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Fertility App Premom, caught sharing user data without consent
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Fertility App Premom, caught sharing user data without consent

Via The Washington Post A fertility app with over 500,000 users was recently discovered to have been sharing data from…
New tools allow DHS to extract traveler’s device data
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New tools allow DHS to extract traveler’s device data

Via CNET The Department of Homeland Security has detailed the kind of data it can extract from devices as travelers…
TikTok has a slew of privacy concerns
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TikTok has a slew of privacy concerns

Via Multiple Sources TikTok was recently in hot water after it was discovered that it was accessing users’ clipboards every…
Trump’s election app hoards personal data
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Trump’s election app hoards personal data

Via MIT Technology Review Both presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, have elections they use to further their campaign,…
Inaccurate background checks keep renters out
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Inaccurate background checks keep renters out

via The Markup An investigative report from The Markup describes how many rent screeners use loose, faulty, and inaccurate methods…
Facebook Buys Giphy – Will It Affect Your Privacy?
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Facebook Buys Giphy – Will It Affect Your Privacy?

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Facebook is buying Giphy for $400M. We don’t have to explain Facebook to…
VPN and ad-blocker apps found to harvest user data
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VPN and ad-blocker apps found to harvest user data

Via Buzzfeed News If you’ve ever used an app developed by Sensor Tower, we recommend uninstalling it and deleting it…
Social media data and public records used to select jurors
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Social media data and public records used to select jurors

Via Motherboard Motherboard has discovered that companies like Momus Analytics’ are scraping public records and social media profiles in order…
Collecting license plate data does little for law enforcement
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Collecting license plate data does little for law enforcement

Via TechCrunch An audit of four law enforcement agencies in California has found that the use of ALPRs (Automated License…
10 Things You Should Know About Twitter’s New Privacy Policy [Newsletter]
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10 Things You Should Know About Twitter’s New Privacy Policy [Newsletter]

This newsletter was originally published in December. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here! Twitter’s New Privacy Policy, Explained Last…
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