Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

This is known as transport encryption, which is different from end-to-end encryption because the Zoom service itself can access the unencrypted video and audio content of Zoom meetings.

Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

Zoom is a work-from-home privacy disaster waiting to happen

We reached out to Zoom in an effort to determine whether meeting participants are notified if and when hosts enable attendee attention tracking, but received no immediate response.However, there's more: That said, Zoom does use certain standard advertising tools which require Personal Data (think, for example, Google Ads and Google Analytics).

Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.

Zoom Calls Aren't as Private as You May Think. Here's What You Should Know.

"Zoom should update their terms to ensure that data collected during meetings from any participant or host is explicitly excluded from any advertising or marketing use, and that they don't view and tag video footage to train AI for facial or object recognition," says Justin Brookman, director of privacy and technology policy at Consumer Reports.

Federal government in talks with tech groups to use phone location data to track coronavirus: report

Federal government in talks with tech groups to use phone location data to track coronavirus: report

The federal government is in talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about ways to use smartphone location data to tackle the coronavirus, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Google workers sidestepping controversial Chrome tool sparks security worries

Google workers sidestepping controversial Chrome tool sparks security worries

Stephen Shankland/CNET Google is facing a backlash over an internal tool for the company's Chrome browser that some employees worry is intended for spying on workers organizing protests and discussing workplace issues.

India Reportedly Building World’s Largest Facial Recognition System

India Reportedly Building World’s Largest Facial Recognition System

According to CNN, the project will create a single, centralized database that law-enforcement agencies from across the country’s 29 states and seven union territories would have access to.

Detroit cops arrest police commissioner, protester at raucous public meeting

Detroit cops arrest police commissioner, protester at raucous public meeting

Twitter/Alan Campbell Detroit police yank police commissioner Willie Burton from his seat. Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton was yanked out of his seat and arrested during a public meeting Thursday because the chairwoman wanted him to stop talking.

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.

New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation

New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation

The current ULC proposal appropriately balances the rights of property owners with the needs of drone operators to access airspace. The current version strikes a reasonable balance between the concerns of property owners and the rights of drone operators.

Banning end-to-end encryption being considered by Trump team- 9to5Mac

Banning end-to-end encryption being considered by Trump team- 9to5Mac

Senior Trump administration officials met on Wednesday to discuss whether to seek legislation prohibiting tech companies from using forms of encryption that law enforcement can’t break — a provocative step that would reopen a long-running feud between federal authorities and Silicon Valley.

We projected “Fire Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night

We projected “Fire Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night

We projected “Fire Mark Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night. Zuckerberg has been the sole leader of Facebook for its entire 15 years of existence. Ousting Mark Zuckerberg is an important first step toward affecting real change.

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

Image copyright Amazon Image caption A proposal to ban government use of the Rekognition system failed to attract mass support at Amazon's annual general meeting An attempted shareholder revolt over Amazon's sale of facial recognition technology to the police mustered less than 3% of votes cast at the firm's annual general meeting.

Australia threatens social media laws that could jail tech executives

Australia threatens social media laws that could jail tech executives

Following the livestreamed New Zealand mosque shooting that left 50 dead in Christchurch, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is looking to crack down on extremist content on social media.

We met to discuss BBFC's voluntary age verification privacy scheme, but BBFC did not attend

We met to discuss BBFC's voluntary age verification privacy scheme, but BBFC did not attend

For PCI DSS, the banks and their customers have more to lose than the processors For Age Verification, site users have more to lose than the processors, however only the processors seem likely to be involved in setting the standard We look forward to BBFC agreeing to meet us to discuss the outcome of the roundtable we held about their scheme, and to discuss our concerns about the new voluntary privacy standard.

Privacy is a human right, we need a GDPR for the world: Microsoft CEO

Privacy is a human right, we need a GDPR for the world: Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella, who has been shifting Microsoft's focus to cloud computing, said he would welcome clearer regulations as every company and industry grappled with the data age.

Apps on smartphones are selling and sharing our location data 24/7

Apps on smartphones are selling and sharing our location data 24/7

According to the latest research from The New York Times, many popular, seemingly harmless Android and iOS apps are tracking our location throughout the day and seven days a week.

Israeli Company Sold iPhone Spyware To Saudis Knowing Riyadh Would Purge Dissidents

Israeli Company Sold iPhone Spyware To Saudis Knowing Riyadh Would Purge Dissidents

This has now been confirmed in detail by a new bombshell investigative report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, which outlines how NSO Group representatives met with Saudi intelligence officials in Vienna in 2017 in order to demonstrate the powerful and easy hacking capability of its advanced Pagasus 3 system, which using a mere SIM card number can turn a person's phone into an all-purpose spying device sweeping up the user's voice conversations, camera, messages, and social media usage.

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

You visit the website of an international immigrants' rights group, a fact that is available to the government through mass Internet surveillance. We don't yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political causes and positive social change tomorrow, but they're around.

Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn’t use computers says he’s also not familiar with cybersecurity

Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn’t use computers says he’s also not familiar with cybersecurity

At Thursday’s meeting of the Lower House Cabinet Committee, Sakurada — who also serves as minister for the 2020 Tokyo Games — faced his first question-and-answer session on a bill to revise the Basic Act on Cybersecurity.

WhatsApp India formed, to begin operations soon

WhatsApp India formed, to begin operations soon

In his last meeting with Daniels, Prasad requested him to devise ways to trace the origins of fake messages, set up a local corporate entity and appoint a grievance officer to address complaints to curb the spread of deadly rumours.

Facebook and Google seek assurances from UK about impact of Brexit deal

Facebook and Google seek assurances from UK about impact of Brexit deal

Google’s UK head Ronan Harris is understood to have asked ministers about the potential impact of Brexit on laws around the transfer of data. Google’s advertising business relies heavily upon retaining user data, and Brexit will see the government have to form a new data-sharing agreement with the European Union.

Aaron Jones - Introduction to I2P

Aaron Jones - Introduction to I2P

Presented at the Phoenix Linux Users Group's security session on March 15th 2018 Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. If you like what you see here, the Phoenix Linux Users Group meets several times a month.

Why The Tech Industry Wants Federal Control Over Data Privacy Laws

Why The Tech Industry Wants Federal Control Over Data Privacy Laws

New laws in Europe and California are forcing tech companies to protect users' privacy or risk big fines. If the California law spread to other states, Kaplan said, it would present an even bigger problem than privacy provisions in Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Donald Trump: White House drafts order to investigate Google, Facebook business practices

Donald Trump: White House drafts order to investigate Google, Facebook business practices

If signed, the order would represent a significant escalation of Trump’s antipathy toward Google, Facebook, and other social media companies, whom he has publicly accused of silencing conservative voices and news sources online.“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices," Trump said on Twitter in August.

Opinion | Australia Wants to Take Government Surveillance to the Next Level

Opinion | Australia Wants to Take Government Surveillance to the Next Level

That’s why the main intelligence agencies of the Anglophone world are now hoping that Australia will lead the charge in developing ways to get decrypt information at will, and to tap into data that was previously kept secret.