Other stories about data collection

Is your TV watching everything you do? How to opt out

Smart TVs don't just serve up streaming content these days. They actually collect data on your viewing habits and sell them to marketers, just...
Tips August 24, 2019

How to control what advertisers know about you on Facebook

It's not exactly a surprise to find out that Facebook uses its members to make money. It is a business, after all. But Facebook...
Tips August 17, 2019

Instagram's ad partner was secretly collecting your location, stories

What does privacy even mean to companies anymore these days? According to one "trusted" Instagram ad partner, not much, apparently. A major marketing startup...
Happening Now August 8, 2019

Humans are listening to what you tell Alexa -- and now you can tell them to stop

For folks who were excited to have a futuristic voice assistant in their homes, the news that Amazon was listening to and transcribing peoples'...
Happening Now August 5, 2019

Netflix might be watching your every move

Some companies, like streaming video services, for example, seem like they wouldn't have much to gain from monitoring their users' behavior. Well, despite how...
Happening Now August 2, 2019

'Hey Siri,' stop listening! Apple says contractors can't hear you anymore

Judging by the privacy-centric climate of current technology discourse, it's a good time to be an Apple fan. Not only has Apple avoided much...
Happening Now July 29, 2019

Facebook outage shows just how well its AI 'sees' all the photos you post

Facebook doesn't just monitor the words you post or how you interact with the site, its artificial intelligence also "sees" the contents of your...
Happening Now July 6, 2019

Remove your personal data and opt out of data broker sites -- here's how

"People search" websites are a booming business, but the people behind them are only able to get away with what they do by allowing...
Tips June 8, 2019

Alert! Smart beds and apps collecting your data and selling it

The ability to track your sleep and potentially improve your health has been a popular tech feature for years. Now, sleep-tracking is getting even...
Happening Now June 5, 2019

Comcast's new device could monitor your bathroom habits

A major telecom is set to release a new device for your home that tracks a few health vitals, including how often you go...
Happening Now May 24, 2019
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