Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web

Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web

But as our industry has strived to deliver relevant ads to consumers across the web, it has created a proliferation of individual user data across thousands of companies, typically gathered through third-party cookies.

Home-security cameras have become a fruitful resource for law enforcement - and a fatal risk

Home-security cameras have become a fruitful resource for law enforcement - and a fatal risk

Police forces across the U.S. made more than 20,000 requests last year for footage captured by Ring's "video doorbells" and other home-security cameras, underscoring how the rapid growth of inexpensive home surveillance technologyhas given American law enforcement an unprecedented ability to monitor neighborhood life.

How Apple's locked down security gives extra protection to the best hackers

How Apple's locked down security gives extra protection to the best hackers

But the 1% of top hackers are going to find a way in and, once they’re inside, the impenetrable fortress of the iPhone protects them.”Bill Marczak, Citizen Lab. Despite these difficulties, Stortz says, modern computers are converging on the lockdown philosophy—and he thinks the trade-off is worth it.

Private dollars are seeding surveillance tech across the US

Private dollars are seeding surveillance tech across the US

Companies including Axon – which makes tasers, cameras and drones, and Verizon – which provides video surveillance technologies and 5G connectivity services – they’re in the Chula Vista Police Foundation’s Captain’s Circle of sponsors.

LAUSD unveils app to coordinate coronavirus factors in step toward reopening campuses

LAUSD unveils app to coordinate coronavirus factors in step toward reopening campuses

"MERV-13 upgraded air filters in every school, COVID testing for all students and staff at least every week and now the Daily Pass -- Los Angeles Unified is proud to lead the nation in creating the safest possible school environment.''.

How To Tell If Your Webcam Is Hacked

How To Tell If Your Webcam Is Hacked

Check to see if it seems your webcam indicator light turns on every time you open your internet browser.Open your webcam app and check on its security and accessibility settings to see if anything looks out of place or suspiciously disabled.

Superhuman and Email Privacy

Superhuman and Email Privacy

Once we allowed email clients to act as de facto web browsers, loading remote content from servers when messages are viewed, we opened up not just a can of worms but an entire case of canned worms.

UAE gives greenlight to trial of a new facial recognition technology to enhance services by the private and government sectors

UAE gives greenlight to trial of a new facial recognition technology to enhance services by the private and government sectors

On the off chance that the underlying preliminary turns out effective, the service will extend the utilization of the facial acknowledgment innovation and backing the dispatch of a connected arrangement of administrations in some private area organizations.

Privacy faces risks in tech-infused post-Covid workplace

Privacy faces risks in tech-infused post-Covid workplace

People returning to work following the long pandemic will find an array of tech-infused gadgetry to improve workplace safety but which could pose risks for long-term personal and medical privacy.

Yandex Employee Caught Selling Access to Users' Email Inboxes

Yandex Employee Caught Selling Access to Users' Email Inboxes

Russian Dutch-domiciled search engine, ride-hailing and email service provider Yandex on Friday disclosed a data breach that compromised 4,887 email accounts of its users.The company blamed the incident on an unnamed employee who had been providing unauthorized access to the users' mailboxes for personal gain.

The I have Nothing To Hide Argument Is Flawed

The I have Nothing To Hide Argument Is Flawed

Likewise, just because there are people who are hiding destructive things that the people in charge should ultimately know about doesn’t suddenly mean they should allow the police to check EVERYONE.

Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Still, Facebook hopes its smartwatch will make it less dependent on Apple and Google, whose operating systems power most of the world’s mobile devices.

Telegram privacy feature failed to delete self-destructing video files

Telegram privacy feature failed to delete self-destructing video files

Telegram has fixed a security issue where self-destructing audio and video files were not being deleted from user's macOS devices as expected.While performing a Telegram security audit on macOS, Mishra discovered that standard chats would leak the sandbox path where received video and audio files are stored.

Hacked messages can be used as evidence in court

Hacked messages can be used as evidence in court

EncroChat’s instant messaging service was used by criminals around the world before it was hacked by French police.In a victory for prosecutors in their fight against organised crime the Court of Appeal ruled that communications obtained by French police by hacking into mobile phones were lawfully obtained.

Mexico to require appeals on social media account blocking

Mexico to require appeals on social media account blocking

In January, López Obrador vowed to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Revealed: Portugal’s plans to conclude ePrivacy saga

Revealed: Portugal’s plans to conclude ePrivacy saga

The Portuguese presidency of the EU has pitched a new text on the controversial ePrivacy regulation, focusing on the processing of communications metadata and data stored on end-user equipment, according to the latest proposal, obtained by EURACTIV.

How to hide your iPhone's unique name from apps (and why you should)

How to hide your iPhone's unique name from apps (and why you should)

The newspaper obtained a data set that linked phone location data to advertising identifiers, which, combined with other available databases, allowed the paper to link that location data to real people.

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

You’re posting a photo of your vaccination card on social media.When you post it to Facebook, Instagram, or to some other social media platform, you may be handing valuable information over to someone who could use it for identity theft.

Who Controls My Data?

Who Controls My Data?

Kogan, in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica, had paid hundreds of thousands of users to take a personality test and agreed to have their data collected for academic use.

Mexican government to regulate social media.

Mexican government to regulate social media.

Ricardo Monreal Avila, the coordinator of the senators of Morena, Lopez Obrador’s party, assured yesterday that the Legislative Power has an obligation to “defend” the right to freedom of expression in social networks.

Constitutional court bans bulk Internet surveillance in South Africa

Constitutional court bans bulk Internet surveillance in South Africa

The minister of state security had appealed an earlier high court judgment on the legality of bulk communication surveillance The concourt held that section 2 of the National Strategic Intelligence Act of 1994 is ambiguous, and should be interpreted in a manner that best promotes the right to privacy, and does not contradict the prohibition of communication interceptions without interception directions contained in Rica, the legislation that governs the lawful interception of communications.

No Secret Evidence in Our Courts

No Secret Evidence in Our Courts

In an important victory, an appeals court in New Jersey agreed with EFF and the ACLU of NJ that a defendant is entitled to see the source code of software that’s used to generate evidence against them.

Amazon is using AI-equipped cameras in delivery vans and some drivers are concerned about privacy

Amazon is using AI-equipped cameras in delivery vans and some drivers are concerned about privacy

The company recently began testing AI-equipped cameras in vehicles to monitor contracted delivery drivers while they're on the job, with the aim of improving safety.DSPs are contracted delivery providers, usually distinguishable by Amazon-branded cargo vans, responsible for picking up packages from Amazon delivery stations and dropping them off at doorsteps.

Ron DeSantis becomes first Republican governor to unveil legislation cracking down on Big Tech

Ron DeSantis becomes first Republican governor to unveil legislation cracking down on Big Tech

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday tore into Big Tech companies, calling them "enforcers of preferred narratives" whose economic interests are "not in the public interest" in a lengthy speech announcing new legislation to protect the privacy and free speech rights of Floridians from Silicon Valley.

“Alexa, Stop Listening To Me Or I’ll Cut Your Ears Off”

“Alexa, Stop Listening To Me Or I’ll Cut Your Ears Off”

Yes, these devices all have software options for disabling their microphone arrays, but as [Andrew Peters] relates it, his concern is mainly to thwart exotic attacks on smart speakers, some of which, like laser-induced photoacoustic attacks, we’ve previously discussed.

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it's investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020.

Google doesn’t want your permission to track you on iOS

Google doesn’t want your permission to track you on iOS

Instead of showing this prompt to users on its first party iOS apps, Google will be updating its apps to stop using the IDFA (Identifier For Advertisers) for tracking – thus avoiding having to show a tracking permission prompt per Apple’s new rules.

The Most Popular Programming Languages

The Most Popular Programming Languages

Python is a programming language first published almost 30 years ago, in 1991.The source of the starting data is the video and the calculation made by Data is Beautiful which has realized a popularity index on GitHub and other national surveys.

How To Find What Google Knows About You and Limit the Data Google Collects From You

How To Find What Google Knows About You and Limit the Data Google Collects From You

Based on the user’s search history, as well as browsing history on Google-owned platforms like Youtube, Google collects various information about the user.Google predicts the age, gender, marital status, income, and personal interests of users.

U.S. intelligence officials say Chinese government is collecting Americans' DNA

U.S. intelligence officials say Chinese government is collecting Americans' DNA

One worry for Evanina and others is control over biodata that can lead to the complete control over health care: if a person's current or future medical condition is known through DNA and other data, the entity that knows it can gain a monopoly over the therapy or drugs to treat them.