Opinion | Think Alexa Is Too Creepy For Your Kitchen? Don’t Give It to Aunty Mary.

Opinion | Think Alexa Is Too Creepy For Your Kitchen? Don’t Give It to Aunty Mary.

That investigation, based on a dataset provided by sources alarmed by the unchecked power of the tracking industry, offered a look at more than 50 billion location pings from the phones of more than 12 million Americans across several major cities.

The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption

The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption

But the letter to Facebook goes much further: law enforcement and national security agencies in these three countries are asking for nothing less than access to every conversation that crosses every digital device.

UK Police admit sharing images for King’s Cross Estate’s facial recognition

UK Police admit sharing images for King’s Cross Estate’s facial recognition

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the original information provided by the Metropolitan Police was also “incorrect” and that “they have in fact shared images related to facial recognition with King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership”.

State-sponsored cyber spies targeting IoT - a warning from Microsoft

State-sponsored cyber spies targeting IoT - a warning from Microsoft

Back in April, Microsoft security researchers observed the infamous Russian-backed hacking group STRONTIUM (also known as Fancy Bear or APT28) compromising popular IoT devices (a VOIP phone, an office printer, and a video decoder) across multiple customer locations.

Facebook expands election integrity efforts ahead of EU vote

Facebook expands election integrity efforts ahead of EU vote

Nick Clegg, the new head of communications, told European officials those groups will collaborate with "lawmakers, election commissions, other tech companies, academics and civil society groups to continue the fight against fake news, prevent the spread of voter suppression efforts and further integrate the large number of teams working on these important issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp." In his speech, Clegg also touched on Facebook's efforts to remove networks of pages that propagate false information.

Facebook to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

The Facebook spokesperson added: "We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks." Shape Created with Sketch.

Eldridgea/erised: Adblocking DNS-Over-TLS Proxy

Eldridgea/erised: Adblocking DNS-Over-TLS Proxy

ERISED A project to only see what you want to see. This is a project with the goal of blocking unwanted ads, trackers, etc across an entire operating system (web and apps). Note: This currently deploys the Caddy container using a Caddy install using a Personal License.

Mozilla announces Firefox will block trackers by default

Mozilla announces Firefox will block trackers by default

Mozilla wants to protect users from websites using abusive trackers, improving both performance and privacy. Here you can enable the blocking of slow-loading trackers or cross-site tracking through third-party cookies by clicking “Add Blocking…” next to the respective option.