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Facebook patents technology to predict where you will be in the future

What reasons lead you to think that someone may be spying on you? You are not a TV personality or lingerie top model. Unfortunately, data management and violations of privacy committed by Facebook do not depend on a person’s relevance in society, since social media users are seen as products, not people. It is very likely that the way in which Facebook manages user data might be just enough ...Read full article...

Amazon’s Cloud Services for Everyone has a Catch

We all know what large technology companies do with people’s data: They use it to their advantage, they sell it to the highest bidder, they use to spy on users. As most readers already know, there is no free lunch when it comes to using social media or ‘free’ cloud services. Even paid cloud or email services come at a high cost for users. Somehow, however, Amazon is in ...Read full article...

Data Management is a double-edged Sword

Data management has become a social debate; unnecessarily so. Data belongs to users and that should be obvious. Companies should get it, governments should get it. No one should be able to do anything with private data unless it was first informed to the user and data exchanges should only happen with expressed user approval. The Facebook scandal has uncovered errors and attitudes of dubious morality, such as gathering ...Read full article...

Welcome to the world of ‘Smart Borders’

Have you ever heard the term ‘smart borders’? Probably not, until now; and it is about time you know what it is and what it is being used for. Travelers arriving from outside the European Union to the borders of Hungary, Greece or Latvia will be greeted by a new computer system that analyzes their physical behavior and facial gestures in search of imperceptible clues of lies or ‘strange ...Read full article...

Is Facebook dying or are social media morphing?

It seems that the use of Facebook by teenagers decreases faster among rich teenagers in the US. For years, the size and influence of Facebook increased at an amazing rate. But some recent studies indicate that its strength may be declining. The number of Facebook users continues to increase steadily as more people connect in the developing world. In the US, two out of every three adults use Facebook, ...Read full article...

A Religion called Facebook

Almost one third of humanity has an account on the social network that is more popular than any existing religion. There are a few things that are shared by a third of humanity. There are very few trends that are spread across so many countries. Not even Christianity or Islam are so expanded as Facebook is. No language or culture is spoken of so widely. If the previous facts ...Read full article...

NVIDIA working on technology to realise 1984-style society

Fingerprinting and face recognition technology will allow for surveillance in a hyperconnected slave grid. It is called by many, “affective computing” or the ability to easily and instantly recognize you enywhere on the planet. You are right in thinking that there is nothing new on this topic, because social media and technology companies have been at it for a long time. Except that the coming surveillance state is orders ...Read full article...

Get rid of those pesky ads that follow you online

Some people call it personality-based advertising, but others call it invasion of privacy. Do you know how is it that those pesky, targeted ads that follow you everywhere you go online actually work? We are already so accustomed that we hardly notice it, but seeing ads for products and services that you just searched is still uncomfortable, when not annoying. Where did you get that information? How do they ...Read full article...

Cloud Act is a Backdoor to Spy on European People and Companies

New law allows the United States to access data from companies and users located in the European Union. While in Europe parties focus on the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation, on March 23, there was another legislative novelty in the United States that will have a great impact on the privacy of citizens and businesses in the European Union: the approval of the Cloud Act. ...Read full article...

Video surveillance in public spaces and consumer devices that observe us

Public spaces are under constant surveillance. Hypervigilance is not so evident when we walk through the streets, but it exists: in addition to cameras, even the wastebaskets and telephone booths extract data to try to identify people. Despite not having a clear objective in most cases, the faces, habits and actions of citizens are unified in databases and we have no control over the information that the system collects ...Read full article...

Facebook knows how you’re feeling

Facebook continues to defy all the limits of intrusion. It does not seem like an easy task to choose a filter for a “selfie”. The matter gets even more complicated when, as in the case of Facebook, there are around 50 different options to choose from. What if you wear glasses, if it’s the face of a lion, if it’s a black and white photo… Facebook seems to have ...Read full article...

Everyone knew about Facebook Privacy Violations

The former head of Operations of Facebook confesses he could not continue working there knowing what they were doing. Sandy Parakilas’ job was to monitor the privacy of Facebook users’ data, to ensure that no third-party software was left with personal information. He was the Director of Operations of the social network until 2012 when he decided to abandon the technology giant because of his disagreement with its privacy ...Read full article...

We’re being programmed by social media

Facebook admitted that they were performing psychological experiments on users. You may not be on social media yourself, but chances are your friends and family are. Some of us are on there for work purposes and some so we can keep in touch with loved ones who live far away. There are valid reasons we have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But things are getting ugly out there ...Read full article...

Dragonfly Eye Algorithm: Big Brother speaks Chinese

Perhaps the single most successful lie told by authorities worldwide is that people must be under continuous surveillance to remain safe. This excuse comes second to none, not even convenience, which is the reason why most people sacrifice their privacy. A third, interesting fact is that among the masses, most people still believe that the government knows how to protect them best. The artificially created safety dependence gave way to ...Read full article...

Facebook is a hotbed for Illegal Harvesting of Information

Facebook wants and has more information from you than your friends’ list or your geolocation. The controversy that is revolving around Facebook does not stop, at least not completely. When Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Senate, many facts and doubts came to light. This is one of the reasons why the platform decided to implement “greater transparency” in its conditions and with it, that users could decide what ...Read full article...
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