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Google exec says Nest owners should probably warn their guests that their conversations are being recorded

Google exec chief Rick Osterloh agreed that owners of Google's smart devices should warn houseguests that their conversations might be recorded.

These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you’re not a human

Privacy-focused designers, academics, and activists have designed wearable accessories and clothes meant to thwart facial recognition tech.
Amazon's Cloud Cam is a direct rival to Nest's cameras.

Amazon reportedly has dozens of workers watching footage recorded by its Cloud Cam home security camera

Amazon has dozens of people reviewing footage recorded by its Cloud Cam, according to a new report, possibly further fueling privacy concerns.

How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to track people across the US

Emerging technology is giving police departments new ways to prevent crime. It’s also rapidly expanding the scope of police surveillance of civilians.

Instagram is getting rid of the feature that let you see what everyone else was liking

Instagram is discontinuing its Following Activity tab, a feature that let people easily see which posts their friends were liking.

A cybersecurity expert says you can take these steps to make sure your accounts aren’t ‘low-hanging fruit’ for hackers

Most cyber-attacks target people who haven't taken basic precautions to secure their accounts, making them vulnerable to potential hackers.

A cybersecurity expert describes the underground hacker network where stolen usernames and passwords are ‘traded like Pokémon cards’

Hackers use secret networks to aggregate and trade millions of stolen login credentials and passwords, according to a cybersecurity expert.

ICE is reportedly using fake Facebook accounts to track undocumented immigrants and lure them into sting operations

ICE agents reportedly used fake Facebook accounts to track undocumented immigrants and lure them into sting operations.
Google users can opt-in to have their location data automatically deleted.

Google just rolled out 3 new security features that let you limit what personal activity it tracks in apps like YouTube and Maps

The new features are part of a broader attempt to make privacy controls the same across Google's products and therefore easier to use.
eBay alleged that Amazon engaged in "racketeering behavior."

These are the 8 biggest scams people are most likely to fall for online

Fraudulent online purchases, fake tech support schemes, and employment scams are among the most successful methods of online grifting.