Why ‘Anonymized Data’ Isn’t So Anonymous

Why ‘Anonymized Data’ Isn’t So Anonymous

The researchers gave this example from one of the two identified individuals: Many of the movies this person rated on Netflix were not rated by this person on IMDb. Deanonymizing the Netflix dataset revealed information that was not already public.

23 reasons not to reveal your DNA

23 reasons not to reveal your DNA

They often also claim rights to your genetic data and sell access to their databases to big pharmaceutical and medtech companies. OK, so test results can also lead to important discoveries about your personal health, and can also be shared for non-profit biomedical research in the public interest.

This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI

This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI

They could be used to fool self-driving cars into reading a stop sign as a lamppost, for example, or they could trick medical AI vision systems that are designed to identify diseases.

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Video report by ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi Shoppers at some of Britain’s biggest high street stores have been filmed by researchers to examine their buying behaviour, with some footage placed on a public YouTube channel, an investigation has found.

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

Mission possible: How to fend off online trackers

By default, browsers store various bits of information on your computer about websites you visit: The cache is storage that contains images and other Web data. Bear in mind, however, that a VPN will not provide total protection against information harvesting by social networks, search engines, and online trackers.

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix Bandersnatch Choices You Make

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix Bandersnatch Choices You Make

In practice, though, the researchers say that they can analyze Netflix's encrypted interactive video traffic to find clues about what users are watching, and which choices they've made in their movie journeys.

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED at the exhibition brought Acrylic Privacy Filter, Acrylic Anti Blue Filter, Privacy Filter , silk printing privacy filter,3D privacy covered master, Magic Patent Screen Protector etc. Acrylic Privacy Filter : Acrylic high-hard material, explosion-proof, dust-proof, easy to install, easy on / off, anti-peep,.

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

Researchers At U.S. Universities Are Reportedly Helping China To Track Its Citizens

Researchers At U.S. Universities Are Reportedly Helping China To Track Its Citizens

The report from the FT's Madhumita Murgia states that at least nine academic papers have been co-written by US academics alongside firms that either sell surveillance technology to the Chinese government, or alongside institutions with links to nation's military, such as China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).

Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance

Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance

"The idea behind this work is to be able to circumvent security systems that use a person detector to generate an alarm when a person enters the view of a camera," explained Wiebe Van Ranst, a PhD researcher at KU Leuven, in an email to The Register .

Bellingcat - Creating an Android Open Source Research Device on Your PC - bellingcat

Bellingcat - Creating an Android Open Source Research Device on Your PC - bellingcat

Installation: Genymotion and VirtualBox. For this guide, we will use Genymotion to set up an Android virtual device on Windows. Just like with a real phone, you can search for and install apps onto your Android virtual device through the Google Play store.

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

According to a former Mozilla executive, it’s something Google has been doing for years: intentionally sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome’s popularity. "Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. Each time one of these issues arose, Firefox lost users to Chrome.

Startpage privacy search engine eclipses Google

Startpage privacy search engine eclipses Google

Stiftung Warentest, which is Germany’s equivalent to U.S. Consumer Reports, has awarded top honors in an unbiased search engine comparison based on quality of search results, cross-platform usability and privacy. Stiftung Warentest tested the search engines and discovered that Google provided the best search results.

Microsoft accused of being 'complicit' in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities

Microsoft accused of being 'complicit' in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities

US politicians slammed Microsoft for partnering with a Chinese military university on AI research that experts say could be used in Beijing's unprecedented persecution of its Muslim minority, with one prominent senator calling the partnership "deeply disturbing," and accusing Microsoft of being "complicit" in Chinese human rights abuses.

EXCLUSIVE: Documents Detailing Google’s ‘News Blacklist’ Show Manual Manipulation Of Special Search Results

EXCLUSIVE: Documents Detailing Google’s ‘News Blacklist’ Show Manual Manipulation Of Special Search Results

“The deceptive_news domain blacklist is going to be used by many search features to filter problematic sites that violate the good neighbor and misrepresentation policies,” the policy document says.

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

Third-party services running on most hotel websites have access to guest booking information, including personal data and payment card details. "This information could allow these third-party services to log into a reservation, view personal details, and even cancel the booking altogether," Wueest says.

Does Google meet its users’ expectations around consumer privacy? This news industry research says no

Does Google meet its users’ expectations around consumer privacy? This news industry research says no

Do you expect Google to collect data about a person’s locations when a person is not using a Google platform or app?.

Massive bank app security holes: You might want to go back to that money under the mattress tactic

Massive bank app security holes: You might want to go back to that money under the mattress tactic

Decompiling the app also allows an adversary to understand how the app detects jailbroken mobile devices, which, once vulnerabilities (such as API keys, private keys, and credentials) are found in the source code, results in theft of money through banking trojans, username/password theft or account takeover using overlay screens, and the theft of confidential data."

EFF’s New ‘Threat Lab’ Dives Deep into Surveillance Technologies—And Their Use and Abuse

EFF’s New ‘Threat Lab’ Dives Deep into Surveillance Technologies—And Their Use and Abuse

EFF is proud to announce its newest investigative team: the Threat Lab. Using a combination of research skills, the Threat Lab will take a deep dive into how surveillance technologies are used to target communities, activists, or individuals.

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.

Twitter is secretly holding onto deleted direct messages

Twitter is secretly holding onto deleted direct messages

Then open the profile page of the account you want to receive notifications from, tap the Bell icon next to the Following button and choose between All Tweets, Only Live Video and Off. Twitter's privacy policy states that anyone who deactivates their account will have their data deleted after a 30-day grace period.

Google Helps Government Conduct Warrantless Searches, Alleges EPIC

Google Helps Government Conduct Warrantless Searches, Alleges EPIC

EPIC argues that Google or other companies could use similar algorithms to scan not just for images of exploited children, but also for other purposes such as determining if files contain religious views, political opinions, or “banned books.”.

Faulty Court Ruling That Threatens to Gut Groundbreaking Privacy Statute CalECPA Must Be Reversed

Faulty Court Ruling That Threatens to Gut Groundbreaking Privacy Statute CalECPA Must Be Reversed

Prosecutors who collect electronic communications stored on a laptop or in the cloud absent a warrant that meets the requirements of CalECPA lose the ability to use information as evidence.

HTTPS Isn't Always As Secure As It Seems

HTTPS Isn't Always As Secure As It Seems

Vulnerabilities that are full-on "leaky" involve more deeply flawed encryption channels between browsers and web servers that would enable an attacker to decrypt all the traffic passing through them.

Startpage.com beats Google for best search engine

Startpage.com beats Google for best search engine

The world's most private search engine beat out eight competitors, including Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo for the win. These features, combined with great search results and a crystal-clear privacy policy, helped the company edge out competitors for the top spot.

StartPage beats Google Search in test. Reason? Privacy

StartPage beats Google Search in test. Reason? Privacy

Back in 2013, I proclaimed that it was time to switch to the search engines DuckDuckGo or Startpage .The German customer tests behemoth Stiftung Warentest tested search engines in its latest print issue and concluded that Google provided the best search results.

Facebook and Google: This is What an Effective Ad Archive API Looks Like

Facebook and Google: This is What an Effective Ad Archive API Looks Like

The 10 experts are based at Oxford University, the University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, and other institutions. To do this work effectively, there must be fully functional, open APIs that enable advanced research and the development of tools to analyse political ads targeted to EU residents.

There is mysterious ‘undocumented technology’ hidden on Intel computer chips, researchers say

There is mysterious ‘undocumented technology’ hidden on Intel computer chips, researchers say

‘We found out that it is possible to access Intel VISA on ordinary motherboards, with no specific equipment needed,’ said Positive Technologies expert Maxim Goryachy. Intel told Metro that the VISA vulnerability was real, but said it ‘required physical access’ meaning that hackers couldn’t activate it over the internet and begin stealing information.

36 Undiscovered Flaws in 4G LTE Revealed by a New Security Tool

36 Undiscovered Flaws in 4G LTE Revealed by a New Security Tool

The way LTEFuzz works is that by using controllable open-source LTE software that can dynamically generate test cases and inject them into live networks, the KAIST team was able to see how specific various devices responded to potential attacks.

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

You see, following an in-depth investigation, German organization "Stiftung Warentest" has declared the search engine to be the best. With all of that said, provides Google search results without all the tracking -- it's the best of both worlds!

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