Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn’s in the hot seat

Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn’s in the hot seat

“No private member account data from LinkedIn was included” “We have investigated an alleged set of LinkedIn data that has been posted for sale and have determined that it is actually an aggregation of data from a number of websites and companies,” reads LinkedIn’s statement.

Dual-use digital surveillance technologies finally get regulated – a little

Dual-use digital surveillance technologies finally get regulated – a little

“Out of Control: Failing EU Laws for Digital Surveillance Export”, noted that “The current European Union export regulation framework fails to protect human rights.” The document provides a good introduction to the region’s digital surveillance exports, and how these tools are already being abused, notably by the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

If the future of privacy is cookieless, what happens to the ad tech industry when third-party cookies go away?

If the future of privacy is cookieless, what happens to the ad tech industry when third-party cookies go away?

And, that history of adjusting to change, is why Tapad is prepared for the cookieless future, Olchovy said: The end of the third-party cookie will certainly lead to more fragmentation in the industry but that's is something we've been dealing with all along.

Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

This week Europol launched an innovative decryption platform, developed in close cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.The new Europol Decryption Platform, funded by the European Commission, will allow us to further enhance our support for Member State investigations.

Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech

Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech

The European Union has agreed to stricter rules on the sale and export of cyber-surveillance technologies like facial recognition and spyware.

UK lawyers uneasy about plan to prosecute hate speech at home

UK lawyers uneasy about plan to prosecute hate speech at home

Proposals to prosecute individuals for hate crimes based on what they discuss in their own homes need to be more widely debated, free speech organisations have said.

EU’s top court limits government spying on citizens’ mobile and internet data

EU’s top court limits government spying on citizens’ mobile and internet data

The groups specifically took issue with the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Act, a 2015 French decree related to specialized intelligence services, and a Belgian law on collection and retention of communications data that was introduced in 2016.

Coronavirus: 18,000 test results published by mistake

Coronavirus: 18,000 test results published by mistake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The information was online for 20 hours before being taken down The details of more than 18,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus were published online by mistake by Public Health Wales.

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".

It Just Got Harder for AI Companies to Import European Personal Data

It Just Got Harder for AI Companies to Import European Personal Data

Last week’s decision means that AI companies can no longer rely on the Privacy Shield program to import personal data from EEA member states to the U.S. There might be a way to make binding corporate rules work for intra-enterprise transfers to the U.S. But for the vast majority of U.S.-based AI companies, they will now need to use the Standard Contractual Clauses as a transfer mechanism.

MeWe Social Media Platform Offers A More Private Alternative To Facebook

MeWe Social Media Platform Offers A More Private Alternative To Facebook

The app, MeWe, calls itself the "Anti-Facebook" and offers the industry's first Privacy Bill of Rights offering members control of their data, newsfeeds and overall privacy on the platform.AFP/Getty Images The MeWe Privacy Bill of Rights includes the following points: You own your personal information & content.

Axel Voss, in an Interview: anyone Who has the App, is the first to be allowed to return to the Restaurant

Axel Voss, in an Interview: anyone Who has the App, is the first to be allowed to return to the Restaurant

Would not be a pan-European App better?A pan-European App would have a great advantage: The citizens would identify more closely with the EU.Of course, privacy must be ensured, in the opinion of the European data protection supervisor, but this is also the case of Central systems.

Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning a Pan-European Network of Facial Recognition Databases

Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning a Pan-European Network of Facial Recognition Databases

If previous data-sharing arrangements are a guide, the new facial recognition network will likely be connected to similar databases in the U.S., creating what privacy researchers are calling a massive transatlantic consolidation of biometric data.

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

According to the soldier, the agent then asked a series of questions, and said that the service member's phone number—which they had not provided to the agent—was "popping" up on multiple different travelers that had been flying recently.

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Is your photo album subversive? How border phone checks are intimidating visitors to China

Yet, news reports about Chinese immigration officers conducting phone checks at border checkpoints have recently provoked concerns of privacy and fear among travellers to China.A staff member from Wing On Travel replied that their tours to China were not affected and there was no reported case of a phone check at the border.

The Delhi Police must stop it's facial recognition system

The Delhi Police must stop it's facial recognition system

As per a report published yesterday in the Indian Express, the Delhi Police is using a “Automated Facial Recognition System” (AFRS) at public congregations.The software for the facial recognition system as per the Indian Express report was sourced from M/s Innefu Labs Private Limited which claims on its website offers various law enforcement solutions.

Facebook Scraping, Still a Privacy Disaster

Facebook Scraping, Still a Privacy Disaster

If someone were to scrape a list of people who belong to a particular Facebook group, or who like a certain page, they could easily upload their profile URLs to a PSE.

Signal >> Blog >> Technology Preview: Signal Private Group System

Signal >> Blog >> Technology Preview: Signal Private Group System

Each entry in the membership list is an encryption of some UID with the GroupMasterKey. To add Bob to the group, Alice must first prove to the server that she is allowed to make this change.

This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included

This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included

PodShare is trying to help make up for the shortage of affordable housing in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles by renting dormitory-style lodging and providing tenants a co-living experience.

Social Media

Social Media

Instead of an employee threaten the integrity of your group’s online security, it is in your best interests to implement an Internet filtering solution from TitanHQ.

Popping the Filter Bubble: My Interview with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg [The Knowledge Project Ep. #58]

Popping the Filter Bubble: My Interview with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg [The Knowledge Project Ep. #58]

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg talks data privacy, protecting yourself online and shares his favorite mental models for clearer thinking. So that’s the model I think would be good, is giving people more choice.

EU2019: Which MEPs voted in favour of digital rights?

EU2019: Which MEPs voted in favour of digital rights?

It's more interesting to observe that 10 member states have no MEPs consistently voting for digital rights. Despite the clear public message, many MEPs consistently voted against digital rights. Despite the clear public message, many MEPs voted against digital rights.

California Birth Index

California Birth Index

The CABI does not contain the same information as a birth certificate. Although birth records in California are publicly available, only certain persons may obtain an authorized copy. Anyone not on the list of authorized persons may obtain an informational copy.

EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

The new legislation gives whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law a "high level of protection". LuxLeaks: Whistleblowers working for PricewaterhouseCoopers leaked documents exposing favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to some of the world's biggest companies while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister.

Austria mulls user registration for online platforms

Austria mulls user registration for online platforms

Austria said Wednesday it was considering a law to make it mandatory for big internet platforms to register their users and deprive those behind hate posts of anonymity.

A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data

A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password.

Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

with 144 posters participating Share this story This week, Philadelphia's mayor signed a bill that would ban cashless retail stores, according to The Morning Call . The move makes Philadelphia the first major city to require that brick-and-mortar retail stores accept cash.

EU mulls cyber defense against US surveillance

EU mulls cyber defense against US surveillance

As a key component of its official cyber security strategy, the European Union has explicitly emphasized the importance of protecting basic rights as its member states and the private sector bolster defenses against digital attacks.

People Who Use Someone Else's Netflix Password, We've Got Bad News

People Who Use Someone Else's Netflix Password, We've Got Bad News

Its chief aim is to allow media-service providers – such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc – to detect whether their users are sharing passwords with more people than they should.

How To Sound Like A Cybersecurity Expert

How To Sound Like A Cybersecurity Expert

Now, you may not know what encryption is, and I certainly don’t, but what we do know is that it’s somehow important to cybersecurity experts. Sharing articles about concepts you don’t understand will allow you to rise to the top of the cybersecurity fake expert field.