Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

From Motherboard (emphasis mine):

Several departments inside social media giant Snap have dedicated tools for accessing user data, and multiple employees have abused their privileged access to spy on Snapchat users, Motherboard has learned.

I am SHOCKED 🙄

Oh wait, no, I’m not. Can we just burn the entire tech industry to the ground now?

Instagram website leaked phone numbers and emails for months, researcher says

From CNET:

Instagram’s website leaked user contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, over a period of at least four months, a researcher says.

🤦‍♂️

It seems like there’s a similar article every week and every time I consider going back, I’m reminded of why I left.


The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

From Brett Terpstra:

If you don’t already have the scoop, it’s the search engine that can serve as a complete replacement for Google (and Bing and whatever else you like), except it respects your privacy and security. And while Google does some cool tricks, DuckDuckGo does some even better ones.

I’ve tried switching to DuckDuckGo a couple of times and always ended up going back to Google. Maybe I’ll try it again and these tips — particularly the “bang” searches — will help me stick with it.

Facebook Users Morbidly Curious What Site Going To Do With Their Personal Data To Recoup $5 Billion Fine

From The Onion:

Wondering how the social media giant will unethically exploit their personal data next, Facebook users conceded Friday they are morbidly curious to see what the company does to them in order to recoup its losses following a $5 billion Federal Trade Commission fine.

I know this is from the Onion, but this sort of shit really is exactly why I left.