Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13

Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13

Bluetooth audio is handled through system settings, is separate from apps, and will continue working for apps that you deny permission for.).Apps that support Google’s Chromecast streaming platform often ask for Bluetooth access as well.

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook indicated on Friday that the scale of its data privacy issues was far larger than it had previously acknowledged, as it suspended tens of thousands of apps for transgressions that included improperly sucking up its users’ personal information.

Thanks For Helping Us Defend the California Consumer Privacy Act

Thanks For Helping Us Defend the California Consumer Privacy Act

We want to thank everyone who called or wrote to their lawmakers to protect the CCPA this year and amplified how important data privacy is to the people of California.

Two Widely Used Ad Blocker Extensions for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

Two Widely Used Ad Blocker Extensions for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

AdBlock by AdBlock, Inc — over 800,000 users uBlock by Charlie Lee — over 850,000 users Though these extensions were fully working as any other adblocker does by removing ads from web pages a user visits, the researchers caught them performing " Cookie Stuffing " as an ad fraud scheme to generate revenue for their developers.

Privacy and the rise of the alternative search engine

Privacy and the rise of the alternative search engine

In this story, Finn Brownbill explains how we can put an end to tracking in search for the purpose of data collection.Finn Brownbill is Head of Marketing at the privacy-orientated search engine Mojeek.

Modi govt seeks to adopt China-style facial recognition in policing

Modi govt seeks to adopt China-style facial recognition in policing

Rai, whose company has developed facial recognition for eight local police forces, said India doesn’t have the same quality cameras as China — making it harder to meet the goal of being able to identify any person with an integrated system.

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

The Northeastern University and Imperial College of London researchers found that other smart and connected IoT devices , such as connected speakers and cameras, all passed this private information on to third parties.

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

As reported by the Financial Times, researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found several smart TVs, including those from popular brands Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and FireTV were sending data such as location and IP address to Netflix and third-party advertisers.

Canada’s golden opportunity to restore trust online

Canada’s golden opportunity to restore trust online

Working with technologists, policy experts, and industry partners, we’ve crafted a set of principles that we believe will help ensure the internet remains open, trusted, and people-centred.

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Mylife, Intelius, Spokeo, Radius, and BeenVerified

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Mylife, Intelius, Spokeo, Radius, and BeenVerified

This article will walk you through the steps you need to take to remove your personal information from the background check sites Mylife, Spokeo, BeenVerified, Radius, and Intelius.

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

"Because the camera is photographing license plates in public locations visible for all to see, there is no expectation of privacy in the data we collect," the contract and various pieces of DRN marketing material read.

Edward Snowden: Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation

Edward Snowden: Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation

In his new book, Snowden calls Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation.In fact, it was because of Snowden's revelations that Germans discovered their country's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, supported NSA surveillance.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

(CNN) When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.

This Software Will Give You a Fake Face to Protect Your Privacy

This Software Will Give You a Fake Face to Protect Your Privacy

DeepPrivacy uses technology similar to how deepfakes work: The program uses generative adversarial networks (GANs) to swap the original face, comparing it to the millions of others in the researchers' custom-built “Flickr Diverse Faces” dataset.

Opinion | This Article Is Spying on You

Opinion | This Article Is Spying on You

And because news organizations benefit from the surveillance economy by running advertisements targeted to reader interests, they may be less likely to report on their own tracking practices.During each page load the software kept track of data transfers made to outside companies and generated a summary of what happened.

IoT Information Exposure (IMC ’19)

IoT Information Exposure (IMC ’19)

Dubois, David Choffnes (Northeastern University); Anna Maria Mandalari, Roman Kolcun, Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London) Venue: Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2019 Download Full Text (PDF) Download Presentation (will be published here on October 22, 2019) Citation: @inproceedings{ren-imc19, title={{Information Exposure for Consumer IoT Devices: A Multidimensional, Network-Informed Measurement Approach}}, author={Ren, Jingjing and Dubois, Daniel J.

California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Sides with Amazon over Californians

California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Sides with Amazon over Californians

California lawmaker should recuse herself from negotiations on state privacy legislation –– close ties to Amazon Ring creates a conflict of interest.

Nearly everyone in Ecuador is the victim of a data breach

Nearly everyone in Ecuador is the victim of a data breach

According to vpnMentor, the data appears to have come from multiple sources including Ecuadorian government registries, an Ecuadorian national bank and an automotive association.It even includes detailed information about individuals' family members.vpnMentor notified Ecuador's Computer Emergency Response Team, and the breach was closed on September 11th.

Massive Novaestrat data leak effects over 20 million in Ecuador

Massive Novaestrat data leak effects over 20 million in Ecuador

The researchers thought that the various goldmines of data had been compiled by the Ecuadorian government from private databases – but it turned out that the government’s information was just another input in this large leak.

Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

Also, the issue is really not new, instead it was first raised 12 years ago when Google added this “make it public” feature to its web-based calendar service as a cool way for users to discover exciting events through the search engines, but a few quick searches revealed sensitive corporate information that was inadvertently made public using Google Calendar.

United States Files Civil Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden

United States Files Civil Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden

– The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA.

Artist Designs Metal Jewelry to Block Facial Recognition Software from Tracking You

Artist Designs Metal Jewelry to Block Facial Recognition Software from Tracking You

Polish designer Ewa Nowak has created a solution for this type of Big Brother-esque monitoring—an elegant and minimalist metal mask called Incognito.Designer Ewa Nowak has created a way for you to avoid facial recognition.

Feds Sue Edward Snowden, Move to Seize Book Proceeds

Feds Sue Edward Snowden, Move to Seize Book Proceeds

"The United States' ability to protect sensitive national security information depends on employees' and contractors' compliance with their non-disclosure agreements, including their pre-publication review obligations," said US assistant attorney general Jody Hunt in a statement.

Opinion | Equifax Doesn’t Want You to Get Your $125. Here’s What You Can Do.

Opinion | Equifax Doesn’t Want You to Get Your $125. Here’s What You Can Do.

Frank, a lawyer who specializes in class-action suits, told me this week that only 3 percent of the people who get class-action emails actually respond.

Opinion | Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism

Opinion | Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism

For humanitarian organizations, monitoring and collecting data are essential for delivering the right amount of aid to the right people at the right place and time.International organizations that deploy large-scale identity collection systems can become the largest data brokers in a crisis region.

Personal Data Of Entire 16.6 Million Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online

Personal Data Of Entire 16.6 Million Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online

Now the dynamic duo has, with the help of ZDNet reporter Catalin Cimpanu, exposed one of the most mind-boggling security blunders to date: the leaking of personal information about what is thought to be the entire population of Ecuador.

Data on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked

Data on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked

The pair said they had found the 18GB of data spread across a variety of files saved on an unsecured server set up and run by Novaestrat - an Ecuadorean marketing and analytics company.

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Project Zero has just disclosed that a security vulnerability left some of those 16 million users exposed to the risk of credential compromise as, in an ironic twist, LastPass could leak the last password used to any website visited.

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first

Most major free email providers, including Yahoo, scan user emails for ad targeting and data-gathering purposes.And yep, no one likes paying for an email account when the likes of Yahoo and Google offer them for free.

Snoops can bypass iOS 13 lock screen to eyeball your address book. Apple hasn't fix it yet. Valid flaw? You decide

Snoops can bypass iOS 13 lock screen to eyeball your address book. Apple hasn't fix it yet. Valid flaw? You decide

Video Apple's very latest version of iOS appears to have the same sort of lock-screen bypass that plagued previous versions of the iThing firmware.

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