WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy verges on user surveillance and threatens India’s security, a petition filed in an Indian court said on Thursday, presenting another legal challenge for the Facebook Inc-owned messenger.

Minimum age of marriage for women should be raised to 21, says Shivraj Chouhan

Minimum age of marriage for women should be raised to 21, says Shivraj Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the minimum age of marriage for women should be raised from the current 18 years to 21 years.

Overthinking Data Privacy on Social Media

Overthinking Data Privacy on Social Media

Instead, they will feed your data to machine learning algorithms to offer you a good service and also to display personalized advertisements on linked platforms.

Salaat First: Another Popular Muslim Prayer App Sells Location Data to FBI, ICE

Salaat First: Another Popular Muslim Prayer App Sells Location Data to FBI, ICE

A popular Muslim prayer app, named Salaat First, found selling users' location data to its partner that has customers with the US government agencies including the FBI and the ICE.Salaat First, which reminds its users about Muslim prayer timings, has been downloaded over 10 million times on Android.

Gli sviluppatori stanno cercando tutti i modi possibili per aggirare il metodo anti tracciamento di Apple

Gli sviluppatori stanno cercando tutti i modi possibili per aggirare il metodo anti tracciamento di Apple

Ricordiamo infatti che a breve Apple, per evitare il tracciamento degli utenti tra le diverse app, chiederà agli utenti se vogliono condividere con quella singola app l’identificativo pubblicitario, il numero anonimo che permette ai possessori di due o più applicazioni di capire se la persona che le sta usando è la stessa persona o sono persone distinte.

Telegram feature exposes your precise address to hackers

Telegram feature exposes your precise address to hackers

Advertisement A proof-of-concept video the researcher sent to Telegram showed how he could discern the address of a People Nearby user when he used a free GPS spoofing app to make his phone report just three different locations.

Today’s online advertising not only seriously harms privacy, but is seriously broken in other ways; we need to fix it

Today’s online advertising not only seriously harms privacy, but is seriously broken in other ways; we need to fix it

For three and half years now, Privacy News Online has been warning about the huge, and largely ignored, danger of micro-targeted ads and real-time bidding (RTB).

News Release: Airport Screening While Wearing Masks Test

News Release: Airport Screening While Wearing Masks Test

Early results, released today on the Biometric Rally website, indicate:Without masks, median system performance demonstrated a ~93% identification rate, with the best-performing system correctly identifying individuals ~100% of the time.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 1, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: January 1, 2021

A new research paper from the International Monetary Fund identified fintech trends that are coming to our world – including the formal suggestion that in the future, a person’s credit score could be determined by internet history and even the device used to access the internet.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

Exfiltrating Remaining Private Information from Donated Devices

Exfiltrating Remaining Private Information from Donated Devices

Here is a breakdown of all the devices I purchased: Device Type Number of Devices Bought Desktop or laptop computer 41 Removable media (such as flash drives and memory cards) 27 Hard disk 11 Cell phone 6 After buying the devices, I took them to my command center (a cool name for my basement) and began the data extraction process.

Google, Facebook reportedly agreed to work together to fight antitrust probes

Google, Facebook reportedly agreed to work together to fight antitrust probes

The final version of the suit made public last week (PDF) alleged that Google and Facebook signed a secret agreement in 2018 that "fixes prices and allocates markets between Google and Facebook as competing bidders in the auctions for publishers' Web display and in-app advertising inventory.".

Cyber safety laws: Troll, bully or OFFEND anyone online and you could cop a $110K fine under TOUGH new law

Cyber safety laws: Troll, bully or OFFEND anyone online and you could cop a $110K fine under TOUGH new law

Cyber bullies and online trolls could be slapped with huge fines of up to $110,000 under world-first laws to be introduced by the Federal Government.

Hackers Stole emails from Microsoft cloud Services

Hackers Stole emails from Microsoft cloud Services

Microsoft itself stated that it did not identify any vulnerabilities and traces of hacking of the products or cloud service provided.“Our investigation of recent attacks has identified incidents of abuse of credentials to gain access.

New York suspends facial recognition use in schools

New York suspends facial recognition use in schools

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoWashington governor to require 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving from UK, South Africa White House mulls requiring UK travelers to provide negative coronavirus test: report Overnight Health Care: Congress to pass deal with 0 stimulus checks | House panel subpoenas for Azar, Redfield CDC documents | Fauci, Azar to receive COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday MORE (D) signed legislation Tuesday pausing the use of facial recognition technology at K-12 schools in the state for two years.

IMF suggests that your credit score could be based on your internet history

IMF suggests that your credit score could be based on your internet history

The paper highlights that some tech companies (think: ISPs, Facebook, Google, Apple, etc) have enough soft data about customers to potentially determine credit worthiness the same way that banks use hard data such as proven income, employment status, assets, etc.

India's personal data privacy law triggers surveillance fears

India's personal data privacy law triggers surveillance fears

The issue of locally storing data came up between the Indian government and global technology companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon, whose executives were summoned by a joint parliamentary committee to answer questions related to data localization.

The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism

The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism

That difference is that I don’t claim to represent or serve (or expect a paycheck from) the people I’m required by law (that is, by Senator Paul and friends) to share my personal information with.

Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors

Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors

Amazon recently emailed Ring and Echo owners to let them know that they've been opted in automatically to its new Sidewalk initiative.Tap Account Settings , followed by Amazon Sidewalk .3.

Should we worry about the possibility of police surveillance using autonomous drones with added AI ? Too late: it’s already here

Should we worry about the possibility of police surveillance using autonomous drones with added AI ? Too late: it’s already here

As an article in Vice reports, the local police were less than honest about what they were up to: The Baltimore Police Department told the public and a federal appeals court that the surveillance images would only be stored for 45 days, that the planes would only be used for limited tracking of individuals to and from known crime scenes, and that the Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) program couldn’t be used to gather identifying information like license plate numbers.

Private Internet Access launches dedicated IP address option

Private Internet Access launches dedicated IP address option

In accordance with our strict no logging policy, Private Internet Access uses an innovative token system to offer dedicated IP addresses without connecting them to VPN accounts.

Microsoft Teams sa troppe cose sugli studenti: la denuncia di un attivista dei diritti digitali

Microsoft Teams sa troppe cose sugli studenti: la denuncia di un attivista dei diritti digitali

L’accostamento di Insights a Teams per l’istruzione ha dato nuovi poteri di controllo agli insegnanti, perché sono di più gli strumenti a loro disposizione per monitorare attività, partecipazioni, compiti assegnati ed eseguiti degli studenti.

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

You can load the site using any web browser to access Reddit's content.For now, it offers an excellent option to access Reddit content in a privacy preserving way.Teddit is a web frontend for the discussion site Reddit that does not track users nor display advertisements.

Political parties engaged in 'systemic abuse of personal data', complaint alleges

Political parties engaged in 'systemic abuse of personal data', complaint alleges

The Open Rights Group complaint alleges that the parties conducted "highly intrusive profiling" without telling voters they were doing so - and that they went far beyond what was "necessary", a key term in data protection law, which states that use of data must be "necessary and proportional".

‘No one's safe under these new laws’: Critics rip proposed Surveillance Bill

‘No one's safe under these new laws’: Critics rip proposed Surveillance Bill

Deakin University criminology lecturer and Australian Privacy Foundation vice-president Monique Mann said the government has previously used the rhetoric of national security and terrorism to rush through legislation that has subsequently been used to target journalists and whistleblowers.

How anti-fingerprinting extensions tend to make fingerprinting easier

How anti-fingerprinting extensions tend to make fingerprinting easier

Fingerprinting can now use two data points instead of one: not merely the real display resolution but also the fake one.As anti-fingerprinting functionality in browser extensions is rather invasive, it is prone to breaking websites.

U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states accused Facebook on Wednesday of buying up its rivals to illegally squash competition, and they called for the deals to be unwound, escalating regulators’ battle against the biggest tech companies in a way that could remake the social media industry.

You need to use a Master Password in Thunderbird if you use OpenPGP

You need to use a Master Password in Thunderbird if you use OpenPGP

Thunderbird email client users who use the program's built-in email encryption functionality need to set a master password in Thunderbird to properly protect their encryption keys.Thunderbird email client users who use the program's built-in email encryption functionality need to set a master password in Thunderbird to properly protect their encryption keys.

Facial Recognition Company Lied to School District About its Racist Tech

Facial Recognition Company Lied to School District About its Racist Tech

The NIST tests demonstrated that all facial recognition algorithms perform worse on people of color .Motherboard obtained a copy of the Freed Maxick report from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), which is representing the Lockport parents in their lawsuit.

Chinese court finds Gionee guilty of planting malware on more than 20 million units

Chinese court finds Gionee guilty of planting malware on more than 20 million units

It seems that Gionee planted a Trojan Horse on more than 20 million devices to money from unsolicited ads and other malicious activities without the user's knowledge.

Dark web crime: how Australia's powerful new warrants would work

Dark web crime: how Australia's powerful new warrants would work

Data disruption and network activity warrants can be issued by an eligible judge or a nominated member of the administrative appeals tribunal (AAT), while account takeover warrants must come from a magistrate.