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.

Why Using a Privacy Coin Preserves Our Rights as Global Citizens

Why Using a Privacy Coin Preserves Our Rights as Global Citizens

Now, even more treacherous than standard online environments is the land of crypto. And by using a privacy coin, you’re not transacting your way through crypto networks with a giant target on your back. However, there’s more to privacy than keeping your finances out of the wrong hands.

Why You Should Drop Google and Start Using Private Search Engines

Why You Should Drop Google and Start Using Private Search Engines

The average internet user might not have heard of Google alternatives like Naver or Baidu, let alone a new family of search engines specifically dedicated to privacy. In comes Qwant, an encrypted search engine that works like Google but keeps zero logs.

How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm

How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm

The tool has directed me to corners of Facebook that feel like mini-vacations from the usual onslaught of life updates and political news: pages devoted to intellectual-property rights, items for sale in small-town Maryland, and the apparently beloved 20th-century organist Virgil Fox. This approach to browsing can work on other social-media platforms, too.

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Dumb Truth About Google's Privacy Push

The Dumb Truth About Google's Privacy Push

“That’s all well and good, but if it’s something buried in the settings then only the most privacy-conscious people are ever going to use it,” Bennett Cyphers, an engineer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said of Google’s efforts to limit cookie tracking.

The CIA Sets Up Shop on Tor, the Anonymous Internet

The CIA Sets Up Shop on Tor, the Anonymous Internet

The anonymity service has been open source since its public release in 2002, and it transitioned to being overseen by a nonprofit, dubbed the Tor Project, in 2006.It can seem confusing at first that the US government would fund the creation of a tool that has since been used by criminals and foreign governments to conduct secret operations.

Privacy 2019 Part One: Where We Are Now

Privacy 2019 Part One: Where We Are Now

A vast majority of Google's Revenue is its ad business (around 80%)Now this is where you say, "But doesn't my data then provide me with a better service and as a result better products?

Chinese database is tracking cellphone usage, car location and even electricity usage of Xinjiang residents

Chinese database is tracking cellphone usage, car location and even electricity usage of Xinjiang residents

Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are building a comprehensive database that tracks the precise locations of its citizens, their mobile app usage, their religious habits and even their electricity and gasoline consumption as part of a technology-driven crackdown that has interred an estimated 1 million Muslim citizens, according to an analysis of Chinese government software by a U.S. rights group.

The Doorbell Company That’s Selling Fear

The Doorbell Company That’s Selling Fear

A report from Pew last month asked people about various topics in local news and asked both whether they thought they were important or interesting and, if so, why. Those surveyed overwhelmingly said crime news was important.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’

His opening statements build on the massive shift in Zuckerberg’s vision for the company that he first outlined early last month when he announced Facebook would transition away from the News Feed and public posts and toward a “privacy-focused communications platform” that unified its messaging products around concepts like ephemerality and encryption.

The Spycraft Revolution

The Spycraft Revolution

Intelligence agencies in the United States, Britain, and other Western countries now employ lawyers and public affairs specialists to monitor data protection and other laws. Intelligence agencies use the supposed need to protect sensitive sources and methods to justify their concealment of blunders or activities that deserve public scrutiny.

Why I Am Naming My First-Born Son John Smith

Why I Am Naming My First-Born Son John Smith

When we first heard the wonderful news, we started thinking so hard about names. But I know I’d be even more sad if my child went through life with my wife’s last name, which is so easily google-able.

The Internet Is Sick, And Blockchain May Be The Cure

The Internet Is Sick, And Blockchain May Be The Cure

The only reason state entities and tech giants can spy, shut off our Internet, and use our personal information seemingly at will is due to us being forced to trust them. Blockchain provides us with the cure the Internet needs.

How to use a FreedomBox running open source software to regain control of your online privacy

How to use a FreedomBox running open source software to regain control of your online privacy

Even more impressive is the fact that Moglen also had a solution back then: to move people to a world of distributed Internet services, with no one controller that had privileged access to our personal data.

Beyond 5G: Huawei's Links To Xinjiang And China's Surveillance State

Beyond 5G: Huawei's Links To Xinjiang And China's Surveillance State

"Under President Xi Jinping," the New York Times said this week, "the Chinese government has vastly expanded domestic surveillance, fueling a new generation of companies that make sophisticated technology at ever lower prices.

I’m Not an International Drug Dealer

I’m Not an International Drug Dealer

Ten years later, after the horrors of World War II, George Orwell published 1984, which described a dystopian future far less comforting than Huxley’s, and was positively terrifying in many ways. A cypherpunk is any activist advocating widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change.

This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI

This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI

They could be used to fool self-driving cars into reading a stop sign as a lamppost, for example, or they could trick medical AI vision systems that are designed to identify diseases.

Researchers design patch to make people ‘virtually invisible’ to AI detectors

Researchers design patch to make people ‘virtually invisible’ to AI detectors

Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven have demonstrated how a small, square, printed patch can be used as “cloaking device” to hide people from AI object detectors.

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED at the exhibition brought Acrylic Privacy Filter, Acrylic Anti Blue Filter, Privacy Filter , silk printing privacy filter,3D privacy covered master, Magic Patent Screen Protector etc. Acrylic Privacy Filter : Acrylic high-hard material, explosion-proof, dust-proof, easy to install, easy on / off, anti-peep,.

Researchers At U.S. Universities Are Reportedly Helping China To Track Its Citizens

Researchers At U.S. Universities Are Reportedly Helping China To Track Its Citizens

The report from the FT's Madhumita Murgia states that at least nine academic papers have been co-written by US academics alongside firms that either sell surveillance technology to the Chinese government, or alongside institutions with links to nation's military, such as China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).

EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

The European Parliament voted last week to interconnect a series of border-control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a gigantic, biometrics-tracking, searchable database of EU and non-EU citizens.

When you get online – get paranoid

When you get online – get paranoid

OPSEC is your online footprint – it reaches from the furthest corners of the internet to the devices that you use and takes into account the things that you do every day.

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

And so simultaneously the company mounted a huge effort, led by CTO Mike Schroepfer, to create artificial intelligence systems that can, at scale, identify the content that Facebook wants to zap from its platform, including spam, nudes, hate speech, ISIS propaganda, and videos of children being put in washing machines.

Using Disposable Services

Using Disposable Services

These services come in the form of disposable mailboxes and phone numbers. Don’t use these for anything personal as multiple people will be able to see it.

Amazon staff listen to customers' Alexa recordings, report says

Amazon staff listen to customers' Alexa recordings, report says

Amazon employees around the world regularly listen to recordings from the company’s smart speakers as part of the development process for new services, Bloomberg News reports.

Zuck’s back, calling for “new rules” for the Internet, which will entrench Facebook’s power, but do nothing for privacy

Zuck’s back, calling for “new rules” for the Internet, which will entrench Facebook’s power, but do nothing for privacy

More specifically, Zuckerberg is calling for new regulations in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. Although it is good to know who pays for what ads, and who sees them, the real problem lies at the point where Facebook helps advertisers to send micro-targeted political ads to people.

Impact of 5G on Location technology

Impact of 5G on Location technology

In the modern world, it means that 5G is stepping up, bringing entirely new techniques that improve and speed the location technology. The fifth generation of mobile connectivity brings everyone the chance to see the exact routes and up-to-date location information.

Are You Afraid of Google? BlackBerry Cofounder Jim Balsillie Says You Should Be

Are You Afraid of Google? BlackBerry Cofounder Jim Balsillie Says You Should Be

It’s likely to be a multiyear process, but Balsillie expects it will yield sweeping legislation similar to the EU’s recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation, which gives Europeans unprecedented control over how their personal information is collected and used, including the power to force companies to delete it.

BEST APP TO HELP YOU TRACK EMBEDDED IN YOUR PHONES?

BEST APP TO HELP YOU TRACK EMBEDDED IN YOUR PHONES?

For Android clients, the application Exodus Privacy can enable you to distinguish what trackers are on your telephone, and what publicizing systems they are giving data. For Android clients, the application Exodus Privacy can enable you to distinguish what trackers are on your telephone, and what publicizing systems they are giving data.

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