Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

The first complaint came on Saturday from Johns Hopkins University professor and cryptography expert Matthew Green, who objected to a change in the newest Chrome version showing when you're logged into a Google website instead of the previous behavior, showing when you're logged into Chrome's service to sync passwords, browser history and other settings.

A Seemingly Small Change to Chrome Stirs Big Controversy

A Seemingly Small Change to Chrome Stirs Big Controversy

For privacy-conscious users who don't want to be signed into Chrome in any way and risk another policy change that exposes more of their data, the best option for continuing to use Chrome seems to be using a secondary browser for your Gmail and other Google services.

If we don't act now, Article 13 could break the internet by mistake

If we don't act now, Article 13 could break the internet by mistake

Articles 11 and 13 – a so-called “link tax” for news content, and a rule making internet platforms liable for copyright infringements by their users – were never meant to be carefully considered fixes to issues in copyright law.

Wendy’s faces class action over collecting staff fingerprints

Wendy’s faces class action over collecting staff fingerprints

The US fast-food chain Wendy’s is facing a proposed class action lawsuit in Illinois over its use of biometric clocks that scan employees’ fingerprints to track them at work, according to a complaint obtained by ZDNet.

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

“We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and improved our robust privacy program,” Google chief privacy officer Keith Enright will say in written testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.

Privacy groups upset at not being invited to Thune hearing on data privacy

Privacy groups upset at not being invited to Thune hearing on data privacy

Faced with tougher regulations from the European Union and the state of California to protect consumer data, Google, Amazon and other industry groups now want the federal government to pass some regulations, Chester said.

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Angela Rayner became the latest in a long line of politicians to suggest that anonymous social media accounts should be banned in an attempt on Sunday to crack down on abusive and threatening behaviour online.

UBlock Origin can block JavaScript by default now

UBlock Origin can block JavaScript by default now

The new option of uBlock Origin 1.17.0 gives users even better control when it comes to blocking content from running automatically on sites that they visit in any of the supported browsers. Open the uBlock Origin settings.

How to stop Chrome running in the background

How to stop Chrome running in the background

Disable Google Chrome from Running in Background Open Google Chrome Browser . . Click on Advanced (as shown in the image below). Under System option, turn off this option “ Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed “.

Why You Might Not Want Your Watch Calling 911

Why You Might Not Want Your Watch Calling 911

But no matter what age you are, you should be aware of the legal ramifications: You’re allowing police into your home without a warrant, and you may not actually want that.

China’s Dystopian Technocracy: ‘Leave No Dark Corner’

China’s Dystopian Technocracy: ‘Leave No Dark Corner’

These technologies are already ramping up in the U.S. and are certain to take over unless people stand up now and say ‘NO’! The entire nation is one big social engineering project where everything is lathered with technology to keep everything and everyone within the Technocrats’ model.

New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls

New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls

The system, created by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, uses a single Wi-Fi router outside of the room to measure attenuation and signal drops. The system uses a mathematical model to “see” people in the room based on signal strength and attenuation.

Scroll Explainer: What is the Aadhaar case and what is at stake for Indians?

Scroll Explainer: What is the Aadhaar case and what is at stake for Indians?

Beginning in 2009, the Indian government began enrolling residents onto a platform known as Aadhaar, which provided each enrollee with a 12-digit unique identification number linked to both their demographic and biometric details, including fingerprints and iris scans.

Press release: UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International

Press release: UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International

https://privacyinternational.org/sites/default/files/2018-03/A1.%20Claimant%27s%20re-amended%20statement%20of%20grounds.pdf The challenge to the acquisition, use, retention, disclosure, storage and deletion of ‘Bulk Personal Datasets’ (BPDs) and Bulk Communications Data (BCDs) by the UK Intelligence Agencies was commenced by Privacy International on 8 June 2015.

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

It can be hard to keep track of when your information has been stolen, so we’re going to help by launching Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach.

UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

On September 13, after a five-year legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights said that the UK government’s surveillance regime—which includes the country’s mass surveillance programs, methods, laws, and judges—violated the human rights to privacy and to freedom of expression.

Apple Watch’s new auto-911 calls after falls may tumble into legal trouble

Apple Watch’s new auto-911 calls after falls may tumble into legal trouble

In other words, if police are alerted by an Apple Watch of a possible injury, they do not need a warrant to enter a home under the "community caretaking" exception to the Fourth Amendment.

Australian Government Ignores Experts in Advancing Its Anti-Encryption Bill

Australian Government Ignores Experts in Advancing Its Anti-Encryption Bill

With Gmail’s new design rolled out to more and more users, many have had a chance to try out its new “ Confidential Mode. At best, the new mode might create expectations that it fails...

Linux developers threaten to pull "kill switch"

Linux developers threaten to pull "kill switch"

Subject Re: A Plea to Unfuck our Codes of Conduct Regarding those who are ejected from the Linux Kernel Community after this CoC: Contributors can, at any time, rescind the license grant regarding their property via written notice to those whom they are rescinding the grant from (regarding their property (code)) .

Why your online privacy matters

What Is Privacy? Privacy is closing your bedroom curtains when getting ready for bed. Privacy is visiting with your doctor behind closed doors. Mostly because people don’t really understand what digital privacy entails.

Giving TSA facial-recognition software isn’t worth a faster security line

Giving TSA facial-recognition software isn’t worth a faster security line

Facial-recognition technology poses a unique surveillance threat and is being deployed without adequate privacy protections. In the wake of a terrorist attack or other violent incident, we should expect CBP to collect and share more data, including facial images, with other law enforcement agencies.

Did You Know Google Sells Your Email?

Did You Know Google Sells Your Email?

While the company stopped its controversial practice of scanning the email of its 1.4 billion users in order to serve ads, it admitted in a letter to United States senators that developers of third party extensions that manage tasks like trip planning and auto-replies have access to the content of user emails.

Crypto-Funded Web Browser Brave Sees Phenomenal Growth as Google Shreds Privacy Policy

Crypto-Funded Web Browser Brave Sees Phenomenal Growth as Google Shreds Privacy Policy

Brave, the web browser created by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich and funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), is rapidly carving out a significant market share as entrenched giants like Google Chrome shred their privacy policies.

California passes nation’s first IoT security bill – too little too late?

California passes nation’s first IoT security bill – too little too late?

The California bill doesn’t define exactly what a ‘reasonable security feature’ would be but it mandates that connected devices come with unique passwords that users can change, which isn’t the case for many IoT products.

Security experts say Chrome 69’s ‘forced login’ feature violates user privacy

Security experts say Chrome 69’s ‘forced login’ feature violates user privacy

A new feature in the latest version of Google Chrome that logs users into the browser when they sign in to a Google site has come under fire.

Encrypting SNI: Fixing One of the Core Internet Bugs

Encrypting SNI: Fixing One of the Core Internet Bugs

1 (888) 99-FLARE UK callers UK callers Singapore callers Find a Local Number Cloudflare provides performance and security for any website. More than 8 million websites use Cloudflare. Cloudflare works at the DNS level. To learn more, please visit our website

Privacy under attack, but does anybody care?

Carnegie Mellon privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti has run a series of tests that reveal people will surrender personal information like Social Security numbers just to get their hands on a measly 50-cents-off coupon.

Bark, The App That Sees All Your Kids' Sexts, Has Scanned Over 2 Million Phones

Bark, The App That Sees All Your Kids' Sexts, Has Scanned Over 2 Million Phones

(It’s designed to monitor children under the age of 18, but it’s also possible for people to use the app to snoop on their spouses, despite safeguards designed to prevent that kind of use, Bark acknowledged.) Nearly 40 percent of parents in the U.S. have used parental control tools for online activities, and 16 percent have used apps to track their teen’s location, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey.

ESNI: A Privacy-Protecting Upgrade to HTTPS

ESNI: A Privacy-Protecting Upgrade to HTTPS

Today, the content-delivery network Cloudflare is announcing an experimental deployment of a new web privacy technology called ESNI. Hosting providers and CDNs (like Cloudflare) still know which sites users access when ESNI is in use, because they have to serve the corresponding content to the users.

Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it's terrible for privacy

Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it's terrible for privacy

But on Sunday, a security expert wrote that Google had quietly changed the requirements so when users login into a Google service, such as Gmail, Chrome will automatically sign the browser into their account without consent.

More