Category: Privacy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‏joins chorus of facial recognition critics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows what’s coming down the surveillance pike, and she’s raising the alarm.  The Representative from New York on Saturday highlighted the growing problem of facial recognition tech, and called out its associated ills of bias and abuse. She joins a growing chorus of technologists, activists, and elected officials who see the technology for
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Friend portability is the must-have Facebook regulation – TechCrunch

Choice for consumers compels fair treatment by corporations. When people can easily move to a competitor, it creates a natural market dynamic coercing a business to act right. When we can’t, other regulations just leave us trapped with a pig in a fresh coat of lipstick. That’s why as the FTC considers how many billions
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Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages – TechCrunch

When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains your direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended. Security researcher Karan Saini found years-old messages found in a file from
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