Facebook wants to spy on you through webcam and smartphones

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Social media giant Facebook announced it wants to get up close and personal to its users, by spying on them through webcams and mobile devices.

The platform said it wishes to monitor users’ emotions in a bid to specifically target advertisements toward them.

As part of the idea, Facebook would watch people through a camera in real time as they browse online. The technology would then determine a persons emotions, based on whether they look sad, happy or bored. Continue reading “Facebook wants to spy on you through webcam and smartphones”

Apple Could Spy on iPhone Users and Provide Real-Time Reports to the Police

Bogdan Papa
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Apple is one of the largest tech companies in the United States that have been involved in user spying scandals, with many accusing the firm of working with the government on snooping on customers and providing law enforcement with access to their data. 

Cupertino, on the other hand, has actually claimed to be doing otherwise, fighting against the government on several occasions, including in early 2016 when it refused to hack a locked iPhone that was allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Continue reading “Apple Could Spy on iPhone Users and Provide Real-Time Reports to the Police”

Is your printer spying on you? Full list of manufacturers who use secret ‘tracking dots’ revealed

Big name manufacturers who employ invisible yellow dot spy code revealed. James Billington IB Times When NSA contractor Reality Winner allegedly printed out a trove of top secret government information, little did she know that a hidden feature within the printer called tracking dots could forensically lead authorities straight back to her. What you may not know is that most laser printers made today, found … Continue reading Is your printer spying on you? Full list of manufacturers who use secret ‘tracking dots’ revealed

TSA to travelers: Is that a cookie or a bomb?

Tony Biziak Sacramento Bee Federal airport security officials have begun asking travelers to take books and food out of their carry-on luggage, prompting some fliers to complain about a further invasion of the limited privacy they have left at checkpoints. Transportation Security Administration officials say they are taking the steps on a test basis at a handful of airports nationally mainly because carry-on bags are … Continue reading TSA to travelers: Is that a cookie or a bomb?