Now-Patched Google Photos Vulnerability Let Hackers Track Your Friends and Location History

Now-Patched Google Photos Vulnerability Let Hackers Track Your Friends and Location History

If the search time took longer than the baseline, I could assume the query returned results and thus infer that the current user visited Iceland. So by adding a date to the search query, I could check if the photo was taken in a specific time range.

Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know

Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know

Civil liberties groups such as the ACLU have already raised concerns about the speedy adoption of facial recognition tech among US law enforcement agencies and the potential for its abuse, particularly against immigrants and people of color.

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.

How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?

How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?

We need to jumpstart digitally-signed emails, social-media posts, documents, images, videos, and even phone calls before it’s too late. We need to jumpstart “zero click” digitally-signed emails, social-media posts, documents, images, videos, and even phone calls before it’s too late.

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

"Some of our 777 aircraft have cameras that came pre-installed with the inflight entertainment hardware that we had purchased from the manufacturer (Panasonic)," a spokeperson for the Dubai-based airline told CNN Travel.

German police storing bodycam footage on Amazon cloud

German police storing bodycam footage on Amazon cloud

German Federal Police are storing video footage from body cameras on the servers of internet giant Amazon, unleashing a storm of criticism over security and privacy issues.

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.

Serious Amazon Ring vulnerability leaves audio and video feeds open to interception and spoofing

Serious Amazon Ring vulnerability leaves audio and video feeds open to interception and spoofing

As well as enabling a hacker to access audio and video feeds in a severe violation of both privacy and security, the vulnerability also means that an attacker could replace a feed with footage of their own.

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War on “Dirtbag Criminals” as Company Got Closer to Police

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War on “Dirtbag Criminals” as Company Got Closer to Police

A Ring video that appears to have been produced for police reveals that the company has gone out of its way to build a bespoke portal for law enforcement officers who want access to the enormous volume of residential surveillance footage generated by customers’ cameras.

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

That court pointed to the presence of 24-hour surveillance security cameras in and around the school, "which were clearly visible to everyone." The 'right' result Lawyer Gillian Hnatiw, vice-chair of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund board — an intervener in the case — said the decision should lay out a "very thoughtful test" for determining what a 'reasonable expectation of privacy' means in the context of a sexual crime.

How safe are teen apps?

How safe are teen apps?

Beyond WhatsApp and Facebook, there are many other platforms used by children and teens that may be open to abuse Since 14-year-old Molly Russell killed herself in 2017, the apps and services our teenagers and children use – and their safety – have become a key concern for parents.

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

When a crime such as a stolen package is depicted on Neighbors, a Ring employee will post a comment that says, “If you have filed a police report, please share the case number and officer’s contact information below.

Microsoft brings AI-powered background blurring to Skype

Microsoft brings AI-powered background blurring to Skype

Microsoft has not indicated when, or if, background blurring will come to the mobile version of Skype, but for now desktop users can activate the feature within Skype's settings, or from within individual video calls.

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio

We only allow a site to play audio or video aloud via the HTMLMediaElement API once a web page has had user interaction to initiate the audio, such as the user clicking on a “play” button. There are some sites on which users want audible autoplay audio and video to be allowed.

DeepFake Ransomware, OaaS Part 1

DeepFake Ransomware, OaaS Part 1

Fakeware is a type of malicious software that automatically generates fake video which shows the victim performing an incriminatory or intimate action and threatens to distribute it unless a ransom is paid.

Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones

Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones

On Friday, Apple’s product security team encouraged Ms. Thompson, a lawyer, to set up a developer account to send a formal bug report. The company reacted after a separate developer reported the FaceTime flaw and it was written about on the Apple fan site 9to5mac.com , in an article that went viral.

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up

The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone — before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call.

PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can snoop on your iPhone, Mac mic before you pick up call

PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can snoop on your iPhone, Mac mic before you pick up call

Here's the steps to reproduce the security blunder: on an iPhone, video call a contact using FaceTime on a vulnerable device, and while connecting, swipe up and add a person to the call.

A major privacy flaw in Apple's FaceTime lets others listen in on you before you answer the call

A major privacy flaw in Apple's FaceTime lets others listen in on you before you answer the call

A major privacy flaw in Apple's FaceTime video chat product has been discovered allowing someone to secretly eavesdrop on another user before they answer the call.

How the US Government Tried to Troll Me

How the US Government Tried to Troll Me

Throughout this time, I’d continued telling my friends about the things I was watching in the conspiracy videos, on one hand because I thought it was entertaining, on the other because I thought there could be some truth to it.

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

"Any confidential information, finding out something you accidentally clicked on." Sachs said that he has worked for Executive Cellular Phones, the contracted company that runs this store, for five years, and is unaware of any similar incidents.

Google and Facebook employees are teaming up against their bosses

In part, the move comes out of Googler frustration that the the company has not ended arbitration agreements as it promised to after November’s Google walkout, organizers wrote in a Medium post today : The change yielded a win in the headlines, but provided no meaningful gains for worker equity … nor any actual change in employee contracts or future offer letters.

Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12th

Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12th

USE THIS VIDEO BUMPER We made a short video reel that explains why net neutrality matters, and how Internet users can tell the FCC and Congress to protect the open web at all costs through BattleForTheNet.com.

Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War

Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War

Users have already employed deepfake technology to insert people’s faces into pornography without their consent or knowledge, and the growing ease of making fake audio and video content will create ample opportunities for blackmail, intimidation, and sabotage.

Ring let employees watch customer videos, claim reports

Ring let employees watch customer videos, claim reports

A former employee in Ukraine told The Information that “Workers could then access the system from any computer, at home or anywhere.” A Ring representative told The Intercept that the only videos employees view and annotate are those made public through Ring’s community watch app, Neighbors: We take the privacy and security of our customers’ personal information extremely seriously.

For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

“If [someone] knew a reporter or competitor’s email address, [they] could view all their cameras.”” At the same time, the source said, Ring unnecessarily provided executives and engineers in the U.S. with highly privileged access to the company’s technical support video portal, allowing unfiltered, round-the-clock live feeds from some customer cameras, regardless of whether they needed access to this extremely sensitive data to do their jobs.

How Facebook tracks you on Android

How Facebook tracks you on Android

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Google wants to spy on everything you do at home, in every room (including the bathroom), to help “improve” your family

Google wants to spy on everything you do at home, in every room (including the bathroom), to help “improve” your family

Today’s “smart speakers” monitor and analyze only sounds, while Google’s futuristic automation system wants to measure everything: “acceleration, temperature, humidity, water, supplied power, proximity, external motion, device motion, sound signals, ultrasound signals, light signals, fire, smoke, carbon monoxide or other gas, global-positioning-satellite (GPS) signals, radio-frequency (RF), other electromagnetic signals or fields, or the like.” The patent helpfully walks us through various applications of all this technology.

Guardzilla Home Cameras Open to Anyone Wanting to Watch Their Footage

Guardzilla Home Cameras Open to Anyone Wanting to Watch Their Footage

The GZ501W model camera contains a shared, hard-coded Amazon S3 credential used for storing saved video data in the Amazon cloud – so all users of the Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System have the same password, and thus can access each other’s saved home video.

"Everything Is Fake": Ex-Reddit CEO Confirms Internet Traffic Metrics Are Bullshit

"Everything Is Fake": Ex-Reddit CEO Confirms Internet Traffic Metrics Are Bullshit

"It's all true: Everything is fake," tweeted Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao regarding a Wednesday New York Magazine article which reveals that internet traffic metrics from some of the largest tech companies are overstated or fabricated.

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