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Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch

Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing social network. Insert your [dad dancing GIF of choice] right here. …

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Delta to start scanning faces at airport check-in – TechCrunch

Delta to start scanning faces at airport check-in – TechCrunch Delta will later this year roll out facial recognition at its terminal at Atlanta International Airport for anyone traveling on an international flight. The airline said the biometric facial scanning is optional — a move that will shave off a …

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Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch

Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch Facebook and Airbnb have been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned the companies she’s running out of patience and said they need …

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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when …

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Ecash’s Inventor Is Back – And He Thinks He’s Built the Fastest-Ever Blockchain

Ecash’s Inventor Is Back – And He Thinks He’s Built the Fastest-Ever Blockchain One of the founders of the cypherpunk movement has just revealed new technology that he believes will revolutionize cryptocurrency from this moment on. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the grey-haired, digital money pioneer David Chaum is launching a …

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Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch

Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing children’s data. It calls for new …

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Surveillance camera vulnerability could allow hackers to spy on and alter recordings – TechCrunch

Surveillance camera vulnerability could allow hackers to spy on and alter recordings – TechCrunch In newly published research, security firm Tenable reveals how popular video surveillance camera software could be manipulated, allowing would-be attackers the ability to view, disable or otherwise manipulate video footage. The vulnerability, which researchers fittingly dubbed …

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