How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

Citizen Lab's latest report, published earlier this week, finds that between January and May this year, more than 2,000 keywords related to the pandemic were suppressed on the Chinese messaging platform WeChat, which has more than 1 billion users in the country.

Questioning the usefulness and future of Citizen

Questioning the usefulness and future of Citizen

Citizen, a community safety app that tracks and notifies users of 911 police alerts, was downloaded roughly 440,000 times on smartphones in the last week according to Sensor Tower.As of May 2020, Citizen shares coronavirus updates in its app from local authorities to keep people informed.

Hacker leaks 2.3 million Indonesian citizenship data for download

Hacker leaks 2.3 million Indonesian citizenship data for download

What’s worse for Indonesian citizens is that the threat actor is claiming to have access over 200 million Indonesian citizenship data which they plan to leak on the hacker forum where the electoral data is currently being traded.

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

She added that she had been told by cyber-security experts that Georgian government websites were "poorly protected and vulnerable to attack".More than 15,000 pages were affected, including the presidential website, non-government organisations and private companies.

Much Of Our Government Digital Surveillance Is Outsourced To Private Companies

Much Of Our Government Digital Surveillance Is Outsourced To Private Companies

Increasingly, at least when it comes to digital data streams like social media, the entire process, from initial data acquisition to final analytic outputs, is overseen by private companies with large portions of the analytic pipeline occurring within their own data centers with little oversight by the federal government.

Man evades capture for 15 years by using fingerprint implants

Man evades capture for 15 years by using fingerprint implants

A drug trafficker who managed to evade capture for 15 years by cutting and burning the skin of his fingertips and having it replaced with micro-implants has been arrested by Spanish police.

The FTC’s top consumer protection official can’t go after Facebook — or 100 other companies

The FTC’s top consumer protection official can’t go after Facebook — or 100 other companies

The Federal Trade Commission’s top consumer protection official is prohibited from handling the cases involving 120 different companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Uber, according to financial disclosure documents published by Public Citizen today.

EPIC Files Suit to Block Census Citizenship Question

EPIC Files Suit to Block Census Citizenship Question

Earlier this year, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was shut down after EPIC filed a lawsuit to block the collection of state voter data, and challenging the Commission's failure to complete a privacy impact assessment.

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The new social credit system under development will consolidate reams of records from private companies and government bureaucracies into a single “citizen score” for each Chinese citizen.

EPIC Urges Department of Defense to Limit Disclosure of Personnel Records

EPIC Urges Department of Defense to Limit Disclosure of Personnel Records

In to the Department of Defense, EPIC has proposed privacy safeguards for the agency's Personnel Vetting system of records. EPIC opposes the records system's disclosure standards that authorize sharing of individuals' personal information with any requesting source as part of an investigation, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and foreign law enforcement entities.

It’s Time to Regain Control on your Information – Stephan Hueber – Medium

It’s Time to Regain Control on your Information – Stephan Hueber – Medium

The biggest information gathering companies are the ones who seem the most safest, friendliest and secure — Prime examples are Facebook and Google, who offer you a great variety of services for free. It’s time to go AQUA.

China’s Dystopian Technocracy: ‘Leave No Dark Corner’

China’s Dystopian Technocracy: ‘Leave No Dark Corner’

These technologies are already ramping up in the U.S. and are certain to take over unless people stand up now and say ‘NO’! The entire nation is one big social engineering project where everything is lathered with technology to keep everything and everyone within the Technocrats’ model.

Dangerous Pegasus Spyware Has Spread to 45 Countries

Dangerous Pegasus Spyware Has Spread to 45 Countries

The infamous Pegasus spyware, which targets iPhones and Android devices, has allegedly infiltrated 45 different countries across the globe — and six of those countries have used surveillance malware in the past to abuse human rights, a group of researchers claimed Tuesday.

Leave no dark corner

Leave no dark corner

Social credit is like a personal scorecard for each of China's 1.4 billion citizens. Dandan's financial behaviour will be an important measure for the national social credit score.

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

No, it's already getting underway in China, where the government is developing the Social Credit System (SCS) to rate the trustworthiness of its 1.3 billion citizens.