Are.na Blog  -  Reimagining Privacy Online Through A Spectrum of Intimacy

Are.na Blog - Reimagining Privacy Online Through A Spectrum of Intimacy

This essay uses physical structures as metaphors to describe the spectrum of privacy and intimacy in digital spaces, and it explores how users’ thoughts and conversations play out in communication apps and social networks.

Eshoo & Lofgren Introduce the Online Privacy Act

Eshoo & Lofgren Introduce the Online Privacy Act

Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, sweeping legislation that creates user rights, places obligations on companies to protect users’ data, establishes a new federal agency to enforce privacy protections, and strengthens enforcement of privacy law violations.

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.

A Teen’s Guide To Privacy

A Teen’s Guide To Privacy

And if you’re concerned about what adults will think or say when they read your posts, consider making a “burner” or alternate account with stricter privacy settings for your most sensitive posts — or anything you fear could be taken out of context.

After China, Pakistan signs up to monitor citizens' online activity: Report

After China, Pakistan signs up to monitor citizens' online activity: Report

Pakistan has acquired the services of a Canadian surveillance company, Sandvine and is working on creating a nationwide "web monitoring system".Coda Story reported on Thursday that Sandvine will provide the Government of Pakistan equipment for monitoring and analysing all incoming and outgoing internet traffic in the country.

Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci: Stop blaming encryption

Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci: Stop blaming encryption

To combat this, governments argue that companies need to create ways for law enforcement to access encrypted data when they need it — through backdoors.A narrow solution that protects privacy and security while providing law enforcement access when appropriate is not impossible as tech companies often argue.

UK drops plans for online pornography age verification system

UK drops plans for online pornography age verification system

Plans to introduce a nationwide age verification system for online pornography have been abandoned by the government after years of technical troubles and concerns from privacy campaigners.

UK's controversial 'porn blocker' plan dropped

UK's controversial 'porn blocker' plan dropped

In a written statement issued on Wednesday, Ms Morgan said the government would not be "commencing Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 concerning age verification for online pornography".Instead, she said, porn providers would be expected to meet a new "duty of care" to improve online safety.

Microsoft Just Hid The ‘Use Offline Account’ Option For Installing Windows 10, Here’s Where To Find It

Microsoft Just Hid The ‘Use Offline Account’ Option For Installing Windows 10, Here’s Where To Find It

Then, when presented with the option to connect to a network, you could simply hit the “I don’t have internet,” click through to “Continue with limited setup”, after which you would be presented with an option to create an offline account.

Should we be more worried about our safety online?

Should we be more worried about our safety online?

We had a comment sent in from Sarah , who thinks young people don’t care enough about their safety online, and are instead obsessed with the number of “views” and “likes” they get.Do young people care about “views” and “likes” more than their safety online?

Google's 'secret web tracking pages' explained

Google's 'secret web tracking pages' explained

Google's advertising system is present on 8.4 million websites and increasingly it relies on a system known as real-time bidding (RTB), a type of online advertising that allows all the details of what people are doing online to be auctioned in real time in order to serve them targeted adverts.

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”

Wyden was talking to the Willamette Week about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law that gives online platforms like Facebook broad immunity for content posted by their users.

This Online Black Market Will Sell Your Entire Digital Identity

This Online Black Market Will Sell Your Entire Digital Identity

An online marketplace called Richlogs is selling stolen digital fingerprints that include access to a person’s entire online presence or web activity.Basically, it’s enough data to let a buyer totally assume their identity online, according to a report published Wednesday by the cybersecurity firm IntSight.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

“The sites Jack visits, as well as any third-parties trackers, may observe and record his online action,” the study reads.“These third-parties may even infer Jack’s sexual interests from the URLs of the sites he visits.

Sites using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data, EU court rules

Sites using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data, EU court rules

Europe’s top court ruled Monday (30 July) that companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their personal data to the US social network, in line with the bloc’s data privacy laws.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly monitoring and tracking the porn you feel you’re watching in private, new joint study funded by Microsoft shows.

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

SINGAPORE - International beauty retailer Sephora has admitted to a breach of its online users’ data, affecting customers in Singapore as well as in other countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

ANYONE can be re-identified from ‘anonymous data’, researchers claim & let you TEST it

ANYONE can be re-identified from ‘anonymous data’, researchers claim & let you TEST it

Online services that claim to anonymize users’ personal data aren’t as secure as we think, according to researchers who found over 99 percent of people can be identified from a handful of supposedly anonymous data points.

Reddit to Ditch 'Creepy' Anonymous Follower Counts, Name Names

Reddit to Ditch 'Creepy' Anonymous Follower Counts, Name Names

The social media site will soon tell you which users follow your account. Other users are concerned Reddit is moving away from its roots as a forum that offered more anonymity over typical social networking sites.

A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Privacy Online

A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Privacy Online

Established fact — “respectable” sites, used by millions, like Facebook and Google, are constantly tracking you and collecting your data. TrustNav is another great search engine that doesn’t track your activity online.

FBI plans to look at your social media even more than it already does

FBI plans to look at your social media even more than it already does

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently looking to acquire new tools to monitor the social media accounts of individuals it believes pose a threat to national security.

Finn Myrstad: What Happens When We Sign Away Our Online Privacy?

Finn Myrstad: What Happens When We Sign Away Our Online Privacy?

About Finn Myrstad's TED Talk. Finn Myrstad explains that not only would it take you dozens of hours, but you would probably not agree with all the ways your data is being used. Finn Myrstad is the Director of Digital Policy at the Norwegian Consumer Council.

Most consumers believe online privacy is impossible, survey finds

Most consumers believe online privacy is impossible, survey finds

For those whose behavior has not changed, the survey found that “they were already highly protective of their information, or that they had accepted a lack of privacy when engaging online.”.

The writing is on the wall for ads based on real-time bidding in the EU – and maybe everywhere

The writing is on the wall for ads based on real-time bidding in the EU – and maybe everywhere

The bad news for the online publishing industry is that behavioral ads based on real-time bidding are unlikely to survive for long in the EU. Assuming that is confirmed by further research, a world without micro-targeted ads based on real-time bidding would represent a huge win for privacy, with negligible damage to online publishers.

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

While, the Villain nominees take in the impact of new technical standards on existing online protections, the balance between freedom of expression and copyright online and the global telecoms supply chain.

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

"The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today," he said. The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today.

Facebook and Google’s Data-Control Tactics Aren’t Just a Privacy Issue Anymore

Facebook and Google’s Data-Control Tactics Aren’t Just a Privacy Issue Anymore

“We propose to consider whether consumers have the knowledge, skills and desire to control how data about them is collected and used by the online platforms, and how far they are able to exercise such choice,” the CMA said.

Gay dating app forced to pay for failing to prevent users' nude leaks

Gay dating app forced to pay for failing to prevent users' nude leaks

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement with Online Buddies (the company who owns Jack’d) to pay the users a total of $240,000 (£189,000). ‘This app put users’ sensitive information and private photos at risk of exposure,’ said Attorney General James via a press release.

Digital ID Verification – The Key to Developing Intelligent Security Systems

Digital ID Verification – The Key to Developing Intelligent Security Systems

With the increased advancement in intelligent systems, businesses can now implement systems that are able to verify users in real-time, all the while lending better security to transactions.

Hack of U.S. Border Surveillance Contractor Is Way Bigger Than the Government Lets On

Hack of U.S. Border Surveillance Contractor Is Way Bigger Than the Government Lets On

As of this week, that includes more than 400 GB of data stolen by an unknown actor from Perceptics, a discreet contractor based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that works for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and is, regardless of whatever U.S. officials say, right now the epicenter of a major U.S. government data breach.