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Privacy

The Internet-of-Things, aka the Interest-of-Thieves

With rising concerns about identity theft and hacking in today’s data-driven world, it is important to know where security risks lie that might not be obvious. Internet-of-Things (IoTs), from coffee makers that are programmed to turn on when the user wakes up, to children’s toys that can connect to the Internet, have allowed certain features […]

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The Week in Privacy

Writers express concern about government spying Writers, editors and translators around the globe are tweaking what they publish and censoring themselves in response to government surveillance, a new survey shows. The nonprofit PEN American Center polled more than 700 writers in fall 2014, in countries classified as “free”, “partly free” and “not free”. While respondents in […]

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Xbox One will know your face, voice, and heartbeat

Microsoft announced the next generation of its gaming console today, called the Xbox One. Among the new features are biometrics that promise to know you inside and out, which raise some serious privacy concerns. We’ll take you through them one by one. The Xbox One has a lot of new features, including more powerful hardware […]

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