The group represents the latest and largest effort by Torontonians to start having the kinds of public conversations, teach-ins, and debates that should have “taken place last year, when this project was first announced,” according to Bianca Wylie, co-founder of Tech Reset Canada and one of the lead organizers of the opposition to Sidewalk Toronto.
An unlikely alliance of tech companies, start-ups and digital consumer rights groups has locked horns with the Australian government over its proposed anti-data encryption law, currently under review by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS).
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It goes on top of a law passed in 2016 that mandates ISPs store 6 months of IP address connection data and makes it very clear that your internet traffic is available to be monitored.
What distinguishes location-based marketing hotspot providers like Zenreach and Euclid from standard third-party hotspot providers is that the personal information you enter in the captive portal—like your email address, phone number, or social media profile—can be linked to your laptop or smartphone’s Media Access Control (MAC) address.
Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate.
Without providing any evidence, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) chief Duncan Lewis told a parliamentary committee hearing on October 19 that suspected terrorists were using encrypted messages to plan potential attacks.
“We need a new culture of technology and business development for the age of AI which we call ‘rule of law, democracy and human rights by design’,” Nemitz writes.
This is how Google makes money: It collects data on people, places, and patterns of activity, on which it then runs advanced algorithms designed by some of the smartest and most innovative coders and engineers in the world, to create targeted advertising or to optimize efficiencies in processes.
"Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies," said Cook. Cook praised Europe's "successful implementation" of privacy law GDPR, and said that "It is time for the rest of the world ...
And those of us who believe in technology's potential for good must not shrink from this moment," Cook said. They may say to you, "Our companies will never achieve technology's true potential if they are constrained with privacy regulation." But this notion isn't just wrong, it is destructive.
In this article we will look closely at the tension between the growing awareness towards cases in which privacy is abused; to our legitimate desire to share content, purchase and sell goods, play, research and enjoy all the marvelous opportunities of the world wide web.
Adoption of Blockchain in various industries especially in startups is like the first carbon atom of a diamond. Blockchains over the time can become a core component that will effectively function as the backbone of different industries.
The disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi is becoming a major international incident as Western governments line up to cast doubt on the implausible and inconsistent story offered by Saudi Arabia about his death.
Therefore, privacy in an open society requires anonymous transaction systems. An anonymous system empowers individuals to reveal their identity when desired and only when desired; this is the essence of privacy. We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money.
In the design and deployment of Digital ID systems, we must advocate for the principles of data minimization, decentralization, consent, and limited access that reinforce our fundamental rights.
Revealed: Israel's Cyber-spy Industry Helps World Dictators Hunt Dissidents and Gays Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians.
Password-less Authentication Use of PIN to eliminate passwords Biometrics in two/multi-factor authentication for better security Advantage of physical tokens as against onetime codes by SMS
Unless social media companies follow Lanier’s prompt to shift their business model to user fees, we’ll need to restrain their exploitation of data through regulation.
If you want to know how it feels like to live in a surveillance state, you need to talk to people who did. Let's fight against surveillance online to protect our freedom of speech and our right to privacy!
The primary reason computers are insecure is that most buyers aren't willing to pay -- in money, features, or time to market -- for security to be built into the products and services they want.
Blockchain technology lies at the heart of decentralization because it’s an immutable, transparent, hack-proof and distributed ledger that stores data in multiple nodes. Implication of this technology in financial institutions will reduce the time and costs exhausted by manual labor that is employed for smooth processing of data.
Instead of only focusing on privacy and the right to protect one’s own identity and data, I included principles ensuring net neutrality and universal access to the Internet. Seventh, you should be able to access the Internet without the collection of data that is unnecessary for providing the requested service.
Google+ could have given Facebook a run for its money: if it didn’t, it wasn’t because of product design problems or because Facebook was smarter: it was because of the obvious inability of its managers.
It was Wednesday, July 18, and Gomes was addressing a team of Google employees who were working on a secretive project to develop a censored search engine for China, which would blacklist phrases like “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize.”