Once Again, Two New Election App Breaches Exposed Personal Data on Millions of Israelis

Once Again, Two New Election App Breaches Exposed Personal Data on Millions of Israelis

In addition to the personal details of almost 6.5 million Israelis which leaked for the second time, the new flaws also revealed correspondence between activists and potential voters as well as the app’s source code, according to activist hacker Noam Rotem and Ran Bar-Zik, a senior developer at Verizon Media, who discovered the leaks.

App Used by Netanyahu's Likud Leaks Israel's Entire Voter Registry

App Used by Netanyahu's Likud Leaks Israel's Entire Voter Registry

The voter registry was uploaded by Likud to the Elector app, which is used by the party to manage Election Day. The firm that developed the application, Feed-b, commented that the vulnerability was a “one-off incident that was immediately dealt with," and that security measures have since been boosted.

2010s = 1984: The decade we finally understood Orwell

2010s = 1984: The decade we finally understood Orwell

Popular culture reduced it to a single slogan — Big Brother is Watching You — and those with only a vague memory of studying the book in school thought the surveillance state was the main thing Orwell was warning against.

Tories switch to messaging app Signal after WhatsApp leaks

Tories switch to messaging app Signal after WhatsApp leaks

The Conservative party has started using the secure messaging service Signal for its internal communications with Tory MPs, following years of leaks from WhatsApp groups.Killock said: “It’s great to hear that Conservative MPs are learning about the virtues of Signal and secure private communications.

Private.sh release extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox

Private.sh release extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox

has released a Private Search Google Chrome Extension as well as a Private Search Firefox Add-On. The release of these browser extensions allows private search engine users a new layer of control over their private internet searches by having the code stored and run locally.

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.

Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like

Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like

This relatively innocuous language pushes back the sunset provision of the Patriot Act by three months, leaving its vast powers in the hands of a president who Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden charges with "failure to uphold basic democratic principles," who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused of "alarming connections and conduct with Russia" and, joined by Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, says is making an attempt to "shred the Constitution.".

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.

California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

Facebook has been under investigation by California officials over its privacy practices for more than a year, the state attorney general Xavier Becerra said on Wednesday, and may now be forced to turn over key documents.

-  PEOPLE.com

- PEOPLE.com

We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

Why you should worry if you have a Chinese smartphone

If you go back to even the late 1970s and early 80s, the way the Chinese Communist party (CCP) talks about technology is as a tool of social management.And so, you know, the party state might put controls on how companies can share data.

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Now China is eager to export its model to countries across its Belt and Road Initiative -- a strategy clearly in evidence at the sixth annual World Internet Conference, which kicked off here Sunday.

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Protesters in Hong Kong aren’t just faced with opposition from the Chinese government, they’re also faced with opposition from international corporations that acquiesce to China’s demands and party line to avoid damaging their access to the lucrative Chinese market.

Xi Jinping App Allows China Access To 100 Million Users' Phone: Report

Xi Jinping App Allows China Access To 100 Million Users' Phone: Report

China released app on ideology of Xi Jinping in January this year App considered Xi's high-tech equivalent of Mao Zedong's Little Red Book App can collect messages, photos, contacts, record audio, more: StudyThe Chinese Communist Party appears to have "superuser" access to all the data on more than 100 million cellphones, owing to a back door in a propaganda app that the government has been promoting aggressively this year.

Why Every Privacy Activist Should Embrace* DNS-over-HTTPS

Why Every Privacy Activist Should Embrace* DNS-over-HTTPS

But I can’t get on board with my peers who believe that it’s a good idea to throw vitriol at DoH just because it might complicate “legacy” crap like the above, or that disintermediating DNS is somehow bad for security controls.

Why Is Privacy Important?

Why Is Privacy Important?

Privacy is not just about hiding your data from advertisers or other groups, it’s about limiting to power and influence that these groups gain from your data.Privacy encourages information to flow freely, even if it’s critical of the people or groups in power.

How Much Responsibility Should Monster.com Take for Third Party Data Breach?

How Much Responsibility Should Monster.com Take for Third Party Data Breach?

While noted that they are not responsible for data sold to third parties, the California Consumer Privacy Act will require that companies provide customers with the right to opt out of selling their personal information to third parties.

Navalny Ally ‘Evacuates’ Electronics by Drone as Russian Police Stage Mass Raids

Navalny Ally ‘Evacuates’ Electronics by Drone as Russian Police Stage Mass Raids

A supporter of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has filmed himself "evacuating" his hard drives on a drone as police closed in on his high-rise apartment building during nationwide mass raids.

Sending encrypted data with sound

Sending encrypted data with sound

With this question in mind, let’s take a look at the properties of sound and how industry-standard encryption can be applied to acoustic data transfer to render it secure and safe from the risk of prying ears.

Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is way less private than you think

Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is way less private than you think

Despite the long-known fact that Incognito isn't truly anonymous, new research has re-emphasised that Google and other web browsers are still tracking you in privacy mode, even on the most sensitive of sites.

The Florida DMV sells your personal information and there’s no way to opt out

The Florida DMV sells your personal information and there’s no way to opt out

ABC News Florida’s I-Team issued a breaking news story last week, revealing government documents that prove that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DMV) sells personal information of residents to third party companies.

Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

A minimal test version of the header is deployed on Stack Overflow now to help the browser teams investigate what we’re hitting. Programmatic ads are not being tested on Stack Overflow at all.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we or our service providers collect through the Web site or Web property (including, for example, a mobile Web site or application) operated and controlled by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (each, the “ Site ”).

Inside China's Massive Surveillance Operation

Inside China's Massive Surveillance Operation

On the few occasions she was able to speak with relatives, she said “it sounded like their soul had been taken out of them.” A string of pomegranate images were a common theme: the Party’s symbol of ethnic cohesion, the idea that all minorities and Han Chinese people should live harmoniously alongside one another, “like the seeds of a pomegranate.” By late 2017, most Uyghurs in Turkey had lost contact with their families completely.

Political parties combine social media data with electoral roll information

Political parties combine social media data with electoral roll information

Australian political parties are using voter email addresses to find matching social media profiles then combining them with the country's compulsory electoral roll data, illustrating how privacy scandals have done little to slow the march of data-driven campaigning.

Opinion | We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok

Opinion | We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok

We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok Illiberal innovations created for China’s vast surveilled and censored domestic market are increasingly popular overseas.

How the Australian election has invaded your inbox with email tracking tools

How the Australian election has invaded your inbox with email tracking tools

The ABC found various pixels in campaign emails sent by the Australian Greens, the Labor and the Liberal Party, as well as from lobby groups Advance Australia and GetUp. Open tracking is a standard technique used by marketers, as well as by newsletter services deployed by media organisations, including the ABC, but its use in electioneering has privacy experts concerned.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Private Meeting Bugged

Jeremy Corbyn’s Private Meeting Bugged

Sunday the 14th April, The Sunday Times released a recording of a partial, private, conversation between the Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn and Dame Margaret Hodge.

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

There's even a potential conflict of interest -- the law might protect the ruling party's junior partner in government, the populist Freedom Party, from having to curb hate speech on its sites.

Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers

Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers

Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers. Critics say implementing the measures would be expensive and give vast censorship powers to the government’s new traffic monitoring centre.