3 Senate Hopefuls Denounce Big Tech. They Also Have Deep Ties to It.

Blake Masters, J.D. Vance and Mehmet Oz, all Republicans, have a history with the industry that involves uses of consumer data they now criticize.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #masters-blake-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #thiel-peter-a, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

How Mark Zuckerberg Is Leading Meta Into Its Next Phase

Facebook’s founder is setting a relentless pace as he pushes his company through a tech transformation during a global economic slowdown.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Chinese Police Database Was Unsecured Long Before It Was Seized

The breach is “a big black eye” for the Chinese security apparatus, one expert says, exposing the risk of the state’s vast effort to amass citizens’ personal data.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #privacy, #shanghai-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

Hacker Offers to Sell Chinese Police Database in Potential Breach

For about $200,000, an unidentified person or group is offering what is described as data on a billion Chinese citizens. A sampling seemed to show the data to be genuine.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

Deleting Your Period Tracker Won’t Protect You

Tweets telling women to do that went viral after Roe v. Wade was overturned, but experts say other digital data are more likely to reveal an illegal abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-counseling-service-of-womens-liberation-jane-collective, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #menstruation, #mobile-applications, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Our Data Is a Curse, With or Without Roe

There is so much digital information about us out there that we can’t possibly control it all.

#abortion, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #privacy

How Anonymous Is Bitcoin, Really?

In myth, the cryptocurrency is egalitarian, decentralized and all but anonymous. The reality is very different, scientists have found.

#bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mathematics, #silk-road-web-site, #virtual-currency, #your-feed-science

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #austria, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #france, #germany, #google-inc, #great-britain, #india, #kazakhstan, #kenya, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #south-africa, #spain, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications

Digital Technology Invaded Our Lives. Now Women May Pay For It.

In a post-Roe America, we’ll bear the costs of letting data collection undermine our liberty.

#abortion, #brandeis-louis-d, #computers-and-the-internet, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #electronic-communications-privacy-act, #facial-recognition-software, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are

And happiness isn’t what we think it is, either.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #high-net-worth-individuals, #research, #united-states-economy

The Messy Progress on Data Privacy

America still doesn’t have a federal data privacy law. But look what we have found — hope!

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #privacy, #united-states

There Is a TikTok Challenge We All Need to Face Up To

The social media platforms that hold and shape our attention need to be governed in the public interest.

#censorship, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Which Animal Viruses Could Infect People? Computers Are Racing to Find Out.

Machine learning is known for its ability to spot fraudulent credit charges or recognize faces. Now researchers are siccing the technology on viruses.

#animals, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #disease-rates, #research, #your-feed-science

E.U. Takes Aim at Social Media’s Harms With Landmark New Law

The Digital Services Act would force Meta, Google and others to combat misinformation and restrict certain online ads. How European officials will wield it remains to be seen.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #youtube-com

A.I. Is Mastering Language. Should We Trust What It Says?

OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency — a development that could have profound implications for the future.

#alphabet-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #deepmind-technologies-ltd, #eno-brian, #facebook-inc, #language-and-languages, #musk-elon, #openai-labs, #software, #talese-gay, #writing-and-writers

For the New Census Bureau Director, the Challenge of the Decade

Robert L. Santos, a career statistician, heads an agency in recovery from a tumultuous 2020 census. In an interview, he talks about making the 2030 count better.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #santos-robert-l-1954

How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pinterest, #small-business, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

When Nokia Pulled Out of Russia, a Vast Surveillance System Remained

The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia’s cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #nokia-oyj, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #text-messaging

E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

‘No-Code’ Brings the Power of A.I. to the Masses

A growing number of new products allow anyone to apply artificial intelligence without having to write a line of computer code. Proponents believe the “no-code” movement will change the world.

#aispecialreport2022, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #deepmind-technologies-ltd, #openai-labs, #software

How California Is Building the Nation’s First Privacy Police

A new state agency has a $10 million budget to regulate Google, Facebook and others. But first it needs to be created.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #horse-racing, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us

How U.S. Census Data May Be Changing

Some experts are arguing that it’s time for the census to aggressively make use of government data and other sources to augment its own decennial count.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #population, #prewitt-kenneth, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

Weight Watchers App Gathered Data From Children, F.T.C. Says

Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #federal-trade-commission, #fines-penalties, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #privacy, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

Cisco and Splunk Have Discussed Acquisition Deal

No deal is currently on the table, according to two people familiar with the talks, but Cisco could pay more than $20 billion, one said.

#cisco-systems-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #splunk-inc

6 Reasons Meta Is in Trouble

The company formerly known as Facebook has hit major turbulence as it suffered its biggest one-day wipeout ever.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

How Cookie Banners Backfired

An extensive digital privacy law aimed to give internet users more control over their data. Instead, experts say, it’s created “almost a useless exercise.”

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #european-union, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #saturdaynewsletter

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