Big Data

 “Thursday, The FCC voted to pass new privacy laws that require ISP’s, or Internet Service Providers to obtain customer permission before they areallowed to gather and use personal information. Under the new laws,ISPs will have to get ‘opt-in’ permission to collect such data as browsing history, usage, health, financial, children information, GPS info, as well …

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Most of us have probably had some connection to or experience with Siri (from Apple) and Cortana (from Microsoft).  Now Google has introduced Allo, its new messaging app which will have artificial intelligence (AI) built-in to it.  But Google also stands behind privacy and the use of encryption to protect our information. And there’s the …

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Are you surprised that your private data is being shared between WhatsSpp and Facebook? Do you care? Or is all this privacy talk just flapping in the wind. How to stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook – Business Insider Thanks to Business Insider

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“Apple has been at the forefront of using privacy as a sales tool, but it won’t be the last. Encrypted phones, messaging apps that secure and delete conversations — nearly every major Internet service we use has been re-tooled in some way in response to what we know about how much everyone else knows. It …

Continue reading Apple Updates And Expands Privacy Page With iOS 9, OS X Information

This blogger is more interested in determining the motive behind Microsoft’s baking of user-tracking tools into all recent versions of Microsoft Windows O/S installs.  The two prevailing arguments are privacy vs. safety and it is really up to the user to decide which is more important. Privacy and safety both align with the Fourth Amendment …

Continue reading Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm

“In the last several years, new consumer services have emerged for file- sharing, storage, and social networking such as Gmail, DropBox, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, and Facebook. The notion of services for “free” has encouraged their popularity with users. How these companies use personal data is not well known nor understood even by savvy digital users, …

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