How to check which of your conversations Alexa has been recording — and delete them

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/29/check-and-delete-alexa-recordings/ There was concern recently when a couple of Alexa users found that the smart assistant built into their Amazon Echo had not only recorded a conversation they had been … Read more

Apple to add details of government app takedown requests to transparency report

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/26/apple-transparency-report-app-takedown-requests/ Apple has announced that it is to expand the scope of its twice-yearly transparency report. Starting with one of its next report — the one which will cover the … Read more

Amazon Echo secretly records couple’s conversation… and then sends it on to a contact

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/25/amazon-echo-alexa-secret-recording/ There have long been accusations that digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are constantly listening in on and recording conversations, and recent events in Portland, Oregon … Read more

Amazon is selling its face recognition technology to US law enforcement agencies

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/23/amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition/ A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shows that Amazon has started selling facial recognition software to at least two US law … Read more

Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of the EU was an utter joke

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/23/mark-zuckerberg-fails-to-answer-eu-questions/ Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of members of the European Parliament to answer questions and to address concerns that the EU has about the social network … Read more

Trend Micro launches Zero Browser for iOS — a web browser that protects your privacy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/22/trend-micro-zero-browser-ios/ Trend Micro has a new privacy-focused mobile browser for iOS users called Zero Browser. It has been designed specifically to block a range of tracking techniques, including the invasive … Read more

FCC investigates LocationSmart website for leaking location data for users of major US mobile carriers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/20/locationsmart-securus-cell-phone-location-leaks/ LocationSmart, a company based in Southern California, is under investigation by the FCC after it was discovered that its website made it possible for just about anyone to access … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear in front of EU parliament to answer questions about Facebook’s use of data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/16/mark-zuckerberg-european-parliament-questions/ After refusing to answer questions in the UK, Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face questions in front of the EU Parliament. The grilling comes in the wake of the … Read more

Google explains its handling of user data ahead of GDPR and reveals new privacy policy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/11/google-gdpr-compliance-privacy-policy/ There’s now just two weeks until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force across Europe. Technology companies have been scrabbling to update their privacy policies … Read more