Wacom drawing tablets have a dirty little secret – they are likely tracking the name and time of every app you’re opening – and sending that information to Google.The discovery and damning of Wacom’s anti-privacy actions are thanks to one observant Wacom drawing tablet user: Robert Heaton.
At its core, the EARN IT Act would give the Attorney General the power to force tech companies like Facebook to build backdoors into their encryption.
The thing about internet tracking and surveillance is that when it comes to online privacy both companies and governments have been historically caught lying to the public or just straight up selling private data legally .
Remote code execution is the holy grail of zero day vulnerabilities, and the fact that one of the most popular privacy and security focused browsers in the world had such a flaw should be a massive wake up call to internet browser users around the world.
Prompted by the post, many users noticed that the storage scanner in the Device Care section included a little note: “powered by 360.” Even in China, Qihoo 360 is well known for its past privacy transgressions and controversies and it’s understandable why Samsung users would be incredibly concerned that anything at all from Qihoo is preinstalled on their phone.
Full reversal of Facebook anti cryptocurrency ad policy, just in time for Libra.While we will still require people to apply to run ads promoting cryptocurrency, starting today, we will narrow this policy to no longer require pre-approval for ads related to blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related to cryptocurrency.”.
If you enable Samsung’s IBA (Internet Based Advertising) service, your TV viewing history will be siphoned up and sent back to Samsung to be shared with third parties that pay Samsung to send advertising directly to your screen.
NDTV reports that the Special Branch of the Delhi Police, under the direction of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Home Affairs, sent a letter to internet service providers and mobile data providers in India telling them to execute the internet shutdown.
Apple has released a detailed explanation of the privacy invading location seeking behavior observed on the iPhone 11 Pro by security researcher Brian Krebs.However, it isn’t yet approved for use in all countries and locations so the iPhone 11 Pro’s Ultra Wideband technology includes a phone home to check.
Security researcher Brian Krebs recently showed that the iPhone 11 Pro tracks users’ location even when explicitly told not to.Brian Krebs has sent follow up questions to Apple and we will provide updates on this iPhone 11 Pro privacy issue as it unfolds.
This court decision comes as a result of years of hard work by the ACLU, the ACLU of Massachusetts and the EFF on behalf of eleven international travelers who had been the recipient of suspicionless device searches when entering the United States.
The CASE Act is a new copyright law that nobody should support.Despite the Copyright Alliance’s claims to the contrary, there are many internet users that would agree that the DMCA did in fact enable some copyright trolling.
Protesters in Hong Kong aren’t just faced with opposition from the Chinese government, they’re also faced with opposition from international corporations that acquiesce to China’s demands and party line to avoid damaging their access to the lucrative Chinese market.
However, a federal court has now ruled and opined the other way – that states do have the right to pass their own net neutrality laws, that internet service providers (ISPs) need to follow if they wish to do business in said states.
According to CNET, examples of documents that have been found readily available via WeWork’s WiFi network include lots of personal identification records, account usernames and passwords, and more.This is important even on more public WiFi networks such as at private offices or in private homes.
Mobile app sans VPN technology provides a crucial, free service to encrypt DNS queries for otherwise unprotected mobile internet users leaking their DNS queries to public WiFi networks or private mobile data providers, the addition of this VPN widens the amount of trust considerably.
UK internet users and internet users around the world need to beware of the GHOST protocol.In Australia, an anti encryption bill that enables the government to ask for GHOST protocol-like access has passed and is just ripe for abuse.
The Trump Administration supports the permanent restoration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to collect the phone records of American citizens as part of a mass surveillance program.
The Hong Kong government has drawn up plans to use executive orders to force internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict certain applications in Hong Kong as a way to disrupt the successful mass organization of those in the HK protests.
A DEFCON 27 talk by Pen Test Partners revealed command injection and remote code execution vulnerabilities in popular 4G hotspots and MiFi routers made by ZTE, Netgear, TP-Link, and Huawei.
President Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, has demanded the tech industry create encryption backdoors because he views encryption as a security risk. There isn’t any way for lawful access to exist without materially weakening the security provided by encryption.
Given the repeated delays and potential paths forward, it’s no wonder that the porn blocks are failing before they even have an announcement date set. Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization.
Taiwan is not the only country with concerns over soft power influence that the Chinese government can and does wield with their involvement with companies like Tencent and Baidu.
According to YLE, the law allows the civilian Security Intelligence Service (Supo) and the military Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) to expand eavesdropping powers on phone calls and network data to incredible levels.
Today, the VPN industry let the world know that Russia had asked the world’s VPNs to censor websites. Read below for other privacy news from today. Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization.