The Scanner

Google scans your email. That’s just one of the invasions of privacy many of us have been complaining about in recent years. But sometimes the scanning of those emails turns up people who are sharing the worst kind of images, and then Google turns them over to the authorities.

+ You want to be anonymous on the web. But so do criminals who scour the depths of the dark web. “The FBI has been quietly experimenting with drive-by hacks as a solution to one of law enforcement’s knottiest Internet problems: how to identify and prosecute users of criminal websites hiding behind the powerful Tor anonymity system.” Wired explains how the FBI could end up in your computer.

+ MIT researchers can listen to your conversation by watching your potato chip bag. (If I’m in close proximity to a bag of chips, I’m usually chewing too much to saying anything.)

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