(NaturalHealth365) Is the COVID-19 pandemic paving the way toward a surveillance state? And, more specifically, what is Uber doing with its customers private data? We’re not resigning ourselves to this bleak future quite yet. But, we do believe the American public should be made well aware of potential threats to their personal and private data, all in the name of “public safety” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Incredibly, something as innocent as hopping into an Uber could put your private data at jeopardy. →
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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. →
Read more via Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report Finds — Activist Post
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge – Waking Times
Guess who wrote the following text: When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, “Are you crazy?” Yet that’s essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions of us with its assistant Alexa in microphone-equipped Echo speakers. And it’s hardly alone: Bugging our homes is Silicon Valley’s next frontier.
Read more via Here’s How to Review All The Recordings Alexa Has of You and Your Family — Waking Times
(Natural News) Google was founded on the corporate motto, “Don’t be evil.” Since then, it seems like Google’s corporate direction has been to be evil in just about every way imaginable, and on a very personal level.
There is nothing more valuable than our privacy and yet, in the tech age, that’s the first thing we lost.
Read more & video: “Does Google Spy On You” (5:13) via Yes, Google has been LISTENING and RECORDING everything you say in your own home through secret NEST microphones — NaturalNews.com
A revolutionary startup was recently announced by the “father of the world wide web” which plans to radically decentralize the internet to give it back to the people.by Tyler Durden “For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on top of it,”…..Read more
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By Aaron Kesel The governments of Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand announced they intend to force encryption technology providers to provide lawful access to users’ encrypted communications, iTnews reported. At the Five Country Ministerial meeting on the Gold Coast last week, security and immigration officials put forward a range of proposals to combat….Read more
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