Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app.

Yelp, Duolingo, other apps send personal data to Facebook without consent

Yelp, Duolingo, other apps send personal data to Facebook without consent

As with the previous exposé, Privacy International shows that simply pulling yourself off Facebook doesn’t necessarily mean Facebook isn’t getting data related to your habits.

Does 2-Factor Authentication Stop Phishing Attacks?

There are various methods that can be used to bypass 2-factor authentication, for instance, if a user is directed to a phishing page and enters their credentials, the hacker can then use those details in real-time to login to the legitimate site.

Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?

Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?

“We know we have work to do to regain people's trust, and it's why we've strengthened our teams, created a new privacy and data use organization, built new tools, and set clearer policies designed to better protect people's information,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

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Now this Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to trick you into downloading

Now this Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to trick you into downloading

The campaign has been active since May last year, with users previously duped into downloading the malware with a fake version of an adult app — but now those behind Triout have altered their tactics, distributing the malware with a re-purposed version of a legitimate privacy tool that has been ripped from the Google Play store.

Google Chrome can now tell you if your passwords were hacked

Google Chrome can now tell you if your passwords were hacked

And before you worry that your passwords need to travel the internet to Google’s servers to perform the check, you should know that Google’s security team worked with cryptographers at Stanford University to ensure that Google never learns any of your usernames and passwords, and that any breach data stays safe from wider exposure.

Data Privacy Week: For Better or Worse, Privacy is High on the Global Agenda

Data Privacy Week: For Better or Worse, Privacy is High on the Global Agenda

Data protection: here, there and everywhere 2018 was a very eventful year for data protection across the world, and not just because the new General Data Protection Regulation was adopted in Europe in May. Various countries, including Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan and India, took initial steps to regulate the processing of personal data.

Powerful iPhone spy tool allowed UAE to view photos, emails, texts, locations and passwords

Powerful iPhone spy tool allowed UAE to view photos, emails, texts, locations and passwords

A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma […] The […] operatives described Karma as a tool that could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated targeting system.

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools —… — ProPublica

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools —… — ProPublica

Just this month, we noticed four groups running ads that haven’t been in Facebook’s archive: After we contacted Facebook, the company canceled the ads and said it is “investigating why these particular ads weren’t classified as political so we can learn and update our protocols.” Journalists in other countries — including those with impending elections like Canada, Ukraine, Guatemala and Israel — currently have no way to track political ads or targeting information.

Microsoft Bali Reportedly Aims to Give Individuals More Control Over Their Personal Data

Microsoft Bali Reportedly Aims to Give Individuals More Control Over Their Personal Data

However, the about section of the Project Bali webpage (no longer available) noted that Bali is a "new personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them....”.

The IRS wants to use social media to catch tax cheats

The IRS wants to use social media to catch tax cheats

The IRS request goes out of its way to point out that whatever tool the selected vendor creates, if ultimately utilized, will only help auditors shore up previously identified cases, and will “not be used to search the internet or social media sites for purposes of identifying or initiating new tax audits.” It also says agency officials believe such a tool can help in the fight against identity theft, although it does not explain how this would work.

NYCLU sues ICE over changes to immigrant risk assessment algorithm

NYCLU sues ICE over changes to immigrant risk assessment algorithm

The tool provides an algorithm-based recommendation on whether an immigrant should be detained in jail until they can see a judge — or whether they can instead be released on bond in the interim.

Israeli Company Sold iPhone Spyware To Saudis Knowing Riyadh Would Purge Dissidents

Israeli Company Sold iPhone Spyware To Saudis Knowing Riyadh Would Purge Dissidents

This has now been confirmed in detail by a new bombshell investigative report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, which outlines how NSO Group representatives met with Saudi intelligence officials in Vienna in 2017 in order to demonstrate the powerful and easy hacking capability of its advanced Pagasus 3 system, which using a mere SIM card number can turn a person's phone into an all-purpose spying device sweeping up the user's voice conversations, camera, messages, and social media usage.

Why you should use a password manager

Why you should use a password manager

When you use a password to log into a website, the password manager will store that information so you can log in automatically the next time. All other passwords of different accounts will be remembered by the manager.

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

The research paper, which is available in English (partially) and German, provides a deep analysis of Telemetry functionality that Microsoft implemented in the company's Windows 10 operating system.

The Real Cost of Technology – Step 1: Quantify Technology Costs

The Real Cost of Technology – Step 1: Quantify Technology Costs

At times they are sufficient processes done in ways driven more by job security and less by a desire to help the organization grow and succeed. In other cases, they are just the wrong tool and process for the wrong job.

Face surveillance as a “security” measure will not stop violence

Face surveillance as a “security” measure will not stop violence

And contrary to claims we’ll hear for the next few decades from law enforcement about the life saving properties of face surveillance tools, it’s unlikely that the technology will ever stop a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or other serious threat to public safety.

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Apple Reportedly Blocked Police iPhone Hacking Tool and Nobody Knows How

Apple Reportedly Blocked Police iPhone Hacking Tool and Nobody Knows How

On Wednesday, he cited sources from the forensic community who’ve told him that Apple’s efforts to keep bad actors and law enforcement from cracking into its users’ phones have paid off. In March, Forbes reported that GrayShift counts at least one ex-Apple security engineer as part of its team.

Apple launches tool that allows users to control data collected

Apple launches tool that allows users to control data collected

Apple Inc on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the United States and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them.

Apple privacy portal lets you see everything it knows about you

Apple privacy portal lets you see everything it knows about you

As expected, the updated pages cover the new security and privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, including new information about end-to-end encrypted group FaceTime video calls and improvements to intelligence tracking protections, as well as how Apple uses differential privacy to understand which are the most popular features, without being able to identify individual users.

The Indian Government Has Been Spying On Your Social Media In Secret

The Indian Government Has Been Spying On Your Social Media In Secret

At the same time, on Thursday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that security agencies are trying to get new software tools with face recognition capabilities to dig into social media to track criminals.

How to See What Your Router is Exposing to the Internet

How to See What Your Router is Exposing to the Internet

If you don’t get any results, your router likely didn’t show any ports to be open during their most recent scan. But what if the most recent Shodan scan was a while ago and you made a router configuration today that you want audited?