Huawei 5G banned in the United Kingdom; must be removed by 2027

Huawei 5G banned in the United Kingdom; must be removed by 2027

Following sanctions put on Huawei by the United States, United Kingdom Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the press on Tuesday that the UK will forbid mobile providers from buying Huawei 5G kits and must retire already bought hardware by 2027.

Exclusive: Warning Over Chinese Mobile Giant Xiaomi Recording Millions Of People’s ‘Private’ Web And Phone Use

Exclusive: Warning Over Chinese Mobile Giant Xiaomi Recording Millions Of People’s ‘Private’ Web And Phone Use

When Forbes provided Xiaomi with a video made by Cirlig showing how his Google search for “porn” and a visit to the site PornHub were sent to remote servers, even when in incognito mode, the company spokesperson continued to deny that the information was being recorded.

I Asked Reddit’s “r/privacy” What Tools They Use to Protect Themselves— Here’s What They Said.

I Asked Reddit’s “r/privacy” What Tools They Use to Protect Themselves— Here’s What They Said.

Reddit User, rabicanwoosley suggests uMatrix, described as: “Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser.Do we really need 500 lists going over the same ground again and again ?And beyond some basics, much of your security and privacy is more dependent on your behavior, and that of your friends and family, than on tools.

Today's kids need end-to-end encryption.

Today's kids need end-to-end encryption.

One of the surest ways to forbear that healing and maturity is to bury the head of our body politic in the sandy shores of a sort of neverland, with Uncle Sam typecast as the petulant child refusing to grow up and accept the realities of evolution - in this case, evolution of mathematics, cryptography, and a connected society of adults and children.

Study shows prominent apps are selling your data to 3rd parties

Study shows prominent apps are selling your data to 3rd parties

In a study [PDF] conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council named Forbrukerrådet on 10 apps, it has been found out that several popular dating apps such as Tinder, OkCupid & Grindr along with certain popular menstrual help apps such as Clue and MyDays have been sharing the personal data of users with as much as 135 different third parties for advertising purposes.

The FBI Got Data From A Locked iPhone 11 Pro Max—So Why Is It Demanding Apple Unlock Older Phones?

The FBI Got Data From A Locked iPhone 11 Pro Max—So Why Is It Demanding Apple Unlock Older Phones?

LightRocket via Getty ImagesQuestions are being asked about the FBI’s motivations over demanding Apple help it unlock the iPhones of the Pensacola shooting suspect, after Forbes uncovered a search warrant that strongly indicates the feds have access to a tool that can grab data on the latest, and most secure, iPhones.

Are You One Of Avast’s 400 Million Users? This Is Why It Collects And Sells Your Web Habits.

Are You One Of Avast’s 400 Million Users? This Is Why It Collects And Sells Your Web Habits.

As a final assurance, Vlcek told Forbes he recognizes customers use Avast to protect their information and so it can’t do anything that might “circumvent the security of privacy of the data including targeting by advertisers.”.

Congressional Democrats demand details on Google's use of patient data by Dec. 6

Congressional Democrats demand details on Google's use of patient data by Dec. 6

CNBC later reported, and the companies confirmed, that they had signed an industry-standard agreement that allows for some sharing of protected health information under the current health privacy rules, known as HIPAA, but forbids either company from using that data for any purpose but to provide patient care.

Confirmed: Google's Android Suffers Sustained Attacks By Anti-Uighur Hackers

Confirmed: Google's Android Suffers Sustained Attacks By Anti-Uighur Hackers

NurPhoto via Getty ImagesJust a day after Forbes reported that Google and Microsoft operating systems were under assault by the same hackers who tried to pilfer private data from Apple iPhones of Uighur citizens, it's been confirmed that Androids of the target Muslim communities have been under heavy attack.

Firefox Won't Show My Google Photos

Firefox Won't Show My Google Photos

You can select other options, also, but then click: Clear Now. Firefox Clear Recent History Forbes TJ McCue. Screenshot Firefox Clear All History TJ McCue ForbesThis usually solves the problem and images start to load again.

Apple may soon hand special iPhones to security researchers

Apple may soon hand special iPhones to security researchers

As Patrick Wardle, principal security researcher at Jamf that found several issues in macOS, told Forbes: "If you're a large, well-resourced company such as Apple, who claims to place a premium on security, having a bug-bounty program is a no brainer."

Cathay Pacific: Our Seatback Screens Are Definitely Recording You

Cathay Pacific: Our Seatback Screens Are Definitely Recording You

According to a new report from Forbes, the Hong Kong flag carrier has amended its official personal data collection policy to allow the airline to compile a database with detailed information on passengers’ use of in-flight entertainment systems (IFE) – including, but not limited to, images recorded by seatback cameras, customers’ activities at airport terminals and even data obtained about membership activity in competing hotel and airline loyalty programs.

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Shankar Narayan, the director of the Technology and Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told Forbes that he’d held meetings with Microsoft in Seattle last year in which the tech giant appeared receptive to ideas on holding back the spread of facial recognition.

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Facebook will do the same thing with its new currency, Libra , scanning transactions through the Calibra wallet. According to a Forbes report, Facebook is experimenting with a blacklist filter and content-scanner for WhatsApp. The algorithm would read messages before they are sent and detect suspicious activity.

A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition

A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition

The "Face Surveillance Full Ban Ordinance," which passed through Somerville's City Council on Thursday night, forbids any “department, agency, bureau, and/or subordinate division of the City of Somerville” from using facial recognition software in public spaces.

Leaked: The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hackers Plan To Crack Android

Leaked: The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hackers Plan To Crack Android

Apple iPhones can be raided for data by U.S. law enforcement thanks to Grayshift's GrayKey, even if the company can't decipher the device's passcode. Grayshift were first revealed by Forbes last year, when the company claimed it could crack the passcode of all modern iOS devices with its GrayKey hacking tool.

Google Confirms Android Smartphone Security Backdoor

Google Confirms Android Smartphone Security Backdoor

Earlier this year, Forbes reported how a banking Trojan called Triada had been found on a bunch of brand new budget Android smartphones. Google has now confirmed that threat actors did, indeed, manage to compromise Android smartphones with the installation of a backdoor as part of a supply chain attack.

It’s payback time? Russia slaps Facebook with… $47 fine

It’s payback time? Russia slaps Facebook with… $47 fine

In April, Twitter was also penalized $47 for similar violations as the two social media platforms continue to resist the 2015 law that forbids the storing of personal data of Russian citizens on servers abroad.

Facebook moderators reportedly rely on inaccurate, outdated documents to determine forbidden content

Facebook moderators reportedly rely on inaccurate, outdated documents to determine forbidden content

Facebook's thousands of content moderators rely on a series of PowerPoint slides that contain inaccuracies and outdated information to determine what content to allow on the social network, according a report from The New York Times .

3D-printed heads let hackers – and cops – unlock your phone

3D-printed heads let hackers – and cops – unlock your phone

Forbes reporter Thomas Brewster commissioned a 3D printed model of his own head to test the face unlocking systems on a range of phones — four Android models and an iPhone X.

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org

But for years, Quora has also explicitly forbidden the Internet Archive from indexing their site. Quora could do literally nothing, and the Internet Archive would actively preserve the work of their millions of users for the future, but they’ve chosen to exclude their site from being archived.

New NYPD Drone Policy Represents a Serious Threat to Privacy

New NYPD Drone Policy Represents a Serious Threat to Privacy

But this good news is tempered by the fact that the policy does not forbid the department from going back and using this technology on the footage captured by the drones’ cameras.

Apple Reportedly Blocked Police iPhone Hacking Tool and Nobody Knows How

Apple Reportedly Blocked Police iPhone Hacking Tool and Nobody Knows How

On Wednesday, he cited sources from the forensic community who’ve told him that Apple’s efforts to keep bad actors and law enforcement from cracking into its users’ phones have paid off. In March, Forbes reported that GrayShift counts at least one ex-Apple security engineer as part of its team.

Apple Just Killed The 'GrayKey' iPhone Passcode Hack

Apple Just Killed The 'GrayKey' iPhone Passcode Hack

Uncloaked by Forbes in March, Atlanta-based Grayshift promised governments its GrayKey tech could crack the passcodes of the latest iOS models, right up to the iPhone X. Multiple sources familiar with the GrayKey tech tell Forbes the device can no longer break the passcodes of any iPhone running iOS 12 or above.

Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google's Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google's Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

On Friday Forbes revealed the first known case in the U.S. where Nest handed over surveillance feeds and customer data from its cameras. "Because Nest data includes sensitive content about happened in a home, Google was right to require that the government obtain a warrant in order to gain access to it,” Nojeim said.

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

A child abuse investigation unearthed by Forbes includes the first known case in which law enforcement used Apple Face ID facial recognition technology to open a suspect's iPhone.