Amazon’s Ring Is Teaching Cops How to Persuade Customers to Hand Over Surveillance Footage

Image: Ring Amazon’s home security subsidiary Ring wields tremendous power over the messaging used by its…

Amazon Adds Option to Keep Contractors From Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Requests

Image: Mike Stewart (AP) Alexa users who don’t want their recordings reviewed by third-party contractors finally…

New York Times Publishes Anti-Google Rant, Doesn’t Mention the Author Is a Facebook Board Member

Billionaire Peter Thiel speaks at the New York Times DealBook conference on November 1, 2018Photo: Getty…

Amazon Doesn’t Seem to Care About Alexa and Privacy

Illustration: Gizmodo Apple and Google recently revealed that they have temporarily stopped letting contractors listen to…

Cisco to Pay $8.6 Million in Settlement Over Vulnerabilities in Video Surveillance Software It Sold to Feds, States

Photo: Richard Drew (AP) Cisco Systems has agreed to an $8.6 million settlement with the federal…

Google’s Project Zero Finds Six ‘Interactionless’ iOS Vulnerabilities Using iMessage App

An Apple Store in NYC, 2018.Photo: Mark Lennihan (AP) Apple released bug fixes for five major…

United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) United Airlines announced this week that it’s investing in the growth of…

U.S. Lawmakers Balk at $700 Million Equifax Fine, Renew Calls for a Federal Data Breach Law

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May…

FTC to Accuse Facebook of Using 2FA Numbers for Ads, Hiding Facial Recognition Settings

Photo: Alex Brandon (AP) The Federal Trade Commission recently attracted scorn from congressional Democrats for fining…

Facebook Improves ‘Why Am I Seeing This Ad?’ Tool

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) The next time you see Facebook ads for, say, erectile dysfunction pills…