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The Social Dilemma is a Social Catastrophe
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The Social Dilemma is a Social Catastrophe

The Social Dilemma is a terrifying documentary about the toxic combination of social media and surveillance capitalism and how together…
Huge data exposure leaks 230M+ TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram profiles
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Huge data exposure leaks 230M+ TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram profiles

Via Forbes A security research team, Comparitech, recently discovered an unsecured database that exposed 235M of users profiles and personal…
TikTok secretly collected MAC addresses from Android Devices
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TikTok secretly collected MAC addresses from Android Devices

Via The Wall Street Journal Security researchers have discovered that until late last year, TikTok was secretly collecting MAC addresses…
FTC investigating Twitter over misuse of data, fine likely to come
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FTC investigating Twitter over misuse of data, fine likely to come

Via Bloomberg The FTC is investigating Twitter because they used phone number data, originally given to the company for 2FA…
Facebook shares inactive user data with 5K+ developers
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Facebook shares inactive user data with 5K+ developers

Via TechCrunch Facebook was recently caught accidentally sharing user data with over 5,000 app developers. The user data included gender,…
U.S. blocks Twitter’s efforts to be transparent
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U.S. blocks Twitter’s efforts to be transparent

Via Reuters In an effort to be more transparent, Twitter wanted to reveal more information about the surveillance requests it…
Twitter removes option to limit data sharing with advertisers
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Twitter removes option to limit data sharing with advertisers

Via Mashable Twitter has recently rolled out an update users can’t opt out of. It removes the ability to control…
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…
Facebook stops giving advertisers device-level data
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Facebook stops giving advertisers device-level data

Via AdAge Due to mounting pressure and privacy concerns, Facebook has updated their terms of service and is removing a…
What You Should Know About Twitter’s New Privacy Policy
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What You Should Know About Twitter’s New Privacy Policy

We looked at their 2020 Privacy Policy so you don’t have to This week, Twitter dropped its new Privacy Policy…
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