Home alarm tech backdoored security cameras to spy on customers having sex

Home alarm tech backdoored security cameras to spy on customers having sex

Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old former employee of home and small office security company ADT, said that over a five-year period, he accessed the cameras of roughly 200 customer accounts on more than 9,600 occasions—all without the permission or knowledge of customers.

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

You can load the site using any web browser to access Reddit's content.For now, it offers an excellent option to access Reddit content in a privacy preserving way.Teddit is a web frontend for the discussion site Reddit that does not track users nor display advertisements.

Police spying on Israelis online via secret backdoor

Police spying on Israelis online via secret backdoor

The police require internet and cellphone providers to give them access to the online data of any website or anyone in Israel, documents obtained by Haaretz and confirmed by sources with knowledge of the technology and its inner workings revealed Sunday.

Exclusive: WhiteHat Jr Bug Had Exposed Personal Data of 2.8 Lakh Students

Exclusive: WhiteHat Jr Bug Had Exposed Personal Data of 2.8 Lakh Students

The security researcher who discovered the vulnerability and made multiple responsible disclosures to the company between 6 October and 20 November wished not to be named.He has confirmed to The Quint that access to the company’s AWS servers have now been restricted by the company as of 21 November.

Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products

Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products

The NSA has long sought agreements with technology companies under which they would build special access for the spy agency into their products, according to disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reporting by Reuters and others.

Italian Email Provider Email.it Breached; Data for Sale on Dark Web

Italian Email Provider Email.it Breached; Data for Sale on Dark Web

Not only has pretty much every piece of information they’ve ever entered into the platform been exposed to hackers, but this may have been going on since January 2018.Hackers offering data for sale on the dark web claim to not only have access to the full contents of all of these accounts, but also that the service has been storing user passwords in plaintext for over two years now.

New Jersey Supreme Court rules that passcodes aren’t protected by Fifth Amendment

New Jersey Supreme Court rules that passcodes aren’t protected by Fifth Amendment

ShareTweet The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that passcodes aren’t protected by the Fifth Amendment.The rationale in these states is that while law enforcement may know about certain incriminating documents that could be accessed if the passcode were provided, providing the passcode allows access to absolutely everything on the phone – which could turn up additional evidence that prosecutors didn’t know about.

Private Internet Access Next Generation Network now available for beta preview

Private Internet Access Next Generation Network now available for beta preview

Private Internet Access beta users are now able to access Next Generation VPN servers on the PIA network using out beta desktop clients and mobile apps.Try out these exciting new updates to the Private Internet Access today and see why we’re the most trusted brand in the VPN industry.

Private Internet Access now offers 24/7 live chat customer support

Private Internet Access now offers 24/7 live chat customer support

Private Internet Access is proud to announce the launch of 24/7 live chat coverage by our customer support team.Private Internet Access has been taking many steps to provide the best no log VPN service for the world and 24/7 live chat is just a part of that.

PrivacyBreacher for Android reveals data that apps have access to without extra permission requests

PrivacyBreacher for Android reveals data that apps have access to without extra permission requests

PrivacyBreacher demonstrates that applications may access information about a user's device without requesting any extra permissions.In the end, it is still important to know what applications may look up on a device without any extra permission requests.

House to vote on whether the FBI can access internet history without a warrant: Act now to Save Internet Privacy

House to vote on whether the FBI can access internet history without a warrant: Act now to Save Internet Privacy

Since Congress is likely voting tomorrow on the Lofgren-Davidson amendment to the PATRIOT Act, today is the day to contact your representatives and tell them how you’d like them to vote.

Jordan uses internet throttling instead of internet shutdowns and blocks to censor websites

Jordan uses internet throttling instead of internet shutdowns and blocks to censor websites

In an interview with Netzpolitik, Access Now employee Berhan Taye explained that internet throttling is a new method that governments are using as part of their censorship toolkit – and explained why a government like Jordan might prefer internet throttling to straight up internet blocking:.

Inquiry calls for web pre-screening to end UK child abuse 'explosion'

Inquiry calls for web pre-screening to end UK child abuse 'explosion'

The report makes four recommendations for action the government should take to tackle online abuse: Requiring industry to pre‐screen material before it is uploaded to the internet to prevent access to known indecent images of children.

Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

The US alleges that Huawei violated these laws by "buil[ding] equipment that secretly preserves the manufacturer's ability to access networks through these interfaces without the carriers' knowledge," the Journal article said.

Opinion | The Government Uses ‘Near Perfect Surveillance’ Data on Americans

Opinion | The Government Uses ‘Near Perfect Surveillance’ Data on Americans

With access to [cellphone location data], the Government can now travel back in time to retrace a person’s whereabouts, subject only to the retention polices of the wireless carriers, which currently maintain records for up to five years.

Access Now calls on Internet Society to halt the sale of .ORG

Access Now calls on Internet Society to halt the sale of .ORG

Berlin, Germany: While the internet community gathered at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to debate better internet governance structures, we learned that Internet Society (ISOC), with no warning or public input, intends to sell the control of the .ORG domain registry (called the Public Interest Registry, or PIR) for an undisclosed amount to a for-profit private equity firm called Ethos Capital.

Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups

Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups

In April 2018 Facebook implemented new rules restricting the amount of personal data third-parties could access following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Roughly 100 app developers retained access to group members' personal data, although Papamiltiadis said Facebook has now cut them off.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can, Too.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can, Too.

Most of the companies only recently started honoring these requests in response to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Set to go into effect in 2020, the law will grant Californians the right to see what data a company holds on them.

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Starting since version 1.30 , the Mac, Linux, and Windows Private Internet Access (PIA) desktop clients have come with the ability to change the selected Name Server from PIA’s Domain Name System (DNS) servers to using one of PIA’s Handshake Name System (HNS) servers.

Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access now accepts anonymous payments through BEAM, providing our users with yet another way to protect their privacy and anonymity when signing up for our service. On the next page, simply add the email address you use for BEAM and verify it, then click “Pay Now”.

Facebook Just Opened Up Its Data to Election Researchers

Facebook Just Opened Up Its Data to Election Researchers

As the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) explains, these grantees will have access to data from public Facebook accounts to research the spread of disinformation and, more specifically, "to deepen our knowledge of how social media platforms were used in elections in Italy, Chile, and Germany and how their use may influence public opinion in Taiwan.".

Venezuelans Fight Internet Blocking with Privacy Services like Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo

Venezuelans Fight Internet Blocking with Privacy Services like Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo

Lenin Peña Twitter imageRecently, he and other Internet watchdogs like AccessNow and have noted intermittent blocking of social media sites and search engines like Google and Bing by Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro.

Data Breaches

Data Breaches

Stationary Device (STAT) Stationary computer loss (lost, inappropriately accessed, discarded or stolen computer or server not designed for mobility) Unintended Disclosure (DISC) Unintended disclosure (not involving hacking, intentional breach or physical loss – for example: sensitive information posted publicly, mishandled or sent to the wrong party via publishing online, sending in an email, sending in a mailing or sending via fax) Unknown

In-flight displays could be watching you

In-flight displays could be watching you

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) asserts these fears are misplaced, however, with their CEO Joe Leader claiming that “the greatest risk to airline passenger privacy breaches come from their own smartphones, tablets, cameras, computers, and smart devices used in private settings.” Kamluk disagrees, arguing that “the true risk comes from potential unauthorized access to these devices from powerful malicious attackers.” Until a scandal breaks out we’re likely not going to know who’s right here.

Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch

Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch

Most recently, the team at Google has reported and publicly disclosed a “high severity” flaw in the macOS kernel which can grant an attacker access to a users computer without their knowledge.

NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps

NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data.

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years

Around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data, with one bail bond firm using the phone location service more than 18,000 times, and others using it thousands or tens of thousands of times, according to internal documents obtained by Motherboard from a company called CerCareOne, a now-defunct location data seller that operated until 2017.

Tor Is Easier Than Ever. Time to Give It a Try

Tor Is Easier Than Ever. Time to Give It a Try

Read all of WIRED’s year-end coverage Content delivery network and internet infrastructure provider Cloudflare also launched an onion service in September that makes it easier to access the most secure versions of its client sites on Tor. Through its new setup, Cloudflare helps to extend protections on user anonymity without knowing anyone's identity, even on its own service.

Government Hacking Tools Drive Records Demand

Government Hacking Tools Drive Records Demand

“The public has a right to know how and how often the government is exploiting security holes in our personal devices to access intimate information about us or surveil us, often without our knowledge.” Filed Friday in Buffalo, the 32-page complaint points to a Nov. 26 report titled “The FBI Created a Fake FedEx Website to Unmask a Cybercriminal.” Vice reported in the article that the FBI snared a scammer last year with a booby-trapped Word document that revealed the perpetrator’s IP address when opened.

What Privacy and Incognito Mode Can and Cannot Protect

What Privacy and Incognito Mode Can and Cannot Protect

When you don’t want your wife to know about the, er… objectionable websites you view, incognito browsing mode is the right tool for you. But if you still want to access content that you don’t want your network admins to know, you should use a VPN with incognito mode.

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