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The court system should know as much about electronically stored information as does your teenager

esi-law Devices that compile, analyze and store electronic information are everywhere. Known as the Internet of Things, the number of devices connected to the internet is already double the number of humans on earth. Electronically stored info from smart appliances, home security systems, fitness trackers and personal assistants are compiling a mass of info that is making its way into U.S. courts. Read More

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Duren Banks,Brian A. Jackson

February 21st

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Zuckerberg Cut a Line About Monitoring ‘Private Channels’ From His Facebook Manifesto

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder’s letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarizing the CEO’s previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about…

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Hudson Hongo

February 17th

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Vizio settles for $2.2 million in FTC suit over snooping on consumers’ viewing habits

vizio_d60-d3_60_1 TV maker Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit after it was shown that for years the company has been secretly collecting viewing data and selling it to third parties. The penalty may seem light, but the damage to the Vizio brand may be irreparable. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

February 7th

Gadgets

Managing Facebook privacy settings is now easier than ever

Facebook Privacy Basics Tool

Facebook lets you customize plenty of privacy-related aspects of your Facebook experience, but not everything is crystal clear, and you might ignore some important settings while digging through the various menus at your disposal. Apparently, Facebook is also aware that managing privacy settings isn’t a comfortable experience for all users, so the company came up with a better way to do it.

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Chris Smith

January 27th

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You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids

ique-cayla If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for a few years. A complaint to the FTC filed by consumer watchdog groups highlights ongoing privacy and security concerns with this creepy class of toy. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 6th

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iCloud stores your iPhone’s call history for four months

Lock If you share the same Apple ID with your family, you may have noticed that the call history get synced between those devices. The Intercept found out that Apple stores this log on its servers for up to four months and law enforcement could take advantage of it. Apple wants you to be able to browse your missed calls on multiple devices. That’s why the company is using iCloud to sync this… Read More

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Romain Dillet

November 17th

Apple

Gadgets

Block is a fancy Faraday cage to take your dinner party offline

blockgreenphone A group of Dutch entrepreneurs is hoping to build a business out of helping smartphone users manage their device addiction — via a faraday cage housed inside a fancy looking hexagonal aluminum case designed to accommodate up to six handsets at a time. So enough space to take an entire dinner party offline. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

November 16th

Gadgets

Mobile

Not OK, Google

0108 At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far more data — and data of a far more intimate nature — than ever before. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

October 5th

Gadgets

Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 3rd

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Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 3rd

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