Facebook just made a big deal of shutting down its original facial recognition system. But the company’s pivot to the metaverse means collecting more personal information than ever before.
The party-girl heiress who defined aughts celebrity culture never made the leap to an age of reality stardom where nothing is private, and everything is content.
As the courts decide whether Indians have a "right to privacy," the real battle rages on in living rooms and principal's offices.
As of February 2020, 88 law enforcement and government-affiliated agencies in 24 countries outside the United States have tried to use controversial facial recognition technology Clearview AI, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Big Tech Thought It Had A Billion Users In The Bag. Now It Might Be Forced To Make Hard Choices To Get Them.
Long viewed as the world’s biggest market for “the next billion users,” India is fast becoming Silicon Valley’s biggest headache.
A Clearview AI Patent Application Describes Facial Recognition For Dating And Identifying People Who Are Unhoused Or Use Drugs
A patent unveiled on Thursday describes several potential uses for Clearview AI, such as creating networks for people in industries like real estate or retail to “share headshots of high-risk individuals.”
The payments platform still needs to make friends and transactions private by default.
Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.
Old photos on Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, are easily exposed on its website. There’s no way to delete them or make a profile private.
The peer-to-peer payments app leaves everyone from ordinary people to the most powerful person in the world exposed.
And they are moving to Signal and Telegram as a result.
The Department of Homeland Security also argues that using the information is perfectly legal and that the agency does not need a warrant to purchase it, according to a memo obtained exclusively by BuzzFeed News.
It also released a new Ring car alarm, a car cam to monitor break-ins, a new version of the Echo, and more.
A group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding answers about protester surveillance conducted by data broker Mobilewalla.
Data company Mobilewalla used cellphone information to estimate the demographics of protesters. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it’s “shady” and concerning.
Coronavirus contact tracing apps aren’t government-mandated. But they may be employer-mandated.
Citizens and residents will be required to download the Ehteraz app when “leaving the house for any reason.”
The judge said Instagram's terms of service are clear.
Aarogya Setu, which more than 75 million Indians have downloaded, might soon become more than a contact tracing app.
Without enough human contact tracers to identify infected people, the US is barreling toward a digital solution, and possible disaster.
A civil liberties group says the order violates the privacy of Ontarians.
UPDATE: The Company Running An Oregon Online Coronavirus Symptom Tracker Now Says It Won't Sell Your Data To Advertisers
Zoom has exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic while also coming under fire over security issues.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Set Off A Massive Expansion Of Government Surveillance. Civil Libertarians Aren't Sure What To Do.
As nations around the world take on sweeping new powers to fight the disease, critics aren't sure what's necessary and what's too far.
Experts are concerned about what Amazon’s acquisition of Eero means for consumer privacy.
Spammers are targeting Venmo users who show up in the app’s public feed and flooding them with dozens of payment requests.
Investigative Genealogy Helped Police Catch Serial Killers And Rapists. Now Cases Are Going Unsolved.
Investigative genealogy has been celebrated as one of the biggest crime-fighting breakthroughs in decades, but privacy concerns have all but ground its use to a halt.
India Is Creating A National Facial Recognition System, And Critics Are Afraid Of What Will Happen Next
“Unless we all get plastic surgery at the same time, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
Instagram Won’t Say Whether It Will Protect The Identity Of An Anonymous Account Sharing #MeToo Allegations
Emails seen by BuzzFeed News show that Instagram offered support and reassurances to anonymous accounts naming sexual harassers — and then walked back when the courts got involved.
Boris Johnson Secretly Asked For A Massive Amount Of User Data To Be Tracked. Dominic Cummings Said It’s “TOP PRIORITY”.
Leaked documents show the prime minister’s chief adviser emailed senior officials instructing them: “We must get this stuff finalised ASAP.”