Pre-crime, is a vast potpourri of information, on everyday activities, used to try to predict and prevent future behavior. In "predictive" policing, computer algorithms identify signs of pre-crime in a realm in which we are all potential suspects.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits on Monday against Facebook and Google on the grounds of breaking local campaign finance laws.
Car parts manufacturer Continental, one of Germany's biggest companies, has banned the use of the WhatsApp and Snapchat apps on employees' work phones.
On Friday, a New York man was arrested and charged in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York with conducting an extensive cyberstalking and threats campaign. He was charged with one count of cyberstalking and two counts of sending interstate threats.
Code hosting service GitLab has seen a massive traffic spike after news broke over the weekend that Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, the world's largest code repository.
Amazon announced plans to block Australian users from ordering from its main US store (Amazon.com) and will redirect customers to its local Australian site (Amazon.com.au) instead.
The company behind Ghostery, a privacy-focused browser and an ad-blocking browser extension, has apologized for a technical error that occurred last Friday when its staff was sending out GDPR-themed notification emails.
Three researchers from Columbia University have created a technique named FontCode that can be used to embed hidden messages inside font glyphs (characters).
As much as people enjoy their virtual assistants, sometimes they do things that are downright creepy. Such is the case for a family in Portland who discovered that Amazon Alexa recorded a conversation without permission and sent it to a random person in their contact list.
Public record documents obtained from two US states reveal that Amazon has entered the surveillance market, where it's been silently advertising its facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
Nvidia scientists have created what they call a "first of its kind" AI system that can learn by observing the actions of a human, and then complete tasks based on the observed patterns.
Several advocacy groups have banded together for a campaign that calls upon the US Federal Trade Commission to intervene and break up Facebook into smaller companies —and more specifically to split off the Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp services from the mother company.
Three of the four owners of the Mugshots.com website have been arrested on charges of extortion, filed by the state of California.
Google released yesterday a Chrome update that fixed a bug that broke millions of web-based games, some of which couldn't play audio at all, despite whatever tricks and configs users tried.
Starting last week, on May 8, Google has opened the .app top-level domain (TLD) to the general public, allowing anyone to register their desired .app domain name. As its name implies, the domain is intended for app developers, but anyone can register a domain, may it be for an app or not.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released another National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin as an extension of the alert the agency issued in November, 2017. This latest alert expires on September 14, 2018.
Facebook announced today it suspended around 200 apps on suspicion of mishandling user data, as part of its post-Cambridge-Analytica investigations.
A study released by the The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) during their National Leadership Summit in Washington describes how over a one-year period, over 4 million anti-semitic tweets were shared or reshared over Twitter. These tweets were sent from approximately 3 million Twitter accounts.