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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras , Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants  —  Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August.  After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard …
Sep 5, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Email Company Reportedly Used By Edward Snowden Shuts Down Rather Than Hand Data Over To Feds   —  When Edward Snowden emailed journalists and activists in July to invite them to a briefing at the Moscow airport during his long stay there, he used the email account “edsnowden@lavabit.com” according to one of the invitees.
Aug 8, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
When ‘Smart Homes’ Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet   —  “I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them,” I said to Thomas Hatley, a complete stranger in Oregon who I had rudely awoken with an early phone call on a Thursday morning.
Jul 26, 2013, 2:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Blueprints Of NSA's Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah Suggest It Holds Less Info Than Thought   —  The NSA data center in Utah will be up and running by the end of September  —  For the last two months, we've been bombarded with stories about the information-collection practices …
Jul 24, 2013, 6:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
How To Opt Out Of AT&T's Plan To Sell Everything It Knows About You And Your Smartphone Use   —  Your smartphone knows a lot about you.  It's with you all the time.  It knows which apps you use.  It knows which websites you visit.  And it knows your gender, your age, and even how fit you are.
Jul 5, 2013, 11:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Google's Privacy Director Is Stepping Down   —  When Alma Whitten was tapped to be Google's first director of privacy in 2010, CNet declared hers the “hardest job at Google.”  A long time engineer at the company with expertise in computer security, she was put in charge of a program overseeing products …
Apr 1, 2013, 5:05 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Oops.  Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Has A Private Facebook Photo Go Public.   —  Being a member of the Facebook founder's family won't protect you from having your privacy breached on the social network.  On Tuesday night, Randi Zuckerberg — older sister to Facebook's CEO …
Dec 26, 2012, 2:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Google's Eric Schmidt Tells Parents To ‘Have Online Talk Before Sex Talk’ With Kids.  Survey Suggests Many Do.   —  “We need to fight for our privacy or we will lose it,” said Google chairman Eric Schmidt to Reuters in a recent on-camera chat.  “[All of the user generated material on the web] …
Nov 21, 2012, 8:50 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Hurricane Sandy, @ComfortablySmug, and The Flood of Social Media Misinformation   —  Official Twitter accounts tried to tamp down rumors  —  Sandy came and went in D.C. without leaving much of a footprint beyond a four-day weekend and power outages in the low thousands.
Oct 31, 2012, 12:15 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Lays Out All Of Its New Targeting Techniques In One Easy-To-Read Blog Post   —  In the last few months, Facebook has made significant changes to the way advertising works on its site.  As some predicted, Facebook's going public and needing to drum up more revenue has resulted …
Oct 1, 2012, 12:45 PMIn context

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