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.

Sardines, Protests, Trees, and Bitcoin — What Do They Have In Common?

Sardines, Protests, Trees, and Bitcoin — What Do They Have In Common?

Image SourceDrawing on lessons from the Umbrella movement, the 2019 Anti-Extradition protests have a decentralised framework which allows groups in different locations to coordinate campaigns.Swimming in large numbers does not protect all of them, but it does allow the majority of the group to survive.

MiFi 4G hotspots are vulnerable to hacking, use a VPN to protect yourself

MiFi 4G hotspots are vulnerable to hacking, use a VPN to protect yourself

A DEFCON 27 talk by Pen Test Partners revealed command injection and remote code execution vulnerabilities in popular 4G hotspots and MiFi routers made by ZTE, Netgear, TP-Link, and Huawei.

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

A strange discovery on my office computer led me to unearth an astonishing data leak caused by Kaspersky's antivirus software.The data leak allowed websites to unnoticeably read the individual ID of Kaspersky users.

Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

In the German independent research institute’s May/June 2019 ‘best antivirus software for Windows Home Users’ report, Windows Defender is one of four products to receive perfect 6 out of 6 scores in the protection, performance, and usability categories.

Group dating app 3Fun exposed sensitive data on 1.5 million users

Group dating app 3Fun exposed sensitive data on 1.5 million users

More than 1.5 million users of a group dating service had their personal data exposed — including their real-time location — because of a vulnerability in the app.

Police facial recognition could target 'literally anybody', senior MP says

Police facial recognition could target 'literally anybody', senior MP says

According to internal documents uncovered by Sky News, South Wales Police - the force leading the Home Office-backed trial of the controversial technology - places "persons where intelligence is required" on its watchlists, alongside wanted suspects and missing people.

We Tested Europe’s New Lie Detector for Travelers — and Immediately Triggered a False Positive

We Tested Europe’s New Lie Detector for Travelers — and Immediately Triggered a False Positive

It is a virtual policeman designed to strengthen Europe’s borders, subjecting travelers to a lie detector test before they are allowed to pass through customs.

How to test if your Bluetooth devices support BLE Privacy

How to test if your Bluetooth devices support BLE Privacy

Bluetooth devices, like Wi-Fi devices, support a privacy-enhancing technique that periodically randomizes the broadcasted address, which makes it harder to track them as their owners move about in the world.

Portland may ban masked protesters like antifa in effort to crack down on violent clashes

Portland may ban masked protesters like antifa in effort to crack down on violent clashes

City officials in Portland, Oregon are considering banning masks for protesters in an effort to address clashes between protesters, Th Wall Street Journal reported. Eileen Park, a spokesperson for Mayor Ted Wheeler (D), said officials have been discussing banning the wearing of a mask to evade identification for criminal activity in the city.

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

In a statement, the company said a small number of anonymous recordings were transcribed by its experts, and revealed that an investigation had been launched after some Dutch audio data had been leaked.

DNA testing can share all your family secrets. Are you ready for that?

DNA testing can share all your family secrets. Are you ready for that?

DNA testing from the likes of leading services 23andMe and Ancestry, among others, has always boiled down to risk and reward, a fascination and curiosity about one’s roots and/or predispositions to disease, balanced against trepidations around privacy, security, and, for sure, the possibility of an awkward or identity-altering discovery.

Mozilla-central: changeset 480087:caacd1cb3ec10b6d39a4fbdc5eb09a7a703d87c3

Mozilla-central: changeset 480087:caacd1cb3ec10b6d39a4fbdc5eb09a7a703d87c3

QueryInterface(Ci.nsIHttpChannel); + equal(httpChannel.getRequestHeader("Cookie"), "type=chocolate-chip", "The header should be sent"); + .removeObserver(cookieExpectedObserver, "http-on-modify-request"); + cookieExpectedDeferred.resolve(); + } + .addObserver(cookieExpectedObserver, "http-on-modify-request"); + await fetch(serverUrl); + await cookieExpectedDeferred.promise; + + // A request through the NormandyApi method should not send that cookie + const cookieNotExpectedDeferred = PromiseUtils.defer(); + function cookieNotExpectedObserver(aSubject, aTopic, aData) { + equal(aTopic, "http-on-modify-request", "Only the expected topic should be observed"); + let httpChannel = aSubject.

Umbrella: Security made easy

Umbrella: Security made easy

★How do I send a secure email?. ★What is the latest information about security problems in my area?. Whether you are sending sensitive emails, attending a protest or dealing with a kidnapping, Umbrella is your one stop shop for the latest security tools and information.

The Best Reason for Your City to Ban Facial Recognition

The Best Reason for Your City to Ban Facial Recognition

He told reporters they also fined him 90 British pounds, or about $115.Does facial recognition mean that people have to go around in public with their faces covered if they don’t want to be tracked by police?

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

New technologies, such as Secure DNS or Cloudflare's own encrypted Server Name Indication (SNI) are designed to address leaks caused by DNS queries. Cloudflare's Browsing Experience Security Check online tool tests the capabilities of the web browser in regards to certain privacy and security related features.

23 reasons not to reveal your DNA

23 reasons not to reveal your DNA

They often also claim rights to your genetic data and sell access to their databases to big pharmaceutical and medtech companies. OK, so test results can also lead to important discoveries about your personal health, and can also be shared for non-profit biomedical research in the public interest.

Vice versa HUAWEI P30 Pro without connection with China. The point is a misunderstanding when testing

Vice versa HUAWEI P30 Pro without connection with China. The point is a misunderstanding when testing

For cases where users of Huawei P30 Pro bought in Thailand Found that the device sent data to the Chinese government server Which Huawei Thailand contacted to investigate the facts of the problem After almost inspection at night We found that the device does not connect nor sends no data directly But it is the user's own test process that caused.

Don't Mail In That DNA Kit Until You Know These Facts

Don't Mail In That DNA Kit Until You Know These Facts

As we become more comfortable with at-home DNA testing kits and allowing companies to assess our biological makeup, the market continues to shift in a variety of ways including the types of diseases and disorders that can be tested, how accurate the tests are, and the amount of information shared – which can include selling your data to third parties.

Australian Child-Tracking Smartwatch Vulnerable to Hackers

Australian Child-Tracking Smartwatch Vulnerable to Hackers

(Photo: Troy Hunt) An Australian company that markets a smartwatch that lets parents monitor their children shut down its service on Monday after researchers revealed hackers could track a child's location, spoof the location, add themselves as a "parent" and view personally identifiable information associated with the account.

Is Russia’s Internet ban an elaborate ploy to block Telegram?

Is Russia’s Internet ban an elaborate ploy to block Telegram?

Russian lawmakers on Thursday approved a controversial bill to cut off the country’s internet traffic from foreign servers and block popular messaging app, Telegram. Telegram is insanely popular in Russia, where its encrypted technology makes it possible for people to communicate without government snooping, and for protest organizers to operate with impunity.

Launching the Mozilla Plugin Privacy Test Database

Launching the Mozilla Plugin Privacy Test Database

The results are interesting from a passive collection perspective - plugins that store user data when clicked are significantly safer than plugins that track all web activity all the time.

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

The researchers did not participate in the public intrusion test, but it was clear that their findings could not be ignored.“Although the electronic ballot box could not be hacked, feedback on the published source code reveals critical errors,” Swiss Post said in a statement last week.

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

A database managed by an Indian government healthcare agency was left connected to the Internet without a password, where it exposed more than 12.5 million medical records for pregnant women, ZDNet has learned.

StartPage beats Google Search in test. Reason? Privacy

StartPage beats Google Search in test. Reason? Privacy

Back in 2013, I proclaimed that it was time to switch to the search engines DuckDuckGo or Startpage .The German customer tests behemoth Stiftung Warentest tested search engines in its latest print issue and concluded that Google provided the best search results.

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

You see, following an in-depth investigation, German organization "Stiftung Warentest" has declared the search engine to be the best. With all of that said, provides Google search results without all the tracking -- it's the best of both worlds!

Chelsea Manning is Sacrificing her Freedom to Defend Freedom of the Press

Chelsea Manning is Sacrificing her Freedom to Defend Freedom of the Press

By refusing to testify before this grand jury, Chelsea Manning has made a more principled stand for freedom of the press than Judith Miller could have ever hoped to.

Free Phishing Test

Free Phishing Test

All you need to do is to enter your website name to make a comprehensive search of any malicious, counterfeiting and squatting websites that impersonate your digital identity, brand name or trademarks: Phishing Test First Screen First section of the report is dedicated to cybersquatting — all possible variations of squatted domains that use your brand or company name.

The government uses images of vulnerable people to test facial recognition software.

The government uses images of vulnerable people to test facial recognition software.

When a company, university group, or developer wants to test a facial recognition algorithm, it sends that software to NIST, which then uses the full set of photograph collections to determine how well the program performs in terms of accuracy, speed, storage and memory consumption, and resilience.