Jul 212019
 July 21, 2019  Posted by  Business, Court, Online, U.S.

Scott Greenfield writes: The LA Times calls it “unprecedented,” which may be true in the sense that it’s never happened before. But the notion that corporations aren’t above the law isn’t entirely novel, and even the behemoths, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (“FIT”), must comply with a California state court order [Read More…]

Jul 172019
 July 17, 2019  Posted by  Business, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Charlie Warzel writes: Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are always watching you — even when you’re browsing pornography websites in incognito mode. Trackers from tech companies like Google and Facebook are logging your most personal browsing details, according to a forthcoming New Media & Society paper, which scanned 22,484 pornography websites. [Read More…]

Jul 162019
 July 16, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Online, Surveillance

Tyler Durden reports: The FBI plans to step up its efforts to gather information from social media – issuing a call last week for a new tool to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms “in a timely fashion.” Citing the use of social media by terrorist groups, domestic threats, criminal [Read More…]