Tag Archives: privacy

With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy

I have already talked about why I am no longer using Windows 10, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation has some great reasons why I will continue to avoid using it until it is appropriately fixed.

Source: With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Facebook is using phone location to suggest new friends

Every selfie you take, every text you make, I’ll be watching you.

This could get creepy fast.

Source: Facebook is using phone location to suggest new friends | Fusion

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How Technology Helps Creditors Control Debtors

Even if you “purchase” an item outright, there is a strong legal argument that you don’t even “own” what you “purchased” thanks to the DMCA. When you lease an item, you waive ALL rights to ownership–sometimes perpetually.

From software that records your every keystroke, to GPS tracking, to ignition kill switches—lenders have more power over their customers than ever.

Source: How Technology Helps Creditors Control Debtors – The Atlantic

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Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you

Every step you take, every call you make, they are watching you.

Weaknesses within mobile phone network interconnection system allows criminals or governments to remotely snoop on anyone with a phone

Source: Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you | Technology | The Guardian

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Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Let us not–out of fear–destroy what we are most proud of: democracy and your fundamental rights and liberties.

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Microsoft sues US government for the right to tell you when the feds are reading your email

In what seems to be a complete reversal in position, Microsoft is suing the US government on the grounds that gag orders on warrants are unconstitutional. Good on them! Let’s hope that the courts agree!

“We appreciate that there are times when secrecy around a government warrant is needed,” Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog post Thursday. “But based on the many secrecy orders we have …

Source: Microsoft sues US government for the right to tell you when the feds are reading your email / Boing Boing

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Spies In The Sky: Here’s Where FBI Planes Are Circling U.S. Cities

Every step you take, every move you make, they’ll be watching you…except on weekends and federal holidays. The maps are interactive so you can see if you’re being watched, too! (I am, probably).

America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off.

Source: Spies In The Sky: Here’s Where FBI Planes Are Circling U.S. Cities

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