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Moxie Marlinspike >> Blog >> We Should All Have Something To Hide

Even ignoring this obvious potential for new abuse, it’s also substantially closer to that dystopian reality of a world where law enforcement is 100% effective, eliminating the possibility to experience alternative ideas that might better suit us.

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

Bugs always need a way to deliver the data they're gathering to their owners, so deep bug sweeps should go beyond regular electronics detection to scan for laser beam and microwave transmission setups.

The Irony of Glenn Greenwald Cuddling Up with Bill Barr, the Grandfather of Ed Snowden’s Phone Dragnet

The Irony of Glenn Greenwald Cuddling Up with Bill Barr, the Grandfather of Ed Snowden’s Phone Dragnet

Glenn’s denialism is all the more remarkable, though, given that this same guy who wrote two books on abuse of presidential power is choosing to trust a memo from Bill Barr that was obviously playing legalistic games over what the public record says.

The privacy risks of unchecked facial-recognition technology

The privacy risks of unchecked facial-recognition technology

The Washington state Legislature this session took up what would have been a landmark bill to put a moratorium on the acquisition and use of facial recognition technology by government agencies.

100% price increase?

100% price increase?

The app store is pretty ignorant of this fact, that’s why we’re currently evaluating alternative distribution models that allow more flexible pricing. Where I am living this is less than one pizza, which for sure has not years of development put into it.

Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea

Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea

Once-robust monopoly laws have been marginalized, Ms. Khan wrote, and consequently Amazon is amassing structural power that lets it exert increasing control over many parts of the economy.

Web 3.0: The decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

Web 3.0: The decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

But it could also be a decentralised web that challenges the dominance of the tech giants by moving us away from relying so heavily on a few companies, technologies and a relatively small amount of internet infrastructure Peer-to-peer technology When we currently access the web, our computers use the HTTP protocol in the form of web addresses to find information stored at a fixed location, usually on a single server.

Why the 2020 US election campaign will be brutal for Big Tech

Why the 2020 US election campaign will be brutal for Big Tech

The Massachusetts senator is calling for legislation that would designate the companies as “platform utilities” and the appointment of regulators who would unwind technology mergers that undermine competition and harm innovation and small businesses.

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

In “ A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking ,” a 3,200-word essay that Zuckerberg posted to Facebook on March 6, he says he wants to “build a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy first.” In apparent surprise, he writes: “People increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room.” Sign up for The Download Your daily dose of what's up in emerging technology Zuckerberg’s essay is a power grab disguised as an act of contrition.

Axios AM Deep Dive

Axios AM Deep Dive

The grand bargain of the digital age, in which consumers have traded their data for free services, is coming apart. Be smart: Giving consumers more control of their data also means they'd have to take more responsibility for it and actively manage it, like managing financial accounts.

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

“To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it’s time to break up our biggest tech companies.” The proposal notes that major companies have tightened their grip on the digital market through mergers, but regulators have largely let those deals pass.

Facebook says people, not regulators, should decide what is seen

Facebook says people, not regulators, should decide what is seen

"People, not regulators, should decide what they see in their news feeds," Facebook wrote in an unpublished submission to the ACCC's digital platforms review.

THINK FACEBOOK CAN MANIPULATE YOU? LOOK OUT FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

THINK FACEBOOK CAN MANIPULATE YOU? LOOK OUT FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

LOOK OUT FOR VIRTUAL REALITY Elissa Redmiles , University of Maryland As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them.

Livestream Tonight: Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff on the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Livestream Tonight: Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff on the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Livestream begins Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. ET Join Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein and Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power,” for an engaging discussion about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior.

It’s Time for California to Guarantee “Privacy for All”

It’s Time for California to Guarantee “Privacy for All”

EFF has for years urged technology companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting the privacy of every person. Californians last year took an important step in the right direction, by enacting the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Shoshana Zuboff Q&A: The Age of Surveillance Capital

Shoshana Zuboff Q&A: The Age of Surveillance Capital

Zuboff, who published her first book in 1989 on the future of technology and data in the workplace, warns in Surveillance Capitalism of a “seventh extinction” that threatens to eradicate “what has been held most precious in human nature.” Given the fragility of the global political and economic order, surveillance capitalism amounts to a “coup from above,” Zuboff argues, an assault on democracy by way of subverting the very idea of what it means to be an individual.

The questions the new company vying for border dominance in the US needs to answer

The questions the new company vying for border dominance in the US needs to answer

There are some basic questions that Anduril should provide clarity to: Concerns CBP has in recent years been the subject of repeated scandals about the treatment of immigrants, including the deaths of immigrant children in custody, as well as abuse of power.

Antitrust is beginning to bite the big tech companies

Antitrust is beginning to bite the big tech companies

Image source Today the German Antitrust authority (Bunderskartellamt), whose job it is to keep companies’ power in check, found that Facebook abused its dominance of the social network market to track and collect users’ personal data in ways users do not know about.

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.

Pokémon Go was a warning about the rise of surveillance capitalism

Pokémon Go was a warning about the rise of surveillance capitalism

The idea that digital surveillance is inevitable – that’s just invalid, and we can’t let them get away with it.” Advertisement Zuboff’s central argument is that technology corporations, building on the data extraction and predictive power originally demonstrated by Google, have found a way to turn human behaviour into raw material that can be used to make predictions about future behaviour.

Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics

Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics

"Whether they’ll be able to be effective inside what’s become a big bureaucracy that makes money off of knowing a ton about us remains to be seen." Jen King, director of consumer privacy at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, thinks it's a sign Facebook may be ready to actually take privacy seriously.

Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

"The sensitive vocoder and powerful neural networks represented the sounds the patients had originally listened to with surprising accuracy." Dr. Mesgarani and his team plan to test more complicated words and sentences next, and they want to run the same tests on brain signals emitted when a person speaks or imagines speaking.

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One thing I would like to note though, but I'm not sure if it has a place in the draft: the differential privacy aspects of DNS versus DNS over HTTPS.

'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

We saw the experimental development of this new “means of behavioural modification” in Facebook’s contagion experiments and the Google-incubated augmented reality game Pokémon Go. Democracy has slept, while surveillance capitalists amassed unprecedented concentrations of knowledge and power It is no longer enough to automate information flows about us; the goal now is to automate us.

The National Security Agency Is A Criminal Organization

The National Security Agency Is A Criminal Organization

They just aren’t getting violent yet that we know of — internally in the US, outside is another story.” “Everybody’s afraid because all this data that’s about them, the central agencies — the intelligence agencies — they have it.” As Binney had no documents to give to the media, blowing the whistle had no consequence for NSA.

Three Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Facebook Privacy

Three Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Facebook Privacy

I’ve been turned around on that a little bit because of the success of the Mac Power Users and Free Agents Facebook groups at creating a safe, fun place to talk about shared interests.

You Should Have the Right to Sue Companies That Violate Your Privacy

You Should Have the Right to Sue Companies That Violate Your Privacy

Likewise, when EFF reviews the many federal data privacy bills that have circulated since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke earlier this year, one of our primary goals is to ensure that these bills include a private right of action.

Google wins U.S. approval for radar-based hand motion sensor

Google wins U.S. approval for radar-based hand motion sensor

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in an order late on Monday that it would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed.

Cybersecurity and human rights

Cybersecurity and human rights

In addition, should the drafted bill pass, INCD will have access to computers and the authority to collect and process information, all in the name of identifying cybersecurity infiltrators.

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