Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'

Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'

It comes after reports internet services providers in the country have required people to install a government-issued certificate on all devices and in every browser.

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

"When a user in Kazakhstan installs the root certificate provided by their ISP, they are choosing to trust a CA that doesn't have to follow any rules and can issue a certificate for any website to anyone," Mozilla explained in a blog post published today.

‘Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way the Gorgon Stare Did.’

‘Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way the Gorgon Stare Did.’

Now, Holland Michel has written Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All , a book of startling revelations about drone surveillance in the United States.

Trump administration reportedly wants to extend NSA phone surveillance program

Trump administration reportedly wants to extend NSA phone surveillance program

Getty Images The Trump administration has reportedly asked Congress to permanently reauthorize all provisions of the USA Freedom Act, including a controversial National Security Agency program that collects and analyzes records on millions of Americans' calls and texts in an attempt to thwart terrorists.

Why DuckDuckGo isn’t as bad as some people make it seem.

Why DuckDuckGo isn’t as bad as some people make it seem.

According to DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy: DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. So they use the tracking pixel data to improve their product. TL;DR: They collect anonymous data to measure engagement of specific events, to make it a more user friendly experience for everybody.

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

In Kampala, Uganda, Huawei employees reportedly helped Uganda's cyber-surveillance unit break into the WhatsApp group belonging to Bobi Wine, a political opponent to the current Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

UK biometrics commissioner Prof Paul Wiles has called for the government to take action over the use of facial recognition technology by the private sector as well as by law enforcement.

Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict

Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict

"These leaks about a potential Executive Order from the White House are troubling on many levels, from the order's potential to violate the First Amendment, to its apparent disregard for the independence of agencies like the FCC and the FTC, to its intent to unilaterally limit Section 230 which promotes moderated online communities free of hate speech and misinformation," said Chris Lewis, president and CEO of Public Knowledge.

The Debauchery of China’s Mass Surveillance System

The Debauchery of China’s Mass Surveillance System

According to an investigation by the New York Times, the Chinese government is installing a surveillance app on tourists’ phones as they enter the northwestern Xinjiang region, which is the home of millions of Uighur Muslims.

Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says

Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says

That alone raises troubling issues, but according to a pair of new reports, Ring also gets access to real-time 911 data, and the company helps police work around a need for search warrants when looking for footage.

If Cash Is Dead, Is Crypto The New King?

If Cash Is Dead, Is Crypto The New King?

Whether it’s a lack of infrastructure or an issue with the infrastructure, business and individuals rely on cash in hand to pay for goods and services when other payment methods are unavailable.

U.S. FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices - WSJ

U.S. FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices - WSJ

The company's acquisition practices are the main focus of the probe, as the FTC looks into Facebook buying technology-based startups to keep them from challenging it, the report said.

Amazon says US government demands for customer data went up

Amazon says US government demands for customer data went up

The latest figures in the company’s transparency report, published quietly on its website late Wednesday, said the number of subpoenas it received went up by 14% and search warrants went up by close to 35%.

Edward Snowden book coming out Sept. 17

Edward Snowden book coming out Sept. 17

The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out September 17.Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, announced Thursday that Snowden’s “Permanent Record” will be released simultaneously in more than 20 countries, including the U.S., Germany and Britain.

UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand meet to discuss the “ghost protocol” aka built in encryption backdoors

UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand meet to discuss the “ghost protocol” aka built in encryption backdoors

Representatives from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand recently finished a two day meeting in London where the countries renewed their commitment to seeking encryption backdoors from technology companies around the world. Private Internet Access continues to protest against government encroachment on tech companies and will never built in any encryption backdoors or ghost protocols.

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

Last week, Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray chose to spend some of their time giving speeches demonizing encryption and calling for the creation of backdoors to allow the government access to encrypted data.

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

The channel was largely created in response to cops no longer wearing their identification badges, and reportedly doxxed officers with posts including their personal information, social media posts, and both intimate photos and photos of their family.

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong

The articles and broadcast segments often said China’s central government is using a futuristic algorithm to compile people’s social media connections, buying histories, location data, and more into a single score dictating their rights and freedoms.

Windows 10, Office Online users get new warning over data privacy

Windows 10, Office Online users get new warning over data privacy

Netherlands authorities last year cited eight undocumented privacy issues with ProPlus versions of Office 2016 and Office 365 that allowed Microsoft to collect Dutch-created user content from the apps that was stored on US servers and potentially exposed to US law enforcement.

British spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted Facebook and WhatsApp messages

British spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted Facebook and WhatsApp messages

New Home Secretary Priti Patel, pictured last week in London, is having discussions with Britain's Five Eyes intelligence allies about combating cyber threats and having better access to encrypted messages.

New DPIA on Microsoft Office and Windows software: still privacy risks remaining (short blog)

New DPIA on Microsoft Office and Windows software: still privacy risks remaining (short blog)

On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Privacy Company has investigated the privacy risks related to the use of Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 ProPlus and Office Online, as well as the mobile Office apps.

Cybersecurity Lessons from Working with the Ecuadorian Government

Cybersecurity Lessons from Working with the Ecuadorian Government

But I wanted to share an earlier experience of working with the Ecuadorian government to ensure the cyber and data security of my home nation. We restructured the security backbone of all Registration Institutions and National Public Data Recording Address (DINARDAP Spanish acronym), by implementing endpoint, perimetral, database security amongst others.

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

The Government values feedback and input from all affected stakeholders and responses to this consultation will inform the final Bill to implement the economy-wide cash payment limit.

Home Affairs pushes for cyber spy powers

Home Affairs pushes for cyber spy powers

The Department of Home Affairs is pushing ahead with moves to expand the powers of Australia’s cyber spy agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, to potentially embed ASD within the corporate computer systems that run the nation’s banks, telecommunications and other critical infrastructure.

The Future of Data Is Licensing

The Future of Data Is Licensing

The restaurant has license to my presence and activity under terms I agree to: Perhaps that my data be anonymized and not sold to third parties, with no facial or biometrics capture allowed.

Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’

Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’

It comes hidden inside fake versions of real apps, including Google Play, Evernote, Skype, encrypted messaging service Signal and PornHub. Looking at the selection of copied apps, Lookout said Monokle was likely targeting English speakers, as well as individuals in the Caucasus regions and people interested in the Ahrar al-Sham militant group in Syria.

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.

US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it

US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it

President Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, has demanded the tech industry create encryption backdoors because he views encryption as a security risk. There isn’t any way for lawful access to exist without materially weakening the security provided by encryption.

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

You might have seen, for example, our newly-expanded Transparency Report, which for the first time this year provided statistics not just on government data and takedown requests, but also information on content that we as Reddit admins removed for sitewide-rule violations.

GitHub - tg12/RUBC: R U Been being censored?

GitHub - tg12/RUBC: R U Been being censored?

Are you being censored by your government or your ISP? Is your ISP censoring you because someone told them to? Use this tool to check. Is your free speech at stake by a repressive regime or government. Why not check with this free tool.

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