Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant, Closes Fourth Amendment Loophole

Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant, Closes Fourth Amendment Loophole

Under the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act (HB 57), state law enforcement can only access someone’s transmitted or stored digital data (including writing, images, and audio) if a court issues a search warrant based on probable cause.

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

Mike Gualtieri, the researcher who discovered the vulnerability, published several proof of concept attacks designed to steal usernames, passwords, and other data on web pages it is used on. Just install the extension in a supported web browser to protect your data against attacks exploiting the issue.

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

WCSO Via public records requests, CNET reviewed seven sheriff's office reports that showed facial recognition being put to use in making an arrest. Deputy Jeff Talbot, Washington County's public information officer, said WCSO has made arrests on "crimes on multiple levels" using Rekognition, not just minor offenses.

The 5G Protocol May Still Be Vulnerable to IMSI Catchers

The 5G Protocol May Still Be Vulnerable to IMSI Catchers

A number of fantastic papers explore vulnerabilities in 2G , 3G , and 4G which are potentially the same ones exploited by commercial CSSs. The upcoming 5G protocol for cellular communications promised many improvements over the current 4G standard, including a claim that it would protect mobile users from cell-site simulators.

NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines

NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines

The Department of Health said a change to more modern communication methods was needed to improve patient safety and cyber security. In place of fax machines, the Department of Health said secure email should be used.

CSIS director warns business leaders of ‘state-sponsored espionage in Canada’

CSIS director warns business leaders of ‘state-sponsored espionage in Canada’

While Vigneault said terrorism remained the “number one national security-related danger to public safety in this country,” he called espionage and foreign interference “the greatest threat to our prosperity and national interest.”

ElasticSearch server exposed the personal data of over 57 million US citizens

ElasticSearch server exposed the personal data of over 57 million US citizens

The researchers said the ElasticSearch server --a technology used for powering search functions-- was leaking over 73GB of data, and that several databases were cached inside the server's memory.

The End of Trust (McSweeney's 54)

The End of Trust (McSweeney's 54)

EFF and McSweeney’s have teamed up to bring you The End of Trust (McSweeney’s 54). The End of Trust is available to download and read right now under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

Canada Post Admits Privacy Breach Of 4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers

Canada Post Admits Privacy Breach Of 4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers

The country continues to encounter challenges in the rollout of adult-use cannabis: after multiple reports that the legalization was met with shortages of weed, a new issue has arose after it was revealed that thousands of people who ordered pot to be delivered via Canada Post had their private information breached.

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

One of the visited-link attacks – CVE2018-6137, a bug in Chrome 67 that Google fixed in June – peeled off user browsing history at the rate of 3,000 URLs per second.

NSA Finalizes $6.7 Billion in Classified Tech Contracts

NSA Finalizes $6.7 Billion in Classified Tech Contracts

NSA awarded the first $5 billion Groundbreaker contract in 2001 to a joint alliance of contractors called the Eagle Alliance, led by Computer Science Corp., which became CSRA.

UMatrix – A Powerful Firefox Extension to Enhance Security and Privacy

UMatrix – A Powerful Firefox Extension to Enhance Security and Privacy

uMatrix adds Cookie, CSS, Media/Image, Script, XML Http Requests (XHR), Frame, and other types of blocking to your security and privacy arsenal, and it allows the user to fine tune each of these types of blocking to the user’s preference.

“Get a warrant”—Florida appeals court admonishes cops in two murder cases

“Get a warrant”—Florida appeals court admonishes cops in two murder cases

Florida, the Fourth District reversed a lower court ruling that denied the suppression of cell-site location information (CSLI).

Google Sued Over Misleading Users About Location Tracking Feature

Google Sued Over Misleading Users About Location Tracking Feature

Now the page states: "This setting does not affect other location services on your device," and that "some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps."

Google is being sued over 'privacy-invading' location data collection

Google is being sued over 'privacy-invading' location data collection

GOOGLE IS BEING SUED over ongoing claims that it tracks your location in Android and iOS, even if the 'Location History' option is turned off.

Lawsuit says Google tracks phone users regardless of privacy settings

Lawsuit says Google tracks phone users regardless of privacy settings

(Reuters) - Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even when they use a privacy setting to prevent it.