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Google accidentally enables Home smart speakers to listen in to everyday house sounds

Users have received notifications when their Google Home speakers hear smoke alarms or breaking glass Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-home-smart-speakers-listen-switch-on-smoke-detector-glass-breaking-a9652991.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it…

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How to Remove Location Data When Sharing Photos on iPhone

If you have Location Services enabled for the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad, every photo you take includes GPS info about where it…

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New York lawmakers agree to pause use of facial recognition in schools

New York lawmakers have passed a moratorium that would ban the use of facial recognition in schools until 2022. Their decision comes a month after…

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Don't use a camera cover if you own a Macbook, Apple warns

The company says you could damage your screen Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/macbook-camera-cover-apple-screens-privacy-a9623011.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By:…

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Here’s a Map of the Surveillance Tech Police Are Using to Track You

An abundance of reporting has confirmed that you’re not paranoid, Minority Report was nonfiction, and face paint isn’t just an art project. We hear about…

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How to Use Safari Private Browsing on an iPhone or iPad

Sometimes, you’d like to check a website without leaving a record of it on your iPhone or iPad. Luckily, Safari includes a Private Browsing mode…

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PSA: All Apps Can Read Your iPhone and Android Clipboard

Have you seen the news about TikTok? A new privacy feature in iOS 14 revealed that the Chinese social media app was constantly reading iPhone…

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Microsoft Edge Doesn’t Wait for Permission to Import Your Data

Most browsers offer to import your data from other browsers when you first install them. That’s pretty handy when you’re making the switch from Firefox…

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Members of Congress push to ban federal use of face recognition

A group of Democratic Senators and House representatives have introduced a bill that seeks to ban federal use of facial recognition technology. It follows an…

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Graham, Cotton introduce yet another attempt to torpedo encryption

Enlarge / This dog was part of widespread protests against the FBI’s attempts to penetrate iPhone encryption. (credit: Dünzlullstein bild / Getty Images) On Tuesday,…

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False facial recognition match leads to a wrongful arrest in Detroit

Many critics of police facial recognition use warn of the potential for racial bias that leads to false arrests, and unfortunately that appears to have…

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How to Delete Your Old Tweets

Everything on the internet is forever, but that doesn’t mean your tweets need to be. There’s almost no reason to keep your old tweets public,…

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How to Always Start Google Chrome in Incognito Mode on Windows 10

Google Chrome normally remembers your browsing history. You can put a stop to that, though, if you set it to always open in Incognito mode….

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How to Turn Off COVID-19 Exposure Tracking and Notifications on Android

In conjunction with Apple, Google has released an Exposure Notification API that health officials can use (with your voluntary permission) for COVID-19 contact tracing. If…

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Instagram may require permission before embedding photos

How you use Instagram’s embedding feature may soon change significantly. In a statement to Ars Technica, Instagram said it doesn’t give people who use its embed…

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How to Manage Your LinkedIn Privacy Settings

LinkedIn is a great way to connect with professionals in your field, find employment opportunities, and build up your credentials. However, its privacy settings can…

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Facebook finally makes it way easier to trash your old posts

Facebook is introducing a new tool to help users batch-delete old posts and shrink their digital footprint on the aging social network. Called “Manage Activity,”…

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Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privacy Features

The next version of the browser will be more secure than ever. Here’s what you need to know. Source: https://www.wired.com/story/google-chrome-is-getting-a-bunch-of-new-privacy-features/ Proactive Computing found this story…

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Chrome is making some huge privacy changes

Google’s Chrome browser is getting a huge privacy and security makeover, with a redesign of the settings with simplicity in mind. In addition to making…

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Bluetooth Bugs Allow Impersonation Attacks on Legions of Devices

A host of unpatched security bugs that allow BIAS attacks affects Bluetooth chips from Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and others. Source: https://threatpost.com/bluetooth-bugs-impersonation-devices/155886/ Proactive Computing found…

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Senate passes FISA renewal bill, sends it back to the House

The Senate approved legislation Thursday to renew a handful of key domestic surveillance powers, but only after civil libertarians attached language that the Justice Department…

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