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DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches  MacRumors · 8 hours
Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo today announced that it is using Apple's MapKit JS framework to power the map... more
DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps  TechCrunch · 8 hours
DuckDuckGo has a new, unlikely partner in search: Apple. The privacy-focused search engine that promises to never track its users said Tuesday it’s now using data provided by Apple Maps to power its... more
This project hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home to protect your privacy  THE VERGE · 10 hours
An open-source hardware project promises to keep Amazon and Google’s smart assistants from listening in on your private conversations by constantly creating white noise,... more
Recommendations startup Canopy hires vets of Instagram, New York Times - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
The privacy-focused app maker is adding to its ranks, already stocked with recommendation vets from giants like Spotify and Google. more
WATCH: Las Vegas global tech show celebrates innovation while raising privacy concerns  ABC NEWS · 4 days
From the coolest products to the weirdest, the Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada offers a peek at the new tech toys coming in 2019... more
Reports raise video privacy concerns for Amazon-owned Ring  TechCrunch · 5 days
Amazon -owned smart doorbell maker Ring is facing claims that might give some smart home enthusiasts pause. Recent reports from The Intercept and The Information have accused the company of mishandling videos... more
AT&T is cutting off all location-data sharing ties in March - CNET  CNET · 5 days
After senators called the practice an invasion of privacy, the mobile carrier is ending the service. more
Should you upgrade to the new HP Spectre x360 15?  Windows Central · 5 days
Best answer: Yes, if you need the latest specifications, LTE support, or more privacy you should upgrade to the latest HP Spectre x360 15. HP: Spectre x360 13-ap0038nr... more
Apple Recruits Prominent Facebook Critic for Its Privacy Team: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Parakilas had earlier worked as Chief Strategy Officer for the non-profit Centre for Humane Technology. more
Mycroft is an open-source alternative to Alexa with a new smart speaker video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Now seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo, the Mycroft Mark II touchscreen smart speaker gives the privacy-minded virtual assistant a... more
Daily Crunch: Well Facebook, you did it again  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
Apple taps ex-Facebook employee turned critic for privacy product manager role  9to5Mac · 6 days
Former Facebook privacy and policy employee Sandy Parakilas has been hired by Apple, according to... more
CES 2019: Mycroft's privacy-minded smart speaker wants to be your Alexa alternative - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The open-source virtual assistant promises never to collect your data, and has a new touchscreen smart speaker to call home. more
Mycroft's privacy-minded smart speaker wants to be your Alexa alternative - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The open-source virtual assistant who promises never to collect your data has a new touchscreen smart speaker to call home this year. more
CES 2019: Privacy Becomes a Selling Point  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone," Apple says in the message to be seen by tens of thousands attending the Las Vegas tech show. more
The moral case for iMessage on Android  THE VERGE · 1 week
Here at CES, Apple has trolled the entire electronics industry with a giant banner that reads: “What happens on your iPhone, stays... more
Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs  TechCrunch · 1 week
Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China, the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO Tim Cook has made into his public soapbox... more
HP beefs up workplace lineup with new EliteBook, AiO PC, and EliteDisplay  Windows Central · 1 week
Workplace PCs are getting a little love from HP at CES 2019. Along with a new set of Spectre, gaming, and monitor announcements at... more
Ahead of CES, Apple Puts Up Billboard Touting Privacy in Las Vegas  MacRumors · 2 weeks
In the heart of Las Vegas, where the Consumer Electronics Show is set to kick off next week, Apple has put up a giant... more
Microsoft has patented 'silent' voice commands to address privacy concerns  Windows Central · 2 weeks
While voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana continue to develop, no company seems to have considered how awkward it can be to issue commands in... more
CES 2019 preview: PCs, laptops, tablets and gaming - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy. more
Save 96% on a lifetime subscription to ZenVPN!  Windows Central · 2 weeks
How many times have you been excited to check out a video online only to click the link and see "The uploader has not made this video available in your country?" That... more
Comment: It’s 2019, Instagram should make an iPad app  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Despite Facebook’s shenanigans, Instagram has seemingly sparked in popularity this year. Even as users #DeleteFacebook and boycott Twitter,... more
Privacy lawsuit over facial recognition in Google Photos dismissed by federal judge  9to5Google · 2 weeks
From face recognition to fingerprints, biometric data is widely used in today’s consumer technology to sort through pictures, unlock phones, and more. Some states... more
Mark Zuckerberg ‘proud’ of efforts to ‘fix’ Facebook despite scandal-plagued 2018  Global News · 3 weeks
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook made the platform safer in 2018, without acknowledging the data breaches and privacy concerns that plagued it this year. more
Why it is important to outsmart the smart devices  CBC · 3 weeks
Privacy commissioner Catherine Tully says people don’t take the time to figure out exactly what information their smart... more
The Verge 2018 tech report cards  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
If one word described the focus around the tech industry this year, it’s privacy. From user data mishandling to the private lives of major... more
Apple bested by Tesla and Microsoft in privacy poll, but Facebook destroyed  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
A new poll by data research firm Toluna via Recode attempted to analyze the least trusted companies in the tech sector. Conducted between December 9 through... more
Cybersecurity 101: Five simple security guides for protecting your privacy  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
With hundreds of millions of people home for the holidays, now is a better time than ever to spread good tidings and cheer, and — well, some much-needed... more
The Verge 2018 tech report card: Google  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
2018 should have been a banner year for Google. It marked the 20th anniversary of the company itself, the 10 year anniversary... more
Facebook Portal Camera: Privacy and Other Matters With Facebook's Latest Gadget  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Clearly a lot of thought went into making the Portal optimal for connecting with friends and family. It's just a shame that it comes in a... more
Deleting just your Facebook is an ‘artificial’ way of protecting online privacy: expert  Global News · 4 weeks
"Deleting the profile stops the bleeding, but you're already hurt. Your information is already out," one cybersecurity expert said. more
Privacy and other matters with Facebook's video-call gadget  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
You certainly don't need the Facebook Portal, whose primary purpose is to let you make video calls through Messenger more
Facebook is reportedly planning its own stablecoin — here’s what you need to know  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Facebook looks to be jumping on the blockchain wagon with plans to introduce its own stablecoin, according to a report... more
Facebook: Backlash Threatens World's Biggest Platform  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook, the world's largest social network, faces a growing backlash over privacy and data protection, with revelations this week about sharing data with business partners adding to pressure. more
Facebook reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency for use in WhatsApp  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
Amid its myriad of privacy scandals, Facebook is allegedly planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. According... more
Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection and Google’s Safe Browsing service  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Firefox Focus for Android and iOS is Mozilla’s privacy-centric mobile browser. Today, the organization stepped up this promise of keeping its users’... more
EU Urges US to Nominate Permanent Data Privacy Ombudsman  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
EU technology chief Andrus Ansip's comments came after the European Commission wrapped up its second review of the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield. more
Facebook Slapped With Lawsuit by Washington, D.C. Targeting Cambridge Analytica Privacy Lapses  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The complaint filed Wednesday by Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data. more
Facebook Shares Drop as Data Privacy Fallout Spreads  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Investors are concerned about snowballing legal and regulatory efforts over data use polices that have upset many customers and could carry significant penalties and costs. more
Facebook defends allowing third parties access to user messages  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
In a new blog post, Facebook VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong addressed the company’s latest user privacy controversy. The rebuttal is the second round of Facebook’s push back against... more
Facebook defends allowing third parties to access user messages  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
In a new blog post, Facebook VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong addressed the company’s latest user privacy controversy. The rebuttal is the second round of Facebook’s push back against... more
WATCH: Facebook privacy scandal  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
D.C. filed a lawsuit against Facebook seeking to punish the social networking company for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users. more
Using Facebook’s latest privacy stumble, lawmakers push for strong FTC oversight  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Lawmakers are again unhappy with Facebook after the latest big story again portraying Facebook’s failure to protect the private data of its users. Yesterday, the New York... more
Facebook says it didn’t violate user privacy. But its definition of ‘permission’ is loose  Global News · 4 weeks
Facebook says its “integration partners” had to get authorization from people to turn on certain features. But people may not... more
DC slaps Facebook with latest suit targeting privacy lapses  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The attorney general in the nation's capital has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users more
Washington D.C. Attorney General sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Facebook users might have already moved on to the company’s next notable outrage, but the company is still answering for its privacy missteps from earlier this year. Washington... more
Facebook sued by DC attorney general over alleged privacy violations - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The Cambridge Analytica scandal raised concerns about whether Facebook is doing enough to safeguard the data of its nearly 2.3 billion users. more
DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The attorney general in the nation's capital has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users more
Europe issues a deadline for US’ Privacy Shield compliance  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The European Commission has finally given the U.S. a deadline related to the much criticized data transfer mechanism known as the EU-US Privacy Shield . But it’s only asking for... more
Do you think Facebook deserves your trust? If not, delete it!  Windows Central · 4 weeks
If you're tired of a new privacy data breach from Facebook every ... single ... month, you might be ready to #deleteFacebook. We don't blame you.... more
CES 2019 preview: Laptops, tablets and PC gaming - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy. more
Google Play Store Misleads Kids, Consumers Groups Allege in US FTC Complaint  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The complaint alleges Google's Play store harms kids with apps that break privacy laws, contain adult content, or include manipulative advertising . more
Facebook’s got 99 problems but Trump’s latest “bias” tweet ain’t one  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
By any measure Facebook hasn’t had the best of years in 2018. But while toxic problems keep piling up and, well, raining acidly down on the... more
Facebook's Promised 'Clear History' tool won't arrive until 2019  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook revealed its privacy-oriented “Clear History” feature back in May, but it won’t be available for users until 2019. more
Google reportedly halts Dragonfly development on censored search after privacy team complaints  9to5Google · 4 weeks
Sundar Pichai told Congress last week that Google has “no plans to launch Search in China.” In an interview after the hearing, the CEO suggested... more
YouTuber James Charles: Stop showing up at my house  BBC · 4 weeks
YouTube star James Charles asks fans for privacy after a fan shows up at his house in LA. more
Gritty is the internet mascot for a world that's broken in 2018 - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Commentary: 2018 was a hot mess of privacy breaches, hacking and Silicon Valley failures. But now we have a guardian... more
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DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’
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