The real risk of downloading Chinese apps on to your phone

The real risk of downloading Chinese apps on to your phone

Large Chinese technology companies have attempted to dispel concerns around this law by publicly pledging to refuse Chinese government requests for data.

Introducing IOTA Stronghold. Stronghold is a collection of…

Introducing IOTA Stronghold. Stronghold is a collection of…

There are many challenges involved in securely managing digital secrets like passwords, vehicle access codes, and wallet seeds:High-value secrets like private keys need to be encrypted at rest, using modern and secure algorithmsSuch secrets need to be purged from device memory immediately after useUsers must be able to configure systems to their security needsApplications need to run on any type of hardware from phones to cars, where possible leveraging Trusted Execution Environments.

Fawkes tool protects your image from being identified by facial recognition software

Fawkes tool protects your image from being identified by facial recognition software

Try out Fawkes the new pixel blurring tool to avoid artificial intelligence and deep learning facial recognition software.The researcher have noted that during experiments, Fawkes provided high levels of protection against facial recognition models, the team said, regardless of how the models were trained.

Is It Safe to Own Used or Refurbished Phones? Here Are The Things You Should Know!

Is It Safe to Own Used or Refurbished Phones? Here Are The Things You Should Know!

Important things that you should know if you own a used or refurbished phone to avoid data privacy breach that might compromise your personal information.Every time hackers discover a new hole to exploit your device, the phone maker or manufacturer immediately fixes it by sending some updates.

Give Students #UserFreedom

Give Students #UserFreedom

Not only do programs like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or invite a potentially malicious third-party into the educational environment, but more importantly, they increase society's dependence on proprietary software, software that denies its users their freedom.

GitHub - upmasked/number-verifier: Number Verifier is a SMS verification tool that makes it easy to get a disposable SMS number and bypass SMS number verifications on any site.

GitHub - upmasked/number-verifier: Number Verifier is a SMS verification tool that makes it easy to get a disposable SMS number and bypass SMS number verifications on any site.

Automatically refreshing of latest messages (5s delay) Easy switching between providers Usage.We currently support the following providers: smsreceivefree - Support for free SMS numbers, currently 14 numbers available from the USA.Upmasked - Support for free SMS numbers, currently 2 numbers available from US & UK.

Records of 45 Million+ travelers to Thailand and Malaysia Leaked on Darkweb!!

Records of 45 Million+ travelers to Thailand and Malaysia Leaked on Darkweb!!

It is being analyzed by our Threat Researchers and will soon be indexed on our data breach monitoring and notification platform – people who’re concerned about their information exposure can register on the platform to ascertain the risks.

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans on user devices

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans on user devices

The new law would force internet service providers (ISPs) to install government hardware at their data centers which would reroute data to law enforcement, and then on to its intended destination so the target is blissfully unaware that their communications and even software updates are being proxied.

Clearview AI stops facial recognition sales in Canada amid privacy investigation

Clearview AI stops facial recognition sales in Canada amid privacy investigation

Clearview AI will no longer sell its facial recognition software in Canada, according to government privacy officials investigating the company.Government officials from Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta provinces continue to investigate Clearview AI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police use of its facial recognition software despite Clearview’s exit.

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

The LinkedIn controversy comes a week after TikTok, one of the most popular apps in the world, said it would stop snooping on user clipboards after iOS 14 revealed that it was doing just that.

Why Facial Recognition is a Threat to Privacy: Government Going Rogue

Why Facial Recognition is a Threat to Privacy: Government Going Rogue

The facial recognition system uses a technology that is used to recognize human faces.The facial recognition technology verifies the personal identities of different people by posing a threat to privacy and human rights.

This Game Is Collecting Your Steam Log Ins For “Marketing Purposes,” But Can’t Ensure Data Security

This Game Is Collecting Your Steam Log Ins For “Marketing Purposes,” But Can’t Ensure Data Security

In fact, most of us don’t even know what personal data many Steam games collect which is why even the most invasive EULA agreements slide right by us.However, NETICTECH cannot ensure or warrant the security of any data against any possible loss or unauthorized access.

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

MILAN/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a client asked Los Angeles-based graphic designer Lea to install software that would count her keystrokes, track the websites she visited and take screenshots to keep tabs on her work, she felt uneasy.

I’ll Never Go Back to Life Before GDPR

I’ll Never Go Back to Life Before GDPR

Most of the time when I hit one of these notification pages, I open each section and choose “Reject all.” You can, if you prefer, go through an excruciatingly long list of all the companies that want to interact with you and your data when you view the site, and reject or accept them one by one.

Coinbase wants to identify Bitcoin users for DEA, IRS

Coinbase wants to identify Bitcoin users for DEA, IRS

However, a spokesperson for the San Francisco-based company told Decrypt that the firm offers its Coinbase Analytics product to financial institutions and law enforcement agencies to support compliance and investigation purposes.

PrivacyBreacher for Android reveals data that apps have access to without extra permission requests

PrivacyBreacher for Android reveals data that apps have access to without extra permission requests

PrivacyBreacher demonstrates that applications may access information about a user's device without requesting any extra permissions.In the end, it is still important to know what applications may look up on a device without any extra permission requests.

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

(Reuters) - Arizona filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. tech giant used “deceptive” and “unfair” practices to obtain the location data of users.

Everbridge CEO: We Can Play Critical Role in Covid-19 Contact Tracing

Everbridge CEO: We Can Play Critical Role in Covid-19 Contact Tracing

Everbridge's products are used by governments and companies to assess risks such as terrorism and cyber-attacks and determine which they need to worry about; locate assets, customers and others that could be harmed; provide automated "standard operating procedures" to manage and respond to problems; and analyze how past threats were handled to create a better response for the next ones that come along, according to the CEO.In response to Covid-19, Everbridge launched a coronavirus data feed, said Meredith.

Edison Mail rolls back update after iOS users reported they could see strangers’ emails

Edison Mail rolls back update after iOS users reported they could see strangers’ emails

Edison Mail has rolled back a software update that apparently let some users of its iOS app see emails from strangers’ accounts.We are contacting the impacted Edison Mail users (limited to a subset of those users who have updated and opened the app in the last 10 hours) to notify them.”.

Privacy News Online Week in Review (May 15th, 2020)

Privacy News Online Week in Review (May 15th, 2020)

As an example, North Dakota released a COVID-19 contact tracing app that is centralized and based on location data tracking – and has only seen 3% of its population use it.

Police trialled facial recognition tech without clearance

Police trialled facial recognition tech without clearance

New Zealand Police first contacted the firm in January, and later set up a trial of the software, according to documents RNZ obtained under the Official Information Act. However, the high tech crime unit handling the technology appears to have not sought the necessary clearance before using it.

Public support vital to contact tracing apps: Can NHSx provide this?

Public support vital to contact tracing apps: Can NHSx provide this?

Even a newly constructed app using the Apple-Google software API (something NHSx is working on) is unlikely to solve all the issues the app has encountered, and it’s questionable whether new version will incite the public support needed.

Do we really need employee monitoring?

Do we really need employee monitoring?

Employee monitoring software can be useful, but it can also very easily be a crutch that poisons our working relationships, leading to lower productivity and worse health for businesses and people.

Is it safe to use an old Android phone?

Is it safe to use an old Android phone?

As a result, Google and the phone-makers eventually have to cut support for older handsets, usually once a device gets to be two or three years old.Those handsets then will no longer receive security updates meaning that when a threat is detected on that phone, it simply won't be fixed.

WhatsApp: Israeli firm 'deeply involved' in hacking our users

WhatsApp: Israeli firm 'deeply involved' in hacking our users

But one expert, John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab, who has worked with WhatsApp on the case, said NSO’s control of the servers involved in the hack suggests the company would have had logs, including IP addresses, identifying the users who were being targeted.

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

In an open letter to the Parliament, the Dutch minister for internal affairs Raymond Knops commits to a "Free Software by default" policy and underlines its benefits for society.

Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play

Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play

Google has confirmed that it will use the Google Play Services infrastructure to update Android phones with the upcoming COVID-19 contact tracing system it is building in collaboration with Apple.

Facebook is suing an Israeli spyware company for allegedly hacking WhatsApp. Now, that company says Facebook tried to buy its spyware in 2017.

Facebook is suing an Israeli spyware company for allegedly hacking WhatsApp. Now, that company says Facebook tried to buy its spyware in 2017.

NSO Group — a secretive Israeli spyware firm facing allegations that it hacked platforms like WhatsApp and helped authoritative governments spy on dissidents — now claims that Facebook tried to buy its surveillance technology in 2017 to monitor its users.

Private messaging app Signal suggests it could pull out of the US market if draconian EARN IT bill is approved

Private messaging app Signal suggests it could pull out of the US market if draconian EARN IT bill is approved

Lund speculates that as once companies let go of the end-to-end encryption protection, they may potentially lose legal immunity granted to them under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

GitHub - databurn-in/PrivacyBreacher: an Android app that can fetch a lot data without requesting any permissions

GitHub - databurn-in/PrivacyBreacher: an Android app that can fetch a lot data without requesting any permissions

This app can access the following information from your phone without requesting any permissions: Figure out at what time your phone screen turned on/off.To get more information on how this app can access all that data, check out our article here!.