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.

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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.”

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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.

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Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn – BBC News

Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn.

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