Google accidentally enables Home smart speakers to listen in to everyday house sounds

Google accidentally enables Home smart speakers to listen in to everyday house sounds

Usually, Google Home devices only respond to its active ‘wake words’ – such as “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google” – but in this instance the speaker was listening out to a passive sound and make “my dumb smoke detectors smart,” the Reddit user wrote.

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

The privacy feature in iOS 14, which is still in a limited beta for developers, has revealed several apps engaging in clipboard copying in recent weeks.

Reddit and Linkedin apps also caught copying and pasting clipboard contents

Reddit and Linkedin apps also caught copying and pasting clipboard contents

Linkedin and Reddit both check your clipboard and copy and paste your clipboard contents with every keystroke – even when you’re in another app.Smartphone users are finally waking up to the potential privacy violations from installed mobile apps.

Serious Xbox Security Breach Allows Gamertag Spoofing

Serious Xbox Security Breach Allows Gamertag Spoofing

A major Xbox security breach allows anyone to spoof your Gamertag and send offensive messages that could get you banned.A video of this security breach in action was posted on Reddit that shows how many Xbox Live users fell victims to it already.

Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants’ online handles

Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants’ online handles

Reddit and Twitter have filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the requirement that nearly all visa applicants submit their social media handles for scrutiny.

Facebook uses 1.5bn Reddit posts to create chatbot

Facebook uses 1.5bn Reddit posts to create chatbot

"Blender" was trained using available public domain conversations which included 1.5 billion examples of human exchanges.Image copyright Facebook also compared Blender's performance with the latest version of Google's own chatbot, Meena.Facebook said that 67% of respondents thought Blender sounded more human than Meena.

Don’t be evil, just OBEY: After Covid-19 tech giants will have even more control over what you see & what you think

Don’t be evil, just OBEY: After Covid-19 tech giants will have even more control over what you see & what you think

Over the past two decades, democratic societies have been manipulated by Silicon Valley's unregulated big-tech behemoths, which now control the news flow and have weaponized Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Netflix, PayPal, Reddit, TikTok, Microsoft, Apple and the very dangerous Internet Of Things (sped along by 5G).Hard proof is difficult to come by since you can never catch the tech giants red-handed.

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

The judge ordered disclosure of Darkspilver’s identity to Watch Tower’s lawyer, so the organization could try to shore up its legal claims.An opinion released Monday said, “The record establishes that Darkspilver made fair use of the Watch Tower ad and chart.

Reddit's CEO described TikTok as 'parasitic' and 'spyware'

Reddit's CEO described TikTok as 'parasitic' and 'spyware'

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said TikTok is “fundamentally parasitic” at a panel discussion on Wednesday.According to TechCrunch, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman disputed the idea that Silicon Valley could learn anything from TikTok.

Reddit’s CEO calls TikTok ‘parasitic,’ ‘terrifying,’ and ‘spyware’

Reddit’s CEO calls TikTok ‘parasitic,’ ‘terrifying,’ and ‘spyware’

It’s the social media app taking the world by storm, but Reddit’s cofounder and CEO Steve Huffman didn’t have kind words for the hottest app made in China.

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.

Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

According to documents obtained by TorrentFreak, the gaming giant has also obtained a DMCA subpoena from a US court, which compels Reddit to hand over the personal details of a user who allegedly posted a leaked image to the site.

Reddit tests forcing users to login or use the app to read content

Reddit tests forcing users to login or use the app to read content

Members of the r/mobilweb community are expectedly unhappy with this limited availability of the site, observing the irony of Reddit saying its controversial new layout design was there to improve the experience on mobile devices – only to now start cutting web users out.

Google cuts Xiaomi's Nest access for showing photos of strangers' homes

Google cuts Xiaomi's Nest access for showing photos of strangers' homes

A photo posted to Reddit taken from a Xiaomi camera streamed to a Google Nest Hub. Xiaomi, a Chinese technology company best known for its inexpensive and wildly popular smartphones, told CNN Business in a statement that it had fixed the issue and apologized for the inconvenience caused to users.

Google shutting down Xiaomi access to Assistant following Nest Hub picking up strangers' camera feeds (Updated)

Google shutting down Xiaomi access to Assistant following Nest Hub picking up strangers' camera feeds (Updated)

This issue was first reported by user /r/Dio-V on Reddit and affects his Xiaomi Mijia 1080p Smart IP Security Camera, which can be linked to a Google account for use with Google/Nest devices through Xiaomi's Mi Home app/service.

Mystic Man Charged With Reddit Threat To Murder African-Americans

Mystic Man Charged With Reddit Threat To Murder African-Americans

MYSTIC, CT —A 31-year-old Mystic man, Trevor Spring, was charged by state police after New York Police Department detectives were tipped to a threatening post he made on Reddit to kill African-Americans in Harlem.

This Site Uses AI to Find Issues in Privacy Policies

This Site Uses AI to Find Issues in Privacy Policies

Guard is a site that uses AI to read epically long privacy policies and then highlight any aspects of them that might be problematic.For now, you’re limited to seeing ratings for only services Guard has decided to analyze, which includes most of the major apps out there like youTube, Reddit, Spotify, and Instagram.

GitHub - karlicoss/rexport: Reddit takeout: export your account data as JSON: comments, submissions, upvotes etc. 🦖

GitHub - karlicoss/rexport: Reddit takeout: export your account data as JSON: comments, submissions, upvotes etc. 🦖

Script to export your Reddit data as json: saves, upvotes, submissions etc.In order to use Reddit API, you need to register a custom 'personal script' app and get.In order to access user's personal data (e.g. saved posts/comments), reddit API also requires./ --secrets >reddit-$(date -I).json.

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

You might have seen, for example, our newly-expanded Transparency Report, which for the first time this year provided statistics not just on government data and takedown requests, but also information on content that we as Reddit admins removed for sitewide-rule violations.

Reddit to Ditch 'Creepy' Anonymous Follower Counts, Name Names

Reddit to Ditch 'Creepy' Anonymous Follower Counts, Name Names

The social media site will soon tell you which users follow your account. Other users are concerned Reddit is moving away from its roots as a forum that offered more anonymity over typical social networking sites.

Are Facebook Embedding Tracking Data to Your Photos?

Are Facebook Embedding Tracking Data to Your Photos?

Alternatively a basic explanation is as follows:Let’s say person A uploads a picture to their Facebook timeline. This information enables Facebook to target advertisements to person C via the data collected from persons A and B.This is a basic example, if you wanted to take it deeper you could then theorise that Reddit have also added a tag.

Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

In a recent AMA on Reddit, the Microsoft Edge dev team told users to tell them if they wanted an ad blocker build into the Edge browser.

Redditor allowed to stay anonymous, court rules

Redditor allowed to stay anonymous, court rules

The Electronic Frontier Foundation fought on behalf of Reddit commenter Darkspilver, a Jehovah's Witness who posted public and internal documents from The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society online.

Reddit Commenter's Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Reddit Commenter's Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Accordingly, Watch Tower’s subpoena could not pass the well-established “Doe” test, which allows a party to use the courts to pierce anonymity only where they can show that their claims are valid and also that the balance of harms favors disclosure.

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Like the Reddit user, I do not use Google Pay. Purchases Page The general consensus was that Gmail was analyzing incoming emails for purchase receipts and then extracting that information.

What Happened When The DEA Demanded Passwords From LastPass

What Happened When The DEA Demanded Passwords From LastPass

The DEA was seeking information related to a LastPass customer, Stephan Caamano, suspected of dealing drugs via the dark Web and Reddit, according to a search warrant detailing the request.

Tomorrow, Congress Votes on Net Neutrality on the House Floor! Hear Directly from Members of Congress at 8pm ET TODAY on Reddit, and Learn What You Can Do to Save Net Neutrality!

Tomorrow, Congress Votes on Net Neutrality on the House Floor! Hear Directly from Members of Congress at 8pm ET TODAY on Reddit, and Learn What You Can Do to Save Net Neutrality!

Many people still aren’t aware of the fight for Net Neutrality, and don’t realize that it will impact them in very real ways– especially those Americans living in rural areas who have the least choice when it comes to internet service providers.

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Crypto investor Claims He Got Stolen with $70K In Coinomi

Crypto investor Claims He Got Stolen with $70K In Coinomi

Share Cryptocurrency investor Warith Al Mawali affirmed that he was the victim of a theft as he lost $70K in life savings due to a Coinomi security flaw , according to a Reddit post.

Reddit 2018 transparency report details government data requests

Reddit 2018 transparency report details government data requests

The company released its annual transparency report on Feb. 13, offering both a detailed look at data-disclosure requests from governments around the world and content removal numbers from Reddit admins.

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