NEW YORK – The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym. But is it even possible to delete your zombie online footprints – or worth your time to do so? Earlier this month, a little-used social network notified its few users that it will soon shut down. No, not Google Plus; that came five days later, following the disclosure of a bug that exposed data on a half-million people. The earlier shutdown involved Path, created by a former Facebook employee in 2010 as an alternative to Facebook. Then there's Ello sending you monthly emails to remind you that this plucky but little-known social network still exists somehow. It might not seem like a big deal to have these accounts linger. But with hacking in the news constantly, including a breach affecting nearly 30 million Facebook accounts, you … [Read more...] about Purging your old online accounts: Worth the trouble?
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US email providers Yahoo and AOL are scanning users' emails so they can better target ads. Wall Street Journal , who in a report claims the tech giants scans more than 200 million Yahoo Mail inboxes every day. This is apparently done to garner information about what people may have bought, such as receipts from shops or car hire firm, to accurately gauge their interests. AOL and Yahoo are now both owned by US telecomms giant Verizon, who purchased the latter in 2017 under its umbrella company Oath. The Journal's report claims that Yahoo puts emails into different categories depending on interest. For example if someone receives a flight confirmation, they might be labelled within the "frequent traveller" group of user, which would mean that person would eventually see more advertising for hotel chains while they are browsing the web. Executives at Yahoo have apparently been using this data to pitch interest-based advertising to marketers. AOL operates in a similar way, according to … [Read more...] about Yahoo and AOL are reading your private emails for precious advertising data
Marc Saltzman Special to USA TODAY Published 2:35 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 The only thing worse than a driver distracted by a phone call is when their eyes aren’t on the road and both hands aren’t on the wheel. We see it almost every day now – someone beside you on the road is texting, emailing or instant messaging, all the while driving a 4,000-pound vehicle. While safety experts agree the best thing to do is to simply wait until you’re not behind the wheel, many are turning to technology to remain productive while commuting to and from the office. In fact, there are a few ways you can hear your messages in a human-like voice, and in many cases these tools allow you to reply using your voice. (Built-in infotainment systems are getting more advanced, but they sound far from human, nor will most let you verbally reply to a text message). I’ve tested many third-party options over the past two weeks, and so the following is a look at a few different … [Read more...] about How to hear (and reply) to messages hands-free in the car
Technology 24 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44239126 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Several tech firms have opted to block EU residents from using their services because of concerns they are not compliant with a shake-up to the 28-nation bloc's data privacy laws.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) … [Read more...] about Tech firms struggle with GDPR privacy rules