Leaked Internal Docs Reveal Mark Zuckerberg Leveraged Facebook User Data to fight Rivals and Help Friends

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News. The documents, which include […]

UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents

In an attempt to hold Facebook accountable for the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, the U.K. Parliament has seized a cache of internal Facebook documents from an American software executive visiting the country for business. The Guardian reports that the U.K. Parliament has used their legal powers to obtain a number of internal Facebook documents as it attempts […]

Declassified Documents Expose DOJ Rules for Spying on Journalists with Secret Court

On Monday (Sept 17, 2018) the Freedom of the Press Foundation released Department of Justice documents detailing the procedure for monitoring journalists using the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The documents were recently obtained via Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Freedom of the Press Foundation and Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. […]

Study: Facebook and Google Push Users into Sharing Personal Data

Facebook and Google steer us into sharing vast amounts of information about ourselves, through cunning design, privacy invasive defaults, and “take it or leave it”-choices, according to an analysis of the companies’ privacy updates. As the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is implemented across Europe, users of digital services have been confronted with new […]

First of Its Kind University Study Proves Without a Doubt that Your Phone is Spying On You

For years, conspiracy theories about smart phones listening to users without their permission to show them advertisements have abounded. While some researchers have shown this could happen, a first of its kind study just found something far more insidious. Academics at Northeastern University have just proven that your phone is recording your screen—as in taking […]