He did this by pretending to be a U.S. Marshal with the "Georgia Fugitive Task Force" to T-Mobile, which then provided Edens with the location of Johnson's phone in a handy Google Maps interface—"pinging" the phone, in industry parlance.
In the paper Emotionless: Privacy-Preserving Speech Analysis for Voice Assistants, researchers propose adding a privacy-preserving intermediate layer between users and cloud services.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.
After MongoDB database was left open, containing 700,000 customer records, Choice Hotels, a hospitality giant, fell victim to hackers this week due to MongoDB's data breach. According to Choice Hotels, other fields that contained passwords, reservation details and payment information only contained test data, according to a news report.
“What we did here is we studied the system and we showed that actually there is a vulnerability that exists in their system that allows us to use their system and to send carefully created queries that allow us to extract — to exfiltrate — information from the data-set that the system is supposed to protect,” explains Imperial College’s Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, one of five co-authors of the paper.
“This week, reports disclosed that Facebook has been paying third-parties to transcribe private audio conversations of Facebook users. This week, reports disclosed that Facebook has been paying third-parties to transcribe private audio conversations of Facebook users.
The Irish regulator, which takes the lead in overseeing Facebook in Europe, said it’s already looking at similar data processing by Google, Apple and Microsoft.
An investigation by the ABC has revealed that the personal health information of over 300 people applying for Australian visas was accidentally emailed to an incorrect address as a result of a "typo".The report details that the email containing information on 317 individuals was incorrectly sent to a member of the general public in 2015.Bupa is contracted by the Department of Home Affairs to assess the health of people applying for visas and permanent residency in Australia.
Another user who was affected said they could read another person’s Credit Factors — including derogatory credit marks — but that the Credit Report tab with that user’s personal information, like names and addresses, was blank.
Security experts have issued a warning after three gay hookup apps - including Grindr - and a threesome app were found to expose users' exact locations, just by knowing the publicly available username.
A Nashville corporation paid at least $300,000 in ransom to an extortionist who claimed he stole private info of thousands of employees and more than a million customers, according to new court records from an ongoing FBI investigation.
Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra, told Threatpost that it’s problematic if someone concerned about being located is opting to share information with a dating app in the first place.
"I write to ask that you protect your customers’ privacy—and U.S. national security—from foreign hackers and spies by limiting the time you keep records about your customers’ communications, web browsing, app usage and movements," Wyden's letter addressed to the CEOs of each teleco reads.
But many of these apps, said Hastings, send user or device data to third-party data analytics companies — often to monetize your information — without your explicit consent, instead burying the details in their privacy policies.
The increasing popularity of Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Assistant has triggered concerns from politicians and privacy enforcers over how some companies handle recordings from users interacting with their voice assistants.
In a follow-up that wasn’t deleted until after Ars asked Southwest for comment, Emilia went on to include the flight number of the plane the consultant was boarding.
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.
The ruling is the first decision of an American appellate court directly addressing the unique privacy harms posed by the face recognition technology being increasingly pushed on members of the public without their knowledge and consent.
Siri records fights, doctor’s appointments, and sex (and contractors hear it)The Microsoft news takes a slightly different spin than the recent allegations faced by Apple, Google, and Amazon. A whistleblower informed Motherboard that contractors are reviewing recordings not just with the company's Cortana assistant but also conversations conducted on its Skype service.
Marketing firm Hyp3r has been scraping millions of users' public data from the -owned photo-sharing app — tracking people's locations, saving their Stories posts (which are supposed to disappear after 24 hours), and gathering other information about them.
The breach is reported to affect approximately 6 million Canadians and 100 million Americans whose personal information has been accessed without authorization. For more information about the Capital One data breach and what the company is doing to respond please see Capital One’s website here.
Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company's Siri voice assistant is violating customer privacy by allegedly recording users without their consent. The lawsuit alleges Siri users are being recorded without their consent and accuses Apple of failing to inform consumers that could happen.
Twitter recently revealed to its users that their privacy settings may not have been protecting their data from Twitter’s ad partners, which constitutes a breach in privacy. Targeted advertising leads us to Twitter’s second bug; Twitter used their inference system to serve “relevant” ads to all of their users, ignoring their privacy settings.
Each scenario asks you to consider whether or not you would share your own personal biometric data with a hypothetical car manufacturer in return for a benefit .
More healthcare providers have confirmed that they were affected by American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) data breach over the last few days. Here is the list of entities affected by the AMCA data breach and the number of records exposed.