Facebook Tracks the Location Data of Some Users Who It Views as Potential Threats

I dunno if I’m that high on their radar but this doesn’t surprise me one bit…. FB is a dictatorship and that’s what dictators do…. follow ppl they consider threats to the regime…

Facebook wields unparalleled power when it comes to the amount of data it collects on its billions of users—this we know. But thanks to all that information it hoovers up across its various services, the company is also able to use said data to track individuals it deems as posing a threat to the company or its executives, CNBC reported Thursday. Continue reading

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Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?


Fucking Apple.. smh but google ain’t much better with some of the latest news of their data collection methods….

When an app says it’s collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned, including Air Canada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, Hotels.com and others used analytics software from a company called Glassbox that embeds “session replay” tech to show them exactly what users are doing. Continue reading

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE

Bout time lol .. for those not in the know, LibreELEC is a small linux distro which turns your computer into a Kodi “box” and now it includes retrogaming!!

LibreELEC downloads

LibreELEC 9.0 (Leia) has finally arrived after a long gestation period. Based upon Kodi v18.0, the Final 9.0 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to improve stability and extend hardware support. Kodi v18 also brings new features like Kodi Retroplayer and DRM support that (equipped with an appropriate add-on) allows Kodi to unofficially stream content from services like Netflix and Amazon.

via LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE – LibreELEC

Battle of the Home Automation Assistants

Good comparison of voice assistant devices… I don’t trust none of them… Amazon or Google lol

Between the Google Home Mini and the latest Amazon Echo Dot, the price and promoted features are pretty similar. This week, we’ll try to figure out which one is the best virtual assistant by putting the two smart home devices head-to-head.

Please disable the microphone on your Alexa and Okay, Google devices before watching this video.

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How Facebook Schemed Against Its Users

This story should surprise no one… FB ain’t shit…

Last year, I was trying to solve a mystery. Facebook’s “People You May Know” tool was outing sex workers’ real identities to their clients, and vice versa, and I was trying to figure out how. A sex worker using the pseudonym Leila told me she had gone to great lengths to hide her identity from clients by using an alternate name, alternate email address, and burner phone number—contact information she didn’t provide to Facebook—yet Facebook was still inextricably linking her with her clients, suggesting them to her real-name account as people she might want to friend. Continue reading

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

China is not to be trusted…. but you knew that already….

In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elemental’s national security contracts weren’t the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazon’s government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA. Continue reading

Facebook Can’t Reset All Breach Victims’ Access Tokens

Shout to FB and ther ‘security’ smmfh

Warning: Attackers behind the recently revealed Facebook mega-breach may still be able to access victims’ accounts at third-party web services and mobile apps, and Facebook has offered no timeline for when that might change. Continue reading

Fire TV Recast offers both DVR and streaming on the go

Hmmmm

At Amazon’s launch event today in Seattle the company announced its first DVR called the Fire TV Recast. There’s no cable TV tuner built-in, so the channels available will be the ones you can access with a connected over-the-air antenna (like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS or the CW). Continue reading