Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Facebook automatically scores all posts in the US and select other countries on a scale from 0 to 1 for risk of imminent harm.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Facebook is scanning nearly every post on the platform in an attempt to assess suicide risk. Facebook passes the information along to law enforcement for wellness checks. Privacy experts […]

Microsoft tests feature to give people control over their personal data

Microsoft appears to be working on a project called Bali that would give users the ability to control data collected about them. The feature, spotted by Twitter user Longhorn, is being developed by the Microsoft Research team and appears to be in the stages of private testing for the time being. According to a project […]

More popular apps are sending data to Facebook without asking

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It’s not just dating and health apps that might be violating your privacy when they send data to Facebook. A Privacy International study has determined that “at least” 20 out of 34 popular Android apps are transmitting sensitive information to Facebook without asking permission, including Kayak, MyFitnessPal, Skyscanner and […]

So, you got an IoT device for the holidays

IoT devices are at once a grotesquerie for the security- and privacy-conscious, and a delicious, convenient poison. And chances are pretty good you got one as a holiday gift. You might say we’re in the heyday of IoT — though a significant number of infosec professionals might be more inclined to call it the apex […]

GDPR transformed the internet in 2018, and it's not done yet

Messy.Image: Malte Mueller / getty By Jack Morse2018-12-19 02:07:47 UTC Time seems to work differently when you spend your days online. The memes, moments, and scandals that feel like ages ago are often really only months, weeks, or even days in the past — and what was once unthinkable quickly transforms into how it’s always […]