Author Archive | Alex Lloyd

Facebook privacy

Here’s how Facebook is spying on you, and what you can do to stop it

Facebook is in a world of trouble. What with lax policies that have compromised over 50 million Facebook users’ data and enabled Russians to influence the presidential election—not to mention the strategic partnerships it has in place to spy on your online activities—it’s little wonder the company’s stock tumbled by almost $50 billion this past […]

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Your fitness app might be exposing where you live

Social fitness apps allow us to share our training, track our progress, and follow our friends’ workouts. They’ve done more to motivate people to stay active than perhaps any other workout tool, building a community for like-minded people to share their passion for health and fitness. The trouble is, these apps can also expose sensitive […]

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Alexa’s “evil” spontaneous laugh is causing people to freak out

It’s not a cute, endearing laugh. It’s an evil, scary cackle that has caused people to unplug their Amazon Echos and hide under the duvet. The sinister laugh occurs spontaneously, lacking warning, and without even needing to mention Alexa’s name to initiate conversation. It isn’t an exaggeration to suggest that people are freaking out. Social […]

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FCC claims repealing net neutrality has miraculously fixed broadband market

Just a handful of weeks after the scrapping of net neutrality regulations that prevented ISPs from creating internet fast lanes and throttling traffic, the FCC is now claiming that its changes are leading to a resurgence in the broadband internet market. The report states that “the marketplace is already responding to the more deployment-friendly regulatory […]

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