Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

One of those documents, the first to be made public in June 2013, revealed that the NSA was tracking billions of telephone calls made by Americans inside the US.

Hungary suspends some GDPR privacy protections as part of COVID-19 “state of emergency”

Hungary suspends some GDPR privacy protections as part of COVID-19 “state of emergency”

The ruling party doesn’t seem to understand why the entire world is upset by the overreach of power and the fact that the state of emergency doesn’t have a set date to end.

Why Don’t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising?

Why Don’t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising?

Republican senator Orrin Hatch, then 84 years old, asked how Facebook could make any money by offering a free service.Above all, they’ve tried to browbeat the companies into adopting better policies around things like fact-checking, content moderation, and political ads.

Privacy is Cybersecurity for People

Privacy is Cybersecurity for People

Some people still imagine that companies Cybersecurity is about protecting assets like film footage from movies, or studio production tracks from recording sessions with music artists, or secret plans for the next Apple computer (duh, its another iPhone).

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Furthermore, by arranging the transducers in a ring layout, our wearable jams in multiple directions and protects the privacy of its user’s voice, anywhere and anytime, without requiring its user to manually point the jammer to the eavesdropping microphones.

Toy Commercials Are Being Replaced by Something More Nefarious

Toy Commercials Are Being Replaced by Something More Nefarious

“It’s great that you’re cutting out the toy commercials,” Golin said.But the fact that screens now go with us everywhere means that you’re always available to marketers,” Golin said.

TSA: Making Woman Take Down Pants & Underwear “Not a Strip Search”

TSA: Making Woman Take Down Pants & Underwear “Not a Strip Search”

Their attempt to try the same justification — essentially that the TSA screeners who violated Mrs. Mengert were not interested in looking at her body; rather, she was just incidentally exposed as they searched her clothes — is a bit curious since the case they cited told the police to pound sand:.

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

Read – Emotion-Detecting Technology Should be Banned, Says AI Now. In fact, the software is already noted to be violating the policies of a lot of the websites that it collects the images from.

FBI tells people to put black tape over smart TV cameras to protect against hackers

FBI tells people to put black tape over smart TV cameras to protect against hackers

According to the intelligence agency's Portland, Oregon, bureau, which issued a reminder last week, the useful features of a smart TV, such as internet connection, microphones and cameras, are also means that hackers can use to gain access to your home.

Opinion | We Hate Data Collection. That Doesn’t Mean We Can Stop It.

Opinion | We Hate Data Collection. That Doesn’t Mean We Can Stop It.

And does it even matter that we do not want to be watched — or is it of no consequence, because they know we’re trapped, and so do we.And more than 80 percent feel like they have very little or no control over the data being collected about them.

Australia's regulator to take Google to court over data privacy

Australia's regulator to take Google to court over data privacy

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit against the local unit of Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday, alleging that the company misled smartphone users on how it collected, kept and used personal location data.

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

The only privacy protection for subjects so far has been the fact that researchers who want to access data from the study have to sign agreements saying that they will not try to identify participants.

Buying a cheap smartphone? 7 things you need to know

Buying a cheap smartphone? 7 things you need to know

Academic research on pre-installed apps has concluded that “the supply chain around Android’s open source model lacks transparency” and that this “has facilitated potentially harmful behaviours and backdoored access to sensitive data and services without user consent or awareness”.We think that Google could do more to address the privacy and security concerns with pre-installed apps, for instance by banning pre-installed apps that can’t be deleted, by increasing transparency around the Android certification process and by better enforcing their own rules.

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

Most major free email providers, including Yahoo, scan user emails for ad targeting and data-gathering purposes.And yep, no one likes paying for an email account when the likes of Yahoo and Google offer them for free.

Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

A Chinese state-owned company called CRRC Corporation, the world’s largest train maker, completed the $100 million facility this year in the hopes of winning contracts to build subway cars and other passenger trains for American cities like Chicago and Washington.

Over half a million active GPS trackers have ‘123456’ as default password

Over half a million active GPS trackers have ‘123456’ as default password

Back in May, UK cybersecurity firm Fidus Information Security revealed a vulnerability in a popular GPS tracker used by elderly patients that can be tricked into sending its real-time location simply by sending it a text message with a specific command.

Amazon will not tell me what happens to their hard drives.

Amazon will not tell me what happens to their hard drives.

In fact even though it was clearly my fault for waiting so long and I was outside the return period, amazon still stated Return the hard drive for a full refund.There are hard drives for purchase on amazon.Until I get some answers, I’m not returning my hard drive that failed,.

Metadata is Data!

Metadata is Data!

Let’s use the above graph as an example and assume that A is a journalist currently working with a group of dissidents (B, C and D) and an unrelated source (E).

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The purpose of the balloons according to that filing is to “conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats.”.

Why you probably won’t actually get $125 from the Equifax settlement

Why you probably won’t actually get $125 from the Equifax settlement

But the likelihood that you’ll actually get a check for $125 is increasingly slim — because the more people who sign up, the less money each person gets. As developer Rufo Sanchez notes on Twitter, the fine print shows that after $31 million worth of people sign up for those $125 checks...

Our Very Own Big Brother: Alexa and Google Assistant Are Watching

Our Very Own Big Brother: Alexa and Google Assistant Are Watching

both Amazon and Google have confirmed that they do indeed have contractors in their employment who listen to audio clips from users. Shockingly, both Amazon and Google have confirmed that they do indeed have contractors in their employment who listen to audio clips from users.

The Future of Data Is Licensing

The Future of Data Is Licensing

The restaurant has license to my presence and activity under terms I agree to: Perhaps that my data be anonymized and not sold to third parties, with no facial or biometrics capture allowed.

FTC fines Facebook $5 billion, imposes new privacy oversight

FTC fines Facebook $5 billion, imposes new privacy oversight

In addition to the $5 billion fine, which goes straight to the US Treasury, the new order requires Facebook to establish and adhere to a new governance structure for reviewing user privacy on its services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. The company's board of directors must form an independent privacy committee, removing "unfettered control" of decisions affecting user privacy from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Academia's Facial Recognition Datasets Illustrate The Globalization Of Today's Data

Academia's Facial Recognition Datasets Illustrate The Globalization Of Today's Data

In their rush to build massive new training and testing datasets, myriad companies and universities have released large datasets of observational data to be used by deep learning researchers all across the world.

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Any non-essential cookies, including third party cookies used for the purposes of online advertising or web analytics, require prior consent to the GDPR standard. Being fairer, more transparent and accountable to the people who use your website will increase their trust and confidence in you.

FaceApp: Privacy warning issued over app that lets users turn themselves old

FaceApp: Privacy warning issued over app that lets users turn themselves old

The terms give the app the ability to use those photos in just about any way, without giving anything back to the users who first created them, the app makes clear.

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

After drawing the results, it suggests that 8 out of 10 participants believe that their privacy is at stake with the webcams in their laptops.

Safe shopping: Amazon Prime Day

Safe shopping: Amazon Prime Day

Due to this many security problems arise, for example selling fake products, creating fake reviews, even getting customers sensitive data when they buy. It makes sense that reviews might give you a push which product to buy, but Amazon review system makes it easy to fake the reviews so be careful.

Cryptocurrency in the Era of GDPR

Cryptocurrency in the Era of GDPR

This clearly means that transaction data can be considered as Personally Identifying Information when in the right hands, and that sadly many cryptocurrencies are therefore not GDPR compliant. These are known as privacy coins, and their masking of transaction data means that they are mostly untraceable.

Germany responds to Trump: Huawei has no back door, but Cisco has 10

Germany responds to Trump: Huawei has no back door, but Cisco has 10

This article reveals a very important fact that no backdoors were found in Huawei's products, and 10 vulnerabilities were discovered on Cisco products in the United States.