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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
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

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