Project Alias Prevents Alexa And Google From Eavesdropping On You

Project Alias Prevents Alexa And Google From Eavesdropping On You

There have always been concerns about smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, listening to your private conversations at home or offices, all the time.

Fedora, UUIDs, and user tracking

Instead of the current method of counting unique IP addresses that request updates from the DNF mirrors, which is an unreliable estimator of Fedora usage, the proposal would create a unique user ID (UUID) for each installed system that would be sent with DNF mirror-list requests.

This project hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home to protect your privacy

This project hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home to protect your privacy

An open-source hardware project promises to keep Amazon and Google’s smart assistants from listening in on your private conversations by constantly creating white noise, as first spotted by Fast Company .

Strength in Numbers: The Final Count Is In

Strength in Numbers: The Final Count Is In

Every donation--whether it is $2 or $1,000--supports us on the ground speaking with activists, journalists, and internet users in countries all over the world, teaching them about Tor and online security, and supports Tor’s development, helping us keep Tor the world’s strongest tool for privacy and freedom online.

Eldridgea/erised: Adblocking DNS-Over-TLS Proxy

Eldridgea/erised: Adblocking DNS-Over-TLS Proxy

ERISED A project to only see what you want to see. This is a project with the goal of blocking unwanted ads, trackers, etc across an entire operating system (web and apps). Note: This currently deploys the Caddy container using a Caddy install using a Personal License.

Microsoft Bali Reportedly Aims to Give Individuals More Control Over Their Personal Data

Microsoft Bali Reportedly Aims to Give Individuals More Control Over Their Personal Data

However, the about section of the Project Bali webpage (no longer available) noted that Bali is a "new personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them....”.

Encryption? This time it'll be usable, Thunderbird promises

Encryption? This time it'll be usable, Thunderbird promises

While he couldn't guarantee that effort making it into the next release, "It is our hope to make encrypting Email and ensuring your private communication easier in upcoming releases." Thunderbird's look – the subject of a design consultation last year – will be supported by a dedicated UX staffer.

Microsoft is privately testing 'Bali,' a way to give users control of data collected about them

Microsoft is privately testing 'Bali,' a way to give users control of data collected about them

It will allow the user to visualize, manage, control, share and monetize the data." According to the About page, Bali is based on the concept of "Inverse Privacy," the subject of a paper authored in 2014 by Yuri Gurevich, Efim Hudis and Jeannette Wing , who all worked for Microsoft Research at that time.

How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 2: The 60’s and 70’s

How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 2: The 60’s and 70’s

Complacency or a sense of immunity started to catch up with the NSA in the early 1960s when January of 1970 Captain Pyle reports on the domestic spying operation and hopes to make some waves.

China is testing creepy drones that look and fly like real birds to monitor citizens

China is testing creepy drones that look and fly like real birds to monitor citizens

South China Morning Post The drones, which fly just as a real bird would, have already been tested in regions such as Xinjiang, where they've gone completely undetected.

What We Learned From Collecting 100, 000 Targeted… — ProPublica

What We Learned From Collecting 100, 000 Targeted… — ProPublica

Close Commit to Vote in November 56,442 Views Watch Again Commit to Vote in November Learn More Paid for by Need to Impeach Permalink to this ad First seen: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Targeting Information Close About This Facebook Ad One reason you're seeing this ad is that Tom Steyer added you to a list of people they want to reach on Facebook.

Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

The project uses the Ghacks user.js and other information to create a browser that offers better privacy and security out of the box. While privacy configuration files like the Ghacks user.js file can be applied to the browser to achieve the same, the main benefit of running Librefox is that it offers most of that right away.

Google has reportedly ended China search project

Google has reportedly ended China search project

Following years of being absent from China's web search market, Google had wanted to launch the Dragonfly product in early 2019, although now, amid outcry inside and outside of Google, the pressure seems to have caused leaders to "shelve it at least in the short term," said the report, which cited two unnamed sources.

Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector

Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector

"In terms of percentages, while 2015 saw 85% of our funding coming from US government sources, 2016 saw the fraction drop to 76%, and in 2017 we're down to 51%," said Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Project and original developer of the Tor anonymity software.

Senator slams Google's censored search engine work in China

Senator slams Google's censored search engine work in China

Google's creation of a censored search engine for China, known as "Project Dragonfly," is proof China has made "successful efforts to recruit Western companies to their information control efforts," said Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) in Washington D.C. Friday.

Project Ara

Project Ara

Google stated that Project Ara was being designed to be utilized by "6 billion people": 1 billion current smartphone users, and 5 billion feature phone users.[9][10] Google intended to sell a starter kit where the bill of materials is US$50 and includes a frame, display, battery, low-end CPU and WiFi.[3]

Google Shut Out Privacy and Security Teams From Secret China Project

Google Shut Out Privacy and Security Teams From Secret China Project

He was present at some of the early meetings and said he pointed out to executives managing the project that Chinese people could be at risk of interrogation or detention if they were found to have used Google to seek out information banned by the government.

Google employees: We no longer believe the company places values over profits

Google employees: We no longer believe the company places values over profits

Project Dragonfly has drawn criticism from human rights groups and U.S. politicians since The Intercept first reported details about the internal effort this summer, and in August, thousands of Google employees signed a letter saying that it raised "urgent moral and ethical issues." Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded by saying publicly that the company is "very early" in its plans but that its experiments found that it could "serve well over 99 percent" of search queries in China.

Decentralize This! — Episode 11: Alison Macrina – Enigma

Decentralize This! — Episode 11: Alison Macrina – Enigma

Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world.

Iridium Browser

Iridium Browser

It takes the Chromium code base, which is also used for the official Chrome browser, and enhances its security and sets certain policies by default. The Iridium Browser project is backed by the Open Source Business Alliance.

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

“As part of the LaaP trial, we are testing out various kinds of sensors on the lampposts, including cameras that can support backend facial recognition capabilities,” a GovTech spokesman said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

The group represents the latest and largest effort by Torontonians to start having the kinds of public conversations, teach-ins, and debates that should have “taken place last year, when this project was first announced,” according to Bianca Wylie, co-founder of Tech Reset Canada and one of the lead organizers of the opposition to Sidewalk Toronto.

The father of the web is redefining the internet, and he’s not asking for permission

The father of the web is redefining the internet, and he’s not asking for permission

In response to the growing threat of data-hungry internet enterprises, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s new initiative, Inrupt, is aiming to decentralize the web and rewrite the rules of online business with its new open-source project, Solid.

The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

Every employee—from research scientists to engineers, program managers, and executives—described a single shared goal: to respect Google users and help them understand and control their data as they generate it in real time on Google’s services.

The EU plans to test an AI lie detector at border points

The EU plans to test an AI lie detector at border points

According to New Scientist, some of these questions include “What’s in your suitcase?” and “If you open the suitcase and show me what is inside, will it confirm that your answers were true?” Travelers will answer while facing a webcam and the system will analyze and rate dozens of micro-gestures.

How to test and verify the speeds of your VPN

How to test and verify the speeds of your VPN

Tests are run on Vultr VPS (Virtual Private Server) infrastructure. You will need to connect to the VPS you just created when the server has finished being built.

A Red Alert to Humanity

A Red Alert to Humanity

It forms the foundation of our freedom,” Ann expressed their primary flaws. A sister company of Google, SideWalk labs currently working on building a smart city project.The Top cader,

As many feared, Google’s ambitious Sidewalk Toronto “smart city” project turns out to be a “surveillance city”

As many feared, Google’s ambitious Sidewalk Toronto “smart city” project turns out to be a “surveillance city”

The chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of both Google and Sidewalk Labs, Eric Schmidt, said the project was “all the things you could do if someone would just give us a city and put us in charge.” Alphabet insisted it needed “full autonomy from city regulations so it can build without constraint” and use Sidewalk Toronto as a testbed for new technologies that will monitor and measure urban activity on an unprecedented scale.

Smart Cities for Dumb Humans

Smart Cities for Dumb Humans

This is how Google makes money: It collects data on people, places, and patterns of activity, on which it then runs advanced algorithms designed by some of the smartest and most innovative coders and engineers in the world, to create targeted advertising or to optimize efficiencies in processes.

Mozilla will match all donations to the Tor Project

Mozilla will match all donations to the Tor Project

This process later continued in Firefox 55 when Mozilla added a Tor Browser feature known as First-Party Isolation (FPI), which worked by separating cookies on a per-domain basis, preventing ad trackers from using cookies to track users across the Internet.

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