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Apple Announces the first mainstream Augmented Reality Spatial Computer, the Vision Pro.

The way the world works with technology has dramatically changed again. 2023 is turning out to be a historical year in the technology industry. It is no secret that Apple has been working for a long time on it’s first computer based in Augmented Reality. This is also known as a “Spatial Computer.” The official …

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Microsoft Adds Mandatory System-Wide Artificial Intelligence Engine “Windows Copilot” to Windows 11, Promising “Helpfulness.” Exactly How Will Your Data be Analyzed?

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, Microsoft announced it is adding strong built-in artificial intelligence or AI integration throughout its Windows 11 operating system. Microsoft says AI will make Windows 11 easier and faster to use. But some experts worry that AI in Windows 11 could invade people’s privacy. It is unclear to what extent “Windows …

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Our risk isn’t in using technology. It’s using technologies that mine our data without our knowledge.

So, what’s the big deal about using Microsoft Windows? Doesn’t everyone use it? Well, some technologies, “big tech” in general (i.e., Facebook, Google, Microsoft) can gather a ton of our personal information, everything we type, say, monitor all of our online activity without us saying or realizing we implicitly or otherwise said “yes.” We’re talking …

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Finally, the proof is here: Microsoft is working with “data brokers.” How Windows Puts Your Data in Peril through partnerships with shadowy surveillance syndicates

For some time now, we have been concerned about what could become a truly egregious violation of your privacy: Microsoft not only accessing all your files, scanning, and analyzing your most sensitive data, but potentially merging this information through connections with third-party data brokers. The possibility that Microsoft might be merging your data with these …

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New Critical Security Vulnerability Discovered in Microsoft Windows 11: Attackers Can Escalate Privileges with CVE-2023-3456

Recently, new security vulnerabilities were again uncovered in Microsoft Windows Operating System, prompting caution for Windows users. There are so many security vulnerabilities and holes in the Windows O.S., that Microsoft designates one day each month to releasing new bug patches, called Microsoft “Patch Tuesday.” In the latest “Patch Tuesday updates”, Microsoft included fixes for …

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True Digital Freedom vs. the RESTRICT Act: The Case for a Digital Bill of Rights and Open Source Code instead of more Trojan Horse Legislation

The RESTRICT Act The proposed RESTRICT Act purports to counter China’s growing tech influence by apparently outright banning apps like TikTok and possibly other tech equipment and services, at the sole discretion of the federal government. While its stated goal is to curb foreign control of user data and safeguard national security, the legislation’s broad …

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How Google Accesses the data in your Phone (And How to Prevent It): The Firebase ‘Interception’ Risk

A number of years ago, in a transaction of which its implications were not immediately understood by users and developers of mobile apps, Google acquired Firebase, a platform that provides back-end services for mobile and web app developers. At the time of acquisition, Firebase was described as a ‘sockets’ service that simplified app development by …

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According to Leaked Microsoft Docs, Mandatory Front-Facing Cameras Could Soon Be Required for Windows 11 Laptops. Why?

Reports say Microsoft might soon make webcams required for Windows laptops. According to news outlets, leaked Microsoft documents propose needing a built-in camera to certify laptops for Windows 11 (and possibly the next Windows version, due out sooner than expected by many…Windows 12). If adopted, this would mean all laptops able to run Windows 11 …

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The Rise of “We the People” online: How to Keep Yourself Safe from Surveillance Capitalism

What is “Surveillance Capitalism?” Surveillance capitalism is the unethical practice of collecting vast amounts of personal data from individuals through various online platforms and devices without their knowledge or consent, for profit. The data collected can include browsing history, location data, purchase history, and even biometric data. Critics of this practice argue that it can …

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F-Droid: An alternative Mobile app store

F-Droid is an open-source app store that provides a wide range of free and open-source software (FOSS) for Android devices. It was established in 2010 as a community-driven project that prioritizes privacy, security, and open-source software. Since then, it has become a popular alternative to Google Play Store for those who value these principles. One …

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