Introducing The New Librem Chat

Introducing The New Librem Chat

Let us tell you about the new Librem Chat: the no worries, free end-to-end encrypted chat, VoIP and video-calling service. Librem Chat is built with free software, created by security and privacy experts.

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

The statutory inquiry into Google’s adtech that’s being opened by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), cites section 110 of Ireland’s Data Protection Act 2018, which means that the watchdog suspects infringement — and will now investigate its suspicions.

Facial recognition is making its way to cruise ships

Facial recognition is making its way to cruise ships

Like some airlines, Royal Caribbean has started to roll out facial recognition and other technologies to streamline its boarding process. As people churn through the line faster with mobile boarding passes and facial recognition, the rest of the line benefits as well—that 90-minute wait will average more like 20 minutes for even those passengers boarding the old-fashioned way.

Comcast is working on an in-home device to track people's health

Comcast is working on an in-home device to track people's health

It will start to experiment with pilots, which are not limited to Comcast customers, by the end of 2019, with potential commercial release in 2020.Unlike most home speakers, the device won't be positioned as a communications or assistant tool, and won't be able to do things like search the web or turn lights on and off.

SHA-1 Has One Foot In the Grave

SHA-1 Has One Foot In the Grave

Last week, researchers Gaëtan Leurent and Thomas Peyrin released a paper detailing improvements to the original SHAttered project that theoretically allow chosen-plaintext attacks against SHA-1. A fully-functional version of this type of attack was demonstrated in 2009 with a dramatic improvement to chosen-prefix attacks for the MD5 hash algorithm.

The future of AT&T is an ad-tracking nightmare hellworld

The future of AT&T is an ad-tracking nightmare hellworld

I’ve bolded the scary part: “Say you and your neighbor are both DirecTV customers and you’re watching the same live program at the same time,” says Brian Lesser, who oversees the vast data-crunching operation that supports this kind of advertising at AT&T.

Empowering User Privacy and Decentralizing IoT with Mozilla WebThings

Empowering User Privacy and Decentralizing IoT with Mozilla WebThings

Before we look at the design of Mozilla WebThings, let’s talk briefly about how people think about their privacy when they use smart home devices and why we think it’s essential that we empower people to take charge. From our user research, we’ve learned that people are concerned about the privacy of their smart home data.

Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution For the Web

Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution For the Web

In the illustration above, an existing request to the existing tracking pixel is redirected by search.example on its own server infrastructure to a well-known location in order to signal to the browser that this is in fact a conversion happening.

Facial Recognition Faces More Proposed Bans Across U.S.

Facial Recognition Faces More Proposed Bans Across U.S.

THE INSTITUTESeveral companies, including Amazon and Clarifai, are working to create reliable facial recognition technology for use by government agencies and law enforcement to catch criminals and find missing children. This month, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by its police force and city agencies.

Right to erasure: How to make a right to erasure request

Right to erasure: How to make a right to erasure request

It’s your right to ask an organisation to delete the personal data they hold on you. Organisations generally have one calendar month to respond to your right to be forgotten request.

An Australian worker won a landmark privacy case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner

An Australian worker won a landmark privacy case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner

According to case documents, Lee asserted that he had ownership over the biometric data contained within his fingerprint, and that Superior Wood could not require that information from him under the country's Privacy Act. Lee filed a suit with Australia's Fair Work Commission in March 2018, claiming he was unfairly dismissed from the company.

Some US Cities Are Moving Into Real-Time Facial Surveillance

Some US Cities Are Moving Into Real-Time Facial Surveillance

In a letter to the Georgetown researchers provided by the department to WIRED, police chief James Craig said officers were not using the technology’s real-time capabilities, limiting the use of facial recognition thus far to still images of suspects.

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

To deliver data of the required detail, TfL says detailed digital mapping of all London Underground stations was undertaken to identify where wi-fi routers are located so it can understand how commuters move across the network and through stations.

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

Since launching a little more than a year ago, the apps and browser extensions have been installed more than 10 million times.

Tails 3.14: OS performance hit unlikely in defence against ZombieLoad vulnerability

Tails 3.14: OS performance hit unlikely in defence against ZombieLoad vulnerability

However, a representative of Tails told The Daily Swig that most users in the vast majority of scenarios will not incur a performance hit from disabling hyper-threading.

Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years

Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years

However, Google also says that the plain text passwords were stored not on the open Internet but on its own secure encrypted servers and that the company found no evidence of anyone's password being improperly accessed.

Facial recognition: Amazon is honing the technology with the help of police and government.

Facial recognition: Amazon is honing the technology with the help of police and government.

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Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Simply put: there is no mass-delete option and one has to go one by one to delete each product history which means the process requires manually deleting hundreds or thousands of emails depending on how much you shop online and whether you had purchase receipts sent to your Gmail account.

Privacy is a rare moon bear (E1386)

Privacy is a rare moon bear (E1386)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the ‘rare moon bear’ saved from extinction by the decades-old conflict and tensions between the two Koreas.

The Most Expensive Lesson Of My Life: Details of SIM port hack

The Most Expensive Lesson Of My Life: Details of SIM port hack

The attacker ports your SIM card to a phone that they control. Once the attacker controls your primary email account, they begin to move laterally across any lucrative online services that you manage via that email address (bank accounts, social media accounts, etc.).

First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

Today, the Tor Project released on the Google Play Store the first stable version of the Tor Browser for Android. "We made it a priority to reach the rising number of users who only browse the web with a mobile device," said Isabela Bagueros, Executive Director of the Tor Project.

Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

[Text On Screen: Canada's Digital Charter — Trust in a digital world]. The Honourable Navdeep Bains : And we must find a way to protect that data, while still being open to the economic opportunities of a data-driven world.

Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

I wanted to test how quickly Facebook’s algorithm could sniff out a fake profile, so I opened one under an assumed Arabic name, set my location in the Middle East and started indiscriminately sharing secular political posts.

Millions of Golfers Land in Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig

Millions of Golfers Land in Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig

Unfortunately, Game Golf landed its users in a sand trap of privacy concerns by not securing the database: Security Discovery senior security researcher Jeremiah Fowler said that the bucket included all of the aforementioned analyzer information, plus profile data like usernames and hashed passwords, emails, gender, and Facebook IDs and authorization tokens.

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Ordinary browsers' private or incognito modes erase records of what websites you visited from your phone or laptop. There's no version of the Tor browser for iOS "due to restrictions by Apple ," Tor said in its announcement. Apple and the Tor Project didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reddit Commenter's Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Reddit Commenter's Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Accordingly, Watch Tower’s subpoena could not pass the well-established “Doe” test, which allows a party to use the courts to pierce anonymity only where they can show that their claims are valid and also that the balance of harms favors disclosure.

‘Look at camera for entry’: Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

‘Look at camera for entry’: Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

KIRO 7 has learned the Jacksons Food Stores location at South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma is using facial recognition technology that’s designed to help prevent thefts and robberies by controlling who’s allowed into the store.

Tails - Tails 3.14 is out

Tails - Tails 3.14 is out

To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method. If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.14: For USB sticks (USB image) For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image) What's coming up?

Google Responds To Reports That It Logs Retail Purchase Receipts Sent To Gmail

Google Responds To Reports That It Logs Retail Purchase Receipts Sent To Gmail

“We don’t use any information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads, and that includes the email receipts and confirmations shown on the Purchase page,” the Google spokesperson wrote.

Office worker launches UK's first police facial recognition legal action

Office worker launches UK's first police facial recognition legal action

The court heard that thousands of people have had their biometric data taken in the past two years by AFR technology used by South Wales police.

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