Researchers warn census privacy efforts may muddy federal data

Researchers warn census privacy efforts may muddy federal data

The policy change came after Census Bureau research found that an attacker could isolate almost half of the respondents using public data, allowing them to be cross referenced with commercially available medical data, purchasing information and the like.

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

So far, around 36 million square miles of satellite imagery has been added to Google Earth.Google says it has managed to capture around 10 million miles of Street View imagery so far.

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

PreciseSecurity notes the definition of a CCTV as "a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes," and found that the US tops the list when it comes to the number of surveillance camera installations per capita, with 50 million CCTVs monitoring the entire US population of over 327 million people.

Spain to track citizen locations for days, without consent, in the name of monitoring “population movements”

Spain to track citizen locations for days, without consent, in the name of monitoring “population movements”

Get Brave For Free Spain is about to run an experiment, tracking its citizens' every move in the real world for several days by using location data transmitted by their mobile phones.

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

If you go back to even the late 1970s and early 80s, the way the Chinese Communist party (CCP) talks about technology is as a tool of social management.And so, you know, the party state might put controls on how companies can share data.

Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence

Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a pitch from former NBC Chairman Robert Wright, a presidential pal, for a research program aimed at preventing mass shootings by electronically monitoring people who have received psychiatric diagnoses.

Snubbed by Google, Huawei is trying out a Russian operating system instead of Android

Snubbed by Google, Huawei is trying out a Russian operating system instead of Android

For the purpose, it will use 3,60,000 tablets which run on the Russian operating system---Aurora.The smartphone maker kickstarted a pilot programme where it will use a Russian operating system to replace Android.

Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models

Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models

For re-identifications that the model predicts to be always correct (\(\widehat {\xi _{\boldsymbol{x}}}\, > \, 0.95\), estimated individual uniqueness >95%), the likelihood of them to be incorrect (false-discovery rate) is 5.26% (see bottom-right inset in Fig. 2a ).

Data of Nearly Every Adult in Bulgaria Likely Stolen in Cyberattack

Data of Nearly Every Adult in Bulgaria Likely Stolen in Cyberattack

The Bulgarian public first caught light of the hack on Monday, after someone claiming to be the hacker behind the attack contacted several local media outlets to say that they had stolen the personal information of more than five million citizens (in a country with a population of 7 million), and shared some of the data they had stolen.

Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

If multiple privacy focused personal payment solutions compete for the same intransigent population, the power of the rule is greatly diminished.

Russia exposed: How Putin’s henchmen are ALREADY manipulating the internet

Russia exposed: How Putin’s henchmen are ALREADY manipulating the internet

“They are not the only government to use information control on the internet as a weapon against a population, but they are one of the most aggressive.” In November 2018, Russian website Sputnik published a news story about the Kerch incident with Ukraine, which resulted in the arrest by Russia of 24 Ukrainian soldiers, blaming the incident on Russian negligence or hostility, Mr Williams said.

From China to the U.S., sensor surveillance gets real

From China to the U.S., sensor surveillance gets real

1) One article details how law enforcement in the U.S. has been making use of a trove of location data assembled by Google, called Sensorvault, that helps find both suspects and witnesses to crime.

Apache Misconfig Leaks Data on 120 Million Brazilians

Apache Misconfig Leaks Data on 120 Million Brazilians

“Two simple security measures could have prevented this: not renaming the main index.html file or prohibiting access through .htaccess configuration. “What was originally misconfigured to be accessible by IP address was reconfigured as a functional website with an authenticated alibabaconsultas.com domain that redirected to its login panel,” it explained.

Italy Steps Up To Defend EU Internet Users Against Copyright Filters – Who Will Be Next?

Italy Steps Up To Defend EU Internet Users Against Copyright Filters – Who Will Be Next?

Back in May 25, when member countries met to settle on their original “negotiating text”, the national governments barely agreed between themselves on whether the directive should go forward.

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Firefox users who are concerned about the collection and sending of Telemetry data to Mozilla can turn off the functionality in the browser's options. The add-on is automatically installed and designed to inform Mozilla whether Telemetry is enabled in the browser.