The Spy Equipment On Sale to Dictatorships at the UK's Secret Security Trade Fair

The Spy Equipment On Sale to Dictatorships at the UK's Secret Security Trade Fair

Image from Gamma Group’s sales brochures from the Security and Policing exhibition Britain’s biggest arms firm, BAE Systems, have also become the UK’s leading "lawful interception" company.

China’s “democracy” includes mandatory apps, mass chat surveillance

China’s “democracy” includes mandatory apps, mass chat surveillance

Your voice is heard A February 22 China National Computer Emergency Response Team (CNCERT) alert warned that 486 MongoDB database servers out of approximately 25,000 such servers connected to the Internet had "information leakage risks." Apparently, some of those MongoDB servers were part of a social media and messaging collection and processing system used by Chinese law enforcement and security personnel to monitor and investigate citizens' communications.

Cops told live facial recog needs oversight, rigorous trial design, protections against bias

Cops told live facial recog needs oversight, rigorous trial design, protections against bias

Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops' facial recog tech slammed READ MORE The overall tone was that the design of live facial recognition trials needed to be more rigorous, and the tech should be used with a large dollop of caution, plenty of independent oversight and only if it actually works.

Flaws in 4G and 5G can lead to spying on location and calls, researchers find

Flaws in 4G and 5G can lead to spying on location and calls, researchers find

Attack works by making several calls In the paper, the researchers outline an attack called Torpedo, which can be used to determine whether a device is in a certain location. The attack exploits an issue in how devices send “paging” information when calls or texts are received.

Airline seats now equipped with cameras — aimed at passengers

Airline seats now equipped with cameras — aimed at passengers

Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines AAL, +1.46% , United Airlines UAL, +0.66% and Singapore Airlines SINGY, +3.21% have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.

NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy

NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy

Over four weeks, the researchers developed fake pages and closed groups on Facebook that looked like they were associated with the military exercise, as well as profiles impersonating service members both real and imagined.

WhatsApp Testing out a Feature that gives Users more Control over their Privacy

WhatsApp Testing out a Feature that gives Users more Control over their Privacy

WhatsApp Testing out a Feature that gives Users more Control over their Privacy Sebastian Petrosi | 16 February 2019 “The new privacy feature will prevent users from being added to groups without their permission.

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

Mishi Choudhary, founder of SFLC.in, a legal advocacy group in New Delhi, said Indian governments had tried for nearly a decade to exercise more control over internet content but had been restrained by the courts.

UK political groups spied on by undercover police – the list

UK political groups spied on by undercover police – the list

Undercover police officers have spied on more than 1,000 political groups since 1968. The information has been compiled following investigations by the Guardian and the Undercover Research Group , a network of activists that scrutinises the covert infiltration of political movements.

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

Yet Henze won't help Apple patch the exploit because its bug bounty program only pays out to researchers for disclosing bugs on iOS and not macOS.

Apple temporarily disables group FaceTime to fix a bug that lets you eavesdrop on your contacts

Apple temporarily disables group FaceTime to fix a bug that lets you eavesdrop on your contacts

CLICK IT Apple has now disabled the group FaceTime feature and said it’ll issue a fix later this week. Apple disables group facetime feature The issue was so serious that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and even Andrew Cuomo, governor of the state of New York, weighed in and urged their followers to disable FaceTime.

Apple rushes to fix FaceTime bug that let users eavesdrop on others

Apple rushes to fix FaceTime bug that let users eavesdrop on others

Serious glitch, which can also turn on video without people’s knowledge, comes amid increasing concerns over privacy Apple has made the group functionality on its FaceTime application temporarily unavailable as it rushes to fix a glitch that allowed users to listen in on the people they were calling when they did not pick up the call.

IPhone FaceTime bug lets you eavesdrop on other people

IPhone FaceTime bug lets you eavesdrop on other people

San Francisco (CNN Business)A newly discovered bug in Apple's FaceTime software lets Apple users listen in on the people they are calling, and even see through their front-facing camera, without them picking-up the call.

Crucial biometric privacy law survives Illinois court fight

Crucial biometric privacy law survives Illinois court fight

Privacy advocates won a crucial court victory on Friday, as the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a case that would have pared back a state law limiting the use of facial recognition and other biometrics.

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

___ The first message reached Bahr Abdul Razzak, a Syrian refugee who works as a Citizen Lab researcher, Dec. 6, when a man calling himself Gary Bowman got in touch via LinkedIn. The man described himself as a South African financial technology executive based in Madrid.

Lawmakers Set the Stage for the Privacy Debate

Lawmakers Set the Stage for the Privacy Debate

The Social Media Privacy and Consumer Rights Act would give people the universal right to opt-out of online data collection and require companies to rewrite terms of service in understandable language.

Privacy advocates: Dems’ “technological wall” proposal could do “even more harm” than Trump’s wall

Privacy advocates: Dems’ “technological wall” proposal could do “even more harm” than Trump’s wall

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested a “technological wall,” with increased electronic scrutiny of border traffic as an alternative to President Trump’s proposed physical wall, the internet freedom group Fight for the Future quickly circulated an online petition against the idea.

Eldridgea/erised: Adblocking DNS-Over-TLS Proxy

Eldridgea/erised: Adblocking DNS-Over-TLS Proxy

ERISED A project to only see what you want to see. This is a project with the goal of blocking unwanted ads, trackers, etc across an entire operating system (web and apps). Note: This currently deploys the Caddy container using a Caddy install using a Personal License.

Facebook is asking people to submit their I.D.s to prove their accounts are real

Facebook is asking people to submit their I.D.s to prove their accounts are real

Facebook says it would ask you to upload an id for two reasons: To confirm the account your trying to access is actually yours; or to confirm your name.

Where Governments Hack Their Own People and People Fight Back: 2018 in Review

Where Governments Hack Their Own People and People Fight Back: 2018 in Review

Yet local and regional digital rights organizations continue to push back with strategic litigation, journalists and security researchers investigate to shed light on government use of malware, and local activists work tirelessly to fight overarching surveillance laws and practices across the region.

ACLU sues government to learn about NSA call records program

ACLU sues government to learn about NSA call records program

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group has sued the U.S. government, saying it needs more information about surveillance of Americans’ phone and financial records to guide the public debate over what will happen when the law that regulates the scrutiny expires next year.

What does GDPR Mean for Businesses Outside Europe

What does GDPR Mean for Businesses Outside Europe

The European Union enacted the “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR), which set forth new regulations for commercial companies and organizations to handle online user data. European data regulators can impose a penalty of up to 4% of global annual sales, whenever a company violates the new GDPR law.

What We Learned From Collecting 100, 000 Targeted… — ProPublica

What We Learned From Collecting 100, 000 Targeted… — ProPublica

Close Commit to Vote in November 56,442 Views Watch Again Commit to Vote in November Learn More Paid for by Need to Impeach Permalink to this ad First seen: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Targeting Information Close About This Facebook Ad One reason you're seeing this ad is that Tom Steyer added you to a list of people they want to reach on Facebook.

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

Kim Dong-won, a political blogger at the center of a high-profile opinion rigging scandal, arrives at a Seoul court on Dec. 26, 2018, to attend a sentencing hearing of the trial over allegations that he artificially inflated likes on Internet news articles about the then main opposition Democratic Party and then opposition presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in in November 2016.

Microsoft plans new 4K webcams to bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices, says report

Microsoft plans new 4K webcams to bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices, says report

Microsoft could release its own external webcams next year, with one aimed at extending Windows Hello facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft is making the new 4K cameras for Windows 10 PCs and its gaming console Xbox One. The camera targeted to Windows 10 will for the first time bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Presently Windows Hello facial recognition is restricted to the built-in webcams like the ones on Microsoft's Surface devices.

WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

A report from two Israeli NGOs reviewed by TechCrunch details how third-party apps for discovering WhatsApp groups include “Adult” sections that offer invite links to join rings of users trading images of child exploitation.

On Ghost Users and Messaging Backdoors

On Ghost Users and Messaging Backdoors

Indeed, Levy and Robinson make a concrete proposal in the article above: they offer a new solution designed to surveil both encrypted messaging and phone calls. Due to this need for extensive server and client modifications, the GCHQ proposal actually represents a very significant change to the design of messaging systems.

Hackers Beat Two-Factor Protection With Automated Phishing Attacks

Hackers Beat Two-Factor Protection With Automated Phishing Attacks

The group today published a report documenting the phishing attacks, which have been targeting journalists and activists based in the Middle East and North Africa through the use of phony emails and login pages. The hackers created the phony process to both phish the victim's password and the special two-factor authentication code.

On Ghost Users and Messaging Backdoors

On Ghost Users and Messaging Backdoors

(Certain designs like Signal are already hardened against these changes, because group chat setup is handled in an end-to-end encrypted/authenticated fashion by clients, and the server can’t just insert users.

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