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Ian Forrester

Roombas have been busy mapping our homes, and now that data could be up for sale - The ... - 0 views

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    "Over the past couple of years, Roombas haven't just been picking up dust and chauffeuring cats around, they've also been mapping the layout of your home. Now, Colin Angle, the chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot, has said he wants to sell the data from these maps in order to improve the future of smart home technology."
Ian Forrester

Home Assistant - 0 views

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    " Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3. Track and control all devices at home and automate control. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi. "
Ian Forrester

Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "The big companies developing them show no interest in fixing the problem."
Ian Forrester

Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use : The Two-Way : NPR - 0 views

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    The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used.

    Standard Innovations, the Canadian manufacturer of the We-Vibe, does not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement finalized Monday.
Ian Forrester

Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.
Ian Forrester

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Facebook's collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look "under the bonnet" at the tech giant's algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company. "
Ian Forrester

Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling 'insecure' and 'worthless' | Te... - 0 views

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    "Leaked documents said to describe how the social network shares psychological insights on young people with advertisers"
Ian Forrester

Time Well Spent - 0 views

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    Hijack Your Attention.

    Not just for a moment, or an hour - but every moment, of every hour.
    That's how the companies we worked at made billions.

    They win the more they keep you scrolling.
    They win the more they hook your kids.
    They win the more things interrupt you.
    They win when outrage keeps you hooked to the news.

Ian Forrester

Unroll.me is sorry-not-sorry it sold email data to Uber - 0 views

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    Unroll.me is apologizing for a lack of transparency, but not for selling info.
Ian Forrester

Lawsuit alleges Bose's headphone app exfiltrates your listening habits to creepy data-m... - 0 views

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    " Bose's $350 wireless headphones need an app to "get the most" out of them, and this app monitors everything you listen to -- the names of the podcasts, the music, videos, etc -- and sends them to Bose without your permission, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Chicago by Kyle Zak."
Ian Forrester

Burger King hijacks the Google Assistant, gets shut down by Google | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    Burger King hijacks the Google Assistant, gets shut down by Google

    Burger King's ad invokes the "OK Google" hotword to advertise fast food; gets blocked.
Ian Forrester

Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices - Business Insider - 0 views

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    burger King will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive.
Ian Forrester

mjg59 | A quick look at the Ikea Trådfri lighting platform - 0 views

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    Ikea recently launched their Trådfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible one, but having taken a look it's surprisingly competent. Hardware-wise, the device is pretty minimal
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