New Privacy Bill Could Send Mark Zuckerberg to Jail

New Privacy Bill Could Send Mark Zuckerberg to Jail

Book ‘Em. On Thursday, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden unveiled the official version of a privacy bill designed to protect Americans’ data and punish anyone who deceptively exploits it — even the CEOs of massive tech corporations.

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Now China is eager to export its model to countries across its Belt and Road Initiative -- a strategy clearly in evidence at the sixth annual World Internet Conference, which kicked off here Sunday.

Renata Ávila: “The Internet of creation disappeared. Now we have the Internet of surveillance and control”

Renata Ávila: “The Internet of creation disappeared. Now we have the Internet of surveillance and control”

“The people deciding for what purpose those without access to the Internet are going to connect to it are the technology companies that dominate the future of industry.

An Interview With Zlatan Todoric, Open-Source Developer & Former Purism CTO

An Interview With Zlatan Todoric, Open-Source Developer & Former Purism CTO

Entire paychecks were cut during campaign for several people (including me, though later repaid us and kept promises on bonuses) and the campaign was going bad (as most of us predict) but then [Klumpp] and I talked about getting KDE community involved as they had Plasma Mobile which was pragmatic way to look at as phone OS base and Todd agreed that we contact them and make deal with them.

Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage

Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage

What you read on Facebook is determined entirely by Facebook’s algorithm, which elides much — censors much, if you wrongly think the News Feed is free speech — and amplifies little.

Privacy and Edward Snowden’s “Permanent Record” book

Privacy and Edward Snowden’s “Permanent Record” book

One thing I found when reading the book was that the NSA technically follows the law, just interprets it in such a way as to make it meaningless.

Colleges and universities are tracking potential applicants when they visit their websites, including how much time they spend on financial aid pages

Colleges and universities are tracking potential applicants when they visit their websites, including how much time they spend on financial aid pages

At least 44 US colleges and universities have hired private consulting firms to help them track applicants who visit their websites, Douglas MacMillan and Nick Anderson at The Washington Post recently reported.

Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information.

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

“It’s basically the same, we would just present the metrics to the managers after the shift.” Presto says it's testing the technology at multiple restaurants across the country, but declined to name any other than Outback.

India Reportedly Building World’s Largest Facial Recognition System

India Reportedly Building World’s Largest Facial Recognition System

According to CNN, the project will create a single, centralized database that law-enforcement agencies from across the country’s 29 states and seven union territories would have access to.

Inside Mozilla’s 18-month effort to market without Facebook

Inside Mozilla’s 18-month effort to market without Facebook

The decision to focus on data privacy in marketing the Mozilla brand came from research conducted by the company four years ago into the rise of consumers who make values-based decisions on not only what they purchase but where they spend their time.

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's top priority is setting up FTC-mandated privacy program

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's top priority is setting up FTC-mandated privacy program

Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday that Facebook's top priority is to put in place a new privacy program that was mandated after the company's $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in July.

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and their potential breaches of antitrust law, by the “first part” of next year, the chair of its antitrust panel said on Friday.

Legislator calls for strict regulation of Chinese media

Legislator calls for strict regulation of Chinese media

Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) yesterday urged Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) to ensure that the Ministry of Culture introduces rules to regulate Chinese media outlets interviewing Taiwanese, and that relevant agencies enforce rules to safeguard personal information accessed by apps developed by foreign companies.

How to remove location data from photos you share

How to remove location data from photos you share

Unlike on the Mac, where there’s a setting to remove location data from any photos you share, on iOS you must do it manually.The simplest way to avoid sending your location data in an iMessage is to use the Messages app to take the photo.

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Protesters in Hong Kong aren’t just faced with opposition from the Chinese government, they’re also faced with opposition from international corporations that acquiesce to China’s demands and party line to avoid damaging their access to the lucrative Chinese market.

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

In an interview with HuffPost, Zuboff talks about how this new world is not just a threat to our privacy, but — as it starts to shape our actions — to our democracy itself: So, what is surveillance capitalism?

More than half a million metadata disclosures handed to enforcement agencies: ACMA

More than half a million metadata disclosures handed to enforcement agencies: ACMA

Over 508,000 disclosures of metadata to law enforcement agencies for criminal law purposes under the controversial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) occurred during the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase from last year's 482,800, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 2018-19 annual report [PDF] has revealed.

Massachusetts: Tell Your Lawmakers to Press Pause on Government Face Surveillance

Massachusetts: Tell Your Lawmakers to Press Pause on Government Face Surveillance

Massachusetts residents: tell your legislature to press pause on government use of face surveillance throughout the Commonwealth.The city council of Somerville, Massachusetts voted unanimously in July to ban government face surveillance altogether, becoming the first community on the East coast to do so.

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry

Second, the Foursquare chief said any new law should provide greater transparency around what app makers do with location data, and give consumers the ability to opt-out.

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

While the communications themselves are secure, and while the stateless nature of the DNSCrypt protocol helps against fingerprinting individual devices, DNS server operators can still observe client IP addresses.

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

With the United States claiming that Chinese state authorities can get backdoor access to Huawei data, the aggressive rollout is raising concerns about the privacy of millions of people in countries with little power to stand up to China.“The system can be used to trail political opponents, monitor regime critics at any moment, which is completely against the law,” said Serbia’s former commissioner for personal data protection, Rodoljub Sabic.

Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

The issue was spotted by a British woman whose husband was able to unlock her phone with his thumbprint when it was stored in a cheap case.Previous reports suggested some screen protectors were incompatible with Samsung's reader because they left a small air gap that interfered with the scanning.

The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

When the idea of a smart wall began gaining traction in 2017, three higher-ups from Palantir — the secretive data tech giant that has long been behind some of the government’s largest surveillance projects — left to co-found Anduril, a company dedicated to creating cutting-edge tech for border security.

Victory! Berkeley City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Face Recognition

Victory! Berkeley City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Face Recognition

Berkeley has become the third city in California and the fourth city in the United States to ban the use of face recognition technology by the government.

BSI - Sichere Web-Browser

BSI - Sichere Web-Browser

Mindeststandard des BSI nach § 8 Abs. 1 Satz 1 BSIG für den sicheren Einsatz von Web-Browsern in der Bundesverwaltung (PDF, 669KB, Datei ist barrierefrei⁄barrierearm).

Google’s auto-delete tools are practically worthless for privacy

Google’s auto-delete tools are practically worthless for privacy

Still, it’s unusual for advertisers to target users based on their activity from months earlier, Dweck says.Still, he acknowledges that a daily auto-delete window would significantly affect advertisers’ ability to target Google users based on a profile of their search activity.

UK drops plans for online pornography age verification system

UK drops plans for online pornography age verification system

Plans to introduce a nationwide age verification system for online pornography have been abandoned by the government after years of technical troubles and concerns from privacy campaigners.

UK's controversial 'porn blocker' plan dropped

UK's controversial 'porn blocker' plan dropped

In a written statement issued on Wednesday, Ms Morgan said the government would not be "commencing Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 concerning age verification for online pornography".Instead, she said, porn providers would be expected to meet a new "duty of care" to improve online safety.

How to unblock WhatsApp

How to unblock WhatsApp

Download Private Internet Access from the Google Play Store, the Apple iTune App Store, or the APK file (for advanced users) if you haven’t already.Restart your phone to access a less restrictive App Store How to unblock WhatsApp download from the Google Play Store?

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