Man who refused to decrypt hard drives is free after four years in jail

Man who refused to decrypt hard drives is free after four years in jail

Francis Rawls, a former police officer, had been in jail since 2015, when a federal judge held him in contempt for failing to decrypt two hard drives taken from his home.

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

The Government values feedback and input from all affected stakeholders and responses to this consultation will inform the final Bill to implement the economy-wide cash payment limit.

Bypassing anti-incognito detection in Google Chrome

Bypassing anti-incognito detection in Google Chrome

Using this information, I came up with a simple rule for detecting incognito mode i.e if the temporary storage quota <= 120MB then its safe to say that it’s an incognito window.

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Commercial satellite imagery is currently in a sweet spot: powerful enough to see a car, but not enough to tell the make and model; collected frequently enough for a farmer to keep tabs on crops’ health, but not so often that people could track the comings and goings of a neighbor.

Google now lets you auto-delete your app activity, location and web history

Google now lets you auto-delete your app activity, location and web history

As a middle ground, Google today announced that you can now auto-delete your location history and web and app activity by setting a time limit for how long Google can save this data.

No KYC Exchanges List

No KYC Exchanges List

This is a verified list of cryptocurrency bitcoin exchanges that have no KYC/AML and don’t need documents to trade. Exchanges that let you trade Bitcoin, Ethereum etc futures, perpetual markets and margin leverage with no ID verification and no KYC check.

The spy in your car! EU's speed-limiter system has a 'black box' recorder to track your every move

The spy in your car! EU's speed-limiter system has a 'black box' recorder to track your every move

‘Big Brother’ fears emerged yesterday about EU plans to fit speed-limiting technology in new cars. But privacy campaigners fear such data could be exploited by insurance firms to turn down a claim if someone was shown to be driving at only slightly over the speed limit.

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

The 170,000 hours of incredibly sensitive calls were stored on an open web server without any encryption or authentication, leaving personal information completely exposed for anyone with a web browser. Phone calls to the MEDICALL help service were stored as WAV audio files on an unsecured server.

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Image source Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) are partnering for a reported $45 million. There are risks to both individuals and whole populations from the gathering and processing of data from humanitarian activities.

Extensions: Implement Manifest V3

Extensions: Implement Manifest V3

Beside causing uBO and uMatrix to no longer be able to exist, it's really concerning that the proposed declarativeNetRequest API will make it impossible to come up with new and novel filtering engine designs, as the declarativeNetRequest API is no more than the implementation of one specific filtering engine, and a rather limited one (the 30,000 limit is not sufficient to enforce the famous EasyList alone).

Everything guide for the privacy conscious

Everything guide for the privacy conscious

Calendar syncing Use a self-hosted Next Cloud running with the Calendar app enabled. Note taking Use Standard Notes , end-to-end encrypted syncing with apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android.

How To Protect Your Personal Information On Social Media

How To Protect Your Personal Information On Social Media

Social media is a great way to express opinions, read news, keep in touch with family and friends, and watch the world burn in real time on Twitter.

European Complaints Against Data Brokers

European Complaints Against Data Brokers

Privacy International has filed complaints against 7 data brokers (Acxiom, Oracle), ad-tech companies (Criteo, Quantcast, Tapad), and credit referencing agencies (Equifax, Experian) with data protection authorities in France, Ireland, and the UK.

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Choffnes developed an app named Wehe that he’s been using to track how wireless carriers are treating user data in the wake of the repeal of net neutrality rules last June.

Julia Reda – Where EU member states stand on upload filters and the “link tax”

Julia Reda – Where EU member states stand on upload filters and the “link tax”

By no means is the new mandatory teaching exception supposed to limit what is allowed under the existing optional exception for research and education.

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

And worst of all, we expect these powers to come in a routine Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, with no chance for meaningful debate on how best to limit the government’s authority to intercept or destroy drones.