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Yes, the Patriot Act amendment to track us online is real

Yes, the Patriot Act amendment to track us online is real

Interestingly, one “Big Browser” company has a feature that’s a useful tool in this context. Like the way Apple can’t “read” your iPhone’s data (specifically, Apple can’t decrypt it), Google can only share what it can “read.” You can password protect your Chrome data by following the instructions here.  Anyway, …

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Facebook and Carnegie Mellon launch survey to track Covid-19

Facebook and Carnegie Mellon launch survey to track Covid-19

Results of the survey “will be used to generate new insights on how to respond to the crisis, including heat maps of self-reported symptoms.” Symptom-tracking could be especially helpful to researchers given the lack of readily-available testing in many areas. Facebook Facebook notes it’s taking steps to protect the identities …

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The FAA wants to track all drones flying in the US

The FAA wants to track all drones flying in the US

UAVs only flying within 400 feet of their operators don’t have to broadcast that information but will still have to transmit it to the system via the internet. To note, operators can choose between their drone’s serial number or a randomly generated alphanumeric code to use as their machines’ ID, …

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