Judge Orders Newsrooms to Give Unpublished Portland Protest Images to the Police

Judge Orders Newsrooms to Give Unpublished Portland Protest Images to the Police

Judge on Thursday ruled that five Seattle news outlets had to comply with a subpoena demanding them to provide the Seattle Police Department (SPD) with unpublished pictures and video from a May 30 protest against police brutality and racial injustice, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Furthermore, by arranging the transducers in a ring layout, our wearable jams in multiple directions and protects the privacy of its user’s voice, anywhere and anytime, without requiring its user to manually point the jammer to the eavesdropping microphones.

Privacy protection essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft's Smith

Privacy protection essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft's Smith

LISBON (Reuters) - Microsoft President Brad Smith said on Wednesday a “new wave” of data privacy protection and other security measures was needed to safeguard people’s rights at a time when “everything has gone digital”.

Don’t Be Evil review – how the tech giants have become too big to fail

Don’t Be Evil review – how the tech giants have become too big to fail

The beginning of wisdom in this matter is to realise that Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Uber et al are just very large corporations that do what corporations have done from time immemorial – exploit resources in order to generate profit.

Google Play App With 100 Million Downloads Was A Trojan

Google Play App With 100 Million Downloads Was A Trojan

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday revealed how CamScanner, a Google Play app that was downloaded for 100 million times, executed secret payloads on users.The Trojan dropper made its way to users’ devices through a CamScanner update that added an advertising library.

Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

Amazon acknowledges it collects data about third-party devices even when you don't use Alexa to operate them. It says Alexa needs to know the "state" of your devices "to enable a great smart home experience."

Your Smartphone Apps Are Filled With Trackers You Know Nothing About

Your Smartphone Apps Are Filled With Trackers You Know Nothing About

Both of these SDKs allow Facebook and Google to track users beyond their desktop web browsers and automatically collect information like when you installed the app, each time you opened it, and what you purchased.

Elizabeth Warren: If Data Gets Stolen, Throw Tech CEOs in Prison

Elizabeth Warren: If Data Gets Stolen, Throw Tech CEOs in Prison

Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren wants tech leaders to be held accountable when user data that they’ve collected gets stolen or leaked. According to a bill Warren introduced Wednesday, executives of billion-dollar companies could be held criminally liable for data breaches — and perhaps even face jail time.

Huawei: ‘U.S. Fears We Will Stop NSA Spying — This Has Nothing To Do With China’

Huawei: ‘U.S. Fears We Will Stop NSA Spying — This Has Nothing To Do With China’

On Wednesday, Guo took things a step further in an article for the Financial Times, by claiming that the US boycotted Huawei because the use of the Chinese firm’s telecommunications tech across the globe would undermine the US government’s surveillance ambitions.

Apple fixes iPhone bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on FaceTime calls

Apple fixes iPhone bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on FaceTime calls

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. WATCH: How a 14-year-old teenager discovered Apple’s FaceTime bug Help us improve GlobalNews.ca Take the survey now!

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a FaceTime flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using its group video chat feature. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime.

Why OYO Sharing Check-In Details With The Govt Should Worry You

Why OYO Sharing Check-In Details With The Govt Should Worry You

On Tuesday, at the Bengal Tourism Summit in Kolkata, the company announced its new digital arrival and departure register, which would provide the government real-time data about people checking in and out of its hotels.

Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

On Wednesday, House Committee on Energy and Commerce GOP leaders wrote letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon requesting answers to a variety of questions, including asking the telcos to identify which third parties they have shared location data and information with at any time since 2007.

Facebook tries to explain why companies could erase your messages

Facebook tries to explain why companies could erase your messages

The blog post — the second since The New York Times reported Tuesday that Facebook for many years gave more than 150 companies extensive access to personal data — focused narrowly on the contention in the Times report that emerged as the most controversial: that Facebook gave four companies access to read, write and delete users' messages.

Facebook's bad news from the last 24 hours, ranked

Facebook's bad news from the last 24 hours, ranked

Late on Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Facebook entered into data-sharing agreements with fellow tech companies that looked a lot like selling our data in exchange for, not money, but access to more of our data.