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Mozilla’s annual holiday shopping guide names and shames the gadgets that mishandle your privacy

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In simpler times, we never had to consider a loved one’s privacy when gift buying.

But as technology has continued its high-speed advance and growth at all costs mentality, many companies and the products they create have long been skirting adequate data and privacy protection, leaving users at risk. What…

It’s not the word you’d expect — and it appears in this very sentence

“Shakespeare”, by Ungry Young Man

Macbeth is a creepy play.

Actors have long been superstitious about acting in it. That’s partly because performances have been riddled with accidents and fatalities; indeed, actors consider it bad luck to even utter the name of the play. (They call it “The Scottish Tragedy”.) …

Facebook Data Portability Is a False Promise

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Well over a decade’s worth of posts, photos, likes, groups, and comments. That’s my Facebook data, which, as of today, I have even more options for collecting and transferring to other platforms.

I imagine myself downloading it all, piling it onto a rickety wooden cart, hitching it to my trusty…

The data set’s ripple effects are immeasurable

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Night after night, Fien de Meulder sat in front of her Linux computer flagging names of people, places, and organizations in sentences pulled from Reuters newswire articles. De Meulder and her colleague, Erik Tjong Kim Sang, worked in language technology at the University of Antwerp. It was 2003, and a…

Advertisers can’t quit Facebook

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On June 19, with the seemingly bold claim “We’re in,” outdoors brand The North Face lent powerful corporate backing to the Stop Hate for Profit movement.

Except there’s a problem. Instead of “We’re in!,” The North Face’s tweet perhaps should have read, “We’re in! Kinda!”

Stop Hate for Profit…

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