Category: Technologies

Nearly every major US cellphone carrier sold precise location data to BOUNTY HUNTERS via a ‘secret phone tracking service’ for years, bombshell report finds

Nearly every major US cellphone carrier sold precise location data to BOUNTY HUNTERS via a ‘secret phone tracking service’ for years, bombshell report finds

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL A shocking new report has found hundreds of bounty hunters had access to highly sensitive user data – and it was sold to them by almost every major U.S. wireless carrier. The practice was first revealed last month and, at the […]

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

RT Natural News Source URL Corporate and neocon-backed startup NewsGuard is one step closer to its vision of bringing its “unreliable” news rater to every screen after Microsoft makes it an integral part of its Edge mobile browser. Rather than having to download an app as before, Edge users on […]

Lawsuit Contests Constitutionality of the 1996 Telecom Act Which Doesn’t Allow Opposing Cell Towers Due to Health Risks

Lawsuit Contests Constitutionality of the 1996 Telecom Act Which Doesn’t Allow Opposing Cell Towers Due to Health Risks

B.N. Frank | Activist Post | Source URL Because of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Americans have not been allowed to oppose the installation of cell towers and other wireless infrastructure based on health and environmental concerns near schools, medical facilities, residential areas, or anywhere else.  The first lawsuit contesting […]

Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

CNBC | Source URL Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices. Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. These are machine-learning methods that act as a […]

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia & Nicholas Confessore | The New York Times | Source URL Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed. For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies […]

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Steven Musil | cNet | Source URL The tech giant warns the technology could be used to create a 1984-like dystopia. Microsoft is urging governments to enact legislation next year that requires facial-recognition technology to be independently tested to ensure accuracy, prevent unfair bias and protect individuals’ rights. “The facial […]