Hackers have worked out how to exploit security flaws in hook-up apps

Hackers have worked out how to exploit security flaws in hook-up apps

Security experts have issued a warning after three gay hookup apps - including Grindr - and a threesome app were found to expose users' exact locations, just by knowing the publicly available username.

4 Dating Apps Pinpoint Users’ Precise Locations – and Leak the Data

4 Dating Apps Pinpoint Users’ Precise Locations – and Leak the Data

Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, told Threatpost that it’s problematic if someone concerned about being located is opting to share information with a dating app in the first place.

Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

Ring donated 15 free doorbell surveillance cameras to the Lakeland Police Department, and created a program to encourage people to download its “neighborhood watch” app, Neighbors.

New research confirms Kazakhstan is spying on connections to Facebook, Twitter, VK, Instagram, Youtube, Google, and more

New research confirms Kazakhstan is spying on connections to Facebook, Twitter, VK, Instagram, Youtube, Google, and more

The full list of 37 sites identified by Censored Planet thus far are: On July 19th, a Kazakh government official tried to clarify that the installation of the fake certificate was not technically mandatory.

Zcash Foundation Reveals FPGA Research Results

Zcash Foundation Reveals FPGA Research Results

In May last year, after Bitmain unveiled its new Antimer Z9 Mini, the Foundation funded research into ASIC resistance, partly to appeal to the network’s strong base of GPU miners.

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

A trustless app is an app whose code is open source, so that the community can see for themselves that the code has few bugs and no malicious code. Trustless apps are cryptographically signed by the developers so that users know that the application they download corresponds to the open source code.

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies that utilize features designed to mask data surrounding a transaction. It’s also worth mentioning there are a host of other privacy coins out there to choose from. The Indian government can go to hell.

Can You Trust A Company In 2019?

Can You Trust A Company In 2019?

What's not obvious is that trust relies on social signaling, so even though Susan Fowler, who became the voice of Uber's workers speaking up against hostile working conditions, is a white woman, her unjust treatment provided a valuable and credible way of judging the trustworthiness of the organization even for people who were seeking a different core promise from the company.

Here’s how we protect your private parts

Here’s how we protect your private parts

At this very moment, cyber hackers from around the world are actively working to steal your personal data, to sell for profit on the black market or impersonate you. With a new data breach happening every day — it’s clear this is a problem affecting everyone.

AT&T's Xandr launches cross-device ad marketplace

AT&T's Xandr launches cross-device ad marketplace

AT&T’s advertising unit Xandr has finally launched its ad marketplace, called Community. The marketplace will initially include inventory from WarnerMedia’s portfolio of brands including CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Warner Bros., along with Vice, Hearst Magazines, Newsy and streaming services Philo, Tubi and Xumo.

CrossFit Shutters Facebook, Instagram Accounts Amid Data Privacy Concerns

CrossFit Shutters Facebook, Instagram Accounts Amid Data Privacy Concerns

CrossFit’s decision Monday to deactivate all Facebook and Instagram pages indefinitely was fueled by growing data and privacy concerns with the social media giant, Greg Glassman revealed on a call with the Morning Chalk Up. CrossFit staff has been silent on the changes amid large speculation in the community about what is actually going on.

Redditor allowed to stay anonymous, court rules

Redditor allowed to stay anonymous, court rules

The Electronic Frontier Foundation fought on behalf of Reddit commenter Darkspilver, a Jehovah's Witness who posted public and internal documents from The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society online.

Mobilizon: let’s finance a software to free our events from Facebook! – Framablog

Mobilizon: let’s finance a software to free our events from Facebook! – Framablog

Less than 60 days to promote our project of a free and federated alternative to Facebook events ; and to know how much we need to invest ourselves in it.

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

The Streamr community has been talking about crowdselling data and forming data unions since at least the . It’s this step which will mean that data unions can be formed. Working on developing Community Products; the platform and tools to create digital data unions.

Brooklyn Apartment Tenants Rise Up Against Landlord’s Plans to Install Facial Recognition Technology

Brooklyn Apartment Tenants Rise Up Against Landlord’s Plans to Install Facial Recognition Technology

The landlord, Nelson Management Group, filed an application to install the tech with New York State Homes & Community Renewal (NYSHCR)—which can approve or deny the request. This is the first time a property manager filed an application for facial recognition technology with NYSHCR according to The Brooklyn Eagle.

NSA recommends dropping controversial mass surveillance program

NSA recommends dropping controversial mass surveillance program

closeVideoThe National Security Agency has recommended that the White House abandon a controversial surveillance program that collects vast amounts of information about Americans' phone calls and text messages, claiming the legal and logistical burdens of maintaining it outweigh its benefits to the intelligence community.

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Open source code for Huawei equipment would allow nations, companies, and individuals alike to verify that the code is free of malware, and that it contains no obvious security problems.

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

California Attorney General Must Investigate Improper Database Searches on Community Observers at Controversial Police Event

California Attorney General Must Investigate Improper Database Searches on Community Observers at Controversial Police Event

On April 12, Media Alliance and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a request for investigation into possible misuse of the CLETS database and a request that the agency cease all similar background checks on journalists and advocates engaged in oversight roles.

Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights

Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights

Lt. Jeffrey Jordon, who works with Police Chief David Nisleit on special projects, confirmed that outside law enforcement agencies have requested access to San Diego’s raw video footage too, but he declined to say which ones and for what purposes.

Delhi HC directs YouTube to remove defamatory PewDiePie songs

Delhi HC directs YouTube to remove defamatory PewDiePie songs

The interim order was granted by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Jayant Nath in a suit preferred by T-Series owner Super Cassettes Pvt Ltd., seeking to permanently restrain Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, from uploading the songs titled ‘T-Series Diss Track/Bitch Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’.

Loki registers as the first Australian not-for-profit privacy firm

Loki registers as the first Australian not-for-profit privacy firm

The Loki Foundation will also use blockchain to support a developer community that will build a suite of software and online applications that enhance digital privacy.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

It’s open source and federated, which means there are no ads, no invasive tracking, no shareholders to demand #maximum #engagement, and no single company or server that can be shut down.

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Modern Time Banking

Modern Time Banking

Volunteering at a local community center. Volunteer activity and community engagement would be tracked by an app and seeded, initially, by the government. You could earn time banking points through: Volunteering at a local shelter.

Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

While the bill includes limited restrictions on law enforcement requests, the vague definitions and concentrated authorities give the Australian government sweeping powers that ultimately undermine the security and privacy of the very citizens they aim to protect.

Use and Fair Use: Statement on shared images in facial recognition AI

Use and Fair Use: Statement on shared images in facial recognition AI

Some Flickr users were dismayed to learn that IBM had used their photos to train the AI, and had questions about the ethics, privacy implications, and fair use of such a dataset being used for algorithmic training.

Least Authority and Private Internet Access announce PrivateStorage.io: a secure and privacy-focused cloud storage solution.

Least Authority and Private Internet Access announce PrivateStorage.io: a secure and privacy-focused cloud storage solution.

As firm believers in protection of our customers’ privacy, we joined efforts to offer a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted solution to allow the end user — not third-parties — to determine whether and to what extent the personal data on the storage service is collected, shared, and processed.

Monetary Institutionalism Against the State

Monetary Institutionalism Against the State

Social relations were a significant element of these monetary systems, making institutional characteristics the lynchpin of credit and money. The institutional approach allows us to understand these systems as fluid reactions against financialisation and commodification and in favour of restoring the social relations of credit and money.

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