From search engines, browsers, and email providers to cloud storage, chat apps, and social media, you’re being exploited and exposed online. To make the Internet a safe place to conduct business, browse the web, and store sensitive data.
It is reasonable to be skeptical of the notion that increasing government power is the key to protecting privacy, but without federal preemption, the nation could balkanize with 50 sets of online privacy rules, undermining the seamless digital experience consumers enjoy today as well as the internet economy which powers some 10 percent of national gross domestic product.
The information I found on the drives, including candidates, precincts, and the number of votes cast on the machine, were not encrypted. By using a $15 palm-sized device, my team was able to exploit a smart chip card, allowing us to vote multiple times.
So why are online companies harvesting our personal data without our consent? That’s why we’re developing online tools that help you to stay in control of your personal information. Because it’s our belief that personal data should be your data, not Big Data.
So a UK-based enterprise Brass Horns Communications is currently testing a data only-SIM card that automatically routes all your mobile data traffic through the Tor network. But the best part about the Tor-SIM card is that not even Bras Horn can monitor the traffic that passes through it.
But let’s forget about your thousands of followers for a while and think about the companies that allow you to share your thoughts, beliefs, and experiences online. Here’s another reason not to post inappropriate stuff online: hackers.
Yahoo, for instance, didn’t allow users to delete accounts or change personally identifying information they shared, such as their birthday, until pressured to do so after the breach.
Encrypting your email, being elusive with your social media information, and avoiding the lure of “checking in” are good starting points for protecting your online data privacy.
If you want to know how it feels like to live in a surveillance state, you need to talk to people who did. Let's fight against surveillance online to protect our freedom of speech and our right to privacy!
From software programs to privacy settings and browser extensions, this is a user manual in the hopes of raising awareness and staying secure online. Encrypted clouds are not that popular but it’s a great tool to keep your files secure and private, not to mention available at all times from anywhere.
A formal complaint has been submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad tech companies.
It can be hard to keep track of when your information has been stolen, so we’re going to help by launching Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach.
As Swiss companies, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are not subject to FISA courts and they cannot compel us to cooperate with the FBI or NSA.
New Mexico’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular children’s app developer as well as Google and Twitter’s online ad platforms for allegedly violating the privacy of children under the age of 13, the New York Times has reported.
Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types of content, to stop users from uploading copyrighted works.
Como os nómadas digitais viajam muito, eles dependem significativamente de redes públicas de Wi-Fi. E é por isso mesmo que estão muito mais expostos para as questões de segurança e privacidade em comparação com um utilizador de Internet normal.
The proponents of the so-called decentralised web – or DWeb – want a new, better web where the entire planet’s population can communicate without having to rely on big companies that amass our data for profit and make it easier for governments to conduct surveillance.
We solved privacy in the natural world with clothing, shelter, manners and laws. All these things need to be as casual and easily understood as clothing and shelter are in the physical world today.
“In the event of a severe foreign interference incident within our sovereign nations, we agreed the five countries would co-ordinate on appropriate responses and attribution.”The ministers also issued a lengthy list of demands for the digital industry to assist in countering the illicit use of online spaces, noting they “stand united” in their “commitment to protect our citizens from child predators, terrorists, violent extremists and other illicit actors.
For years, watchdogs have been warning about sharing information with data-collecting companies, firms engaged in the relatively new line of business called some academics have called “surveillance capitalism.” Most casual internet users are only now realizing how easy – and common – it is for unaccountable and unknown organizations to assemble detailed digital profiles of them.
“If you meet someone new and they ask for your Instagram and you only have 80 followers,” says Sharp, “they’re going to think: ‘You’re not that popular’, but if you have 2,000 followers they’re going to be like: ‘You’re the most popular person in school.’” Sharp quit social media at 13.