Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

The researchers use a neural network to analyze radio signals that bounce off people’s bodies, and can then create a dynamic stick figure that walks, stops, sits, and moves its limbs as the person performs those actions.

Modern policing: Algorithm helps NYPD spot crime patterns

Modern policing: Algorithm helps NYPD spot crime patterns

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) The software, dubbed Patternizr, allows crime analysts stationed in each of the department's 77 precincts to compare robberies, larcenies and thefts to hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the 's database, transforming their hunt for crime patterns with the click of a button.

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case

‘I spent seven years fighting to survive’: Chelsea Manning on whistleblowing and WikiLeaks Read more US district judge Claude Hilton held Manning in contempt of court and ordered her jailed on Friday after a brief hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, where Manning confirmed she has no intention of testifying.

Read Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future

Read Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future

We plan to build this the way we’ve developed WhatsApp: focus on the most fundamental and private use case — messaging — make it as secure as possible, and then build more ways for people to interact on top of that, including calls, video chats, groups, stories, businesses, payments, commerce, and ultimately a platform for many other kinds of private services.

After the quantified self, the quantified employee; but what about privacy?

After the quantified self, the quantified employee; but what about privacy?

But technology has moved on in the intervening time, and there are now other ways to keep an eye on employees , as an article in the Washington Post describes: Devices worn on employees’ bodies are an increasingly valuable source of workforce health intelligence for employers and insurance companies.

Ring Doorbell Flaw Opens Door to Spying

Ring Doorbell Flaw Opens Door to Spying

A serious flaw in the popular Ring smart doorbell could allow an attacker on a shared WiFi network to spy on families’ video and audio footage, according to researchers.

At hearing on federal data-privacy law, debate flares over state rules

At hearing on federal data-privacy law, debate flares over state rules

The IAB, which represents companies including Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook and Twitter, said Congress shouldn't model a federal data-privacy law on the GDPR or on California's privacy law.

The Dark Sides of Modern Cars: Hacking and Data Collection

The Dark Sides of Modern Cars: Hacking and Data Collection

Munagala said the auto and tech industries realize they must achieve certain benchmarks of security and privacy to fully monetize this wellspring of operational and personal data, collected in real time.

Facial recognition getting better, but privacy concerns persist

Facial recognition getting better, but privacy concerns persist

The FBI has long used facial recognition technology to identify suspects across the country, sharing that information with various state and local law enforcement agencies.

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

"For people who previously chose to turn their Location History setting 'on,' the new background location setting is 'on.' For people who had turned Location History 'off' – or never turned it on in the first place – the new background location setting is 'off.'" With this update, Facebook gives users a dedicated way to choose whether or not to share their location when they are not using the social media app.

Neighbourhood Watched

Neighbourhood Watched

We are campaigning alongside Liberty for the public to have a greater say as to whether their local police force should be allowed to use such highly intrusive technologies.

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

At least 11 out of the 70 apps tested by The Wall Street Journal were sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including six of the top 15 health and fitness apps.

OnionShare 2 adds anonymous dropboxes, supports new Tor addresses, and is translated into a dozen new languages

OnionShare 2 adds anonymous dropboxes, supports new Tor addresses, and is translated into a dozen new languages

Because OnionShare uses Tor onion services, I don't actually have any way of knowing who is sending files to me -- if I want to make it so only very specific people can send me files, I need to securely share the OnionShare address to only those people.

South Korea expands internet censorship to HTTPS with first countrywide use of SNI filtering

South Korea expands internet censorship to HTTPS with first countrywide use of SNI filtering

This basic DNS filtering was defeatable by using a different DNS server or visiting the HTTPS versions of websites. Furthermore, according to Cloudflare’s Nick Sullivan, South Korea seems to be blocking encrypted SNI automatically.

Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”

Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”

The truth is, most companies don’t care about the privacy or security of your data.

Data breach monitoring for emails

Data breach monitoring for emails

You’re always in control It’s important to note that one can always retract their email address from Badrap.io’s email data breach monitoring. I’m not gonna give my email inbox to anyone By giving another person permission to monitor your email address for data breaches, you’re not giving access to your actual email inbox.

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War on “Dirtbag Criminals” as Company Got Closer to Police

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War on “Dirtbag Criminals” as Company Got Closer to Police

A Ring video that appears to have been produced for police reveals that the company has gone out of its way to build a bespoke portal for law enforcement officers who want access to the enormous volume of residential surveillance footage generated by customers’ cameras.

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

When a crime such as a stolen package is depicted on Neighbors, a Ring employee will post a comment that says, “If you have filed a police report, please share the case number and officer’s contact information below.

Microsoft brings AI-powered background blurring to Skype

Microsoft brings AI-powered background blurring to Skype

Microsoft has not indicated when, or if, background blurring will come to the mobile version of Skype, but for now desktop users can activate the feature within Skype's settings, or from within individual video calls.

How Much Does Your Car Know About You?

How Much Does Your Car Know About You?

Automakers claim to use this data for driver and vehicle safety and to enhance driving efficiency. Although some of the information that your car is collecting may seem unnecessary, much of it is used to enhance safety – and this could be keeping you safe.

Data Privacy Attitudes and Connected Cars: A Deeper Look

Data Privacy Attitudes and Connected Cars: A Deeper Look

A full 66 percent of connected car owners and 64 percent of new car buyers say that at some point, they’ve chosen not to use an online service or app because they were worried about how their personal information would be handled.

Top security and privacy TED Talks from 2018

For example, he was able to figure out what time the family wakes up in the morning because the Amazon Echo would start playing songs from Spotify between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. How tech companies deceive you into giving up your data and privacy “How tech companies deceive you into giving up your data and privacy” is a somewhat related 2018 TED Talk that falls under the heading of TED Salon.

Private App Designs are Inherently More Secure

Private App Designs are Inherently More Secure

Private Services Have Huge Comparative Security Advantages If we look at early Internet services that have somehow made it to 2019, we have designs like the Domain Name System (DNS) and Network Time Protocol (NTP) that have no inherent privacy or security.

Facebook paid teens to install an app to spy on their internet and phone use

Facebook paid teens to install an app to spy on their internet and phone use

SEE ALSO: Apple was warned of the FaceTime bug over a week ago Facebook recruited users aged 13-35 years old via beta testing services like Applause, BetaBound and uTest, with the latter company running ads for a "paid social media research study" on Instagram and Snapchat.

Facebook expands election integrity efforts ahead of EU vote

Facebook expands election integrity efforts ahead of EU vote

Nick Clegg, the new head of communications, told European officials those groups will collaborate with "lawmakers, election commissions, other tech companies, academics and civil society groups to continue the fight against fake news, prevent the spread of voter suppression efforts and further integrate the large number of teams working on these important issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp." In his speech, Clegg also touched on Facebook's efforts to remove networks of pages that propagate false information.

Google confirms it uses dummy phone numbers to record calls with local services

Google confirms it uses dummy phone numbers to record calls with local services

VANCOUVER—A spokesperson for Google has confirmed the service they’ve launched in Vancouver and Toronto to connect potential customers to trusted service providers funnels customers through ostensibly local phone numbers that are actually owned by Google for the purpose of call monitoring.

How much privacy should children have from their own parents?

How much privacy should children have from their own parents?

For parents who really want to ensure that their children can be located at all times, a new generation of GPS tracking devices are placed on young people using hard-to-remove ankle bracelets.

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

Yet in the West, at least, the threat of government surveillance systems being integrated with the existing corporate surveillance capacities of big-data companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon into one gigantic all-seeing eye appears to trouble very few people—even as countries like Venezuela have been quick to copy the Chinese model.

Extensions: Implement Manifest V3

Beside causing uBO and uMatrix to no longer be able to exist, it's really concerning that the proposed declarativeNetRequest API will make it impossible to come up with new and novel filtering engine designs, as the declarativeNetRequest API is no more than the implementation of one specific filtering engine, and a rather limited one (the 30,000 limit is not sufficient to enforce the famous EasyList alone).

The FBI ‘Can Neither Confirm nor Deny’ That It Monitors Your Social Media Posts

The FBI ‘Can Neither Confirm nor Deny’ That It Monitors Your Social Media Posts

Indeed, in its letter responding to our FOIA request, the FBI said that simply acknowledging its use of social media surveillance would “risk circumvention of the law.” The bureau seems to be saying that if people knew that the government is monitoring what they’re saying on social media, they’d be less likely to say it.

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