How Twitter Misused Personal Phone Numbers for Advertising

How Twitter Misused Personal Phone Numbers for Advertising

This is in no doubt partly due to the nature of the platform – Twitter doesn’t encourage users to upload their entire lives and all associated media to the service in the way that Facebook and others do.

What kind of data is my new car collecting about me? Nearly everything it can, apparently

What kind of data is my new car collecting about me? Nearly everything it can, apparently

The car itself is collecting driving data such as speed and braking patterns, but the built-in navigation and entertainment services are also collecting information of a more personal nature, she says.

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

Of this, it's reported that nine were requests for advertising, while more than ninety tried to send data off to "analytics" sites.Late last year, the New York Times ran its own analytics - on a leak of mobile location data - de-anonymising it, then identifying government officials.

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Yet, news reports about Chinese immigration officers conducting phone checks at border checkpoints have recently provoked concerns of privacy and fear among travellers to China.A staff member from Wing On Travel replied that their tours to China were not affected and there was no reported case of a phone check at the border.

Alarm at ‘secret’ NHS meeting with tech firms on sharing patient data

Alarm at ‘secret’ NHS meeting with tech firms on sharing patient data

NHS chiefs held a closed meeting with giant technology and pharmaceutical companies to consider how billions of pounds could be made from a central database of patient records.

In the face of password breaches, we are equal

In the face of password breaches, we are equal

I decided to survey the managers of the 11 most valuable companies in Finland and checked if I could easily find information about data breaches that they were involved in.After gathering the emails, I need to check if they were involved in public data breaches including leaked passwords.

Cloudflare Removes Warrant Canary: Thoughtful Post Says It Can No Longer Say It Hasn't Removed A Site Due To Political Pressure

Cloudflare Removes Warrant Canary: Thoughtful Post Says It Can No Longer Say It Hasn't Removed A Site Due To Political Pressure

Cloudflare Removes Warrant Canary: Thoughtful Post Says It Can No Longer Say It Hasn't Removed A Site Due To Political Pressure.Terminated a customer or taken down content due to political pressure* Provided any law enforcement organization a feed of our customers' content transiting our network.

Paid Cerberus 'lifetime' licenses are expiring, customers are mad (Update: Complaints deleted from forum)

Paid Cerberus 'lifetime' licenses are expiring, customers are mad (Update: Complaints deleted from forum)

However, in the publicly visible terms and conditions from October 2011, active when our tipster purchased the service, the company didn't bring up an expiration date at all (it did state the license is "revocable," though).

Tories switch to messaging app Signal after WhatsApp leaks

Tories switch to messaging app Signal after WhatsApp leaks

The Conservative party has started using the secure messaging service Signal for its internal communications with Tory MPs, following years of leaks from WhatsApp groups.Killock said: “It’s great to hear that Conservative MPs are learning about the virtues of Signal and secure private communications.

What does your car know about you? We hacked a Chevy to find out.

What does your car know about you? We hacked a Chevy to find out.

The OnStar privacy policy, possibly only ever read by yours truly, grants the company rights to a broad set of personal and driving data without much detail on when and how often it might collect it.

Amazon confirms that the Kindle Fire's Silk browser tracks users

Amazon confirms that the Kindle Fire's Silk browser tracks users

The Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the so-called "cloud acceleration" feature is an opt-out service that all Kindle Fire users are automatically enrolled in by default.

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

LogMeIn announced yesterday that it will be acquired by Private Equity Firm for approximately $4.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.LogMeIn announced yesterday that it will be acquired by Private Equity Firm for approximately $4.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

To eliminate the temptation for ISPs to peek, Mozilla began offering a service that encrypts DNS requests and sends them to providers that pledge not to log or share your data, rather than to your ISP’s own, unencrypted DNS server.

How much data are you sharing this holiday season?

How much data are you sharing this holiday season?

By skipping past this information, we could be agreeing to anything from our first born child for a fake social media site to the literal shirt off our backs to win an iPad. That’s why we read a handful of privacy policies from popular services you might use this busy travel season to see what kind of data they collect.

The Loss Of Micro-Privacy

The Loss Of Micro-Privacy

The online status was the first wide-spread instance in digital communication where users gave up a tiny bit of privacy to make a service more engaging and useful.

Signal >> Blog >> Technology Preview: Signal Private Group System

Signal >> Blog >> Technology Preview: Signal Private Group System

Each entry in the membership list is an encryption of some UID with the GroupMasterKey. To add Bob to the group, Alice must first prove to the server that she is allowed to make this change.

They See You When You’re Shopping

They See You When You’re Shopping

Your avatar joins a cluster of identically shaped avatars in this Gucci call center: green, blue, and yellow creatures, all with gleaming googly eyes and their country’s flag pinned on their torsos.

Stolen Disney+ logins selling for $3 on hacking forums

Stolen Disney+ logins selling for $3 on hacking forums

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.Disney Plus does require codes sent by email when changing account passwords, but it doesn’t use them for logging in from new devices.

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online

The other contains data for about 800,000 accounts on RuneScape bot provider EpicBot. The databases include registered email addresses and passwords that were cryptographically hashed with bcrypt, a function that's among the hardest to crack.

(Update: Instagram statement) Shady app lets stalkers view private Instagram accounts in exchange for their own data

(Update: Instagram statement) Shady app lets stalkers view private Instagram accounts in exchange for their own data

The catch is that you have to invite at least one other person to the service to be able to view private profiles, which is how the app manages to constantly increase its pool of available content — if any of its users happen to follow a private profile, it just farms that account's content.

Google gives up on US carriers, will roll out its own RCS chat system

Google gives up on US carriers, will roll out its own RCS chat system

The only power RCS has comes from the fact that your carrier might do it, which would instantly upgrade the baseline messaging service it offers on (at least new) phones.

Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California’s privacy law throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect consumers and their data.

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Still, Ms. Bhatia said she was shocked to learn her phone had been infected with invasive spyware delivered through missed video calls on WhatsApp, a messaging service that is used by about 400 million people in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market.

Configuring DNS-Over-HTTPS on Pi-hole

Configuring DNS-Over-HTTPS on Pi-hole

This means that the connection from the device to the DNS server is secure and can not easily be snooped, monitored, tampered with or blocked.In the following sections we will be covering how to install and configure this tool on.

8chan Is Back With a New Name — and QAnon Is Already Posting

8chan Is Back With a New Name — and QAnon Is Already Posting

The site reappeared after three months after it was taken down in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting, and in spite of efforts to keep it offline led by Frederick Brennan, who founded the forum but who is no longer involved with it.

It’s Very Easy to Get Your Hands on Cell Phone Location Data

It’s Very Easy to Get Your Hands on Cell Phone Location Data

Photo-Illustration: Konstantin Sergeyev/Intelligencer; Photo: Alberto Cabanillas/Getty Images/EyeEm. If recent privacy scandals have taught us anything, it’s that industries reliant on monetizing user data have little or no enforcement procedures in place for preventing the abuse of that data.The most recent example of this comes from a large report from Motherboard concerning how telecom companies resell user location data.

Gov-takedowns/2019-10-23-GuardiaCivil.md at master · github/gov-takedowns · GitHub

Gov-takedowns/2019-10-23-GuardiaCivil.md at master · github/gov-takedowns · GitHub

Desde 1999, nuestra unidad ha estado trabajando como Punto de contacto único de la Guardia Civil con proveedores de servicios de Internet y cualquier otro proveedor de servicios en línea que utiliza la red de telecomunicaciones para proporcionar cualquier servicio.

Product Usage Tracking (#5672) · Issues · GitLab.com / www-gitlab-com

Product Usage Tracking (#5672) · Issues · GitLab.com / www-gitlab-com

Based on considerable feedback from our customers, users, and the broader community, we reversed course the next day and removed those changes before they went into effect.We are reaching out to customers who expressed concerns and collecting feedback from users and the wider community.

Australia wants to use face-matching to verify people downloading porn

Australia wants to use face-matching to verify people downloading porn

Getty Images The UK might have ditched plans for an age filter on online porn, but Australia is going all-in with a new proposal that could require internet users to verify their identity in a face-matching database before viewing pornography.

Update on free software and telemetry (Updated October 24th, 2019)

Update on free software and telemetry (Updated October 24th, 2019)

On the other hand, we want to make sure that users who prefer using only free software can have a positive GitLab experience, as open source communities are important to GitLab. To make GitLab better faster, we need more data on how users are using GitLab. SaaS telemetry products, which provide analytics on user behavior inside web-based applications, have come a long way in the past few years.