Forget Facebook — your body emits data that could be used to read your emotions, check your health, and track aggression

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Privacy, Technology

The data we share with companies online has become a hot-button issue, but new technologies could soon be scanning us as we go about our day. That’s the claim made by a neuroscientist, who believes that devices in the real world will start gathering unprecedented levels of information about us.

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Documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants for 10 years

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Privacy, Security News, Technology

Records posted Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation following a freedom of information lawsuit filed last year reveal that federal agents would pay Geek Squad managers who pass on information about illegal materials on devices sent in by customers for repairs. The relationship goes back at least ten years, according to documents released as a result of the lawsuit.

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Microsoft Reveals for the First Time the Data It Collects in Windows 10

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Privacy, Technology, Windows

Microsoft turned a new leaf today and published a list of diagnostics data the company will be collecting from users of Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for launch next week, on April 11. The list’s publication came as a surprise for all, as Microsoft has been very secretive about the telemetry data Windows 10 collected in the past.

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