personal data

What Would Happen If All Personal Data Leaked at Once?

What Would Happen If All Personal Data Leaked at Once?

Subconsciously, on some level, we’re all waiting for it: the leak that wrecks society and confirms what we all know already, namely that the mass transfer of our inmost secrets/shames to Facebook, Google, et. al. was never not going to end in flames. Who among us will emerge looking halfway…

Well, This New Facebook Patent Application Sure Is Creeping Us Out

Well, This New Facebook Patent Application Sure Is Creeping Us Out

A recently published Facebook patent application imagines an unnerving way to use your data. The company filed for a patent that explores piecing together information about a user’s entire household based on the pictures they upload, presumably for targeted advertising. And yes, Instagram photos were also cited in the filing.