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Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
What it's like to get by without using or accessing a single product from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, blocking all five at once for one week   —  Reporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN.
Feb 8, 2019, 9:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Even with location tracking turned off, Facebook uses IP addresses, check-ins, and cities on profiles to approximate user locations for ads and other services   —  Aleksandra Korolova has turned off Facebook's access to her location in every way that she can.
Dec 19, 2018, 2:20 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Root:
A look at the unregulated practice of undercover cops friending people on social media as part of dragnet surveillance operations   —  Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIF  —  Terrance Everett has been on the wrong side of the law for most of his adult life.
Oct 24, 2018, 7:20 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Study: Facebook lets ads target your account using info given for security purposes, like your phone number, as well as info from your friends' address books   —  Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor named Alan Mislove.
Sep 26, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Jezebel:
NYT fully omitted Mary Stone Ross, one of the original three activists behind the ballot measure that led to CA's online privacy law, from its recent deep dive   —  The New York Times Magazine recently published a lengthy cover story on “The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley …
Aug 20, 2018, 2:38 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How Facebook's People You May Know feature became one of its most important tools for connecting people while creating problems for users unable to opt out   —  In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know.
Aug 9, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How a fake story on a “grudge-settling” site ruined a realtor's reputation and finances over a comment about a news story on Facebook that offended a stranger   —  Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years.  Other than a strong Polish accent …
Jul 27, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
California has until Thursday to pass a privacy bill; if not, a stronger version will likely show up on state ballot in November, leading lawmakers to scramble   —  Recent headlines have suggested that California lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Californians “unprecedented control over their data.”
Jun 26, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Inside WhiteBoxDating, the “wordpress for dating” catering to any niche, comes pre-loaded with many fake “users”, and is home to Trump.dating, NeverTrump.dating   —  Earlier this year, the media got very excited about Trump.dating, a site for the pro-Donald set that promised to “make dating great again.”
May 22, 2018, 11:49 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality   —  Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade.  He's done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker …
Mar 13, 2018, 1:51 PMIn context

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