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Apple's new 'private relay' feature to be withheld in China | Apple | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Combined with Apple's previous steps, the private relay feature "will effectively render IP addresses useless as a fingerprinting mechanism," Charles Farina, head of innovation at digital marketing firm Adswerve, told Reuters. It would also prevent advertisers from using IP addresses to pinpoint a person's location, he said."
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Tim Cook's Fortnite trial testimony was unexpectedly revealing - The Verge - 0 views

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    The longest running legal dispute in tech is almost over.
dr tech

If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time t... - 0 views

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    "So here's where we are: an online system has been running wild for years, generating billions in profits for its participants. We have evidence of its illegitimacy and a powerful law on the statute book that in principle could bring it under control, but which we appear unable to enforce. And the only body that has, to date, been able to exert real control over the aforementioned racket is… a giant private company that itself is subject to serious concerns about its monopolistic behaviour. And the question for today: where is democracy in all this? You only have to ask to know the answer."
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Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches | Coronavirus | The G... - 0 views

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    "Ministers have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact tracing in England and Wales, uses technology built by the Silicon Valley companies to track interactions between users with their bluetooth signals and venue "check-ins"."
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Facial Recognition: What Happens When We're Tracked Everywhere We Go? - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "Computers once performed facial recognition rather imprecisely, by identifying people's facial features and measuring the distances among them - a crude method that did not reliably result in matches. But recently, the technology has improved significantly, because of advances in artificial intelligence. A.I. software can analyze countless photos of people's faces and learn to make impressive predictions about which images are of the same person; the more faces it inspects, the better it gets. Clearview is deploying this approach using billions of photos from the public internet. By testing legal and ethical limits around the collection and use of those images, it has become the front-runner in the field. "
dr tech

China's 'Sharp Eyes' Program Aims to Surveil 100% of Public Space | by Dave Gershgorn |... - 0 views

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    "Through special TV boxes installed in their homes, local residents could watch live security footage and press a button to summon police if they saw anything amiss."
dr tech

Facebook v Apple: the looming showdown over data tracking and privacy | Technology | Th... - 0 views

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    "Some time in the next few months, iPhone users will be greeted by a message - not from Facebook, but from Apple - asking them if they will allow the Facebook app to collect their data. If users refuse, Apple will prevent Facebook from doing so. Facebook's attempt to vilify Apple looks like sour grapes Read more A similar message from Apple will pop up, related to any app that collects data on users for advertising purposes. Facebook says it will preempt the change by rolling out a pop-up screen over the coming weeks and months, making a plea to users to stay opted in. "Agreeing to these prompts doesn't result in Facebook collecting new types of data; it just means that Facebook can continue to give people better experiences," a Facebook spokeswoman said."
yeehaw

Are we trapped in our own web bubbles? - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Is the internet entering the era of personalisation, where web firms know so much about us that they are able to serve us up a view of the world which is like looking in the mirror?"
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What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything - 1 views

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    "handy infographic showing the types of data each company admits to collecting"
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CNA - On using TraceTogether data for criminal investigations: "I had not thought of th... - 0 views

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    "Vivian Balakrishnan on why he had earlier said that TraceTogether app data would only be used for COVID-19 contact tracing. The Home Affairs Ministry has since said the data could be used for criminal investigations."
yeehaw

Singapore reveals Covid privacy data available to police - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Officials had previously explicitly ruled out the data would be used for anything other than the virus tracking. But parliament was told on Monday it could also be used "for the purpose of criminal investigation"."
yeehaw

Singapore Police Force can obtain TraceTogether data for criminal investigations: Desmo... - 0 views

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    "The Singapore Police Force (SPF) can obtain TraceTogether data for criminal investigations"
yeehaw

Chemical traces on your phone reveal your lifestyle, scientists say | Forensic science ... - 0 views

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    "Scientists say they can deduce the lifestyle of an individual, down to the kind of grooming products they use, food they eat and medications they take, from chemicals found on the surface of their mobile phone."
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Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges - The Verge - 0 views

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    "Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges"
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Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta - The Verge - 0 views

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    X to doubt
yeehaw

Former Haidilao employee jailed for stealing colleagues' debit cards, cash - TODAYonline - 0 views

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    "Wong opened the bag later that day and took her debit card from her purse. He then used it to top up his ez-link card with S$100 through the PayWave function at Somerset MRT Station."
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Jail for NTUC FairPrice cashier who copied customers' credit card details for 1,000 EZ-... - 0 views

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    "A woman who held jobs at a supermarket and a halfway house took down credit card information of customers at NTUC FairPrice, created an EZ-Link mobile account with details from a halfway house resident and combined the two to make S$41,330 worth of unauthorised EZ-Link top-ups."
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10 Government Data Leaks In Singapore: Prevent Cybersecurity - 1 views

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    "The Singapore government is to establish a new Data Security Office and implement a number of measures to better safeguard citizen information, following a series of serious government data leaks.  "
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