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Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling Customers’ Location Data
The lawsuits come after a Motherboard investigation showed AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile sold phone location data that ended up with bounty hunters, and The New York Times covered an instance of Verizon selling data.
informationOwnership  informationObscurity  ISP  corporateCorruption  userIsTheProduct 
may 2019 by joeybaker
Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling Customers’ Location Data
The lawsuits come after a Motherboard investigation showed AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile sold phone location data that ended up with bounty hunters, and The New York Times covered an instance of Verizon selling data.
ISP  userIsTheProduct  corporateCorruption  informationObscurity  informationOwnership 
may 2019 by joeybaker
A Vancouver woman is sounding the alarm for millions of Canadians who have credit and debit cards, after information about her debit card was shared when it shouldn't have been.
A Vancouver woman is sounding the alarm for millions of Canadians who have credit and debit cards, after her financial information was shared without her realizing it. Turns out, some cards have “updating services” that allow banking information to be shared with other companies — a little-known fact for most customers, and something a privacy expert says needs to change.
userIsTheProduct  securityNegligence  corporateCorruption  informationOwnership 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent
The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it.
corruptedPolitics  surveillanceState  corporateIndemnity  userIsTheProduct 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Facebook reportedly gets deeply personal info from some apps, like ovulation times and heart rate
Several apps share highly sensitive data with Facebook even if users do not have a Facebook account, testing by The Wall Street Journal found.
userIsTheProduct 
february 2019 by joeybaker
Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data
Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, little-know…
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Spammers bombarded mobile phones in the US with 48 million robocalls in 2018
Preliminary year-end data is in on the explosive growth in robocalls to cell phones in the US, with more people than ever getting bombarded by calls from spammers and marketers who go to great lengths to trick you into answering their call. Robocall management company YouMail has been tracking the volume of calls and says that 2018 saw 48 million of them harass cell phone owners in the US last year, up 60 percent from 2017. That’s a huge jump in...
advertising  userIsTheProduct  ISP  corporateIncompetence  corporateCorruption 
january 2019 by joeybaker
D.C. attorney general sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal, the first major U.S. regulatory action in company’s crisis
The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, “likes” and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site’s users without their permission.
informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct  judicialIncompetence  win 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages - The Verge
Partnerships with tech giants went way further than previously disclosed, says new report
userIsTheProduct 
december 2018 by joeybaker
As a final "fuck you" to its userbase, Tumblr blocked archivists just before starting the NSFW content purge.
By now, of course, you’re aware that the Verizon-owned Tumblr (which was bought by Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon and merged into “Oath” with AOL and other no longer relevant properties) has suddenly decided that nothing sexy is...
ISP  corporateIndemnity  intellectualProperty  userIsTheProduct 
december 2018 by joeybaker
From $1.50 To $10 Per Month: How Comcast's Bogus Fees Are False Advertising
For several years now cable and broadband providers have been using hidden fees to covertly jack up their advertised rates. These fees, which utilize a rotating crop of bullshit names, help these companies falsely advertise one rate, then sock the...
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  userIsTheProduct 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Report: Microsoft’s enterprise products covertly gather personal data on users - Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — accord
Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — according to a new report by Privacy Company. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) was commissioned by the Dutch government to guide its institutions — which includes 300,000 workstations in …
userIsTheProduct  corporateCorruption  surveillanceState  informationSecurity  informationObscurity 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Facebook Fined Just $645,000 in UK Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Money It Makes in Less Than 10 Minutes
Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($645,000) by the United Kingdom today over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The miniscule fine was the most allowed under the law, but Facebook can probably find that kind of money in its couch cushions. Based on last year’s revenue, Facebook makes $645,000 in less than 9 minutes of operation.
corporateIndemnity  governmentImpotence  informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct 
october 2018 by joeybaker

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