Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

"[Recently], we discovered that in some instances apps continued to receive the data that people had previously authorized, even if it appeared they hadn’t used the app in the last 90 days," writes Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook's vice president of platform partnerships, in the blog post.

Slack Removed a Blog Post Showing How Police Use its Tech

Slack Removed a Blog Post Showing How Police Use its Tech

In response, Megan Anctil, a former Slack employee, tweeted, "is one of those actions going to include taking down the blog post about working with the police that I and other black employees diplomatically asked to have removed three years ago that’s still up?".

Facebook takes $5.7 billion stake in Indian internet giant Jio

Facebook takes $5.7 billion stake in Indian internet giant Jio

“One focus of our collaboration with Jio will be creating new ways for people and businesses to operate more effectively in the growing digital economy,” Fischer and Mohan write.

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75.Observant Firefox users on Windows who have updated the web browser to Firefox 75 may have noticed that the upgrade brought along with it a new scheduled tasks.

Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million

Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million

In a blog post published Wednesday, Yuan said usage had increased by 1,900%, with 200 million daily free and paying users in March, up from 10 million at the end of December.

Tech Tudor: The Draconian CASE Copyright Act is about to be passed undermining the freedom of millions of Netizens

Tech Tudor: The Draconian CASE Copyright Act is about to be passed undermining the freedom of millions of Netizens

What's worse is that if you received one of these notifications through email/post and accidentally happen to ignore it, you are almost certainly in for this fine with a limited ability to appeal:.Considering the apathy and ignorance about internet freedom by the average American, the fear is that most people simply won't do that.

Google says: “Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do”; here’s why that can’t be true

Google says: “Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do”; here’s why that can’t be true

This has understandably led many people – around a third of all users according to some estimates – to block cookies in order to prevent persistent stores of their online activity and thus their lives being created by sites and advertisers.

The Social Cost of Caring About My Data

The Social Cost of Caring About My Data

And it certainly isn't easy to use the internet or the latest tech while caring about your data. Many people's reasoning for not caring about their data is a lack of knowledge on how it's being used and abused.

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

A state bill that would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information is being stonewalled via closed-door meetings between tech lobbyists and state lawmakers. California state bill SB 561 would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information.

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures

However, for all the attempts to create a feel-good experience at the Facebook Developer Conference, there was no sense that Zuckerberg is really grappling with the deeper privacy issues that lie at the heart of Facebook’s problems.

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Some app-makers claimed Apple had removed their products from the App Store after Screen Time was launched, and said it was trying to limit competition. However, in a blog post, Apple said it had taken action against apps that were using "risky" Mobile Device Management (MDM) to control children's smartphones.

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2

Here’s an example of when ITP 2.2 will cap cookie persistence to one day: The website social.example has been classified by ITP as having cross-site tracking capabilities.

This App Will Manage Your Privacy Settings Across All Devices and Accounts, Because Alexa Is Always Listening

This App Will Manage Your Privacy Settings Across All Devices and Accounts, Because Alexa Is Always Listening

Jumbo, which launched on iOS this month and has an Android version on the way, makes it simple to track all your privacy settings across various accounts in one place, clean out old social media posts and even delete previous Google searches and Alexa voice recordings (because she's always listening, folks).

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

In an update to its original blog post, Facebook now says that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format.

Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.

Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.

But in 2014, Facebook launched its new "Newsroom," a repository for its key announcements, and broke the public links to old blog posts.

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.

Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says

Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says

In a blog post, Paine said the server contained between 25-40 million daily logs, which he said could have identified all the videos searched for and watched from a user’s IP address.

Hidden Services And At-Risk Communities

Hidden Services And At-Risk Communities

While some at-risk communities, like criminals are going to always be considered harmful to society regardless of the social context, others like ethnic minorities are not as clear-cut.

What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything

What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything

The folks at Security Baron examined the privacy policies of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft and put together a handy infographic showing the types of data each company admits to collecting.

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former TV host Lauren Sanchez is reported to be in a relationship with Mr Bezos "Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail," wrote Mr Bezos, "I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten." Early in the blog post, Mr Bezos mentions AMI's links to President Donald Trump.

How to stop using social media

How to stop using social media

But I have gained a reasonable professional following on Twitter and LinkedIn, and a smaller one on Facebook (mostly because I’ve mostly used it for actual friends and family). I’m saying that email (and listservs) can probably be considered a sound substitute for social media.

ACLU Sues Federal Government Over Social Media Surveillance

ACLU Sues Federal Government Over Social Media Surveillance

“It’s clear from already public information that all of the agencies we’re targeting in our FOIA lawsuit engage in manual and automated surveillance of social media users and their speech, and it’s unacceptable for the government to withhold details about this domestic spying,” Cagle and Handeyside said.

Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

Select a Tip HostsNews blog & Updates To contribute a listing for our resources, or any other comments: Contact If you find the MVPS HOSTS file useful ... These updates are posted to most major security related sites, Newsgroups, and mailing lists, blogs etc.

Australia Becomes First Western Nation to Ban Secure Encryption

Australia Becomes First Western Nation to Ban Secure Encryption

But as to whether it’s actually possible to build secret backdoors into security systems without fundamentally weakening them, the evidence is simple: No. As Cindy Cohn wrote in a recent post on Lawfare Blog : Even without compromising the cryptography, there is no way to allow access for only the good guys (for instance, law enforcement with a Title III warrant) and not for the bad guys (hostile governments, commercial spies, thieves, harassers, bad cops and more).

2019: The Year of Enigma

2019: The Year of Enigma

If you’re organizing a conference or event this year and would like a member of the Enigma team to speak or present on privacy, secret contracts, or decentralization, we’re interested!

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

Kim Dong-won, a political blogger at the center of a high-profile opinion rigging scandal, arrives at a Seoul court on Dec. 26, 2018, to attend a sentencing hearing of the trial over allegations that he artificially inflated likes on Internet news articles about the then main opposition Democratic Party and then opposition presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in in November 2016.

Facebook 'sorry' for exposing millions of users' private photos

Facebook 'sorry' for exposing millions of users' private photos

New York (CNN Business) Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission. Users' photos were exposed over a 12 day period in September, the blog post said.

Facebook app permissions skirted rules to gather call logs

Facebook app permissions skirted rules to gather call logs

The troubles for Facebook continued this week with a trove of internal emails as part of an investigation in the U.K. Parliament revealing questionable data practices, including Facebook's Android app permissions being designed to gather data without users knowing.

Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed

Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed

Google said it would continue to offer private Google+ powered networks for businesses currently using the software. In the past, the company had been reluctant to share data on how often Google+ was used, but now, facing the fall out of exposed data, the firm appears keen to play down its importance.

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

It can be hard to keep track of when your information has been stolen, so we’re going to help by launching Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach.