Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to throw more light on content decisions, including by looping in more external experts to […]

No, you can’t hide a security camera in your Airbnb rental photos and call that 'disclosure'

Airbnb is apologizing to one of its users who discovered undisclosed security cameras inside his rental.Image: Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-01-16 22:13:24 UTC One person’s recent experience at an Airbnb has the company apologizing and clarifying its rules on surveillance devices. Airbnb recently dismissed a privacy concern from one if […]

A 'Fortnite' security flaw could have exposed players' accounts

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Fortnite fans who are able to log in and play without any issues (other than being eliminated before so much as building a ramp) might thank their lucky stars Epic Games has resolved a security issue. Check Point security researchers found vulnerabilities on Epic’s site that could have let hackers […]

Judge rules that Feds can't force a person to unlock their phones

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The ruling states that police cannot force people to unlock their smartphones with their finger or their face. Read more… More about Privacy, Mashable Video, California, Biometrics, and Unlocked Iphone Link to original source

Sprint is the latest carrier to stop selling location data

Bloomberg via Getty Images Sprint has announced that it will cease selling users’ location data to third parties, following similar moves made by Verizon (Engadget’s parent company), T-Mobile and AT&T. The four major US carriers are responding to a report published by Motherboard last week that revealed just how easy it was for anyone to […]