If you ever watch broadcast TV, you may see a lot of super intelligent people on there, but when it comes to technology everyone seems to either be legitimately dumb or pretending to be dumb because they think the rest of the country is technologically deficient. So when we found out that CBS host Phil
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Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement over consumer deception charges dating back to 2009. The commission claimed that the social networking giant made public information it promised to keep private, thanks to changes in site terms. According to the terms of the deal, user feedback will be required before the site makes changes to policies for sharing data. Mark Zuckerberg addressed his company’s on-going privacy issues, admitting to “a bunch of mistakes,” adding,
In particular, I think that a small number of high profile mistakes, like Beacon four years ago and poor execution as we transitioned our privacy model two years ago, have often overshadowed much of the good work we’ve done.
Zuckerberg assured users that Facebook is making a “clear and formal long-term commitment” to privacy tools.
First time accepted submitter clickforfreepizza writes with this news on the German ‘state trojan’ analyzed by the CCC: ‘[The] Bavarian Interior Minister [confirmed] that state officials had indeed used the software, but argued that the use had been conducted legally. [...] [A] lawyer said his client had had the software in question installed on his computer during a customs check. That software, which could be legally used for monitoring telecommunications, had been altered to allow it to grab screen shots.’
The H’s sister site heise.de reports this case involves nothing like terrorism, but legal substances which ‘may become’ illegal when exported. (German original) The Bavarian press release (German original) also says the code analyzed by the CCC might be an earlier test version.”
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