Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic” — Krebs on Security

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic” — Krebs on Security

[NYSE:UI] — a major vendor of cloud-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as routers, network video recorders and security cameras — disclosed that a breach involving a third-party cloud provider had exposed customer account credentials.

DMVs Can (And Do) Collect and Sell Your Personal Data

DMVs Can (And Do) Collect and Sell Your Personal Data

An investigation by Vice found that, in several states, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) supplements its income by selling drivers' personal information—including their names, dates of birth, addresses, and the cars they own—to third parties.

Experts doubt the privacy claims of Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts ad targeting model

Experts doubt the privacy claims of Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts ad targeting model

Google recently declared that it will stop selling targeted ads based on your internet history as provided by third party cookies, and is instead working on a new privacy conscious way for advertisers to target internet users called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC).

Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared

Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared

Israel's parliament passed a law Wednesday allowing the government to share the identities of people not vaccinated against the coronavirus with other authorities, raising privacy concerns for those opting out of inoculation.

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.

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.

Location Tracking Apps Vs Niche Mobile Operating Systems — CyberPunks.com

Location Tracking Apps Vs Niche Mobile Operating Systems — CyberPunks.com

To anyone who cared enough to watch my movements, I looked like an idiot as at forty odd points internal and external to any number of buildings, I took out my Android handset and stared fixedly at it for a couple of minutes before snapping a photograph and moving a dozen or so meters further along.

Tory party illegally collected data on ethnicity of 10m voters, MPs told

Tory party illegally collected data on ethnicity of 10m voters, MPs told

The Conservative party acted illegally when it collected data on the ethnic backgrounds of 10 million voters before the 2019 general election, the information commissioner has told a committee of MPs. However, Elizabeth Denham insisted there had been no need to issue an enforcement notice against the party, as it had voluntarily deleted the data it held after a “recommendation” from her office.

US Defense Intelligence Agency gathered US smartphone location data without a warrant

US Defense Intelligence Agency gathered US smartphone location data without a warrant

To close this loophole and make sure that Americans are protected from illegal search and seizure of their smartphone location data, Senator Ron Wyden is planning a renewed push for his The Fourth Amendment is not for Sale Act .

Google will no longer allow its account-based sync services on third party Chromium browsers

Google will no longer allow its account-based sync services on third party Chromium browsers

Google will block access to its account-based syncing services for third party web browsers built on Chromium starting on March 15th, 2021.In it, Google Chrome Engineering Director Jochen Eisinger stated that the decision to limit API access was made following a recent audit of third party web browsers powered by Chromium.

Government defeated over child spy law

Government defeated over child spy law

Peers have forced through an amendment to the spycops bill to curtail the use of child spies by the police and security services.

'Child spies' bill could face Lords defeat as Tory peers rebel

'Child spies' bill could face Lords defeat as Tory peers rebel

Tory peers, bishops and crossbenchers could inflict defeat on the government after an outcry over new guidance which allows state agencies to use children as undercover spies as part of the government’s covert intelligence bill.

Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only

Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only

A number of crypto proponents have reported on the darknet marketplace, White House dropping bitcoin (BTC) payments in order to exclusively support monero (XMR).What do you think about White House Market supporting monero only and dropping bitcoin payments?

Hackers Stole emails from Microsoft cloud Services

Hackers Stole emails from Microsoft cloud Services

Microsoft itself stated that it did not identify any vulnerabilities and traces of hacking of the products or cloud service provided.“Our investigation of recent attacks has identified incidents of abuse of credentials to gain access.

The Legislation We Need Right Now To Protect Our Online Privacy

The Legislation We Need Right Now To Protect Our Online Privacy

Any information used by a large online company to target users for advertising purposes must be explicitly approved by the Government/relevant regulatory authority of the country.

Political parties engaged in 'systemic abuse of personal data', complaint alleges

Political parties engaged in 'systemic abuse of personal data', complaint alleges

The Open Rights Group complaint alleges that the parties conducted "highly intrusive profiling" without telling voters they were doing so - and that they went far beyond what was "necessary", a key term in data protection law, which states that use of data must be "necessary and proportional".

WhatsApp calls Apple’s new privacy nutrition labels for iOS 14 anti-competitive

WhatsApp calls Apple’s new privacy nutrition labels for iOS 14 anti-competitive

WhatsApp is worried that the privacy nutrition labels will “spook” users and give first party apps like iMessage a competitive edge over WhatsApp – and hopes to even the playing field with their protest.

New Features Coming to Signal Groups

New Features Coming to Signal Groups

Today we’re releasing a new version of Signal groups that gives you a richer private group experience with group admins, granular permissions, @mentions and more.Your existing Signal groups will get these new group features in a future update.

Facial recognition to be used in 150 booths for GHMC elections, AIMIM opposes move

Facial recognition to be used in 150 booths for GHMC elections, AIMIM opposes move

The AIMIM, which has called the use of facial recognition an infringement of the right to privacy, expressed shock at the decision taken by the SEC without convening an all-party meeting.

Survey finds 85% of smartphone users believe they’re being spied on by a mobile app

Survey finds 85% of smartphone users believe they’re being spied on by a mobile app

A new survey by WhistleOut provides some numbers to back up a growing sentiment: That an app on your smartphone is spying on you right this second while you read this article.

Why surveillance capitalists resent human freedom and autonomy.

Why surveillance capitalists resent human freedom and autonomy.

Zuboff claims: “surveillance capitalists declare their right to modify others’ behaviour for profit according to methods that bypass human awareness, individual decision rights…and autonomy and self-determination.” So now, in addition to highly accurately predicting what we’ll think, feel, and do, these companies now seek to (without consent) modify what you think, feel, and do, all in alignment with the preferred outcomes of their customers.

How China surveils the world

How China surveils the world

The CCP doesn’t only collect data through invasive surveillance technologies like cameras that employ facial recognition.A: GTCOM is a big-data and AI company that is controlled by China’s Central Propaganda Department, which is deeply involved in Party attempts to shift the global narrative around China’s power.

Addressing the July 2020 e-commerce and marketing data breach — A Message From Ledger’s Leadership

Addressing the July 2020 e-commerce and marketing data breach — A Message From Ledger’s Leadership

A week after patching the breach, we discovered It had been further exploited on the 25th of June 2020, by an unauthorized third party who accessed our e-commerce and marketing database – used to send order confirmations and promotional emails – consisting mostly of email addresses, but with a subset including also contact and order details such as first and last name, postal address, email address and phone number.

US Court rules that cryptocurrency exchanges must give up your private financial data

US Court rules that cryptocurrency exchanges must give up your private financial data

In the case of blockchains without privacy protections such as Zcash anonymous transactions , governments and third party blockchain analytics companies have access to all of the blockchain data – by design.

Police in Germany have too much access to personal online data, top court says

Police in Germany have too much access to personal online data, top court says

Germany's top court on Friday ruled that police and intelligence officials have excessive access to personal data on mobile phone and internet users, a decision that will have far-reaching consequences for law enforcement and intelligence gathering.

TikTok under consideration for a U.S. ban due to cybersecurity threats

TikTok under consideration for a U.S. ban due to cybersecurity threats

The Trump administration reportedly has plans in the works to shutter the app for American users – citing privacy threats from TikTok’s parent company and the Chinese Communist Party.

National IDs of more than 1 lakh Indians ended up on dark web 'illegaly': Report

National IDs of more than 1 lakh Indians ended up on dark web 'illegaly': Report

According to news agency PTI, the cyber security company said, "We came across a non-reputed actor who is currently selling over 1 lakh Indian National IDs on dark net.

YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

Luckey, a founder of the virtual reality group Oculus who is now works for a defence tech firm, tweeted: “YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist party,” and suggested the filtering appeared to be a new policy of censorship.

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.

Privacy experts reviewed popular video-chat apps, and *yikes*

Privacy experts reviewed popular video-chat apps, and *yikes*

For the report, released today, researchers looked at 15 video chat apps — Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, Jitsi Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Signal, Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans, GoTo Meeting, Cisco WebEx, Houseparty, Discord, and — and evaluated them based on a host of categories.