Facebook's Not Listening Through Your Phone. It Doesn't Have To

Facebook's Not Listening Through Your Phone. It Doesn't Have To

But unlike the Amazon Echo, which listens for just one of four trigger words, millions or perhaps billions of words and phrases could land you in a Facebook targeting segment. Because it has no specific trigger word for Facebook, your phone would need to listen for every targetable keyword.

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.

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

AS SMARTPHONE brands try and outdo each other with the craziest new designs and cutting edge technology, to keep us glued to our phones, a Swiss company called Punkt is taking a decidedly different tack.

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

With the Google Assistant built in, your security system is now even more helpful.” More cybersecurity news Kid’s creepy smartwatch recalled as hackers can locate and talk to kids While we are on the topic of potentially creepy IoT devices, it would be remiss not to mention the European Commission’s recall of the Enox Safe-Kid-One smartwatch, which poses a “serious” risk to kids since attackers could locate or even communicate with kids wearing the high-tech watch.

Thousands of Android apps are tracking users through MAC address or Android ID

Thousands of Android apps are tracking users through MAC address or Android ID

They allow companies to learn the websites that you visit and the apps that you use Researchers found that these apps track user activities by reading advertising IDs - the unique number assigned to each smartphone to personalise ads.

Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

Hill, a reporter and editor at Gizmodo, has tackled extreme tech experiments before, like living in a smart home and spending only Bitcoin for a week . Armed with that VPN and unmitigated determination, Hill put Alexa in a drawer and started her Amazon week .

I Cut the 'Big Five' Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell

I Cut the 'Big Five' Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell

Not only am I boycotting their products, a technologist named Dhruv Mehrotra designed a special network tool that prevents my devices from communicating with the tech giants’ servers, meaning that ads and analytics from Google won’t work, Facebook can’t track me across the internet, and websites hosted by Amazon Web Services, or AWS, hypothetically won’t load.

A kids’ smartwatch was recalled by the EU over privacy concerns

A kids’ smartwatch was recalled by the EU over privacy concerns

It was discovered that the watch, which is equipped with a GPS, microphone, and speaker to make calls and send SMS texts, could be easily hacked by third parties. Today’s news likely won’t be the last time the European commission sends out another warning about security flaws, or orders for a recall.

Saudi Arabia: An app to track women

Saudi Arabia: An app to track women

A surveillance system has been set up by the Saudi government to control women and prevent them from fleeing the country, known as the ‘Absher’ application, it allows guardians of women (brothers, husbands, and fathers) to track down their movements.

Declutter Your Data 2019

Declutter Your Data 2019

Day 5 – Change Your Passwords on Remaining Accounts After you have reduced or simplified your list of online accounts, you now have an inventory of the websites and companies that constitute your digital identity.

A brief history of wi-fi privacy vulnerabilities

A brief history of wi-fi privacy vulnerabilities

Tracking devices by the SSIDs in their probe requests It’s not just a device’s MAC address that can give away its identity. Tracking devices by their IE fingerprints When the privacy implications of targeted request probes became widely appreciated, most new mobile devices stopped sending them altogether.

Shoddy security of popular smartwatch lets hackers access your child’s location

Shoddy security of popular smartwatch lets hackers access your child’s location

Resultantly, the smartwatch becomes vulnerable to hacking as anyone can track the movements of the child or listen to their conversations and activities.

Are phones listening to us? What they can learn from the sound of your voice

Are phones listening to us? What they can learn from the sound of your voice

Instead of analysing every word people say, much of the listening AI that has been developed can actually learn a staggering amount of personal information just from the sound of our speech alone.

Smart toilet’s bidet hacked via Bluetooth, gives new meaning to ‘backdoor vulnerability’

Smart toilet’s bidet hacked via Bluetooth, gives new meaning to ‘backdoor vulnerability’

The smart toilet is vulnerable via its built-in Bluetooth radio, allowing hackers to remotely open or close the lid, flush the toilet, or, perhaps most perturbingly, activate the built-in bidet function.

Is Your Smartphone Really Cheating You?

Is Your Smartphone Really Cheating You?

Most of this information is utilized by applications to enhance the user experience—thereby ensuring that your phone apps switch swiftly among landscape and portrait modes, and keep you on the correct track for your commute—but a section of this information is logged and stored based on the decisions of the handset manufacturer.

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Your Smartphone’s Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street

Your Smartphone’s Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street

They circled Tesla’s 370 acres in Fremont, Calif., on an online map, creating a digital corral to isolate smartphone location signals that emanated from within it. Thasos, which leases databases of trillions of geographic coordinates collected by smartphone apps, set its computers to find the pings created at Tesla’s factory, then shared the...

Librem 5, the world’s first ethical, user-controlled smartphone, makes steady progress for initial shipping beginning April 2019 – Purism

Librem 5, the world’s first ethical, user-controlled smartphone, makes steady progress for initial shipping beginning April 2019 – Purism

With all the advancements Purism is making with the hardware, software, development kits, and services, during testing two silicon bugs were discovered in the Librem 5’s CPU, manufactured by NXP, that affects power management and power consumption.