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Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch

Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch A Facebook face recognition notification slip-up hints at how risky the company’s approach to compliance with a tough new European data protection standard could turn out to be. On Friday a Metro journalist in the UK reported receiving a …

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All About Verge: The $1 Billion Cryptocurrency That’s Pumping On Porn

All About Verge: The $1 Billion Cryptocurrency That’s Pumping On Porn “The future has cum.” Clad in balaclavas and carrying sacks of plastic coins redeemable for real cryptocurrency, porn stars stormed Wall Street last week with cries of “free money.” No late-night TV parody, the scene was rather meant to …

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Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban – TechCrunch

Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban – TechCrunch A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out …

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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director wants to fix data privacy. Can we trust her?

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director wants to fix data privacy. Can we trust her? Brittany Kaiser was working for Cambridge Analytica just months ago. After testifying before the UK Parliament about her involvement in the campaign behind Brexit, she’s hopping the fence to make the opposite point. The post Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director …

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Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe – TechCrunch

Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe – TechCrunch Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has begun testing its controversial facial recognition technology in the region. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have said they’ve been notified by …

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Logging in with Facebook may let Javascript trackers steal personal data

Logging in with Facebook may let Javascript trackers steal personal data Facebook’s handling of personal data is under the spotlight again with a new report suggesting that sites leveraging Facebook’s API for verification purposes could be allowing the harvesting of data through Javascript trackers. The post Logging in with Facebook …

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LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed – TechCrunch

LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed – TechCrunch Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, …

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