Gifting a gadget? Check its creep factor on Mozilla’s ‘Privacy not included’ list of shame

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TechCrunch: “Buying someone a gadget is a time-honored tradition, but these days it can be particularly fraught, considering you may buy them a fitness tracker that also monitors emotions, or a doorbell that snitches to the cops. Mozilla has put together a helpful list of popular gadgets with ...

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Six Reasons Why Google Maps Is the Creepiest App On Your Phone

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VICE has highlighted six reasons why Google Maps is the creepiest app on your phone. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: 1. Google Maps Wants Your Search History: Google's "Web & App Activity" settings describe how the company collects data, such as user location, to create a ...

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White House press secretary: “That would be a question more for the White House.”

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