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Jeff Larson / ProPublica:
Security inspections of 4 Trump properties including Mar-a-Lago found vulnerable servers, wireless printers without passwords, unencrypted database login pages   —  We tested internet security at four Trump properties.  It's not good.  —  Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida's coastal waterway.
May 17, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
Cloudflare shares personal information of those who complain about hosted sites like Daily Stormer; Cloudflare GC says policy lets users “face their accusers”   —  Since its launch in 2013, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has quickly become the go-to spot for racists on the internet.
May 4, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
ProPublica:
Facebook buys detailed information from commercial data brokers about users' offline lives but does not disclose it since it is widely available   —  The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them.  It doesn't reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives.
Dec 30, 2016, 8:45 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race   —  Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.  —  That's basically what Facebook is doing nowadays.  —  The ubiquitous social network …
Oct 28, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Google updated its privacy policy this summer, letting Google combine personal info from Gmail and other tools with DoubleClick browsing data to target ads   —  When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company's …
Oct 21, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
ProPublica:
For 250 popular items tracked over several weeks, Amazon ranked its own and affiliated products higher about 75% of the time, even when cheaper options existed   —  Amazon bills itself as “Earth's most customer-centric company.”  Yet its algorithm is hiding the best deal from many customers.
Sep 20, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
ProPublica:
Crime prediction software, increasingly used to guide sentencing in US, found to be biased against black defendants in study of 7K cases   —  There's software used across the country to predict future criminals.  And it's biased against blacks.  —  ON A SPRING AFTERNOON IN 2014 …
May 23, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
ProPublica:
FAQs on encryption: how terrorists use messaging apps, what big tech is doing, and what the government is proposing   —  Fact-Checking the Debate on Encryption  —  As politicians and counter-terrorism officials search for lessons from the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California …
Dec 20, 2015, 10:45 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Vizio is selling your viewing data, collected via its smart TVs with tracking on by default, and possibly connected to your IP   —  Own a Vizio Smart TV?  It's Watching You  —  TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do.  But one of the most popular brands …
Nov 15, 2015, 10:25 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Verizon merges its cellphone tracking supercookies with AOL's ad network, will be able to match users' online habits with personal details   —  Verizon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life  —  Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial hidden identifier that tracks users of mobile devices.
Oct 6, 2015, 11:55 PMIn context

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