Web browsing histories are private personal data - now what

Web browsing histories are private personal data - now what

In 2009-2011 we did some research work motivated with a positive aim of educating web users about certain risks of browsing history leaks.The authors replicated also the theoretical potential for third-party resource providers (i.e. trackers) to reidentify users based on web browsing history fingerprints.

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It's The 2nd-Largest City To Do So

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It's The 2nd-Largest City To Do So

Boston has banned the use of facial surveillance technology in the city, becoming the second-largest community in the world to do so.Boston is now the second-largest city in the world to ban facial recognition technology, behind San Francisco.

MeWe Social Media Platform Offers A More Private Alternative To Facebook

MeWe Social Media Platform Offers A More Private Alternative To Facebook

The app, MeWe, calls itself the "Anti-Facebook" and offers the industry's first Privacy Bill of Rights offering members control of their data, newsfeeds and overall privacy on the platform.AFP/Getty Images The MeWe Privacy Bill of Rights includes the following points: You own your personal information & content.

The Price is (Not) Right: Comparing Privacy in Free and Paid Apps (PETS ’20)

The Price is (Not) Right: Comparing Privacy in Free and Paid Apps (PETS ’20)

We use both static and dynamic analysis to examine 5,877 pairs of free Android apps and their paid counterparts for differences in data collection practices and privacy policies between pairs.

This Smart Toilet Will Know You by the Shape of Your Asshole​

This Smart Toilet Will Know You by the Shape of Your Asshole​

Stanford researchers have created the panopticon of looking up your own ass, with a "smart toilet" that monitors your health by analyzing your stool, urine, and the timing of both, using four cameras and an array of sensors and identification systems.

Scottish police debuts portable 'cyber kiosks' that lets officers scan smartphones and laptops

Scottish police debuts portable 'cyber kiosks' that lets officers scan smartphones and laptops

The current process for reviewing on-device data could last for several months as devices were retrieved at crime scenes and sent to special labs for further analysis, which would leave both suspects, victims, and witnesses subject to the same frustrating wait times.‘The introduction of cyber kiosks will enable us to quickly identify if a device contains material related to an investigation,’ a video from the Scotland Police explains.

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

ToTok is a cleverly designed tool for mass surveillance, according to the technical analysis and interviews, in that it functions much like the myriad other Apple and Android apps that track users’ location and contacts.

Voters ‘used as lab rats’ in political Facebook adverts, warn analysts

Voters ‘used as lab rats’ in political Facebook adverts, warn analysts

Campaign group Who Targets Me?, which was established to monitor online political ads, has been examining how parties used Facebook before the election was called and in the first week of the campaign.

The New AI Toilets Will Scan Your Poop To Diagnose Your Ailments

The New AI Toilets Will Scan Your Poop To Diagnose Your Ailments

A company called Micron is developing a smart artificial intelligence-powered toilet that will reportedly be able to diagnose your state of health and risk of disease by analyzing your bodily waste.“Imagine smart toilets in the future that will be analyzing human waste in real-time every day.

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear

Amazon said this week its facial recognition software can detect a person's fear.The tech giant revealed updates to the controversial tool on Monday that include improving the accuracy and functionality of its face analysis features such as identifying gender, emotions and age range.

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

EU]’s right-hand man) and he confirmed that, even though we haven’t got the contract with the Leave written up, it’s all under control and it will happen just as soon as Matthew Richardson has finished working out the correct contract structure between Ukip, CA and Leave,” Wheatland said in an email to Cambridge Analytica staff.

Experts Say 'Emotion Recognition' Lacks Scientific Foundation

Experts Say 'Emotion Recognition' Lacks Scientific Foundation

“The topic of facial expressions of emotion — whether they’re universal, whether you can look at someone’s face and read emotion in their face — is a topic of great contention that scientists have been debating for at least 100 years,” Lisa Feldman Barrett, Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and an expert on emotion, told me.

Upgrade Readiness

Upgrade Readiness

Upgrade Readiness is a feature in Windows that according to [1], "collects system, application, and driver data for analysis. It can collect "detailed computer and application inventory" and "guidance and insights into application and driver compatibility issues, with suggested fixes".

When AI-enhanced customer service is on the line, so is your privacy

When AI-enhanced customer service is on the line, so is your privacy

Another feature that a unified pool of messaging data makes possible is “sentiment analysis”, to provide human agents with the context they need to personalize future customer interactions.

App Analysis: Nimses

App Analysis: Nimses

PewDiePie noticed this outcry and came back to ensure his users that the application was not a scam, that the app collects a similar amount of data as other social media applications, and that his fans are spreading "misinformation".

Should Police Facial Recognition Be Banned?

Should Police Facial Recognition Be Banned?

While San Francisco officials ponder a ban we should consider if there are policies that could allow for police to use facial recognition without putting our civil liberties at risk or if the potential for abuse is so great that it warrants a ban.

A Vision of the Dark Future of Advertising

A Vision of the Dark Future of Advertising

Via complex analysis that no one will understand, taking in data from your fridge, smart car, work calendar, facial expressions, and toilet, your smart TV will fire off a personalized ad about buying that shiny new handgun just at the moment you’re starting to feel… well, in fact, you won’t know what the reason is.

Facebook’s Ad Archive API is Inadequate

Facebook’s Ad Archive API is Inadequate

Researchers’ guideline : A functional, open API should provide the content of the advertisement and information about targeting criteria. Facebook’s API : The API provides no information on targeting criteria, so researchers have no way to tell the audience that advertisers are paying to reach.

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix Bandersnatch Choices You Make

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix Bandersnatch Choices You Make

In practice, though, the researchers say that they can analyze Netflix's encrypted interactive video traffic to find clues about what users are watching, and which choices they've made in their movie journeys.

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police has filed an FIR on the complaint of UIDAI stating that information technology firm IT Grids (India) was in possession of Aadhaar data of over 7.8 crore residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

New Report: Video Surveillance And VSaaS Market Booming Globally | Industry Forecast 2019-2028

New Report: Video Surveillance And VSaaS Market Booming Globally | Industry Forecast 2019-2028

Worldwide Video Surveillance and VSaaS market autopsy: Depending upon the influence, the company profiles of all key manufacturers, their establishment year, regional market for marketing and sales, products and services serves as well as the contact details are offer in this research report.

Malware and Firmware Trojans

Malware and Firmware Trojans

1 Malware 1.1 The Importance of a Malware Free System 1.2 The Utility of Antivirus Tools 1.3 Preventing Malware Infections 1.4 Detecting Malware Infections 1.5 Watering Hole Attacks 2 Firmware Trojans 2.1 Virtualizers and Hardware Compromise 2.2 The Promise of Libre Firmware 3 References Malware[edit ].

New leaked documents reveal that NSA can read minds of 4G LTE users

New leaked documents reveal that NSA can read minds of 4G LTE users

Whenever your phone receives 4G LTE signal, invisible goop tendrils actually extend out of your phone’s charging port and attach to your occipital lobe to form a Brain-Computer interface that allows the NSA to read your mind.

Privacy-Preserved Data Sharing for Evidence-Based Policy Decisions: A Demonstration Project Using Human Services Administrative Records for Evidence-Building Activities

Privacy-Preserved Data Sharing for Evidence-Based Policy Decisions: A Demonstration Project Using Human Services Administrative Records for Evidence-Building Activities

Three key issues motivated the launch of a domestic secure computation demonstration project using real government-collected data: Using new privacy-preserving approaches addresses pressing needs in society.

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

So we have been using tumblr for a long time and a few years back we started requesting support for SSL and they finally made a option feature in your themes settings if you go to edit appearance you can select enable HTTPS which will add full SSL support for your tumblr blog/site.

Sandboxing and DMARC Authentication Added to SpamTitan Email Security Solution

Sandboxing and DMARC Authentication Added to SpamTitan Email Security Solution

This week, TitanHQ has rolled out two new features for its award-winning email security solution SpamTitan: Sandboxing and DMARC email authentication. SpamTitan now incorporates DMARC authentication to provide even greater protection against email spoofing attacks.

A Serious Concern About Post-Quantum Cryptography and Strength Targets

A Serious Concern About Post-Quantum Cryptography and Strength Targets

A “Security Level 1” cipher that has a breakthrough that allows a sqrt speedup on analysis suddenly only has 64 or less “bits of strength”, which is very breakable.

Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

This is exactly the kind of data analysis it will take to establish the IRS’ so-called “up-front tax system,” which I describe in my book “How to Win Your Tax Audit.” Under that system, the taxpayer is essentially removed from the tax preparation process because the IRS knows everything there is to know about your personal, business and financial affairs to the point where the agency prepares the return for you.

Understanding differential privacy and why it matters for digital rights

Understanding differential privacy and why it matters for digital rights

In a three-part series, we’ll describe the way private companies, like Apple, both properly and improperly use differential privacy tools. In a globally private system, one trusted party, whom we’ll call the curator — like Alice, above — has access to raw, private data from lots of different people.

Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

The government said the Weather Company, the business behind the app, unfairly manipulated users into turning on location tracking by implying that the information would be used only to localize weather reports.