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Walgreens’ sloppy Covid-19 testing registration exposed patient data

Apple would like to clear a few things up

Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

This outed priest’s story is a warning for everyone about the need for data privacy laws

There’s a better way to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves

Your most important vaccine passport questions, answered

Here’s the nuclear option to opt out of tracking on iOS

Your Slack DMs aren’t as private as you think

Dark patterns, the tricks websites use to make you say yes, explained

Everything you need to know about vaccine passports

Clubhouse got a little less creepy thanks to a recent update

How your mobile carrier makes money off some of your most sensitive data

This Democrat has a federal privacy bill Republicans might actually like

Why some like Apple’s new privacy labels, despite their flaws

Why you should care about data privacy even if you have “nothing to hide”

Why right-wing extremists’ favorite new platform is so dangerous

The year we gave up on privacy

Live results for California’s data privacy ballot initiative

Facebook glitch blocks certain political ads, raising new questions about transparency

It’s easier than ever for police to get your phone data

Google and Facebook hate a proposed privacy law. News publishers should embrace it.

It’s easier than ever to find out how your favorite websites are tracking you

Masks can fool facial recognition systems, but the algorithms are learning fast

Clear usually helps people speed past the TSA line. Now it’s offering a Covid-19 screening service.

The hidden trackers in your phone, explained

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How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face.

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How safe is it to use public bathrooms right now?

Facebook Messenger will now try to fight scammers without reading your messages

Beware of these futuristic background checks

It’s easy to sneak onto your partner’s phone. Don’t.

The world’s scariest facial recognition company, explained

The pope’s plan to fight back against evil AI

The world’s scariest facial recognition company is now linked to everybody from ICE to Macy’s

What the Ring hacks tell us about tech’s backward approach to security

Facebook is suing a company that improperly harvested user data

How researchers are using Reddit and Twitter data to forecast suicide rates

Google’s education tech has a privacy problem

How a basic iPhone feature scared a senator into proposing a facial recognition moratorium

Ring is finally requiring a basic security feature to help prevent hacks

Why algorithms can be racist and sexist