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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alfred:

Facebook rolls out privacy tool to manage how you're tracked across the web

Mark Zuckerberg's long promised "Clear History" button is finally launched globally. → Read More

Facial recognition in schools: Even supporters say it won't stop shootings

The facial recognition industry is starting to see that its promises offer a false sense of security. → Read More

Google finds Apple Safari anti-tracking feature actually enabled tracking

Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention technology posed risks to privacy and security, a research paper concluded. → Read More

In Bezos phone hack, UN wants answers on Saudi prince's alleged role

Data sent from Jeff Bezos' phone spiked 29,000% after allegedly receiving a video on WhatsApp from the Saudi crown prince, a UN analysis says. → Read More

FBI will start notifying states when hackers hit local elections

Before the policy change, the agency used to only notify affected counties about the cyberattacks. → Read More

Trump attacks Apple in push to weaken encryption

The president's remarks come just a day after the Justice Department publicly called for the tech giant to help unlock a gunman's iPhones. → Read More

Facial recognition creeps into everything at CES 2020

The trade show offers a glimpse of what the future could look like if facial recognition is everywhere. → Read More

At CES, Facebook argues it's just as good on privacy as Apple

A privacy panel at the giant tech conference underscores how crucial the topic has become. → Read More

Google cuts off Xiaomi smart camera access after bug showed photos of strangers' homes

Instead of getting a view on his own Xiaomi smart camera, the Nest Hub showed scenes from strangers' homes, including a sleeping baby. → Read More

California's new privacy law puts you first. Too bad companies are ignoring it

Days without a CCPA violation: 0. → Read More

Default settings for privacy

"Some assembly required" isn't an effective model for protecting your data. → Read More

Proposed NYC law would reveal surveillance secrets of US' largest police force

The NYPD has more resources and access to surveillance tech than most law enforcement agencies. This bill would require the force to disclose it all. → Read More

At CES 2020, surveillance tech will find a prime spot to make its pitch

Companies want to bring facial recognition to the mainstream, sparking concerns from privacy advocates. → Read More

Ivanka Trump expected to speak at CES 2020

The talk has not been announced by the CTA, but is scheduled to happen on Jan. 8 at the tech trade show. → Read More

Homeland Security's former top cybersecurity official to join Google

Jeanette Manfra, who lead the DHS's efforts on election security, will be starting with Google Cloud in January. → Read More

ACLU is suing ICE for details on how it uses phone spying devices

The lawsuit is calling for Customs and Border Protection to disclose exactly how it uses cell site simulators, and how often it's been used to target and track immigrants. → Read More

These kids' smartwatches have security problems as simple as 1-2-3

The default password on these three smartwatches sold on Amazon could let hackers track and eavesdrop on children. → Read More

Smart lock has a security vulnerability that leaves homes open for attacks

The lock isn't able to receive updates, which means the flaw allowing hackers to break in will always be present. → Read More

Congress warns tech companies: Take action on encryption, or we will

US lawmakers are poised to "impose our will" if tech companies don't weaken encryption so police can access data. → Read More

Google Chrome can now warn you in real time if you're getting phished

Before you give that website your username and password, Google wants to check to make sure it's not a fake created by hackers. → Read More