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Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs

The company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets!

Samsung has confirmed that its “smart TV” sets are listening to customers’ every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets.
Read more: https://theweek.com/speedreads/538379/samsung-warns-customers-not-discuss-personal-information-front-smart-tvs
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Brain scanners allow scientists to ‘read minds’ – could they now enable a ‘Big Brother’ future?

This raises some chilling questions about the possibility for a “Big Brother” future where our innermost thoughts can be routinely monitored. 

Are you lying? Do you have a racial bias? Is your moral compass intact?
To find out what you think or feel, we usually have to take your word for it. But questionnaires and other explicit measures to reveal what’s on your mind are imperfect: you may choose to hide your true beliefs or you may not even be aware of them.
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/brain-scanners-allow-scientists-to-read-minds-could-they-now-enable-a-big-brother-future/
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German consumer groups sue WhatsApp over privacy policy changes

WhatsApp said it would modify its privacy policy to allow it to share lists of users’ contacts with Facebook!

WhatsApp’s privacy policy change allowing Facebook to target advertising at its users has landed the company in a German court.

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBZ) has filed suit against WhatsApp in the Berlin regional court… Read more: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3163027/private-cloud/german-consumer-groups-sue-whatsapp-over-privacy-policy-changes.html
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The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data

The first line of defense in protecting student privacy are our teachers.
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Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amid “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.
Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/how_to_protect_students_personal_data.html
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Browser history and location can change what you pay online

You could be paying more at checkout!
paymoreShopping online could make you a victim of price discrimination. Companies can use data like your past searches or location to influence the price you pay. Anna Werner reports on how that could mean paying more at checkout.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/browser-history-and-location-can-change-what-you-pay-online/
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Facebook is buying data about users’ offline lives

You may not be aware of is that Facebook also works with several data brokers to gather information about users’ “offline life”.
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The company collects data on your income level, shopping history and more. …what you may not be aware of is that the company also work with several data brokers to gather information about users’ offline life. This can include things like places that you frequent, how much money you make and the number of credit cards you have.
Read more: http://www.techspot.com/news/67588-facebook-buying-data-about-users-offline-lives.html
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Tumblr is hacked AGAIN: Cyber criminals take down the site in Europe and US in online attack ‘just for fun’

65 million passwords were lost in a 2013 breach of the site’s security!tumblr

The popular blogging website Tumblr was reportedly taken down by hackers for two hours last night.A group of hackers known as R.I.U. Star Patrol have since claimed that they are responsible.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4057780/Tumblr-hacked-Cyber-criminals-site-Europe-online-attack-just-fun.html
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Hackers stole personal data from 1 billion Yahoo user accounts

Yahoo says it believes hackers stole personal data from more than one billion user accounts in a cyberattack that happened in 2013!
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Yahoo says it believes hackers stole personal data from more than one billion user accounts in a cyberattack that happened in 2013.

The technology giant says the data affected included “names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords”, as well as security questions and answers, but it claims financial information such as card details was not compromised.

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2116392-hackers-stole-personal-data-from-1-billion-yahoo-user-accounts/

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Company Behind “Smart” Vibrator To Settle Claims It Violated Users’ Privacy

Customers claim, that they would not have purchased “the vibrator” had they known their actions would be monitored, collected, and transmitted.

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From phones to children’s toys and speakers, just about everything can become a “smart” device today. Even vibrators. And just like all of the other devices, sex toys can also violate your privacy. That’s the crux of a soon-to-be settled lawsuit.
Read more: https://consumerist.com/2016/12/08/company-behind-smart-vibrator-to-settle-claims-it-violated-users-privacy/
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Personal data of 130,000 US Navy sailors exposed by compromised laptop

The Navy has acknowledged the breach was the result of hackers gaining access to the laptop of an employee working for the Navy contractor Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)!

A laptop belonging to an employee of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has been compromised by hackers exposing the sensitive information of 130,000 US Navy sailors.
Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/news/personal-data-of-130000-us-navy-sailors-exposed-by-compromised-laptop/

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