Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets

Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets

The company says that the issue impacted Twitter for Android users who made certain account changes while the “Protect your Tweets” option was turned on. We’ve become aware of and fixed an issue where the “Protect your Tweets” setting was disabled on Twitter for Android.

The FBI ‘Can Neither Confirm nor Deny’ That It Monitors Your Social Media Posts

The FBI ‘Can Neither Confirm nor Deny’ That It Monitors Your Social Media Posts

Indeed, in its letter responding to our FOIA request, the FBI said that simply acknowledging its use of social media surveillance would “risk circumvention of the law.” The bureau seems to be saying that if people knew that the government is monitoring what they’re saying on social media, they’d be less likely to say it.

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

Until now, the extension has been installed by roughly 400 users, according to stats available on its official Chrome Web Store listing . According to a report from ElevenPaths, Telefonica's cyber-security division, the extension was distributed via

San Diego’s Smart Streetlights Yield a Firehose of Data

San Diego’s Smart Streetlights Yield a Firehose of Data

This data is only just starting to feed into the way the city designs and manages traffic flows, and any consumer applications remain far in the future, says Erik Caldwell , the city of San Diego’s interim deputy chief operating officer for smart and sustainable communities.

Why OYO Sharing Check-In Details With The Govt Should Worry You

Why OYO Sharing Check-In Details With The Govt Should Worry You

On Tuesday, at the Bengal Tourism Summit in Kolkata, the company announced its new digital arrival and departure register, which would provide the government real-time data about people checking in and out of its hotels.

Bancada do PSL vai à China importar sistema que reconhece rosto de cidadãos

Bancada do PSL vai à China importar sistema que reconhece rosto de cidadãos

"Os chineses estão muito à nossa frente na questão da segurança pública, e como representante do estado do Rio de Janeiro essa tecnologia toda muito me interessa", afirmou o deputado ao UOL antes de embarcar junto com uma comitiva de 12 parlamentares rumo à China para conhecer o sistema de reconhecimento facial , na terça-feira (15).

Consumer Organizations Announce New Framework for US Privacy Protection, Propose Privacy Agency

Consumer Organizations Announce New Framework for US Privacy Protection, Propose Privacy Agency

The consumer framework states that the Federal Trade Commission has failed to enforce the orders it has established.

Is the "10 Year Challenge" on Facebook a privacy scheme disguised as a meme?

Is the "10 Year Challenge" on Facebook a privacy scheme disguised as a meme?

Facebook on Wednesday distanced itself from the "10 Year Challenge" after an article set off speculation that the social media giant could be secretly mining data from the photos to improve its facial recognition algorithms.

Israel company admits spying on Emir of Qatar

Israel company admits spying on Emir of Qatar

In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth this weekend , Shalev Hulio admitted that his company’s product was used to spy on Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, as well as Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. If the image(s) bear our credit, this license also applies to them.

An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach

An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach

The data set was first reported by security researcher Troy Hunt , who maintains Have I Been Pwned , a way to search whether your own email or password has been compromised by a breach at any point.

Does Facebook care about your privacy?

Does Facebook care about your privacy?

That’s how long our longest-tenured Facebook user at TeamRed has been using the popular social media platform. Facebook’s widespread adoption amongst both friends and family members also made some people truly grasp the importance of online privacy for the first time.

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way)

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way)

Sweeping For Hidden Cameras & Devices Is Becoming A Necessity Just in the past couple of years, we have seen a rise in hidden cameras and spy gear being used in nefarious ways, targeting guests that stay on cruise lines, in hotel rooms, Airbnb houses, the list goes on.

Tim Cook calls on FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data

Tim Cook calls on FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data

Writing in an op-ed for Time magazine , Cook said consumers should have the power to “delete their data on demand, freely, easily and online, once and for all.” In the column Cook inveighed against what he called the “shadow economy” of data brokers: companies that collect and sell personal data generated by digital tracking.

Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel

Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel

How Brave Ads Work Opt-in Users who choose to see Brave Ads are presented with offers in the form of notifications as they browse the web, at a time that the browser finds appropriate and not disruptive.

773 million email addresses have been leaked – check if yours is on the list

773 million email addresses have been leaked – check if yours is on the list

Hunt said the forum post described the source of the data as “a collection of 2000+ dehashed databases and Combos (combinations of email addresses and passwords) stored by topic.” Collection of files on MEGA We just launched Plugged It’s our cool new gadget site.

A Future with Elon Musk’s Neuralink

A Future with Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Neuralink is one of the companies founded by Elon Musk. Elon Musk said the following in the podcast, when asked about the difference in intelligence between us regular humans and the ones that will have the chip implanted in them.

FBI affidavit against Ryan S. Lin in cyberstalking case (2017)

FBI affidavit against Ryan S. Lin in cyberstalking case (2017)

reply ALittleLight 12 hours ago I opened the document expecting to sympathize with Lin. In my imagination this was some FBI surveillance state overreach, or "cyberharassment" thing getting overblown. reply favorited 12 hours ago > Provided the allegations are true, whatever sentence he gets will not be enough...

Over 140 International Airlines Affected by Major Security Breach

Over 140 International Airlines Affected by Major Security Breach

Potential attackers could view and change private information in flight bookings made by millions of customers of major international airlines because of a security issue in the Amadeus online booking system found by Safety Detective's Noam Rotem.

The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach

The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach

If you've come here via another channel, checking your email address on HIBP is as simple as going to the site, entering it in then looking at the results (scrolling further down lists the specific data breaches the address was found in): But what many people will want to know is what password was exposed.

Marco Rubio Introduces Privacy Bill to Regulate Data Collection

Marco Rubio Introduces Privacy Bill to Regulate Data Collection

While Rubio’s bill is intended to reign in the data collection and dissemination of companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Netflix, it also requires any final legislation to protect small businesses from being stifled by new rules.

Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

On Wednesday, House Committee on Energy and Commerce GOP leaders wrote letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon requesting answers to a variety of questions, including asking the telcos to identify which third parties they have shared location data and information with at any time since 2007.

Massive 'Fortnite' security hole allowed hackers to take over accounts, eavesdrop on chats

Massive 'Fortnite' security hole allowed hackers to take over accounts, eavesdrop on chats

By Variety LOS ANGELES — "Fortnite" players were exposed to hackers who could control their accounts, purchase in-game items through their credit cards, and drop into in-game chats posing as the hacked player, cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies discovered in November.

Project Alias Prevents Alexa And Google From Eavesdropping On You

Project Alias Prevents Alexa And Google From Eavesdropping On You

There have always been concerns about smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, listening to your private conversations at home or offices, all the time.

Talkative homebuyers beware, the seller might be listening

Talkative homebuyers beware, the seller might be listening

Real estate agent Juliana Webster says the rules should be changed to force sellers to say if their homes are under surveillance.

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

The survey found that when potential tradeoffs were not part of the question, approximately 80 per cent of Americans agreed they would like Google, Facebook and other online services to collect less of their data.

Fedora, UUIDs, and user tracking

Fedora, UUIDs, and user tracking

Instead of the current method of counting unique IP addresses that request updates from the DNF mirrors, which is an unreliable estimator of Fedora usage, the proposal would create a unique user ID (UUID) for each installed system that would be sent with DNF mirror-list requests.

Online payment gave cops a vital clue

Online payment gave cops a vital clue

According to Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, the accused used Google Pay, popularly known as G Pay, to make payment at a hotel he was staying.

Major Security Breach Discovered Affecting Nearly Half of All Airline Travelers Worldwide

Major Security Breach Discovered Affecting Nearly Half of All Airline Travelers Worldwide

The same breach was then discovered to include 44% of the international carriers market, potentially affecting tens of millions of travelers.

Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data

Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data

Using a simple script he wrote, Robert demonstrated how he could pull pictures, videos and app names — or even grab a file from the memory card — from another device on the same network.

Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data

Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data

Most Facebook users say they are assigned categories on their ad preferences page A substantial share of websites and apps track how people use digital services, and they use that data to deliver services, content or advertising targeted to those with specific interests or traits.

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