Google promises it won’t just keep tracking you after replacing cookies

Google promises it won’t just keep tracking you after replacing cookies

Google is slowly phasing out third-party tracking cookies, and today, it’s making it clear that it won’t just replace them with something equally invasive despite the impact the change will have on Google’s lucrative advertising business.

Trump Campaign Draws Rebuke for Surveilling Philadelphia Voters

Trump Campaign Draws Rebuke for Surveilling Philadelphia Voters

Earlier this month, a Trump campaign official told The Times that the campaign would be videotaping drop boxes but was only interested in people who were dumping large numbers of ballots — not in those bringing an extra ballot or two.

A New Attack Vector Discovered in Comcast's Remote

A New Attack Vector Discovered in Comcast's Remote

By extensively reverse-engineering both the remote’s firmware and the corresponding software it communicates with on the set-top box, we were able to find a vulnerability in the way the remote handled incoming RF packets.

Comcast TV Remote Hack Opens Homes to Snooping

Comcast TV Remote Hack Opens Homes to Snooping

“Few people think of their television remote controls as ‘connected devices,’ fewer still would guess that they can be vulnerable to attackers, and almost no one would imagine that they can jeopardize their privacy,” said researchers with Guardicore, in a Wednesday post.

Airbnb Error Gives Hosts Access to Random Hosts Inboxes

Airbnb Error Gives Hosts Access to Random Hosts Inboxes

The massive data blunder, which was reported by a number of different Airbnb hosts, results in them being served messages and correspondence that included sensitive personal information about hosts and users, including addresses, names, and the codes to get into rental homes.

Apple, Google, Dropbox Face Italy Antitrust Probes Over Cloud Computing Services

Apple, Google, Dropbox Face Italy Antitrust Probes Over Cloud Computing Services

The Italian competition body said it is looking into allegations that the companies failed to show how their services collect and use consumer data for commercial purposes.

Tired of Gmail? Try a Privacy-First Email Provider

Tired of Gmail? Try a Privacy-First Email Provider

While Gmail doesn’t scan the content of your emails to collect information for its advertising machines, data from your Google account is used to serve ads in your Gmail inbox.

Why I Chose Dropbox Despite All the Privacy Scandals

Why I Chose Dropbox Despite All the Privacy Scandals

Wanting to move away from Google both because of privacy issues, and horrible apps, I was looking for suitable cloud storage provider alternatives.If you search the web for privacy-friendly cloud storage services, Dropbox won’t make the list.

The Feds Are Now Using 'Stingrays' in Planes to Spy on Our Phone Calls

The Feds Are Now Using 'Stingrays' in Planes to Spy on Our Phone Calls

That's according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal indicating that the government has been using Cessna planes outfitted with special phone surveillance equipment to track suspects.

Formal GDPR complaint against Google’s internal data free-for-all

Formal GDPR complaint against Google’s internal data free-for-all

But Brave’s new evidence reveals that Google reuses our personal data between its businesses and products in bewildering ways that infringe the purpose limitation principle.The result is an internal data free-for-all that infringes the GDPR’s purpose limitation principle.

Swift Crypto helps more developers than ever to build secure applications

Swift Crypto helps more developers than ever to build secure applications

Apple has introduced a new open-source Swift Crypto package which makes the secure capabilities of Apple’s CryptoKit available to the wider Swift community — even if they’re deploying their software on platforms other than Apple’s own.

Google Chrome Will Phase Out Third-Party Cookies by 2022

Google Chrome Will Phase Out Third-Party Cookies by 2022

In a move that many have feared for the last year, Google has finally given a timeline for phasing out support for third-party cookies in its Chrome web browser.

Privacy guide for MyAnalytics users

Privacy guide for MyAnalytics users

Note that these insights are derived from data that is already available to you in the following places: your Exchange Online mailbox your activity in OneDrive and SharePoint documents your chat and call history from Teams and from Skype for Business MyAnalytics simply applies some basic calculations and rules to make this data more actionable.

Apple isn't too happy about apps that secretly record your phone's screen

Apple isn't too happy about apps that secretly record your phone's screen

According to TechCrunch, Apple is telling developers via e-mail that apps "must request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity."

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

Below the Image Preview, there is a section called “Why Are You Reporting This Image?” If you want your house blurred, click on “My home.” A text box will appear where you should add verifying information, such as your address and a description of your house.

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Image copyright Getty Images Software that can detect and delete unsolicited penis pictures sent via private messages on Twitter is being developed by researchers in Seattle.However, Ms Bressler said the software was a "huge success" when it came to detecting "vanilla" penis photos and nudes.

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Contractors working for Microsoft have listened to audio of Xbox users speaking in their homes in order to improve the console’s voice command features, Motherboard has learned.(Microsoft did not explicitly say humans may review audio recordings from its products in its privacy policy until after Motherboard's earlier reporting on Skype and Cortana).

Your car's data privacy comes into question in Georgia Supreme Court case

Your car's data privacy comes into question in Georgia Supreme Court case

Last June, the US Supreme Court also ruled that police need a warrant to get phone location data , but there are still privacy challenges as more cases take on other ways technology can collect information.

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung's recent smart TVs run off a version of its proprietary operating system, Tizen, and often come pre-loaded with McAfee's Security for TV anti-virus software. One security adviser had described the tweet as being "pointless advice" that would be a "waste of time" to follow.

An open letter to Stewart Butterfield: Why Slack will never replace email

An open letter to Stewart Butterfield: Why Slack will never replace email

I’m Dvir Ben Aroya, an entrepreneur who has spent a lot of time thinking about how to improve workplace communications, and now focus on Spike — the first conversational email for teams.

Instagram data breach! 49 million users’ sensitive data exposed online

Instagram data breach! 49 million users’ sensitive data exposed online

Commenting on the security breach Facebook said, “We’re looking into the issue to understand if the data described – including email and phone numbers – was from Instagram or from other sources.

Private data (including rates) of 49M Instagram influencers leaked

Private data (including rates) of 49M Instagram influencers leaked

Last night, TechCrunch reported that a massive database containing info of over 49 million Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts found in the open. As per the report, the data contained influencers’ Instagram handles, bios, verification status, location, email, and phone number.

Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed

Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed

The scraping effort comes two years after Instagram admitted a security bug in its developer API allowed hackers to obtain the email addresses and phone numbers of six million Instagram accounts.

Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’

Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’

Probably 75 percent of my reporting is done by phone and email, and when I am writing I print out drafts and notes. I constantly scan social media — Twitter, mostly — for news, and in breaking news situations I sometimes find sources to quote there.

The Week in Tech: Facebook and Google Reshape the Narrative on Privacy

The Week in Tech: Facebook and Google Reshape the Narrative on Privacy

“We want to do more to stay ahead of constantly evolving user expectations.” He reiterated the point in a New York Times Op-Ed , and highlighted the need for federal privacy rules.

Darwin Mail

Darwin Mail

Manage you basic mail settings — this allows DarwinMail to update settings such as your signature and out of office reply. Please feel free to check out the official documentation from Google for further reading.

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.

Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox

Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox

The FreedomBox Foundation has just released its first commercially available FreedomBox: The Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit. With it, you -- not some company -- control over your internet-based services.

Top Gear on Google

Top Gear on Google

The intelligent speed assistance (ISA) system uses both GPS data and sign recognition technology to check speed limits, and then automatically keeps the car below the required limits.

The spy in your car! EU's speed-limiter system has a 'black box' recorder to track your every move

The spy in your car! EU's speed-limiter system has a 'black box' recorder to track your every move

‘Big Brother’ fears emerged yesterday about EU plans to fit speed-limiting technology in new cars. But privacy campaigners fear such data could be exploited by insurance firms to turn down a claim if someone was shown to be driving at only slightly over the speed limit.