If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea

If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea

Bloomberg makes clear that there haven’t been any reports of Amazon employees or contractors actually abusing this power and tracking down users at home.

When you get online – get paranoid

When you get online – get paranoid

OPSEC is your online footprint – it reaches from the furthest corners of the internet to the devices that you use and takes into account the things that you do every day.

Fighting The Citadels That Own Our Data: How Web3 Empowers Us To Take Back Control

Fighting The Citadels That Own Our Data: How Web3 Empowers Us To Take Back Control

In the face of myriad privacy breaches as a result of the ownership of our data by big corporations, Web 3.0 – otherwise known as a decentralised internet based on true peer-to-peer interaction – represents a beacon of hope to enable individuals to take back control from the current generation of internet behemoths.

Researchers Tried To Crack An Android Phone To See If FBI Could

Researchers Tried To Crack An Android Phone To See If FBI Could

Data encryption on smartphones involves a key that the phone creates by combining 1) a user’s unlock code, if any (often a four- to six-digit passcode), and 2) a long, complicated number specific to the individual device being used.

GitHub - realtho/PartyLoud: A simple tool to do several HTTP / HTTPS requests and simulate navigation

GitHub - realtho/PartyLoud: A simple tool to do several HTTP / HTTPS requests and simulate navigation

Internal Engine is now complete and operative cURL is now used to generate pseudo-random requests HTML response is now parsed using grep Bad URLs are now filtered using a wordlist mechanism (wordlist is located in a file named badwords) ✅ Changed. and python are now no more required to run the script disabled user-defined number of processes [0.0.2] - 2019-03-18.

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

With Track & Trace, Juul is calling upon parents, teachers and law enforcement officials to come to the Juul Report web portal when they confiscate a device from a minor and input the serial number.

How to Stop Amazon From Listening to Your Alexa Recordings

How to Stop Amazon From Listening to Your Alexa Recordings

According to a Bloomberg report , Amazon employs thousands of workers to transcribe recordings of Alexa users for the purpose of improving the voice assistant's recognition algorithm. You can review a number of things here, including our voice history, skill permissions, and other data settings.

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

Third-party services running on most hotel websites have access to guest booking information, including personal data and payment card details. "This information could allow these third-party services to log into a reservation, view personal details, and even cancel the booking altogether," Wueest says.

“5 Surprisingly Easy Ways We Let People Steal Our Identity.” (From our Forums.)

“5 Surprisingly Easy Ways We Let People Steal Our Identity.” (From our Forums.)

When personal information is fraudulently used to open new accounts, BJS says, people affected experience a lot financial problems in the future. Someone calls you claiming to be from your bank and asks for sensitive personally identifiable information like your social security number.

Govt. May Link Facebook, Twitter With Aadhaar, Mobile Number; But Why?

Govt. May Link Facebook, Twitter With Aadhaar, Mobile Number; But Why?

has understood the problem, and very soon, you can be asked to link your social media accounts with anyone Govt. For instance, a mobile number is required for creating a Twitter account, and moreover, they are offering Aadhaar and other Govt.

Use with Caution: 7 Common Yet Dangerous Online Places in 2019

Use with Caution: 7 Common Yet Dangerous Online Places in 2019

Related: Hackers Make $3.25 Billion a Year from Exploiting Social Media Platforms .The report also pays attention to the range of malicious services offered openly on social networks, such as hacking tools, botnets for hire, cryptocurrency scams.

Robots Vs Robocalls

Robots Vs Robocalls

AI-backed text-to-speech technology applied to sales solicitation enables the robocall to simulate a back-and-forth conversation and make real-time adjustments to follow-up questions based on keywords, context, etc., making human-robot differentiation more difficult.

Verizon launches free service for identifying and blocking spam calls

Verizon launches free service for identifying and blocking spam calls

When activated, Verizon says the filter will let customers “get alerts when a call is likely spam, report unsolicited numbers, and automatically block robocalls based on their preferred level of risk.”.

Google Street View Puts Homes at Risk, Say Police

Google Street View Puts Homes at Risk, Say Police

The police have advised homeowners across the UK to contact Google to ask for images of their properties to be blurred in order to prevent criminals from targeting them. Police leaders believe that Google’s Street View tool puts homes at risk of being scouted by burglars.

The Definitive Guide to the Digital Economy Act and the UK Porn Ban

The Definitive Guide to the Digital Economy Act and the UK Porn Ban

After all, they’re generally more concerned with the quality of their T&As than their T&Cs. And with porn sites collecting more data than the likes of Netflix and Hulu, recent history suggests that any individual giving up personal information like name, address, date of birth, and credit card details has good reason to sweat.

Twitter locks all new user accounts in order to force them to give up their phone numbers

Twitter locks all new user accounts in order to force them to give up their phone numbers

I am not a fan of their actions recently and I cannot even get onto their platform to begin tweeting since I don't want to give them my phone number.

How much privacy do you have left on the web?

How much privacy do you have left on the web?

The former requires providing your mobile phone number which is immediately tied to your real-life identity — more on that soon. So it seems that having your accounts linked to your real-life identity via your mobile phone number is usually unavoidable even if it’s not the same number you normally use.

Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof — Krebs on Security

Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof — Krebs on Security

Nixon said countless companies have essentially built their customer authentication around the phone number, and that a great many sites still let users reset their passwords with nothing more than a one-time code texted to a phone number on the account.

P2P mesh routing

P2P mesh routing

It would be impossible to implement one these protocols in order to create and maintain such a net as Netsukuku is, where every each node is a router by itself, because the map of all the routes would require a space, on each pc connected to the net, of about 10GB.

Googling Strangers: One Professor's Lesson On Privacy In Public Spaces

Googling Strangers: One Professor's Lesson On Privacy In Public Spaces

Technology Googling Strangers: One Professor's Lesson On Privacy In Public Spaces Enlarge this image toggle caption Classen Rafael / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Classen Rafael / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Charlotte Lehman could hear the man reading his credit card number out loud from across the Starbucks.

Consumer Privacy in an Age of Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Independent Review: The Independent Institute

Consumer Privacy in an Age of Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Independent Review: The Independent Institute

Volume 23 Number 1 • Summer 2018 Subscribe Buy Single Issues Get the App All Issues: Consumer Privacy in an Age of Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems By Ryan Hagemann This article appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Independent Review The advent of the commercial drone will bring new challenges for consumer privacy and new rules for dealing with them.

Facebook won't keep your two-factor phone number truly private

Facebook won't keep your two-factor phone number truly private

Twitter user Jeremy Burge pointed out, in a thread, that phone numbers could be searched, with "no way to disable" the feature. And it's impossible to disable the feature if you added your number -- only limit it to your immediate friend circle.

Hijacking WhatsApp without Hacking

Hijacking WhatsApp without Hacking

Not only can curious people like me read these, displaying the full content of messages on your lock screen can lead to your instant messaging accounts being hijacked. Of course, this will only work if the CEO’s phone displays incoming messages on the lock screen.

Google Maps could point users down the wrong path

Google Maps could point users down the wrong path

Should a person call one of these institutions by accessing it through Google Maps, the inquiry will be answered by a fraudster who will then press the caller to divulge their bank details or credit card information before subsequently attempting to take as much money as possible.

Facebook Doubles Down On Misusing Your Phone Number

Facebook Doubles Down On Misusing Your Phone Number

(Although Facebook stopped requiring phone numbers for 2FA enrollment last May , phone number-based 2FA can still be the most usable option for many people.) In response to a tweet from a Page administrator pointing out this critical problem, Facebook has been forced to respond to user concerns and media reports.

Uproar Over Facebook 2FA Privacy Violation

Uproar Over Facebook 2FA Privacy Violation

Connor Jones says it’s not for the first time we’ve heard complaints like these: [Facebook] encourages its users to set up 2FA account protection which requires a phone number.

Facebook secretly allows you to be looked up via your 2FA phone number and you can't opt out

Facebook secretly allows you to be looked up via your 2FA phone number and you can't opt out

Facebook has already admitted to using phone numbers collected under the guise of two-factor authentication in order to target ads, and now it turns out you can't opt-out of the service once you're committed.

Facebook’s Phone Number Policy Could Push Users to Not Trust Two-Factor Authentication

Facebook’s Phone Number Policy Could Push Users to Not Trust Two-Factor Authentication

Last week, Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge warned in a viral Twitter thread that anyone could look him up on Facebook using his phone number, which he provided to the social network in order to enable two-factor authentication.

Now Facebook is allowing anyone to look you up using your security phone number

Now Facebook is allowing anyone to look you up using your security phone number

For years social media Big Brother started pestering its users to secure their account with two-factor authentication (2FA) by prompting them to enter their phone number so they could get a text with a security code login when logging into their account from a new device for the first time.

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Facebook gives users the option of allowing users to “look up” their profile using their phone number to “everyone” by default, or to “friends of friends” or just the user’s “friends.” But there’s no way to hide it completely.

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