Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 15, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 15, 2021

WhatsApp is forcing users to share personal data with Facebook, and Elon Musk is urging people to switch to Signal, a smaller encrypted messaging app.WhatsApp has made the long awaited move of changing its privacy policy to share personal data from WhatsApp users to its parent company Facebook.

Car manufacturers are challenging traditional auto insurers: Who will win the tech race?

Car manufacturers are challenging traditional auto insurers: Who will win the tech race?

As Elon Musk highlighted in Tesla’s Q2 earnings call on July 22, Tesla hopes to use its crash data not only to improve their insurance operations but also to learn how to adjust their car designs for less expensive repairs in the future.

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Media captionGertrude the pig had the chip implanted two months ago Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface.

Twitter says 130 people were targeted in hack that hijacked accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden

Twitter says 130 people were targeted in hack that hijacked accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden

said late Thursday that about 130 people were targeted in a cyberattack that took control of high-profile accounts to promote a bitcoin scam."Based on what we know right now, we believe approximately 130 accounts were targeted by the attackers in some way as part of the incident," the social media firm tweeted.

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns,” according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app.

Brains are the last frontier of privacy

Brains are the last frontier of privacy

Facebook and startups like Elon Musk's Neuralink are pouring money into a new wave of neurotechnology with bold promises, like typing with your thoughts or, in Musk's words, merging with AI.All of these devices generate huge amounts of neural data, potentially one of the most sensitive forms of personal information.

A Future with Elon Musk’s Neuralink

A Future with Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Neuralink is one of the companies founded by Elon Musk. Elon Musk said the following in the podcast, when asked about the difference in intelligence between us regular humans and the ones that will have the chip implanted in them.