Monitoring is built in to many of the jobs that form the ‘gig economy’ – but surveillance is increasing across the workplace.
Facebook has been using a secret tool to delete messages sent by its executives from the inboxes of their recipients, without disclosing the deletions to the recipients or even recording there was ever a message in the first place.
Folks mistakenly believe that by enabling the incognito browsing mode, they are fully shielded from online tracking and malware.
While most security professionals believe that government officials lack a real understanding of the threats to digital privacy, they overwhelmingly agree that governments should regulate the way social media companies collect user data.
Document describes Facebook’s ability to use its vast amount of personal data to identify individual users who are “at risk” of changing to competitors’ products, and then target them with advertising at the moment they would be about to switch.
Facebook’s product management director, David Baser, wrote that the company tracked users and non-users across websites and apps.
Just like enterprises and other large organizations set up honeypots and decoys to misdirect hackers' attention, browsers and similar software should lure website operators into tar pits of useless and false personal information.
Google's efforts to claim that it should be exempt from EU data protection laws because its search engine is "journalistic" really did not impress the judge in the Right To Be Forgotten trial.
It is the same game over and over again: Facebook gives people the appearance of choice and then carefully directs users to making the right ones.
A system must be designed not to collect certain data, if its basic function can be carried out without that data.
Facebook employees are calling for a crackdown on suspected leakers and questioning whether “spies” have infiltrated the corporation, according to leaked internal posts that suggest the social media giant’s workforce is becoming defensive in the face of critical public scrutiny.
The search giant's largest fear is currently that US legislators will consider bringing across European legislation that enables people to force Google to remove links from its database – the so-called "Right to be Forgotten."
Google and Facebook's "free" model allows them to aggregate largely unpaid-for content – such as your photos and posts – rather than strike a price for it.
The Messenger application offers to conveniently track all your calls and messages. But Facebook was already doing this surreptitiously on some Android devices until October 2017, exploiting the way an older Android API handled permissions.
You might not have anything to hide, but that doesn’t mean you should be blase about your privacy. Increasingly, our inner lives are being reduced to a series of data points; every little thing we do is for sale. As we’re starting to see, this nonstop surveillance changes us. It influences the things we buy and the ideas we buy into. Being more mindful of our online behaviour, then, isn’t just important when it comes to protecting our information, it’s essential to protecting our individuality.
The information that the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.
The US Department of State wants to ask visa applicants to provide details on the social media accounts they've used in the past five years, as well as telephone numbers, email addresses, and international travel during this period.
Privacy activists have called for more transparency and parental control over web monitoring in British schools after a survey indicated that almost half track their students online.
Computer speakers and headphones make passable microphones and can be used to receive data via ultrasound and send signals back, making the practice of air gapping sensitive computer systems less secure.
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.