What's face recognition at the airport really about? Immigration policy and efficiency.
Spotify's enormous access to mood-based data is a pillar of its value to brands and advertisers, allowing them to target ads on Spotify by moods and emotions. Further, since 2016, Spotify has shared this mood data directly with the world's biggest marketing and advertising firms.
Someone is making dubious claims to have built a program for detecting faces in porn and cross-referencing against social media, with 100,000 identified so far.
Apple says, "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone." Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week.
Zuck is basically aiming to make Facebook more "private" — the way you might refer to a "private party" or your "private parts" — while claiming the company really cares about "privacy."
In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data.
"We will record a 5-second video of your face. To proceed, enable access to your webcam."
Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol.
Social networks aren’t the only big platforms that need scrutiny
In the 21st century, liberal democracy will face a challenge of an entirely new kind. Here's one powerful signal of that future.
Dubbed the National Data Analytics Solution (NDAS), the system pulls data from local and national police databases.
Next time you’re chatting with a customer service agent online, be warned that the person on the other side of your conversation might see what you’re typing in real time. A reader sent us the following transcript from a conversation he had with a mattress company after the agent responded to a message he hadn’t sent yet.
Perhaps now, though, in its time of privacy reckoning, Facebook will reconsider the mandatory nature of this particular feature. It’s about time, because People You May Know has been getting on people’s nerves for over 10 years.
Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook's People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations. By November, we had it mostly figured out: Facebook has nearly limitless access to all the phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, and social media handles most people on Earth have ever used.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?
There's a difficult tension between users' right to privacy, and defendants' right to a fair trial.
Amid concerns about Ethiopia's human rights abuses, the NSA forged a secret relationship with the country that expanded exponentially over the years.
The spy agency didn’t care about copyright violations; it was trying to determine if it could find valuable intelligence.
It has tracked cell phones for military training and flown a camera that can watch over a city for hours at a time.
As law enforcement began evicting residents of North Dakota’s Oceti Sakowin camp, the private security company reached for ways to stay in business.
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