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Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known … Lees verder

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Students and their families are backed into a corner. As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats the privacy of students is undergoing profound changes—often without their parents’ notice or consent, and usually without a real choice to … Lees verder

Aan Googles liefde voor onderwijs zit iets dubbels – creëert Google klanten voor het leven?

  Grote techbedrijven hebben hun oog laten vallen op het onderwijs. Met Google voorop. 70 procent van de basisscholen in Nederland werkt met laptops en software van het bedrijf. ‘Dit is geen liefdadigheid van Google. Zo creëer je klanten voor het leven.’ Met grote ogen staart Justin naar de laptop voor hem. De 8-jarige scholier – blonde … Lees verder

Drie Amsterdammers uit de DDR over opgroeien aan de oostkant

  Zaterdag precies 30 jaar geleden gebeurde wat niemand voor mogelijk hield: de Berlijnse Muur viel. Amsterdammers uit de DDR over opgroeien aan de oostkant. ‘Mijn moeder heeft de Stasi-dossiers achteraf niet ingezien. Ze wilde niet weten wie ons had bespioneerd.’ Ursula van Vlerken-Rothenburger (1952) is geboren in Thüringen. Ze was wijnboer in de DDR … Lees verder

An AI app that “undressed” women shows how deepfakes harm the most vulnerable

  DeepNude has now been taken offline, but it won’t be the last time such technology is used to target vulnerable populations. The attention around deepfakes and synthetic media has grown in recent months. But while the conversation has primarily focused on its potential impact on politics, several experts in human rights and tech ethics have warned that another … Lees verder

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.

  Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients. Here’s how to get a copy of what they have on you. As consumers, we all have “secret scores”: hidden ratings that determine how long each of us waits on hold when calling a … Lees verder

Gaggle Knows Everything About Teens And Kids In School

  Gaggle monitors the work and communications of almost 5 million students in the US, and schools are paying big money for its services. Hundreds of company documents unveil a sprawling surveillance industrial complex that targets kids who can’t opt out. This is part of a BuzzFeed News package on schools and social media surveillance. Read … Lees verder

De grote dataroof

  Harvard-hoogleraar Shoshana Zuboff luidt de noodklok: ze schreef een monumentaal boek over hoe de grootste techbedrijven met onze data omgaan, ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’. Hoe krijgen we de zeggenschap terug over onze data? Ze vertelt het in de uitzending ‘De grote dataroof’. Harvard-professor Shoshana Zuboff schreef een monumentaal boek over de nieuwe economische … Lees verder

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

  Samantha Hoffman is an analyst of Chinese security issues at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Aspi). She recently published a paper entitled Engineering Global Consent: The Chinese Communist Party’s Data-Driven Power Expansion. Internet pioneers heralded a time when information would be set free, giving people everywhere unfiltered access to the world’s knowledge and bringing about the … Lees verder

Privacy is a collective concern

  When we tell companies about ourselves, we give away details about others, too. People often give a personal explanation of whether they protect the privacy of their data. Those who don’t care much about privacy might say that they have nothing to hide. Those who do worry about it might say that keeping their … Lees verder