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Hanya Yanagihara: influential magazine editor by day, best-selling author by night | Books | The Guardian
The private,” she says, “becomes much more sharply private when you have a job, especially one that’s in the world. It reminds you on a daily basis of what people sound like, how they move, what their concerns are, how they think.”
news  work  magazines  writing  journalism  privacy 
1 hour ago by allaboutgeorge
Who Has More of Your Personal Data Than Facebook? Try Google - WSJ
Google gathers more personal data than Facebook does, by almost every measure—so why aren’t we talking about it?
google  privacy  datamining  wsj 
yesterday by jorgebarba
Data Firm Leaks 48 Million User Profiles it Scraped From Facebook, LinkedIn, Others - Slashdot
Localblox, a Bellevue, Wash.-based firm, says it "automatically crawls, discovers, extracts, indexes, maps and augments data in a variety of formats from the web and from exchange networks." Since its founding in 2010, the company has focused its collection on publicly accessible data sources, like social networks Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and real estate site Zillow to name a few, to produce profiles.

But earlier this year, the company left a massive store of profile data on a public but unlisted Amazon S3 storage bucket without a password, allowing anyone to download its contents. The bucket, labeled "lbdumps," contained a file that unpacked to a single file over 1.2 terabytes in size. The file listed 48 million individual records, scraped from public profiles, consolidated, then stitched together.
s3  cybersecurity  cloudleak  privacy  facebook  linkedin 
yesterday by bwiese
A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe | Richard Stallman | Opinion | The Guardian
To restore privacy, we must stop surveillance before it even asks for consent.
privacy  engineering 
yesterday by tamberg
We’re in the Uncanny Valley of Targeted Advertising | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, thinks people want targeted advertising. The “overwhelming feedback,” he said multiple times during his congressional testimony, was that people want to see “good and relevant” ads. Why then are so many Facebook users, including leaders of state in the U.S. Senate and House, so fed up and creeped out by the uncannily on-the-nose ads? Targeted advertising on Facebook has gotten to the point that it’s so “good,” it’s bad—for users, who feel surveilled by the platform, and for Facebook, who is rapidly losing its users’ trust. But there’s a solution, which Facebook must prioritize: stop collecting data from users without their knowledge or explicit, affirmative consent.
facebook  tracking  advertising  data  privacy  security  EFF 
yesterday by rgl7194
How you're tracked on a regular basis - Business Insider
The design of the internet of everything, and the nature of the cloud that it floats in, is to track data. The 34 billion internet-enabled devices we expect to add to the cloud in the next five years are built to stream data. And the cloud is built to keep the data.
privacy 
yesterday by jeffhammond
Data Defenders (Grades 4-6)
Data Defenders is an interactive game that teaches children and pre-teens the concept of personal information and its economic value, and introduces them to ways to manage and protect their personal information on the websites and apps they enjoy.

The core gameplay of Data Defenders is a “match-three” game which introduces players to key concepts of the information economy, particularly the idea that we pay for many online services and activities with our personal information. The game lasts two rounds.
privacy  kids  data 
yesterday by hubs
Survey Reveals Users Have No Clue About Router Security
A recent survey of 2,205 regular users has proven once again that most people don't update router firmware, don't change default credentials, and don't generally know how to secure their devices.
For the past two-three years, there has been a deluge of news articles and research papers detailing large botnets built by exploiting router vulnerabilities and by hijacking devices still running default login credentials. These are the two main methods exploited by attackers.
The results of a survey carried out by fellow tech site Broadband Genie confirmed what most security researchers suspected, painting a clear and depressing picture of how careless or clueless some users are about keeping their router safe from hackers.
privacy  security  router  firmware  survey 
yesterday by rgl7194
Internet of Things | Online Trust Alliance
Vision - An IoT ecosystem built on trust and innovation, by prioritizing safety, privacy and security
iot  security  privacy  resources 
yesterday by jasonsamuels

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