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Palantir is spying on everyone #Facebook

Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. Source: Palantir Knows Everything About You The entire high tech world is now spying on everyone “to serve you better”.

“Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley”

Says M.G. Siegler, Google Ventures General Partner There’s something that has been in the back of my mind for some time now. And while it pre-dates the Facebook fiasco, that situation certainly brings it to the forefront. Increasingly, it feels like people in our industry, the tech industry, are losing touch with reality. Source: Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley – 500ish Words I earned an MBA in mid-life. Prior to that I was a software...

Yahoo Email spies on people who do not give consent to their privacy policy

Yahoo spies on people who never consented to Yahoo’s privacy policy. They say this right in their new privacy policy. “Oath analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from incoming and outgoing mail.” This means Yahoo is reading and storing the email of people who have sent email to you, and who themselves are not users of Yahoo nor have they agreed to Yahoo’s Privacy Policy as a condition of service. When ever...

23andMe gathers data from users on health conditions and treatments

23andMe wants users to rate their treatments for some conditions such as depression and asthma in a new feature the genetics testing company unveiled today. Source: 23andMe gathers data on health conditions and treatments In light of so much lack of privacy, should people really be sharing their personal health information online with anyone? Information collected by Facebook and others is not used solely for our benefit but sometimes is used against us. As I...