100 points of ID to get Facebook, Tinder account

100 points of ID to get Facebook, Tinder account

The government is considering forcing users of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram — as well as online dating platforms like Tinder — to upload 100 points of identification in order to use them.

New Spotify Patent Involves Monitoring Users’ Speech to Recommend Music

New Spotify Patent Involves Monitoring Users’ Speech to Recommend Music

The patent filing outlines how Spotify currently uses a decision tree—showing users different artists, genres, and more—to help refine its recommendation algorithm for the user.

Is Alexa Spying on Us? Can we protect us from Alexa

Is Alexa Spying on Us? Can we protect us from Alexa

Yes and No. I mean on the one hand they’re very empowering and seductive but on the other hand Alexa is a double agent while working for us she’s actually more working for Amazon.

Digital Security Guides

Digital Security Guides

Reporters Without Borders provides information about digital security concepts for journalists. Social networks, email services, clouds: Journalists rely on many different services for their jobs – which may handle a lot of information that Journalists have to protect at every cost.

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

To properly address the problems of manipulation, disinformation, and violent extremism fermenting on online platforms, future regulation must properly acknowledge the role of surveillance capitalism – not just through targeting tools but in the algorithmic construction of online spaces.

Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway

Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway

If you ask it what video a person like you wants to see next, it will recommend some political propaganda crap, because 50% of the time 90% of the people do watch that next, because they can't help themselves, and that's a pretty good success rate.

Google wins interim victory in final phase of ‘right to be forgotten’ case

Google wins interim victory in final phase of ‘right to be forgotten’ case

The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled back in 2014 that individuals have a right to require Google to remove sensitive information from search results. But the advocate general recommended ordering Google to use the same geolocation technology to remove the results from all Google websites when accessed from any EU country.

Netflix Claims It Didn’t Access Your D.M.s; The New York Times Disagrees

Netflix Claims It Didn’t Access Your D.M.s; The New York Times Disagrees

A representative for Netflix told the Times that the company had not been aware Facebook had granted it such privileges, and reiterated that it only used its access for the recommendation feature.

NYCLU sues ICE over changes to immigrant risk assessment algorithm

NYCLU sues ICE over changes to immigrant risk assessment algorithm

The tool provides an algorithm-based recommendation on whether an immigrant should be detained in jail until they can see a judge — or whether they can instead be released on bond in the interim.

Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cut down on rampant third-party cookies and content on their sites? It seems so

Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cut down on rampant third-party cookies and content on their sites? It seems so

A prequel report from RISJ, released a few weeks before the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect May 25, found that some news sites researchers looked at were worse than popular non-news websites when it came to third-party content.