Technology

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Tim Cook: Personal data collection is being “weaponized against us with military efficiency”

“We shouldn’t sugarcoat the consequences. This is surveillance. And these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect them”, Cook said. “This should make us very uncomfortable. It should unsettle us.” Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted Silicon Valley tech companies and their abuse of user privacy in […]

“Five Eyes” Wants Access to Every Electronic Device

According to an article in the National Post the Five Eyes intelligence network is demanding tech companies provide a back-door into all electronic devices. “Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that technology companies co-operate with law enforcement agencies in allowing access to encrypted communications.” Five Yyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance including Australia, […]

Man sues over Google’s “Location History” fiasco, case could affect millions

If “Location History” was off, Google said it didn’t keep data—but that’s not true. Google is facing new scrutiny in the wake of revelations that it stores users’ location data even when “Location History” is turned off. Last Friday, Google quietly edited its description of the practice on its own website—while continuing said […]

Confirmed: Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Update Burying Right-Wing Sources, Boosting Left

By George Upper Facebook’s much-publicized demotion of publishers’ content in users’ news feeds has negatively impacted conservative-leaning publishers significantly more than liberal-leaning outlets, an analysis by The Western Journal has revealed. Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm […]

Are you being watched? Government spy tool found hiding as WhatsApp and Skype

Malware used by intelligence agencies spotted in 7 countries, experts said By Jason Murdock Legitimate downloads of popular software including WhatsApp, Skype and VLC Player are allegedly being hacked at an internet service provider (ISP) level to spread an advanced form of surveillance software known as “FinFisher”, cybersecurity researchers warn. FinFisher is sold to global governments and intelligence […]