EU2019: Which MEPs voted in favour of digital rights?

EU2019: Which MEPs voted in favour of digital rights?

It's more interesting to observe that 10 member states have no MEPs consistently voting for digital rights. Despite the clear public message, many MEPs consistently voted against digital rights. Despite the clear public message, many MEPs voted against digital rights.

OSINT: How to find information on anyone

OSINT: How to find information on anyone

Since the article is about legally obtained information I’m not going to show how to get an unauthorized access, however, you can explore Google Hacking Database with a thousand of different queries.

Schools Are Safer Than Ever, But That's Not Stopping Schools From Buying Social Media Monitoring Software

Schools Are Safer Than Ever, But That's Not Stopping Schools From Buying Social Media Monitoring Software

The Brennan Center for Justice reports schools are purchasing social media monitoring tools with increasing frequency, allowing them to track and surveil students far past the borders of the school grounds.

Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system

Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system

We also found that the customer’s system also pulls in data from the police and uses that information to detect people of interest or criminal suspects, suggesting it may be a government customer.

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech

“Biometric photos of members of the public wrongly identified as potential criminals are taken without their knowledge and stored on police databases for 30 days,” said Big Brother Watch in a statement. Police are also continuing to build giant databases full of biometrically scanned images of innocent people’s faces, Jones revealed, saying:.

Chinese database is tracking cellphone usage, car location and even electricity usage of Xinjiang residents

Chinese database is tracking cellphone usage, car location and even electricity usage of Xinjiang residents

Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are building a comprehensive database that tracks the precise locations of its citizens, their mobile app usage, their religious habits and even their electricity and gasoline consumption as part of a technology-driven crackdown that has interred an estimated 1 million Muslim citizens, according to an analysis of Chinese government software by a U.S. rights group.

EU Biometric Database To Be One of World's Largest—What Could Go Wrong

EU Biometric Database To Be One of World's Largest—What Could Go Wrong

The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will consolidate biometric data on almost all visitors and migrants to the bloc, as well as some EU citizens—connecting existing criminal, asylum, and migration databases and integrating new ones.

Bernie Sanders' BERN Will Search And Target Voters

Bernie Sanders' BERN Will Search And Target Voters

by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, 8 hours ago Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders during a rally on Saturday announced an online tool that allows anyone to contribute to the campaign's voter database, apparently without the opt-in of the owner of the personally identifiable information.

Exposed database holds sensitive data on over 80 million US households

Exposed database holds sensitive data on over 80 million US households

The emphasis on household info and residences suggests that the database might belong to a home-oriented company. It's only secure if a company wants it to be, and users frequently aren't told how their data is stored.

EU merges giant biometrics database. What could possibly go wrong?

EU merges giant biometrics database. What could possibly go wrong?

CIR will aggregate both identity records (names, dates of birth, passport numbers, and other identification details) and biometrics (fingerprints and facial scans), and make its data available to all border and law enforcement authorities.

Congress sends letter to Google for details on Sensorvault location tracking database

Congress sends letter to Google for details on Sensorvault location tracking database

Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain Failed student jailed for Silk Road, dark web drug profiteering US legislators have sent an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for details about Sensorvault, an internal Google database that keeps track of users' historical geo-location details.

Virginia Court Throws Out License Plate Readers Data Collection

Virginia Court Throws Out License Plate Readers Data Collection

Smith is a victory for privacy rights advocates who argued that the police could track a person’s movements by compiling the times and exact locations of a car anytime its plate was captured by a license plate reader,” writes Tom Jackman in the Washington Post.

The EU voted to create a giant biometric database just 1 year after introducing the world’s strictest privacy laws

The EU voted to create a giant biometric database just 1 year after introducing the world’s strictest privacy laws

The new system will pull together identifying information of more than 35o million EU and non-EU citizens, ZDNet reported, including passport numbers and dates of birth. The European Parliament says the the giant database "will make EU information systems used in security, border and migration management interoperable enabling data exchange between the systems."

This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You

This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You

"Presumably these facial recognition scanners are matching my image to something in order to verify my identity," she wrote. The Department of Homeland Security in a report last week said that it wants to roll out facial recognition technology to be used on 97 percent of departing airport passengers by 2023.

EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

The European Parliament voted last week to interconnect a series of border-control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a gigantic, biometrics-tracking, searchable database of EU and non-EU citizens.

Victory! Fairfax, Virginia Judge Finds That Local Police Use of ALPR Violates the State’s Data Act

Victory! Fairfax, Virginia Judge Finds That Local Police Use of ALPR Violates the State’s Data Act

In its reversal, the Virginia Supreme Court found that the photographic and location data stored in the department’s database did meet the Data Act’s definition of ‘personal information,’ but sent the case back to the Circuit Court to determine whether the database met the Act’s definition of an “information system.” Judge Smith’s ruling affirms EFF’s view that the ALPR system does indeed provide a means through which a link to the identity of a vehicle's owner can be readily made.

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

There's even a potential conflict of interest -- the law might protect the ruling party's junior partner in government, the populist Freedom Party, from having to curb hate speech on its sites.

Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data

Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data

Between all eight databases, there was a combined total of approximately 60 million records that contained what appeared to be scraped public information of LinkedIn users.

US facial recognition will cover 97 percent of departing airline passengers within four years

US facial recognition will cover 97 percent of departing airline passengers within four years

Since the introduction of the current system , facial recognition identified 7,000 passengers who overstayed their visas on the 15,000 flights tracked.

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

It's no surprise that law enforcement seeks help from tech companies during criminal investigations, but the use of location history databases like Sensorvault has raised concerns...

How to Stop Google’s Sensorvault From Sharing Your Location With Law Enforcement

How to Stop Google’s Sensorvault From Sharing Your Location With Law Enforcement

Google gathers that location history data you’ve provided into a database named “Sensorvault,” and law enforcement can query it with a warrant: For years, police detectives have given Google warrants seeking location data tied to specific users’ accounts.

List of alternative services that truly respect your privacy

List of alternative services that truly respect your privacy

Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, The main issue with using Telegram is that they use a slightly less secure encryption protocol than that used by Signal. The main issue with WhatsApp and Facebook messenger, though they use strong end-to-end encryption by default (just like Signal), is their collection of metadata.

Millions of Facebook records were exposed on public Amazon server

Millions of Facebook records were exposed on public Amazon server

James Martin/CNET A treasure trove of data containing more than 540 million records was exposed online in a public database, security researchers from UpGuard said Wednesday. The exposed database for At the Pool contained data including photos, events and passwords, though UpGuard believes the passwords stored were for the app, not for Facebook accounts.

The march to mandatory, nationwide DNA databases picks up pace around the world

The march to mandatory, nationwide DNA databases picks up pace around the world

It is likely to spread thanks to a new generation of small, quick and low-cost DNA sequencers that can be installed in police stations and run by officers, as this New York Times story explains: in early 2017, the police booking station in Bensalem became the first in the country to install a Rapid DNA machine, which provides results in 90 minutes, and which police can operate themselves.

Massive Spam Operation Uncovered In A Database Leak

Massive Spam Operation Uncovered In A Database Leak

The structure of the records left almost no doubts on the malicious nature of the dataset: IP with database was hosted on a domain called ‘‘ which is blacklisted by Spamhaus – an international nonprofit organization that tracks spam and related cyber threats.

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.

Don’t Buy California’s Callous Attempt to Ignore People’s DNA Privacy Rights, EFF Tells Court

Don’t Buy California’s Callous Attempt to Ignore People’s DNA Privacy Rights, EFF Tells Court

Analyzing and indefinitely keeping the DNA profiles of thousands of Californians arrested for felonies, but never charged with a crime, is not just an ominously overbroad practice by law enforcement—it’s an invasion of privacy that violates the state’s constitution.

Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

The personal information of roughly 3.1 million Toyota customers may have been leaked following a security breach of multiple Toyota and Lexus sales subsidiaries, as detailed in a breach notification issued by the car maker today.

KeePassXC 2.4.0 released

KeePassXC 2.4.0 released

Among the highlights of this release are a new database creation wizard, advanced search, KeeShare database sharing and synchronization, update checks, OpenSSH for Windows support, and a QR Code generator for TOTP.

SDPD Quietly Stopped Sharing License Plate Data With the Feds

SDPD Quietly Stopped Sharing License Plate Data With the Feds

Last April, Voice of San Diego revealed that the department was sharing data it collected through a network of cameras that scan license plates and record the date, time and GPS location of the cars that pass them.

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