Tag: privacy concerns

Walmart Patents “Big Brother-Style” Surveillance Technology to Eavesdrop on Workers’ Conversations

By Jessica Corbett Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart has patented audio technology that would allow the retail giant to eavesdrop on conversations among employees and between clerks and shoppers, to measure employee performance. According to the patent document filed with the U.S….

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Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million – Facebook Admits Data From MOST of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

By Jessica Corbett Buried in Facebook’s announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users—rather than the previously reported 50 million—was the stunning admission that “malicious actors” exploited the social networking site’s search features to collection information from “most” of its 2 billion users. The detail…

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Google Now Has Access To Millions of Patients’ Medical Records

By Michaela Whitton United Kingdom — A controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has partnered with several scientists in an attempt to understand human health, but…

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Why Facebook is Monitoring Your Emotions Using New “Like” Emojis

By Kristan T. Harris Why is Facebook Interested in Your Emotions? Facebook has upgraded their “like” button to allow users to display their current feelings on posts, by selecting an emoji. The data will help Facebook develop a more detailed profile ranking on you. The company has already admitted to using the new…

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