Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

Paul Chowles, an investigator from the National Crime Agency (NCA) who worked on the case, told Motherboard in a phone call one piece of evidence included the private encryption key belonging to DPR2 on one of White’s computers.

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data

Since the email requires a static link, HTTP POST web requests are not really an option, meaning the booking reference code and the email are passed as arguments in the URL itself.

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.

Teenagers' social media photos used to train eBay's AI without their knowledge

Teenagers' social media photos used to train eBay's AI without their knowledge

eBay is training its artificial intelligence using photos harvested from a social network popular among teenage girls for sharing photographs of their outfits without their knowledge or consent. The online marketplace uses pictures uploaded by unsuspecting users of Chictopia, a popular “style” sharing website headquartered in San Francisco.

Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months

Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months

For the past three months, a cybercrime group has been hacking into home routers --mostly D-Link models-- to change DNS server settings and hijack traffic meant for legitimate sites and redirect it to malicious clones.

Massive Spam Operation Uncovered In A Database Leak

Massive Spam Operation Uncovered In A Database Leak

The structure of the records left almost no doubts on the malicious nature of the dataset: IP with database was hosted on a domain called ‘‘ which is blacklisted by Spamhaus – an international nonprofit organization that tracks spam and related cyber threats.

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.

Uptrennd  -  How It Works & FAQ

Uptrennd - How It Works & FAQ

On Uptrennd, your private information will never permisionlessly be sold, and you will earn ~80% of all profits generated on the platform. At level one, members earn one token per upvote. One point on Uptrennd = One 1UP token.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

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.

This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It

This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It

A company that sells consumer-grade software that lets customers spy on other people’s calls, messages, and anything they do on their cell phones left more than 95,000 images and more than 25,000 audio recordings on a database exposed and publicly accessible to anyone on the internet.

HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China

HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China

HMD is in hot water following a report from Norwegian site NRKbeta, which found that HMD's Nokia 7 Plus was sending users' personal information to a server in China.

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday.

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.

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

Seoul (CNN)About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday.

Russia doubles down on censorship with new ‘fake news’ and ‘internet insults’ law

Russia doubles down on censorship with new ‘fake news’ and ‘internet insults’ law

The Russian government has passed a new censorship law that allows it to target individuals and websites for such nondescript crimes as spreading “fake news” and “disrespecting” state symbols of figures – including Vladimir Putin.

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Police in Australia have arrested a man who allegedly made AU $300,000 (US $211,000) running a website which sold the account passwords of popular online subscription services including Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, PSN, and Origin.

Free 'family tree' website shows your addresses, relatives and phone numbers

Free 'family tree' website shows your addresses, relatives and phone numbers

— Joining in on the current trend in genealogy and family tree websites, FamilyTreeNow lets you search anyone's name for free and get a list of known relatives, addresses, and phone numbers.

China’s electric cars are government spies

China’s electric cars are government spies

Though the Volkswagen chief doesn’t explicitly say it, for automakers, providing electric-car data to China’s one-party government is just another cost of doing business in the country.

The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

Once you have it set as your default search engine, you’ll be able to use the URL bar in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and others to search DuckDuckGo directly, just like you were with the (probably) default Google search engine.

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

When you open the website “ This Person Does Not Exist ” you are met with the face of a man or woman. Through analyzing vast numbers of real faces the website can generate new ones.

Don’t Worry About Selling Your Privacy To Facebook. I Already Sold It For You

Don’t Worry About Selling Your Privacy To Facebook. I Already Sold It For You

See, the thing is, the way you place the Like Button on your site’s pages isn’t by downloading an image or a script and running it from your own site.

How Do I Know If My Email Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach?

How Do I Know If My Email Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach?

Since most people still recycle versions of their passwords, once one of them is released in a data leak, it could mean that all of your online accounts are compromised thanks to bad password hygiene .

Site using facial recognition to match photos from Russian social media network sued

Site using facial recognition to match photos from Russian social media network sued

A new website enabling users to search the image database of Russian social media site VKontakte with facial biometrics has been discovered, and then threatened with legal action, prompting it to switch off some functions, TOL.org reports.

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider - JDSupra

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider - JDSupra

This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com ) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services").

Internet Archive Wayback Machine blocked by Vodafone, Three, O2, and EE: We can change that

Internet Archive Wayback Machine blocked by Vodafone, Three, O2, and EE: We can change that

According to the Open Rights Group’s resource Blocked.org.uk , www.archive.org is currently being blocked by EE, O2, Vodafone, and Three – among the largest mobile data providers in the UK. Contact O2, Three, Vodafone, and EE and ask them whether they would consider unblocking archive.org Contact information: Appeals may be sent to safeguard@ee.co.uk.

I tried to keep my unborn child secret from Facebook and Google

I tried to keep my unborn child secret from Facebook and Google

Our reasons were simple: first, we wanted our child, when it was good and ready, to establish its own online identity; second, we didn’t want to be stalked around the internet by adverts for breast pumps and baby carriers; finally, and most pertinently, we wanted some semblance of control over something that felt deeply personal.

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

When asked how OkCupid plans to prevent account hacks in the future, the spokesperson said the company had “no further comment.” In fact, when we checked, OkCupid was just one of many major dating sites — like Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, Badoo, JDate, and eHarmony — that didn’t use two-factor authentication at all.

Security/Anti tracking policy

Security/Anti tracking policy

Examples include, but are not limited to: While this type of tracking is not currently blocked in Firefox, we may apply additional restrictions to the third parties engaged in this type of tracking in the future.

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Mumsnet Image caption Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts posted a lengthy explanation about the breach Parenting site Mumsnet has reported itself to the UK's data protection watchdog after an upgrade let some people see details of other accounts.

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