privacy

31 Jul 2019

Oakland’s Facial Recognition Ban Sets Stage for Similar Laws Nationwide

The city of Oakland took their ban on use of facial recognition software a step further Tuesday with another unanimous vote in city council. The ordinance barring municipal use of the software will be voted on once more in September and is expected to pass without objection, making Oakland the

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26 Jul 2019

Which Popular Gadgets Have The Riskiest Security Flaws

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox as our browser, and you should too. The dirty little secret

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25 Sep 2018

Ask a Tenant Attorney: Can My Landlord Install Surveillance Cameras?

Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. Each month Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. This month: your landlord’s right to put up surveillance cameras. For more information about Daniel and his firm,

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10 May 2018

WTF Are These New Tinder ‘Terms of Use’?

Anyone trying to swipe on Tinder now gets immediately accosted with a new ‘Updated Terms of Use and Privacy Policy’ that you have to agree to or else you can’t get any action. Tinder assumes you’re so hookup-hungry you’ll click ‘Agree’ on anything. But what are you agreeing to here?

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27 Apr 2018

Zuck’s Testimony and Facebook’s Recent Actions Don’t Show a Company that’s Serious about User Privacy

the company has been saying sorry for 14 years for undermining user privacy. Apart from some hilariously bad questions by our elected representatives that betrayed their lack of knowledge of how Facebook works, the hearings were revealing in how Zuckerberg thinks Facebook should be regulated

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01 Mar 2018

What The Fresh Hell Is This Facebook Face Recognition?

Facebook showed you a vaguebooking post this week entitled “Introducing Face Recognition for More Features.” Facebook, which these days is 90% wannabe viral videos that you can’t scroll past fast enough, announced in a post that showed up once (and only once!) on your timeline earlier this week that “We’re

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03 Nov 2017

Why You Should Not Buy An iPhone X

Apple has a new iPhone out today, a grand experiment to see if people are really brainwashed enough to pay $1,000 for a smartphone. And it looks like a lot of them are! But people, you should not buy a new $1,000 smartphone simply because Apple has a new $1,000

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02 Oct 2015

Yes, Your Online Dating Matches Do Show Up In Your Facebook ‘People You May Know’

  Anyone who’s ever swiped right has probably seen their OKCupid, Tinder, Grindr or other online dating matches appear in their Facebook ‘People You May Know’ sidebar. And then felt a little freaked out by this! Yes, the people with whom you’ve matched in online dating do sometimes appear in

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