Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

An additional document Project Veritas obtained, titled “Fair is Not the Default” says “People (like us) are programmed” after the results of machine learning fairness.

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

“We’re pleased that websites with strong U2F or WebAuthn authentication support will work in Brave on iOS devices, allowing the same durable hardware security key to protect accounts on any device.

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Speaking shortly afterwards on the same radio program, Damian Collins, who chairs a UK parliamentary committee that has called for Facebook to be investigated by the UK’s privacy and competition regulators , suggested the company is seeking to use self-serving self-regulation to evade wider responsibility for the problems its platform creates — arguing that what’s really needed are state-set broadcast-style regulations overseen by external bodies with statutory powers.

Bringing big tech to heel: how do we take back control of the internet?

Bringing big tech to heel: how do we take back control of the internet?

Under the regulation, the idea that you control your data footprint has been accepted and embedded with privacy protocols placing enforceable rules on how corporations harvest and then monetise personal information.

Tails - Tails 3.14.2 is out

Tails - Tails 3.14.2 is out

Changes and upgrades Fixed problems Known issues Get Tails 3.14.2 What's coming up? To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

Amazon gets U.S. patent to use delivery drones for surveillance service

Amazon gets U.S. patent to use delivery drones for surveillance service

(Reuters) - Inc is exploring using drones not just to deliver packages but also to provide surveillance as a service to its customers, according to a patent granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

That's the question US senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley want answered by introducing a bill on Monday that, if successful, would require big tech companies to disclose to individual users the value of their information.

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome in 2019

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome in 2019

AdBlock Plus blocks ads with trackers and malicious downloads attached to them but does allow legitimate, or acceptable ads through that tend to help websites earn a little bit of revenue.

Ron Paul Warns: Medical IDs Are The Enemy Of Privacy, Liberty, & Health

Ron Paul Warns: Medical IDs Are The Enemy Of Privacy, Liberty, & Health

A unique patient identifier would allow federal bureaucrats and government-favored special interests to access health information simply by entering an individual’s unique patient ID into a database.

New US visa requirements threaten privacy and freedom of expression

New US visa requirements threaten privacy and freedom of expression

As shown by a newly released report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Department of Homeland Security, specifically Customs and Border Protection, can share social media data with federal, state and local government agencies, along with law enforcement and even multilateral governmental organizations and foreign states.

List of Canada–United States border crossings

List of Canada–United States border crossings

Four Falls Brown Road New Brunswick East Road Russell Road Maine Canada still provides Customs services seasonally, but US-bound traffic is prohibited, and has been since the US border station closed in the 1960s.

ICE is Paying Millions to Surveillance Company to Spy on People’s Communications

ICE is Paying Millions to Surveillance Company to Spy on People’s Communications

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency at the centre of carrying out President Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach to immigration enforcement and family separation, has for years been contracting a US surveillance company to intercept peoples’ communications across the United States.

The Lofgren-Amash Amendment Would Check Warrantless Surveillance

The Lofgren-Amash Amendment Would Check Warrantless Surveillance

Specifically, their amendment would withhold money [PDF] intended to fund Section 702 unless the government commits not to knowingly collect the data of people communicating from within the U.S. to other U.S. residents, and who are not specifically communicating with a foreign surveillance target.

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem

The Nest spycam problem came to light when the gadget site Wirecutter published a report on how someone sold his Nest Cam Indoor and then discovered that he was "still able to access images from his old camera."

I’m a Journalist but I Didn’t Fully Realize the Terrible Power of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights and Privacy

I’m a Journalist but I Didn’t Fully Realize the Terrible Power of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights and Privacy

Sophia Cope, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has sued CBP over its warrantless device searches, told me that the agency “has for sure said no” as to whether there is a right to counsel during secondary screening.

Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Asda, which is owned by Walmart, and UK supermarket Sainsbury's both told the BBC they did not use image recognition cameras in their stores.

Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

Google’s product managers told me in an interview that Chrome prioritizes privacy choices and controls, and they’re working on new ones for cookies. The Washington Post website has about 40 tracker cookies, average for a news site, which the company said in a statement are used to deliver better-targeted ads and track ad performance.

No Slack for you! Microsoft puts rival app on internal list of ‘prohibited and discouraged’ software

No Slack for you! Microsoft puts rival app on internal list of ‘prohibited and discouraged’ software

GeekWire obtained an internal Microsoft list of prohibited and discouraged technology — software and online services that the company doesn’t want its employees using as part of their day-to-day work. Slack Enterprise Grid version complies with Microsoft security requirements; however, we encourage use of Microsoft Teams rather than a competitive software.

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Laval police informed the financial-services giant that personal information of more than 2.9 million members has been shared with people outside of the organization. The largest data breach in history occurred in 2013 when three billion Yahoo accounts were hacked.

Amazon patent reveals drone surveillance as a service

Amazon patent reveals drone surveillance as a service

A new patent granted to Amazon suggests the retail giant is exploring ways in which drone surveillance could be packaged up as a new business solution.

NSA Starts Contributing Low-Level Code to UEFI BIOS Alternative

NSA Starts Contributing Low-Level Code to UEFI BIOS Alternative

Credit: IntelThe NSA has started assigning developers to the Coreboot project, which is an open source alternative to Windows BIOS/UEFI firmware. All Coreboot code, including all the STM contributions from the NSA, are open source, so anyone could verify that there is no backdoor in there -- in theory.

Epic privacy fail: WeTransfer shared its users' files with the wrong people

Epic privacy fail: WeTransfer shared its users' files with the wrong people

The file sharing service sent the following email to impacted users. Dear WeTransfer user, We are writing to let you know about a security incident in which a number of WeTransfer service emails were sent to the wrong people. I mean, look, WeTransfer had one job -- share files with the correct friggin' people!

When AI-enhanced customer service is on the line, so is your privacy

When AI-enhanced customer service is on the line, so is your privacy

Another feature that a unified pool of messaging data makes possible is “sentiment analysis”, to provide human agents with the context they need to personalize future customer interactions.

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

After patching a critical actively-exploited vulnerability in Firefox 67.0.3 earlier this week, Mozilla is now warning millions of its users about a second zero-day vulnerability that attackers have been found exploiting in the wild.

Amazon Considers Adding ‘Surveillance as a Service’ to Delivery Drones Because Maybe Every Product Should Monitor Us

Amazon Considers Adding ‘Surveillance as a Service’ to Delivery Drones Because Maybe Every Product Should Monitor Us

A patent, filed in June 2015 and approved earlier this month, describes technology that would allow a delivery drone to “perform surveillance action at a property of an authorized party” by making a “geo-fence” of the property and then “imag[ing] the property to generate surveillance images,” after or during which, the image data that is not within that geo-fence would apparently be obscured.

Facebook removed from S&P list of ethical companies after data scandals

Facebook removed from S&P list of ethical companies after data scandals

Standard & Poor's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index said that it had booted Facebook after the company scored poorly for social responsibility and governance, achieving 22 and 6, respectively, out of 100.

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cambridge Analytica shocked the netizens of the world wide web and gave birth to intense debates on online privacy, cyber security, and accountability of the companies that experienced data breaches.

AI Proving to Be an Integral Part of Cryptocurrency High Volume Transaction Security

AI Proving to Be an Integral Part of Cryptocurrency High Volume Transaction Security

Crypto mining | Image source: PixabayBlockchain technology can decentralize the process of transferring money by making transactions transparent and allowing the community of users to verify them.

Amazon patents ‘surveillance as a service’ tech for its delivery drones

Amazon patents ‘surveillance as a service’ tech for its delivery drones

Amazon’s delivery drones are not yet dropping off packages, but the company is already envisioning how else that might be used — including by offering “surveillance as a service.” Amazon was recently granted a patent that outlines how its UAVs could keep an eye on customers’ property between deliveries while supposedly maintaining their privacy.

Mozilla plans far-reaching changes to Protective features in Firefox

Mozilla plans far-reaching changes to Protective features in Firefox

Mozilla plans to improve the protective features of the Firefox web browser further by making user interface changes, introducing social blocking as a new tracking protection feature and protection reports, and launching a new service called Firefox Proxy.

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