Tag: privacy

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” your profile. Worse, Facebook doesn’t...

/ March 4, 2019

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who...

/ February 10, 2019

Meet the little-known Chinese WiFi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

The app that gives people free WiFi has 800 million monthly active users worldwide Rita Liao 8 hours A service that connects people to WiFi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in...

/ January 26, 2019

Turkey’s economic crisis can trigger the next crypto bull run

Turkey, one of the biggest countries in terms of population (#19) and in terms of economic power (#13), is experiencing a serious economic crisis, which is mostly fueled by the current politics. The Turkish Lira has lost about 50% of...

/ August 25, 2018