OneTrust Grows While the Internet Breaks Apart

Companies have sprouted up to help others navigate the varied laws around the world governing websites.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups

How TikTok Keeps You Watching

It’s the most successful video app in the world. Our columnist has obtained an internal company document that offers a new level of detail about how the algorithm works.

#artificial-intelligence, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #douyin-bytedance, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

When Did Spotify Wrapped Get So Chatty?

This year’s data dump from the streaming music service leaned heavily on contemporary buzzwords and slang — and inspired many, many memes.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #social-media, #spotify

China Is Winning the Big Data War, Thanks to Xi

Beijing is outmaneuvering the United States and its allies in at least one crucial domain: data.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #united-states, #xi-jinping

What’s One of the Most Dangerous Toys for Kids? The Internet.

Our kids are at the mercy of tech companies, with only an outdated law to protect them.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #privacy, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #your-feed-opinionvideo, #youth

An Artist Who Disavows the Possibility of Individual Agency

According to Agnieszka Kurant, everything we make — from the systems that oppress us to the inventions that transform us — is the result of a collective.

#amazon-mechanical-turk, #art, #artificial-intelligence, #content-type-personal-profile, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #edison-thomas-a, #kurant-agnieszka, #t-winter-travel

You Are the Object of Facebook’s Secret Extraction Operation

Ending data extraction is the key to ending surveillance capitalism.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #privacy, #united-states

Facebook’s Ad Policies Changed, but Political Campaigns Can Still Target You

Meta announced changes to its ad-targeting policies, but they will do little to stop campaigns from reaching specific voters.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #social-media

How Data Is Reshaping Real Estate

Tech start-ups are offering new tools to help retailers and entertainment venues be more efficient by counting crowds, tracking foot traffic and following local shopping habits.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #privacy, #real-estate-commercial, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shopping-and-retail, #standard-cognition-corp

Facebook Plans to Shut Down Its Facial Recognition System

Saying it wants “to find the right balance” with the technology, the social network will delete the face scan data of more than one billion users.

#computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #facial-recognition-software, #meta-platforms-inc, #privacy, #social-media, #software

U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies need to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.

#artificial-intelligence, #beijing-china, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #genetics-and-heredity, #national-counterintelligence-and-security-center, #quantum-computing

Zuckerberg to Be Added to Facebook Privacy Suit

The District of Columbia case, which grew out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, could expose the chief executive to financial and other penalties.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cambridge-analytica, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #privacy, #racine-karl-a, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Whistle-Blower Says Facebook ‘Chooses Profits Over Safety’

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, revealed that she had provided internal company documents to journalists and others.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #letters, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #social-media

How to Find ‘Stalkerware’ on Your Devices

These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.

#android-operating-system, #apple-inc, #calculators, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #domestic-violence, #google-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #smartphones, #software, #stalking-crime

Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #crowdtangle-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #innovation, #new-york-university, #online-advertising, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #zuckerberg-mark-e

The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet

As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #chrome-browser, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #innovation, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #privacy, #small-business, #software, #web-browsers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What the Privacy Battle Upending the Internet Means for You

Get ready for more random ads online, higher prices and subscriptions galore. But your privacy concerns may still not fade.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #software, #web-browsers

Justice Dept. Is Said to Accelerate Google Advertising Inquiry

The moves may result in a second antitrust lawsuit against Google before the end of the year.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #justice-department, #online-advertising, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

Catholic Officials on Edge After Reports of Priests Using Grindr

A conservative Catholic media organization, The Pillar, has published several reports claiming the use of dating apps at several churches and the Vatican.

#celibacy, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #priests, #privacy, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states, #united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops

The Illusion of Privacy Is Getting Harder to Sell

The illusion of privacy is getting harder and harder to maintain.

#apple-inc, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #nso-group, #privacy

The App With the Unprintable Name That Wants to Give Power to Creators

Fed up with the imbalance between online influencers and brands, Lindsey Lee Lugrin and Isha Mehra created a platform to change that.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #fypm, #isha-mehra, #labor-and-jobs, #lindsey-lee-lugrin, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media, #start-ups

The Nightmare of Our Snooping Phones

A Catholic official’s resignation shows the real-world consequences of practices by America’s data-harvesting industries.

#cellular-telephones, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #privacy

China’s Crackdown on Didi Is a Reminder That Beijing Is in Charge

After targeting the ride-hailing platform days after its I.P.O., regulators on Monday moved against more companies that had recently been listed on Wall Street.

#beijing-china, #china, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #didi-chuxing, #initial-public-offerings, #mobile-applications

Google’s Privacy Backpedal Shows Why It’s So Hard Not to Be Evil

Why Google thought twice about restoring your privacy.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #privacy

Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I.

The F.B.I. scored two major victories, recovering a Bitcoin ransom and tricking lawbreakers with an encryption app. But criminals may still have the upper hand.

#apple-inc, #australia, #bitcoin-currency, #colonial-pipeline-co, #computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #google-inc, #justice-department, #organized-crime, #police, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virtual-currency

Born on the Left, Data for Progress Comes of Age in Biden’s Washington

A liberal think tank has grown comfortable with mainstream influence. Other activists say that being “normie” means it’s selling out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #data-for-progress, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #democratic-party, #mcelwee-sean, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

Shoshana Zuboff Explains Why You Should Care About Privacy

In a wide-ranging interview, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” talks about why people should pay attention to how big tech companies are using their information.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-the-fight-for-the-future-at-the-new-frontier-of-power-book, #zuboff-shoshana

Apple and Facebook’s Feud Reveals Americans Like Privacy

A new operating system gives users more privacy. That’s bad news for Facebook.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet

Virginia, Florida, Arkansas and Maryland are among dozens of states that have introduced bills to curtail the power of Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter.

#computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #corporate-taxes, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #state-legislatures, #states-us

Apple vs. Facebook

How a routine-looking software update became a major confrontation in the long-running conflict between two of the world’s largest tech companies.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Stay Safe From App Tracking

What we can learn from Apple’s privacy labels, and how we can better protect our information.

#apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #privacy

Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School

The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #doctors, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #geisel-school-of-medicine, #medical-schools, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #science-and-technology, #software, #tests-and-examinations

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility

Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #discrimination, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Why New York State’s Population Growth Surprised Experts

The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #states-us

‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech

The dictionary doesn’t have enough superlatives to describe what’s happening to the five biggest technology companies, raising uncomfortable questions for their C.E.O.s.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #recession-and-depression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

How Data Is Changing the Way Offices Are Run

Building owners are using data collection and artificial intelligence to help control systems like heating, lighting, air quality and even the flow of workers.

#artificial-intelligence, #computer-security, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #real-estate-commercial

How Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s C.E.O. Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice.

With Apple’s latest mobile software update, we can decide whether apps monitor and share our activities with others. Here’s what to know.

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Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #australia, #baidu-inc, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #facebook-inc, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #search-engines, #social-media, #united-states

Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

Being “online” in the pandemic, many chefs learned, meant much more than having an Instagram account.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bentobox, #bernstein-sam, #brannigan-bobby, #chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #food, #mercato-inc, #moyabeni-krystle, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #small-business, #table22

In the Roaring Twenties, Ads Make a Comeback

Subscriptions may be the rage, but businesses of all sorts are pouring money into advertising — digital most of all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #online-advertising, #quarantine-life-and-culture

As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.

#51degrees-mobi-ltd, #agriculture-and-farming, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #east-africa, #ethiopia, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #global-warming, #grasshoppers, #horn-of-africa, #kenya, #lewa-wildlife-conservancy, #mobile-applications, #somalia, #vulcan-inc, #your-feed-science

Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices From Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

Is Apple’s Privacy Push Facebook’s Existential Threat?

Tim Cook says no.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

Tools to Protect Your Digital Privacy

A few simple tools go a long way.

#computer-security, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #online-advertising, #privacy

Lending Apps in India Shame Borrowers Who Can’t Pay Money Back

With techniques honed in China, a new breed of company offers expensive loans to people devastated by the pandemic. If they can’t repay, family and friends hear all about it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #hyderabad-india, #india, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #telephones-and-telecommunications

What Sky Bet, The Gambling App, Knows About You

Sky Bet, the most popular one in Britain, compiled extensive records about a user, tracking him in ways he never imagined.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #gambling, #great-britain, #mobile-applications, #naik-ravi, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sky-betting-and-gaming

What a Gambling App Knows About You

Sky Bet, the most popular one in Britain, compiled extensive records about a user, tracking him in ways he never imagined.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #gambling, #great-britain, #mobile-applications, #naik-ravi, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sky-betting-and-gaming