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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times
But as evidence accumulated that Facebook’s power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view. At critical moments over the last three years, they were distracted by personal projects, and passed off security and policy decisions to subordinates, according to current and former executives.
facebook  blame  politics  google  apple  lobbying  indie  radar 
november 2018 by laurakalbag
Apple and Mozilla move to thwart Facebook tracking
Notably, these protections won't do privacy-conscious consumers any good while they're logged into Facebook, but it will help to protect them from the social network's ever-expanding grasp while they're logged out. 
safari  apple  facebook  tracking  privacy  surveillancecapitalism  ios  ios12  indie  radar 
september 2018 by laurakalbag
No tracking, no revenue: Apple's privacy feature costs ad companies millions | Technology | The Guardian
Ad tracking technology has become so pervasive that it is possible for ad tracking companies to recreate the majority of a person’s web browsing history. This information is collected without permission and is used for ad re-targeting, which is how ads follow people around the internet.
ads  advertising  itp  apple  privacy  cookies  tracking  surveillancecapitalism  safari  chrome  indie  radar 
january 2018 by laurakalbag
Here's what the biggest tech companies are spending to influence lawmakers in D.C.
Summary: The amounts big corps are lobbying in the U.S., and its relevance to Google antitrust
US  google  indie  antitrust  apple  lobbying  24apr15  netflix  indieroundup  facebook  amazon 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics - InformationWeek
IBM this week announced a partnership with Apple to further advancements in health analytics. This initiative, which complements IBM's new Watson Health unit, aims to leverage big data analytics systems and secure open data storage to bring greater insight to medical researchers.

As part of the collaboration, IBM's Health Cloud and Watson cognitive computing will harness health data that Apple customers submit to iOS apps through its ResearchKit and HealthKit platforms. The goal is to use that information to further medical research and improve customer health.
apple  ibm  healthkit  researchkit  indie  indieroundup  17apr15  tracking  medical  corporatesurveillance 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Apple's Siri And Microsoft's Cortana Record Your Voice, And Someone Is Listening - Forbes
“A Reddit user called FallenMyst has just started a new job at a company called Walk N’ Talk Technologies. His position requires that he listen - according to his post – to commands given to Cortana and Siri. The purpose is to check for incorrect interpretations by the voice to text translators.” By Ian Morris on Forbes
Apple  Microsoft  recording  voice  recognition  Cortana  Siri  privacy  indie  indieroundup  13mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Apple boss: We have a human right to privacy
“Exclusive interview: Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explains to Allister Heath why the threat of terrorism should not scaremonger citizens into giving up their privacy.” Tim Cook explains not just why privacy is important, but why Apple see privacy as a business differentiator in the technology market. By Allister Heath on The Telegraph
privacy  tracking  corporatesurveillance  surveillance  privacyasinnovation  apple  timcook  indie  indieroundup  6march2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Free Encrypted iPhone Comms And 'World First' Private Tablet Unveiled
“It’s been a great day for privacy-minded folk, with the launch of free encrypted messaging and calls for Apple’s iPhone, thanks to Open Whisper Systems’ updated Signal application, and what’s being billed by creator Silent Circle as the “world’s first privacy focused tablet”” By Thomas Fox-Brewster on Forbes
apple  openwhispersystems  silentcircle  silentphone  encryption  privacy  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Google to pay $22.5M fine over Apple Safari
Google is poised to pay a $22.5 million fine to resolve allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of web surfers using Apple's Safari browser. In The Telegraph.
google  apple  tracking  privacy  surveillance  indie  indieroundup  13feb2014 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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