Facebook is 'schoolyard bully' in Australia news row, says UK media boss

Facebook is 'schoolyard bully' in Australia news row, says UK media boss

Faure Walker said: “Facebook’s actions in Australia demonstrate precisely why we need jurisdictions across the globe, including the UK, to coordinate to deliver robust regulation to create a truly level playing between the tech giants and news publishers.”.

Don’t Make Parents Raise Kids in a World without Encryption

Don’t Make Parents Raise Kids in a World without Encryption

Governments and law enforcement agencies are trying to ban or weaken a critical tool for keeping our children safe online.Despite this, some governments, law enforcement agencies, and even some child protection agencies are trying take away the strongest digital tool we have as parents to keep children safe online.

New Zealand central bank says its data system was breached

New Zealand central bank says its data system was breached

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Sunday that it was responding with urgency to a breach of one of its data systems.In a November 2019 Financial Stability report, the RBNZ warned that the frequency and severity of cybersecurity incidents were on the rise in New Zealand.

In Spain a "register" for those who refuse the vaccine: "It will be shared with EU countries"

In Spain a "register" for those who refuse the vaccine: "It will be shared with EU countries"

The vaccine will not be mandatory, said Health Minister Salvador Illa, but whoever decides not to do so will be included in a "register" which will then be shared with other European Union countries.

Capella Space's new satellite is eerily observant

Capella Space's new satellite is eerily observant

Like other hunks of metal currently orbiting Earth, The Capella-2 satellite's onboard radar system makes it capable of producing ludicrously high-resolution visuals from its data.

A New Satellite Can Peer Inside Buildings, Day or Night

A New Satellite Can Peer Inside Buildings, Day or Night

A few months ago, a company called Capella Space launched a satellite capable of taking clear radar images of anywhere in the world, with incredible resolution — even through the walls of some buildings.

Reviewers call the Amazon Halo wearable the “most invasive we’ve ever tested”

Reviewers call the Amazon Halo wearable the “most invasive we’ve ever tested”

Besides the normal stuff we’ve come to expect from wearables such as location tracking, the health tracking band asks you to submit voice recordings and also to provide pictures, scans of your nearly nude body so that things like fat content percentage can be calculated and tracked.

Massachusetts on the verge of becoming first state to ban police use of facial recognition

Massachusetts on the verge of becoming first state to ban police use of facial recognition

If signed into law, Massachusetts would become the first state to fully ban the technology, following bans barring the use of facial recognition in police body cameras and other, more limited city-specific bans on the tech.

Massachusetts lawmakers vote to pass a statewide police ban on facial recognition – TechCrunch

Massachusetts lawmakers vote to pass a statewide police ban on facial recognition – TechCrunch

Massachusetts General Assembly voted to pass a new police reform bill banning police stations and public agencies from using facial recognition technology throughout the state.

Amazon Sidewalk shares your home WiFi network with other Amazon devices unless you opt out

Amazon Sidewalk shares your home WiFi network with other Amazon devices unless you opt out

Amazon Sidewalk turns your home’s Amazon Alexa device into a bridge device – a router that takes a chunk of your home’s WiFi bandwidth and gives it to neighboring “Sidewalk-enabled” devices such as the Amazon Echo and Amazon Ring devices.

Facebook extends temporary ban on all political ads

Facebook extends temporary ban on all political ads

"The temporary pause for ads about politics and social issues in the U.S. continues to be in place as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the election," the social media giant said in update to a blogpost.

“Anonymity Would Not Be Possible,” According to ECB’s Digital Euro Plans

“Anonymity Would Not Be Possible,” According to ECB’s Digital Euro Plans

The ECB has published a 50-page report to examine the prospects of launching a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).An ECB executive member Fabio Panetta, formerly head of the Italian central bank, has published a blog to introduce ECB’s latest report and seek public opinion.

San Francisco Police Use Banned Tech to Build Gun Case

San Francisco Police Use Banned Tech to Build Gun Case

(TNS) — San Francisco police investigators may have circumvented the city’s ban on facial recognition technology by building a gun case, in part, on facial recognition software used by another law enforcement agency, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Chronicle.

Apple’s new anti-tracking changes is a fresh headache for publishers

Apple’s new anti-tracking changes is a fresh headache for publishers

However, in the next software version — Big Sur which features an iOS/iPadOS app compatibility mode, expected at some point later this year — ITP will affect any of the apps running in that mode, according to Cory Underwood, a platform engineer at data company Search Discovery.

Despite Denials, LAPD Reportedly Used Facial Recognition Nearly 30,000 Times Since 2009

Despite Denials, LAPD Reportedly Used Facial Recognition Nearly 30,000 Times Since 2009

California has enacted a three-year ban on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras.Last year, San Francisco and Oakland banned the use of any facial recognition by police and other city departments.

Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday

Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

In an analysis released by Check Point Research today, the latest wave of Qbot activity appears to have dovetailed with the return of Emotet — another email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks — last month, with the new sample capable of covertly gathering all email threads from a victim's Outlook client and using them for later malspam campaigns.

Amazon announces Halo, a fitness band and app that scans your body and voice

Amazon announces Halo, a fitness band and app that scans your body and voice

The app that goes along with it comes with the usual set of fitness tracking features along with two innovative — and potentially troubling — ideas: using your camera to create 3D scans for body fat and listening for the emotion in your voice.

Why the Rise of the CBDC Is Bad for Your Privacy

Why the Rise of the CBDC Is Bad for Your Privacy

Tech companies will become the new banks, providing payment rails to their billions of users, and extending their financial services to include loans and credit scoring.It’s not just citizens and small business owners who should be concerned by the emergence of central bank digital currencies.

Police Want Your Smart Speaker—Here's Why

Police Want Your Smart Speaker—Here's Why

As Orr explains, officers are getting more savvy about smart home devices, creating templates that simplify requesting data.Orr has studied the types of data police can pull from smart speakers like the Amazon Echo.

Barclays Faces Employee Spying Probe

Barclays Faces Employee Spying Probe

The UK's Information Commissioners Office, which enforces privacy laws - including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation - has confirmed the Barclays probe to Information Security Media Group."We have an ongoing investigation relating to Barclays' alleged use of employee monitoring tools," an ICO spokeswoman tells ISMG.

DBD#5: Would you trust Google with your finances?

DBD#5: Would you trust Google with your finances?

This week I am covering Google branching out to banking and how Starling will beat Monzo and Revolut to the post to become the first profitable UK challenger bank.

Privacy & Security 101: Compartmentalization

Privacy & Security 101: Compartmentalization

Most people might prefer a more partial compartmentalization: a VoIP number from work that’s different from their personal number, a separate email for their banking institutions, utilities, rent portal, and other important matters, a different name and number for online dating, etc.

Biden FCC Would Restore Net Neutrality Rules

Biden FCC Would Restore Net Neutrality Rules

Under the broadband heading--Biden has already committed to a $20 billion investment in rural broadband--the proposals included that "Democrats will restore the FCC's clear authority to take strong enforcement action against broadband providers who violate net neutrality principles through blocking, throttling, paid prioritization, or other measures that create artificial scarcity and raise consumer prices for this vital service.".

I Lost My Debit Card Last Weekend

I Lost My Debit Card Last Weekend

So I lost my debit card this past weekend, and I want to explain how the privacy lifestyle I live helped me save the day.

Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

I wanted to find out how many visitors would engage with a GDPR banner if it were implemented properly and how many would grant consent to their information being collected and shared.

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Comcast has agreed to be the first home broadband internet provider to handle secure DNS-over-HTTPS queries for Firefox browser users in the US, Mozilla has announced.

TikTok Reverse Engineered: What Was Discovered Will Make You Delete It ASAP

TikTok Reverse Engineered: What Was Discovered Will Make You Delete It ASAP

And here's food for thought; Bangorlol alleges that reverse engineering other popular social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter didn't find nearly as much data collection going on -- there was absolutely no comparison.

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.

Coronavirus: Scam warning over NHS test and trace

Coronavirus: Scam warning over NHS test and trace

Local councils in England and Wales have issued alerts following reports of bogus calls and messages asking for money to cover the cost of coronavirus testing kits.However, a number of fraudsters are using this to their advantage and posing as contact tracers to deceive people into parting with money or personal details.