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Sen. Al Franken raises concerns over Oculus Rift privacy policy

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota issued an open letter to Oculus yesterday, questioning the company on how and why it collects data from users of its Rift headset.This refers to the privacy policy included on the Oculus website, which details the various types of data collected by Rift users and the channels that have access to this information — such as third party sources. read more

Club Update: Change to Sign-Out Link

Some of you may have noticed the recent changes to the top of Club Pogo.You might have also noticed that the “sign out” has moved. read more

Minnesota senator raises privacy concerns about Oculus users

As the Rift can record the users' views, movement, and actions, it would very easy to gather data from users -- even without their knowledge.In Franken's letter to the state, he said: Senator Al Franken is a consumer advocate. read more

Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

This isn’t meant to give the government carte blanche to spy on its citizens, and the law spells out the scenarios under which Section 2705(b) applies.In the words of Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer: Over the past 18 months, the U. read more

How Short URLs Could Reveal Your Home Address and Get You Hacked

But short URLs that are too short could expose the content behind the link to anyone, even people you didn’t share them with.In other words, short URLs with five, six, or seven-character tokens that users might think as private, are not that private. read more

The CIA is very interested in your tweets and Instagram photos

The investments appear to reflect the CIA’s increasing focus on monitoring social media.Last September, David Cohen, the CIA’s second-highest ranking official, spoke at length at Cornell University about a litany of challenges stemming from the new media landscape. read more

iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam

Watch out, iPhone users.A text-message phishing scam, disguised as a note sent by Apple Support, aims to lure unsuspecting iPhone owners to share their usernames and passwords. read more

This Technicality Could Spoil the FBI’s Dark Web Hacking Operations

Last year, the FBI and its international police partners hacked at least 4,000 suspected child pornographers in an unprecedented sting on a dark web child pornography website called Playpen.If you don’t know where computer is, according to Rule 41, then you can’t legally hack it. read more