Here's What To Do Because You Can't Trust Hotels With Your Personal Data

Here's What To Do Because You Can't Trust Hotels With Your Personal Data

Then, last month, a report by the cybersecurity software company Symantec revealed that a majority of hotels inadvertently leak guests' personal data to third parties when they send out confirmation emails.

DHS warns of 'strong concerns' that Chinese-made drones are stealing data

DHS warns of 'strong concerns' that Chinese-made drones are stealing data

Washington (CNN) — Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security warned in an alert issued Monday obtained by CNN.

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

According to the source, the underlying value of granting such gratis access to Actionable Insights in these cases isn’t simply to help better service cell customers with weak signals, but also to ensure that telecoms and phone makers keep buying more and more carefully targeted Facebook ads.

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Like the Reddit user, I do not use Google Pay. Purchases Page The general consensus was that Gmail was analyzing incoming emails for purchase receipts and then extracting that information.

Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop

Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop

Google uses its email service Gmail to track purchases that customers of the company made, even on third-party websites like Amazon. Google uses its email service Gmail to track purchases that customers of the company made, even on third-party websites like Amazon.

>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

Hackers abuse ASUS cloud service to install backdoor on users’ PCs Besides handing out device information, vulnerable routers also leak whether their default administrative passwords have been changed.

Pirate Bay Proxy

Pirate Bay Proxy

Avoid Censorship: Unblock The Pirate Bay. ThePirateBay has been blocked across several major ISPs all over Europe. This is due to the help of information websites such as this one that provide an up to date proxy list for ThePirateBay, and further information on how to avoid censorship using alternate methods.

Don't Put Anonymous Speech on the Chopping Block

Don't Put Anonymous Speech on the Chopping Block

Farrell and Schneier propose greater transparency as one means of strengthening democracy against information attacks that undermine trust. Chilling legitimate participation and reducing the diversity of opinions voiced would not fix the broken public comment process.

AT&T denies that selling phone location data was illegal as FCC investigates

AT&T denies that selling phone location data was illegal as FCC investigates

The details came in letters to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who had demanded an update on the carriers' sale of customers' real-time geolocation data.

Google Payment Privacy Settings Hidden Behind Special URL

Google Payment Privacy Settings Hidden Behind Special URL

Hidden privacy settings displayed using special URL These new privacy settings allow you to restrict how Google Pay shares your information with other companies owned or controlled by Google or with sites you visit.

Tammy Bruce: Microsoft wants you to use approved political speech --This is a real threat to our freedom

Tammy Bruce: Microsoft wants you to use approved political speech --This is a real threat to our freedom

If we are to learn from the behavior of the social media platforms, there will inevitably be a point where if you don’t write in the politically correct way, or accept all of “Ideas” recommendation to “help” you with more “inclusive” language, perhaps you could be banned from using the product at all.

Telegram Creator acuses Whatsapp of having backdoors for syping

Telegram Creator acuses Whatsapp of having backdoors for syping

Despite the cyphering added after Telegram was launched, Durov affirms that this was all a marketing idea, because the key in decyphering the messages is in the hands of foreign governments such as Russia.

Virtual kidnappings are rattling families across the US

Virtual kidnappings are rattling families across the US

But Horton noted the majority of virtual kidnapping scams that he sees aren't targeted: "Many of these cases are done at random based on cold-calling numbers, even hotel rooms or wealthy area codes, and using social media posts to search for more information.".

Protect Yourself: The Ugly Truth About Google

Protect Yourself: The Ugly Truth About Google

Anyone using these products is putting an enormous amount of trust in an entity that they truly do not know (or their deeper intentions) to hold a huge amount of personal information about them. I feel, however, that we should have control over how much information we are actually allowing these companies to collect on us.

New Intel CPU Flaws Expose VMs and Clouds to Full Takeover – Introducing RIDL, ZombieLoad and Fallout

New Intel CPU Flaws Expose VMs and Clouds to Full Takeover – Introducing RIDL, ZombieLoad and Fallout

While existing attacks target information at specific addresses, RIDL operates akin to a passive sniffer that eavesdrops on in-flight data (e.g., data in the line fill buffers) flowing through CPU components.

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

San Francisco just became the first city in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and government agencies. Rosenberg does worry about an uptick in neighborhood surveillance, she said, but is pleased that the bill will stop facial recognition technology from misidentifying people as criminal suspects in real-time policing.

Facebook Just Opened Up Its Data to Election Researchers

Facebook Just Opened Up Its Data to Election Researchers

As the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) explains, these grantees will have access to data from public Facebook accounts to research the spread of disinformation and, more specifically, "to deepen our knowledge of how social media platforms were used in elections in Italy, Chile, and Germany and how their use may influence public opinion in Taiwan.".

Researchers show smartwatches can figure out exactly what you are up to all day

Researchers show smartwatches can figure out exactly what you are up to all day

People usually wear such devices on their passive arm which is less engaged in everyday activity. “A wide variety of apps could be made smarter and more context-sensitive if our devices knew the activity of our bodies and hands.”.

Angry Birds and the end of privacy

Angry Birds and the end of privacy

Though it doesn’t often come up and is confusing to think through, almost every app on your phone is full of third-party advertising intermediaries — at a minimum, ad software owned by Facebook or Twitter or Google, but often a couple dozen other companies you haven’t even heard of, as well.

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

A state bill that would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information is being stonewalled via closed-door meetings between tech lobbyists and state lawmakers. California state bill SB 561 would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information.

Stack Overflow lets Facebook track us across their sites

Stack Overflow lets Facebook track us across their sites

Most end users are ignorant of what is being done with their data and the risk associated with what these sites view as non-PII (personal identifiable information) and how, in fact, the data can be matched (too long to get into) to reveal specific user details (including PII) without the user being aware.

“Digital strip-searches”: police increasingly downloading everything from smartphones – including from crime victims

“Digital strip-searches”: police increasingly downloading everything from smartphones – including from crime victims

For example, it has emerged that victims of crimes in the UK are being asked to hand over their mobile phones and social media accounts so that the police can download all the contents in the search for “relevant” information.

Why Uber Is Fighting Cities Over Data About Scooter Trips

Why Uber Is Fighting Cities Over Data About Scooter Trips

To operate in Los Angeles, a city whose placid weather and flat-ish streets make an appealing market for scooter and bike companies, the firms had to agree to share data with LA’s Department of Transportation through MDS.

What Type of Data Do Our Devices Gather and Send to Companies?

What Type of Data Do Our Devices Gather and Send to Companies?

Unfortunately, you might be horrified to discover that some of your most trusted devices are gathering a slew of personal data and trends about your life, compiling them, and selling them off to the biggest advertising agencies.

Heedless of warnings,people don’t change passwords

Heedless of warnings,people don’t change passwords

As said by Jan Oetjen, the Managing Director of GMX “It’s important for everyone to take the security of their email accounts seriously, as these are at the center of our digital lives.

Facebook and Google Must Be Regulated Now

Facebook and Google Must Be Regulated Now

The most immediate need for reforms cover three areas: 1) user privacy and control over data; 2) the role of Facebook and Google as media companies; 3) their economic and political power as monopolies.

A thread written by @bleroy

A thread written by @bleroy

More specifically, what happened is that WhatsApp rendered a rich preview of the link in my chat feed. Conclusion: WhatsApp, despite being end-to-end encrypted, still leaks private information by making non-sandboxed queries to external web sites.

Hospital Allegedly Leaks Woman's Personal Info To Her Rapist, Leading To Second Attack

Hospital Allegedly Leaks Woman's Personal Info To Her Rapist, Leading To Second Attack

A Missouri woman who sought treatment at a Kansas hospital after a violent sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and one of its staffers, whom she says leaked her personal information to her attacker.

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

However, the social network said it had information that since 2014, Rankwave had been using data gathered by its apps "for its own business purposes, which include providing consulting services to advertisers and marketing companies".

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

Just a few hours after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the ways in which the company can become more accountable for the content published on its platform, and just a few days after Facebook's co-founder Chris Hughes slammed the company and its CEO for what they have become, the company quietly announced on Friday that another Cambridge Analytica may have come to light.

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