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.

Bakkt’s bitcoin futures and warehouse to debut in September

Bakkt’s bitcoin futures and warehouse to debut in September

Withapproval by the New York State Department of Financial Services to create Bakkt Trust Company, a qualified custodian, the Bakkt Warehouse will custody bitcoin for physically delivered futures. And by now, digital asset markets are global and well-developed, but they have largely been designed to serve retail customers rather than institutional participants.

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

A new Google study this week confirmed the obvious: internet users need to stop using the same password for multiple websites unless they’re keen on having their data hijacked, their identity stolen, or worse.

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.

U.S. appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

U.S. appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google’s class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing “cookies” in their browsers, but paying those users nothing for their troubles.

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Starting since version 1.30 , the Mac, Linux, and Windows Private Internet Access (PIA) desktop clients have come with the ability to change the selected Name Server from PIA’s Domain Name System (DNS) servers to using one of PIA’s Handshake Name System (HNS) servers.

Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what?

Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what?

Citing the threat posed by violent criminals using encryption to hide their activities from law enforcement, Barr said that information security "should not come at the expense of making us more vulnerable in the real world."

What a No-Carrier Phone Could Look Like

What a No-Carrier Phone Could Look Like

You could flip the Cellular Modem Hardware Kill Switch (HKS) on your Librem 5 and still call or text from your primary phone number while at that coffee-shop WiFi. This would offer you the ability to have a no-carrier phone–in either form–that now you only have when on WiFi–which means no triangulation-location tracking from cellular towers.

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' for Internet Abuse

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' for Internet Abuse

It aspires to be a central outlet for the study of all manner of internet abuse, assembling for visiting researchers the necessary machine learning tools, big data analysts, and perhaps most importantly, access to major tech platforms' user data—a key to the project that may hinge on which tech firms cooperate, and to what degree.

Social Media

Social Media

Instead of an employee threaten the integrity of your group’s online security, it is in your best interests to implement an Internet filtering solution from TitanHQ.

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. Far from gouging consumers, many of their services are free (users pay, in effect, by handing over yet more data).

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.

“Anonymous” Data Won’t Protect Your Identity

“Anonymous” Data Won’t Protect Your Identity

In the past several years, Montjoye and other researchers have published studies that reidentified individuals from sets such as anonymized shopping data or health records.

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

A team of researchers from Microsoft, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon have revealed a study showing that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on your porn viewing habits with trackers and using incognito mode or private browsing does not stop it.

Russian lawmakers want to restrict email access by telephone verification, and force providers to block banned information

Russian lawmakers want to restrict email access by telephone verification, and force providers to block banned information

Led by senators Andrey Klishas and Alexander Bashkin, the lawmakers have also proposed requiring email services to block messages containing information banned in Russia within 24 hours of being notified by the state authorities.“The adoption of this legislation will significantly reduce the number of false terrorist messages distributed through email services, create the legal conditions for bringing criminals to justice, and reduce the economic damage from such communications,” claims the draft law’s explanatory note.

Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access now accepts anonymous payments through BEAM, providing our users with yet another way to protect their privacy and anonymity when signing up for our service. On the next page, simply add the email address you use for BEAM and verify it, then click “Pay Now”.

Digital Security Guides

Digital Security Guides

Reporters Without Borders provides information about digital security concepts for journalists. Social networks, email services, clouds: Journalists rely on many different services for their jobs – which may handle a lot of information that Journalists have to protect at every cost.

Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation

Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation

Officials from the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace stated that the new rule was “aimed at enhancing the protection of citizens, government bodies and private companies from hacker attacks, Internet fraudsters and other types of cyber threats,” but that clearly doesn’t seem to be the case.

Kazakhstan begins intercepting citizens’ web traffic to ‘protect them from cyber threats’

Kazakhstan begins intercepting citizens’ web traffic to ‘protect them from cyber threats’

The Kazakhstan government has started to intercept all HTTPS traffic from all devices within its borders effective July 17, reports ZDNet. Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the government to force their citizens to install a state-authorized certificate on all devices, and all browsers.

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps To Enhance Private Search

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps To Enhance Private Search

To keep up with these mapping apps, DuckDuckGo recently integrated Apple’s MapKit JS framework to provide more effective address searches, improved satellite imagery, and so on.

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

Shenzhen-based Semptian is using the devices to enhance the capabilities of internet surveillance and censorship technology it provides to human rights-abusing security agencies in China, according to sources and documents.

DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain Mozilla tells UK ISP's

DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain Mozilla tells UK ISP's

The UK ISPA earlier this week proposed Mozilla, self-styled defender of internet freedom, as a black hat for its "proposed approach to introduce DNS-over-HTTPS in such a way as to bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.".

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser maker for its proposed effort to roll out the security feature, which they say will allow users to “bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.”.

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

While, the Villain nominees take in the impact of new technical standards on existing online protections, the balance between freedom of expression and copyright online and the global telecoms supply chain.

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

"The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today," he said. The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today.

Declaration of Digital Independence

Declaration of Digital Independence

Social media applications should make available data input by the user, at the user’s sole discretion, to be distributed by all other publishers according to common, global standards and protocols, just as are email and blogs, with no publisher being privileged by the network above another.

GitHub - nickspaargaren/pihole-google: Completely block Google and its services

GitHub - nickspaargaren/pihole-google: Completely block Google and its services

The GAFAM is an acronym used to describe the five multinational technology companies Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, taking the first letters of all these companies. Feel free to criticize our blocklist to make it better and better.

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources

WASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Hey advertisers, track THIS

Hey advertisers, track THIS

Earlier this month we announced Enhanced Tracking Protection on by default for new users in our flagship Firefox Quantum browser as a way to stop third-party cookies in their tracks. When you’re done with the experiment, get Firefox with Enhanced Tracking Protection to block third-party tracking cookies by default.

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