Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Open source code for Huawei equipment would allow nations, companies, and individuals alike to verify that the code is free of malware, and that it contains no obvious security problems.

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini, @olabini, a world-renowned figure in the field of free software and defender of digital rights and privacy, was arrested at the airport in Quito, Ecuador at 3:20 p.m. local time on April 11, 2019.

New Huawei P30 Pro found to be querying serve...

New Huawei P30 Pro found to be querying serve...

The Facebook page ExploitWareLabs at 5:32 p.m. on Sunday uploaded a post which included a list of DNS (Domain Name System) queries being delivered behind the scenes from a new Huawei P30 Pro. A DNS query (also known as a DNS request) is a demand for information sent from a user's computer (DNS client) to a DNS server.

Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle

Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle

A civil liberties group in Canada is suing three tiers of government over potential privacy issues posed by Sidewalk Labs’s plan to develop a 12-acre smart city in Toronto , which will be approved or denied later this summer.

Google's Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You've Been

Google's Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You've Been

The data Google is turning over to law enforcement is so precise that one deputy police chief said it “shows the whole pattern of life.” It’s collected even when people aren’t making calls or using apps, which means it can be even more detailed than data generated by cell towers.

California Attorney General Must Investigate Improper Database Searches on Community Observers at Controversial Police Event

California Attorney General Must Investigate Improper Database Searches on Community Observers at Controversial Police Event

On April 12, Media Alliance and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a request for investigation into possible misuse of the CLETS database and a request that the agency cease all similar background checks on journalists and advocates engaged in oversight roles.

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

It's no surprise that law enforcement seeks help from tech companies during criminal investigations, but the use of location history databases like Sensorvault has raised concerns...

Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users

"Last month we stopped offering email password verification as an option for people verifying their account when signing up for Facebook for the first time," a Facebook spokesperson said an a statement to Mashable.

Justiça autoriza quebra de sigilo de quem pesquisou sobre Marielle na internet dias antes do crime

Justiça autoriza quebra de sigilo de quem pesquisou sobre Marielle na internet dias antes do crime

O delegado até então encarregado pela investigação do caso queria o levantamento de todos os computadores ou celulares usados para pesquisar as seguintes palavras no Google, num intervalo de cinco dias até o momento do assassinato: Marielle FrancoVereadora MarielleAgenda vereadora MarielleCasa das Pretas Rua dos Inválidos, 122Rua dos Inválidos A Justiça autorizou a quebra de sigilo no mesmo dia em que a polícia fez o pedido.

Using Disposable Services

Using Disposable Services

These services come in the form of disposable mailboxes and phone numbers. Don’t use these for anything personal as multiple people will be able to see it.

GitHub - realtho/PartyLoud: A simple tool to do several HTTP / HTTPS requests and simulate navigation

GitHub - realtho/PartyLoud: A simple tool to do several HTTP / HTTPS requests and simulate navigation

Internal Engine is now complete and operative cURL is now used to generate pseudo-random requests HTML response is now parsed using grep Bad URLs are now filtered using a wordlist mechanism (wordlist is located in a file named badwords) ✅ Changed. and python are now no more required to run the script disabled user-defined number of processes [0.0.2] - 2019-03-18.

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police

Often, Google employees said, the company responds to a single warrant with location information on dozens or hundreds of devices. After receiving a warrant, Google gathers location information from its database, Sensorvault, and sends it to investigators, with each device identified by an anonymous ID code.

Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen

Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen

"CBP's baseless detention and intrusive interrogation of Andreas Gal and the attempted search of his devices violated his Fourth Amendment rights," ACLU Northern California senior counsel William Freeman said of the complaint.

Add Stretch-Hash-and-Truncate option for extreme DNS privacy · jedisct1/dnscrypt-proxy@2d1dd7e

Add Stretch-Hash-and-Truncate option for extreme DNS privacy · jedisct1/dnscrypt-proxy@2d1dd7e

Step 2: in case the Argon2id algorithm has a vulnerability, or, since this is a popular function used for hashing passwords and for cryptocurrencices, and people may have built rainbow tables already, we use a hash function over the result of the previous function.

Saudis gained access to Amazon CEO Bezos' phone: Bezos' security chief

Saudis gained access to Amazon CEO Bezos' phone: Bezos' security chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Bezos’ phone and gained private information from it.

Your Location Is Gold to Businesses

Your Location Is Gold to Businesses

Google Maps — Multiple-Billion-Dollar Business Based on a Free Map. Location-targeted mobile advertisement spending is quickly growing. Based on its users’ 12 billion check-in data points every month, Foursquare accurately predicted the amount of new iPhone sales and has attracted 125,000 developers to work on its platform.

UK officials just massively bolstered the US campaign against Huawei, finding its equipment has 'major defects'

UK officials just massively bolstered the US campaign against Huawei, finding its equipment has 'major defects'

LONDON — Britain publicly chastised China's Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new "significant technical issues," increasing pressure on the company as it battles Western allegations that Beijing could use its gear for spying.

CCPA: What you need to know

CCPA: What you need to know

The law is generally aimed at two classes of businesses:Data brokers : companies that either make a majority of their revenue by selling personal information of consumers or that trade (obtain, sell, or barter) more than 50,000 records per year.

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

If - like me - you don't mind having the Chrome bookmarks bar always visible, it gives you instant access to manually clear cookies by site.

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.

Now-Patched Google Photos Vulnerability Let Hackers Track Your Friends and Location History

Now-Patched Google Photos Vulnerability Let Hackers Track Your Friends and Location History

If the search time took longer than the baseline, I could assume the query returned results and thus infer that the current user visited Iceland. So by adding a date to the search query, I could check if the photo was taken in a specific time range.

EFF Submits Consumer Data Privacy Comment to the California Attorney General

EFF Submits Consumer Data Privacy Comment to the California Attorney General

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed comments on two issues: first, how to verify consumer requests to companies for access to personal information, and for deletion of that information; and second, how to make the process of opting out of the sale of data easy, using the framework already in place for the Do Not Track (DNT) system.

Your “smart” TV is a dumb idea

Your “smart” TV is a dumb idea

Let’s start with a basic rundown of the critical features most people look for in a new television: Screen size: We can almost stop the list right here.

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers

"From the negative perspective, people can use our cross-browser tracking to violate users' privacy by providing customized ads," Yinzhi Cao, the lead researcher who is an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University, told Ars.

Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

It’s clear after this hearing that companies who deliberately over-collect data and sidestep user privacy are making a business choice, and they could choose to operate differently. Freshman Sen. Josh Hawley asked DeVries whether users can fully turn off all Google’s location tracking services on their Android phones.

Facebook is helping Intel design their next processor

Facebook is helping Intel design their next processor

Facebook is working with Intel to improve its upcoming Copper Lake processors. The company is helping Intel add a touch of deep learning to the Copper Lake processors to improve the performance. Intel is expected to release the Copper Lake processors later this year.

Android Q to get a ton of new privacy features

Android Q to get a ton of new privacy features

Despite security researchers proving that they can still track devices with randomized MAC addresses, supporting this feature will reduce the efficiency of some data harvesting and user tracking operations.

Android Q will allow more permissions for third-party apps set as defaults

Android Q will allow more permissions for third-party apps set as defaults

Starting with Android Q, apps set as defaults will be automatically granted permissions based on what they are the default for.

Android Q privacy change: User control over app access to device location

Android Q privacy change: User control over app access to device location

ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this, new String[] { Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION}, YOUR_PERMISSION_REQUEST_CODE); } Periodic checks of user's location Your app might have a use case that requires access to the user's location all the time.

Google creates ‘shadow profiles’ on Android users, Oracle says

Google creates ‘shadow profiles’ on Android users, Oracle says

Oracle levelled the claims in a document provided to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry the regulator made public on Tuesday along with 26 other submissions including News Corp Australia’s, urging the ACCC to recommend to the Government that Google be split up.

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