banks in the United States for their customers’ financial data, including account balances and transactions, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal revealed that the social network has been asking major banks to “share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.” The banks asked by Facebook included JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and U.S. Bancorp, while one “large U.S. bank pulled away from talks due to privacy concerns.” “Facebook has talked about a feature that would show its...
  • Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

    08/06/2018 9:28:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/6/2018 | Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and AnnaMaria Andriotis
    The social media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users. Facebook increasingly wants to be a platform where people buy and sell goods and services, besides connecting with friends. The company over the past year asked JPMorgan Chase JPM +0.25% & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. C +0.20% and U.S. Bancorp USB +0.40% to discuss potential offerings it could host for bank customers on Facebook Messenger, said people familiar with the matter. Facebook...
  • Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

    07/26/2018 9:24:33 AM PDT · by edwinland · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 23, 2018 | Sigal Samuel
    Imagine you’re the president of a European country. You’re slated to take in 50,000 refugees from the Middle East this year. Most of them are very religious, while most of your population is very secular. You want to integrate the newcomers seamlessly, minimizing the risk of economic malaise or violence, but you have limited resources ... What do you do? Well, you make your best guess and hope the policy you chose works out. But it might not. ... You can, however, experiment like that with virtual people. And that’s exactly what the Modeling Religion Project does. An international team...
  • Five Chinese map apps ordered to stop obtaining irrelevant personal data

    07/21/2018 6:34:53 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies
    China Daily ^ | 18JUL18 | editorial staff
    Three dominant Chinese map app companies announced recently they’d put a stop to requiring users to share unnecessary personal information primarily around text messages and contact lists, a privacy issue revealed in a 2018 report regarding privacy concerns on mobile map apps. The report, by Shanghai Consumer Council released on July 18, revealed that five map mobile apps, including AutoNavi, Baidu Map and Tencent Map, all seek to solicit sensitive personal data from users considered irrelevant for the apps to perform. In response, the three companies said they’d release new versions that removed requests for collecting users’ irrelevant personal information,...
  • Vital information on DACA recipients missing from government database

    06/15/2018 12:12:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    conservative review ^ | 6/14/2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We were told that it would be better if illegal immigrants were drawn out of the shadows and documented. Therefore, an American president illegally amnestied many without the consent of the people’s representatives, something that even King George couldn’t do without parliament. Yet one look at new government data provided to Rep. Steve King and shared exclusively with Conservative Review shows that, six years into the illegal amnesty, we still know very little about the amnestied population. What we do know paints a disturbing picture of our government placing the desire for legalization at all costs ahead of its own...
  • Facebook gave data access to Chinese firm flagged by US intelligence

    06/05/2018 6:21:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 6/5/2018 | Michael LaForgia and Gabriel J.X. Dance
    Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China's government, the social media company said on Tuesday. The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a telecommunications equipment company that has been flagged by American intelligence officials as a national security threat, as well as to Lenovo, Oppo and TCL. The four partnerships remain in effect, but Facebook officials said in an interview that the company would wind down the Huawei deal by the end of the week....
  • Tim Cook: We never requested data from Facebook

    06/04/2018 7:09:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/18 | Brett Samuels
    Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's data practices on Monday in the wake of a New York Times report that said Apple was among tech firms that had access to Facebook users’ personal information. "The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship status, all these kinds of things, is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested — zero," Cook told NPR. Cook said the company is “not in the data business,” but rather sought to make it easier for users to share photos on Facebook. Cook’s comments come in...
  • Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

    06/04/2018 2:29:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 3, 2018 | GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LaFORGIA
    The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections. As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information. Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, company officials said. The deals allowed Facebook to expand its reach and let device makers offer customers...
  • The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy? We Probably Found It Years Ago...

    06/03/2018 9:18:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/3/18 | Eileen Meyer
    The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy? We Probably Found It Years Ago — But Don't Know It Yet By Eileen Meyer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County | June 3, 2018 08:44am ET MORE An artist's illustration of a black hole "eating" a star.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy. The X-ray images that enabled this discovery weren't from some state-of-the-art new telescope. Nor were...
  • Equifax breach: just how much personal data was compromised?

    05/10/2018 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Gennie · 30 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | 05/10/18 | Stronghold Cyber Security
    In a filing on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission which was provided to congressional committees, the exact scope of the Equifax data breach was revealed. Just how much personal data was exposed in the Equifax breach of 2017? The sensitive, personally identifiable information of the Equifax breach contained: 146.6 million birthdays 145.5 million Social Security numbers were compromised 99 million addresses 27.3 million gender identifications 20.3 million phone numbers 17.6 million driver’s license numbers 1.8 million email addresses 200,000 credit card numbers and expiration dates
  • How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars

    04/11/2018 4:36:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-10-2018 | Stephanie Stamm, Tripp Mickle and Jessica Kuronen
    Sally and Kristen haven’t hung out in forever, so Sally suggests taking a selfie. After Sally uploads the photo to Facebook, the app suggests she tag Kristen based on its facial-recognition system, which Kristen has given permission to use. ````````````````````````` DATA PROVIDED FACEBOOK ..Uploaded photo ..Text submitted with photo ..Facial recognition ADDITIONAL DATA COLLECTED FACEBOOK ..Photo analysis ..Location of the photo (if included in metadata) ..Date ..Type of device (iPhone X) ..Device ID ..Device operating system ..Battery level ..Signal strength ..Bluetooth signal ..Connection speed ..Available storage ..App and file names and types ..Nearby Wi-Fi beacons and cell towers ..Nearby devices...
  • Yes, that's possible': Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg reveals there could be MORE data breaches [tr]

    04/06/2018 6:15:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2018 | Rory Tingle
    Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has admitted more data breaches could come to light as the company investigates its practices following the privacy scandal. Sandberg conceded Facebook was guilty of a '10 out of 10' breach of their users' trust when it came to data privacy and that bosses should have acted 'two and a half years ago' when it first realised Cambridge Analytica was hoarding personal data. Speaking to NBC's Today programme, Sandberg also laid the ground for her boss Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before Congress, saying he had 'already apologized' and wanted to tell representatives what his firm...
  • Facebook Sent A Doctor On A Secret Mission To Ask Hospitals To Share Patient Data

    04/05/2018 7:35:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/05/18 | Christina Farr
    Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data about the social networks of their most vulnerable patients. The idea was to build profiles of people that included their medical conditions, information that health systems have, as well as social and economic factors gleaned from Facebook. Facebook said the project is on hiatus so it can focus on "other important work, including doing a better job of protecting people's data." CB FULL Christina Farr 180405 Facebook health partnership on hold on concerns of data privacy 4 Hours...
  • Crony Capitalism: Zuckerberg and the never-ending stench of Facebook

    04/03/2018 9:51:43 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 1 replies
    Betanews.com ^ | 4-2-2018 | Derrick Wlodarz
    And why should we be so naive to believe Zuckerberg wouldn't dig into his treasure chest of big data? If murder is considered something as a potential accepted casualty from Facebook and it's 'de facto good', then political campaigning surely could be considered a moral reality, too. I'm not here to speak for or against a Mark Zuckerberg political campaign. Until he has a platform with positions and an announced candidacy, much of this is merely speculation. But from all the dots whose connections are slowly fading into focus, how can the average person not be concerned here? You have...
  • Shocking computing advances pushing 'smart cities' into Brave New [one] World

    04/03/2018 6:27:58 AM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 5 replies
    LeoHohmann.com ^ | April 1, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    This brilliant article by technocracy expert Patrick Wood highlights the advances coming down the pike with so-called smart cities. The U.N. has made a push in recent years to bypass national governments and implement global governance through cities [Recall how when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the U.N. Paris Climate pact the mayors of many major U.S. cities said they would ignore his decision and proceed to comply with U.N. regulations, not U.S. laws]. Also remember that the UN biosphere project seeks to drive ranchers and small farmers off their land and push more people into cities.
  • Thousands of Facebook employees react with anger at company traitors after 'ugly' leaked memo [tr]

    03/30/2018 5:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ellie Zolfagharifard and Annie Palmer
    A leaked memo by a top Facebook executive justifying the firm's controversial data practices has caused outrage at the company's headquarters. More than 3,000 Facebook employees have reacted to an internal post about the memo by vice president of consumer hardware, Andrew Bosworth. In the memo, Bosworth gives a candid look into how far the technology giant is willing to go in order to become the world's most popular social media platform. He admits that the firm engages in 'questionable contact importing practices' but claims it is worth it even if it 'costs someone a life.'