‘The current situation is urgent’: In an exclusive interview with the Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why his company is stepping up to protect privacy online

‘The current situation is urgent’: In an exclusive interview with the Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why his company is stepping up to protect privacy online

Digital advertisers in France also complained about Apple’s move to the country’s antitrust regulator, which said last month it will allow the feature because it is in line with privacy rules (though the watchdog will continue to investigate whether Apple favours its own services and products).Now, in a Canadian exclusive interview with the Toronto Star, Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook talks about the company’s approach to privacy and how that helps set it apart from other big tech players.

Personal Data of more than 1.3 million Clubhouse users leaked online

Personal Data of more than 1.3 million Clubhouse users leaked online

The upstart platform seems to have experienced the same fate, with an SQL database containing 1.3 million Clubhouse user records leaked for free on a popular hacker forum.

DuckDuckGo promises to block Google’s latest ad-tracking tech — if Google allows it

DuckDuckGo promises to block Google’s latest ad-tracking tech — if Google allows it

Google is just starting to test its replacement for third-party cookies, but DuckDuckGo is already announcing that it wants to block that tech with its Chrome extension.

New York Startup Competitions Breach Tax Information

New York Startup Competitions Breach Tax Information

According to TurgenSec’s responsible notice (found here), the data breached ranged from standard PII (name, email, phone) to the entries submitted to the startup competitions, judging criteria, results and even tax information of entrants.

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple has begun rejecting app updates that do not comply with the App Tracking Transparency rules that the company is enforcing starting with iOS 14.5, according to a new report from Forbes.

Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS

Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS

Leith from Trinity College at the University of Dublin, analyzed traffic originating from iOS and Android devices heading to Apple and Google servers at various stages of a phone’s operation, such as data shared: on first startup following a factory reset;when a SIM is inserted/removed;when a handset lies idle;when the settings screen is viewed;when location is enabled/disabled;when the user logs in to the pre-installed app store.

How to use random hardware addresses

How to use random hardware addresses

Use random hardware addresses for all networks: Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .Use random hardware addresses for a specific network: Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage known networks .

Google Announced Changes for Android 12

Google Announced Changes for Android 12

The new update brings minor changes to the user interface.While the new version doesn’t make significant Android changes, it does include support for the HEVC video format.Videos encoded in HEVC format will start playing automatically with new updates.

Ethical hackers are earning more than $1 million during the pandemic

Ethical hackers are earning more than $1 million during the pandemic

A specialist from Romania started working with online security at HackerOne two years ago and, even with a short time in his career, managed to raise $ 2 million in services.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: February 26, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: February 26, 2021

Starting in May, WhatsApp users that haven’t accepted the new privacy policy will no longer be able to send or receive messages.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

Many users will move from Google to DuckDuckGo due to privacy

Many users will move from Google to DuckDuckGo due to privacy

The moment people started to realize how their private data should be saved they started to use the DuckDuckGo search engine.Finally, if you privacy-minded person, this is the time to move to DuckDuckGo private search engine.

Spotify granted patent to use mic to infer emotional state, age, gender, and accent

Spotify granted patent to use mic to infer emotional state, age, gender, and accent

Spotify has been granted a patent on using your phone’s microphone to analyze the sounds around you for the purpose of giving song recommendations.It’s hard to tell when exactly Spotify might start trying to utilize your phone’s microphone for more than just receiving voice commands.

Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Still, Facebook hopes its smartwatch will make it less dependent on Apple and Google, whose operating systems power most of the world’s mobile devices.

Facebook’s Misleading Campaign Against Apple’s Privacy Policy

Facebook’s Misleading Campaign Against Apple’s Privacy Policy

According to Facebook, Apple’s decision is especially damaging during this pandemic, because, as Facebook’s ads and website state, “Forty-four percent of small to medium businesses started or increased their usage of personalized ads on social media during the pandemic, according to a new Deloitte study.”.

Location Tracking Apps Vs Niche Mobile Operating Systems — CyberPunks.com

Location Tracking Apps Vs Niche Mobile Operating Systems — CyberPunks.com

To anyone who cared enough to watch my movements, I looked like an idiot as at forty odd points internal and external to any number of buildings, I took out my Android handset and stared fixedly at it for a couple of minutes before snapping a photograph and moving a dozen or so meters further along.

The Most Popular Programming Languages

The Most Popular Programming Languages

Python is a programming language first published almost 30 years ago, in 1991.The source of the starting data is the video and the calculation made by Data is Beautiful which has realized a popularity index on GitHub and other national surveys.

A Vast Web of Vengeance

A Vast Web of Vengeance

A week later, someone started writing posts about me and my husband on Cheaterbot, BadGirlReports and some of the other sites where Mr. Babcock and others had been targeted.

Google’s most popular iPhone apps have gone weeks without mandatory privacy labels or updates

Google’s most popular iPhone apps have gone weeks without mandatory privacy labels or updates

Some of the apps, like Google Authenticator, don’t capture much information, while Google Translate and Classroom have a pretty hefty list of privacy notices.Google promised a while ago that it would start adding privacy labels to its apps on the App Store.

Google will no longer allow its account-based sync services on third party Chromium browsers

Google will no longer allow its account-based sync services on third party Chromium browsers

Google will block access to its account-based syncing services for third party web browsers built on Chromium starting on March 15th, 2021.In it, Google Chrome Engineering Director Jochen Eisinger stated that the decision to limit API access was made following a recent audit of third party web browsers powered by Chromium.

One in five companies admit to spying on remote workers without their knowledge

One in five companies admit to spying on remote workers without their knowledge

In a report by Metro, unions warn that employers are taking advantage of Covid-19 restrictions to monitor remote workers covertly.According to TUC research, one in seven employees has seen surveillance increase since they started working from home.

Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

Russia's legislative body, the State Duma, is considering fines for individuals and companies in the country that use Western-based satellite Internet services.The proposed law seeks to prevent accessing the Internet by means of SpaceX's Starlink service, OneWeb, or other non-Russian satellite constellations under development.

The Crypto-Keepers

The Crypto-Keepers

“Right away they started asking about Telegram, which made me worry,” says Durov, explaining that it didn’t take long for his early-morning visitors to get to the point: the FBI wanted to set up some kind of informal backchannel process that would enable Telegram to hand over data on particular users in the event of a terrorist threat; they even came prepared with official-looking documents in hand.

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

Email address Phone number Search history Device ID WhatsApp. Device ID User ID Advertising Data Purchase History Coarse Location Phone Number Email Address Contacts Product Interaction Crash Data Performance Data Other Diagnostic Data Payment Info Customer Support Product Interaction Other User Content Facebook Messenger.

Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors

Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors

Amazon recently emailed Ring and Echo owners to let them know that they've been opted in automatically to its new Sidewalk initiative.Tap Account Settings , followed by Amazon Sidewalk .3.

Group Calling - Voice or Video

Group Calling - Voice or Video

Group call requirements : Each participant is using the latest version of Signal available for that device: Android v5.0.3 or later iOS v.5.0.0 or later Desktop v1.39.2 or later Each participant is a member of the same Signal New Group chat The group call size limit is five Here's how to start an encrypted group voice or video call: Open the group chat.

New report shows Google tracks 80% of the Web, with Amazon likely to overtake Facebook as second-worst privacy threat

New report shows Google tracks 80% of the Web, with Amazon likely to overtake Facebook as second-worst privacy threat

The contrast is stark when comparing to our 2017 Tracking the Trackers study which found Google to have a 64.4% reach on US sites.In the EU, Google trackers exist on 87.5% of Web sites compared to 86.4% in the US.

Before Envelopes, People Protected Messages With Letterlocking

Before Envelopes, People Protected Messages With Letterlocking

To guard her final missive from prying eyes, the queen used a “butterfly lock”—one of hundreds of techniques catalogued by Dambrogio, collaborator Daniel Starza Smith, and their research team in a fast-growing dictionary of letterlocking.

Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves

Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves

— When the Chula Vista police receive a 911 call, they can dispatch a flying drone with the press of a button.But as he threw the gun into a dumpster and hid the bag of heroin, the drone, hovering above him, caught everything on camera.

College Students Are Learning Hard Lessons About Anti-Cheating Software

College Students Are Learning Hard Lessons About Anti-Cheating Software

Molina didn’t think much of the company until he started using its monitoring software for a business administration course over the summer and his webcam became a device to observe, record and study him during an exam.

Humble Book Bundle: Hacking 101 by No Starch Press

Humble Book Bundle: Hacking 101 by No Starch Press

Get ebooks like Metasploit, Web Security for Developers, Real-World Bug Hunting, and Black Hat Go. Plus, your purchase will support the National Coalition Against Censorship and the No Starch Press Foundation!

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