Privacy is not free

Privacy is not free

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Warning: Zoom Sends Encryption Keys To China (Sometimes)

Warning: Zoom Sends Encryption Keys To China (Sometimes)

When Citizen Lab looked at where their U.S.- and Canada-based Zoom conversations were being routed, the researchers discovered encryption keys were sometimes sent to Beijing, though would be handled by servers in other countries, too.

Russia’s coronavirus app is turning it into a police state

Russia’s coronavirus app is turning it into a police state

Of course, such measures are effective tools to enforce a quarantine, and to prevent further spread of a deadly virus that is confirmed to have infected almost one million people, according to data from Worldometers.

Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million

Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million

In a blog post published Wednesday, Yuan said usage had increased by 1,900%, with 200 million daily free and paying users in March, up from 10 million at the end of December.

'Cybergulag': Russia looks to surveillance technology to enforce lockdown

'Cybergulag': Russia looks to surveillance technology to enforce lockdown

While the details of the new monitoring system have not been confirmed, official statements and leaked plans have indicated they could include mobile apps that track users’ location, CCTV cameras with facial recognition software, QR codes, mobile phone data and credit card records.

​People In Kentucky Are Getting Ankle Monitors For Breaking Quarantine Measures

​People In Kentucky Are Getting Ankle Monitors For Breaking Quarantine Measures

As many parts of the world remain on lockdown to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, authorities in Kentucky have introduced news measures to ensure people are following orders - by making them wear ankle monitors.

Baltimore board OKs surveillance planes amid opposition

Baltimore board OKs surveillance planes amid opposition

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore officials determined to reduce violent crime have approved an eyes-in-the-sky program that uses surveillance planes to create a visual record of everything that can be seen in the streets below.

Experts warn of privacy risk as US uses GPS to fight coronavirus spread

Experts warn of privacy risk as US uses GPS to fight coronavirus spread

Additionally, legal safeguards on location data in the UK mean that the government only receives information from mobile carriers in aggregated form, which prevents individuals from being identified.

Saudi Arabia Exploiting Wireless SS7 Flaw to Track Targets In The United States

Saudi Arabia Exploiting Wireless SS7 Flaw to Track Targets In The United States

U.S. carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile routinely receive Provide Subscriber Information (PSI) messages from foreign phone companies to help them track roaming costs for users on foreign cell plans traveling abroad.

The govt can now track cellphone locations back to 5 March: how Covid-19 tracing will work

The govt can now track cellphone locations back to 5 March: how Covid-19 tracing will work

As of Thursday the South African government can trace the movements of any South African cellphone user back as far as 5 March, in order to fight Covid-19.That movement data will go into a special database to identify anyone who may have had physical contact with a person known to be carrying the SARS-Cov-2 virus, for possible testing and quarantine.

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns,” according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app.

Open Source Code – The Future of User Privacy

Open Source Code – The Future of User Privacy

Here’s why open source code is the only way to enjoy true privacy, and why you should use an open source VPN client if you want to secure your online data.

Memento Labs, the Reborn Hacking Team, Is Struggling

Memento Labs, the Reborn Hacking Team, Is Struggling

"There’s only two developers left, and none of them are competent enough to keep up certain projects," a former Hacking Team and Memento Labs employee, who asked to remain anonymous to discuss internal issues, told Motherboard.

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

This is known as transport encryption, which is different from end-to-end encryption because the Zoom service itself can access the unencrypted video and audio content of Zoom meetings.

Marriott Suffers Second Breach Exposing Data of 5.2 Million Hotel Guests

Marriott Suffers Second Breach Exposing Data of 5.2 Million Hotel Guests

The company has already taken the step of disabling the passwords of Marriott Bonvoy members who had their information potentially exposed in the incident, and they will be notified to change their passwords during the next login, as well as prompted to enable multi-factor authentication.

Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

We reached out to Zoom in an effort to determine whether meeting participants are notified if and when hosts enable attendee attention tracking, but received no immediate response.However, there's more: That said, Zoom does use certain standard advertising tools which require Personal Data (think, for example, Google Ads and Google Analytics).

Coronavirus Confinement Challenges Intelligence Services

Coronavirus Confinement Challenges Intelligence Services

The home confinement of hundreds of millions of people worldwide to halt coronavirus contagion has presented intelligence services with a challenge: monitoring an explosion in internet traffic, above board and not, even as their own capacity is reduced.

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

The issue lies in Zoom's "Company Directory" setting, which automatically adds other people to a user's lists of contacts if they signed up with an email address that shares the same domain.

4 takeaways from the brutal new report on FBI surveillance

4 takeaways from the brutal new report on FBI surveillance

Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz issued interim findings of an ongoing review of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications beyond the Page application.

At Home with EFF: An Online Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

At Home with EFF: An Online Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

Then, join Staff Attorney Saira Hussain, who will talk to Cindy about surveillance, the spread of coronavirus, and the need to preserve our privacy.6:00-6:30: Surveillance and the Spread of COVID-19: Protecting Privacy During a Pandemic with Staff Attorney Saira Hussain and Cindy Cohn.

Incident Notification

Incident Notification

Although our investigation is ongoing, we currently have no reason to believe that the information involved included Marriott Bonvoy account passwords or PINs, payment card information, passport information, national IDs, or driver’s license numbers.

Announcing the Results of the 1.1.1.1 Public DNS Resolver Privacy Examination

Announcing the Results of the 1.1.1.1 Public DNS Resolver Privacy Examination

Except for randomly sampled network packets captured from at most 0.05% of all traffic sent to Cloudflare’s network infrastructure, Cloudflare will not retain the source IP from DNS queries to the public resolver in non-volatile storage (more on that below).

New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices

New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices

Last week, after an article on the news site Motherboard reported that software inside the Zoom iPhone app was sending user data to Facebook, the company said it was removing the tracking software.

HTTPS Is A Privacy Nightmare

HTTPS Is A Privacy Nightmare

After reading NSA files, I wouldn’t be surprised if NSA already hacked some of the big CAs. I don’t see what stops governments from issuing a subpoena for the CAs in their countries to sign a certificate so they could sniff the communication of whoever they want.

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest

Harsh measures, including stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures, are contributing to rapid drops in the numbers of fevers — a signal symptom of most coronavirus infections — recorded in states across the country, according to intriguing new data produced by a medical technology firm.

Try our latest Test Pilot, Firefox for a Better Web, offering privacy and faster access to great content

Try our latest Test Pilot, Firefox for a Better Web, offering privacy and faster access to great content

Today we are launching a new Test Pilot initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll.We’ve combined Firefox and Scroll’s growing network of ad-free sites to offer users a fast and private web experience that we believe can be our future.

Revealed: Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

Revealed: Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

Saudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who has shown the Guardian millions of alleged secret tracking requests.

GitHub - eldridgea/dnsonward: A CoreDNS based service that forwards traditional DNS requests to a DNS-over-TLS upstream server

GitHub - eldridgea/dnsonward: A CoreDNS based service that forwards traditional DNS requests to a DNS-over-TLS upstream server

This is CoreDNS-based service intended to be run in environments where traditional DNS requests need to be encrypted before querying an upstream server.This is intended to be run as a docker container and configured with environment variables.

Australian State to Share Driver License Data with Biometrics Database

Australian State to Share Driver License Data with Biometrics Database

As ITNews reports, WA transport minister Rita Saffioti introduced Transport Legislation Amendment (Identity Matching Services) Bill 2020, which will allow photos, signatures, and other information to be shared with the NDLFRS database.

How can I block email trackers and read receipts?

How can I block email trackers and read receipts?

As well as simply knowing you've read the email, tracking pixels can be used for various other nefarious and intrusive means, as was proved last year by popular new email client SuperHuman.

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