Privacy Misplaced

Look at privacy news I filter

Feb 22
“It is now dead simple to develop mobile apps that collect all kinds of data about their users. On the Android platform, an app can collect data such as the device’s GPS location; which other apps are running and how much network traffic they use; what type of wireless network the device is using; the device manufacturer, model, and OS version; which cellular carrier the device uses; the device’s battery level; and the current cell tower ID. Similar provisions exist on iOS and other mobile operating systems. With rooted devices, it’s possible to collect even more information, such as a complete network packet trace and complete information on which websites and apps have been used. Put together, this data can yield a rich picture of the usage patterns, mobility, and network performance experienced by a mobile user. It is very tempting for researchers to exploit this capability, and it’s easy to get thousands of people to install your app by releasing it on Google Play or the Apple App Store. However, I have very little confidence that most researchers are adhering to legal and ethical guidelines for collecting such data — I bet the typical scenario is that the data ends up being logged to an unsecured computer under some grad student’s desk.” Volatile and Decentralized: The ethics of mobile data collection (via spectrumofnetworks)

(via spectrumofnetworks)


tamaleaver:


To the Batcave [Agent-X Comics]

via agent-x.com.au

tamaleaver:

To the Batcave [Agent-X Comics]


gaeul-bluffings:

Google Wants All Your Personal Information, Promises To Use It For “Cool Things”

Google announced today a major overhaul of its privacy policies, and everyone on the Internet shrugged and continued what they were doing.Haha, just playin’—people are freaking out.
Effective March 1, the company will merge most of its over 70 separate privacy policies into one master policy.“That’s cool,” you might think to yourself. “I hate clutter.”What this actually means for you is that any information you may have provided one Google service will now become integrated with all the other ones you use. And what that actually means for you is that Gmail may not know how often you search for videos of Death Drop Dance-Offs on Youtube yet, but it will soon. All the ads targeted to you on Google are about to get even more creepily specific.
Users cannot opt out of the privacy changes, so the Washington Post has posted a handy FAQ page to help the instantly outraged direct their anger toward specific infractions.

gaeul-bluffings:

Google Wants All Your Personal Information, Promises To Use It For “Cool Things”


Google announced today a major overhaul of its privacy policies, and everyone on the Internet shrugged and continued what they were doing.
Haha, just playin’—people are freaking out.

Effective March 1, the company will merge most of its over 70 separate privacy policies into one master policy.
“That’s cool,” you might think to yourself. “I hate clutter.”
What this actually means for you is that any information you may have provided one Google service will now become integrated with all the other ones you use. And what that actually means for you is that Gmail may not know how often you search for videos of Death Drop Dance-Offs on Youtube yet, but it will soon. All the ads targeted to you on Google are about to get even more creepily specific.

Users cannot opt out of the privacy changes, so the Washington Post has posted a handy FAQ page to help the instantly outraged direct their anger toward specific infractions.




eclecticchaos:

Well, they asked how I felt about it.  I shouldn’t be asked to take surveys.

eclecticchaos:

Well, they asked how I felt about it.  I shouldn’t be asked to take surveys.


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