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Airplane business class doors offer new levels of privacy. Not everyone thinks they're a good idea

Airplane business class doors offer new levels of privacy. Not everyone thinks they’re a good idea

(CNN) — Business class is becoming increasingly more luxurious, spacious and private. Whether it’s custom-designed seat and bed cushions, bespoke fittings and fixtures, or co-branding with some of the biggest names in luxury, business really is the new first class aboard many planes. That’s especially true in business class mini-suites with doors, which debuted nearly …

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Attorney General Bonta Announces Settlement with Sephora as Part of Ongoing Enforcement of California Consumer Privacy Act

Attorney General Bonta Announces Settlement with Sephora as Part of Ongoing Enforcement of California Consumer Privacy Act

Marks strong second year of CCPA enforcement with update on enforcement efforts and new investigative sweep of businesses failing to process opt-out request via a user-enabled global privacy control  OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a settlement with Sephora, Inc. (Sephora), resolving allegations that the company violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California’s first-in-the-nation …

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Comment: These are the worst privacy features coming to iOS 16

Comment: These are the worst privacy features coming to iOS 16

Apple wants to be known for its privacy-first approach to hardware and software products. While the company has successfully introduced essential features to this matter, such as Sign In With Apple, end-to-end encryption to iMessage and FaceTime, iOS 15’s Find My function even with the phone off, App Tracking Transparency, and more, there are some …

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What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

Image: Vintage Tone (Shutterstock) In 2016, cybersecurity pro Patrick Wardle heard a story that deeply disturbed him: cybercriminals were using malware to surreptitiously spy on people through their MacOS webcams and microphones. In one particularly unsettling case, a hacker had used a malware called “Fruitfly” to hijack the webcams of laptops with the goal of …

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Everything Worth Knowing About WhatsApp's Big Privacy Update

Everything Worth Knowing About WhatsApp’s Big Privacy Update

Photo: BongkarnGraphic (Shutterstock) “WhatsApp” and “privacy” have a complicated relationship. The app is famously end-to-end encrypted, meaning your messages can only be read on your device and the devices to which you send those messages. However, the app is also owned by Meta (née Facebook), famous for harvesting and abusing user data. Nevertheless, WhatsApp continues …

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A Phone Carrier That Doesn’t Track Your Browsing or Location

A Phone Carrier That Doesn’t Track Your Browsing or Location

As marketers, data brokers, and tech giants endlessly expand their access to individuals’ data and movements across the web, tools like VPNs or cookie blockers can feel increasingly feeble and futile. Short of going totally off the grid forever, there are few options for the average person to meaningfully resist tracking online. Even after coming …

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Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Anti-trust researchers and data privacy experts say it's 'the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Anti-trust researchers and data privacy experts say it’s ‘the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company’s history’

Amazon on Friday announced it acquired iRobot, the company that makes Roomba vacuums, for $1.7 billion. The deal prompted immediate concerns from data privacy experts and anti-trust researchers.  “[People] don’t buy a Roomba to have a little robot … spying on the layout of your home,” said anti-trust researcher Ron Knox. Loading Something is loading. …

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Amazon already knows a lot about me, but One Medical takes it to a whole new level

Amazon already knows a lot about me, but One Medical takes it to a whole new level

One Medical clinic One Medical For the better part of a decade, One Medical has been my primary care provider. It’s convenient, with locations around the Bay Area, and I like being able to schedule a same-day physical or get a quick referral to a specialist. One Medical knows a lot about me. In addition …

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One Medical users vow to cancel memberships over $3.9B Amazon deal

One Medical users vow to cancel memberships over $3.9B Amazon deal

Subscribers to the health care app One Medical vowed to cancel their memberships on Friday after it was announced that the startup dubbed “the Netflix of primary care” would be bought by Amazon for $3.9 billion. Angry One Medical subscribers said they were ditching the service because of concerns that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant would …

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Galaxy S22 Ultra periscope camera - creepy threat to your privacy, show photos: Ban long-range zoom?

Galaxy S22 Ultra periscope camera – creepy threat to your privacy, show photos: Ban long-range zoom?

The Huawei P30 Pro blew me away when it was released in March 2019. Of course, its (then) Leica-branded camera system was the center of attention, as Huawei was quickly establishing itself as the leader in smartphone photography. But one camera, in particular, stood out because it was like nothing I had seen before. The …

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