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Showing posts with label privacy. Show all posts

Public Trust In Tech Companies Reaches New Lows...

Fortune and Harris' new survey of consumer trust in the major tech companies showed that no company surveyed (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft) can claim that more than half of consumers entrust them with personal data. 

The online survey of more than 2,000 consumers in mid-October found that Amazon topped the list, with 49% of respondents saying they trusted the company with personal data (e.g., browsing history, location data, contacts, and photos). 

How The Big Ones Faired...

Google was approved by 41% of respondents, Microsoft was trusted by 40%, and Apple was approved by 39%. Facebook came in last place, with only 22% of Americans surveyed agreeing they trust them with their personal information, and Apple was fourth despite its efforts to position itself as the most privacy-friendly tech company. 

48% of those polled said that their perception of the company had become much more or somewhat negative over the past six months, while 17% said that their perception has been much more or somewhat positive. 

The public’s distrust of big technology comes at a time when Congress is considering a new, comprehensive federal privacy law. 

Stewart Reese
Silicon Valley Newsroom

Home Security Company 'ADT' Employee Arrested, After Spying On Over 200 Customer's Home Cameras...

ADT Employee Arrested

Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old, was working as a support technician for ADT, a provider of home security services.

Aviles's job involved installing home video surveillance cameras at customer premises and configuring the devices to work exclusively with the ADT Pulse application.

But prosecutors said that Aviles strayed from company policy, and started adding his personal email address to clients ADT Pulse accounts.

Prosecutors said Aviles accessed more than 200 customer's home CCTV systems on more than 9,600 occasions...

Aviles was charged in April 2020 and pleaded guilty yesterday.

He currently faces a sentence of as long as five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000, as indicated by court archives. . He was conditionally released earlier this week.

ADT notified its customers of the incident when they became aware. The New York Post revealed that the organization attempted to persuade clients to consent to a privacy arrangement in return for money, so word of Aviles' activities wouldn't hit the web.

Martin Tello
Silicon Valley News Team