Google tests smart displays that activate without a wake word

Google tests smart displays that activate without a wake word

Instead, the feature codenamed “Blue Steel” could allow the device to simply sense your presence, and proactively listen for commands without first needing to hear the wake word.

ISPs Are Monitoring IPTV Pirates' Activities, Court Documents Reveal * TorrentFreak

ISPs Are Monitoring IPTV Pirates' Activities, Court Documents Reveal * TorrentFreak

Users of pirate IPTV services in the UK and Ireland are most likely being monitored by one or more major ISPs. Secret traffic analysis, provided to the High Court in a recent blocking case involving UEFA, reveals that studies were carried out in connection with Sky which determined many subscribers were accessing pirate IPTV platforms via the ISP.Blocking of regular piracy websites has been a feature of anti-piracy enforcement in Europe for almost 15 years.

Tails - Tails report for September, 2020

Tails - Tails report for September, 2020

Disable the feature to Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot in the Wi-Fi settings because it doesn't work in Tails.Settled on a new policy for kernel updates, that balances rapid hardware enablement with lower risk of regressions (#17911).

How India Censors The Web

How India Censors The Web

We run these tests for each website in our corpus from connections of six different ISPs (Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, MTNL, BSNL, and ACT), which together serve more than 98% of Internet users in India .

The Department of Justice wants to stop California from having net neutrality

The Department of Justice wants to stop California from having net neutrality

In the case of broadband privacy which was passed at the state level in Maine , the internet service providers (ISPs) actually tried to stop the law from being enacted by claiming that their right to selling profiles of user internet activity and history is part of their constitutional right to free speech .

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans on user devices

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans on user devices

The new law would force internet service providers (ISPs) to install government hardware at their data centers which would reroute data to law enforcement, and then on to its intended destination so the target is blissfully unaware that their communications and even software updates are being proxied.

France passes legislation to block adult websites that don’t comply with new age verification framework

France passes legislation to block adult websites that don’t comply with new age verification framework

France plans to implement an age verification system for pornography and expand website blocking powers to punish non-compliant websites.The new law would grant the French audiovisual authority, CSA, the power to verify that adult websites are properly implementing age verification.

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Comcast has agreed to be the first home broadband internet provider to handle secure DNS-over-HTTPS queries for Firefox browser users in the US, Mozilla has announced.

Andrew Yang unveils Data Dividend Project to make tech companies pay for your personal information

Andrew Yang unveils Data Dividend Project to make tech companies pay for your personal information

Andrew Yang is making headlines again with a new endeavor called the Data Dividend Project that would make tech companies pay users for the personal information given up while using a company’s products and services.

India blocks more webpages than Pakistan, Bahrain and UAE combined: Chilling details emerge

India blocks more webpages than Pakistan, Bahrain and UAE combined: Chilling details emerge

As per Citizen Lab, a combination of publicly available "IP scanning, network measurement data, and other technical tests" were used to identify Netsweeper installations first in 30 countries, and then the list was narrowed down to 10 countries where the filter of content was taking place at a country-wide level by ISPs. Censorship attempts in India worse than Pakistan, Bahrain and UAE combined.

Find out if your ISP implements BGP safely

Find out if your ISP implements BGP safely

Cloudflare launched Is BGP safe yet recently that provides Internet users with a test to find out whether their Internet Service Provider (ISP) has implemented a certification system to make BGP safer to use.

How often does your IP address change without a VPN?

How often does your IP address change without a VPN?

Specifically, the study looks at IP address retention periods of internet service providers (ISPs) around the world.Of the ten countries, the study found that ISPs in the Netherlands showed the highest average IP address retention period at a whopping 36.96 days between IP address changes.

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

The issue lies in Zoom's "Company Directory" setting, which automatically adds other people to a user's lists of contacts if they signed up with an email address that shares the same domain.

Whisper app exposes intimate secrets of nearly a billion users

Whisper app exposes intimate secrets of nearly a billion users

An investigation by The Washington Post, however, has revealed that Whisper left the information of nearly 900 million users exposed to anyone that wanted to view it, located in a database that wasn’t password protected and was accessible by the public.

ISPs sue Maine; claim their First Amendment right to free speech allows them to sell your internet history

ISPs sue Maine; claim their First Amendment right to free speech allows them to sell your internet history

“prohibits a provider of broadband Internet access service from using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to customer personal information unless the customer expressly consents to that use, disclosure, sale or access.

Forcing us to get consent before selling browser histories violates our free speech, US ISPs claim

Forcing us to get consent before selling browser histories violates our free speech, US ISPs claim

The case was brought this month by four telco industry groups in response to a new state-level law aimed at providing Maine residents with privacy protections killed at the federal level by the FCC just days before they were due to take effect.

The Indian government is reportedly cracking down on VPN usage in Jammu & Kashmir

The Indian government is reportedly cracking down on VPN usage in Jammu & Kashmir

The Army stops citizens and checks their phones for VPN applications while the internet service providers (ISPs) in the region are sending written notices to users to attempt to discourage them from VPN use.

ISPs sue Maine, claim Web-privacy law violates their free-speech rights

ISPs sue Maine, claim Web-privacy law violates their free-speech rights

As Mills' announcement in June said, the state law "prohibits a provider of broadband Internet access service from using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to customer personal information unless the customer expressly consents to that use, disclosure, sale or access.

AT&T is blocking Tutanota. This shows why we must fight for net neutrality.

AT&T is blocking Tutanota. This shows why we must fight for net neutrality.

A free Internet guarantees that all online services are being treated equally: Right now we can access any website at the same speed.Without net neutrality ISPs could, for instance, offer a 'US bundle', which allows users to use certain US services like Google, Facebook and Twitter without any data limit.

Survey finds majority of Americans are concerned about data collection by governments and companies

Survey finds majority of Americans are concerned about data collection by governments and companies

The thing about internet tracking and surveillance is that when it comes to online privacy both companies and governments have been historically caught lying to the public or just straight up selling private data legally .

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

Mozilla is ramping up its program to stop snooping ISPs

To eliminate the temptation for ISPs to peek, Mozilla began offering a service that encrypts DNS requests and sends them to providers that pledge not to log or share your data, rather than to your ISP’s own, unencrypted DNS server.

Russia - Censored Planet

Russia - Censored Planet

We used this authoritative blocklist that contains more than 130,000 domains to perform an in-depth investigation into the Russian government’s censorship policy by collecting measurement data from residential, data center and infrastructural vantage points.

Here's everything Google announced at its big product event

Here's everything Google announced at its big product event

Google unveiled its newest smartphone, the Pixel 4, alongside a revamped pair of Pixel Buds and several new Nest smart home devices at its annual hardware event in New York on Tuesday.

PayPal withdraws support for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

PayPal withdraws support for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

In a statement given to The Verge, Dante Disparte, the Libra Association’s head of policy and communications, reaffirmed the nonprofit’s commitment to “build a generational payment network.

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Google and Mozilla are trying to address these concerns by adding support in their browsers for sending DNS queries over the encrypted HTTPS protocol.Despite insinuations from telecom companies, Google says, the company has no plans to switch Chrome users to its own DNS servers.

Encrypted DNS could help close the biggest privacy gap on the Internet. Why are some groups fighting against it?

Encrypted DNS could help close the biggest privacy gap on the Internet. Why are some groups fighting against it?

Alongside technologies like TLS 1.3 and encrypted SNI, DoH has the potential to provide tremendous privacy protections.But to avoid having this technology deployment produce such a powerful centralizing effect, EFF is calling for widespread deployment of DNS over HTTPS support by Internet service providers themselves.

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

It’s now clear that the government’s plan to limit the protests from a technological perspective are starting with the VPNs. It is now official: The Great Firewall of China has expanded to block in Hong Kong.

To end HK protests, the government plans to force ISPs to block apps used by protesters

To end HK protests, the government plans to force ISPs to block apps used by protesters

The Hong Kong government has drawn up plans to use executive orders to force internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict certain applications in Hong Kong as a way to disrupt the successful mass organization of those in the HK protests.

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Such restrictions imposed by executive orders would completely ruin the uniqueness and value of Hong Kong as a telecommunications hub, a pillar of success as an international financial centre.

Cops Are Giving Amazon's Ring Your Real-Time 911 Caller Data

Cops Are Giving Amazon's Ring Your Real-Time 911 Caller Data

According to some internal documents, police CAD data is received by Ring’s “Neighbors News team” and is then reformatted before being posted on Neighbors in the form of an “alert” to users in the vicinity of the alleged incident.