Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report Finds — Activist Post – January 14, 2020

By Christoph Schmon

(Activist Post)  A new year often starts with good resolutions. Some resolve to change a certain habit, others resolve to abandon an undesired trait. Mobile app makers, too, claim to have user behavior and their preferences at their heart. From dating to health to music, their promise is to add convenience to consumers’ lives or to offer support when needed. The bad news is that the ecosystem of the underlying ad tech industry has not changed and still does not respect user privacy. A new report published today by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) looks at the hidden side of the data economy and its findings are alarming. →

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Is Facebook Listening Through Your Smartphone Microphone? Whistleblower Says “Yes” — Wake Up World (Video) – April 2, 2018

April 2nd, 2018 By True Publica A couple of years ago I had a pair of sunglasses stolen from my car when I forgot to take them with me when the car was being serviced. I complained to the garage and indignantly reported this important event to my wife. Spookily, the following day I started receiving…Read more & video

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Here Are The Electronics & Apps In Your Home That Secretly Monitor You & Map Your Home — Sept 2, 2017

by Kalee Brown, Collective Evolution In a world where electronics seem to drive our entertainment, it’s not uncommon to find numerous electronics and robots all over North American households. From cell phones to computers to smart TVs, they’re everywhere, and a lot of them are collecting very specific data about you, your home, and your personal preferences. So,…Read more

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