YouTube self-defence

YouTube self-defence

The most reliable way to block ads right now is to use Firefox with the uBlock Origin plugin (which is also available for Android and other platforms).One of the ways YouTube controls what you watch is by automatically playing a new video just after the one you were watching finished.

O&O ShutUp10: Free antispy tool for Windows 10

O&O ShutUp10: Free antispy tool for Windows 10

O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.Adapt your security settings Protect your privacy Control location services Do not pass on your user data and diagnostics Further information.

Publishers revolt over Google's Privacy Sandbox rollout

Publishers revolt over Google's Privacy Sandbox rollout

The group, made up of online businesses “who share a concern that Google is threatening the open web model that is vital to the functioning of a free and competitive media and online economy”, has asked the UK Competition and Markets Authority to delay the introduction of Privacy Sandbox until the law is changed to ensure a level playing field.

Microsoft and OpenAI partner to propose digital transformation of export controls

Microsoft and OpenAI partner to propose digital transformation of export controls

For these reasons, restricting the problematic users and uses of these technologies is the more targeted and balanced of traditional export controls approaches, as it protects national security interests while preserving beneficial uses and tech leadership.

No Safety without (Cyber-)Security!

No Safety without (Cyber-)Security!

It’s a common experience: I talk to people developing safety-critical embedded systems, be it cars or medical devices, and, while clearly serious about product safety, they show little interest in security.

Informational privacy: a precondition for democratic participation?

Informational privacy: a precondition for democratic participation?

Democratic theory accords five functions to the public sphere in general and citizen’s participation in particular: the aggregation of political opinions or individual interests; the public deliberation about values and policies; the translation of these public discourses for political institutions; the control of state actors and political officials; and finally a basic social integration of citizens in the sense of a feeling of being connected to a political community through a common democratic project.

Solid, the privacy project created by web inventor, takes 1st step

Solid, the privacy project created by web inventor, takes 1st step

Solid was first announced back in 2018 as a way of giving control of user data to individuals, rather than to online services .

New Google app could help providers block phone functions if you miss installment payments

New Google app could help providers block phone functions if you miss installment payments

The app’s function is described on the Play Store as follows: Device Lock Controller enables device management for credit providers.Sometimes devices from carriers with outstanding balances could be blacklisted from working on the network until the balance of the phone is paid off – the same thing can happen when a customer decides to leave the carrier.

Our Digital Privacy Has Been Compromised: It’s Time We Fought to Take It Back

Our Digital Privacy Has Been Compromised: It’s Time We Fought to Take It Back

If tech companies won’t self-regulate their data collection practices and impose meaningful privacy-protecting restrictions on the way they handle our data, then it’s time for Congress to step up and take action.

DuckDuckGo, EFF, and others just launched privacy settings for the whole internet

DuckDuckGo, EFF, and others just launched privacy settings for the whole internet

That new standard, called Global Privacy Control, lets users set a single setting in their browsers or through browser extensions telling each website that they visit not to sell or share their data.

Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup

Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup

The browser, which Google introduced in 2008 and has the largest market share in the U.S., has been at the center of rivals’ accusations that the search giant uses its access to users’ web histories to aid its advertising business.

Global Privacy Control Launched to Offer Users Greater Internet Trust

Global Privacy Control Launched to Offer Users Greater Internet Trust

A number of technology companies have come together to create the Global Privacy Control (GPC), a new standard to help ensure consumers can feel safe about how their personal data is used on participating websites.

Now you can enforce your privacy rights with a single browser tick

Now you can enforce your privacy rights with a single browser tick

CA DOJ is encouraged to see the technology community developing a global privacy control in furtherance of the CCPA and consumer privacy rights.“CA DOJ is encouraged to see the technology community developing a global privacy control in furtherance of the CCPA and consumer privacy rights.”.

U.S. House's antitrust report hints at break-up of Big Tech firms: lawmaker

U.S. House's antitrust report hints at break-up of Big Tech firms: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives antitrust report on Big Tech firms contains a “thinly veiled call to break up” the companies, Republican Congressman Ken Buck said in a draft response seen by Reuters.

Cyber Deception Reduces Data Breach Costs by Over 51% and SOC Inefficiencies by 32%

Cyber Deception Reduces Data Breach Costs by Over 51% and SOC Inefficiencies by 32%

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attivo Networks®, an award-winning leader in cyber deception and attacker lateral movement threat detection, today announced the results of a new research report conducted with Kevin Fiscus of Deceptive Defense, Inc., “Cyber Deception Reduces Breach Costs & Increases SOC Efficiency.” The paper identifies the direct and measurable financial and productivity benefits of deception technology for organizations of all types and sizes.

Your Online Choices

Your Online Choices

The cross-industry self-regulatory initiative was developed by leading European bodies to introduce pan-European standards to enhance transparency and user control over data used for interest based advertising.

China’s Health Code app showcases the extreme smart surveillance regime

China’s Health Code app showcases the extreme smart surveillance regime

CNN BUSINESS reported that the government in Hangzhou has proposed to utilise Health Code permanently and create a health score system collecting data such as daily alcohol consumption, tobacco use, steps, and sleep time from individuals.

TikTok was found to be bypassing Android's built-in protections and sneakily tracking users

TikTok was found to be bypassing Android's built-in protections and sneakily tracking users

TikTok was allegedly tracking Android users via their MAC addresses, a new Wall Street Journal report reveals.Improve your game with these thumb grips for your PS4 controller.Pick yourself up a pair of thumb grips for your Playstation 4 controller and watch your game take off.

The truth behind tech CEOs misleading claims

The truth behind tech CEOs misleading claims

Responding to a question from US Rep. Val Demings, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that “we today make it very easy for users to be in control of their data.” This is only partially true, depending on how you define “control.”.

Google Just Revealed How Many People Use Its Privacy Checkup Tool. It’s Not Good News

Google Just Revealed How Many People Use Its Privacy Checkup Tool. It’s Not Good News

I did reach out to Google, and a spokesperson pointed me to a blog post that says 200 million people (out of its four billion total users) use Privacy Checkup.That means that around 95 percent of people who use Google have never changed the settings that control what data the company collects and saves.

Twitter says 130 people were targeted in hack that hijacked accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden

Twitter says 130 people were targeted in hack that hijacked accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden

said late Thursday that about 130 people were targeted in a cyberattack that took control of high-profile accounts to promote a bitcoin scam."Based on what we know right now, we believe approximately 130 accounts were targeted by the attackers in some way as part of the incident," the social media firm tweeted.

White House reportedly orders hospitals to bypass CDC during COVID-19 data collection

White House reportedly orders hospitals to bypass CDC during COVID-19 data collection

The Trump administration is now ordering hospitals to send coronavirus patient data to a database in Washington, DC as part of a new initiative that may bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a report from The New York Times published on Tuesday.

Here’s How Google Tracks You

Here’s How Google Tracks You

The information Google gets from you: According to Google, only three kinds of personal data are collected from its users: Things you do Things you create Things that make you “you” How Google gets all your data: Your digital persona grows the more you use Google products to search for stuff, read and send email, browse the web, use apps, and especially if you own an Android mobile device.

Why Facial Recognition is a Threat to Privacy: Government Going Rogue

Why Facial Recognition is a Threat to Privacy: Government Going Rogue

The facial recognition system uses a technology that is used to recognize human faces.The facial recognition technology verifies the personal identities of different people by posing a threat to privacy and human rights.

New Facebook Tool Allows Employers to Suppress “Unionize” in Workplace Chat

New Facebook Tool Allows Employers to Suppress “Unionize” in Workplace Chat

Facebook employees sparked a flurry of posts denouncing the feature, with several commenting in disbelief that the company would overtly pitch “unionize” as a topic to be blacklisted.

Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof), the highest court in the country, has ruled that parts of a 2016 law that allowed monitoring of the internet activity of foreign targets outside of Germany are unconstitutional.

Why I Decided to Run a Tor Relay

Why I Decided to Run a Tor Relay

But then I watched this talk by the articulate, intelligent and passionate Tor Project developer Jacob Appelbaum (if you do nothing else today, watch it).Jacob couldn’t have made a better case for direct action, requesting of the audience:Raise your hand if you think anonymity is something that is good and you think is a fundamental human right that we should all have...

Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal

Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal

As surprising as it may sound, digital surveillance and speech control in the United States already show many similarities to what one finds in authoritarian states such as China.

Don’t be evil, just OBEY: After Covid-19 tech giants will have even more control over what you see & what you think

Don’t be evil, just OBEY: After Covid-19 tech giants will have even more control over what you see & what you think

Over the past two decades, democratic societies have been manipulated by Silicon Valley's unregulated big-tech behemoths, which now control the news flow and have weaponized Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Netflix, PayPal, Reddit, TikTok, Microsoft, Apple and the very dangerous Internet Of Things (sped along by 5G).Hard proof is difficult to come by since you can never catch the tech giants red-handed.

Twitter takes away twits' ability to limit ad data sharing – after telling investors its own privacy settings hurt revenue

Twitter takes away twits' ability to limit ad data sharing – after telling investors its own privacy settings hurt revenue

"We’re updating a data sharing setting that relates to sharing additional information with business partners, specifically to measure the effectiveness of mobile app ads on Twitter," a spokesperson said in an email to The Register .