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Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Rise in reports of TSA searching devices of passengers of domestic flights has led ACLU to sue the agency, demanding it disclose its policies; TSA denies claims   —  Exclusive: growing number of reports raises concerns US government may be increasing surveillance and privacy violations at airports
Mar 12, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook admits error in sending survey that asked how users would handle policy on adults asking kids for sexual images, says child grooming is prohibited   —  Social network admits survey asking whether it should permit adults to ask 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures was a mistake
Mar 5, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook says it found no additional evidence of Russia-linked ads during Brexit campaign in 2016 after launching standalone investigation in January 2018   —  Investigation uncovers no coordinated Russian-linked activity in addition to the 71p of ad spend reported in December
Mar 1, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Citymapper launches Smart Ride, a hybrid bus and taxi service in London under a private hire license, after a pair of trial “smart bus” routes in the city   —  Exclusive: transit app firm says new service has stops like a bus, is bookable like a cab and runs on a network like a tube train
Feb 21, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / The Guardian:
Exiled Cambodian politician sues Facebook, seeking information to prove the prime minister of Cambodia bought millions of Likes in order to appear popular   —  Exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy claims prime minister bought ‘likes’ to appear popular … The exiled Cambodian politician Sam Rainsy …
Feb 11, 2018, 5:05 AMIn context
Owen Bowcott / The Guardian:
British student Lauri Love, accused of hacking into US government websites, wins appeal against extradition to US   —  Lawyers for the 32-year-old student argued he would be at risk of killing himself in the US … Lauri Love, the British student accused of hacking into US government websites …
Feb 5, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
Paul Lewis / The Guardian:
How YouTube's recommendation algorithm can promote divisive clips and conspiracy videos and may have spread disinformation during the 2016 election   —  An ex-YouTube insider reveals how its recommendation algorithm promotes divisive clips and conspiracy videos.  Did they harm Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency?
Feb 2, 2018, 8:55 PMIn context
Alan Travis / The Guardian:
UK court of appeal rules mass digital surveillance powers under the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act are unlawful   —  Appeal ruling means significant parts of 'snooper's charter' legislation must be changed … Appeal court judges have ruled the government's mass digital …
Jan 30, 2018, 7:45 AMIn context
Jordan Kisner / The Guardian:
Profile of VocaliD, which uses a crowdsourced voice library to craft custom voices for speech-impaired users of type-to-talk devices   —  Millions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions.  Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate?
Jan 29, 2018, 1:45 AMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Global heatmap published by fitness tracking app Strava last November can be used to locate military bases around the world, map soldier jogging routes   —  Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities  —  Sensitive information about the location …
Jan 28, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context

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