Spotify's Invasive Privacy Policy

Spotify’s Invasive “Privacy” Policy

The wildly popular music-streaming platform Spotify has grown to over 75 million subscribers, and many fans are complaining about Spotify’s invasive privacy policy. In their article about Spotify’s invasive privacy policy, David Goldman and Hope King of CNN Tech describe how Spotify discreetly tracks locations, collects photos, views contacts, and shares the personal data of its…

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Does Google Have Your Voice on File?

Does Google Have Your Voice on File?

Nowadays, searching the web is as easy as speaking a phrase into your smartphone. But did you know it’s possible that Google may have your voice on file from being recorded without your consent? Google may have your voice on file from every voice search or command you’ve ever uttered. Tech correspondent Samuel Burke tells…

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Who’s Protecting Your Personal Data?

Who’s Protecting Your Personal Data?

CNN reported this month over 1.2 billion passwords were stolen by a group of Russian cyber criminals in the biggest personal data breach to date. This most recent massive personal data breach is unique because hackers chose to steal password information instead of financial information. Additionally, approximately 110 million Target customers’ data was compromised late last year. Companies…

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Big Data is Secretly Scoring You

Big Data is Secretly Scoring You

Your credit score is a powerful tool that businesses use to measure your creditworthiness. However, big data could be ranking you on more than just your credit. Your credit score is based upon credit history and your ability to pay back debt and loans. Companies use credit scores to determine if you are financially responsible…

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What Your Zip Code Reveals

What Your Zip Code Reveals About You

Have you ever bought something and wondered why you were asked for your zip code? That 5-digit code you thought was just for routing mail is a massive multi-million dollar business. Every time you give out your zip code, you are giving data companies and retailers the ability to track your personal habits. Privacy experts are…

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Future of Online Privacy

Figuring Out the Future of Online Privacy

In her article for CNN Tech, Heather Kelly brings forth many important points of online privacy. The focus of her article is, what level of privacy will we have online in the future. She questions whether or not people will share more for a customized experience or will they carefully guard their privacy.

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Instagram We're Not Going to Sell Your Photos

Instagram We’re Not Going to Sell Your Photos

With Instagram’s recent acquisition by Facebook, there have been some changes to the privacy policy that may including trying to sell your photos. Many users feared this acquisition would bring up the same issues with the privacy policy, as there have been with Facebook. Recently, Instagram made updates to the interface and privacy policy. The…

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