533M Facebook users' data leaked

533M Facebook users' data leaked

The database has been online since last June .Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, said on Saturday the database appears to be the same set of Facebook-linked telephone numbers that have been circulating in hacker circles since January and whose existence was first reported by tech publication Motherboard.“If you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked,” Gal tweeted.

I2PChat - Instant Messenger

I2PChat - Instant Messenger

July, 2020 Set ECIES and ED25519 as default sigtype/encryption Add support for optional web page to display user profile at .b32 address Remove insecure DSA_SHA1 from Signature Types Add ECIES (Ratchet) encryption type to new profiles (UI option coming soon!)

She didn't know her kidnapper. But he was using Google Maps — and that cracked the case.

She didn't know her kidnapper. But he was using Google Maps — and that cracked the case.

Over the next few days, Google representatives helped Draeger update his warrant to allow the company to search beyond the airport, where hundreds of devices had been using the app at the time of the attack, and look for devices used in additional scenes linked to the crime, including the abduction point and a bar in Chicago where M.D.’s credit card was used the following night.

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

After five years of offering unlimited free photo backups at “high quality,” Google Photos will start charging for storage once more than 15 gigs on the account have been used.

PIA’s NextGen VPN network is a huge deal, update to try it out now

PIA’s NextGen VPN network is a huge deal, update to try it out now

ShareTweet The Private Internet Access Next Generation Network is online and functional, but you need to be using the latest version of the PIA client on your device to take full advantage of it.

Plenty more phish in the sea - During the pandemic a digital crimewave has flooded the internet

Plenty more phish in the sea - During the pandemic a digital crimewave has flooded the internet

Interpol’s cyber-crime division, however, reports that, as the pandemic has worn on, criminal networks have increasingly shifted their targets away from individuals and small businesses to big companies, governments and critical infrastructure.

Attorney General Becerra Announces Approval of Final Regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Attorney General Becerra Announces Approval of Final Regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).Proposed final regulations were submitted to the OAL by Attorney General Becerra on June 1, 2020.

Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules

Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules

Although he was backed by UK civil rights organization Liberty, Bridges lost his suit in 2019, but the Court of Appeal today overturned that ruling, finding that the South Wales Police facial recognition program was unlawful.

Facebook Adds $100M to Privacy Settlement in Bid to Satisfy Skeptical Judge

Facebook Adds $100M to Privacy Settlement in Bid to Satisfy Skeptical Judge

With this alternative perspective — namely, Facebook could be looking at a damages award three to five times the settlement figure and possibly more ("I'd also like to understand why there was no discussion whatsoever on why this is not a case where the enhanced damages of $5,000 per person are on the table," said the judge at the June 4 hearing) — the parties went back into mediation and came to a revised agreement.

Government admits breaking privacy law with NHS test and trace

Government admits breaking privacy law with NHS test and trace

“The reckless behaviour of this government in ignoring a vital and legally required safety step known as the data protection impact assessment (DPIA) has endangered public health,” said Jim Killock, the executive director of Open Rights Group (ORG).

The background to EU citizens' court win over US tech giants

The background to EU citizens' court win over US tech giants

June 2018: Schrems files his second case against Facebook Ireland, arguing that the standard contractual clauses and the EU-US Privacy Shield are invalid, as they do not fully protect citizens’ rights.

13% of my website visitors block Google Analytics

13% of my website visitors block Google Analytics

This ranged from 6% on a lifestyle site, 9% on a foodie site to 26% on a tech site (the website you’re on).21% of laptop/desktop users, 57% of Firefox users, 53% of Linux users and 65% of DuckDuckGo users block Google Analytics.

This Game Is Collecting Your Steam Log Ins For “Marketing Purposes,” But Can’t Ensure Data Security

This Game Is Collecting Your Steam Log Ins For “Marketing Purposes,” But Can’t Ensure Data Security

In fact, most of us don’t even know what personal data many Steam games collect which is why even the most invasive EULA agreements slide right by us.However, NETICTECH cannot ensure or warrant the security of any data against any possible loss or unauthorized access.

FBI reportedly used top spy plane to monitor Black Lives Matter protests

FBI reportedly used top spy plane to monitor Black Lives Matter protests

The FBI used one of its most advanced spy plans to monitor the Black Lives Matter protests in DC earlier this month, Buzzfeed's Peter Aldhous reported.

Serious Xbox Security Breach Allows Gamertag Spoofing

Serious Xbox Security Breach Allows Gamertag Spoofing

A major Xbox security breach allows anyone to spoof your Gamertag and send offensive messages that could get you banned.A video of this security breach in action was posted on Reddit that shows how many Xbox Live users fell victims to it already.

Woman Sues TSA for Inserting Fingers Inside of Her During “Search”

Woman Sues TSA for Inserting Fingers Inside of Her During “Search”

While typically body scanner alarms are resolved with a quick and limited (yet still often invasive) pat-down right next to the machine, the screener directed Michele to a “private room.” Screening in a private room is supposed to be an option offered to passengers who feel more comfortable (an option I advise all travelers against taking at all costs), but for Michele it was mandatory.

Following Mitsubishi, Pasco and Kobe Steel Disclose Data Breaches

Following Mitsubishi, Pasco and Kobe Steel Disclose Data Breaches

Both, Pasco and Kobe Steel’s official statements said that no damage has been done in either of the data breach attempts as no information leakage had been discovered so far during the joint investigations carried out by the Ministry of Defense and various government and state authorities.

Desjardins Group data breach hit all 4.2 million members: Quebec finance minister

Desjardins Group data breach hit all 4.2 million members: Quebec finance minister

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A June data breach that hit Canada’s Desjardins Group has affected all of the financial cooperative’s 4.2 million members, prompting government reforms to protect personal information in the Canadian province of Quebec, an official said on Friday.

'They wanted me gone': Edward Snowden tells of whistleblowing, his AI fears and six years in Russia

'They wanted me gone': Edward Snowden tells of whistleblowing, his AI fears and six years in Russia

In an exclusive two-hour interview in Moscow to mark the publication of his memoirs, Permanent Record, Snowden said dire warnings that his disclosures would cause harm had not come to pass, and even former critics now conceded “we live in a better, freer and safer world” because of his revelations.

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

Which might all be fairly impressive if the oven didn't have a weird habit of turning itself on in the middle of the night: "The first documented overnight preheat occurred in May. A group member wrote that he roasted potatoes around 5PM one night and left them to cool in the oven.

Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website!

Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website!

On June 24th after 90 days of waiting, the last day before the public disclosure deadline, I discovered that Zoom had only implemented the ‘quick fix’ solution originally suggested.

Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

San Francisco—On Monday, June 8, at 11 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU, Common Sense Media, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and Consumer Reports will hold a conference call to brief reporters about five bills designed to weaken consumer privacy protections that are set for hearing in the California Senate.

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.

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Here's a close-up: While this only proves that Revere was a highly connected individual, a bridge between various social circles, that would have made him a person of interest at the very least, and all the crown needed was a little bit of metadata to know precisely who to target for a deeper investigation.

Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

Moscow-based cyber security provider Kaspersky Lab said the attack took place between June and November last year and was used to deliver a software update with a “backdoor” that would give hackers access to infected machines.

U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by improperly sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog.

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent.

Princeton Web Census Data Release

Princeton Web Census Data Release

Now we are releasing the entire Princeton Web Census data -- about 15 terabytes -- containing privacy measurements of 1 million sites conducted each month from December 2015 to June 2018.

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

And since becoming president, Mr. Trump has agreed to a slightly cumbersome arrangement of having two official phones: one for Twitter and other apps, and one for calls.

Infographic: A Look At Data Breach Laws By State

Infographic: A Look At Data Breach Laws By State

A data breach is “the unauthorized acquisition of covered information that compromises security, integrity or confidentiality," according to software company Digital Guardian. How strict are your state’s data breach laws?” Digital Guardian said.