No Cell Signal, No Wi-Fi, No Problem. Growing Up Inside America’s ‘Quiet Zone’

No Cell Signal, No Wi-Fi, No Problem. Growing Up Inside America’s ‘Quiet Zone’

At a time when nearly 60 percent of American teens say they have been bullied or harassed online, and studies have found links between social media use and teen mental health problems, the digital limitations around Green Bank have created a unique kind of modern childhood, providing a glimpse into what it means to grow up without the constant buzz of texting and social media.

Ring and Amazon get slammed with a federal lawsuit that claims the companies failed to secure cameras against hackers

Ring and Amazon get slammed with a federal lawsuit that claims the companies failed to secure cameras against hackers

The lawsuit alleges that, as a manufacturer of security products, Ring failed to meet its „most basic obligation by not ensuring its Wi-Fi enabled cameras were protected against cyber-attack.“ It also argues that Ring and Amazon sought to avoid responsibility by blaming users for not implementing proper security measures despite knowing the risks of not requiring things like two-factor authentication.

Before buying Ring, WEMO or Roku, consider privacy issues

Before buying Ring, WEMO or Roku, consider privacy issues

The folks at the Mozilla Foundation, which makes the Firefox browser, have consumers in mind with a new chart outlining the worst privacy offenders this holiday season, a list that's topped by the Ring video doorbell and ancillary products, the Roku streaming players and WEMO's smart home accessory, a Wi-Fi-connected light dimmer.

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, allowing nearby hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password and gain access to the network to launch larger attacks or conduct surveillance.

Facebook wants to manage Wi-Fi on your phone

Facebook wants to manage Wi-Fi on your phone

If the current Wi-Fi connection is considered undesirable, users are given options to send network feedback: “Connection is too slow”, “Network isn’t secure” and/or “Connection drops off”.For now, with this feature turned on, the app will periodically send your geolocation to Facebook’s server to get a list of nearby recommended networks.

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

A group of researchers from UC Santa Barbara has developed a new way to identify people behind the walls using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi transceivers and analyzing their walking gait.

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Enable the eero Alexa skill to pause WiFi for specific profiles when screen time is over, you want the family to gather for dinner, or to find connected devices like phones—all with just your voice," says Amazon.

Farmer’s bid to have land designated official offline black spot

Farmer’s bid to have land designated official offline black spot

The Shepherd’s Hut at Creeside Farm does not have Wi-Fi Credit: Paul Chappells/PA Sarah Redman, of Creeside Farm, said that people who stay at their off-grid Shepherd’s Hut enjoy getting away from their phones and having a “digital detox”.The Shepherd’s Hut at Creeside Farm also features in what is said to be the first “off-grid” map of the UK which pinpoints many of the best locations where people can switch off from emails and social media.

Apple’s AirDrop and password sharing features can leak iPhone numbers

Apple’s AirDrop and password sharing features can leak iPhone numbers

In the event Wi-Fi password sharing is in use, the device is sending partial SHA256 hashes of its phone number, the user’s email address, and the user’s Apple ID.

Apple bleee. Everyone knows What Happens on Your iPhone

Apple bleee. Everyone knows What Happens on Your iPhone

If Bluetooth is ON on your Apple device everyone nearby can understand current status of your device, get info about battery, device name, Wi-Fi status, buffer availability, OS version and even get your mobile phone number.

How to test if your Bluetooth devices support BLE Privacy

How to test if your Bluetooth devices support BLE Privacy

Bluetooth devices, like Wi-Fi devices, support a privacy-enhancing technique that periodically randomizes the broadcasted address, which makes it harder to track them as their owners move about in the world.

London Underground wi-fi data collection 'has huge potential'

London Underground wi-fi data collection 'has huge potential'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TfL said by using the data it could get a more accurate understanding of how crowding develops For example, it could help it deploy staff to certain busy areas or even put poster sites or retail units on the most popular routes.

London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi starting in July

London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi starting in July

Wi-Fi access points across 260 of the capital’s stations will track customers using their phones’ MAC addresses, which will allow TfL to see the routes they take through the network as well as through individual stations as they move from platform to platform.

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

To deliver data of the required detail, TfL says detailed digital mapping of all London Underground stations was undertaken to identify where wi-fi routers are located so it can understand how commuters move across the network and through stations.

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

An Airbnb "superhost" has been arrested and jailed after a guest discovered a camera hidden inside an internet router placed in the bedroom. The Barker Family from New Zealand were staying in Cork they spotted a hidden camera in the living room of the house.

Android P Streamlines Location Accuracy Settings

Android P Streamlines Location Accuracy Settings

As of the first developer preview of the new OS build, the "High accuracy" setting is now active when the functionality is turned on, whereas a disabled switch will essentially have the host operate in the old "Device only" mode that only relies on GPS and doesn't use Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

Feds Helping to Create 9,000 Spy Zones in U.S. Cities

Feds Helping to Create 9,000 Spy Zones in U.S. Cities

In three years, the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, will be transformed into a massive surveillance city equipped with facial recognition cameras, license plate readers and spying public Wi-Fi zones.

The Full Guide to Securing Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The Full Guide to Securing Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The hacker then connects to a real access point using a different wireless card, effectively funneling all of the information through their system before moving it along to the second network.

Airbnb guest found hidden surveillance camera by scanning Wi-Fi network

Airbnb guest found hidden surveillance camera by scanning Wi-Fi network

Nealie Barker posted an image on Facebook showing the location of the camera in the living room and a shot of the family from the sneaky video feed: We're not certain which of the two devices on the ceiling contains the camera.

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.

A brief history of wi-fi privacy vulnerabilities

A brief history of wi-fi privacy vulnerabilities

Tracking devices by the SSIDs in their probe requests It’s not just a device’s MAC address that can give away its identity. Tracking devices by their IE fingerprints When the privacy implications of targeted request probes became widely appreciated, most new mobile devices stopped sending them altogether.

How to Use a VPN to Watch Local News While Traveling

How to Use a VPN to Watch Local News While Traveling

So when you are abroad and use your hotel’s Wi-Fi to go online, the news channel can see that the request is coming from another country and thus it does not let you connect.

How Does a VPN Protect You on a Public Wi-Fi?

How Does a VPN Protect You on a Public Wi-Fi?

Public Wi-Fi connections are generally open, unsecured and relatively easy to hack. So, when you use a VPN on a public Wi-Fi, your usernames, passwords, bank details, credit card numbers, and everything else stays secure.

Congressman wants to know if he's being tracked by Google via his phone

Congressman wants to know if he's being tracked by Google via his phone

But by using an iPhone, instead of a Google Android phone, as an example, Poe left himself open to Pichai dodging the question. Google uses GPS, Wi-Fi and cell tower data to track a person's location.

Why Your Phone’s Data Network is More Secure than Public Wi-Fi

Why Your Phone’s Data Network is More Secure than Public Wi-Fi

A VPN will encrypt your data so your activities stay safe even if you’re on a public Wi-Fi. And it can also work on your cellular network to provide an extra layer of security.

You Know What? Go Ahead and Use the Hotel Wi-Fi

You Know What? Go Ahead and Use the Hotel Wi-Fi

A VPN sends all of your traffic through an encrypted connection, meaning that the hotel or anyone else can’t see where you’ve been or what you’re doing.

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

In theory, they say, it ought to be possible to use this changing electromagnetic field to work out the position, actions, and movement of individuals. They do this by measuring the change in the signal strength as they walk around outside the target building or room.

How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

What distinguishes location-based marketing hotspot providers like Zenreach and Euclid from standard third-party hotspot providers is that the personal information you enter in the captive portal—like your email address, phone number, or social media profile—can be linked to your laptop or smartphone’s Media Access Control (MAC) address.

New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls

New tech uses Wi-Fi to count people through walls

The system, created by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, uses a single Wi-Fi router outside of the room to measure attenuation and signal drops. The system uses a mathematical model to “see” people in the room based on signal strength and attenuation.

Dicas de segurança e privacidade online para os nómadas digitais

Dicas de segurança e privacidade online para os nómadas digitais

Como os nómadas digitais viajam muito, eles dependem significativamente de redes públicas de Wi-Fi. E é por isso mesmo que estão muito mais expostos para as questões de segurança e privacidade em comparação com um utilizador de Internet normal.

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