The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog, known as the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), released a new report yesterday detailing CBP’s many failures at the border. Customs officials can conduct two kinds of electronic device searches at the border for anyone entering the country.
Further in the hearing, Pichai was asked if Google could improve its user dashboard and tools to better teach people how to protect their privacy, including turning off data collection and location tracking.
As the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights noted in August 2018 “big data analytics and artificial intelligence increasingly enable States and business enterprises to obtain fine-grained information about people’s lives, make inferences about their physical and mental characteristics and create detailed personality profiles.”
A privacy flaw that inadvertently exposed the names, email addresses, ages and other personal information of 52.5 million Google+ users last month convinced Google to close the service in April instead of August, as previously announced.
Researchers at Cisco's Talos Group are warning users to not to assume that the very popular encrypted messaging apps Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal will keep the communications confidential, as they partly delegate security to the operating systems they run on.
These messages are from hackers, and their goal is to get your friends and family to click links or visit sites where malicious software can automatically infect their devices as well. Data usage that suddenly spikes with no reasonable explanation is another sign that you have been hacked.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.
But thanks likely to this evasion of Android permission requests, Facebook users did not realize for years that the company was collecting information about who they called and texted, which would have helped explain to them why their “People You May Know” recommendations were so eerily accurate.
The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) on Sunday said it had suspended the service while it investigates whether the tool infringes on people’s data privacy and security.
At least 75 companies receive anonymous, precise location data from apps whose users enable location services to get local news and weather or other information, The Times found.
More people want to opt out of this data collection, but aside from disconnecting entirely or taking ludicrous measures to safeguard information, there aren’t many great options available to limit what is seen and known about you online. The simple actions that can be taken fall into three major realms: internet browsers, social networks, and mobile phones.
Global carmakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centres, potentially adding to China’s rich kit of surveillance tools as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens.
"In China, the medical industry, also the technology industry, the technology companies that are working with AI and also with a lot of data, we all have a common agreement that the symptom data can be collected in a big chunk for big data analysis and also AI training," said Jim Wang, chairman and founder of Nova Vision.
"We think it's a good thing that people are more interested in using privacy controls and managing their information online," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. Its traffic had steadily been growing since, but it boomed in 2018 as Facebook's privacy issues blew up, said Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo.
The simple actions that can be taken fall into three major realms: internet browsers, social networks, and mobile phones.
We collect information to provide better services to all our users — from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful
The ink wasn’t even dry on that bill when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published their Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, detailing TSA’s plans to work with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to roll out increased biometric collection and screening for all passengers, including Americans traveling domestically.
The Australian government is working to enact legislation to make it easier for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access electronic communications information, including data protected by encryption, by forcing companies to weaken the security of their products.
Google's creation of a censored search engine for China, known as "Project Dragonfly," is proof China has made "successful efforts to recruit Western companies to their information control efforts," said Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) in Washington D.C. Friday.
Company executives proposed several different schemes, from charging certain developers for access per user to requiring that apps “[Facebook] doesn’t want to share data with” spend a certain amount of money per year on Facebook’s ad platform or lose access to their data.
This construction allows two users to transact on the blockchain by obfuscating the information of both the sender and receiver along with the amount. Below is the list of exchanges that allow buying/exchanging of Zcash using various fiat or crypto coins.
Tap provides a secure two way street between both organisations and individuals when it comes to access requests.
Netflix doesn’t make more money the more time you spend on it (they make less, actually), so they have no incentive to addict you to the platform (beyond keeping you from switching to a competitor).
It did not contain any sensitive personal data such as credit card details or passwords but they did contain a lot of private information like an individual’s professional background, name, phone number, email address, address, and even their IP.