Privacy faces risks in tech-infused post-Covid workplace

Privacy faces risks in tech-infused post-Covid workplace

People returning to work following the long pandemic will find an array of tech-infused gadgetry to improve workplace safety but which could pose risks for long-term personal and medical privacy.

The pandemic has taken surveillance of workers to the next level

The pandemic has taken surveillance of workers to the next level

Monitoring what people are doing is not the same thing as measuring their work output.

College Students Are Learning Hard Lessons About Anti-Cheating Software

College Students Are Learning Hard Lessons About Anti-Cheating Software

Molina didn’t think much of the company until he started using its monitoring software for a business administration course over the summer and his webcam became a device to observe, record and study him during an exam.

ISPs Are Monitoring IPTV Pirates' Activities, Court Documents Reveal * TorrentFreak

ISPs Are Monitoring IPTV Pirates' Activities, Court Documents Reveal * TorrentFreak

Users of pirate IPTV services in the UK and Ireland are most likely being monitored by one or more major ISPs. Secret traffic analysis, provided to the High Court in a recent blocking case involving UEFA, reveals that studies were carried out in connection with Sky which determined many subscribers were accessing pirate IPTV platforms via the ISP.Blocking of regular piracy websites has been a feature of anti-piracy enforcement in Europe for almost 15 years.

Auckland University's 'bizarre' files on students' social media posts

Auckland University's 'bizarre' files on students' social media posts

A University of Auckland statement sent to Craccum said: "We know that students communicate about and respond to issues via social media and looking at what is being posted is one of the ways that the university listens to the student voice and gets a sense of the student sentiment in real time.

Barclays Faces Employee Spying Probe

Barclays Faces Employee Spying Probe

The UK's Information Commissioners Office, which enforces privacy laws - including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation - has confirmed the Barclays probe to Information Security Media Group."We have an ongoing investigation relating to Barclays' alleged use of employee monitoring tools," an ICO spokeswoman tells ISMG.

Google's secret home security superpower: Your smart speaker with its always-on mics

Google's secret home security superpower: Your smart speaker with its always-on mics

"Your Nest speakers and displays will notify you if a critical sound is detected, like a smoke alarm or glass breaking, by sending an alert to the Home app," the company wrote in a blog post.

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

MILAN/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a client asked Los Angeles-based graphic designer Lea to install software that would count her keystrokes, track the websites she visited and take screenshots to keep tabs on her work, she felt uneasy.

Breach Report: Staying Alert in the Face of Cyber Dark Ages

Breach Report: Staying Alert in the Face of Cyber Dark Ages

It is necessary to use protection services available: Breach Report helps businesses monitor and protect the accounts of their employees, partners, and clients against daily privacy threats occurring on the dark web.43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses , according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report.

Do we really need employee monitoring?

Do we really need employee monitoring?

Employee monitoring software can be useful, but it can also very easily be a crutch that poisons our working relationships, leading to lower productivity and worse health for businesses and people.

Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology

Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology

Intel developers are working on a new Linux feature and technology called "Intel Platform Monitoring Technology" as amounting to a hardware telemetry framework that can also be used by other hardware vendors.

WA to electronically track COVID-19 patients who defy isolation orders

WA to electronically track COVID-19 patients who defy isolation orders

The WA government will spend $3 million on GPS monitoring devices to help police track citizens who flout directions to quarantine or self-isolate at home.

Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims

Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims

Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor a subset of its users, according to an extraordinary court filing from NSO in an ongoing lawsuit.

'Cybergulag': Russia looks to surveillance technology to enforce lockdown

'Cybergulag': Russia looks to surveillance technology to enforce lockdown

While the details of the new monitoring system have not been confirmed, official statements and leaked plans have indicated they could include mobile apps that track users’ location, CCTV cameras with facial recognition software, QR codes, mobile phone data and credit card records.

Marriott Suffers Second Breach Exposing Data of 5.2 Million Hotel Guests

Marriott Suffers Second Breach Exposing Data of 5.2 Million Hotel Guests

The company has already taken the step of disabling the passwords of Marriott Bonvoy members who had their information potentially exposed in the incident, and they will be notified to change their passwords during the next login, as well as prompted to enable multi-factor authentication.

Incident Notification

Incident Notification

Although our investigation is ongoing, we currently have no reason to believe that the information involved included Marriott Bonvoy account passwords or PINs, payment card information, passport information, national IDs, or driver’s license numbers.

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

In the new guide, EFF shows students and concerned parents what kind of technologies to watch for, how they can track you, and what it means for privacy.

Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system

Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays says it has scrapped a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks and sent warnings to those spending too long on breaks.It is not the first time the bank has come under fire for using technology to monitor its staff.

Opinion | Equifax Doesn’t Want You to Get Your $125. Here’s What You Can Do.

Opinion | Equifax Doesn’t Want You to Get Your $125. Here’s What You Can Do.

Frank, a lawyer who specializes in class-action suits, told me this week that only 3 percent of the people who get class-action emails actually respond.

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Nano Things

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Nano Things

With the help of Internet of Nano Things, nanodevices can collect large volumes of critical data that can be analyzed to gain informative business insights.Internet of nano things can be used to develop a Body Sensor Network (BSN) using in-body nanosensors that can monitor any patient’s health and biological activity.

That Pill Is Watching You - Privacy And Hackability Of Ingestible Electronic Sensors

That Pill Is Watching You - Privacy And Hackability Of Ingestible Electronic Sensors

A recent commentary in Nature Electronics by Sara Gerke and collaborators urge the community to look at these ethical and legal issues associated with IESs. An ingestible electronic sensor can be as small - and as easy to swallow - as a pill.

Microsoft Quietly Says it Keeps and Transcribes Your Conversations —Sometimes Even if You Chose Not to Let Them

Microsoft Quietly Says it Keeps and Transcribes Your Conversations —Sometimes Even if You Chose Not to Let Them

Following in the footsteps of other large corporations such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon; Microsoft silently updated its privacy statement admitting it has a group of people listening to users' conversations and interactions through its platform —and transcribing part of those dialogs:Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing .

FBI and Facebook clash over new surveillance proposal

FBI and Facebook clash over new surveillance proposal

As per the new proposal, the FBI is asking third-party vendors to provide monitoring services, which might bring up possible conflicts with Facebook and other social media companies over privacy policies.

The FTC's Settlement With Equifax Is Such A Joke, The FTC Is Now Begging You Not To Ask For A Cash Settlement

The FTC's Settlement With Equifax Is Such A Joke, The FTC Is Now Begging You Not To Ask For A Cash Settlement

apparently too many people signed up and now the FTC is helping Equifax by telling people not to ask for money from the company any more. First, though, the good: all 147 million people can ask for and get free credit monitoring.

Actually you're not getting that $125 from Equifax, warns the FTC

Actually you're not getting that $125 from Equifax, warns the FTC

"You can still choose the cash option on the claim form," notes the agency, "but you will be disappointed with the amount you receive and you won’t get the free credit monitoring.". WATCH: How to get free money or credit monitoring from the Equifax data breach.

Your employer has more intimate data on you than Amazon, Apple or Facebook

Your employer has more intimate data on you than Amazon, Apple or Facebook

Those include location tracking through a company-issued phone’s GPS or an employee ID badge, communication monitoring through email monitoring, Slack messages WORK, +1.13% or keystroke logging, and wellness programs that track health data, including sleep patterns.

There is No Privacy. Echelon Made Privacy Obsolete.

There is No Privacy. Echelon Made Privacy Obsolete.

Originally Echelon was developed during the 1960’s cold war as a way for the USA to monitor military and political communications from Soviet Russia and it’s allies. Very few people know of it’s existence, and if they do they don’t care much about their privacy or security.

Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Equifax Data Breach Settlement

In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. If your information was exposed in the data breach , you can file a claim at for the benefits described below.

The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The tool would also allow the FBI to track people based on location, enable persistent keyword monitoring and provide access to personal social media history. The government doesn't have the best track record with regard to social media surveillance.

Bogus “Aggression Detectors” Are Audio-Recording People In Public

Bogus “Aggression Detectors” Are Audio-Recording People In Public

ProPublica and Wired published a story this week reporting that the technology is being used in hundreds of schools, hospitals, and other public places around the world, including over 100 in the United States.