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  • Ben Norman
  • 3 Days ago
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Microsoft could lose employees over its partnership with ICE

Microsoft facing workforce turmoil This week, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created controversy over its separation of families at the border and confinement of children in cages. News also surfaced that Microsoft has ties to ICE and may be indirectly assisting them with these efforts, much to the frustration of its employees. […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 15 Days ago
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Congress investigating Google-Huawei ties

Social media and tech firms are in hot water Senator Mark Warner reported on Thursday that his office sent a letter to Alphabet to inquire about its relationship with Chinese technology firms like Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer. Twitter and Facebook will also be investigated. According to CNNMoney, the Senate Intelligence Committee will […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Netflix CEO says they’re not on a ‘price-first basis’

Netflix will not be increasing its prices unless it has earned it. The shares, revenues, net income and even subscribers have all increased drastically.  Netflix is doing really well in every aspect recently. To begin with, the shares of the company has vastly increased by over 22% in the past three months. The company’s net […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 4 Months ago
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Are we being tracked by MoviePass?

Since the modern age of breakthroughs in science and technology, some people have been rather suspicious of the government’s intention for quite some time now. This is evidently elucidated in the phrase “Big Brother”, who is supposedly watching and spying on our every move. “Big Brother” also commonly refers to the seemingly authoritarian regime as […]
  • Kirsten Loose
  • 10 Months ago
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Uber settles with FTC, agrees to 20-years of audits

Uber capitulated to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) early this week, agreeing to submit to two decades worth of audits. The San Francisco-based company will need to implement a privacy program and submit to audits every 2 years for the next 20 years, reports ET Tech. The settlement follows an intense probe […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Watchdog Group Calls on FTC to Investigate New Google Advertising Technology

An unidentified watchdog organization is urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s new advertising program Store Sales Management (SSM), which collects purchase data and shares it with advertisers, The LA Times reports When Google announced the program in May, saying the “revolutionary” technology would track the credit and debit card purchases of 70% of United States […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Starbucks’ Digital Flywheel Will Track Consumer Preferences Come Fall

Starbucks is set to expand its mobile, “cloud-based” Digital Flywheel technology this fall, Michelle Lodge of The Street reports. The new and improved app, which will be available only to members of Starbucks’ rewards program, will track customers’ ordering patterns, and use “real-time triggers and push notifications” to suggest orders tailored based on a customer’s […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 1 year ago
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Facebook Profile Picture Protection in India

Facebook is looking to introduce new forms of protection in India for user’s profile pictures. The goal is to stop copying, sharing, and other image misuse. More specifically these protections prevent others from being able to send, share, download or tag themselves in the image. These protections are not compulsory, but they do allow users to […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • 1 year ago
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Vizio Reaches $2.2 Million Settlement With FTC

TV manufacturer Vizio settled a $2.2 million lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission. In the suit, the FTC alleged that Vizio secretly collected viewing data and sold it to third parties for years. The Attorney General of New Jersey and the director of the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs joined the FTC in the suit […]
  • Ben Feinstein
  • 4 Years ago
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Truth App Sends Anonymous Texts Messages

Privacy has become one of the primary hot button issues that the tech industry has been forced to face. Apps such as Whisper and Secret allow users to post messages anonymously, giving people the chance to divulge personal information without identifying the person. Well it seems there’s a new app that is looking to take […]
  • Ben Feinstein
  • 4 Years ago
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Lookout Raises $150 Million in Latest Round of Fundraising

For a company that has not even been around for a solid decade, Lookout is doing really well. The company’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art mobile security, and it already has 50 million users worldwide. So far that number is made up of almost entirely individual subscribers. But what Lookout is really after are the […]
  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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Android’s Pro-Privacy ‘Blackphone’ Now Available

Blackphone is a new Android device that aims to empower its users through high-security measures. It is the product of a partnership between Madrid-based mobile phone maker Geeksphone and Silent Circle, a security company. Blackphone puts security at the top of the priority list; it offers security updates that are not slowed down by service […]
  • Scott Blickensderfer
  • 4 Years ago
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Increase in Commercial Drone Use Creates Market for Anti-Drone Technology

Amazon Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos announced on “60 Minutes,” in December, 2013, that the global electronic commerce company is working toward using unmanned drones to deliver packages directly to customers’ homes. For most Americans, this was the introduction to the idea of drones flying around their neighborhoods for commercial use. Drones are helping firefighters fight […]
  • Megan Harrison
  • 4 Years ago
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Facebook Ignores Privacy To Advance Targeted Advertising

Facebook is getting more personal – again. Just when it seems like Facebook has already overstepped its boundary of privacy, it takes one more giant step in that direction. It has now decided to emphasize its targeted advertising system through seeking information about users outside of what they already provide within the social network. In […]
  • Ben Feinstein
  • 4 Years ago
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E.U. Believes in “The Right To Be Forgotten”

Recently a top court for the European Union is considering a ruling that would force tech companies to destroy collected personal data upon request. Up until this point companies have collected personal data on millions of people and the general population has had little say in it. Allowing people to decide when and what kind […]