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WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification

Google reportedly delayed by two and a half years disclosure to WikiLeaks that it gave emails and other data from three of its staff to the FBI. This occurred after a federal judge issued a warrant. Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who is a lawyer for WikiLeaks, wrote a letter to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, telling …

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Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the full speech in case you didn’t watch it: From the prepared remarks: We are making sure our government integrates intelligence …

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Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos, Delivers Only Fraud

If you’re scrolling through your news feed and come across a pair of boobs and a promise of hot Snapchats, ignore your impulses and avoid. It’s a scam. Specifically, you might see links to articles called “10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats Ever” or “Welcome to new batch of Snapchat leaked.” If you click, you’ll likely be taken to fraudulent websites under …

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Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable

Don’t be the guy who posts that completely useless privacy notice on Facebook … again. Hey, better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. Just say no. A hoax as old as any (and there are a lot inside the Facebook bubble) has resurfaced, tricking a new round of users (and likely some of the same) into posting a completely meaningless privacy …

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FTC Settles Charges Against Snapchat

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service. This follows a public comment period. The FTC’s complaint was announced in May. It also alleged that Snapchat deceived consumers over the amount of personal data it …

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Twitter Wants to Track Which Apps You Have on Your Phone; Here’s How to Stop It

Twitter has just added a section to its security & privacy terms that explains how the company is about the start “collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device”. Re/code first spotted the updated page, which explains Twitter’s ‘App Graph’ and what it means for you. In short, Twitter is occasionally checking in on which …

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Facebook Is Updating Its Terms And Privacy Policies Again

Facebook announced that it’s updating its terms of service, data policy, and cookies policy to reflect new features, as it also tries to improve its advertising experience. There aren’t any changes to settings, but the way Facebook explains things is getting an update. One change will be in how Facebook explains how it gets location information from users. “Millions of …

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Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox

Mozilla is celebrating ten years of Firefox with a handful of announcements. We told you about the launch of Firefox Developer Edition, which it had previously teased, but that’s only part of the celebration. The regular Firefox browser is getting a Forget button to keep browsing history private on shared computers or protect users from visits to suspicious sites. Mozilla …

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Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24%

It’s Election Day in the US, and Facebook is reminding everyone to vote with a giant banner at the top of the news feed which asks people to share the vote with friends. By the looks of my news feed, it’s working. The company has also chosen today to release its third-ever transparency report – which provides info on how …

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Lori Douglas Nude Photos Prompt Inquiry Against Her

Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas is facing removal from her position due to an inquiry on nude images of her being posted on the Internet without her consent. On Tuesday, October 29, the Canadian Judicial Council’s independent counsel, Suzanne Cote, said that some judges on the committee that appointed Douglas to her position in 2005 were not aware of the …

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Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart asking that the DEA “cease all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others.” “Facebook is a community where …

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Snapchat Photo Hack, If Real, Wasn’t Snapchat’s Fault (Says Snapchat)

Photos taken and transmitted via Snapchat may or may not have leaked on Thursday, but if they did, Snapchat assures you that its servers were never breached and it’s the fault of unauthorized third-party apps. Early Friday, Business Insider reported on “The Snappening”, a supposedly massive Snapchat hack that includes upward of 200,000 photos. The hack was reportedly organized and …

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