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Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents.It comes from Google’s cloud unit, which is responsible for selling G Suite business subscriptions.

PornHub Launches 'Interactive' Videos That Sync With Wireless Sex Toys

PornHub Launches 'Interactive' Videos That Sync With Wireless Sex Toys Now PornHub has launched the ability to synchronize wireless sex toys with a new “Interactive” video category.” This will activate the camera on your phone which will be used to scan the QR code on the PornHub video page.

Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog When Microsoft launched Windows 10, one of the major flashpoints of disagreement between the company and its users were Microsoft’s Windows 10 data collection practices.The French data privacy watchdog CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés) later announced that it had begun an investigation into Microsoft’s data collection practices and found them to be in violation of French law.

Why is everyone so worried about Snap Maps when Venmo is the OG creeper?

Why is everyone so worried about Snap Maps when Venmo is the OG creeper? It can also give you some indication of what they're doing, like sleeping or listening to music.That's right: Venmo gives people way more access to your personal life than Snap Maps does.

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018 For nearly 20 years, the so-called Great Firewall of China has limited the ability of mainland Chinese citizens to access the uncensored internet.The new rules restricting access to VPNs could make it harder for companies to do business in China.

22,000 people accidentally signed up to clean toilets because people don't read Wi-Fi terms

22,000 people accidentally signed up to clean toilets because people don't read Wi-Fi terms Let's be honest, how many of us really read the terms and conditions when we sign up for anything?Well, 22,000 people unwittingly signed up to carry out 1,000 hours of community service in exchange for free Wi-Fi.

Kaspersky Lab is Awfully Tight With Russian Intelligence

Kaspersky Lab is Awfully Tight With Russian Intelligence Yesterday, the Trump Administration released a statement indicating that Kaspersky Lab, one of the largest security companies in the world, would no longer be allowed to sell its products or services to the federal government.According to emails obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek (and confirmed by Kaspersky Lab as genuine), Kaspersky’s ties to the Russian FSB (the successor to the KGB) are much tighter than have previously been reported.

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy The privacy of average internet denizens has never been in greater peril.ISPs, advertisers, and government agencies from around the world are increasingly interested in tracking every single movement you make online.

IBM's New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

IBM's New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time The new IBM Z can encrypt all the data in an enterprise at all times.To combat this increasing menace, IBM worked with 150 clients to develop the Z mainframe.

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death Last week, Chinese literary critic, writer, poet, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and long-time civil rights activist Liu Xiaobo died of terminal liver cancer.According to the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, there was a significant shift in Chinese censorship patterns following Liu’s death.

Kiwis, data privacy and IoT: Yeah, nah? Or only for the right reasons?

Kiwis, data privacy and IoT: Yeah, nah? Or only for the right reasons? 31% said they’d support police being able to track fitness monitor data to track their location at any time.For the healthcare industry, this could open up the door to IoT analytics – as long as it’s for the right reasons.

Delta's new program will let you use your fingerprint to board your plane. But there's a catch.

Delta's new program will let you use your fingerprint to board your plane. But there's a catch. The final phase of Delta’s DCA biometric boarding pass test, coming this summer, will allow Members to also use their fingerprints to check a bag.If you aren't a part of both of those things, then you have to stick to using traditional boarding passes.

xHamster's new 'night mode' will make falling asleep to porn easier than ever

xHamster's new 'night mode' will make falling asleep to porn easier than ever That’s why xHamster is now offering "Night Mode.It’s meant to make it easier on your eyes, but it’s also keep you from disturbing those around you.

iRobot CEO says the company won't share your Roomba home mapping data without your OK

iRobot CEO says the company won't share your Roomba home mapping data without your OK Colin Angle, iRobot CEO and the father of modern robot vacuums, may have some cleaning up of his own to do.Mashable: I read the Reuters interview you gave regarding selling home mapping info and wanted to get some clarity on a few points.

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon “There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared,” Angle told Reuters.To some extent, this is iRobot’s effort to reposition itself after taking fire from manufacturers hawking less-expensive Roomba clones.

This creepy technology can read your emotions as you walk down the street

This creepy technology can read your emotions as you walk down the street Like other companies in the facial recognition environment, NTechLab uses a deep learning approach for its system.We train the algorithm to understand the kind of emotion they see on the picture and then correct it the way you would teach a kid," NTechLab's CEO, Mikhail Ivanov, told Mashable.

Telegram builds a direct hotline for authorities, so they can pull down illegal content quickly

Telegram builds a direct hotline for authorities, so they can pull down illegal content quickly After two weeks of being partially blocked in Indonesia, Telegram has finally managed to appease the government and get the ban lifted.It's agreed to build a direct hotline through which authorities can quickly instruct Telegram's team to pull down terrorist-related content.

Uber is rolling out in-app messaging between drivers and riders

Uber is rolling out in-app messaging between drivers and riders Before this feature, Uber users simply had to stand around waiting until their driver arrived.The new in-app messaging can be found at the bottom of the Uber feed.

Uber was so sloppy with your data that it will be audited for the next 20 years

Uber was so sloppy with your data that it will be audited for the next 20 years Remember when Uber employees were reportedly tracking their ex-girlfriends and Beyoncé with a secret God View feature?” As part of its settlement agreement, Uber will implement a new privacy program, and be regularly and independently audited every two years for the next 20 years.