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Get a warrant before tracking cell phone users, Supreme Court rules in privacy win

Get a warrant before tracking cell phone users, Supreme Court rules in privacy win The Supreme Court determined that police departments across the nation must first attain a search warrant before tracking mobile device users. This decision could have enormous implications. The post Get a warrant before tracking cell phone …

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Google adds a search feature to account settings to ease use – TechCrunch

Google adds a search feature to account settings to ease use – TechCrunch Google has announced a refresh of the Google Accounts user interface. The changes are intended to make it easier for users to navigate settings and review data the company has associated with an account — including information relating …

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Enigma Protocol to Integrate Smart Contracts Tech With Intel Systems

Enigma Protocol to Integrate Smart Contracts Tech With Intel Systems Intel is working with blockchain startup Enigma to help secure its privacy-enhancing smart contracts. As previously reported by CoinDesk, secret contracts are a type of smart contract for public blockchains that use cryptographic tricks to keep transaction data hidden from view. Enigma – …

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Blockchain browser Brave starts opt-in testing of on-device ad targeting – TechCrunch

Blockchain browser Brave starts opt-in testing of on-device ad targeting – TechCrunch Brave, an ad-blocking web browser with a blockchain-based twist, has started trials of ads that reward viewers for watching them — the next step in its ambitious push towards a consent-based, pro-privacy overhaul of online advertising. Brave’s Basic Attention …

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Verizon stops selling customer location to two data brokers after one is caught leaking it – TechCrunch

Verizon stops selling customer location to two data brokers after one is caught leaking it – TechCrunch Verizon is cutting off access to its mobile customers’ real-time locations to two third-party data brokers “to prevent misuse of that information going forward.” The company announced the decision in a letter sent …

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One Mathematician’s Mission to Boost Bitcoin’s Privacy (And Soon)

One Mathematician’s Mission to Boost Bitcoin’s Privacy (And Soon) Have modern internet companies gone too far? According to mathematician and Blockstream research director, Andrew Poelstra, the answer is unequivocally yes. In his view, companies are simply now vacuuming up troves of customer data, which they then sell to others without the owner’s knowledge …

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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain “excessive monopoly power” – TechCrunch

UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain “excessive monopoly power” – TechCrunch DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. The latest worries are voiced by a panel of external reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI company to report on its operations after its initial data-sharing arrangements with the …

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Purdue’s PHADE technology lets cameras ‘talk’ to you – TechCrunch

Purdue’s PHADE technology lets cameras ‘talk’ to you – TechCrunch It’s become almost second nature to accept that cameras everywhere — from streets, to museums and shops — are watching you, but now they may be able to communicate with you, as well. New technology from Purdue University computer science …

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