8 Privacy Features iOS 14 Users Need to Know

8 Privacy Features iOS 14 Users Need to Know

Certain apps will request local network access the first time you launch them after the update.Some apps will try to use your camera or microphone for certain reasons even when they don’t need that access.

Watch out for this green dot on your iPhone – it means someone is watching

Watch out for this green dot on your iPhone – it means someone is watching

4) The new iOS 14 update adds fresh privacy features – and gives you a redesigned home screenCredit: Apple That means an app could show you nearby stores, for instance, without knowing exactly where you live.

Sensing the sensors

Sensing the sensors

Even the Camera application on my device can't access the sensors.Cometh Privacy Indicators , it does exactly what Apple's iOS does, show you an indicator whenever an application uses your device's camera or microphone.Do note that the application only shows indicator for the main camera sensor.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: October 2, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: October 2, 2020

With real time bidding, Google sends personal data about internet activity to hundreds of advertising companies, and there’s no way to prevent this data from leaking.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

Ring's new tiny drone can autonomously fly around your home and send alerts if it detects intruders, fire, or emergencies while you're away

Ring's new tiny drone can autonomously fly around your home and send alerts if it detects intruders, fire, or emergencies while you're away

Amazon's Ring on Thursday announced a new smart home security camera called the Always Home Cam. It's a tiny drone that can fly around the house when you're away, following a path you set.

Facebook faces lawsuit for spying on Instagram users with camera

Facebook faces lawsuit for spying on Instagram users with camera

When the revelation that Instagram was accessing user cameras was revealed by an iOS update in July of 2020, Facebook was quick to dismiss it as a bug that would soon be fixed.

Amazon Unveils Drone That Films Inside Your Home. What Could Go Wrong?

Amazon Unveils Drone That Films Inside Your Home. What Could Go Wrong?

Dave Limp, the executive responsible for Amazon’s devices, said it had made major investments in camera security, such as two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption, that will roll out this year.The product came to be because of technological advances and consumer interest in indoor security cameras, Mr. Limp said.

Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house

Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house

In an interview ahead of the announcement, he said the company has spent the past two years on focused development of the device, and that it is an “obvious product that is very hard to build.” Thanks to advancements in drone technology, the company is able to make a product like this and have it work as desired.

Study: The Average American is Filmed by At Least an Estimated 238 Security Cameras a Week

Study: The Average American is Filmed by At Least an Estimated 238 Security Cameras a Week

CNBC reports that there will be an estimated one billion security cameras filming around the world by 2021, with somewhere between 10-18% of those being in the United States alone.

Five iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 security and privacy features you need to know about

Five iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 security and privacy features you need to know about

Also, if you access Control Center, there's a notice at the top showing you recent apps that have accessed the camera or microphone.Apps requesting local network access.Another thing that you'll see after installing iOS 14/iPadOS 14 is apps requesting local network access.

Google's Verified Calls lets you know why a business is calling before you answer

Google's Verified Calls lets you know why a business is calling before you answer

Google Google on Tuesday said it's rolling out a new Verified Calls feature in its Phone app for Android devices in an effort to separate calls you actually want to answer from spam and robocalls.

India bans PUBG and 117 other mobile apps that compromise personal data; complete list here

India bans PUBG and 117 other mobile apps that compromise personal data; complete list here

In yet another major crackdown, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday banned 118 mobile applications, including the popular and addictive game PUBG.1) APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart.47) ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app.

$610K Settlement in School Webcam Spy Case

$610K Settlement in School Webcam Spy Case

Holly Robbins, Blake's mother, told CBS News , "I don't feel this school has the right to put cameras inside the kids' home, inside their bedrooms and spy on them.".

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted mass surveillance of protesters at the end of May and in early June using a downtown business district's camera network, according to new records obtained by EFF.

Instagram promises to fix bug after being exposed by always accessing the camera on iOS 14

Instagram promises to fix bug after being exposed by always accessing the camera on iOS 14

We have already covered here some apps that were caught accessing users’ clipboard thanks to a new feature of iOS 14, but that’s not all.The expected behavior, of course, is for the app to access the camera only when necessary — such as when you open the Instagram Stories composer.

IOS 14: What do the orange and green dots in the status bar mean?

IOS 14: What do the orange and green dots in the status bar mean?

The green light being on does not mean that the camera feed is being recorded and saved; all iOS knows is that the app can access the camera feed at that time.

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

(Reuters) - Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk of contracting the new coronavirus among its workers.

GitHub - rllola/airbnb-scanner: Device scanner (simple ARP Ping) so you can scan for camera in your Airbnb!

GitHub - rllola/airbnb-scanner: Device scanner (simple ARP Ping) so you can scan for camera in your Airbnb!

Python app that scan for cameras.$ virtualenv venv -p $(which python3.7) --always-copy $ source venv\bin\activate.$ pip install -r .Scapy root privileges needed.Error :._ctypes.c:107:10: fatal error: ffi.h: No such file or directory.sudo apt install libffi-dev.

Student finds privacy flaws in connected security and doorbell cameras

Student finds privacy flaws in connected security and doorbell cameras

Ring, Nest, SimpliSafe and eight other manufacturers of internet-connected doorbell and security cameras have been alerted to "systemic design flaws" discovered by Florida Tech computer science student Blake Janes that allows a shared account that appears to have been removed to actually remain in place with continued access to the video feed.

Computer science student discovers privacy flaws in security and doorbell cameras

Computer science student discovers privacy flaws in security and doorbell cameras

Ring, Nest, SimpliSafe and eight other manufacturers of internet-connected doorbell and security cameras have been alerted to systemic design flaws discovered by Florida Tech computer science student Blake Janes that allows a shared account that appears to have been removed to actually remain in place with continued access to the video feed.

$270 for 5G & 90hz screen smartphone: Honor X10's first impressions

$270 for 5G & 90hz screen smartphone: Honor X10's first impressions

But now the price of a 5G smartphone has dropped to less than 2,000 yuan (about 280 U.S. dollars) a piece, which is not dissimilar to that of mid-tier 4G devices.This trick, which has been applied to smartphones since mid-2018, sacrifices a bit of front-cam image quality for a notch-free front.

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

Exclusive In a blunder described as "astonishing and worrying," Sheffield City Council's automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) system exposed to the internet 8.6 million records of road journeys made by thousands of people, The Register can reveal.

Another Coronavirus Side Effect: In-Home Surveillance By Remote Workers' Employers

Another Coronavirus Side Effect: In-Home Surveillance By Remote Workers' Employers

Another Coronavirus Side Effect: In-Home Surveillance By Remote Workers' Employers.With so many people working remotely because of the coronavirus, surveillance software is flying off the virtual shelves.Filed Under: bad boss, covid-19, employees, employers, surveillance, work at home.

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.

Thermal Imaging Cameras are Still Dangerous Dragnet Surveillance Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras are Still Dangerous Dragnet Surveillance Cameras

Now, some vendors of surveillance equipment are advocating for the use of thermal cameras that would supposedly detect people who may be infected with the virus and walking around with a fever.

Exclusive: Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras

Exclusive: Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras

The company originally started as a spy equipment manufacturer and paintball retailer based in Hollywood.“With Realtime Facial Recognition, WOLFCOM hopes to give our friends in Law Enforcement tools that will help them identify if the person they are talking to is a wanted suspect, a missing child or adult, or a person of interest,” Wolfcom founder Peter Austin Onruang wrote in a May 14, 2019, email to the Noble Police Department in Oklahoma.

Amazon's Ring logs every doorbell press and app action

Amazon's Ring logs every doorbell press and app action

These included: a motion being detected by the cameras' sensors a "ding" of the doorbell, when its button had been pressed by a visitor a remote "on-demand" action by the user to get a live video and audio feed and/or remotely speak to a visitor Image caption A sample of the "event" database, which has been edited to obscure the device IDs In each case, the length of time the equipment was activated was also logged.

The Most Popular States for Doorbell Cameras | CheckVideo

The Most Popular States for Doorbell Cameras | CheckVideo

Home security is the top concern that homeowners have in mind when purchasing doorbell cameras, but the rise of online shopping has also given Americans a new fear: package theft.

Amazon's Ring adds new security features amid criticism

Amazon's Ring adds new security features amid criticism

Ring will add a second layer of authentication by requiring users to enter a one-time code shared via email or SMS when they try to log in to see the feed from their cameras starting this week.

Ring cameras are more secure now, but your neighbors still snoop with them

Ring cameras are more secure now, but your neighbors still snoop with them

Earlier this month, the company chased that up with a new account control panel, making it easier for users to find and opt-in to two-factor authentication; now, finally, the setting is not optional.