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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon and Google are considering adding voice calls to Echo and Home smart speakers, amid concerns about privacy and telecom regulations   —  Amazon's Echo or the Google Home could be used to make or receive calls, people familiar with the matter said, a functionality that would give …
Feb 15, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Study finds that of 283 mobile VPNs in Google Play Store, 18% didn't encrypt traffic at all, while 75% used third-party data tracking libraries   —  Between an industry-wide push to encrypt all web traffic and the newfound popularity of secure chat apps, it's been a boom time for online privacy.
Feb 9, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Bryan Clark / The Next Web:
Google gives devs until March 15 to provide a valid privacy policy for apps or risk administrative action including removal of apps from the Play Store   —  Over the last 24 hours, Google has been sending notices to developers worldwide stating its intention to “limit visibility” …
Feb 9, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Politico:
Sources: Trump considering Utah attorney general Sean Reyes, who urged FTC to re-open antitrust probe of Google last year, for FTC chairman   —  President-elect Donald Trump is considering tapping Sean Reyes, the attorney general of Utah, as the next chairman of the FTC, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
Jan 17, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to email and mobile messaging services like WhatsApp and Gmail, aims for proposal to be adopted by May 2018   —  The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand …
Jan 10, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google settles privacy suit, tentatively agrees to only scan emails for ads after they arrive in your inbox, which should have little effect on users or privacy   —  The company won't do ad scans until after a message hits your inbox  —  Yesterday, Google tentatively agreed to a series …
Dec 14, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Amazon's Alexa VP on the platform's future, the $2.5M Alexa Prize, concerns about poaching key AI talent from academia, new developer tools, privacy, more   —  Amazon's VP of Alexa talks about machine learning, chatbots, and whether industry is strip-mining AI talent from academia.
Dec 4, 2016, 11:05 AMIn context
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Trump's picks for AG Jeff Sessions and CIA director Mike Pompeo are leading domestic surveillance advocates, may reverse curbs imposed after Snowden revelations   —  Attorney general, CIA picks oppose Apple, Google on spying  —  New rule in effect Dec. 1 gives FBI greater hacking authority
Nov 30, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Google updated its privacy policy this summer, letting Google combine personal info from Gmail and other tools with DoubleClick browsing data to target ads   —  When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company's …
Oct 21, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The potential opportunities and pitfalls of Snap's new Spectacles   —  Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma.  Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face.  Can Snapchat show off …
Sep 24, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context

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