Why hot new social app Clubhouse spells nothing but trouble

Why hot new social app Clubhouse spells nothing but trouble

Users can listen in to conversations, interviews and discussions between interesting people on various topics – it is just like tuning in to a podcast, but live and with an added layer of exclusivity.”.

Alphabet CEO: Plan to target EU commissioner was not “sanctioned” by me

Alphabet CEO: Plan to target EU commissioner was not “sanctioned” by me

In a virtual meeting on Thursday, Sundar Pichai told Mr. Breton, the internal market commissioner, that Google was a very large company and that the document “was never shown to me.” He added that he had not “sanctioned” the plan, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

A New Open-Source Tool for Tracking Disinformation

A New Open-Source Tool for Tracking Disinformation

The Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT) — co-created by Mozilla Fellow Emmi Bevensee — provides a free, open, and intuitive way to scrutinize what’s trending on internet platforms.

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

Paragraphs and sentences spat out by text-generation models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 are more pervasive and difficult to detect compared to other forms of content manipulated by AI algorithms, an expert warned.

Twitter is Testing End-to-End Encrypted Direct Messages

Twitter is Testing End-to-End Encrypted Direct Messages

Secret Conversation appears to allow Twitter users to send encrypted direct messages and beef up the security of their conversation.Select 'Start a secret text message,' and a new window will open where you can send encrypted messages.

So this is how privacy dies...

So this is how privacy dies...

For all of human history, ambient privacy was an inevitable fact of life because it required considerable effort to record something for posterity.My friend might be willing to wear a tracking device or upload every moment of their day to a platform whose founder thinks 'privacy is no longer a social norm;' I am not.

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Furthermore, by arranging the transducers in a ring layout, our wearable jams in multiple directions and protects the privacy of its user’s voice, anywhere and anytime, without requiring its user to manually point the jammer to the eavesdropping microphones.

How can you mark your own sent messages in a chat as spam in Facebook

How can you mark your own sent messages in a chat as spam in Facebook

I know that this trick work since I have a few conversation when a yellow rectangle appears instead of my friend messages saying that the messages was marked as spam even knowing that I didn't marked their messages as spam.

The continually evolving fight for freedom

The continually evolving fight for freedom

Through lengthy conversation and mutual commitment, Kape Technologies and Private Internet Access have agreed to codify some guiding principles going forward.Going forward, Private Internet Access and Kape Technologies will be bound by these eight guiding principles in absolutely everything that we do.

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is testing encrypting video and audio calls over Messenger in Secret mode.Facebook Messenger is testing Video/Audio calls over Secret Conversation — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane).

WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you

WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you

Check Point Research says that it found three different ways to exploit the vulnerability, including the ability to put words in your mouth.

How Facebook Makes it Nearly Impossible For You To Quit

How Facebook Makes it Nearly Impossible For You To Quit

In an attempt to assuage a growing range of critics and prove that it’s not deliberately or exploitively trapping users in its service, Facebook advertises the availability of this export in a format that "allows another service to more easily import it.” That’s Facebook's exact text.

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for not breaking up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for not breaking up Facebook

"The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better," Zuckerberg said in a conversation with Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein.

UK “Ghost Proposal” would allow secret government participation in private calls and chats

UK “Ghost Proposal” would allow secret government participation in private calls and chats

GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is a UK government intelligence organization similar to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).The Letter, spearheaded by Sharon Bradford Franklin and Andi Wilson Thompson of New America’s Open Technology Institute, provides insight into how the Ghost Proposal would allow government agents to slip unseen into private encrypted communications:The “ghost key” proposal put forward by GCHQ would enable a third party to see the plain text of an encrypted conversation without notifying the participants.

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

“Second, in order to ensure the government is added to the conversation in secret, GCHQ’s proposal would require messaging apps, service providers, and operating systems to change their software so that it would 1) change the encryption schemes used, and/or 2) mislead users by suppressing the notifications that routinely appear when a new communicant joins a chat.”.

Opinion | The Reason You Hate Online Ads

Opinion | The Reason You Hate Online Ads

But her distaste goes well beyond a convoluted chart; at heart, she believes that, for all of the privacy invading and data-sucking, the advertising technology isn’t all that good at doing what it’s supposed to do: help companies understand their customers.

Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

I wanted to test how quickly Facebook’s algorithm could sniff out a fake profile, so I opened one under an assumed Arabic name, set my location in the Middle East and started indiscriminately sharing secular political posts.

Popping the Filter Bubble: My Interview with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg [The Knowledge Project Ep. #58]

Popping the Filter Bubble: My Interview with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg [The Knowledge Project Ep. #58]

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg talks data privacy, protecting yourself online and shares his favorite mental models for clearer thinking. So that’s the model I think would be good, is giving people more choice.

Tammy Bruce: Microsoft wants you to use approved political speech --This is a real threat to our freedom

Tammy Bruce: Microsoft wants you to use approved political speech --This is a real threat to our freedom

If we are to learn from the behavior of the social media platforms, there will inevitably be a point where if you don’t write in the politically correct way, or accept all of “Ideas” recommendation to “help” you with more “inclusive” language, perhaps you could be banned from using the product at all.

What are the Components of Customers Data that Have to be Secured?

What are the Components of Customers Data that Have to be Secured?

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Private Meeting Bugged

Jeremy Corbyn’s Private Meeting Bugged

Sunday the 14th April, The Sunday Times released a recording of a partial, private, conversation between the Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn and Dame Margaret Hodge.

Robots Vs Robocalls

Robots Vs Robocalls

AI-backed text-to-speech technology applied to sales solicitation enables the robocall to simulate a back-and-forth conversation and make real-time adjustments to follow-up questions based on keywords, context, etc., making human-robot differentiation more difficult.

California Gov. Newsom calls for 'new data dividend' for consumers

California Gov. Newsom calls for 'new data dividend' for consumers

LOS ANGELES — In his first state of the state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed "a new data dividend" that could allow residents to get paid for providing access to their data.

Opinion | A ‘Creepy’ Assignment: Pay Attention to What Strangers Reveal in Public

Opinion | A ‘Creepy’ Assignment: Pay Attention to What Strangers Reveal in Public

Privacy by obscurity, as Woodrow Hartzog and Evan Selinger have written , “is the idea that when information is hard to obtain or understand, it is, to some degree, safe.” I wanted to demonstrate to my students how the most common of technologies can be used to shatter the perceived protections of obscurity and, in turn, reveal the admittedly thin mechanisms by which privacy is actually protected.

At Harvard Law, Zittrain and Zuckerberg discuss encryption, ‘information fiduciaries’ and targeted advertisements

At Harvard Law, Zittrain and Zuckerberg discuss encryption, ‘information fiduciaries’ and targeted advertisements

Zittrain launched the conversation at HLS by raising the question of whether Facebook and other data-hungry internet companies should become “information fiduciaries.” Developed with Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin, the concept involves making such companies abide by a duty of loyalty to their users when handling sensitive data–including putting the user’s interests in front of profits–much the same way a lawyer or doctor must protect a client’s confidentiality.

Will talking to AI voice assistants re-engineer our human conversations?

Will talking to AI voice assistants re-engineer our human conversations?

We don’t need to put the same effort into making the conversation polite or interesting when we’re talking to a chatbot. It is possible that talking to machines all the time could re-engineer the way we have conversations.

Data Privacy Week: Working Towards Change

Data Privacy Week: Working Towards Change

Innovations in surveillance and data exploitation present challenges in the fight to protect personal data across the world. It is also important that there is a diversity of organisations joining the global movement for data protection.

Why tech giants don't need to spy on you to know what you're up to

Why tech giants don't need to spy on you to know what you're up to

Simply put, tech firms routinely gather so much data about you in other ways, they already have an excellent idea what your interests, desires and habits might be.

This 'parasite' protects your privacy by feeding smart speakers white noise

This 'parasite' protects your privacy by feeding smart speakers white noise

images courtesy of bjoern karmann project alias is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy. through an app users can train alias to react on a custom wake-word/sound, and once trained, alias can take control over your home assistant.

Apple AirPods: Earphones Live Listen feature allows you to eavesdrop

Apple AirPods: Earphones Live Listen feature allows you to eavesdrop

A newly discovered feature with Apple Airpods allows users to users to listen into conversation from the next room. so you leave your phone anywhere with live listen on, and you can hear everything on your AirPods !