Why Does Mozilla Maintain Our Own Root Certificate Store?

Why Does Mozilla Maintain Our Own Root Certificate Store?

However, relying on our own root store allows us to provide a consistent experience across OS platforms because we can guarantee that the exact same set of trust anchors is available to Firefox.

Prison Tech Company Is Questioned for Retaining ‘Voice Prints’ of People Presumed Innocent

Prison Tech Company Is Questioned for Retaining ‘Voice Prints’ of People Presumed Innocent

But in Fort Bend County, Texas, a few miles outside Houston, there’s something else you must relinquish if you want to use the jail phone: your “voice print.” Voice prints are unique, digitized vocal signatures that enable authorities to conduct voice recognition analysis on calls.

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Three of the Senate’s biggest privacy advocates are sending letters to Facebook, Google, and Apple executives Thursday, following a recent TechCrunch report that Facebook used an iOS and Android app to monitor the phones of users as young as 13 years old.

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Image source Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) are partnering for a reported $45 million. There are risks to both individuals and whole populations from the gathering and processing of data from humanitarian activities.

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

The rapid growth in the use of computer programs to predict crime hotspots and people who are likely to reoffend risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system, a report has warned.

Google Screenwise: An Unwise Trade of All Your Privacy for Cash

Google Screenwise: An Unwise Trade of All Your Privacy for Cash

Since Google doesn’t ask you to install a root certificate like Facebook did, they can’t decrypt HTTPS traffic, but the app can see anything on your screen, as detailed by the “Content on Screen” section of its privacy policy .

Apple unblocks Google's internal apps on iOS devices

Apple unblocks Google's internal apps on iOS devices

The block came because Google sidestepped the App Store and took advantage of Apple's developer enterprise program, which is designed to let companies internally distribute apps, TechCrunch reported Wednesday .

Maqp/tfc: Tinfoil Chat

Maqp/tfc: Tinfoil Chat

Transmitter Program encrypts and signs plaintext data and relays the ciphertexts from Source Computer to her Networked Computer through a serial interface and a hardware data diode.

Google also monitored iPhone usage with a private app

Google also monitored iPhone usage with a private app

Screenwise is open to anyone above 18, but allows users 13 and up to join the program if they’re in the same household; that’s different than Facebook’s tracking app, which specifically targeted people between the ages of 13 and 25.

Apple’s power over Facebook ought to worry the rest of us

Apple’s power over Facebook ought to worry the rest of us

The argument against Facebook’s market research effort goes something like this: at a time when it faces mounting concerns over its data-collection practices, the company made an end-run around Apple developer policies to slurp up some of the most sensitive data a person has, including some belonging to teenagers.

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Some of the ads asked for individuals ages 13-17 for a “paid social media research study,” while another advertised opportunities for users “Age: 13-35 (parental consent required for ages 13-17).” Facebook appears to have taken steps to obfuscate that they are behind the program, with TechCrunch reporting that some sign-up methods only mentioned its name during installation instructions.

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

The Japanese government has announced that beginning next month it will actively try to hack into its citizens’ internet-connected devices in their homes, reports NHK .

Google's data-gathering app may have also violated Apple's policies

Google's data-gathering app may have also violated Apple's policies

"The Screenwise Meter iOS app should not have operated under Apple's developer enterprise program," a Google spokeswoman said in a statement.

Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

That’s the same type of policy violation that led Apple to shut down Facebook’s similar Research VPN iOS app, which had the knock-on effect of also disabling usage of Facebook’s legitimate employee-only apps — which run on the same Facebook Enterprise Certificate — and making Facebook look very iffy in the process.

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

According to Securus’s 2019 Investigator Pro contract with Alachua County, Florida (which includes Gainesville), “Inmates will participate in a covert voice print enrollment process.” In Texas, state prisoners must enroll in the voice recognition program if they want to make calls.

Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information

Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information

The company actually collected similar user data through a separate app Facebook owns called Onavo Protect, which was just removed from the App Store in August for violating Apple’s guidelines.

Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

Facebook was forced to remove its similar Onavo Protect app in August last year after Apple changed its policies to prohibit the VPN app’s data collection practices.

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps

Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, from early releases of the Facebook app to basic tools like a lunch menu.

Facebook paid teenagers to mine device data

"Despite early reports, there was nothing 'secret' about this; it was literally called the Facebook Research App. It wasn't 'spying' as all of the people who signed up to participate went through a clear on-boarding process asking for their permission and were paid to participate.

Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity

Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity

TechCrunch reported that the company has been paying people ages 13 to 25 as much as $20 month in exchange for installing an app called Facebook Research on iOS or Android, which monitors their phone and web activity and sends it back to Facebook.

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August.

Quality of Open Source Software: how many eyes are enough?

Quality of Open Source Software: how many eyes are enough?

A possible explanation might be expressed in what’s known as Linus’s Law : “many eyes make any bug shallow.” This ‘mantra’ of the Open Source community suggests that users should not worry about the quality of OSS if enough people look at the code.

Have a security camera? Vancouver police want to use it to help solve crimes

Have a security camera? Vancouver police want to use it to help solve crimes

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - The Vancouver Police Department is launching a new program that grants officers access to registered public surveillance cameras. Officers will not have direct access to the footage captured by the cameras of those who choose to register, the police department says.

12 Best Quicken Alternatives for 2019 (Some of Them are FREE!)

12 Best Quicken Alternatives for 2019 (Some of Them are FREE!)

This program also offers a powerful investment management tool. With all these money tools being offered for free, you might be wondering how Personal Capital actually makes money. In my opinion, Personal Capital offers the best free money management software on the market.

Nukeop/nuclear: Popcorn Time for music

Nukeop/nuclear: Popcorn Time for music

Desktop music player focused on streaming from free sources Official website Mastodon What is this? If you know mps-youtube , this is a similar music player but with a GUI.

Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

“Facebook just kind of obliterated it,” Weinberg says, though he was able to sell the network to the parent company of Classmates.com for roughly $10 million in cash in 2006.

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Reminder: All those “smart” devices are a growing security threat

Reminder: All those “smart” devices are a growing security threat

But those very same devices, many of which have no real security protections, are also becoming part of what are called “botnets,” vast networks of tiny computers vulnerable to hijacking by hackers.

Sen. Leahy asks for surveillance information

Sen. Leahy asks for surveillance information

In their letter, Leahy and Lee ask the government to explain how recent changes in Supreme Court caselaw, and the National Security Agency’s (NSA) report of a massive compliance problem earlier this year, have affected implementation of these powerful surveillance authorities.

EU to fund bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January 2019

EU to fund bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January 2019

The bug bounty programs are being sponsored as part of the third edition of the Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project.

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