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Google Just Disabled Cookies for 30 Million Chrome Users. Here’s How to Tell If You’re One of Them.

Today marks the first of many upcoming moments of silence in Google’s years-long plan to kill cookies. As of this morning, the Chrome web browser disabled cookies for 1% of its users, about 30 million people. By the end of the year, cookies will be gone in Chrome forever—sort of.Read more…

Burger King Giving Discounts If Facial Recognition Thinks You’re Hungover

The Brazilian wing of Burger King announced a surveillance technology marketing stunt this week called the “Hangover Whopper,” celebrating the booze-filled days between Christmas and New Year’s with facial recognition. All you have to do is hold your bleary-eyed visage up to a camera, and the company says its…Read more…

Ever wondered what your gaming PC is telling the world about you? Here’s why your privacy matters and what you can do to protect it

We PC gamers tend to forget how much of our data is being harvested. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy steps to take to increase privacy while gaming.

FTC looks to expand online privacy protections for kids

Welcome to The Hill’s Technology newsletter {beacon} Technology Technology The Big Story FTC looks to expand online privacy protections for kids The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week proposed changes to current online protections for children that would further restrict the ability of websites to use and disclose their personal information. © AP Photo/Alex…

Rite Aid can’t use facial recognition technology for the next five years

Rite Aid conducted a facial recognition tech pilot program across around 200 stores between 2013 and 2020. Deposit PhotosFTC called the use of the surveillance technology ‘reckless.’ The post Rite Aid can’t use facial recognition technology for the next five years appeared first on Popular Science.