Gears & Gadgets

Zuckerberg responds to Apple’s privacy policies: “We need to inflict pain”

Enlarge / Facebook co-founder, chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees close to him, “we need to inflict pain” on Apple […]

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Google’s own employees were confused by its privacy controls, lawsuit docs show

Google’s privacy options have always been notorious for being unnecessarily complicated — so much so that even its own employees find it confusing and misleading. Newly unsealed documents (via Arizona Mirror) from Google’s consumer fraud lawsuit in Arizona reveal several internal emails where some of the company’s employees admit that their location controls can use […]

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Clearview A.I.’s privacy complaint , UAE goes to Mars | Digital Trends Live

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler breaks down the top trending stories in tech, including Clearview A.I.’s privacy complaint, Katy Perry and the Tomorrowland festival, Nissan’s e-SUV, a wearable glucose reader, the United Arab Emirates’ Mars mission, and more. Aedan Macdonald Aedan Macdonald, founder and program manager of Justice Through Code […]

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European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

(Reuters) — A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions. Scientists and researchers from more than 25 countries published an open letter on Monday urging governments not to abuse such […]