NHS will keep personal data of people with coronavirus for 20 years

NHS will keep personal data of people with coronavirus for 20 years

The NHS will keep personal data about people with coronavirus for 20 years as part of the test-and-trace programme, according to a privacy notice posted by Public Health England.

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

One of those documents, the first to be made public in June 2013, revealed that the NSA was tracking billions of telephone calls made by Americans inside the US.

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.

Microsoft discloses new Windows vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

Microsoft discloses new Windows vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

Microsoft disclosed a new remote code execution vulnerability today that can be found in all supported versions of Windows and is currently being exploited in “limited targeted attacks” (via TechCrunch).Microsoft patches Windows 10 security flaw discovered by the NSA.

Multi-Account Containers Add-on Sync Feature

Multi-Account Containers Add-on Sync Feature

The Multi-Account Containers Add-on will now sync your container configuration and site assignments.Firefox Multi-Account Containers allows users to separate their online identities into different tab types called Containers.This privacy feature allows users to assign sites to only open in a specific Container.

Technical analysis of client identification mechanisms

Technical analysis of client identification mechanisms

The other versioning scheme, Last-Modified, suffers from the same issue: servers can store at least 32 bits of data within a well-formed date string, which will then be echoed back by the client through a request header known as If-Modified-Since.

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning

The issue is this: Firefox versions for desktop older than the just-patched version contain a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a user’s entire operating system—whether they use Windows or Mac. More alarming, the vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild, thus Homeland Security stepping in with the urgent plea for users to upgrade.

Paid Cerberus 'lifetime' licenses are expiring, customers are mad (Update: Complaints deleted from forum)

Paid Cerberus 'lifetime' licenses are expiring, customers are mad (Update: Complaints deleted from forum)

However, in the publicly visible terms and conditions from October 2011, active when our tipster purchased the service, the company didn't bring up an expiration date at all (it did state the license is "revocable," though).

How Americans Can Become Tech Policy Activists | Caroline McCarthy | TEDxBoulder

How Americans Can Become Tech Policy Activists | Caroline McCarthy | TEDxBoulder

In this talk former technology journalist and longtime media executive Caroline McCarthy offers a basic overview of what makes tech policy different from all the other political issues out there, and a framework for learning about it and getting involved with elected officials.

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

Dnscrypt-protocol/ANONYMIZED-DNSCRYPT.txt at master · DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-protocol · GitHub

While the communications themselves are secure, and while the stateless nature of the DNSCrypt protocol helps against fingerprinting individual devices, DNS server operators can still observe client IP addresses.

Personal Data Of Entire 16.6 Million Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online

Personal Data Of Entire 16.6 Million Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online

Now the dynamic duo has, with the help of ZDNet reporter Catalin Cimpanu, exposed one of the most mind-boggling security blunders to date: the leaking of personal information about what is thought to be the entire population of Ecuador.

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The purpose of the balloons according to that filing is to “conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats.”.

Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

A Metropolitan spokeswoman declined to say how much Mr. Snowden was paid.“Permanent Record” discusses how Mr. Snowden helped create a system of mass surveillance the N.S.A. used to collect information on hundreds of millions of United States citizens and others, as well as the “crisis of conscience” that led him to rebuke the system he helped create, according to a statement from the publisher.

SoylentNews

SoylentNews

I spent the afternoon poking through update files and security bulletins and trying to get an on-the-record response from Microsoft. I strongly suspect that some part of the Appraiser component on Windows 7 SP1 had a security issue of its own.

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent smith malware The malware would be hidden inside “barely functioning photo utility, games, or sex-related apps,” Check Point writes. After the user downloads one, the malware masquerades as an app related to Google with a title such as “Google Updater” and starts replacing code.

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

Nearly three years ago, Microsoft split its monthly update packages for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 into two distinct offerings: a monthly rollup of updates and fixes and, for those who are want only those patches that are absolutely essential, a Security-only update package.

The $199 PineBook Pro Linux Laptop Gets An Awesome Privacy Feature And July Pre-Order Date

The $199 PineBook Pro Linux Laptop Gets An Awesome Privacy Feature And July Pre-Order Date

Pine64 just posted its July Update, and it's a welcome flood of information that includes a previously unannounced feature and the long-awaited pre-order date for the $199 PineBook Pro Linux laptop.

Android developers can now force app updates

Android developers can now force app updates

Half a year ago, at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a new way for developers to force their users to update their apps when they launch new features or important bug fixes. Android developers can now force users to update their apps.

Does Facebook Survive Because Of Its Size Or Because We Gave Up On Privacy And Security?

Does Facebook Survive Because Of Its Size Or Because We Gave Up On Privacy And Security?

Perhaps the most existential question raised by Facebook’s lack of consequences over the past year is whether it has escaped harm because it is simply so big and intrinsic to modern life that we cannot live without it or whether we as a society have become so numb to privacy violations that we simply no longer care about our digital safety, security or privacy?

The UK porn block hasn’t started yet, but experts are already doubting its potency

The UK porn block hasn’t started yet, but experts are already doubting its potency

Given the repeated delays and potential paths forward, it’s no wonder that the porn blocks are failing before they even have an announcement date set. Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization.

UK online pornography age block triggers privacy fears

UK online pornography age block triggers privacy fears

The age block will require commercial pornography sites to show that they are taking sufficient steps to verify their users are over 18, such as by uploading a passport or driving licence or by visiting a newsagent to buy a pass only available to adults.

Celebrate Pi Day with PIA

Celebrate Pi Day with PIA

3/14 is known as Pi Day every year because the date’s numbers represent the first three digits of Pi. As an irrational, transcendental, number – Pi has come to represent the beauty and complexity of mathematics in one symbol.

Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Klobuchar said she didn’t want to inhibit innovation, and she suggested that the rule might only apply to “larger platforms, not startups.” In Europe last year, regulators proposed a tax on any company making money from advertising or selling user data within a country, regardless of whether they have a brick-and-mortar presence.

The UK’s AgeID porn filters are a recurring April Fool’s joke with a dark punchline

The UK’s AgeID porn filters are a recurring April Fool’s joke with a dark punchline

A statement from the DCMS to Sky News read: “The government, and the BBFC as the regulator, have taken the time to get this right and we will announce a commencement date shortly.” How is the UK going to issue a unique porn ID anyways?

Coffee Meets Bagel announces a data breach on Valentine’s Day

Coffee Meets Bagel announces a data breach on Valentine’s Day

The company sent out an email to users today telling them that some of their personal information may have been breached. Luckily, the company said that the hackers didn’t make off with any sensitive information like credit card numbers or passwords.

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up

The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone — before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call.

Phone Swap: the dating show that swipes through your ex’s texts

Phone Swap: the dating show that swipes through your ex’s texts

Unlike Channel 4’s recent hit The Circle – in which contestants created their own potentially fake social media avatars, and questioned the nature of online connections – both the US and UK iterations of Phone Swap treat the content of peoples’ mobiles as an opportunity to gawp, flirt and jump to conclusions about everything from sexual preferences to drinking habits.

Qubes OS 4.0.1 has been released!

Qubes OS 4.0.1 has been released!

Similarly, if you’re currently using a Qubes 4.0.1 release candidate (4.0.1-rc1 or 4.0.1-rc2), and you’ve followed the standard procedure for keeping it up-to-date, then your system is equivalent to a 4.0.1 stable installation, and no additional action is needed.

Call for testing: 3.12~rc1

Call for testing: 3.12~rc1

:) Changes Known issues How to test Tails 3.12~rc1? First download the USB image: Tails 3.12~rc1 USB image OpenPGP signature Tails 3.12~rc1 USB image torrent Then follow the new installation instructions. Tails 3.12~rc1 ISO image OpenPGP signature Tails 3.12~rc1 ISO image torrent What's coming up?

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

The successful candidate will support the Data Privacy group on a wide range of assigned and special projects, such as the execution of routine privacy audits, data-infrastructure risk management, security controls, policies and research reports.