Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR

Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR

Investigators said that Microsoft collects up to 25,000 types of Office events, data which is made available to up to 30 engineering teams.

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

In theory, they say, it ought to be possible to use this changing electromagnetic field to work out the position, actions, and movement of individuals. They do this by measuring the change in the signal strength as they walk around outside the target building or room.

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

Earlier this week, the DEA issued a solicitation for “concealments made to house network PTZ [Pan-Tilt-Zoom] camera, cellular modem, cellular compression device,” noting that the government intended to give the contract to Obsidian Integration LLC, an Oregon company with a sizable number of federal law enforcement customers.

Microsoft Office Was Hackers' Favorite App Target This Year

Microsoft Office Was Hackers' Favorite App Target This Year

Kaspersky blocked 796.8 million attacks around the globe in Q1 2018, and the company found that one popular productivity suite was the victim of more than 47 percent of exploits: Microsoft Office.

Need medical help? Sorry, not until you sign away your privacy

Need medical help? Sorry, not until you sign away your privacy

I dutifully entered my info anyway—immediate physical needs have a way of leapfrogging over data privacy concerns, even for people like me who feel strongly about maintaining control over how their information is collected and used.

'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

Of course, ethical behaviour extends beyond the AI sphere, and Nadella assured the audience of Microsoft fans that the software giant also thinks long and hard about the human rights record of a region before plonking down a data centre and giving the local regime access to Azure's cloudy toys.

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.

WhatsApp India formed, to begin operations soon

WhatsApp India formed, to begin operations soon

In his last meeting with Daniels, Prasad requested him to devise ways to trace the origins of fake messages, set up a local corporate entity and appoint a grievance officer to address complaints to curb the spread of deadly rumours.

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

The report stated that the consumer data with banks who moved to Microsoft Office 365 was shared by the company with the US Intelligence Agencies.

In Groundbreaking Decision, Feds Say Hacking DRM to Fix Your Electronics Is Legal

In Groundbreaking Decision, Feds Say Hacking DRM to Fix Your Electronics Is Legal

The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office just proposed new rules that will give consumers and independent repair experts wide latitude to legally hack embedded software on their devices in order to repair or maintain them.

From Inside The NSA, A Call For More Whistleblowers

From Inside The NSA, A Call For More Whistleblowers

"I felt very strongly that this was a key function for an inspector general's office, to have a robust whistleblower program," Storch said in an interview at his office on one of the top floors at NSA headquarters.

Cop charged with selling phone tracking service on dark web

Cop charged with selling phone tracking service on dark web

A French police officer has been charged with using police intelligence data to power a mobile phone tracking service sold via the dark web. Operating under the username Haurus, the officer allegedly sold the service via a dark web site called the Black Hand.

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

Liberty said in one meeting it was told the new database would include information the government and the police have no legal basis to hold but will do so anyway.

Uber to Pay Record $148 Million Fine for Concealing 2016 Data Breach

Uber to Pay Record $148 Million Fine for Concealing 2016 Data Breach

Uber will pay a $148 million fine as part of a settlement reached with state law enforcement officials over allegations it attempted to conceal a 2016 data breach affecting millions of its users, the company said.

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

“We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and improved our robust privacy program,” Google chief privacy officer Keith Enright will say in written testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

EFF has designed this guide to help you understand your rights if officers try to search the data stored on your computer or portable electronic device, or seize it for further examination somewhere else.

3 Ways Intelligence Agencies Are Using AI

3 Ways Intelligence Agencies Are Using AI

Jones also offered an example from the National Reconnaissance Office, which is using AI to find the kernels of useful information in the troves of data the agency collects daily.

New lawsuit shows your phone is unsafe at American borders

New lawsuit shows your phone is unsafe at American borders

One of Lazoja's attorneys, Albert Fox Cahn, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told Ars, "They provided no justification for why they took the phone." He added, "They've never accused her of a crime." This is especially important because in January, CBP announced its updated policy on electronic-device search at borders.

Officers Lose Their Evidence After Turning A Medical Emergency Call Into A Warrantless Search Party

Officers Lose Their Evidence After Turning A Medical Emergency Call Into A Warrantless Search Party

Despite this, at least four members of law enforcement, including a crime scene investigator (whose presence, astoundingly, no one can explain) participated in a search of Appellee’s home.

Third-party cookies - the guests who won't leave

Third-party cookies - the guests who won't leave

We argue that we should aim to return to a web where third-party cookies are blocked by default, and are making that possible for users of our anti-tracking technology in Cliqz and Ghostery, however this is made difficult by the prevailing assumption that cookies are a free-for-all, making many sites fail to function properly in this environment.

German antitrust watchdog plans action on Facebook this year

German antitrust watchdog plans action on Facebook this year

Separately, Mundt confirmed comments he made in a newspaper interview earlier this month that he may launch an investigation into the e-commerce industry under new powers that enable the cartel office to launch sector-wide probes.

This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it

This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it

Three Square Market CEO Todd Westby enters the company's office by holding his microchipped hand near an RFID reader. McMullan says only some of the information stored on the chip in his hand is encrypted, but he argues that similar personal information could be stolen from his wallet, too.

5 Reasons Why Windows 10 Might Make You Switch to Linux

5 Reasons Why Windows 10 Might Make You Switch to Linux

Read More (and you can’t stop it), you won’t know if a random update that you don’t notice suddenly adds more spying functionality to the operating system. If you’re worried about Windows 10, or simply don’t like the changes it brings, try a flavor of Linux!