The new tool, Blacklight, emulates how users might be tracked as they browse the Web. To use it, you simply type in a Web address, and the tool scans the site for the following types of privacy violations: third-party cookies, ad trackers, key logging, session recording, canvas fingerprinting, Facebook tracking, and Google Analytics’ “Remarketing Audiences”.
Brett Callow, a threat analyst with cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, told Business Insider that he discovered leaked documents published to an online hacking forum that purported to include records from Nevada's Clark County School District, including students' names, social security numbers, addresses, and some financial information.
But the user data that the Facebook-owned messaging app shares publicly is allowing dozens of outside apps to track aspects of WhatsApp users' online activity — including whom they're likely talking to, when they're sleeping, and when they're using their devices.
The Government’s proposed new internet regulator will infringe free speech.The Government published the Online Harms White Paper in April 2019 and intends to put a Bill before Parliament next year.
(CNN)The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that roughly 46,000 veterans had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, exposed in a data breach in which "unauthorized users" gained access to an online application used for making health care payments.
Fight for the Future has unveiled a new website and campaign to Save Free Speech Online: .The website helps you make a comment on the public record against President Trump’s most recent plan to destroy free speech online.
The bill, known as Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (or EARN IT for short), undermines American people and companies online rights by letting the Attorney General dictate how online services operate.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled what many of us knew for a long time: that the NSA program to spy on American phone records was completely illegal.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.
In countries without a system of secure digital identities, the closure of bricks-and-mortar government offices and the shift of public services online have caused havoc (see article).Its “Aadhaar” biometric system has created digital identities for 1.3bn people.
From February 2019, EDRi met with academics, civil society organisations and representatives of the European Commission and the Parliament to better understand what type of reform was envisaged for the e-Commerce Directive.
UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach.A new class action lawsuit has been filed in the United Kingdom against Marriott for failing to protect personal data.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.
A Reg reader last night spoke of the horrifying moment he realized an online store used by his wife was mixing up some of its online customers, allowing people to gain access to some strangers' personal information and order carts.
Many users keep their profiles open, allowing companies such as Deep Social to collect that data and compile it further.While the database belonged to Social Data, the evidence point toward Deep Social, another company used to scrape data from online sources and has since dissolved.
We’ve collected essential methods and options for protecting yourself from third parties and hacker attacks on the internet.We’ve already touched on the topic ‘Why do we need to protect data?’ In our article 5 Reasons Why Online Privacy Matters, you can drive into this topic more.
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.
Civil liberties groups, grassroots activists, multinational corporations and network operators like my group, the Canadian Internet Regulatory Authority (CIRA), have banded together to boycott the social media giant for its failure to curb the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech on its platform.
India needs a new data regulator to oversee the sharing, monetization and privacy of information collected online, an expert committee appointed by the government has recommended.
Large internet corporations like Google and Facebook allow all to create an account on condition that some personally identifiable information is revealed, usually a phone number.Whether you choose authenticity or anonymity, decentralized identity proofs allow you to build a cross-platform online identity.
Longtime San Francisco residents and the tech workers have not historically seen eye-to-eye on many things.Around a quarter of San Francisco parents send their children to private school, a higher percentage than many large cities, including New York.
Starting today, July 8th, the Tor Project is running a one month campaign called #MoreOnionsPorfavor to raise awareness about onion sites, that is, websites available over onion services.
Researchers develop a new technique that will keep your online photos safe from facial recognition algorithms.The research, which has been ongoing for more than six months, is targeted at countering the facial-recognition algorithms of big tech firms such as Facebook and Google.
“Under the CCPA, Californians have the right to access and stop the sale of their personal data if they choose to exercise it,” said Attorney General Becerra .These data brokers are required to provide information on how consumers can opt-out of the sale or submit requests under the CCPA.
The database, which is being offered for sale for “several hundred Euros worth of Bitcoins”, contains 1,289,084 Stalker Online player records, including usernames, account passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
After that, Mr. Ramaswamy said he aimed to charge a monthly subscription of less than $10 and he hopes to bring the price down over time as more users sign up.
The monitoring and capturing of information posted on social media platforms to generate profiles and make predictions about users might feel a little to close the Minority Report.But, continuous surveillance of protestors via social media platforms is already happening all over the world.
Human Rights Watch strongly supports action by the United States government to fulfill its international treaty obligations to protect children from sexual exploitation and eradicate the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).