Houseparty’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Analyzed

Houseparty’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Analyzed

Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, the Users with whom you video chat, access date and time spent on features of the Services and other statistics and Cookie information… [emphasis added].Why you should care: While you’re using Houseparty’s app, you’re being surveilled and analyzed.

Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting

Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting

During this pandemic, for example, governments might say they're worried about public health and could send an order to every fitness tracker to look at measures like pulse and heart rate, and then demand access to that kind of activity, he said.

Jennifer O'Connell: Covid-19 is normalising mass surveillance of citizens

Jennifer O'Connell: Covid-19 is normalising mass surveillance of citizens

Draconian new measures allowing the Minister for Health to detain people indefinitely or quarantine entire areas, passing through the Dáil on Thursday with virtually no resistance.

Coursicle  -  Loginless – A New Standard for User Identification

Coursicle - Loginless – A New Standard for User Identification

Option D (most convenient): if the user has ever provided us with their email or phone number, they can re-enter that PII and we'll send them a link they can use to associate their device with their UUID.

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Working and socialising from home has brought new risks to everyday life, as webcam meetings and chatroom cocktail hours contend with privacy invasions, phishing attacks and “zoombombings” – uninvited guests abusing the popular video service to broadcast shocking imagery to all.

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Sneek's user base has rapidly expanded in recent weeks as companies transition en masse to work-from home — signups have increased tenfold in in the past few weeks, cofounder Del Currie told Business Insider.

Site to Site (Commercial) VPN vs Remote Access (Personal) VPN

Site to Site (Commercial) VPN vs Remote Access (Personal) VPN

A site to site VPN is usually used to connect an outside device to a network and is often used for commercial purposes.Examples of personal VPNs include Private Internet Access (a personal VPN service provider) – and Streisand VPN, a personal VPN that you can set up between two of your own devices.

Poland’s COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions – will everyone eventually be tracked?

Poland’s COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions – will everyone eventually be tracked?

While it’s perfectly fine for such an app to exist – especially as an alternative to using law enforcement man hours to physically check on at-risk quarantined patients, it would be a huge privacy concern if Poland decided to make every citizen download the COVID-19 selfie app.

Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.

Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.

"Zoom should update their terms to ensure that data collected during meetings from any participant or host is explicitly excluded from any advertising or marketing use, and that they don't view and tag video footage to train AI for facial or object recognition," says Justin Brookman, director of privacy and technology policy at Consumer Reports.

'Take This Seriously': Digital Rights Group Urges Americans to Beat Back Attempts to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis to Erode Civil Liberties

'Take This Seriously': Digital Rights Group Urges Americans to Beat Back Attempts to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis to Erode Civil Liberties

As President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders called on Americans to flout the advice of public health experts and consider returning to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, digital rights group Fight for the Future launched a campaign on Tuesday urging supporters to help "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of the respiratory virus while warning that government agencies are liable to use widespread anxiety about the pandemic to undermine civil liberties and human rights.

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits.

These maps use phone data to track social distancing - The Washington…

These maps use phone data to track social distancing - The Washington…

The Washington Post reported last week that the U.S. government is in talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about using anonymous location data to combat the coronavirus, including tracking whether people are keeping at safe distances from one another.

Coronavirus: Italy approves use of drones to monitor social distancing

Coronavirus: Italy approves use of drones to monitor social distancing

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) confirmed their approval on Monday, after receiving requests for additional support from "many local police units".The authorisation for the use of drones will last until 3 April, when the travel restrictions in Italy will theoretically be lifted.

New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar

New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar

Both Speaker Pelosi’s ‘Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act’ and the ‘Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321),’ introduced by Chairwoman Maxine Waters of Financial Services Committee, introduced these concepts today as a way of delivering the economic stimulus payments to U.S. citizens.

Poland made an app that forces coronavirus patients to take regular selfies to prove they're indoors or face a police visit

Poland made an app that forces coronavirus patients to take regular selfies to prove they're indoors or face a police visit

Poland on Friday released an app which requires people in quarantine for COVID-19 to periodically send selfies of themselves on request to prove they're sticking to their quarantine."People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app," a spokesman for Poland's Digital Ministry told the AFP.

ReadyNAS Duo v2 Upgrade to Debian Buster

ReadyNAS Duo v2 Upgrade to Debian Buster

Put them both on an usb stick, plug it into the NAS' front port and restart it with the whole procedure.If you still get an output on the serial port you might be able to unbrick the NAS with re-flashing the uboot image.

Document --fingerprinting-client-rects-noise and change explanation · Eloston/ungoogled-chromium@7cb9c1c

Document --fingerprinting-client-rects-noise and change explanation · Eloston/[email protected]

`--enable-stacked-tab-strip` is also configurable in `chrome://flags` Please note that they are not well tested, so proceed with caution.* `--set-ipv6-probe-false` - (Not in `chrome://flags`) Forces the result of the browser's IPv6 probing (i.e. IPv6 connectivity test) to be unsuccessful.

Qubes Architecture Next Steps: The GUI Domain

Qubes Architecture Next Steps: The GUI Domain

There were two big issues in the previous Qubes architecture that needed to be handled for an effective approach to a GUI domain: how the GUI protocol relied on dom0-level privileges and how managing anything in the system required dom0-level access to the hypervisor.

Librem Mini

Librem Mini

Processor: Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake), Active (fan) Cooling, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, up to 4.6GHz. Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620.Networking: 1 RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet LAN), with optional WiFi Atheros ATH9k Module, 802.11n (2.4/5.0 GHz).Bluetooth: Ar3k Bluetooth 4.0 (optional).Ordering from outside US?Pre-Order .

Spying on the virus: Israel secret service to track patients

Spying on the virus: Israel secret service to track patients

The head of Israel’s shadowy Shin Bet internal security service said Tuesday that his agency received Cabinet approval overnight to start deploying the agency’s phone surveillance technology to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Israel, a move that sparked widespread criticism from lawmakers and civil rights groups.

All the Ways Facebook Tracks You—and How to Limit It

All the Ways Facebook Tracks You—and How to Limit It

The social network behemoth says it uses your data to show relevant ads and keep you safe; if someone signs into your account from a country you're not usually in, for instance, Facebook can flag the activity as suspicious.The best way to limit Facebook's tracking is to quit all three apps for good.

Federal government in talks with tech groups to use phone location data to track coronavirus: report

Federal government in talks with tech groups to use phone location data to track coronavirus: report

The federal government is in talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about ways to use smartphone location data to tackle the coronavirus, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

U.S. Government Exploring Ways to Use Smartphone Location Data to Track Coronavirus Spread

U.S. Government Exploring Ways to Use Smartphone Location Data to Track Coronavirus Spread

The United States government is in talks with Facebook, Google, and other tech companies about how location data from smartphones can be used to combat the coronavirus, reports The Washington Post.

Israel takes step toward monitoring phones of virus patients

Israel takes step toward monitoring phones of virus patients

Netanyahu’s Cabinet on Sunday authorized the Shin Bet security agency to use its phone-snooping tactics on coronavirus patients, an official confirmed, despite concerns from civil-liberties advocates that the practice would raise serious privacy issues.

US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act. A planned bipartisan measure in the U.S. Senate could stop all messaging services, such as the crypto community’s favorite Telegram and Facebook controlled Whatsapp, from offering end-to-end encryption for users.

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

"[Status update] data gives platforms [like Google and Amazon] a privileged position that no one manufacturer enjoys," said Brad Russell, the Research Director of smart home devices at research firm Parks Associates Inc. Tyler Lizenby/CNET While Amazon says it doesn't sell the data it gathers to third parties or uses it for targeted advertising, that data is still of tremendous value to the company.

It's time for Congress to sunset NSA's call data program

It's time for Congress to sunset NSA's call data program

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, of which I am a member, recently issued a comprehensive public report on the government's use of the now-defunct call detail records (CDR) program under the USA FREEDOM Act. The report includes never before released facts about the program and its compliance and data integrity challenges that ultimately led the National Security Agency (NSA), wisely, to suspend the program in early 2019.

Australian Federal Police calls for audit into its telco data requests

Australian Federal Police calls for audit into its telco data requests

The identified issues relate to record-keeping, authorisations, and reporting of requests under Section 180(2) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.The AFP said it undertook an examination of historic documents and records to estimate the extent of the compliance issues, and self-reported to the Commonwealth Ombudsman on 24 January 2020.In a statement, the AFP confirmed the requests were made by ACT Policing and related to the potential identification of a mobile device location during an investigation.

The age of data privacy: personalization's existential crisis?

The age of data privacy: personalization's existential crisis?

With all the potential for penalties, a question lingers: How much do the latest data privacy regulations limit customer journey data that powers personalized online experiences?This is another challenge for personalizing experiences online, as tools like cookies help companies optimize their marketing spend and deliver customers more relevant marketing messages.

Mozilla does not respect user requests to stop tracking telemetry data

Mozilla does not respect user requests to stop tracking telemetry data

As an explanation, Mozilla claims that “we need better insight into our opt-out rates for telemetry” to “ensure new features improve your user experience and to guide Mozilla’s business decisions.”.

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