In a memo sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and obtained by The New York Times, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted that it buys location data from brokers — and that the data isn’t separated by whether a person lives in the US or outside of it.
In October, BuzzFeed reported on the existence of a legal memo from the Department of Homeland Security opining that it was lawful for law enforcement agencies to buy and use smartphone location data without a warrant.
TechCrunch posted about this case: The FTC has reached a settlement with Flo, a period and fertility tracking app with 100 million+ users, over allegations it shared users’ health data with third-party app analytics and marketing services like Facebook despite promising to keep users’ sensitive health data private.
A new infographic by 9 to 5 Mac that highlights the difference between the privacy labels of popular messaging apps is making its rounds around the internet.
European Parliament services are coming under pressure from a group of lawmakers working with privacy activist Max Schrems over allegations that the institution’s coronavirus test management website is illegally siphoning data to US-based firms.
With 25,000 National Guard members set to protect D.C. for Joe Biden 's inauguration, each member has been subject to a heavy vetting, which includes high-tech facial recognition.FBI vetting -- which is normal for high-security events -- begins by checking social media accounts, looking for connections to extremist groups.
In August 2019, at approximately the same time that Google was rolling out its much-hyped “Privacy Sandbox” privacy framework, it was also working to block efforts of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body to bolster the web privacy features of new technical specifications.
IDC 2020 predictions show that enterprises will prepare for the digitized economy by accelerating investments in key technologies and new operating models to become hyper speed, hyperscaled, and hyperconnected organizations.
Google will block access to its account-based syncing services for third party web browsers built on Chromium starting on March 15th, 2021.In it, Google Chrome Engineering Director Jochen Eisinger stated that the decision to limit API access was made following a recent audit of third party web browsers powered by Chromium.
QQ Messenger, a popular Chinese instant messaging app by Tencent, was caught scraping web browser history with their desktop client.
The difference is that uses Let’s Encrypt, which would allow me to revoke their SSL certificate for this website.Basically, it is a case of pay CloudFlare $10 per month or they get 100% control over your SSL certificate and will deny your requests to revoke.
In a report by Metro, unions warn that employers are taking advantage of Covid-19 restrictions to monitor remote workers covertly.According to TUC research, one in seven employees has seen surveillance increase since they started working from home.
Apple has split the privacy labels into two types depending on whether the information collected is used to track you, or is not linked to you and used for things like app functionality.VPN Apps Privacy Labels: Data used to track you and Data linked to you.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after they failed to appoint local representatives in Turkey under a new social media law, according to decisions published on Tuesday.
“The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training the chat bot,” the patent adds, raising the possibility of people training up a digital version of themselves before they die.
Brave has just taken a step towards supporting a decentralized web, by becoming the first browser to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol that aims to fundamentally change how the internet works.
Zoom meetings present a unique set of challenges for source protection, but these challenges can be minimized by following best practices and taking care not to publish raw meeting materials unless there is high confidence that the recordings were not watermarked and have been thoroughly reviewed to make sure no other potentially identifying features are present in the audio or video.
This is a stat called "daily active users" that other social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, share in company updates.Previously, Reddit only shared its monthly active users (430 million, as of last year).
Although nothing could substitute Sean Lane’s wife’s genuine surprise for getting a diamond ring as a present, Facebook lost this case and the privacy justice was served leading to the discontinuation of Beacon.
Peers have forced through an amendment to the spycops bill to curtail the use of child spies by the police and security services.
After tech behemoths like Twitter moved to ban Trump and thousands of other far-right accounts, millions moved to apps like Signal and Telegram for their encrypted messaging services."Signal is [pretty] much a classic 'messenger' product, end-to-end encrypted by default," Isaac explained.
The search engine also told BleepingComputer that high-profile privacy news, such as the recent concerns regarding data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook, lead to increased traffic for the search engine.
Tory peers, bishops and crossbenchers could inflict defeat on the government after an outcry over new guidance which allows state agencies to use children as undercover spies as part of the government’s covert intelligence bill.
The policing minister, Kit Malthouse, said Home Office and law enforcement officials were working at pace to recover the data.“While the loss relates to individuals who were arrested and then released with no further action, I have asked officials and the police to confirm their initial assessment that there is no threat to public safety,” he said.
Machine learning algorithms on these social media platforms are doing two tasks: displaying advertisements based on the user’s behavior and saving the user’s time by automatically doing what the user expects to do.