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Inside the trillion-dollar selfie industrial complex

The taking of selfies and other photographs inspired and driven in part by social sharing is the key to the future of business, marketing and the artificial intelligence age.

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Appeals court gives Wikimedia thumbs up to sue NSA for 'Upstream' surveillance

Wikimedia can move forward in suing the NSA for unconstitutional ‘Upstream’ surveillance, appeals court ruled.

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Missing protection: Corporate B2B privacy policies

The general lack of such policies is a major security hole.

Asus router warnings on privacy and security

Before buying an Asus router, it would be wise to read Daniel Aleksandersen's review of the stock Asus firmware, especially the privacy issues regarding the included Trend Micro software.

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NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens' emails, texts

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications from U.S. citizens that mention foreign targets under surveillance.

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How the Amazon Echo Look improves privacy

Why the privacy critics are dead wrong about Amazon's new A.I. bedroom camera.

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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Use LinkedIn a lot? Read its new privacy policy — carefully.

At the very least, it’s a reminder that social media embarrassments are forever.

Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update
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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

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Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Hackers, tech companies and governments want our personal information. Only lies can save us now.

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Twitter pulls lawsuit after feds back down

Twitter has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed on Thursday against the U.S. government after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection withdrew a demand that it reveal details about a Twitter account that is critical of the agency.

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U.S. lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers are pushing the Trump administration to tell them how many of the country's residents are under surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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Windows 10 data collection: What you need to know

The operating system has been collecting telemetry on users and apps since 2015; despite recent changes, it’s still gathering information.

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Did Congress just accidentally help keep your browsing history more private?

By eliminating restrictions of ISPs selling their customers browsing history, Congress may have inadvertently helped push us towards a more secure future.

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Six in 10 people believe their lives will improve with autonomous vehicles

A new study shows connected and autonomous vehicles will transform most people's lives by, among other things, reducing the stress of driving; reducing accidents; and lowering insurance costs.

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Microsoft tries to appease Windows 10 data collection critics

Microsoft today revealed more about what info Windows 10 collects from users, hoping to quell long-simmering resistance to the OS's data gathering practices.

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Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you

In an effort to be more transparent, Microsoft revealed more about what data Windows 10 Creators Update will collect from users' PCs and clarified what the privacy settings mean.

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