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It’s time to take our privacy back from tech companies

Your personal information is being collected, organized, purchased and sold on a global market. Polls consistently show that most people are concerned they have lost control of their own personal data. No one is immune from the pervasive information grab by governments, companies, and hackers. This is happening to pretty much anyone alive (or dead) who has ever used the

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How the iPhone’s Health app helped authorities gather details about a brutal murder – BGR

Apple’s Health app, which has come standard with iOS for years now, has the ability to track a user’s daily steps and other types of physical activity. And as it turns out, data from the suspect’s Health app may help corroborate police theories as to when and how the aforementioned crimes were committed. Specifically, data gleaned from Hussein K’s Health

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US to ‘carefully’ review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

Detroit (AFP) – Regulators will “carefully and responsibly” review General Motors’ request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday. “It is now coming to the stage with the rapid advancement of self-driving technology that this request is now a reality,” Chao said on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show. “So

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Army Rips Out Chinese-Made Surveillance Cameras Overlooking U.S. Base – WSJ

The U.S. Army said it removed surveillance cameras made by a Chinese state-backed manufacturer from a domestic military base, while a congressional committee plans to hold a hearing this month into whether small businesses face cybersecurity risks from using the equipment. Fort Leonard Wood, an Army base in Missouri’s Ozarks, replaced five cameras on the base branded and made by

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Facebook ‘Portal’ gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News

The device will feature a 15inch screen, a wide-angle camera with facial recognition and microphones to allow voice control. It’s expected to use facial recognition to allow people to log into their accounts without having to type in passwords and will be dedicated to video chat. The gadget has been designed by a shadowy Facebook department called Building 8 that’s

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Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

–“Phones, PCs, everything are going to have some impact, but it’ll vary from product to product,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an interview with CNBC Wednesday afternoon. Researchers with Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google Project Zero, in conjunction with academic and industry researchers from several countries, discovered two flaws. The first, called Meltdown, affects Intel chips and lets hackers bypass

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