Using laptop in public, you need a privacy screen protector

Using laptop in public, you need a privacy screen protector

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POLITICO

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Privacy watchdogs also voice concerns about the 2014 appointment of Helen Dixon, an Irish civil servant with no prior experience in regulatory enforcement, to replace Billy Hawkes, the regulator who initially presided over the finding of Facebook’s over-sharing of data with researchers and developers of third-party apps.

End the NSA's Invasive Call Detail Records Program Once and for All

End the NSA's Invasive Call Detail Records Program Once and for All

Under the CDR program, the NSA has collected information about millions of Americans’ phone calls. Ever since USA FREEDOM reformed the CDR program in 2015, the civil liberties community and members of Congress have repeatedly asked the NSA for information about how widespread the CDR program is, but the NSA has been unable or unwilling to provide that information.

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

And perhaps people should be concerned — all the major voice assistants, including those from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung as well as Microsoft, employ humans who review the voice data collected from end users.

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.

Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves

Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves

At the National Retail Federation trade show in New York earlier this year, a smart shelf on display by Mood Media tried to detect "happiness" or "fear" as people stood in front it — information a store could use to gauge reaction to a product on the shelf or an ad on a screen.

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.

How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world

How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world

Privacy watchdogs also voice concerns about the 2014 appointment of Dixon, an Irish civil servant with no prior experience in regulatory enforcement, to replace Billy Hawkes, the regulator who initially presided over the finding of Facebook’s over-sharing of data with researchers and developers of third-party apps.

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."

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

By default, browsers store various bits of information on your computer about websites you visit: The cache is storage that contains images and other Web data. Bear in mind, however, that a VPN will not provide total protection against information harvesting by social networks, search engines, and online trackers.

Google and Privacy, a Trust Issue | One Step Closer to the Black Mirror.

Google and Privacy, a Trust Issue | One Step Closer to the Black Mirror.

Now that you can access my activity page here you can see how much Google has kept track of your data. As explained earlier the only possible answer to the question is that Google uses all this data to cater to businesses.

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix Bandersnatch Choices You Make

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix Bandersnatch Choices You Make

In practice, though, the researchers say that they can analyze Netflix's encrypted interactive video traffic to find clues about what users are watching, and which choices they've made in their movie journeys.

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

Galyna Petrenko, Director of the NGO Detektor Media told me about her organisation’s experience with Facebook blocking educational content Detektor Media had developed from being promoted: “We have our own weekly video programme for YouTube and Facebook about countering disinformation – we take some funny examples of disinformation from TV and show people what is wrong with this information.

Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it

Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it

I therefore well up with sympathy toward writer MacKenzie Fegan, who endured a troubling encounter last week with JetBlue's facial recognition technology , first introduced last year. JetBlue isn't the only airline that's already using facial recognition.

Sneaky ‘Sniper-Targeting’: Tyee Proves Facebook Privacy Flaw Still Exists

Sneaky ‘Sniper-Targeting’: Tyee Proves Facebook Privacy Flaw Still Exists

But early last month The Tyee proved Facebook’s self-service advertising platform could be manipulated to sniper-target custom ads to just one person. Last week The Tyee ran another test and was successful at sniper-targeting an individual using the same methodology Facebook said was now fixed, a day before it announced a new privacy focused vision.

Better Apps through Better Privacy

Better Apps through Better Privacy

And again, there will be times when you do need to collect a lot of data for a particular feature, but in those cases, you want to make sure you adjust those privacy techniques to create a great experience for your users.

What Happened When The DEA Demanded Passwords From LastPass

What Happened When The DEA Demanded Passwords From LastPass

The DEA was seeking information related to a LastPass customer, Stephan Caamano, suspected of dealing drugs via the dark Web and Reddit, according to a search warrant detailing the request.

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

Vanessa Acuña blames an "updating service" that some credit and debit card companies have that allows new account numbers and expiry dates to be shared with merchants customers have dealt with in the past.

Amazon as a Vector

Amazon as a Vector

While platforms like Amazon have cornered markets through long-term investment strategies and developing itself as a utility[9], a central cog in the systems of e-commerce and retail, this doesn’t beget issues of public trust and the increasing complexity from running these multiple lines.

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.

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports.

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.

Random Thoughts on Brain-Computer Interfaces, Productivity, and Privacy.

Random Thoughts on Brain-Computer Interfaces, Productivity, and Privacy.

We can expect to see the emergence of awesome speeds of communication, new apps and tools, shareable mental models and knowledge bases, deep learning projects that will enable the creation of those apps, misuses of the BCI, a need for more open-source projects, and changes in the type of intelligence that humans will need to develop in the future.

DEA Continues Mass Surveillance of Americans Phone Call Records

DEA Continues Mass Surveillance of Americans Phone Call Records

According to a report recently released by the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing to operate its mass surveillance program which collects billions of call detail records of Americans and foreigners every day.

Don't Mail In That DNA Kit Until You Know These Facts

Don't Mail In That DNA Kit Until You Know These Facts

As we become more comfortable with at-home DNA testing kits and allowing companies to assess our biological makeup, the market continues to shift in a variety of ways including the types of diseases and disorders that can be tested, how accurate the tests are, and the amount of information shared – which can include selling your data to third parties.

Moxie Marlinspike >> Blog >> We Should All Have Something To Hide

Moxie Marlinspike >> Blog >> We Should All Have Something To Hide

Even ignoring this obvious potential for new abuse, it’s also substantially closer to that dystopian reality of a world where law enforcement is 100% effective, eliminating the possibility to experience alternative ideas that might better suit us.

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla has told BleepingComputer that they will be enabling the tracking feature called hyperlink auditing, or Pings, by default in Firefox.

Google's Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You've Been

Google's Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You've Been

The data Google is turning over to law enforcement is so precise that one deputy police chief said it “shows the whole pattern of life.” It’s collected even when people aren’t making calls or using apps, which means it can be even more detailed than data generated by cell towers.

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

While just about every reporter was poring over the document, Facebook updated a blog post from March indicating that passwords had been exposed, stored as readable text (as opposed to securely encrypted), for hundreds of millions of Facebook users and thousands of Instagram users.

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

In an update to its original blog post, Facebook now says that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format.

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