Privacy Digest 06/23

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TikTok and you: Should you delete the app now?

Washington Post's columnist, Geoffrey A. Fowler examines what TikTok knows about you after its CEO gets a grilling from Congress about ties to China.

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Age Verification Mandates Would Undermine Anonymity Online

Age verification systems are surveillance systems. Mandatory age verification, and with it, mandatory identity verification, is the wrong approach to protecting young people online. It would force websites to require visitors to prove their age by submitting information such as government-issued identification. This scheme would lead us further towards an internet where our private data is collected and sold by default. The tens of millions of Americans who do not have government-issued identification may lose access to much of the internet. And anonymous access to the web could cease to exist.

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Telehealth startup Cerebral shared millions of patients' data with advertisers

The startup shared millions of patients' personal information and health data with Google, Facebook, and TikTok.

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Clearview AI used nearly 1m times by US police, it tells the BBC

The company has been repeatedly fined millions of dollars in Europe and Australia for breaches of privacy. CEO Hoan Ton-That revealed that Clearview AI has been used nearly one million times by the US police. The number has not been confirmed by the police.

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AI chatbots making it harder to spot phishing emails, say experts

Poor spelling and grammar that can help identify fraudulent attacks being rectified by artificial intelligence.

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