All 533,000,000 Facebook Records Were Just Leaked for Free, So What?

All 533,000,000 Facebook Records Were Just Leaked for Free, So What?

After you know that what is leaked, you may want to limit the exposure of yourself online from now on , check on all your social media platforms and instant message applications for personal information published.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: April 2, 2021

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: April 2, 2021

There’s new Android malware on the loose that disguises itself as a “System Update” app.

Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web

Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web

But as our industry has strived to deliver relevant ads to consumers across the web, it has created a proliferation of individual user data across thousands of companies, typically gathered through third-party cookies.

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

You’re posting a photo of your vaccination card on social media.When you post it to Facebook, Instagram, or to some other social media platform, you may be handing valuable information over to someone who could use it for identity theft.

How To Find What Google Knows About You and Limit the Data Google Collects From You

How To Find What Google Knows About You and Limit the Data Google Collects From You

Based on the user’s search history, as well as browsing history on Google-owned platforms like Youtube, Google collects various information about the user.Google predicts the age, gender, marital status, income, and personal interests of users.

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.

Where next for ethical data and data privacy? (Includes interview)

Where next for ethical data and data privacy? (Includes interview)

Kingston begins his analysis by focusing on the importance of data privacy and its continuing trajectory, noting: “Driven by the number of data breaches and the continued systematic misuse of personal data from large corporations, consumer data privacy and its control will be a major focus in 2021.

DOD to move 18M biometric records on ‘threat actors’ to AWS’s cloud

DOD to move 18M biometric records on ‘threat actors’ to AWS’s cloud

The Department of Defense wants to modernize an 18-million-record system of biometric data on adversaries by moving it to Amazon Web Service‘s cloud, the department indicated in a request for information posted Tuesday.

The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Identity

The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Identity

Neither of these third parties can act in isolation to identify any user, offering businesses and individuals an assurance of privacy in their everyday transactions when using the Concordium platform.

Apple And Google Admit Ethereum App To Let Employees Prove They’ve Been Vaccinated

Apple And Google Admit Ethereum App To Let Employees Prove They’ve Been Vaccinated

Far from a theoretical blockchain application that might be of value at some future date, the app, which lets users prove a wide range of personal information, as well as spend bitcoin, ether, a version of the U.S. dollar issued on the ethereum blockchain, and Civic’s own token is available today on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Nearly 28 million licensed Texas drivers hit by data breach

Nearly 28 million licensed Texas drivers hit by data breach

An insurance software company called Vertafore, which has legal access to that DMV information, said in a statement the data was inadvertently stored in an unsecured storage service that was hacked between March and August of this year.

Informational privacy: a precondition for democratic participation?

Informational privacy: a precondition for democratic participation?

Democratic theory accords five functions to the public sphere in general and citizen’s participation in particular: the aggregation of political opinions or individual interests; the public deliberation about values and policies; the translation of these public discourses for political institutions; the control of state actors and political officials; and finally a basic social integration of citizens in the sense of a feeling of being connected to a political community through a common democratic project.

'You can't ever get privacy back': ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric database until laws pass parliament

'You can't ever get privacy back': ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric database until laws pass parliament

The ACT government will delay uploading drivers' licences to the federal government's planned biometric database until federal legislation passes in a move that has been applauded by privacy advocates.'You can't ever get privacy back': ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric database until laws pass parliament.

Court seeks IP address from Twitter for account allegedly linked to Seth Rich conspiracy

Court seeks IP address from Twitter for account allegedly linked to Seth Rich conspiracy

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu of Oakland, CA has issued a subpoena to Twitter asking the social media platform to provide the IP address and account registration information used to create and operate the Twitter account that has been established as the first link to an allegedly forged FBI document which some say is the root of the conspiracy surrounding the death of Seth Rich – a Democratic National Congress staffer who died in 2016.

Time for proof - Covid-19 strengthens the case for digital ID cards

Time for proof - Covid-19 strengthens the case for digital ID cards

In countries without a system of secure digital identities, the closure of bricks-and-mortar government offices and the shift of public services online have caused havoc (see article).Its “Aadhaar” biometric system has created digital identities for 1.3bn people.

How to purchase bitcoin 100% anonymously without ID

How to purchase bitcoin 100% anonymously without ID

Save the answer to the security question in the text file with the login and password.Then click “Approve Login!” .Now when you go back to the tab which asked you to check your email, you should see the following screen.

This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

In recent years, companies have been prowling the web for public photos associated with people’s names that they can use to build enormous databases of faces and improve their facial-recognition systems, adding to a growing sense that personal privacy is being lost, bit by digital bit.

Immunity passport

Immunity passport

Over the years, PI and our global network of partners have documented and challenged the growing push towards identity systems around the world - leading to some of the world’s largest biometric databases, as well as other technologies that can be used to track and profile individuals and communities.

The Future of Online Identity is Decentralized

The Future of Online Identity is Decentralized

Large internet corporations like Google and Facebook allow all to create an account on condition that some personally identifiable information is revealed, usually a phone number.Whether you choose authenticity or anonymity, decentralized identity proofs allow you to build a cross-platform online identity.

FreePN - 4 Tips to Stay Private While Job Hunting

FreePN - 4 Tips to Stay Private While Job Hunting

Sharing information such as your mailing address and phone number on a publicly available online resume is a bad idea; scammers sometimes use public resumes to look for identifying information and use that to employ phishing scams, blackmail, or identity theft.

Oracle's BlueKai Spilled Network Monitoring Data 'Billions of Documents'

Oracle's BlueKai Spilled Network Monitoring Data 'Billions of Documents'

An Oracle ad tech division responsible for monitoring 1 % of all web traffic has exposed billions of records through an unsecured server.By leaving a server unsecured without a password, Tech giant and data harvester Oracle has exposed billions of records of people around the globe.

Number Protector

Number Protector

This is important, because some services, like Twitter, will reject phone numbers not classified as mobile even if the number is SMS-enabled!We want our customers to choose to renew their Number Protector service, so we strive to always offer a fair price for our service.

'Having my identity stolen cost me £10,000'

'Having my identity stolen cost me £10,000'

"Criminals are targeting ID fraud as a lucrative business model and they're getting sophisticated in their use of social engineering [on the phone, text messages or on social media] which involves persuading people to give up personal information," Mr Haley said.

New Hasty Attempt to Tackle Fake News in Brazil Heavily Strikes Privacy and Free Expression

New Hasty Attempt to Tackle Fake News in Brazil Heavily Strikes Privacy and Free Expression

Social networks and private messaging applications would be obliged to keep the chain of all communications that have been forwarded tracking all its nodes, regardless of the distribution of the content was done maliciously at the source or along the chain.

To work together with law enforcement, Zoom won’t provide end-to-end encryption for free users

To work together with law enforcement, Zoom won’t provide end-to-end encryption for free users

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has admitted that he won’t provide end-to-end encryption to free users in favor of being able to work with law enforcement.Because we also want to work together, say, with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people that use Zoom for a bad purpose, right?”.

Happiness and the "default user"

Happiness and the "default user"

I propose the following question: Is it becoming increasingly difficult to achieve "happiness", in a society where all your habits, search queries, shopping trends, financial state, emotional state, contacts and so on are actively collected and processed for the simple goal of using it against you.

Acting Intelligence Chief says he's "increasingly concerned" over handling of sensitive U.S. person information among agencies and orders broad review

Acting Intelligence Chief says he's "increasingly concerned" over handling of sensitive U.S. person information among agencies and orders broad review

But Grenell wrote, "As the Acting Director of National Intelligence, I serve as the approving official for dissemination of unmasked congressional identity information...I have become increasingly concerned with intelligence reports that inconsistently apply the policies and procedures governing how U.S. person identities are masked.".

Australian State to Share Driver License Data with Biometrics Database

Australian State to Share Driver License Data with Biometrics Database

As ITNews reports, WA transport minister Rita Saffioti introduced Transport Legislation Amendment (Identity Matching Services) Bill 2020, which will allow photos, signatures, and other information to be shared with the NDLFRS database.

Coursicle  -  Loginless – A New Standard for User Identification

Coursicle - Loginless – A New Standard for User Identification

Option D (most convenient): if the user has ever provided us with their email or phone number, they can re-enter that PII and we'll send them a link they can use to associate their device with their UUID.

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Working and socialising from home has brought new risks to everyday life, as webcam meetings and chatroom cocktail hours contend with privacy invasions, phishing attacks and “zoombombings” – uninvited guests abusing the popular video service to broadcast shocking imagery to all.