Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

The Northeastern University and Imperial College of London researchers found that other smart and connected IoT devices , such as connected speakers and cameras, all passed this private information on to third parties.

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

As reported by the Financial Times, researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found several smart TVs, including those from popular brands Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and FireTV were sending data such as location and IP address to Netflix and third-party advertisers.

IoT Information Exposure (IMC ’19)

IoT Information Exposure (IMC ’19)

Dubois, David Choffnes (Northeastern University); Anna Maria Mandalari, Roman Kolcun, Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London) Venue: Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2019 Download Full Text (PDF) Download Presentation (will be published here on October 22, 2019) Citation: @inproceedings{ren-imc19, title={{Information Exposure for Consumer IoT Devices: A Multidimensional, Network-Informed Measurement Approach}}, author={Ren, Jingjing and Dubois, Daniel J.

GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’

GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’

Exactly what the U.K.’s solution looks like isn’t entirely clear, but Mustafa Al-Bassam, a PhD student at University College London, said that the ability for users to verify their keys — which proves the identity of a person in a conversation — in an end-to-end messaging app is “is going to be increasingly important” to prevent government manipulation.

Brave browser dumps Google search in France, Germany

Brave browser dumps Google search in France, Germany

And Brave, in conjunction with the Open Rights Group and University College London researcher Michael Veale, filed complaints in Europe saying Google violates the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by broadcasting personal information to companies bidding to show targeted ads.