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2019

June

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  • How e-commerce sites manipulate you. Sometimes, the methods are clearly deceptive, but often they walk a fine line between manipulation and persuasion: Think of the brightly colored button that encourages you to agree to a service, while the link to
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  • Consumer Action advocating on robocall and scams prevention (Chinese). 所謂自動來電(robocall),是你平日從無往來的陌生者以語音通話方式透過你的住家電話或手機來電,其內容可説是千奇百怪、五花八門,有自稱是你的金融理財機構或社會安全局、聯邦國稅局,甚至是「恭喜」你中了某項大獎等等。
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  • F.T.C. investigating YouTube for child privacy claims. The Federal Trade Commission is in the advanced stages of an investigation into YouTube’s handling of videos aimed at children, according to two people with knowledge of the inquiry. The investigation, which could
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  • Zuckerberg knew of ‘problematic’ privacy practices. Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The FTC
  • AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos. Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the country are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.  And they have a message: We
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  • Ring doorbells help police build surveillance network. While residential neighborhoods aren't usually lined with security cameras, the smart doorbell's popularity has essentially created private surveillance networks powered by Amazon and promoted by police departments.
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  • Maine's strict new internet privacy protection. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2020, would require internet service providers to ask for permission before they sell or share any of their customers’ data to a third party. The law
 

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