Tag: privacy

Is the U.S. Government Spying on Your Phone’s Location? It Might Be…
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Is the U.S. Government Spying on Your Phone’s Location? It Might Be…

In the shadow of President Trump's ban of TikTok, a Wall Street Journal report has revealed that a U.S. government contractor named Anomaly Six has been tracking users via more than 500 unnamed apps using their SDK (software developer kit). SDKs are used by many apps to quickly add features. In this case, the SDK is used to track customers. Even though they hold a number of U.S. government contracts, Anomaly Six denies sharing any data with big brother. In light of the TikTok fiasco, do you think you can really trust a U.S. company over a Chinese company? I would hope so but given Anomaly's deep ties to the U.S. government, can you really trust them? I mean they say they aren't sharing their data. However, it's the same argument our administration is using to ban TikTok. Ther...
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Should You Be Concerned About Online Privacy?

Tech Talk show notes for Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Listen live Tuesday mornings on WTCA FM 106.1 and AM 1050 in Plymouth, Indiana. When I talk to people about online privacy, they're usually shocked to hear that they are the product. This usually leads to the question, "What do you mean that I'm a product?" There are tons of free services available online. The most common are ones you've already heard of and are probably using right now - Google and Facebook. These services are free to use. But you have to question yourself this question - how do these companies make money if they're free? The answer is simple. You are the product. These companies make money by collecting personal information about your digital life. They collect everything they can about you - your geographic ...