And there's more! Every Saturday we round up the security and privacy stories that we didn’t break or report on in depth but which we think you should know about nonetheless. Click on the headlines to read them, and stay safe out there.Google and Amazon use humans as well . But Apple's self-professed roll as a privacy protector has made the revelation that much more cutting. As with Google and Amazon, the company says it will let people opt out of the grading system in a future software update—or hopefully, make it opt-in.BleepingComputer calls it. It still has millions of users, though, who were left exposed when hackers found a backdoor apparently put in place by a disgruntled administrator. The intruders got away with info for over 4 million accounts, and 2.9 million IP address logs. The admin in question denies the allegations, and honestly it's just a lot of drama for not even being the real Club Penguin.the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, where two marketing firms operated hundreds of bogus accounts and Pages pushing various political stances. Facebook also axed hundreds of inauthentic pages originating from Saudi Arabia that promoted crown prince Mohammad bin Salman's agenda, while smearing Saudi neighbors as well as Al-Jazeera and Amnesty International.the New York Police Department's facial recognition database includes teenagers and children as young as 11. It's yet another example of facial recognition's rampant expansion with little oversight; several NYC city council members were unaware of the practice. Experts criticized the practice on a technological level as well, given that facial recognition algorithms are already unreliable at best, and even more so when applied to young faces that can change substantially over the course of a few years.
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That’s the message Apple tried to get across when it announced its new feature this month at WWDC.During the keynote address at Apple’s annual developer conference, the company flashed onto the screen the standard login buttons from Facebook and Google—the same buttons you can use to sign into apps or websites today.