Denise Howell

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Common Sense Calls for Clear and Transparent Policies Around Facebook’s Messenger Kids App

Facebook

ADT would appreciate if you agree never to criticize it

Home security company ADT had an offer its website users couldn't refuse: never criticize the company or its products.<p>Customers accessing the "My …

Brutal

Humvee maker sues Activision for using its trucks in 'Call of Duty'

The maker of Humvee is suing the publisher of the <i>Call of Duty</i> series for using its military vehicles in the games without permission, reports <i>Reuters</i>. In its lawsuit, AM General LLC accused Activision Blizzard Inc of reaping "billions of dollars" by using both the Humvee and HMMWV trademarks in the …

Call of Duty

Waymo Jury Could Hear Uber ‘Hid The Ball’ In Discovery

A California federal judge wants to know whether Uber should have given Waymo an ex-employee’s letter alleging a corporate culture of secrecy, saying …

Uber

Google to hire slew of moderators amid outcry over YouTube child abuse videos

The company, which owns YouTube, will bring on thousands of moderators following a stream of negative press over violent and offensive content<p>Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread backlash for allowing child abuse videos and other violent and offensive content to …

Susan Wojcicki

Google Says It Can't Filter Pirated Content Proactively

Over the past few years the entertainment industries have repeatedly asked Google to step up its game when it comes to its anti-piracy efforts.<p>These …

Google

Digital Rights Groups Warn Against Copyright "Parking Tickets” Bill

Nearly five years ago, US lawmakers agreed to carry out a comprehensive review of United States copyright law.<p>In the following years, the House …

Copyright

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Your comprehensive global information privacy community and resource<p>Data powers the information economy. And the risks associated with it continue to …

Privacy

Democrats Call for Net Neutrality Vote Delay Amid Fake Comment Controversy

Democrats are calling for a vote on net neutrality scheduled for next week to be delayed, after it was revealed that millions of comments submitted …

Net Neutrality

How the FCC's Net Neutrality Plan Breaks With 50 Years of History

Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai has proposed repealing longstanding net neutrality rules. Only he has a different phrase for them: …

Net Neutrality

The FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications in light of this obscure court case

The plan by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate its net neutrality rules next week is expected to hand a major victory to Internet service providers. But any day now, a federal court is expected to weigh in on a case that could dramatically expand the scope of that deregulation — …

Net Neutrality

AT&T says it never blocked apps, fails to mention how it blocked FaceTime | Ars Technica

AT&T: Your Internet service won't change after FCC eliminates net neutrality rules.<p>AT&T's push to end net neutrality rules continued yesterday in a …

Net Neutrality

Ex-Waymo employees now at Uber must answer for use of secret messaging apps | Ars Technica

Judge Alsup: "I can’t stand it when Waymo or the other side wants it both ways."<p>SAN FRANCISCO—During the opening 15 minutes of a third day of …

Anthony Levandowski

FCC refused to include 50,000 net neutrality complaints in repeal docket | Ars Technica

FCC is "going to great lengths to ignore these documents," advocate says.<p>The Federal Communications Commission docket for its repeal of net …

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality protests start Thursday—how to find one near you | Ars Technica

Protesters target "Verizon's puppet FCC" in demonstrations at Verizon stores.<p>Net neutrality supporters plan a nationwide series of protests starting …

Internet

Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules | Ars Technica

FCC is "bend[ing] to the wishes" of big Internet providers, ex-chair says.<p>Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took aim at …

Net Neutrality

Deep Dive: DHS and CBP Nominees’ Unsatisfying Responses to Senators’ Questions on Border Device Searches

Two of President Trump’s top homeland security nominees faced tough questioning from Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) about the civil …

Surveillance

Zoogle Selfies from Animals up Their Selfie Game

Animals

Sea Girt Police Department

***********Press Release************* The Sea Girt Police Department is proud to report that the case of our broken holiday lights has been solved. …

Instagram has launched alerts to warn users of the cruelty and exploitation behind 'cute' animal photos and selfies

• <b>Instagram now alerts users to the potential animal abuse going on behind nature snaps.</b>• <b><br>The alert is triggered when users search for photos of popular hands-on animal experiences, including koala cuddling and swimming with dolphins.</b>• <b><br>Instagram hopes to make users think twice about what's going on</b> …

Social Media

Instagram will hide people taking selfies with animals amid fears they are encourage abuse

You might accidentally be enabling abuse of animals by taking selfies with them, a new report has warned.<p>Seemingly innocent animal selfies actually …

Social Media

Facebook’s new messaging app deepens debate over kids’ social-media use

Facebook now has a messaging app for kids, its first product aimed at young children, putting the social network at the heart of the debate about how and when children should start their online lives.<p>The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; …

Social Media

Supreme Court's 'Carpenter' is a chance to improve modern privacy norms

The Supreme Court is hearing a case this month, Carpenter v. the United States, that represents an opportunity for the country to move in the right …

Privacy

A Liberal-Conservative Alliance on the Supreme Court Against Digital Surveillance

Justices found common ground in asserting the relevance of the Fourth Amendment in the electronic age, even as they cited sharply different rationales.<p>On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard what could become the most important electronic privacy case of the 21st century. The justices considered …

Surveillance

Apple capitalizes on the Animoji karaoke fad in its latest ad

Apple just released its own Animoji karaoke video today, weeks after Twitter users uploaded their own versions by combining the Animoji feature on the iPhone X with their favorite songs.<p>Apple did briefly hint at Animoji karaoke in its iPhone X launch video in September, where at 0:30 into the …

iOS

Bumble Just Bumbled Into the Prince Harry–Meghan Markle Romance

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing their engagement at the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on Nov. 27 in London.Chris Jackson/Getty Images …

Royal Family

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This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

Camille Alethea

If you haven't already submitted a DIRECT comment to the FCC regarding net neutrality, please make sure and do so immediately! Don't be silenced. Do …