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South African Data Analysts: Lockdown Will Lead to 29 TIMES More Deaths Than Coronavirus

“A data analyst consortium in South Africa asserts that the economic consequences of the country’s lockdown will lead to 29 times more people dying than the coronavirus itself. “The model, which will be made public today for debate, was developed … Continue reading

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“UK government now using phone data to SPY on citizens and see if they’re breaking lockdown rules”

“As the number of coronavirus patients around the world blows past 600,000, governments around the world are turning to invasive surveillance methods to track whether or not their citizens are abiding by lockdown rules. The U.K.’s privacy watchdog has given the government … Continue reading

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“A Mysterious Database Exposed 200 Million Americans’ Personal Info”

“Here’s a strange one: CyberNews reported Friday that a Google Cloud database exposed the personal information of roughly 200 million Americans. It’s not clear who owned the database, however, and it appeared to have been wiped on March 3. But that wasn’t … Continue reading

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“Facebook faces a lawsuit in Canada over refusal to do more to protect users’ data”

“The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has brought the US company to court after it refused to take measures to protect personal information following a probe that showed it virtually shunned responsibility over users’ data. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien now seeks Facebook … Continue reading

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“Big Tech joins up with Big Brother to turn your private health data into $38bn ‘public treasure’”

“Big Tech is poised to rake in tens of billions of dollars from a new healthcare recordkeeping standard that scorns privacy for convenience, creating massive opportunities for extortion and other abuses by criminals and government… The US government has officially … Continue reading

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Banks will Steal Your Data Just Like Tech Giants Do

“For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon to Walgreens also regularly suction up your transaction history to steer future spending and hold your loyalty. Now banks, too, want to turn data they already have on your spending habits … Continue reading

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“…EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection”

“EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years… “The Commission has sent out questionnaires … Continue reading

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