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  • How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars

    04/11/2018 4:36:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-10-2018 | Stephanie Stamm, Tripp Mickle and Jessica Kuronen
    Sally and Kristen haven’t hung out in forever, so Sally suggests taking a selfie. After Sally uploads the photo to Facebook, the app suggests she tag Kristen based on its facial-recognition system, which Kristen has given permission to use. ````````````````````````` DATA PROVIDED FACEBOOK ..Uploaded photo ..Text submitted with photo ..Facial recognition ADDITIONAL DATA COLLECTED FACEBOOK ..Photo analysis ..Location of the photo (if included in metadata) ..Date ..Type of device (iPhone X) ..Device ID ..Device operating system ..Battery level ..Signal strength ..Bluetooth signal ..Connection speed ..Available storage ..App and file names and types ..Nearby Wi-Fi beacons and cell towers ..Nearby devices...
  • Yes, that's possible': Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg reveals there could be MORE data breaches [tr]

    04/06/2018 6:15:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2018 | Rory Tingle
    Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has admitted more data breaches could come to light as the company investigates its practices following the privacy scandal. Sandberg conceded Facebook was guilty of a '10 out of 10' breach of their users' trust when it came to data privacy and that bosses should have acted 'two and a half years ago' when it first realised Cambridge Analytica was hoarding personal data. Speaking to NBC's Today programme, Sandberg also laid the ground for her boss Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before Congress, saying he had 'already apologized' and wanted to tell representatives what his firm...
  • Facebook Sent A Doctor On A Secret Mission To Ask Hospitals To Share Patient Data

    04/05/2018 7:35:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/05/18 | Christina Farr
    Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data about the social networks of their most vulnerable patients. The idea was to build profiles of people that included their medical conditions, information that health systems have, as well as social and economic factors gleaned from Facebook. Facebook said the project is on hiatus so it can focus on "other important work, including doing a better job of protecting people's data." CB FULL Christina Farr 180405 Facebook health partnership on hold on concerns of data privacy 4 Hours...
  • Crony Capitalism: Zuckerberg and the never-ending stench of Facebook

    04/03/2018 9:51:43 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 1 replies ^ | 4-2-2018 | Derrick Wlodarz
    And why should we be so naive to believe Zuckerberg wouldn't dig into his treasure chest of big data? If murder is considered something as a potential accepted casualty from Facebook and it's 'de facto good', then political campaigning surely could be considered a moral reality, too. I'm not here to speak for or against a Mark Zuckerberg political campaign. Until he has a platform with positions and an announced candidacy, much of this is merely speculation. But from all the dots whose connections are slowly fading into focus, how can the average person not be concerned here? You have...
  • Shocking computing advances pushing 'smart cities' into Brave New [one] World

    04/03/2018 6:27:58 AM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 5 replies ^ | April 1, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    This brilliant article by technocracy expert Patrick Wood highlights the advances coming down the pike with so-called smart cities. The U.N. has made a push in recent years to bypass national governments and implement global governance through cities [Recall how when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the U.N. Paris Climate pact the mayors of many major U.S. cities said they would ignore his decision and proceed to comply with U.N. regulations, not U.S. laws]. Also remember that the UN biosphere project seeks to drive ranchers and small farmers off their land and push more people into cities.
  • Thousands of Facebook employees react with anger at company traitors after 'ugly' leaked memo [tr]

    03/30/2018 5:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ellie Zolfagharifard and Annie Palmer
    A leaked memo by a top Facebook executive justifying the firm's controversial data practices has caused outrage at the company's headquarters. More than 3,000 Facebook employees have reacted to an internal post about the memo by vice president of consumer hardware, Andrew Bosworth. In the memo, Bosworth gives a candid look into how far the technology giant is willing to go in order to become the world's most popular social media platform. He admits that the firm engages in 'questionable contact importing practices' but claims it is worth it even if it 'costs someone a life.'
  • Think Facebook Knows A Lot About You? Google Is WORSE!

    03/29/2018 3:46:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/29/18 | Tim Collins
    Dylan Curran downloaded all of the data stored on him by Facebook and Google Google's data archive was almost ten times larger than scandal hit Facebook's It dated back to 2008 and revealed a level of detail that shocked the IT expert He laid out the extent of the private information held on him in a series of tweets Facebook has hit the headlines in recent weeks over its handling of your private data, and now the shocking extent of information held by Google has been revealed. In a series of tweets, one IT expert has laid out exactly what...
  • Apple's Tim Cook Rebukes Zuckerberg Over Facebook's Business Model

    03/28/2018 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/28/18 | Julia Carrie Wong
    CEO criticizes monetization of customers’ personal information Cook says the time for self-regulation is past Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, issued a harsh rebuke of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s business model on Wednesday, saying that detailed profiles of individuals compiled by internet platforms should not exist. Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you Dylan Curran Read more “We could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product,” Cook said in an interview with Recode and MSNBC that will air on 6 April. “We’ve elected not...
  • FTC probing Facebook for use of personal data: report

    03/20/2018 6:42:12 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2018 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly launching an investigation into Facebook over whether it violated terms of consent in the wake of reports a data firm harvested information from millions of profiles. Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that the investigation relates to whether Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign, to obtain some Facebook users’ personal data in violation of its policies.
  • Cambridge Analytica Did Nothing Unusual

    03/19/2018 5:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What has taken the place of McCabe now — and this is where you are really at the right place today — Facebook and Cambridge analytics, the Drive-Bys and the left are all over this. When you hear Cambridge analytics, you need to think Mercers. The Mercers own Cambridge analytics. What they’re trying to tell everybody is that Cambridge analytics hacked or cheated or gamed Facebook and ended up collecting very personal data on 50 million Americans who participated in a survey that Cambridge analytics conducted on Facebook. And so you are being told that Facebook has been victimized,...
  • Tree rings tell tale of drought in Mongolia over the last 2,000 years

    03/19/2018 9:41:20 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | March 19, 2018 | DAN GARISTO
    "It was suspected that a harsh drought from about 2000 to 2010 that killed tens of thousands of livestock was unprecedented in the region’s history and primarily the result of human-caused climate change. But the tree ring data show that the dry spell, while rare in its severity, was not outside the realm of natural climate variability, researchers report online March 14 in Science Advances."
  • The State of the World Wide Rocket Industry at the start of 2018.

    02/11/2018 8:32:50 PM PST · by Voption · 18 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | January 2, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    First, 2016 was the worst year for the Russian rocket industry in decades...Second, China has been aggressively ramping up its launch rate, and in 2016 moved clearly into the top tier of space-faring nations...Third, the United States is clearly transitioning away from a government owned and operated rocket industry to one owned and operated by the private sector. Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the federal government has not launched a single rocket that it designed, built, and owns. Instead, every payload put in space by the U.S. has been put there by a private sector rocket.
  • Internet Provider Data Drain

    01/16/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 46 replies
    Me ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Neoliberalnot
    We have Exede satellite providing Internet service. For the last 2 months they say we have used up our 10GB data allowance in 3 days or less. This month we used it all up in less than 24 hours. We streamed a one hour serial show on low resolution on our LG smart tv, and used the Internet for email. I also spent an hour or two on FR. Exede claimed we had used the entire 10GB. We've had this service for 1.5 years and our online behavior has not changed. This location is a getaway home and we visit...
  • Ex-NSA contractor to plead guilty to 'breathtaking' heist of top-secret data

    01/06/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Harold Martin is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information on January 22 in a federal court in Baltimore, according to court filings, Reuters reported. Prosecutors said that the ex-NSA contractor spent two decades taking classified government information from the U.S. intelligence community and hoarded the secrets at his home in Maryland. The Justice Department accused Martin in 2016 of a “breathtaking” theft of government secrets. During a raid of his home, authorities seized dozens of laptops and digital devices in addition to six full bankers’ boxes worth of documents.
  • DNA Testing Companies Admit Adding Fake African Ancestry To White Profiles To “Screw With Racists”

    12/10/2017 8:36:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 173 replies
    Squwaker ^ | 12/06/17 | Alisha Sherron
    Who were your ancestors? What is your ethnic background composed of? Sites like and 23andme have always been some go to sources in answering all of your toughest questions. But how accurate are they? In a recent interview with Cracked, one of the major ancestry testing companies, (which specific company is unknown) spilled the beans on what really happens when you purchase an ancestry kit. While I can’t say I’m surprised, you may be shocked to learn that these ancestry sites aren’t always as accurate as they claim to be. Beyond this, they’ve also admitted to tampering with the...
  • Instead Of Water, Military Drones Helping Fight Fire With Data

    12/09/2017 5:14:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    cbs2la ^ | December 9, 2017 at 12:10 am
    Firefighters have been working nonstop to put out multiple wildfires ravaging land and homes from the hills to the beaches of Southern California. High above the flames and smoke, heavy duty materiel is helping them better battle those blazes. In a partnership between state fire protection agency CAL FIRE and the California Air National Guard, unmanned drones have been assisting firefighters by relaying information that those on the ground could not otherwise get. The MQ-9 Reapers that were deployed this week have sensors that can see through smoke and feed back live video to the fire command. “We can show [firefighters]...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • Amazon Web Services Can Now Host the Defense Department’s Most Sensitive Data

    09/15/2017 8:25:22 AM PDT · by PIF · 16 replies
    Next Gov ^ | September 13, 2017 | Frank Konkel
    Share this on LinkedIn Print this article Email this article Increase size Amazon Web Services has a new market for its cloud computing, analytics, and storage services. This week, the Defense Department granted the cloud computing giant a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5 workloads, which are the military and Pentagon’s most sensitive, unclassified information. “This further bolsters AWS as an industry leader in helping support the DoD’s critical mission in protecting our security,” the company said in a statement. “The AWS services support a variety of DoD workloads, including workloads containing sensitive controlled unclassified information and National Security...
  • Equifax Data Breach: A Lesson And What Happens Now

    09/12/2017 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Gennie · 25 replies
    Stronghold Cyber Security ^ | September 11, 2017 | Jason McNew
    A lesson from the Equifax data breach – in the cyber security realm, we look at networks as falling into two categories: those that have been breached, and those that are going to get breached. It is clear for all Americans to see now, that the same is true of personal information, too. Either your personal information has been leaked, or it is going to get leaked. Whether its Target, OPM (Office of Personnel Management), or Equifax – neither the government or corporations can protect individual privacy — at least not with the existing American system built upon the stone-aged...
  • I Ran Digital For A 2016 Presidential Campaign. Here's What Russia Might Have Got For $100,000

    09/08/2017 10:58:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | September 8, 2017 | Kevin Bingle
    One common response to the news that a Kremlin-linked online operation in Russia bought $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the 2016 election campaign has been that the money is a drop in the bucket relative to the more than $1 billion spent on ads during the cycle, or the $27 billion in revenue earned by Facebook last year. But as one of a handful of Americans who managed the digital operations of a 2016 presidential campaign, I think $100,000 smartly spent on Facebook could have a much larger reach than you may realize. And more importantly, nobody — not...