“We need to stop using the word “privacy” as if it means something.”
Kaliya Hamlin, or Kaliya Identity Woman, as she’s known, is a driving, entrepreneurial force for a new kind of ethical data economy: One that puts control of our personal information back into the individual’s hands. Join Fast Company reporter Sydney Brownstone as she chats live with Kaliya on Friday, February 7th at 1pm Eastern.
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Don’t use these.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, it allows for ease of communication, and could potentially take on the world of email. On the other hand… spam.
BitTorrent on the mysterious NSA-related billboards that got NY and Silicon Valley talking
Uh-oh I got the ill communication! A recent software update to Hangouts may be the culprit but Google is currently investigating the issue.
Yes, the iPhone fingerprint sensor can be “hacked.” No, you shouldn’t worry about it.
“Even if the attack proves to be real, this isn’t a casual, fast trick. The attacker would have to be lucky enough to get a perfect print of the correct finger to unlock the iPhone, which means they’d have to find that specific print, or be forced to try several fake prints. Anyone this intent on hacking your iPhone would need prolonged access to it.”
To avoid obeying government requests to spy on its users, Edward Snowden’s email provider, Lavabit, has decided to simply pull the plug.
The top two images are heat maps of stores’ foot traffic, and the third is a map of a shopper’s movements between a chain’s various stores. Here’s what brick-and-mortar stores see when the track you.
“They were peppering my husband with questions. Where is he from? Where are his parents from? They asked about me, where was I, where do I work, where do my parents live. Do you have any bombs, they asked. Do you own a pressure cooker? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. Can you make a bomb with that? My husband said no, my wife uses it to make quinoa. What the hell is quinoa, they asked…”
In the new America, a woman and her husband were questioned by their local police department when two separate Google searches converged in an unpleasant way. But how did the police find out what they were Googling?
This heatmap shows the areas of a store that get the most foot traffic.
Brick-and-mortar stores are tracking you. But what do they see?
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Zynga has filed a trademark infringement claim against the creators of Bang With Friends for using “With Friends" in its name.
- The FAA has approved commercial drone flights in U.S. airspace.
- Pro-Assad Syrian hackers compromised the social media and email accounts of a number White House employees.
- Researchers in Texas successfully hacked into the navigation system of a yacht that was cruising in the Mediterranean.
- A Hong Kong man claims that his Galaxy S4 burnt down his apartment.
- A court has ruled that authorities no longer need a warrant to track cellphone location data.
- Swiss scientists have created the perfect tech storm, a 3-D-printed, self-assembling drone swarm.
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A new study commissioned by an analytics firm finds Internet users are aware their personal data is being repackaged by data brokers…and they just want transparency about how it’s used.
What do you think? Is it okay?
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Google will tap into its inner nerd during the upcoming Geek Week (Aug 4-10), which is meant to promote its original content.
- The new Nexus 7 tablet has gone on pre-order before Google even had a chance to reveal it.
- BBC Researchers have come up with a concept for how to send astronauts to Mars, and then bring them back.
- Heads up all you hopeless e-romantics, a security flaw within the dating app Tinder exposed users’ locations and Facebook IDs for two hours last weekend.
- Hmm, is your data safe with Citibike? A glitch exposed the credit card info of more than 1,000 users in April.
- Get ready to see lots of promoted tweets during your favorite TV shows, because Twitter is giving a big push to its TV ad targeting feature for brands.
- Apple’s third-quarter earnings show record-setting iPhone sales but declining numbers for the iPad.
- NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting alter-ego has a name, and it is Carlos Danger.
- Edward Snowden has been given permission to leave the Sheremetyevo airport, as long as he stays in Russia.
- A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a Superteddy bear that would be able to chat naturally using Siri-like technology.
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