Chinese government deploys coronavirus tracking app to help curb outbreak

Chinese government deploys coronavirus tracking app to help curb outbreak

According to China’s National Health Commission, close contact refers to someone who has come in close distance, with no effective protection, with confirmed cases, suspected cases or mild cases while the person was ill or showed symptoms of being ill.

Watching you watch: the tracking system of over-the-top TV streaming devices

Watching you watch: the tracking system of over-the-top TV streaming devices

Our measurements showed that tracking is prevalent on the OTT platforms we studied, with traffic to known trackers present on 69% of Roku channels and 89% of Amazon Fire TV channels.

Mental health websites don't have to sell your data. Most still do.

Mental health websites don't have to sell your data. Most still do.

For example, the page dedicated to treatments for depression on French health website Eurekasante contacts an astounding 71 third parties (compared to 36 in our first research) as soon as you open the page.

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection

“The sole intention of these threat actors is to play on the public’s genuine fear to increase the likelihood of users clicking on an attachment or link delivered in a malicious communication, to cause infection, or for monetary gain.

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

The commission is also investigating the GDPR compliance of dating app Tinder after concerns sparked about issues surrounding its “ongoing processing of users’ personal data”.We are fully cooperating with the Data Protection Commission, and will continue to abide by GDPR and all applicable laws”, Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, said.

Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out 'privacy dashboard' for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat

Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out 'privacy dashboard' for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat

On Monday, in time for this year's CES in Las Vegas, the home surveillance camera and internet-connected doorbell specialist made a point of unveiling an account control panel it hopes will allow users to better manage the access settings on their devices and keep hackers and other intruders out.

Opinion | Why Are You Publicly Sharing Your Child’s DNA Information?

Opinion | Why Are You Publicly Sharing Your Child’s DNA Information?

When doctors told her they didn’t think there was a medical need to test her children, she decided to use 23andMe, the direct-to-customer genetic testing company.

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

“Regardless of the exact number of care homes involved, given the volume of documentation and size of Doorstep Dispensaree’s business, it appears likely that hundreds and possibly even thousands of data subjects have been affected,” read the notice.

A Twitter app bug was used to match 17 million phone numbers to user accounts

A Twitter app bug was used to match 17 million phone numbers to user accounts

A security researcher said he has matched 17 million phone numbers to user accounts by exploiting a flaw in Twitter’s Android app.He said Twitter’s contact upload feature doesn’t accept lists of phone numbers in sequential format — likely as a way to prevent this kind of matching.

Hidden Data On Boarding Passes Pose Personal Security Risk

Hidden Data On Boarding Passes Pose Personal Security Risk

They were also able to put all the pertinent information on the airline website and pulled up a full itinerary, along with the cost of travel and a frequent flyer number.

The data we don't have

The data we don't have

In business, following the principles of Privacy by Design and by Default means taking extra measures to limit your own data collection.Because no data is collected on the number of visitors to the comments, it's an unknown how many people opt in at all.

How much data are you sharing this holiday season?

How much data are you sharing this holiday season?

By skipping past this information, we could be agreeing to anything from our first born child for a fake social media site to the literal shirt off our backs to win an iPad. That’s why we read a handful of privacy policies from popular services you might use this busy travel season to see what kind of data they collect.

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

Three lawmakers — Democratic senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren, and Republican senator Rand Paul — have sent letters to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, expressing their “alarm” as to why the credit giants have failed to disclose the number of government demands for consumer data they receive.

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

PreciseSecurity notes the definition of a CCTV as "a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes," and found that the US tops the list when it comes to the number of surveillance camera installations per capita, with 50 million CCTVs monitoring the entire US population of over 327 million people.

Top 10 Countries and Cities by Number of CCTV Cameras

Top 10 Countries and Cities by Number of CCTV Cameras

According to the data collected by , China, the United States, and Germany are the countries with the largest number of surveillance cameras in the world.At the same time, 8 out of the top 10 cities in the world with the largest number of surveillance cameras installed are located in China.

USA Has Highest Number of CCTV Cameras per Person in the World

USA Has Highest Number of CCTV Cameras per Person in the World

According to a recent report released by , the USA has the highest number of CCTV cameras per person in the world.Furthermore, 8 out of the top 10 cities in the world with the largest number of Closed Circuit TV cameras are located in China.

I documented every surveillance camera on my way to work in New York City, and it revealed a dystopian reality

I documented every surveillance camera on my way to work in New York City, and it revealed a dystopian reality

I documented all of the cameras on a daily commute from Brooklyn to Business Insider's headquarters in downtown Manhattan.By 2022, the total number of cameras in the world could reach 45 billion.By 2022, the total number of cameras in the world could reach 45 billion.

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Over this weekend, Palant reported his findings to both the browser makers, Mozilla, and Google, of which Mozilla took immediate action by temporarily removing the extensions from its Firefox Add-on store within 24 hours until Avast resolves the issue.

Data breach compromises about 220,000 Medicare card numbers

Data breach compromises about 220,000 Medicare card numbers

They're checking all billing for services to find any fraudulent use, and if they suspect any, the affected Medicare card number will be shut down and a new Medicare number will be issued to the affected person.

Twitter now lets you enable 2FA without asking for your phone number

Twitter now lets you enable 2FA without asking for your phone number

Back when Twitter relied on SMS to send users their six-digit 2FA codes this requirement made more sense, but now that it allows them use authentication apps or security keys, however, asking for phone numbers is increasingly unnecessary.

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.

Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data

Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data

The ride-hailing company said the number of law enforcement demands for user data during 2018 are up 27% on the year earlier, according to its annual transparency report published Wednesday.

Porn, public transport and other dubious justifications for using facial recognition software

Porn, public transport and other dubious justifications for using facial recognition software

Last month the joint standing committee on intelligence and security told the government it needed to rethink its plans for a national facial verification database built off people’s passport and driver’s licence photos.

Google gives up on US carriers, will roll out its own RCS chat system

Google gives up on US carriers, will roll out its own RCS chat system

The only power RCS has comes from the fact that your carrier might do it, which would instantly upgrade the baseline messaging service it offers on (at least new) phones.

10,331,579,614 Records Leaked in 2019 And Counting...

10,331,579,614 Records Leaked in 2019 And Counting...

The data breach to Capital One servers in March exposed the personal information of nearly 106 million of the bank's customers and applicants from 2005 up to 2019.

Voters ‘used as lab rats’ in political Facebook adverts, warn analysts

Voters ‘used as lab rats’ in political Facebook adverts, warn analysts

Campaign group Who Targets Me?, which was established to monitor online political ads, has been examining how parties used Facebook before the election was called and in the first week of the campaign.

Beyond Aadhaar: India wants to create a giant centralized facial recognition database

Beyond Aadhaar: India wants to create a giant centralized facial recognition database

As that indicates, the idea is that any kind of image – whether a photograph, a drawing, or a CCTV feed capture – can be run against the database to search for matches.

Edward Snowden Explains How Smartphones Spy On Us

Edward Snowden Explains How Smartphones Spy On Us

In a recent on the Joe Rogan podcast show, the famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explained how carriers and tech giants are surveilling users through smartphones.

NOTICE: Facebook And Google Indexing Your Firearm Serial Numbers

NOTICE: Facebook And Google Indexing Your Firearm Serial Numbers

Using the OCR hypothesis, TFB wondered if this image data mining technique might be able to be used to search for firearm serial numbers.As you can see from the results below, firearm serial numbers are in fact part of this apparent large-scale data mining operation by companies like Google and Facebook.

Twitter "Unintentionally" Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising

Twitter "Unintentionally" Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising

That’s exactly what Twitter fessed up to yesterday in an understated blog post: the company has been taking email addresses and phone numbers that users provided for “safety and security purposes” like two-factor authentication, and using them for its ad tracking systems, known as Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences.