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Time To Check Your Facebook Privacy Settings! ‘Universal Search’ Is Here.

Facebook’s search feature just got a major upgrade.

The tool will now let people explore all public posts on the world’s largest social network — that’s 2 trillion pieces of searchable content.

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As Privacy Fades, Your Identity Is the New Money

You may have heard the phrase, “If the product is free, then you are the product.” It was coined at a time in the not-too-distant past when social networks were in their infancy and we were all mesmerized by the fantastic services we could consume to keep in touch and interact with each other — all for free!

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Facebook Says It Can Now Recognize You from the Back of Your Head

Well, this is scary. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook now says the social network’s experimental facial recognition technology is so advanced that it can read other clues in photos to recognize individuals. In other words, Facebook’s technology no longer needs to see your faceto know you’re you.

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Why Police Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone Location Records

Across the country, a vigorous debate is taking place in federal and state courthouses about how privacy protections should apply to modern technologies. One of the most spirited issues in this debate is whether the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to get a warrant to track a person’s location via their cell phone. This week EFF filed two new amicus briefs that answer that question with a resounding yes.

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Americans Value Privacy But Don’t Trust Tech Companies To Provide It

Americans want privacy as much as ever—but in the digital age, most of us think it’s a lost cause. That, at least, is the depressing takeaway from a new Pew report, which shows that our faith in digital service providers (and ourselves) to protect our data is abysmally low.

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