Tag Archives: privacy concerns

Facebook in soup again over ‘stealing’ personal data for face recognition

Facebook is in legal trouble over usage of personal data of its users for its facial recognition features, media reports said. Carlo Licata from Illinois claimed that Facebook broke the law by collecting biometric data used for the social network’s tag suggestions feature. Licata, who filed the suit in Illinois’ Cook county circuit court recently, said he “never gave permission ...

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Lenovo Laptops’ Adware Superfish Opens up to Cyber Hackers: Errata Cyber Security Firm

China’s Lenovo has some pre-installed adware that was found to be vulnerable to hackers and users complained about it in June 2014 with no response still, alleged security group Errata Security. The software called superfish automatically displays advertisements but was malicious enough to be hijacked with encrypted versions opened up to eavesdropping malware known as man-in-the-middle attack, said Robert Graham, ...

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Paid vs Free Ad-based Model: Zuckerberg Takes Shot at Apple CEO Tim Cook

Reacting to Apple chief Tim Cook’s criticism that the recent ad-centric businesses like Google and Facebook are not in “alignment with customers”, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg depicted it as the “most ridiculous concept.” In an interview with Time magazine, Zuckerberg said, “What, you think because you’re paying Apple that you’re somehow in alignment with them? If you were in alignment ...

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No Privacy Concerns If Internet Consumers are Paid Enough, Says Acquity Study

A study conducted by Acquity Group, a digital marketing agency, now part of Accenture Interactive, revealed that if there are more incentives, consumers do not mind providing their personal details and online info, just to save money or for money. But they are more concerned about wearable devices as they can easily be hacked into or accessed with bluetooth devices. ...

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