The state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act prevents Sony from selling it there.
The $2,900 pup is a companion robot, one Sony claims ”learns its environment and develops relationships with people.” Aibo even enlists a camera in its nose to scan faces and determine who’s who so it can react to them differently.
Och plötsligt har man ett verktyg som – om man så önskar – kan användas för i stort sett vilka syften som helst. Det vore t.ex. en möjlig bas för att upprätta något som liknar Kinas kontroversiella system för »social scoring«. Allt som krävs är ett klubbslag, när den dagen kommer.
“[W]hen you search, you expect unbiased results, but that’s not what you get on Google,” Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine, writes on Quora. “On Google, you get results tailored to what they think you’re likely to click on, based on the data profile they’ve built on you over time.”
On the surface, that may seem innocuous. But if our options are algorithmically curated, that removes our choice and diminishes our exposure to challenging viewpoints.
På kort tid har det svenska elsparkcykelföretaget Voi lockat hundratusentals kunder. Men nu avslöjas en Voi-läcka. Personuppgifter om hundratusentals av Vois kunder har legat öppet på nätet, enligt det tyska mediebolaget Bayerischer Rundfunk. Bland de drabbade finns flera svenskar.
At least 75 companies receive people’s precise location data from hundreds of apps whose users enable location services for benefits such as weather alerts, The New York Times found. The companies use, store or sell the information to help advertisers, investment firms and others.
“The big tech companies are taking advantage of you by selling your data. We won’t.” In effect, it’s an anti-sales sales pitch. DuckDuckGo is perhaps the most prominent in a number of small but rapidly growing firms attempting to make it big — or at least sustainable — by putting their customers’ privacy and security first.
In 2011 security researcher Steven Myer demonstrated that an eight-character (53-bit) password could be brute forced in 44 days, or in 14 seconds if you use a GPU and rainbow tables – pre-computed tables for reversing hash functions.
When security researcher Troy Hunt examined the minimum password lengths at various websites last year, he found that while Google, Microsoft and Yahoo set the bar at eight, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter only required six.
Tinker said the eight character password was used as a benchmark because it’s what many organizations recommend as the minimum password length and many corporate IT policies reflect that guidance.
”Because we’ve pushed the idea of using complexity (upper case letters, lower case, numbers, and symbols), it’s hard for users to remember individual passwords,” Tinker said. ”This does, among other things, cause users to pick the minimum length allowed, so that they can remember their complex password. As such, a large percentage of users choose the minimum requirements of eight characters.”
So how long is long enough to sleep soundly until the next technical advance changes everything? Tinker recommends a random five-word passphrase, something along the lines of the four-word example popularized by online comic XKCD, ”correcthorsebatterystaple.”