Continue reading “Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data”
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Continue reading “Investigators searched a million people’s DNA to find Golden State serial killer – MIT Technology Review”
Investigators may have compared a serial killer’s DNA with that of one million unwitting genealogy enthusiasts as part of an investigation that led to the arrest earlier this week of a man accused of being California’s elusive “Golden State Killer.”
Continue reading “Google may track your location even if you disable Location tracking | gHacks Technology News”
The Location feature that Google built-into the Android operating system and some of its applications power location-based services such as Google Maps and provide Google with information about a customer’s whereabouts. The Location feature is not turned on by default but Google apps, services, and third-party apps may prompt the user to enable it to provide more accurate information.
Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn.
If you’re worried an intimate photo of you could
be shared by someone else, the idea is to get it blocked before it appears online.
Similar technology is used to try to stop the spread of child abuse images.
Facebook’s been testing the system in Australia and is extending the trial to the UK, the USA and Canada.