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Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet – TechCrunch

Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet – TechCrunch If you leave something on the internet long enough, someone will hack it. The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, allowing anyone to …

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Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages – TechCrunch

Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages – TechCrunch Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually vetted by Google staff. The search and mobile giant said it is part …

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Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints – TechCrunch

Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints – TechCrunch European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, …

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Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see – TechCrunch

Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see – TechCrunch Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance …

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Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds – TechCrunch

Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds – TechCrunch A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users …

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Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable “parasite” – TechCrunch

Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable “parasite” – TechCrunch What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite’” — an IoT project smart speaker …

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