A Facebook patent would use your family photos to target ads

A Facebook patent would use your family photos to target ads

Facebook has filed a patent that would make it easier to target whole families with ads by analyzing the photos they post.

AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave

AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave

For $60, you can buy this AmazonBasics Microwave and find out what it's like to say, "Alexa, microwave 3 ounces of popcorn." Spoiler: It feels pretty natural. Saying "Alexa, microwave for 2 minutes," or "Alexa, stop cooking" feels like the way we should have been using microwaves all along.

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.

CBS6 Investigates: Internet Privacy

CBS6 Investigates: Internet Privacy

“There should be a right to privacy and we should establish standards and then who's going to implement those standards and enforcement,” said Congressman Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam. He said that lawmakers have been holding hearings to figure out the best way to establish some privacy on the internet.

New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones

New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones

Home » Blog New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones News New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones 6 Views Cloudflare has introduced their new app called 1.1.1.1 which allows you to change your phones DNS settings for better privacy and faster browsing.

Cloudflare brings its privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 DNS switching app to phones

Cloudflare brings its privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 DNS switching app to phones

If you’re concerned about your government snooping on your browsing history, or simply want an easy way to access sites blocked in your part of the world, Cloudflare’s got you covered with a new app for Android and iOS.

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

In theory, they say, it ought to be possible to use this changing electromagnetic field to work out the position, actions, and movement of individuals. They do this by measuring the change in the signal strength as they walk around outside the target building or room.

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

How to improve security when using IoT or Smart Home devices

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home devices, our environments are becoming more connected however this comes with the compromise of security. So what is the best way to secure your network when using IoT or Smart Home devices?

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

So if you look at Netflix’s ability to start a subscription business, I think it gives you hope that business models can change, and if people are used to free things, they actually can be persuaded that a paid model makes the world better.

Privacy vs. security: Why the widespread use of encryption is essential to national security

Privacy vs. security: Why the widespread use of encryption is essential to national security

Most recently, the Australian government has waged a campaign to promote encryption backdoors, which would weaken the right to privacy and make us all less safe. Proponents of these kinds of laws say encrypted services, like WhatsApp or ProtonMail, allow criminals to plan and carry out attacks beyond the reach of police.

Russian court orders Telegram messaging app to pay fine

Russian court orders Telegram messaging app to pay fine

The fine came after Telegram refused to provide its users' encryption keys to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB). Encryption keys like the ones used by Telegram and other messaging services enable users to communicate in a way that keeps the content of their messages secret even if they are intercepted by intelligence services or other third parties.

Do Your Apps Know Too Much About You?

Do Your Apps Know Too Much About You?

App makers are starting to bundle permission choices together and still aren’t quite there with letting their users know exactly what they’ll be using data for.

Privacy is the new norm

Privacy is the new norm

Something that’s being looked at afresh is contextual advertising, where relevant ad experiences are delivered in real time to people depending on what they’re focusing on that minute. Contextual advertising doesn’t get in the way and because it’s directly relevant people aren’t irritated by it.

Telegram Desktop Saves Conversations Locally in Plain Text

Telegram Desktop Saves Conversations Locally in Plain Text

The desktop variant for Telegram secure messaging app fails to protect chat content locally and offers access to plain text conversations and media that otherwise travel encrypted.

Apple says its T2 chip can prevent hackers from eavesdropping through your MacBook mic

Apple says its T2 chip can prevent hackers from eavesdropping through your MacBook mic

In a new security document published today, and reported on first by TechCrunch, Apple is giving us a glimpse at some of the chip’s capabilities, specifically its ability to prevent hackers from eavesdropping through your laptop microphone.

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

The potential applications of distributed messaging networks, where users own their data, and privacy and security are in-built by design, are worthy of exploration.

NSA Finalizes $6.7 Billion in Classified Tech Contracts

NSA Finalizes $6.7 Billion in Classified Tech Contracts

NSA awarded the first $5 billion Groundbreaker contract in 2001 to a joint alliance of contractors called the Eagle Alliance, led by Computer Science Corp., which became CSRA.

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

Gabriel Weinberg's answer to What is the revenue generation model for DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo has been a profitable company since 2014 without storing or sharing any personal information on people using our search engine. Google also makes most of their money via this same type of keyword-based advertising that doesn’t require any search-history tracking.

We have to rewrite antitrust law to deal with tech monopolies, says ‘Positive Populism’ author Steve Hilton

We have to rewrite antitrust law to deal with tech monopolies, says ‘Positive Populism’ author Steve Hilton

Yeah, and also the other thing I like doing is having people on who’ve written interesting books, whether they’re from the right or left or no particular political place, just looking at an issue.

With 5G, you won't just be watching video. It'll be watching you, too

With 5G, you won't just be watching video. It'll be watching you, too

They would hinge on interactive video layers that use emotional analysis based on your phone's front-facing camera to adjust what you're watching in real time. For context, that matches the value of the entire mobile media market – video, music and games – last year.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Discusses Social Media Privacy With Top Officials

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Discusses Social Media Privacy With Top Officials

A gathering between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and top state law enforcement officials took place on Tuesday to discuss the ways the government can protect the privacy of social media users.

How the TSA’s Facial Recognition Plan Will Go Far Beyond the Airport

How the TSA’s Facial Recognition Plan Will Go Far Beyond the Airport

Under the TSA plan, which reads like a parody of warnings against “slippery slopes” in the expansion of surveillance technology, the agency would first streamline its partnership with the Customs and Border Protection’s new biometric exit program, which matches certain international travelers with their passport photos at the aircraft gate.

This SIM Card Forces all of Your Mobile Data Through Tor

This SIM Card Forces all of Your Mobile Data Through Tor

With that in mind, one UK grassroots internet service provider is currently testing a data only SIM card that blocks any non-Tor traffic from leaving the phone at all, potentially providing a more robust way to use Tor while on the go.

Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland

Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland

I've been using Vivaldi daily since the pre-release versions first hit the Web, and at this point it's difficult to imagine going back to another browser that doesn't have a way to stack tabs, view two (or more) tabs side by side, take notes with full-page screenshots, control my search suggestion privacy settings, or browse the Web without ever taking my fingers off the keyboard.

TSA Announces Plans To Subject Domestic Travelers To Biometric Screening

TSA Announces Plans To Subject Domestic Travelers To Biometric Screening

TSA says that by moving toward facial recognition technology in a time where travel volume is rising, it’s hoping to reduce the need for physical documents like passports and paper tickets.

SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone – safenetwork – Medium

SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone – safenetwork – Medium

So as we approach SAFE-Fleming, we’ll be releasing code which in aggregate will solve many of the problems that remain unsolved for many of the other decentralised projects out there today — and creating a secure Network that solves the well-known problems of scalability and security.

Securing your users' authentication

Securing your users' authentication

This way, if a user’s account is compromised and the attacker locks the user out, the user can still use the printed page to reset their account, change their password and add two-factor auth to make the account more secure.

Helm is a personal, private email server that won’t share your data

Helm is a personal, private email server that won’t share your data

Those problems can be worked around, but they are inconveniences: if you want to use Helm, it’s very possible that you’ll have to switch apps and get used to a new way of checking your email account and calendar on all your devices.

Criptext launches the first encrypted email app on Linux

Criptext launches the first encrypted email app on Linux

Our goal since launching in August was to make Criptext a community-driven effort towards protecting email privacy and being available on Linux is the purest demonstration of this commitment. Aren’t there other secure email services out there that are open source?

Apps on Google Play

Apps on Google Play

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