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We Found Out What Actually Happens To Your Data When You Upload It To FaceApp

There’s no evidence that the app is uploading your whole camera roll to Russia. We ran the tests.

Davey Alba 3 months ago

Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon's Ring Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local Police

Dozens of U.S. cities are working with the doorbell camera company, according to Fight for the Future.

Davey Alba 3 months ago

A Google VP Told The US Senate The Company Has “Terminated” The Chinese Search App Dragonfly

But Karan Bhatia did not explicitly rule out working on tools for China in the future.

Davey Alba 3 months ago

A 35-Year-Old YouTuber Died In The UK’s First Fatal Electric Scooter Crash

Emily Hartridge was “a radiant light who always found a reason to laugh,” her friend tweeted.

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Privacy And Civil Rights Groups Ask The US Government To End Its Use Of Facial Recognition Tech On The Public

“There’s a reason your local police department doesn’t have access to missiles and carpet bombs. [Congress] should act now to ban this dangerous surveillance weapon.”

Davey Alba 3 months ago

Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen

A Border Patrol database of traveler photos and license plate images was "compromised by a malicious cyber-attack."

Davey Alba 4 months ago

Ring Is Using Its Customers’ Doorbell Camera Video For Ads. It Says It's Allowed To.

"You hereby grant Ring and its licensees an unlimited, irrevocable, fully paid and royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide rights to exploit Shared Content for any purpose," reads the Amazon-owned doorbell camera company’s terms of service.

Davey Alba 4 months ago

A New York School District Will Test Facial Recognition System On Students Even Though The State Asked It To Wait

The western New York school district says it is "confident" in its data collection policies.

Davey Alba 4 months ago

The First Public Schools In The US Will Start Using Facial Recognition Next Week

UPDATE: The New York State Education Department has instructed Lockport to delay its use of facial recognition technology.

Davey Alba 4 months ago

There’s So Much More Garbage On Facebook Than You Even Realize, And It’s Impossible To Keep Up

There are 1.56 billion daily active users on Facebook, and the platform disabled 2.19 billion fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019. Plus, more disturbing stats from the company's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report.

Davey Alba 5 months ago

AOC: Facial Recognition Is Growing Amid "A Global Rise In Authoritarianism And Fascism”

Ocasio-Cortez expressed concerns after a House Oversight Committee hearing on facial recognition Wednesday.

Davey Alba 5 months ago

Amazon Now Has A Web Form For People To Report Abuses Of Its Facial Recognition Tech

"This yet again underscores the urgent need for Amazon to get out of the surveillance business. They simply do not know what they are doing," said civil liberties attorney Matt Cagle.

Davey Alba 5 months ago

A Multimillion-Dollar Startup Hid A Sexual Harassment Incident By Its CEO — Then A Community of Outsiders Dragged It Into the Light

“Sexual misconduct happens everywhere. But DataCamp was dealing with a community with abnormally high standards and support for each other.”

Davey Alba 5 months ago

A ZipRecruiter Executive Has Resigned After Details Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Surfaced

Eyal Gutentag, CMO of ZipRecruiter, has left the company following a BuzzFeed News story containing new details of alleged sexual misconduct.

Davey Alba 6 months ago

These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.

Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why.

Ryan Mac 6 months ago

Morehouse College Will Admit Transgender Male Students In 2020 — But The Policy Excludes Trans Women

"Morehouse is missing a crucial opportunity to become more inclusive by purposefully excluding trans female students," Tatiana Rafael, a current student who is a trans woman, told BuzzFeed News.

Davey Alba 6 months ago

Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Pages Engaged In “Inauthentic Behavior” In The Philippines

Facebook said the pages and accounts were “linked to a network organized by Nic Gabunada,” social media director for President Duterte’s 2016 campaign.

Davey Alba 6 months ago

YouTube Shut Down The Channel SevenSuperGirls After Its Creator Was Convicted Of Child Abuse

"When we’re made aware of serious allegations of this nature we take action, which may include terminating channels upon conclusion of an investigation," YouTube said in a statement.

Davey Alba 7 months ago