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The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data has highlighted the disconnect between commercial claims that web users are happy to trade privacy in exchange for ‘benefits’ like discounts. On the contrary, it asserts that a large majority of web users are not at all …


The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites - MIT Technology Review

There are essentially two starkly different environments in which to download apps. The first is Apple’s app store, which carefully vets apps before …

Today In Creepy Privacy Policies, Samsung’s Eavesdropping TV

As the number of connected devices — aka the Internet of Things, aka the sensornet — proliferates so too does the number of devices leaning on voice recognition technology as an interface to allow for hands free control.<p>Last fall, for instance, Amazon revealed a connected speaker with a Siri-style …