The 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report by Risk Based Security found that there were 3,816 data breaches during the first six months of the year, up 54 percent, resulting in 4.1 billion records being compromised, up 52 percent.
He did this by pretending to be a U.S. Marshal with the "Georgia Fugitive Task Force" to T-Mobile, which then provided Edens with the location of Johnson's phone in a handy Google Maps interface—"pinging" the phone, in industry parlance.
In the paper Emotionless: Privacy-Preserving Speech Analysis for Voice Assistants, researchers propose adding a privacy-preserving intermediate layer between users and cloud services.
"When a user in Kazakhstan installs the root certificate provided by their ISP, they are choosing to trust a CA that doesn't have to follow any rules and can issue a certificate for any website to anyone," Mozilla explained in a blog post published today.
Researchers from vpnMentor have discovered a data breach at the popular Luscious porn site that exposed the personal profiles of 1.2 million supposedly anonymous users.
After a long delay, Facebook is releasing a tool that will allow people to see what kind of information it has collected about their online activity beyond its borders — from the news they read to the shopping websites they visit to the porn they watch — along with an option to dissociate that data from their accounts.
While DuckDuckGo wants you to be able to search without being tracked, it’s irresponsible for the company to call itself a private search engine.
The New York Police Department has taken DNA samples from people convicted of crimes, as well as from people who are only arrested or sometimes simply questioned.
Stefan Esser, an iPhone security expert, tweeted an additional warning: “I hope people are aware that with a public jailbreak being available for the latest iOS 12.4 people must be very careful what apps they download from the Apple AppStore.
The South China Morning Post has another example of this: a story about a Chinese AI startup working on “gait recognition”: Watrix says its software can identify a person from 50 metres away – even if they have covered their face or have their back to a camera – making it more than a match for Sherlock Holmes.
Now, Holland Michel has written Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All , a book of startling revelations about drone surveillance in the United States.
Instagram users can now report app developers they believe are misusing their data as part of an expansion to the social network’s security tools. Instagram said the security researchers would test the feature and receive bounty awards for any eligible reports which identify an issue.
"Unwinding these mergers will promote healthy competition in the market — which will put pressure on big tech companies to be more responsive to user concerns, including about privacy.".
A review of Twitter advertisements from between June and August this year showed that the social media giant promoted more than 50 English-language tweets from the Global Times, a Chinese state media organization.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.
Unlike probable cause, which is the standard required for obtaining a search warrant, reasonable suspicion is a more lenient rule that lets law enforcement officials conduct searches without getting a warrant first.
(Bloomberg) -- Antitrust officials are right to look back at Facebook Inc.’s acquisition of Instagram to determine whether the deal harmed competition, Colorado’s attorney general said, adding to calls for renewed scrutiny of the takeover of the photo-sharing site.
But it’s absurd to think that the “human-embedded option,” which is basically a code (private key) embedded in an RFID chip, the same one you use to access your gym, is the wave of the future.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.
What we do know from the TSA’s 24-page reply to the lawsuit (.pdf), a motion to dismiss filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, is that they don’t think they should be held responsible.
It's been well over a year since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users to target advertising for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
Summer camp surveillance is booming. While boys and girls at camps across the US are making new friends and trying unfamiliar activities in bucolic settings, the camps themselves are providing daily updates to tens of thousands of parents on their offspring.
After MongoDB database was left open, containing 700,000 customer records, Choice Hotels, a hospitality giant, fell victim to hackers this week due to MongoDB's data breach. According to Choice Hotels, other fields that contained passwords, reservation details and payment information only contained test data, according to a news report.
For the moment, Henderson says, a bigger threat than malicious charging cables is USB charging stations you see in public places like airports. Many travelers know that, in a pinch, the hotel front desk will often have a drawer of charging cables that were left behind by guests.