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.

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

It finds that for under $50, criminals can sell a person's complete digital life on the dark web, including data from breached social media accounts; banking details; remote access to servers or desktops; data from popular services like Uber, Netflix, and Spotify; and accounts for gaming websites, dating apps and porn websites, which might include credit card information.

Opt Out

Opt Out

These are the top 10 data brokers, click on each company to have them erase your data by sending a GDPR Erasure Request. Opt Out is a free service which lets you get thousands of organisation to erase your personal data by automating the process of sending GDPR erasure (right to be forgotten) requests.

Searching For Privacy

Searching For Privacy

Yes, it’s a little-known secret, but there are ways you can search the web without giving up your privacy. This post is simply to inform you of options besides the traditional search engines like Google and Internet Explorer.

Privacy Heroes

Privacy Heroes

From search engines, browsers, and email providers to cloud storage, chat apps, and social media, you’re being exploited and exposed online. To make the Internet a safe place to conduct business, browse the web, and store sensitive data.

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

The anti-tracking feature embedded in the newest version of Apple's Safari browser is causing pain among marketers, making it harder to calculate the return-on-investment for digital ads, industry experts say. "ITP 2 will have a huge impact on attribution when a user is exposed to an online ad while using a Safari browser," Harris says.

Need medical help? Sorry, not until you sign away your privacy

Need medical help? Sorry, not until you sign away your privacy

I dutifully entered my info anyway—immediate physical needs have a way of leapfrogging over data privacy concerns, even for people like me who feel strongly about maintaining control over how their information is collected and used.

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.

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google privacy settlement

U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google privacy settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices, in an internet privacy case involving Google(GOOGL.O), disagreed on Wednesday over whether to rein in a form of settlement in class action lawsuits that awards money to charities and other third parties instead of to people affected by the alleged wrongdoing.

Feds Also Using 'Reverse Warrants' To Gather Location/Identifying Info On Thousands Of Non-Suspects

Feds Also Using 'Reverse Warrants' To Gather Location/Identifying Info On Thousands Of Non-Suspects

What used to be officers canvassing the area where a crime took place is now a warrant sent to Google to obtain location data and identifying info for all people and devices in the area.

No More Glass Safes: tnnl Brings Privacy to Digital Assets

PRAGUE, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At Devcon4, Cryptographic Applications Research, LLC (Cryptario) today released a "dark" paper and protocol specification detailing tnnl, a privacy-layer for the Ethereum network.

Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data

Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data

According to the agency's most recent figures (Fiscal Year 2017), out of 397 million international travelers, only 30,200 digital border searches were conducted—or approximately 0.007 percent.

Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

While the ACLU has been able to confirm that under Trump, government departments like the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security are accelerating domestic social media surveillance in relation to anticipated anti-Trump protest incidents, these FOIA requests have not revealed the technologies being deployed to do so.

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

The tech giant has used this leverage with internet users to bring other services like Chrome browser, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps & a bunch of other Free services to complement its web searching capability. It’s time for users to take control of their personal data & be responsible for its usage and privacy.

EFF Sues California Law Enforcement Agency For Refusing To Hand Over Stingray Documents

EFF Sues California Law Enforcement Agency For Refusing To Hand Over Stingray Documents

In an attempt to learn about Defendants’ use of these devices, EFF sent a request for records relating to six cell site simulator warrants that precisely identified each warrant using the information on the Department of Justice’s OpenJustice website, including the date range of the authorized search, the nature of the investigation, the items to be searched for, and the exact date and time Defendants electronically provided information about them to the Department of Justice.

Mobile Security: 5 Smart Tactics to Avoid Fake Apps

Mobile Security: 5 Smart Tactics to Avoid Fake Apps

There are least chances of getting a fake app from official sources such as Google Play or Apple’s App Store. You need to search for the developer to avoid the downloading of a fake app.

Fork Over Passwords or Pay the Price, New Zealand Tells Travelers

Fork Over Passwords or Pay the Price, New Zealand Tells Travelers

Travelers entering New Zealand who refuse to disclose passwords for their digital devices during forced searches could face prosecution and fines of more than $3,000, a move that border officials said Tuesday made the country the first to impose such penalties.

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo has been a profitable company since 2014 without storing or sharing any personal information on people using our search engine. Google also makes most of their money via this same type of keyword-based advertising that doesn’t require any search-history tracking.

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

Except that when he clicked it the resulting domain was "GoogleOnline2018.com." The fake site isn't an exact copy of Google's own Chrome landing page, but looks genuine enough to fool people.

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

Hackers were then able to use his email and password to gain access to his Twitter and Pinterest accounts. Tip #5: Send private text messages with Signal If you want reasonably private browsing (no system can ever be 100% secure), you should use Tor.

What Happens When Telecom Companies Search Your Home for Piracy

What Happens When Telecom Companies Search Your Home for Piracy

“I agree that there are legal sources of content on the internet, but the evidence that was before the court and our client's position is that that was not the purpose of TVAddons,” Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie, a lawyer representing the telecoms and media companies suing Lackman, told me over the phone.

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

When it was executed that same day, police found a number of items that had been on the nightstand in the Facebook post, including a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, the black T-shirt and the red necklace that Everett was wearing in the framed photo.

Startpage.com

Startpage.com

So why are online companies harvesting our personal data without our consent? That’s why we’re developing online tools that help you to stay in control of your personal information. Because it’s our belief that personal data should be your data, not Big Data.

Quantum Computing – Is the World of a Security Internet Over?

Quantum Computing – Is the World of a Security Internet Over?

After decades and billions of dollars in research, designs are finally coming online that can solve tasks faster than classical computer designs.

Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Today's change makes things a lot easier as it requires just a click on the "Your data in Search" page to clear the entire search history that Google associates with the account.

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.

Firefox 63.0 Release Information

Firefox 63.0 Release Information

Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version. Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version.

How smartphone apps track users and share data

How smartphone apps track users and share data

Researchers at Oxford university analysed approximately a third of the apps available in Google’s Play Store in 2017 and found that the median app could transfer data to 10 third parties, with one in five apps able to share data with more than 20.

Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone

Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone

Companies like Google and Facebook can hoover up vast quantities of data from third-party apps on people's smartphones, according to a detailed new study by the University of Oxford.

Apple is focusing on its ad sales business because smartphone sales won’t cut it

Apple is focusing on its ad sales business because smartphone sales won’t cut it

Apple would share revenue with the apps displaying ads; the amount of that share would vary, the WSJ reports. Apple already sells some ads based on search terms in the App Store, which led to $1 billion in revenue last year.

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