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Facebook suspends 200 apps (so far) in an investigation of apps that misused user data

CNBC, Released on 5/14/18 Facebook has thus far suspended about 200 apps in the first phase of its review into apps that had access to great quantities of user data…

Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away From Your Kids

The Intercept, Released on 5/11/18 “Amazon wants kids to be dependent on its data-gathering device from the moment they wake up until they go to bed at night. … AI…

Twitter to All Users: Change Your Password Now!

Krebs on Security, Released on 5/3/18 “When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it.…

Feds tapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s phone, intercepted at least one White House call

NBC News, Released on 5/3/18 At least one phone call between a Cohen-linked phone line and the White House was listened to by law enforcement, a source said. Continue……

Are our online lives about to become ‘private’ again?

BBC, Released on 4/30/18 There’s a good chance you’ve recently seen an email or pop-up box discussing “some important updates” about the way a social media company or website plans…

Scandinavians are done with cash

RT, Released on 5/1/18 “According to our latest numbers, we have less than 3 percent of broad money in cash. Less than 10 percent of the number of transactions, including…

Golden State Killer suspect’s capture sparks DNA site privacy fears

NBC News, Released on 4/27/18 The search for DNA relatives is clever detective work, but it does raise issues of data protection I’ve been warning about. DNA info must be…

Researcher behind Cambridge Analytica flap: Zuckerberg is ‘totally’ a hypocrite, tens of thousands of developers sold data

Researcher behind Cambridge Analytica flap: Zuckerberg is ‘totally’ a hypocrite, tens of thousands of developers sold data

CNBC, Released on 4/23/18 Part 1 (part 2 below) Aleksandr Kogan says he’s being singled out by Facebook from CNBC. Part 2 Tens of thousands of developers sold data, says…