“Looks like Zuckerberg Lied to Congress”

The New York Times is reporting that Facebook had “far-reaching data partnerships” with roughly sixty mobile phone manufacturers that allowed them to obtain private Facebook user data without their permission. The list of device manufacturers includes Apple, Blackberry, Samsung and Microsoft, and the agreements allowed them to harvest Facebook user information like relationship status, religion […]

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The FBI Has Used “Geek Squad” Computer Repair Technicians as Informants, Documents Reveal

Documents released in a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI used computer technicians from electronic retailer Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” as informants.  The Bureau would pay the computer repair service for flagging illegal materials on customers’ computers found in the course of their repair, documents show.  The relationship has reportedly existed for […]

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