Privacy On Social Media - It's Time to Stop Overthinking — Facts Overflow

Privacy On Social Media - It's Time to Stop Overthinking — Facts Overflow

Machine learning algorithms on these social media platforms are doing two tasks: displaying advertisements based on the user’s behavior and saving the user’s time by automatically doing what the user expects to do.

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Instead, a robot snitch that looks like a rolling trash can is programmed to decide whether a person looks suspicious—and then call the human police on them.This begs the question: Who gets reprimanded if a robot improperly harrasses an innocent person, or calls the police on them?

USBGuard · InfoSec Handbook – information security blog

USBGuard · InfoSec Handbook – information security blog

By default, USBGuard allows all USB devices that are currently connected to your machine.In your terminal, enter usbguard list-devices to see all USB devices that are connected to the system.If you connect another USB device to the machine, USBGuard blocks it by default.

Person of Interest

Person of Interest

Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people.Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen.

Facebook to take board seat at Linux Foundation after signing as Platinum member

Facebook to take board seat at Linux Foundation after signing as Platinum member

As part of its membership, that the company's head of open source, Kathy Kam, will have a seat on the Foundation's board.In a blog post announcing the membership, the Linux Foundation commended a number of Facebook projects that "leverage open source to unlock the potential of open innovation".

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

Paragraphs and sentences spat out by text-generation models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 are more pervasive and difficult to detect compared to other forms of content manipulated by AI algorithms, an expert warned.

Fawkes

Fawkes

The difference, however, is that if and when someone tries to use these photos to build a facial recognition model, "cloaked" images will teach the model an highly distorted version of what makes you look like you.

How Much is Your Online Privacy Worth? - About $3.50 According to a New Study - We’re Worth Far More Than That.

How Much is Your Online Privacy Worth? - About $3.50 According to a New Study - We’re Worth Far More Than That.

In an age where your personal data is being shared with far more companies than you can imagine, the folks at Tech Policy Institute decided to take a poll.Across all of the activities covered, Americans would only demand about $3.50/month on average to have each individual piece of personal data shared.

We don’t track you. Nothing, zero, zilch.

We don’t track you. Nothing, zero, zilch.

Apps often monitor users, create profiles, and sell data to advertisers for profit.For a while we’ve been relying on a unique user counting request stored on your computer.So, we’ve baked a tracker blocker right into the browser.

Coronavirus Concerns: More People Working from Home Means More Employer Tracking

Coronavirus Concerns: More People Working from Home Means More Employer Tracking

On Employer-provided assets, such as laptops, desktops, servers, etc, I’m 100% fine withinstalling NARCwarez.Now, if/when your boss requests you install their NARCware, install it in your newly converted virtual machine.

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75.Observant Firefox users on Windows who have updated the web browser to Firefox 75 may have noticed that the upgrade brought along with it a new scheduled tasks.

TSA Sued for Asking Child to Remove Pants to “Feel” Her Genitals

TSA Sued for Asking Child to Remove Pants to “Feel” Her Genitals

The reason is that Jamii is transgender — she was born male and now lives as a young woman — and the TSA screener operating a body scanner must press a “Male” or “Female” button for each passenger.

American schools enter the age of the electronic self-contained automated protective environment (ESCAPE)

American schools enter the age of the electronic self-contained automated protective environment (ESCAPE)

Evolv Technology, the company behind South Carolina schools' new weapons screening and threat protection system, was co-founded in 2013 by Mike Ellenbogen, a physicist and entrepreneur with a long career helping to shape the explosives detection industry.

FAA proposes nationwide real-time tracking system for all drones

FAA proposes nationwide real-time tracking system for all drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to launch a nationwide system to track drones in the sky in real-time, as well as connected pilot IDs. The proposed tracking network, unveiled in a draft document released by the FAA this week, would cover everything from small consumer drones to larger unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operated for commercial purposes, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Google reveals ‘Project Nightingale’ after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

Google reveals ‘Project Nightingale’ after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth,” and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data.

Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

Later that decade, the Advanced Research Projects Agency — a research funding arm of the Department of Defense created in response to Sputnik — determined they needed a network based on my theory so that their computer research centers could share work remotely.

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

“In general, we do not comment on dedicated, single cases,” Bernd Redecker, director of corporate security and fraud management at Diebold Nixdorf, said in a phone call.So far across the different states of Germany, 82 cases of ATM cash out is recorded.

Face recognition, bad people and bad data

Face recognition, bad people and bad data

So far, I’ve been talking about what happens when a face recognition system (or any machine learning system) gives inaccurate results, but an equal and opposite problem is that people can build a system that gives accurate results and then use those results for something we don’t like.

Explainer: What is post-quantum cryptography?

Explainer: What is post-quantum cryptography?

A report on quantum computing published last year by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine predicted that a powerful quantum computer running Shor’s algorithm would be capable of cracking a 1,024-bit implementation of RSA in less than a day.

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode

A case in point: for almost four years, AV products from Kaspersky Lab injected a unique identifier into the HTML of every website a user visited, making it possible for sites to identify people even when using incognito mode or when they switched between Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Which Linux distro is best for privacy?

Which Linux distro is best for privacy?

The Linux distros mentioned above are considered two of the best for privacy (both have very specific capabilities that makes each better for different use cases and threat models).

It's not that hard to unmask real people in anonymous data, researchers warn

It's not that hard to unmask real people in anonymous data, researchers warn

The Computational Privacy Group at Imperial College London has also created a tool to check how likely you'd be correctly re-identified in anonymous data sets.

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.

The Threats and Benefits of Facial Recognition: What Should we Know?

The Threats and Benefits of Facial Recognition: What Should we Know?

Despite the benefits that facial recognition brings to businesses, it also carries certain threats that are a subject of concern for both companies and users.

This Is How You're Being Manipulated

This Is How You're Being Manipulated

At a preliminary U.S. Senate hearing today on the subject of potentially putting legislative limits on the persuasiveness of technology - a diplomatic way of saying the addiction model the internet uses to keep people engaged and clicking - Tristan Harris, the executive director of the Center for Humane Technology, told lawmakers that while rules are important, what needs to come first is public awareness.

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

There’s a lot of personal data contained in your photos that AI can extract What’s not clear is whether Facebook also uses this information to target ads.

Are You Ready for a Wearable App That Tells Your Boss How Hard You’re Working?

Are You Ready for a Wearable App That Tells Your Boss How Hard You’re Working?

Dartmouth researchers have come up with a mobile-sensing system that judges employee performance “by monitoring the physical, emotional and behavioral well-being of workers to classify high and low performers.” I’m assuming the use of the word “well-being” in this context is ironic.

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

An additional document Project Veritas obtained, titled “Fair is Not the Default” says “People (like us) are programmed” after the results of machine learning fairness.

How does Upgrade Readiness in WA collects application inventory for your OMS workspace?

How does Upgrade Readiness in WA collects application inventory for your OMS workspace?

If you are not taking these monthly security updates, then force a full sync on your machines monthly by running these two commands as System (via Configuration Manager or other management system): -m: -f:DoCensusRun -m: -f:DoScheduledTelemetryRun ent Deploying and running the UR Script monthly also helps you understand the population of devices which are running stale versions of appraiser components.

Untochat

Untochat

NOTE: If you do not have PGP/GPG software, you can verify the Untochat installation ISO-image by comparing SHA1 and SHA256 hashes, but be warned: DOING SO COULD BE LESS SECURE!