The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed comments on two issues: first, how to verify consumer requests to companies for access to personal information, and for deletion of that information; and second, how to make the process of opting out of the sale of data easy, using the framework already in place for the Do Not Track (DNT) system.
There's more: Project Verify is better than the Facebook and Google SSOs because it's going to be checked against your mobile SIM card, phone number, user credentials, account tenure and phone account type (info only your wireless carrier has).
The former requires providing your mobile phone number which is immediately tied to your real-life identity — more on that soon. So it seems that having your accounts linked to your real-life identity via your mobile phone number is usually unavoidable even if it’s not the same number you normally use.
Nixon said countless companies have essentially built their customer authentication around the phone number, and that a great many sites still let users reset their passwords with nothing more than a one-time code texted to a phone number on the account.
Upon completion of its investigation into the business practices of Facebook, the Bundeskartellamt last week found that the social media giant’s practices in relation to data obtained its services means that the platform users may be victims of ‘exploitative’ abuse.
Mozilla has finally launched its free, end-to-end encrypted file-transfer service, called Mozilla has finally launched its free, end-to-end encrypted file-transfer service, called Firefox Send , to the public, allowing users to securely share large files like video, audio or photo files that can be too big to fit into an email attachment.
Police in Australia have arrested a man who allegedly made AU $300,000 (US $211,000) running a website which sold the account passwords of popular online subscription services including Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, PSN, and Origin.
FamilyTreeDNA’s Terms of Service and Privacy Statement have been updated to require law enforcement, as well as any authorized representative working on behalf of law enforcement, to register all genetic files through a separate process prior to uploading to the database.
Two-factor authentication (2FA), keeps hackers, phishing, attempts at bay because once it is enabled on your email account, anybody that tries to break into your email would need to have physical or remote access to the device you have the 2FA app installed (either Google Authenticator or Authy) in order to produce the Time-based One-Time Passcode (TOTP) directly within the app.
It's also able to do a deeper search for messages than other projects by using data request packages to delete messages from long-forgotten conversations. Discord does anonymise accounts on deletion but message history can usually be used to counteract that.
The platform offers the option to your family members to either delete or archive your account as a “memorial page.” (Family members will need to provide documentation to Facebook in order to make any changes to your account.) Now, Facebook is adding a new feature that will allow people to continue posting on your memorialized page in tribute.
2 'Legacy contacts' were notified of the new feature today Depending on the privacy settings of a memorialised account, Facebook friends can still write on the wall of its Timeline or comment on any posts the account holder made before they died.
Not only can curious people like me read these, displaying the full content of messages on your lock screen can lead to your instant messaging accounts being hijacked. Of course, this will only work if the CEO’s phone displays incoming messages on the lock screen.
Facebook gives users the option of allowing users to “look up” their profile using their phone number to “everyone” by default, or to “friends of friends” or just the user’s “friends.” But there’s no way to hide it completely.
Readers who want to transition from Gmail entirely can start by going through primary online accounts and updating them to use their new ProtonMail email address.
Why is it not enough to know how to erase Google search history to delete all traces of your activity? This information about searches and queries is saved in the ‘ My activity ’ section on the Google website, where you have the possibility to check your google history and manage them.
Since most people still recycle versions of their passwords, once one of them is released in a data leak, it could mean that all of your online accounts are compromised thanks to bad password hygiene .
The proposal relies entirely on the ICAO standard but fails to investigate its security and to take into account some key differences (although they are mentioned in the impact assessment): a citizen doesn’t carry their passport all the time, and are not obliged by law to do so, which is not true for ID cards in some Member States.
Mozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox Monitor by displaying breach alerts to users of the browser. The feature was passive at that time; users could check whether an account -- email address -- was found on hacked passwords lists, and they could sign up to receive alerts when a particular account was discovered on new leaked lists.
The company sent out an email to users today telling them that some of their personal information may have been breached. Luckily, the company said that the hackers didn’t make off with any sensitive information like credit card numbers or passwords.
Twitter claims accounts that have been deactivated and deleted are removed from the service along with all the rest of the account’s data after 30 days.
Lauren Taylor of Halifax, Nova Scotia was shocked to find her bank account almost empty after someone used the McDonald’s mobile app to buy $500 of fast food over 1200 kilometres away in Montreal, Quebec.
When asked how OkCupid plans to prevent account hacks in the future, the spokesperson said the company had “no further comment.” In fact, when we checked, OkCupid was just one of many major dating sites — like Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, Badoo, JDate, and eHarmony — that didn’t use two-factor authentication at all.
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Most of the responses can be divided into separate categories: Search Engines Mail Clients Browsers Browser Plugins Password Managers Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Messaging Cloud Storage 2 Factor login Android OS Other Here is a list of those that where mentioned most often as the preferred software/tool in each category.