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I’m not your girl boss. I’m your boss

I’m not your girl boss. I’m your boss | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Death. Taxes. Facebook. The first two you can’t avoid. And the third isn’t that much easier to escape. A long history of privacy backtracking and goofs—like a longstanding vulnerability that allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest user’s data—has fueled plenty of “Quit Facebook!” chatter. But you’ll miss a lot if you do.
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dare you take control back from Facebook?

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Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed

Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
As Internet privacy has become more mainstream, this argument is rightfully fading away. However, it’s still floating around and so we wanted to take a moment to explain three key reasons why it's flawed.
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"Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom?"

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Airbnb hidden camera: Family finds camera livestreaming from their rental

Airbnb hidden camera: Family finds camera livestreaming from their rental | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
After arriving at their Airbnb in Cork, Ireland, a family from New Zealand made an unsettling discovery: a hidden camera, livestreaming from the living room.
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one of a billion or two too many cameras in the world.... got one at your Airbnb?

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Workplace tracking is growing fast, but most employees don't seem conc

Workplace tracking is growing fast, but most employees don't seem conc | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
While the specter of employers widely abusing workers’ privacy looms large, it doesn’t appear to be much of a real issue in most offices, factories, and shops across the country.
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IMO – a very dangerous direction. Humanity will be lost in the future. Once again, we have not learned to manage technology nor realize its implications.

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Chrome: sites may record audio/video without indication - gHacks Tech News

Chrome: sites may record audio/video without indication - gHacks Tech News | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Websites may abuse WebRTC in Google Chrome to record audio or video using the technology without any indication of that to the user.
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still think you are not being watched?

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People's Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them

People's Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
On the Internet, search queries are used to target vulnerable consumers.
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beware...

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An Apple executive explains why the company made a historic change Thursday

An Apple executive explains why the company made a historic change Thursday | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Apple is open sourcing its programming language Swift, an unusual move for a company that prides itself on innovating alone. Here's why the company did it.
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if you use SnapChat you may want to watch the real short video in this article

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Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google has insisted that it is committed to earning the trust of users, but this latest privacy intrusion revelation might have made that commitment even harder to realize. Here's what you need t
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if Google confirms creepy privacy problem - we should be listening  (they are)....

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Signal should be your primary messaging app of choice. Here’s Why.

Signal should be your primary messaging app of choice. Here’s Why. | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
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communications privacy at the next level...

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The glorious freedom of disabling read receipts

The glorious freedom of disabling read receipts | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s time to reclaim your privacy–and your time–from your friends and coworkers.
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hmmm - i have blocked read receipts on email since the beginning of time - today, changed the iPhone to do the same on messages - we'll see what happens....

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16 apps to delete before the new year

16 apps to delete before the new year | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Want to be a better you? Rid your smartphone of apps that bring you down, waste your time, and invade your privacy.
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dare to change your habits?

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How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.
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need privacy?  this is a DIY solution...

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8 easy ways to guard your privacy on your iPhone

8 easy ways to guard your privacy on your iPhone | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Did you know there's a special kind of iPhone passcode that's almost impossible to crack? Plus seven other tips to help shield your data from prying eyes.
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Privacy? What is that?

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Facebook is now scanning your camera's photos to make sure you send them to your friends

Facebook is now scanning your camera's photos to make sure you send them to your friends | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new Facebook experiment scans your photos with facial recognition technology when you take pictures and prompts you to send the photos to your friends.
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is it me - or is this a REAL BAD IDEA ????????????

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