The Invidious Project Will Be Shutting Down Soon

The Invidious Project Will Be Shutting Down Soon

In a recent blog post, it has been announced that the main Invidious instance () will be shutting down and that Omar Roth will be stepping down as the lead developer of the project.

Omar Roth

Omar Roth

In either case, I consider myself extremely lucky to have people that can manage the project in future, and can only imagine what it would be like for someone without that luxury.

New machine learning method allows hospitals to share patient data -- privately

New machine learning method allows hospitals to share patient data -- privately

While the approach could potentially be used to answer many different medical questions, Penn Medicine researchers have shown that federated learning is successful specifically in the context of brain imaging, by being able to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of brain tumor patients and distinguish healthy brain tissue from cancerous regions.

Google reportedly peeks into Android data to gain edge over third-party apps

Google reportedly peeks into Android data to gain edge over third-party apps

Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google An internal team that tracks the worldwide usage of Google's first-party apps "also has used Lockbox data on third-party apps to show executives how Google services were performing compared to rivals," sources told The Information.

A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance

A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance

The Reynolds School will continue to do the yeoman’s work of maintaining and improving on the map; Yun says he’s particularly focused on making the process of entering data more fluid, especially now that the project is welcoming volunteers from the public.

Andrew Yang unveils Data Dividend Project to make tech companies pay for your personal information

Andrew Yang unveils Data Dividend Project to make tech companies pay for your personal information

Andrew Yang is making headlines again with a new endeavor called the Data Dividend Project that would make tech companies pay users for the personal information given up while using a company’s products and services.

Kindmetrics

Kindmetrics

Kindmetrics is a strictly privacy-focused, lightweight alternative to Google Analytics.It is the most privacy-focused analytics out there, and it is also straightforward to use with its one-page dashboard.Kindmetrics is built on being kind to you and your visitor`s privacy and data.

Your Data Should Belong to You — and not to the Big Tech Companies

Your Data Should Belong to You — and not to the Big Tech Companies

The Data Dividend Project aims to gather together hundreds of thousands of Americans to collectively bargain to take back your data rights that are currently being exploited by the big technology companies and data brokers.

NHS will keep personal data of people with coronavirus for 20 years

NHS will keep personal data of people with coronavirus for 20 years

The NHS will keep personal data about people with coronavirus for 20 years as part of the test-and-trace programme, according to a privacy notice posted by Public Health England.

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases related to criticism of the country’s ruling Communist Party (CCP).The Verge found evidence that comments were being deleted as early as October 2019, when the issue was raised on YouTube’s official help pages and multiple users confirmed that they had experienced the same problem.

Qubes awarded MOSS Mission Partners grant!

Qubes awarded MOSS Mission Partners grant!

We’re proud to announce that the Qubes OS Project has been awarded a Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) awards program grant in the amount of 128,000 USD.

Android Rookies - Everything about Tech

Android Rookies - Everything about Tech

Huawei development team mails an HKSP (Huawei Kernel Self Protection) Linux patch with a backdoor to Linux Foundation, Huawei denies involvement.It was immediately scrutinized by different people including the developers of Grsecurity, a project that provides its own set of security-hardening patches for the Linux kernel.

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto smart city project

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto smart city project

The plan, which was projected to cost over a billion dollars and has been under development for over two years, had run into community opposition from local residents who objected to the company’s high-tech, sensor-laden vision for the city’s waterfront.

Apple and Google create contact tracing API that preserves privacy to fight COVID-19

Apple and Google create contact tracing API that preserves privacy to fight COVID-19

Apple and Google have been working together for the last few months on a not-so-secret project to combat the COVID-19 pandemic which uses LE Bluetooth for contact tracing while still preserving privacy.

Free online 'threat blocker' launched in Canada as successful COVID-19 scams multiply

Free online 'threat blocker' launched in Canada as successful COVID-19 scams multiply

As the number of successful pandemic-related scams continues to grow online, Canada's cyber spy agency is helping to launch a new — and free — threat-blocking tool for all Canadians to use.

Tor Project lets go of a third of staff due to COVID-19

Tor Project lets go of a third of staff due to COVID-19

It is unfortunate that the Tor Project needs to let go of staff during such a crucial time; however, the move was made to ensure Tor’s continuity into the future.

Swiss pull out of European contact tracing App project

Swiss pull out of European contact tracing App project

(Keystone) Two Swiss technology institutes have distanced themselves from a European anti-coronavirus tracing App project, saying it is not respectful enough of personal privacy.The Federal Technology Institute Lausanne (EPFL) and ETH Zurich have been participating in the “Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing” project (PEPP-PT), which involves 130 organizations from eight countries.

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

Technology firms are processing large volumes of confidential UK patient information in a data-mining operation that is part of the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

Twitter jams open a back door to track your phone – which may already be in use by the government

Twitter jams open a back door to track your phone – which may already be in use by the government

The US government was reportedly already slurping up location data on millions of Americans through mobile advertisers – the same companies that are benefiting from Twitter’s new “always-on” mobile data sharing policy – even while it was meeting with Twitter and other social media platforms to gain access to their own treasure troves of user information, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited several individuals involved in the surveillance project.

Turkey Launches 'China-Style' Coronavirus Tracker

Turkey Launches 'China-Style' Coronavirus Tracker

(1) The controllers are obliged to take all necessary technical and administrative measures to provide a sufficient level of security in order to: a) prevent unlawful processing of personal data,.

Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating “heat maps” of self-reported coronavirus infections.

The De-Googled Android Fork is Making Good Progress

The De-Googled Android Fork is Making Good Progress

Therefore, an idea came to mind: why not fork Android, remove all the Google features, even low level, such as connectivity check, DNS…, replace default apps with more virtuous apps, add basic online services, and integrate all this into a consistent form that could be used by Mum and Dad and any people without tech or expert knowledge?

Imperiled information

Imperiled information

Metropolitansky and Attari wondered if they could identify an individual across all other leaks that have occurred, combining stolen personal information from perhaps hundreds of sources.

Reviving Sandstorm

Reviving Sandstorm

While Sandstorm had had a healthy community of folks using it and building apps, there had been fewer contributions to Sandstorm itself from outside the company, and no one but Sandstorm employees had been doing major core development on a regular basis.

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

For example, it has become more and more common for web developers to take “free” resources, such as fonts and scripts and use them on the websites that they design.Ethical Web Dev – Guide for ethical website development and maintenance.

Let’s take back control of our events! #JoinMobilizon

Let’s take back control of our events! #JoinMobilizon

At this point, we are not talking about software, code or graphics yet: we are still focusing on the uses, the reality of organizing events and the real problems faced by the people who set them up.

What’s the Worst That Could Happen With My Phone Data? Our Journalists Answer Your Questions

What’s the Worst That Could Happen With My Phone Data? Our Journalists Answer Your Questions

We’ve heard this a lot throughout the Privacy Project — even from people we found in the data after we showed up on their doorstep!None of us really has a choice to participate in tracking or not — the system just serves up location data, usually without us noticing.

Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data

Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data

NHS Digital said in an “opportunity overview” document, seen by The Register , that it has the “foundations” to create an England-wide “single, national, standardised, event-based longitudinal record for 65 million citizens within two years,” that as well as being vital for “effective, efficient and safe patient care,” will service the “delivery data and insights to medical research organisations in the NHS, academia and Life Services.”.

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Earlier this week EFF released Certbot 1.0, the latest version of our free, open source tool that helps websites encrypt their traffic.The release of 1.0 officially marks the end of Certbot's beta phase, during which it has helped over 2 million users maintain HTTPS access to over 20 million websites.

Most Facebook employees wouldn’t trust it with their financial data: survey

Most Facebook employees wouldn’t trust it with their financial data: survey

Between Facebook’s Libra project and Google’s new Google Pay-linked checking accounts, Big Tech is demonstrating big plans to integrate itself into the world of digital finance.The survey, released today, polled more than 5,000 professionals working at various companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber.