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How to stop Google from storing your location history

How to stop Google from storing your location history | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
If you use Google apps on your phone, Google keeps a log of everywhere you go with stunning detail. Here's how to stop Google from tracking your location and delete its log of where you've been.
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I wonder if the bad guys know to turn this off? mine has been turned off for a while now - I am not a bad guy....

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Apple is part of the data surveillance economy

Apple is part of the data surveillance economy | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From a consumer point of view, it’s hard to get too upset about Apple’s position on privacy, even if it’s a little complicated. The company has a strong voice in Washington, and during the Trump era, congressional Democrats may need all the help they can get to pass meaningful data privacy legislation before 2020.
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self-serving interests ?

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AI aims to save kids from shooters

AI aims to save kids from shooters | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Several companies are using software to automatically detect guns in schools, but it’s still difficult to judge the accuracy or integrity of their systems.
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Once step closer to a government that knows who and where you are – or, perhaps the inevitable road to where no man has gone before….

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SEC: Amazon can't stop an investor vote on face recognition

SEC: Amazon can't stop an investor vote on face recognition | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Investor proposals limiting Amazon’s face recognition sales can now proceed after the company argued they concerned “an insignificant public policy issue.”
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can big brother be put on hold?  should it be?

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This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos

This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The ambition is to turn videos into a medium as easily searched as a text document. A team from India just took some important steps toward that end.
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big bro...

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All the Ways Your Smartphone and Its Apps Can Track You

All the Ways Your Smartphone and Its Apps Can Track You | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The little pocket supercomputers we all constantly carry around with us aren’t just supplying us with useful information, they’re also collecting a host of data on us and our habits, all of the time. Here’s a guide to what gets collected by your smartphone and the apps running on it, and how you can take back some control.
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you ARE being watched!

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