This App Will Manage Your Privacy Settings Across All Devices and Accounts, Because Alexa Is Always Listening

This App Will Manage Your Privacy Settings Across All Devices and Accounts, Because Alexa Is Always Listening

Jumbo, which launched on iOS this month and has an Android version on the way, makes it simple to track all your privacy settings across various accounts in one place, clean out old social media posts and even delete previous Google searches and Alexa voice recordings (because she's always listening, folks).

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

While just about every reporter was poring over the document, Facebook updated a blog post from March indicating that passwords had been exposed, stored as readable text (as opposed to securely encrypted), for hundreds of millions of Facebook users and thousands of Instagram users.

Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probe

Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probe

with 35 posters participating Federal Trade Commission officials are discussing whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook's privacy failures, according to reports by The Washington Post and NBC News.

Federal investigators could hold Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for any Facebook privacy failings, according to new report

Federal investigators could hold Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for any Facebook privacy failings, according to new report

A federal investigation into Facebook could find Mark Zuckerberg directly responsible for any privacy failings on the social network, according to a new report in the Washington Post.

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

In an update to its original blog post, Facebook now says that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format.

Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users

Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users

“We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” the company said. Last month, Facebook admitted it had inadvertently stored “hundreds of millions” of user account passwords in plaintext for years, said to have dated as far back as 2012.

If You Want to Protect Online Privacy, You Need to Hit the Data Brokers Where It Hurts

If You Want to Protect Online Privacy, You Need to Hit the Data Brokers Where It Hurts

These little bits of info are then collected by data brokers who then piece them all together to create comprehensive digital profiles containing your age, race, gender, height, weight, phone number, email address, physical address, marital status, occupation, income, investments, net worth, home ownership status, religious affiliation, political affiliation, product preferences, and even health issues .

If You Write a Political Post on Facebook, They Might Send a Representative to Your Home to Verify

If You Write a Political Post on Facebook, They Might Send a Representative to Your Home to Verify

Facebook, facing the election heat in India and unable to stop misinformation and fake news circulating on its platforms, is busy doing something never heard of: Sending its representatives to users' home to verify if the post with political content was actually written by them.

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

The researchers did not participate in the public intrusion test, but it was clear that their findings could not be ignored.“Although the electronic ballot box could not be hacked, feedback on the published source code reveals critical errors,” Swiss Post said in a statement last week.

Uptrennd  -  How It Works & FAQ

Uptrennd - How It Works & FAQ

On Uptrennd, your private information will never permisionlessly be sold, and you will earn ~80% of all profits generated on the platform. At level one, members earn one token per upvote. One point on Uptrennd = One 1UP token.

Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.

Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.

But in 2014, Facebook launched its new "Newsroom," a repository for its key announcements, and broke the public links to old blog posts.

Microsoft researchers spot NSA style backdoor in Huawei laptops

Microsoft researchers spot NSA style backdoor in Huawei laptops

The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service featured in Windows 10 version 1809 alerted researchers to an NSA-inspired backdoor vulnerability in Huawei laptops. The PCManager software included in some Huawei’s Matebook systems allows unprivileged users to create processes with superuser privileges, according to a March 25 Microsoft security post.

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

It’s open source and federated, which means there are no ads, no invasive tracking, no shareholders to demand #maximum #engagement, and no single company or server that can be shut down.

Tech Experts: What You Post Online Could Be Directly Impacting Your Insurance Coverage

Tech Experts: What You Post Online Could Be Directly Impacting Your Insurance Coverage

“Especially for claims, they look into social media, looking to see if someone’s driving a motorcycle without a helmet or posting pictures drinking and smoking,” said Duarte Pereira, senior VP of FitechGelb.

Facebook employees had access to millions of user passwords

Facebook employees had access to millions of user passwords

stored up to 600 million user account passwords without encryption and viewable as plain text to tens of thousands of company employees, according to a report Thursday by cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs.

Zuckerberg's so-called revelations about privacy are old news, and deeply ironic

Zuckerberg's so-called revelations about privacy are old news, and deeply ironic

Mark Zuckerberg's recent blog discussing Facebook's vision to become a 'privacy-focused' platform comes just over a month after he announced its merger with Instagram and WhatsApp. The merger has raised concerns (from, amongst others, Ireland's DPC who regulate Facebook in the EU) for users' privacy across the three platforms and the sharing of data between them.

Fixing the Most Despicable Website on the Planet – Facebook

Fixing the Most Despicable Website on the Planet – Facebook

If you are a Facebook user with the primary intent of just keeping up with friends and posting the occasional photo here and there, you might be wondering if this should worry you and if so, why.

China’s “democracy” includes mandatory apps, mass chat surveillance

China’s “democracy” includes mandatory apps, mass chat surveillance

Your voice is heard A February 22 China National Computer Emergency Response Team (CNCERT) alert warned that 486 MongoDB database servers out of approximately 25,000 such servers connected to the Internet had "information leakage risks." Apparently, some of those MongoDB servers were part of a social media and messaging collection and processing system used by Chinese law enforcement and security personnel to monitor and investigate citizens' communications.

High-Severity SHAREit App Flaws Open Files for the Taking

High-Severity SHAREit App Flaws Open Files for the Taking

“We wanted to give as many people as we can the time to update and patch their devices before disclosing such critical vulnerability.” The flaws, which could be exploited by an attacker on a shared WiFi network, have a CVSS 3.0 score of 8.2, meaning they are high-severity, researchers told Threatpost.

Google forced to reveal which products have microphones following privacy backlash

Google forced to reveal which products have microphones following privacy backlash

The existence of a microphone on the Nest Secure has never been mentioned in any product material for the device, which a Google spokesperson said was “an error” on the company’s part.

The Mystery of That Taylor Swift Face Recognition Kiosk Has Been Solved

The Mystery of That Taylor Swift Face Recognition Kiosk Has Been Solved

When asked if ISM Connect had supplied its kiosk to Swift’s Rose Bowl show, Becker responded: “Yes, Taylor Swift’s tour used ISM Connect technology to improve the fan experience and the safety and security of the event.” Becker also detailed how the surveillance system, called FanGuard, worked: “We positioned large screens at each of the entrance points in the venues that hosted Taylor’s tour.

How SUPL Reveals My Identity And Location To Google When I Use GPS

How SUPL Reveals My Identity And Location To Google When I Use GPS

The only information that can be traced back to a person, if the A-GPS client is implemented with privacy in mind, is the IP address from which the request was made to the server.

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

When a crime such as a stolen package is depicted on Neighbors, a Ring employee will post a comment that says, “If you have filed a police report, please share the case number and officer’s contact information below.

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former TV host Lauren Sanchez is reported to be in a relationship with Mr Bezos "Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail," wrote Mr Bezos, "I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten." Early in the blog post, Mr Bezos mentions AMI's links to President Donald Trump.

Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting

Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting

Facebook will start to show when your contact info was uploaded, if it was by the brand or one of their agency/developer partners and when access was shared between partners.

Dear Mr Zuckerberg: the problem isn't the internet, it's Facebook

Dear Mr Zuckerberg: the problem isn't the internet, it's Facebook

Dear Mr Zuckerberg: I read with great interest your post Monday on Facebook celebrating 15 years of helping people connect with others through a series of frames on a blue background.

Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

FACEBOOK HAS just announced it is to merge Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp into a cross-platform service. WhatsApp, for example uses end-to-end encryption, but lacks a desktop app, which Facebook Messenger has.

'F*ck ethics. Money is everything': Facebook employees react to scandal on gossip app

'F*ck ethics. Money is everything': Facebook employees react to scandal on gossip app

Following a blockbuster Jan. 29 report from TechCrunch detailing how Facebook paid teens to spy on their smartphones, and the subsequent backlash from Apple, employees of the social media giant have taken to the anonymous workplace discussion app Blind to vent.

Log-free email provider Posteo: 'You must log user IP addresses', court rules

Log-free email provider Posteo: 'You must log user IP addresses', court rules

More security news So it's no surprise that the company is angry about a decision from the German Constitutional Court, which says it has to log IP addresses so that it can provide them to investigators, when asked.

New York Police Department drones require stronger privacy regulations.

New York Police Department drones require stronger privacy regulations.

By requiring privacy and use policies, the POST Act is only attempting to keep up with the national effort to limit the capacity for government surveillance abuse.

More