Why Are There So Many Data Breaches?

Why Are There So Many Data Breaches?

Object Stores have many uses such as:Providing a location for the upload or download of dataStore process inputs, outputs, temporary and data filesStoring, transcoding and playing audiovisual mediaStoring data backupsStoring website contentHosting static websitesTwo of the largest cloud Object Store services are Azure Storage and AWS S3.What security options are available.

Google gives IP addresses to police of people who have searched particular keywords or addresses

Google gives IP addresses to police of people who have searched particular keywords or addresses

According to court records from an arson case in Florida, Google regularly provides information to law enforcement about people that search a particular term or physical location using a Google service like Google Search or Google Maps.

Los Angeles settles Weather Channel lawsuit, lets it keep selling location data to advertisers

Los Angeles settles Weather Channel lawsuit, lets it keep selling location data to advertisers

We collect your device’s location information and pressure sensor data through our applications so that we can offer you certain location-based features like forecasts, weather alerts, and ads, and to provide and improve our Services.

Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract Confirms

Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract Confirms

The sale highlights the issue of law enforcement agencies buying information, and in particular location data, that they would ordinarily need a warrant or court order to obtain.Other documents obtained as part of the same FOIA request detail the Secret Service's purchase of Babel Street's open source intelligence product.

Houseparty’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Analyzed

Houseparty’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Analyzed

Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, the Users with whom you video chat, access date and time spent on features of the Services and other statistics and Cookie information… [emphasis added].Why you should care: While you’re using Houseparty’s app, you’re being surveilled and analyzed.

Google Maps is becoming a location-ad juggernaut

Google Maps is becoming a location-ad juggernaut

Seeing ads in Google Maps isn’t anything new, but Google is making it easier and more effective than ever for brick-and-mortar businesses to advertise themselves to people using the location-based service and to get them to pay a visit.

I freaked out when I saw what sites were telling Facebook about me

I freaked out when I saw what sites were telling Facebook about me

Located in the service’s privacy settings, it lets you see all the websites and apps that reported data back to Facebook about your visits and activities.Facebook says that sites are required to inform me that they intend to report back to Facebook on my visits, purchases, and other activities.

Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android

Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android

The concern surrounding bloatware hinges on the fact they exist without the standard Android security model, with pre-installed apps able to access the microphone, camera, and location by default.The letter calls on Google to allow users to remove pre-installed bloatware, including all related background services.

Location-tracking database of 12M phones may include you

Location-tracking database of 12M phones may include you

Anyone who has ever granted a third-party app access to Location Services could be in a location-tracking database of 12 million phones, says a new report today.

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler — Krebs on Security

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler — Krebs on Security

On Nov. 13, KrebsOnSecurity contacted Apple to report this as a possible privacy bug in the new iPhone Pro and/or in iOS 13.x, sharing a video showing how the device still seeks the user’s location when each app and system service is set to “never” request location information (but with the main Location Data service still turned on).

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

In the meantime, be aware that your iPhone will check your location periodically even if you haven't given any individual apps or services permission to do so, though it appears the location data does not leave your device.

Amazon may soon be able to track your phone’s location even if you don’t use any of its products or services

Amazon may soon be able to track your phone’s location even if you don’t use any of its products or services

Amazon's new mesh network could enable the company to track your phone's location, even if you don't use its WiFi or products.

Manhattan DA Got Innocent People's Google Phone Data Through A 'Reverse Location' Search Warrant

Manhattan DA Got Innocent People's Google Phone Data Through A 'Reverse Location' Search Warrant

Law enforcement authorities in New York are joining a nationwide trend to push Google to share phone data on anyone using its location tracking services near the time and scene of a crime.

Geoclue gets location despite geolocation features turned off (GNOME Privacy) (#111) · Issues · geoclue / geoclue

Geoclue gets location despite geolocation features turned off (GNOME Privacy) (#111) · Issues · geoclue / geoclue

From: Maintainer, (Testing Debian 10 Buster) Using GNOME Settings > Privacy, turned off the geolocation features on the desktop; however geoclue still contacts in the background whenever an application requests location services. I would expect no communications with to be occurring with this privacy setting.

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

A company headquartered in Los Angeles recently advertised the sale of real-time phone location data for devices in the United States, Canada, India, and said it would soon offer the same service in the Philippines.

Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company

Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company

Apple’s truly transforming into a privacy-as-a-service company, which shows in the way that it’s implementing both the new single sign-on account service, as well as its camera and location services updates in iOS 13.

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

In a blog post explanation to users, Riseup defended its cooperation with government agents, sharing that the targets of the warrants were reported to be extortionists, but Walsh notes: …[T]he truth is that didn’t comply because it was taking a high moral stance – on the contrary – it attempted to resist the warrants.

Google Exec Finally Admits to Congress That They're Tracking Us Even with 'Location' Turned Off

Google Exec Finally Admits to Congress That They're Tracking Us Even with 'Location' Turned Off

"So the consumer cannot meaningfully opt out," Hawley shot back, reiterating the fact that the phone is still communicating and sending information to Google even when the phone is not in use and Location Services are turned off.

Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

It’s clear after this hearing that companies who deliberately over-collect data and sidestep user privacy are making a business choice, and they could choose to operate differently. Freshman Sen. Josh Hawley asked DeVries whether users can fully turn off all Google’s location tracking services on their Android phones.

Location Services: GPS-only no longer protects your privacy on Android 9 “Pie”, Huawei / Honor 10

Location Services: GPS-only no longer protects your privacy on Android 9 “Pie”, Huawei / Honor 10

Having agreed all this data collection, note that you can still turn off wi-fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning in the advanced settings of Google location services.

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider - JDSupra

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider - JDSupra

This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com ) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services").

Selling 911 location data is illegal—US carriers reportedly did it anyway

Selling 911 location data is illegal—US carriers reportedly did it anyway

"Telecom giants broke the law by selling detailed location data" that was "meant for use only by emergency services," consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge said last week in a blog post that urged the Federal Communications Commission to punish the carriers.

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.

Turning Off Facebook Location Services Doesn't Stop Tracking

Turning Off Facebook Location Services Doesn't Stop Tracking

The Times suggested turning off location services in your phone’s privacy settings to stop the tracking, but even then the apps can still get location information, by looking at the wifi network you use or your IP address.

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

At least 75 companies receive anonymous, precise location data from apps whose users enable location services to get local news and weather or other information, The Times found.

Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with Facebook. Located in the Privacy and Security settings, the Location History option “Allows Facebook Products, including Instagram and Messenger, to build and use a history of precise locations received through Location Services on your device.”

Guardian Mobile Firewall

Guardian Mobile Firewall

The justification pop up presented to users when requesting access to Location Services, for app versions 6.0.2 (released August 17, 2018) and later, uses the following text: “MyRadar needs your location to show your position on the map, as well as for advanced features including critical weather warnings.

Google Sued Over Misleading Users About Location Tracking Feature

Google Sued Over Misleading Users About Location Tracking Feature

Now the page states: "This setting does not affect other location services on your device," and that "some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps."