Tag Archives: privacy

Rolls-Royce added a “Privacy Suite” to its extreme-luxe Phantom

If the true meaning of luxury is privacy, then the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Privacy Suite could well be peak-luxe on four wheels. Revealed today at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show, the new option for the Extended Wheelbase Phantom promises to isolate those in the rear seats from whoever is driving, with a high-tech partition. In the old days, you’d have … Continue reading

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T-Mobile says 2 million customers impacted by new security breach

T-Mobile customers are the victim of yet another hack, this one following a major breach the wireless carrier revealed in late 2015. According to the Uncarrier, its team found an “unauthorized access” of its system exposing some information about its customers

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Court rules accessing smart meter data constitutes a government search

Smart meters are designed to reduce energy consumption, lower household bills and, by extension, help the planet along a little bit. But could they also be used by the government to spy on you?

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Tokyo Olympics will use facial recognition to bolster security

It's official: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will use facial recognition as a security measure, confirming a 2017 report that the organizing committee was considering its use. You don't have to worry about your privacy as a spectator, since it will only be...

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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica woes continue with UK lawsuits

Facebook's Cambridge Analytica troubles are far from over and a new class action lawsuit over the scandal might be on the way. Wired reports today that a group of UK residents has sent the company a letter before claim, in which they highlight the ma...

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Tommy Hilfiger tracks, rewards you for wearing its smart clothes

How do you convince everyday people to serve as unofficial ambassadors for a fashion brand?

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Spotify users still can’t block followers, but that could change

Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like.

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House Republicans seek answers from Apple and Alphabet on privacy issues

In the wake of last week's Google scandal around third-party apps accessing user information, top Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to both Alphabet and Apple. The top Republican leaders asked Alphabet CEO Lar...

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Google promises it doesn’t read your email without your consent

Your email might not be safe from prying eyes, whether you’re using Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Outlook.

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Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies

It's no secret that Facebook shared user data with device and software makers as part of its partnerships. Now, however, the scope of those deals has become clearer. Facebook has responded to a House Energy & Commerce Committee request for data...

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