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Gizmodo:
Experiment finds IoT devices, apps difficult to manage, inefficient; gadgets communicate to servers daily, even hourly; ISPs collect streams of personal data   —  In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.”  I connected as many of my appliances …
Feb 8, 2018, 4:20 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Reporter details pressure from Google and bosses to take down 2011 Forbes post criticizing Google practices with Plus and search; Google says info was under NDA   —  The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank …
Sep 1, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Facebook's “People You May Know” recommends a relative a reporter didn't know she had, raising privacy questions; Facebook, citing privacy, won't offer details   —  Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew.  Facebook, however, thought we might be connected.
Aug 26, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Gizmodo:
Analysis of NaviStone code on Acurian medical sites shows use of keystroke logging-like tech that captures data as soon as users type into forms for targeting   —  In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth.
Jun 20, 2017, 6:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
EFF whitepaper sheds light on how law enforcement overstates the reliability of IP addresses as evidence   —  On a Friday in February, a visitor to the website 4chan posted child porn photos to the “international” channel. 4chan may be notorious for the offensive images that get posted there …
Sep 24, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Researchers find Bluetooth-enabled vibrator sends data including temperature and vibration settings to its manufacturer while in use   —  The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a rubbery clamp that looks a little like the oversized thumb and forefinger of a Disneyland character pinching down.
Aug 10, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Researchers used 2D photos to reconstruct fingerprints, successfully unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 for police   —  Last week, Rose Eveleth reported that police in Michigan asked a 3D printing lab to recreate a dead man's fingers so they could unlock his phone and look for clues to who murdered him.
Aug 1, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How IP geolocation service MaxMind mapping 600M IP addresses to the geographic center of the US led to trouble for one Kansas resident   —  How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell  —  An hour's drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin …
Apr 10, 2016, 5:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
White House memo to participants ahead of Silicon Valley summit proposed tech giants create tool to predict radicalization to counter terrorism   —  The government wants Silicon Valley to build terrorist-spotting algorithms.  But is it possible?  —  Last week, a bunch of important people from Washington …
Jan 15, 2016, 3:30 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Tor's chief architect, Nick Mathewson, explains what happened with Carnegie Mellon attack and what Tor has done to fix it   —  The attack that broke the Dark Web—and how Tor plans to fix it  —  Law enforcement has been complaining for years about the Web “going dark,” …
Dec 1, 2015, 8:00 AMIn context

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