Over 100 million IoT devices and servers are vulnerable because of 20-year-old TCP/IP stacks

Over 100 million IoT devices and servers are vulnerable because of 20-year-old TCP/IP stacks

In context: Security researchers at Forescout and JSOF have uncovered a set of nine vulnerabilities within four commonly used TCP/IP stacks.However, Forescout created an open-source script to help administrators track down vulnerable IoT devices and servers on the network.

Going Against Google Analytics With Plausible’s Co-Founder [Interview]

Going Against Google Analytics With Plausible’s Co-Founder [Interview]

Google has created many useful products that improved the lives of many people all around the world but in recent years Google has changed their priorities and now it’s all about optimizing value for their shareholders, squeezing even more money and further dominating the web.

Thousands of US police officers and public servants have reportedly used Clearview's controversial facial recognition tech without approval

Thousands of US police officers and public servants have reportedly used Clearview's controversial facial recognition tech without approval

Over 7,000 police officers and public servants in the US have been using or testing Clearview AI's facial recognition software without authorization from their departments, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.

Stop Spotify Surveillance

Stop Spotify Surveillance

The video will be used to promote this petition effort demanding that Spotify publicly abandon this patent and commit to not using invasive surveillance technology on listeners.

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple has begun rejecting app updates that do not comply with the App Tracking Transparency rules that the company is enforcing starting with iOS 14.5, according to a new report from Forbes.

Russia now requires all smartphones and devices in the country to have Russian software preinstalled

Russia now requires all smartphones and devices in the country to have Russian software preinstalled

A new law in Russia requires devices to have Russian software preinstalled.Russia now requires all smart devices — including phones, computers, and TVs — in the country to have Russian software preinstalled, in what some locals have called a "law against Apple.".

Research shows Google collects 20x more data from Android than Apple collects from iOS [U]

Research shows Google collects 20x more data from Android than Apple collects from iOS [U]

A Google spokesperson told Ars Technica that the company disagrees with this research as it considers essential that both iOS and Android devices send and receive data to the companies behind them, which helps them keep their software up to date and check that everything is working as expected.

Ex-policeman says Synesis did help to identify Belarus protesters

Ex-policeman says Synesis did help to identify Belarus protesters

The Synesis-made Kipod software was used by law enforcement agencies to identify participants of peaceful protests in Belarusian cities, according to a former employee with the Organized Crime and Corruption Task Force (GUBOPIK) Stanislau Lupanosau .

Privacy News Online: Weekly Review | March 26, 2021

Privacy News Online: Weekly Review | March 26, 2021

The problem is, the HTTP referrer header often holds private user data, such as user account information on a website or which articles you read.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

New CopperStealer malware steals Google, Apple, Facebook accounts

New CopperStealer malware steals Google, Apple, Facebook accounts

Previously undocumented account-stealing malware distributed via fake software crack sites targets the users of major service providers, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.The KeyGenNinja site CopperStealer shows similar targeting and delivery methods with the SilentFade malware used to steal browser cookies and promote malicious ads via compromised Facebook accounts, leading to over $4 million in damages.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: March 12, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: March 12, 2021

Brave Browser announces Brave Search: a privacy conscious alternative to Google.That’s because the bill provides an opt-out framework where tech companies are allowed to take and use your data by default and will only stop when you opt out.

Demand for fee to use password app LastPass sparks backlash

Demand for fee to use password app LastPass sparks backlash

Two investment firms, Elliott Management and Francisco Partners, acquired the service as part of their $4.3 billion buyout of Internet software group LogMeIn in September last year.Experts say it is hard to know whether the new limitations on the free version of LastPass will encourage more paying users to sign up.

Saleforce's LinkedIn hacked to show BLM support after employees speak out - TheGrio

Saleforce's LinkedIn hacked to show BLM support after employees speak out - TheGrio

A pair of Black former employees recently came forward to express their frustration while working at the software giant Salesforce.A hacker breached the LinkedIn account of the software giant Salesforce during the CPAC conference last Friday, posting a supportive message about Black Lives Matter from the page.

There Are Spying Eyes Everywhere—and Now They Share a Brain

There Are Spying Eyes Everywhere—and Now They Share a Brain

Seconds later, a long list of possible leads appeared onscreen, including a lineup of individuals previously arrested in the neighborhood for violent crimes, the home addresses of parolees living nearby, a catalog of similar recent 911 calls, photographs and license plate numbers of vehicles that had been detected speeding away from the scene, and video feeds from any cameras that might have picked up evidence of the crime itself, including those mounted on passing buses and trains.

Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic Evidence Secret from Defendants

Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic Evidence Secret from Defendants

EFF teamed up with the ACLU of Pennsylvania to file an amicus brief arguing in favor of defendants’ rights to challenge complex DNA analysis software that implicates them in crimes.The court correctly determined that this secrecy interest could not outweigh a defendant’s rights and ordered the code disclosed to the defense team.

Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA: researchers

Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA: researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese spies used code first developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators.

Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

Microsoft has developed an artificial intelligence for its Teams videoconferencing software that aims to put people presenting a remote talk more at ease by highlighting the most positive audience reactions.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: February 19, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: February 19, 2021

New Spotify patent would use mic to infer emotional state, age, gender, and accent.New York, Washington, and Virginia are three states that are expected to pass privacy bills this coming legislative session.

Code is law: why software openness and algorithmic transparency are vital for privacy

Code is law: why software openness and algorithmic transparency are vital for privacy

The legal defense team wanted to analyze how the TrueAllele software had arrived at the conclusion that Pickett’s DNA was present in the sample.That’s true not just for specialised programs analyzing genetic material, but also for the important new class of systems that involve automated decision making (ADM).

Leaked Screenshots Reveal iOS 14-Like Privacy Features Coming in Android 12

Leaked Screenshots Reveal iOS 14-Like Privacy Features Coming in Android 12

Apple in ‌iOS 14‌ added a little dot in the status bar to let you know if the microphone or the camera is activated, and in Android 12, Google appears to have a similar option.

Accused murderer wins right to check source code of DNA testing kit used by police

Accused murderer wins right to check source code of DNA testing kit used by police

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man accused of murder is entitled to review proprietary genetic testing software to challenge evidence presented against him.

No Secret Evidence in Our Courts

No Secret Evidence in Our Courts

In an important victory, an appeals court in New Jersey agreed with EFF and the ACLU of NJ that a defendant is entitled to see the source code of software that’s used to generate evidence against them.

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it's investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 29, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 29, 2021

Two Oklahoma state representatives have introduced a new bill that may catapult the state to having one of the country’s best online privacy laws.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 22, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 22, 2021

A new infographic by 9 to 5 Mac that highlights the difference between the privacy labels of popular messaging apps is making its rounds around the internet.

Windows 10 privacy software Privatezilla update brings analysis mode

Windows 10 privacy software Privatezilla update brings analysis mode

A new version of the Windows 10 privacy tool Privatezilla has been released this week; the new version comes with an improved analysis feature that reveals configured and not configured settings when it is used.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 15, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 15, 2021

WhatsApp is forcing users to share personal data with Facebook, and Elon Musk is urging people to switch to Signal, a smaller encrypted messaging app.WhatsApp has made the long awaited move of changing its privacy policy to share personal data from WhatsApp users to its parent company Facebook.

Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot

Facial recognition use surges after Capitol riot

With many of the participants posting footage of the riot to social media, officials nationwide are relying on software like Clearview AI — which matches photos of unidentified people with publicly posted images — including in jurisdictions that have enacted recent reforms about police use of the technology.

Cheating, Policing, and School Surveillance

Cheating, Policing, and School Surveillance

I will, however, say this: anti-cheating software, whether it’s plagiarism detection or test proctoring — is “cop shit.” And cops do not belong on school grounds.Ed-tech didn't create the "cop shit" in the classroom or launch a culture of surveillance in schools by any means.

ExamSoft’s proctoring software has a face-detection problem

ExamSoft’s proctoring software has a face-detection problem

Back in September, multiple non-white exam-takers told the New York Times that the software couldn’t identify them due to “poor lighting” — a problem that Teninbaum, who has light skin, wasn’t able to replicate.