Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Choffnes developed an app named Wehe that he’s been using to track how wireless carriers are treating user data in the wake of the repeal of net neutrality rules last June.

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

So if you look at Netflix’s ability to start a subscription business, I think it gives you hope that business models can change, and if people are used to free things, they actually can be persuaded that a paid model makes the world better.

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Browser Market share (desktop) Tracking protection Chrome 68% None Firefox 11% On by default in Private Browsing Internet Explorer 7% Off by default Safari 6% On by default Edge 4% None Opera 2% Off by default

Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies

Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies

In response to the RBI risk assessment observation, seen by DNA Money, a bank acknowledged that they have agreed with Microsoft, and according to the deal, Microsoft will only share the bank customers’ data if the order was issued by the government of India or an Indian court.

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google privacy settlement

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google privacy settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices, in an internet privacy case involving Google(GOOGL.O), disagreed on Wednesday over whether to rein in a form of settlement in class action lawsuits that awards money to charities and other third parties instead of to people affected by the alleged wrongdoing.

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

As Facebook, Google and Amazon become the internet, I’m worried that there is no opt out. Much like how I can’t opt out of Equifax yet still have to worry about the consequences of their ineptitude, we’re all stuck with these companies.

Is Decentralisation the new Utopia from centralized governments?

Is Decentralisation the new Utopia from centralized governments?

Decentralized technologies eliminate the need to position a human intermediary in systems by providing a global platform for respective parties to interact on a peer to peer network. The country’s government operates on Blockchain and all the citizens are provided with digital tokens which function as Voter Id card.

FBI foiled as criminal cleverly enters private mode on browser

FBI foiled as criminal cleverly enters private mode on browser

“He’s a goddamn genius, always ten steps ahead,” says Inspector Chris Astley, head of the taskforce pursuing Harrington. Sources close to Harrington have indicated to the Chaser that they now believe Harrington has moved to the Cayman Islands, taking with him over $60 million in money generated through the sale of blackmarket goods.

The currency of the future is personal data

The currency of the future is personal data

Unfortunately, if blockchain startups need regular people to understand and care about new “self-sovereign data” business models, they’re likely to remain as niche as other cypherpunk projects that sought to redistribute the power of the internet.

“Human Trafficking” Bill Allows More Government Spying on Americans

“Human Trafficking” Bill Allows More Government Spying on Americans

“H.R. 6729 [the Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018] is a disguised effort to expand the Patriot Act,” U.S. Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said on Saturday, asserting that the bill is really intended to “conceal the bill’s true purpose: to give the government more power to unconstitutionally spy on law-abiding Americans without a warrant.”

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Blockchain technology lies at the heart of decentralization because it’s an immutable, transparent, hack-proof and distributed ledger that stores data in multiple nodes. Implication of this technology in financial institutions will reduce the time and costs exhausted by manual labor that is employed for smooth processing of data.

Can financial institutions be trusted with our life’s money?

Can financial institutions be trusted with our life’s money?

Can financial institutions be trusted with our life’s money? All the people who had their savings in the bank lost their money with the collapse of the institution. The money laundering was only possible because of lack of transparency in the operations of financial institutions.

You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.

You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.

They found that Facebook harvests user phone numbers for targeted advertising in two disturbing ways: two-factor authentication (2FA) phone numbers, and “shadow” contact information. However, until just four months ago, Facebook required users to enter a phone number to turn on any type of 2FA, even though it offers its authenticator as a more secure alternative.

Antonopoulos Slams India's Identity-Based Digital Currency Plans

Antonopoulos Slams India's Identity-Based Digital Currency Plans

Andreas Antonopoulos has labeled plans from India’s central bank to create an identity-based national digital currency as “incredibly dangerous” as details emerge of a fresh crackdown on cash. “Centralized digital cash, backed by centralized identity, in a country that has demonstrated dangerous authoritarianism when it comes to currency,” he summarized.

Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Most Venmo competitors, like Square’s Cash app, share the same core feature: You can send money with a few taps and swipes. Your banking app may also already have the payment transfer service Zelle built into it, which could become more popular than Venmo this year.