Tag: privacy

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Technology is Designed for Deception and Manipulation, Not Privacy

Much of today’s technology is designed to deceive and manipulate users, not to protect their privacy. In our smartphones and our social media sharing sites and our online business networks, product designers are using certain settings, colours, patterns, techniques and…

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Canadian Developers Amp’ed Over Music Sync App

With their energetic announcements about the use and popularity of their music sync and listening app, Montreal-based mobile application developers are clearly amp’ed about AmpMe. Citing over 20 million users worldwide and claiming title to the record of most devices…

How to properly deactivate Facebook’s services

By Gadjo Sevilla

The service tracks user information such as behaviours, images, and interests and sells these to advertisers. It shapes the user experience to push various ads and news, real or fake, based on what a user likes, reads or who they follow.