Could Law Enforcement Get Data From Alexa?

Could Law Enforcement Get Data From Alexa?

This was achieved on the 2nd generation version of the Echo Dot by Jessica Hyde of Magnet Forensics in 2017 using a method know as In-System Programming or ISP and allowed for the full extraction of data from the flash storage of the device.

Google reportedly once gave about 100 engineers from Huawei their own lab at the Googleplex HQ, hinting at deeper ties than we knew

Google reportedly once gave about 100 engineers from Huawei their own lab at the Googleplex HQ, hinting at deeper ties than we knew

On Monday, as a part of the same report, The Information also said that Google was working with the Chinese manufacturing giant to license its Google Assistant technology for a Huawei-branded smart speaker.

Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their preferred names on debit and credit cards

Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their preferred names on debit and credit cards

Mastercard MA, +0.93% has adopted a new policy aimed at reducing a major source of stress for transgender and non-binary consumers.

Facebook’s ‘transparency’ efforts hide key reasons for showing ads

Facebook’s ‘transparency’ efforts hide key reasons for showing ads

We learned quite a bit about who advertises on Facebook, how they target their messages and how much information users can get about why they’re actually being shown specific ads.

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Or, as Glassbox said in a recent tweet : “Imagine if your website or mobile app could see exactly what your customers do in real time, and why they did it?” The App Analyst, a mobile expert who writes about his analyses of popular apps on his eponymous blog, recently found Air Canada’s iPhone app wasn’t properly masking the session replays when they were sent, exposing passport numbers and credit card data in each replay session.

Apple Is Part of the Privacy "Shadow Economy"

Apple Is Part of the Privacy "Shadow Economy"

Over the past few years, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has fashioned itself a champion of consumer privacy, fighting to protect users' personal information as much as it feasibly can while taking overt jabs at peer tech companies that offer free online services at the expense of privacy.

You may soon be able to use your cellphone bill to boost your credit score

You may soon be able to use your cellphone bill to boost your credit score

According to Experian, 46 million U.S. consumers have "thin" credit files, meaning less than five loans or other accounts. The program will not track missed payments and, if consumers stop paying bills for three consecutive months, Experian will delete the account, which may revert your score back to what it was before you added the information.

How smart cameras are being used increasingly by retailers

How smart cameras are being used increasingly by retailers

Amazon is trialling a shop in which there are no checkouts: store CCTV cameras detect when shoppers pick up items, and users are billed via an app. Some of these systems are used for security, while others use facial recognition on CCTV footage to track where customers go within a shop.

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Google will reportedly pay Apple $9 billion in 2018 and $12 billion in 2019 to remain as Safari’s default search engine, according to Business Insider. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi additionally revealed in 2017 that Google previously paid Apple an estimated $3 billion.