Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

“This allowed information to cross over domains — essentially meaning that if a user visits a particular website, an attacker can open Facebook and can collect information about the user and their friends,” said Masas.

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

Facebook Needs a True Opt Out

As Facebook, Google and Amazon become the internet, I’m worried that there is no opt out. Much like how I can’t opt out of Equifax yet still have to worry about the consequences of their ineptitude, we’re all stuck with these companies.

Signal >> Blog >> Technology preview: Sealed sender for Signal

Signal >> Blog >> Technology preview: Sealed sender for Signal

We have been exploring techniques to further reduce the amount of information that is accessible to the service, and the latest beta release includes changes designed to move Signal incrementally closer to the goal of hiding another piece of metadata: who is messaging whom.

Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'

Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'

Google said it had clear policies for how developers could handle data, and that the research had mischaracterised some "ordinary functions" of apps. The researchers found that more than 88% of free apps on Google Play shared information with firms owned by Alphabet.

Facebook Privacy - Fact or Fiction?

Facebook Privacy - Fact or Fiction?

At the center of Facebook lies the profile - your personal account with the information you choose to share with your friends and the world. If you, like I once did, have your home address on your Facebook profile, it’s time to remove it.

PeterCxy/Shelter: Isolate your Big Brother Apps

PeterCxy/Shelter: Isolate your Big Brother Apps

Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the “Work Profile” feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.

Facebook admits its camera-equipped listening device can collect your data for ads

Facebook admits its camera-equipped listening device can collect your data for ads

Given that Facebook's business model relies on using people's data to serve them personalised ads, it seemed fair to assume that the Portal smart speaker could serve a purpose beyond simply acting as a voice-activated home assistant that can handle video calls.

Google + is shutting down after a massive data breach, sending shares down

Google + is shutting down after a massive data breach, sending shares down

Google is shutting down its beleaguered Google+ social network after it discovered a software bug that gave third-parties potential access to private user data, the company writes in a blog post.

Schneier on Security

It is also using contact information you handed over for security purposes and contact information you didn't hand over at all, but that was collected from other people's contact books, a hidden layer of details Facebook has about you that I've come to call "shadow contact information." I managed to place an ad in front of Alan Mislove by targeting his shadow profile.

F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the “Work Profile” feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into. Backdoors installed in your Android system (so please use an open-source ROM if you are concerned about this)

This Happens Every 60 Seconds Online in 2018 – Marko Vidrih – Medium

This Happens Every 60 Seconds Online in 2018 – Marko Vidrih – Medium

Exactly how important the online web is, this infographic shows facts and figures. The numbers show what happens online in 1 minute. Would you like to know more about the online activities that take place within 60 seconds?