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Facebook users aren’t changing their privacy settings, despite uproar

zuck301-ed.jpgSince the Cambridge Analytica fallout, there have been demands for change, hearings and even a #DeleteFacebook campaign. But it turns out all of that hasn’t really translated into any meaningful shift in Facebook users’ behavior. The Wall Street Jour…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/13/facebook-users-aren-t-changing-privacy-settings/

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Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case over man’s past conviction

goog-ed.jpgGoogle has usually been reluctant to honor European Union “right to be forgotten” requests when people are trying to hide past convictions, but it may have to change its stance going forward. A UK judge has ruled that Google must honor a request to e…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/13/google-loses-key-right-to-be-forgotten-case/

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Great, Now an Airline Is Normalizing Casual Fingerprinting

khe6cwhtoza5yd8bhvdy.pngDelta Airlines announced Monday that it’s rolling out biometric entry at its line of airport lounges. With the press of two fingers, Delta members will be able to enter any of Delta’s 50 exclusive lounges for drinks, comfortably unaware of the encroaching dystopian biometric surveillance structure closing around…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/great-now-an-airline-is-normalizing-casual-fingerprint-1824092844

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Cambridge Analytica: High Court grants search warrant for London offices

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A judge sitting at the High Court has granted an application by the Information Commissioner’s Office for a warrant to search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cambridge-analytica-facebook-high-court-grants-search-warrant-london-offices-data-a8271236.html

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How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

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The WhatsApp message delete window just got 10x longer

Vanishing conversations are all the rage these days, and it’s one feature that WhatsApp notably lacks. Though everything that passes through WhatsApp is encrypted, that doesn’t really help when you say something you think better of upon further reflection. Enter WhatsApp’s “delete for everyone” feature, which does precisely what the name says – it allows you to delete your messages … Continue reading

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Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI’s pocket for a decade

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Who needs probable cause when you have geeks? 

That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy’s computer repair service Geek Squad for at least a decade. And we’re not talking about geeks fixing Bureau computers. 

Instead, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the law enforcement agency has paid Geek Squad employees to act as informants and report potentially illegal content found on customers’ computers. What’s more, in at least one case it appeared that an employee may have proactively searched a computer for suspicious content — as opposed to just reporting what he or she inadvertently stumbled across. Read more…

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