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.

Reddit tests forcing users to login or use the app to read content

Reddit tests forcing users to login or use the app to read content

Members of the r/mobilweb community are expectedly unhappy with this limited availability of the site, observing the irony of Reddit saying its controversial new layout design was there to improve the experience on mobile devices – only to now start cutting web users out.

A simple introduction to mixnets

A simple introduction to mixnets

The Sphinx packets traverse multiple mixnodes and get delivered to Bob. Assuming there is a sufficiently large number of people using the mixnet (that we have a big anonymity set of stormtroopers, or sheep, in the street), it’s impossible for anybody watching the network to determine whether Alice was talking to Bob, talking to someone else, or just automatically sending cover traffic while she was out eating a sandwich.

US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US officials say they have evidence that Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world, according to a Wall Street Journal article published today.

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Say Goodbye to most Desktop and Mobile Adwares

Thus, once you connected your device to the latter—note that you have to do this process on each WiFi network which you want to change the DNS values of — , just go in the WiFI settings and long press on “MyPrettyWiFi”.

This is not Huawei to reassure people about Beijing's spying eyes: Trivial backdoor found in HiSilicon's firmware for net-connected cams, recorders

This is not Huawei to reassure people about Beijing's spying eyes: Trivial backdoor found in HiSilicon's firmware for net-connected cams, recorders

A hardware probester going by the name of Vladislav Yarmak explained on Monday how the tech giant left a remote debugging and management tool in its firmware used in network-connected video recorders and security cameras.

Stephen King quits Facebook over false claims in political ads

Stephen King quits Facebook over false claims in political ads

Horror novelist says that the social network has allowed false information to be disseminated, and that he is also concerned about users’ privacy.Stephen King has quit Facebook, saying that he is not comfortable with the “flood of false information allowed in its political advertising”.

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

On Tuesday, much to the chagrin of the United States, the British government announced its decision to allow the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei involvement in the rollout of the country’s next-generation 5G mobile network that will run everything from self-driving cars and remote health services to industrial production.

The perfect social network

The perfect social network

This is the Peergos list of user-focused requirements for the Perfect Social Network: Sharing media of any size with any number of people, including "the public".Many users would like more control over their data online, especially in social networks – and control comes in different flavours.

Facebook's new privacy tool lets you manage how you're tracked across the web

Facebook's new privacy tool lets you manage how you're tracked across the web

In a blog post on Data Privacy Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that its "Off-Facebook Activity" tool -- which lets you manage how Facebook tracks you across the internet -- will finally be launched globally.

Facebook: Star Wars' Mark Hamill deletes account over political ads

Facebook: Star Wars' Mark Hamill deletes account over political ads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said people should be allowed to form their own judgements about what politicians say in ads By contrast, Twitter opted to ban all political adverts from its platform in October.

Open Contacts  -  F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Open Contacts - F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

read the contents of your shared storage.Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.Allows the app to access the phone features of the device.

Paris P2P Festival #0 - Paris P2P (& Cryptography)

Paris P2P Festival #0 - Paris P2P (& Cryptography)

My current project is a sort of phase-two of cjdns, building a blockchain called PKT in order to create a bandwidth market so that anyone capable of running fiber and pointing antennas can participate in building the infrastructure of the new internet.

Why GoatCounter ignores Do Not Track

Why GoatCounter ignores Do Not Track

Again, you can’t expect every consumer to be deeply invested in the issue, and as mentioned before, it’s not even easy to find out what exactly is being tracked in the first place so it’s not all that clear what you’re consenting to.

On Privacy versus Freedom

On Privacy versus Freedom

It’s also true that decentralised systems are harder to evolve than centralised ones - you can’t just push out a given feature with a single app update, but you have to agree and publish a public spec, support incremental migration, and build governance processes and community dynamics which encourage everyone to implement and upgrade.

Russia 'successfully tests' its unplugged internet

Russia 'successfully tests' its unplugged internet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The net independence plan is seen as a way for Russia's government to get more control over online life Russia has successfully tested a country-wide alternative to the global internet, its government has announced.It blocks access to many foreign internet services, which in turn has helped several domestic tech giants establish themselves.

Cliqz Search as an Onion Service

Cliqz Search as an Onion Service

We’re great fans of the Tor Project that offers a private, anonymous and secure way to access the Internet with their browser and decentralized network.As a first step, we’re super proud to release our beta search as a Tor onion service.

Almond

Almond

Commands in Almond can be monitored and filtered : you can specify to be notified whenever the result changes, when a certain condition is true, or only for a certain subset of the data.

Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them

Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them

The app, which was developed by Facebook employees between 2015 and 2016 and tested internally, relied on information from the social network's vast collection of user-uploaded photos and facial-recognition data to identify people in real life within seconds, sources told Business Insider.

Facebook built a facial recognition app for employees

Facebook built a facial recognition app for employees

Angela Lang/CNET , which has been under fire because of privacy concerns, said Thursday it built an internal app that allowed employees to identify their colleagues and friends who enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them.

T-Mobile Discloses Data Breach Impacting Prepaid Customers

T-Mobile Discloses Data Breach Impacting Prepaid Customers

T-Mobile said today in a data breach notification that the account information of an undisclosed number of customers using the company's prepaid services was accessed by an unauthorized third-party.

WikiTribune: Wikipedia founder's Facebook rival passes 200,000 users just days after launching

WikiTribune: Wikipedia founder's Facebook rival passes 200,000 users just days after launching

WT:Social, or WikiTribune, says it has ditched the data-driven business model popularised by Facebook, which monetises its users by serving them targeted ads.Facebook acquired Instagram in April 2012 for $1 billion, consolidating its position as the world's leading social network.

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS

There are now several public DNS servers that support DoH, and if a Windows user or device admin configures one of them today, Windows will just use classic DNS (without encryption) to that server.

Browsers and privacy

Browsers and privacy

The following browsers were tested: Firefox 70.0.1 (Mozilla Binaries from MX Linux) Firefox ESR 68.2.0 (Debian package) Chromium 78.0.3904.97 (Debian Package) Brave Browser 1.0.0 (Package from Brave web site) Epiphany 3.32.1.2 (Debian package) Midori 7.0 (Debian package) The method itself was relatively simple.

New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts

New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts

Last week, the researchers found several security flaws in the baseband protocol of popular Android models — including Huawei’s Nexus 6P and Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ — making them vulnerable to snooping attacks on their owners.

How Your Cell Phone Spies on You by Edward Snowden

How Your Cell Phone Spies on You by Edward Snowden

In case of transportation, think of IoT’s implementation like a connected network of all the things you see when you hit the road—the traffic signals, street lights, the infrastructure and of course, the vehicles moving around you.

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

To protect the rights of Coin Wallet customers to retain full control of their personal information during online crypto transactions, we have removed our product from the Facebook Audience Network.

Vulnerability In Ring Doorbells Left the Door Open for Hackers to Open the Door

Vulnerability In Ring Doorbells Left the Door Open for Hackers to Open the Door

Bitdefender–the tireless actuary of the Internet of Things–were able to crack into homeowner’s personal WiFi networks via Amazon’s Ring doorbells, the video-enabled auto-locks that allow homeowners to remotely open the door.Balan told us that the vulnerability was discovered following a request from PCMag to look into the device and that it’s now been patched.

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, allowing nearby hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password and gain access to the network to launch larger attacks or conduct surveillance.

A better internet is possible. I’ve seen it.

A better internet is possible. I’ve seen it.

And now, we’re seeing more and more people turn to Tor, knowing that we can offer them the privacy they deserve.Now is the time to take back the internet and support the Tor Project.