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U.S. Supreme Court revives LinkedIn bid to shield personal data
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micshasan
It sued in federal court, accusing LinkedIn of anti-competitive conduct, and a federal judge in 2017 granted its request for a preliminary injunction against LinkedIn. 1Explaining its stance, hiQ has said public data must remain public and innovation on the internet should not be stifled by anti-competitive hoarding of public data by a small group of powerful companies. 1
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Apple Repair Tech Posted Woman's Explicit iPhone Photos to Facebook - Slashdot
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micshasan
Pegatron, a major Apple manufacturer with facilities across the globe, had to reimburse Apple for the settlement and face insurers who didn't want to pay for it, according to the news outlet... The settlement isn't the first time Apple has had to handle the misdeeds of employees. 1
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Here's Why FLoCs Are a Step Backwards in Data Personalization (And What to Do Instead) | AdExchanger
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micshasan
FLoCs are a quick fix, one that doesn't acknowledge the core issue: Consumers want to be heard, and they want their voices to be respected. 1Putting them into larger groups doesn't fulfill either of those desires. 1
There's a simpler solution, though: zero-party data. 1A zero-party data strategy directly asks the buyer for information. 1
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All the New Privacy and Security Features Coming to iOS and macOS
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micshasan
MysteriouslyU
The iOS 15 update for your iPhone and macOS 12 Monterey update for your Mac will arrive later in the year, along with improvements designed to keep your data and your devices safe from harm. 1
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Marketers, newsletter writers, and plenty of people in between use these tracking pixels to see how many people open their messages, but Mail Privacy Protection stops this data gathering. 1
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TikTok updates US privacy policy to collect 'faceprints and voiceprints' (but won't explain what they are)
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KirstenSM
As is often the case with privacy policies, there's a lot of conflation here between outcomes that users are probably fine with (like adding video effects) and outcomes they might think are more invasive (like ad targeting and "demographic classification.") 1There's also a lot of broad language used in order to cover any future updates TikTok might add to the platform. 1
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'Privacy Protecting' Car Location Data Seemingly Shows Where People Live, Work, and Go
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micshasan
But their car was most frequently parked outside a specific address in the fancy Noe Valley area of San Francisco. 1
I know this because a company called Otonomo sells the granular location data of vehicles across the United States and the rest of the world. 1
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7 new security features Apple quietly announced at WWDC
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JamesJalaPayneo
The feature, which will ultimately be available in both iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, means you no longer have to set a password when creating an account or a website or app. 1Instead, you'll simply pick a username, and then use Face ID or Touch ID to confirm it's you. 1
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Victory! Dartmouth Ends Unfounded Cheating Investigation After Students, Rights Groups Speak Out
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JamesJalaPayneo
After a technical review, EFF determined that the logs easily could have been generated by the automated syncing of course material to devices logged into Canvas but not being used during an exam. 1
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Safeguarding Privacy in a Pandemic
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SamuraiMachete
Privacy concerns may appear trivial next to the pressing threat to human life that COVID-19 represents but the ground ceded to the authorities in the name of public health may not be regained once the crisis passes. 1
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In general, we already have the technological infrastructure to manage official health records privately and securely using blockchain. 1
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Google's hidden security defaults are shockingly powerful
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JamesJalaPayneo
Google announced last week that it plans to automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication to improve account security. 1
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Perhaps the biggest benefactors of this move are American businesses, which are losing more than $1 billion a year because of the security defaults on their software. 1
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