Category: Privacy

Consumers said to want more #IoT devices for security, protection and willing to share that data with insurance companies

Specifically, consumers say they’d share more data with their insurance company in exchange for smoke, fire and water alarm systems (and presumably also theft) that send data to their insurance company. “Consumers appreciate the safety and security value propositions of smart home products” Source: Report: Nearly half of broadband internet households interested in IoT-based insurance | Insurance Business Everyone wants to be inside your bedroom now, from your smart phone, to your Amazon Alexa device,...

HP computers and data privacy and spying

I have an older HP desktop computer. I’ve long observed significant slow downs as various background tasks were underway and I had assumed it was just anti-virus software running in the background. But it was not – instead, the HP Support Assistance was frequently scanning the entire system, using 55% of the CPU and hogging the disk input/output, tremendously slowing down the system. I finally disabled the HP software as I had never seen any...

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”.

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...

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