#transparency

TikTok updates US privacy policy to collect 'faceprints and voiceprints' (but won't explain what they are)
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micshasan
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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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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Instagram finally reveals the secret of its mysterious algorithm
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JamesJalaPayneo
You can read about how those algorithms work on the blog, but key parts for creatives to be aware of are things like making sure your images are high-resolution and who you've previously interacted with (as our post explains, interaction is key to boosting your Instagram engagement). 1
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Apple's iOS 15 will come with better privacy for people who pay for it
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micshasan
Among other updates, you'll soon be able to see who your apps are sharing your data with; you'll be able to stop trackers from detecting if and when you open emails; and you'll be able to keep your internet activity more private. 1
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Privacy is a fundamental human right, Federighi began. 1
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Here's what + gets you: Private Relay, which is Apple's version of a virtual private network (VPN). 1
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Clearview AI hit with sweeping legal complaints over controversial face scraping in Europe
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micshasan
New York-based Clearview claims to have built "the largest known database of 3+ billion facial images." 1
PI, NYOB, Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, and Homo Digitalis all claim that Clearview's data collection goes beyond what the average user would expect when using services like Instagram, LinkedIn, or YouTube. 1
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9h ago 
from Medium
Over 80% of San Franciscans Have Been Vaccinated Against Covid-19
That's the post... sans some words from Mayor Breed.
(Ok, well... here's a bit more on the subject: San Francisco has continued to shine as a model as to how to contend with the pandemic.
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G7 leaders discussed Chinese lab leak theory for Covid origin, says WHO chief
The director general of the World Health Organisation has said that the possibility that the Covid-19 virus leaked from a Chinese lab was discussed by world leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall on Saturday.
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Biden Tries to Rally G7 Nations to Counter China's Influence
The president urged the leaders of wealthy democracies to offer hundreds of billions in loans to developing nations in a direct challenge to Beijing's Belt-and-Road Initiative.
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