By Mac Slavo
(Activist Post) Amnesty International has said that the “surveillance-based” business models of tech giants like Google and Facebook threaten human rights. Big tech has been known to collect private data, censor speech on behalf of the government, and financially punish dissenters by disallowing advertising. →
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(NaturalHealth365) Ahhhh – there’s nothing like the smell of propaganda early in the morning. At least this must be what the higher-ups at the Bayer company think as they start their days trying to figure out how to spin pesticide data and influence the public.
Read more via Bayer says Monsanto likely had a dossier on influential people, hoped to influence their position on pesticide safety — NaturalHealth365
By Dagny Taggart
Google is very interested in your shopping habits – so much that the tech giant is collecting and saving your purchase history.
The company has been quietly keeping track of your online (and sometimes, offline) purchases for years, according to a recent report from CNBC.
In that report, writer Todd Haselton explains that he was looking around in his Google account and found something alarming:
Read more via Google Has a Creepy Secret Page That Tracks Your (Online and Offline) Shopping History —
Facebook shares tumbled into the red after Bloomberg reported that user data is still showing up in places it shouldn’t.
As Bloomberg reports, researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com’s cloud computing servers.
The discovery shows that a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed how unsecure and widely disseminated Facebook users’ information is online, companies that control that information at every step still haven’t done enough to seal up private data.
Read more via Millions Of Facebook Records Found On Amazon Cloud Servers — Era of Light