6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

But the fact that democratic, liberty-loving regions of the world are also promoting censorship on the Internet is pessimistic, also with regard to the work of people like Aaron.

Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. ADVERTISEMENT Calls by Reuters to Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama, Alphabet's local unit, were not answered on Monday.

New releases: Tor 0.3.5.7, 0.3.4.10, and 0.3.3.11

New releases: Tor 0.3.5.7, 0.3.4.10, and 0.3.3.11

The Tor 0.3.5 series includes several new features and performance improvements, including client authorization for v3 onion services, cleanups to bootstrap reporting, support for improved bandwidth- measurement tools, experimental support for NSS in place of OpenSSL, and much more.

The Hated One

The Hated One

If at any point during the video you feel like this is too much for you, feel free to leave it there and keep your privacy protection at a level that suits you best.

Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement, and It Explains So Much

Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement, and It Explains So Much

Amazon declined to tell the New York Times about its data-sharing deal with Facebook but “said it used the information appropriately.” I asked Amazon how it was using the data obtained from Facebook, and whether it used it to make connections like the one described by Santiago.

FBI Documents Reveal New Details on Aaron Swartz Inquiry

FBI Documents Reveal New Details on Aaron Swartz Inquiry

But after reviewing the document and other related files, several legal experts told Gizmodo the most likely explanation was that the FBI had used a National Security Letter (NSL), a ubiquitous tool for obtaining email header data at the time.

EPIC to Congress: Federal Agency Making Up the Rules for Facial Recognition Screening

EPIC urged the Committee to suspend the screening program until privacy safeguards and meaningful opt-out procedures are established. Last week, EPIC warned Customs and Border Protection about facial recognition technology and urged the DHS Privacy committee to end the program.

Italian regulator fines Facebook £8.9m for misleading users

Italian regulator fines Facebook £8.9m for misleading users

The company was specifically criticised for the default setting of the Facebook Platform services, which in the words of the regulator, “prepares the transmission of user data to individual websites/apps without express consent” from users.

How to Use Crypto Anonymously part 1: Bitcoin Isn’t as Anonymous as You Think

How to Use Crypto Anonymously part 1: Bitcoin Isn’t as Anonymous as You Think

If someone knows my public address, they can search for it and see every bitcoin transaction I’ve ever made, how much was involved, and which other “public addresses” I’ve interacted with. Your bitcoin transactions are only private until someone pierces your pseudonym.

#TeleormanLeaks explained: privacy, freedom of expression, and public interest

#TeleormanLeaks explained: privacy, freedom of expression, and public interest

However, both “clarifications” published on their website fail to explain why the authority interpreted the situation not to fall under the derogations of Article 7 of the Romanian law 190/2018 (that implemented Article 85 of GDPR which requires reconciliation of the right to the protection of personal data with the right to freedom of expression and information, including processing for journalistic purposes).

TRAI to analyse implications of over-the-top services’ growth

TRAI to analyse implications of over-the-top services’ growth

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday re-started the discussion on “regulatory issues and economic concerns” with regard to over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp and Skype, with its consultation paper on ‘Regulatory Framework for OTT Communication Services’.

Privacy questioned in DNA-test boom

Privacy questioned in DNA-test boom

"We are getting very soon to the point that everyone will be potentially identifiable using this technique," said study author Yaniv Erlich, an assistant professor at Columbia University and the chief science officer at the consumer DNA testing firm MyHeritage.

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

“Republicans have suffered from being behind in small-dollar fund-raising, and the president, over the course of the campaign and his presidency, has built the largest Republican first-party data list,” said Mr. Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale, who engineered the agreement.

New blockchain based messenger – Uganda Narey – Medium

As I’ve mentioned more and more secure messengers appear these days. And some days ago I’ve seen news about the presentation of a new American messenger called Stealthy . Is it worth using or there are other good messengers to use?

UBlock Origin can block JavaScript by default now

UBlock Origin can block JavaScript by default now

The new option of uBlock Origin 1.17.0 gives users even better control when it comes to blocking content from running automatically on sites that they visit in any of the supported browsers. Open the uBlock Origin settings.

New Surveillance Court Orders Show That Even Judges Have Difficulty Understanding and Limiting Government Spying

New Surveillance Court Orders Show That Even Judges Have Difficulty Understanding and Limiting Government Spying

Although many of the newly released opinions appear to be decisions approving surveillance and searches of particular individuals, several raise questions about how well equipped FISC judges are to protect individuals’ statutory and constitutional rights when the government is less than candid with the court, underscoring EFF’s concerns with the FISC’s ability to safeguard individual privacy and free expression.

A call for principle-based international agreements to govern law enforcement access to data

A call for principle-based international agreements to govern law enforcement access to data

In the United States, passage of the CLOUD Act created the foundation for a new generation of international agreements that allows governments to engage with each other to create lasting rules to protect privacy and facilitate legitimate law enforcement access to evidence.

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

And worst of all, we expect these powers to come in a routine Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, with no chance for meaningful debate on how best to limit the government’s authority to intercept or destroy drones.

Tech industry told ‘privacy is not absolute’ and end-to-end encryption ‘should be rare’

Tech industry told ‘privacy is not absolute’ and end-to-end encryption ‘should be rare’

The company uses end-to-end encryption for iMessages and FaceTime, but iCloud backups are encrypted by Apple, so the company is able to provide access to these to law enforcement agencies on receipt of a court order.

Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption

Providers of information and communications technology and services - carriers, device manufacturers or over-the-top service providers -– are subject to the law, which can include requirements to assist authorities to lawfully access data, including the content of communications.

Aadhaar, World's Largest Digital ID Project, Sued For Data Leaks

Aadhaar, World's Largest Digital ID Project, Sued For Data Leaks

Highlights Delhi High Court will hear a plea seeking damages for Aadhaar data leaks The UIDAI has 6 weeks to reply and the case will be heard on November 19 Numerous reports of Aadhaar data leaks have raised security concerns