Like Siri? Mind her always listening? You’re not alone.

In fact, the pandemic has significantly added to the number of people using smart speakers and to the frequency of their use, according to the Smart Audio Report from National Public Media. Nearly half surveyed said Smart Device listening bothers them and 52% worry hackers could use the device data to get access to their home or personal information.

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IT’S THE LAW (07/26/2022)

July 26, 2022

The US, which has been trying to solve its cross-border data sharing dilemma resulting from laxer privacy regulations than other countries, has found a willing first partner in the UK. The US and UK have set October to begin their Data Access Agreement, which stems from the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act. The deal allows investigators in each country to directly ask service providers in the others’ jurisdiction to provide data they deem helpful in detecting and preventing serious crime, including in child sexual abuse cases.

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Amazon Backs Down on Charging Sellers Who Don’t Use Its Fulfillment Services

September 25, 2023

There’s probably no limit to Amazon’s greed – because capitalism – but there are constraints as governments regulate BigTech more aggressively and, just maybe, the free market works its wonders. Amazon cited “seller sentiment related to the fee” in its statement pulling back from its planned 2% fee on sellers who don’t use its Prime fulfillment services.  But looming antitrust cases likely had something to do with it.

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