Wipe Data From Your Car Before Selling It

Wipe Data From Your Car Before Selling It

Once the car is paid off, check with your lender or dealer about disabling them. Reset the Garage Door Opener If you use a universal application, such as HomeLink, for example, you don’t want it to be sharing codes that grant access to your home. To erase them, press and hold the two outer HomeLink control buttons until the red light flashes.

Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy extends to internet privacy, rules judge – other states left in the cold

Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy extends to internet privacy, rules judge – other states left in the cold

Specifically, this court ruling means that police in Arizona will need to get a warrant to ask Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for information about a particular IP address – even name and home address. “No person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or his home invaded, without authority of law.”. In his written opinion, Arizona appellate court Judge Eppich explained that the third party doctrine definitely does not apply here: “In the internet era, the electronic storage capacity of third parties has in many cases replaced the personal desk drawer as the repository of sensitive personal and business information — information that would unquestionably be protected from warrantless government searches if on a paper desk at a home or office.

Rogue 'Smart' Ovens Again Highlight How Dumb Tech Is Often The Smarter Choice

Rogue 'Smart' Ovens Again Highlight How Dumb Tech Is Often The Smarter Choice

Given that privacy and security are usually afterthoughts for many vendors, we now live in an age where your Barbie can be hacked and used to spy on your kids, your refrigerator can be hacked to gain access to your Gmail account, your smart tea kettle can provide a nice attack vector on your home network, and your "smart" television watches you every bit as often as you watch it. Other customers say their ovens began cooking nonexistent food in the middle of the night due to things like Alexa misunderstanding smart home commands.

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Here are our top picks out of the 18 that we've tested. The best home security cameras of 2019: Want a live video feed of your home? Start with these products.

How to delete Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant recordings of you

How to delete Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant recordings of you

You do not have to do it on the Apple Watch or Home Pod. Go to Settings > Siri & Search Turn off “Listen for 'Hey, Siri'” Turn off “Press Home for Siri” for phones with home buttons Turn off “Press Side Button for Siri” You will get a notification that you’ve turned off Siri. You can delete Google Assistant history on an Android device by touching and holding the home button or saying "Ok Google".

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.”.

German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe

German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe

German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe. Written by James Orme 2 hours ago Amazon and Apple likely to be handed similar bans Hamburg’s Data Protection Authority has banned Google from listening to conversations recorded on Google Home devices for three months across Europe. The regulator added that not only people who own home devices are affected by conversation evaluations but also ‘anyone who comes into contact with it, such as when they live in a household that uses devices that have Google Assistant’ (translated).

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

The meetings were held by the UK’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and the official topics were strengthening the countries’ abilities to operate against terrorism and human sex trafficking. While the meeting’s official agenda and minutes are not available to the public, the UK Home Office didn’t leave much to the imagination in a statement saying: “We need to ensure that our law enforcement and security and intelligence agencies are able to gain lawful and exceptional access to the information they need.”.

Amazon Alexa Accused Again Of Spying: Here Is Another Solution

Amazon Alexa Accused Again Of Spying: Here Is Another Solution

I wrote about this earlier this year and offered a few solutions for stopping Alexa from hearing everything in your home or office. I unplugged the Google Home that was in my bedroom. The same has been reported for Apple’s Siri as well as Google Home. I have not found anything like it that offers a way to keep your privacy and get some of the sweet voice assistant features that make Alexa or Siri or Home so compelling.

'Five Eyes' security alliance calls for access to encrypted material

'Five Eyes' security alliance calls for access to encrypted material

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel gestures as she speaks during a visit to the West Midlands Police Learning & Development Centre in Birmingham, Britain July 26, 2019. “The Five Eyes are united that tech firms should not develop their systems and services, including end-to-end encryption, in ways that empower criminals or put vulnerable people at risk,” said British Home Secretary Priti Patel.

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 messagesBritish spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted messages on social media to prevent terror threats and child abuse. Meanwhile new Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to strengthen Britain's links with its Five Eyes allies and confirmed they would also be discussing ways to bolster border defences and tackle foreign 'Islamist' threats.

Which IoT Companies Do People Most Mistrust? (Hint: Facebook)

Which IoT Companies Do People Most Mistrust? (Hint: Facebook)

In the wake of Prime Day, Amazon's yearly mega sale, millions of homes just got smarter. The average home has five connected devices , a number projected to rise by 180 percent in six years. A compromised Alexa knows more than your deodorant preference: It's linked to other smart home devices such as camera-enabled doorbells and thermostats.

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 leak was the subject of an Australian Federal Police raid last month on the Canberra home of the news report’s author, journalist Annika Smethurst.

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

For example, users upload files to consumer-oriented services like Dropbox so they can continue working on them from home, or know that they’ll have access to important data while visiting a client site. One study found that 87 percent of executives send company data or emails to personal cloud accounts so they can work from home or on the road.

MPs Call on Facial Recognition Trials to be Suspended

MPs Call on Facial Recognition Trials to be Suspended

The publication of the report comes just one week after Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced he would back police trials of facial recognition technology. However, there has been little progress in this regard from the Home Office.

Google Assistant's human workers listen to customer conversations

Google Assistant's human workers listen to customer conversations

Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what customers say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. But VRT reporters could hear spoken home addresses in some of the recordings, and were able to track down the speakers.

Google Very Angry After Contractor Leaks Over a Thousand Assistant Recordings

Google Very Angry After Contractor Leaks Over a Thousand Assistant Recordings

Illustration: GizmodoJust in case you were holding out any hope that Google didn’t let humans listen to voice recordings from Google Home and Google Assistant, stop doing that. Perhaps some people will be a little bit more cautious around their Google Home or their Amazon Echo or Apple HomePod, all of which amount to wiretapping devices according to some privacy experts. A Google Home does have microphones that are on by default and that, sometimes, record audio without your explicit consent.

Home Security is Going Mobile–Here’s What You Need to Know

Home Security is Going Mobile–Here’s What You Need to Know

Home Tech Home Security is Going Mobile–Here’s What You Need to Know The importance of home security is growing every day, and the advancements in the industry are making us safer. The latest innovation is the smart security system, which is allowing home security to go mobile. Here is everything you need to know about home security going mobile and ways that you can use it daily. Using a smart home security system increases your peace of mind at all times and lets you rest easier.

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

Google employees listen to customers’ audio recordings on Google Home smart speakers, the technology giant has admitted. This is then used to develop the Google Assistant artificial intelligence system, which is used in its Google Home smart speakers and Android smartphones. The assistant understands and responds to voice commands given to it, answering queries about the news and weather as well as being able to control other internet-connected devices around the home.

Google really is spying on you: Firm reveals contract workers listen to private smart speaker recordings

Google really is spying on you: Firm reveals contract workers listen to private smart speaker recordings

Google has admitted that workers are given access to voice recordings made by owners of its Google Home smart speaker. It says listening is “critical to developing technology that powers products like the Google Assistant”, the software that powers the Google Home speaker and features on Android smartphones.

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings

Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings

Not only is your Google Home device listening to you, a new report suggests there might be a Google contractor who’s listening as well. A new report from Belgian broadcaster VRT News describes the process by which Google Home recordings end up being listened to by contractors — and the scary part is that it apparently doesn’t take much, if anything, to start a recording. VRT, with the help of a whistleblower, was able to listen to some of these clips and subsequently heard enough to discern the addresses of several Dutch and Belgian people using Google Home — in spite of the fact some hadn’t even uttered the words “Hey Google,” which are supposed to be the device’s listening trigger.

Australia's anti-encryption laws being used to bypass journalist protections, expert says

Australia's anti-encryption laws being used to bypass journalist protections, expert says

The Department of Home Affairs admitted to using the new power in a submission to the review, stating the AFP relied on the power in raiding the ABC and the Canberra home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst in June. “In June 2019, the Australian federal police executed two search warrants in relation to secrecy offences in part 6 (offences by and against public officers) and part 7 (official secrets and unlawful soundings) of the Crimes Act,” the Department of Home Affairs stated.

Secret plan to use charities to help deport rough sleepers

Secret plan to use charities to help deport rough sleepers

The Home Office has drawn up a secret programme using homelessness charities to acquire sensitive personal data that could result in the deportation of non-UK rough sleepers, the Observer can reveal. A chain of emails from senior Home Office officials from December 2018 to May 2019 also shows that the clandestine programme ignores European privacy laws by passing rough sleepers’ sensitive personal information directly to the Home Office without their consent.

81% of 'suspects' flagged by Met's police facial recognition technology innocent, independent report says

81% of 'suspects' flagged by Met's police facial recognition technology innocent, independent report says

Khalid Al Qasimi: Crown Prince and fashion designer, 39, dies 'unexpectedly' at London home. The Home Office defended the Met, telling Sky News: "We support the police as they trial new technologies to protect the public, including facial recognition, which can help them identity criminals. Human rights group Liberty is bringing a judicial challenge against South Wales Police, which is undertaking a Home Office-funded programme of live facial recognition.

Confirmed: 2 Billion Records Exposed In Massive Smart Home Device Breach

Confirmed: 2 Billion Records Exposed In Massive Smart Home Device Breach

Orvibo is a Chinese company based in Shenzhen, from where it operates a smart home device management platform. The Orvibo website boasts of a secure cloud providing a "reliable smart home cloud platform," and goes on to mention how it "supports millions of IoT devices and guarantees the data safety." Given that Orvibo claims to have more than a million users, including private individuals with smart home systems but also hotels and other business customers, the implications are quite far reaching.

Who Are You Keeping Your Data Hidden From? — Search Encrypt Blog

Who Are You Keeping Your Data Hidden From? — Search Encrypt Blog

Disable Location Tracking: This is not just a good idea for keeping the government from tracking you, you should disable location tracking to keep hackers from using your location data against you. If someone is able to tell where you are at all times, they could coordinate a home invasion for when you aren’t home, they could follow you and harass you, or any number of negative acts. This is just a brief look at the steps you should take to keep your information private from these groups.

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

Germany and the Netherlands to build the first ever joint military internet Huawei security: Half its kit has 'at least one potential backdoor' Firefox to get a random password generator, like Chrome ZDNet's Matt Miller was hacked: Decades of data gone and no hope of recovery in sight (YouTube) Consumer data including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, and partial driving license details were exposed.

Smart home maker leaks customer data, device passwords

Smart home maker leaks customer data, device passwords

A company that makes a smart home management platform is leaking data about its customers and their device passwords via an ElasticSearch server that it left exposed on the internet without a password. The server belongs to Orvibo, a Chinese company based in the city of Shenzen, which runs SmartMate, a platform for managing smart appliances in a modern smart home. The platform supports interconnecting and controlling various Orvibo-made smart products, such as security cameras, smart lightbulbs, thermostats, HVAC systems, home entertainment systems, smart power plugs, smart window curtain systems, smart door locks, and more.

Amazon Ring Will Survive the Anti-surveillance Backlash

Amazon Ring Will Survive the Anti-surveillance Backlash

That’s the trick of high-tech home surveillance: For users, it feels empowering. Securing your home is defensive. Just as homeowners have every right to set up cameras on their own home, they have every right to share and comment on footage online and even to privately use surveillance technology such as license-plate readers. Privacy advocates want police oversight, not a nanny state where people are chastised for and restricted from everything they may want to do with their own devices in their own home.

Privacy Concerns Could Impact Alexa Device Sales This Prime Day

Privacy Concerns Could Impact Alexa Device Sales This Prime Day

6 Shopping Tips for Amazon Prime Day Savings 6 Shopping Tips for Amazon Prime Day Savings 1 in 5 Parents Would Leave Their Kids Home Alone With Alexa 1 in 5 Parents Would Leave Their Kids Home Alone With Alexa. Of those who are concerned about this risk, 13 percent plan to work from home to collect their parcels and 10 percent plan to have their packages sent to a different location such as work. Just 13 percent of those worried about porch pirates have a home security camera installed.