Multi-Account Containers Add-on Sync Feature

Multi-Account Containers Add-on Sync Feature

The Multi-Account Containers Add-on will now sync your container configuration and site assignments.Firefox Multi-Account Containers allows users to separate their online identities into different tab types called Containers.This privacy feature allows users to assign sites to only open in a specific Container.

How Blockchain Helps To Maintain Your Data Sovereignty

How Blockchain Helps To Maintain Your Data Sovereignty

Based on this technology, they built the company Personal Digital Spaces (PDS) to enable individuals to establish property rights over their personal information.

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Clearview AI, which has scraped millions of photos from social media and other public sources for its facial recognition program — earning a cease-and-desist order from Twitter — has been pitching itself to law enforcement organizations across the country, including to the NYPD.

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning

The issue is this: Firefox versions for desktop older than the just-patched version contain a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a user’s entire operating system—whether they use Windows or Mac. More alarming, the vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild, thus Homeland Security stepping in with the urgent plea for users to upgrade.

1.2 billion people exposed in data leak includes personal info, LinkedIN, Facebook

1.2 billion people exposed in data leak includes personal info, LinkedIN, Facebook

The data within the three different PDL indexes also varied slightly, some focusing on scraped LinkedIN information, email addresses and phone numbers, while other indexes provided information on individual social media profiles such as a person’s Facebook, Twitter, and Github URLs. According to their website, the PDL application can be used to search: Over 1.5 Billion unique people, including close to 260 million in the US.

1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server

1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server

It does, though, contain profiles of hundreds of millions of people that include home and cell phone numbers, associated social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Github, work histories seemingly scraped from LinkedIn, almost 50 million unique phone numbers, and 622 million unique email addresses.

NYPD Forced to Destroy Illegally Stored Juvenile Fingerprints

NYPD Forced to Destroy Illegally Stored Juvenile Fingerprints

"The NYPD's fingerprint database of juveniles included children who were never even prosecuted, children whose cases may have been dismissed or they may have been acquitted," said Lisa Freeman, the director of the Legal Aid Society.

Launching SafeNotes — A Secure PDF Annotator

Launching SafeNotes — A Secure PDF Annotator

That’s exactly why SafeNotes launched a new Blockstack powered application that generates secure PDF files locally (blockchain encryption) and then uploads them to a cloud server so they can be viewed by users in a browser.

Facial-recognition software will be installed at Israeli checkposts

Facial-recognition software will be installed at Israeli checkposts

TechCrunch reports Google has proposed a new privacy initiative that aims to curb tracking by digital marketers and advertisers.Gallup reports its poll of 1,522 Americans revealed respondents are divided on whether big tech companies need more regulation.

Google Android Adware Warning Issued To 8 Million Play Store Users

Google Android Adware Warning Issued To 8 Million Play Store Users

The Google Play Store hosted 85 apps ridden with adware, which were downloaded by 8 million users.Today is no different: Security researchers at Trend Micro have revealed that the Google Play Store hosted 85 app ridden with adware.

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I spent the afternoon poking through update files and security bulletins and trying to get an on-the-record response from Microsoft. I strongly suspect that some part of the Appraiser component on Windows 7 SP1 had a security issue of its own.

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent smith malware The malware would be hidden inside “barely functioning photo utility, games, or sex-related apps,” Check Point writes. After the user downloads one, the malware masquerades as an app related to Google with a title such as “Google Updater” and starts replacing code.

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

Nearly three years ago, Microsoft split its monthly update packages for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 into two distinct offerings: a monthly rollup of updates and fixes and, for those who are want only those patches that are absolutely essential, a Security-only update package.

The $199 PineBook Pro Linux Laptop Gets An Awesome Privacy Feature And July Pre-Order Date

The $199 PineBook Pro Linux Laptop Gets An Awesome Privacy Feature And July Pre-Order Date

Pine64 just posted its July Update, and it's a welcome flood of information that includes a previously unannounced feature and the long-awaited pre-order date for the $199 PineBook Pro Linux laptop.

Detroit Police Used Cellphone Location Tracking Dozens Of Times In 2018

Detroit Police Used Cellphone Location Tracking Dozens Of Times In 2018

In October 2017, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) obtained a cell-site simulator, which is a type of surveillance technology that locates and tracks phones by mimicking cell phone towers.

Android developers can now force app updates

Android developers can now force app updates

Half a year ago, at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a new way for developers to force their users to update their apps when they launch new features or important bug fixes. Android developers can now force users to update their apps.

Court Finds NYPD Can’t Use Sealed Arrest Information Without Obtaining Court Order

Court Finds NYPD Can’t Use Sealed Arrest Information Without Obtaining Court Order

NEW YORK – A judge ruled today in a putative class action lawsuit filed by The Bronx Defenders and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP that the plain language of New York law prohibits the NYPD from using sealed arrest information in its possession for law enforcement purposes without first obtaining court permission.

Google Chrome zero-day used in the wild to collect user data via PDF files

Google Chrome zero-day used in the wild to collect user data via PDF files

Image: Google A security firm said this week that it discovered malicious PDF documents exploiting a Google Chrome browser zero-day. The company said it spotted two distinct sets of malicious PDF files exploiting this Chrome zero-day, with one series of files being spread around in October 2017, and the second set in September 2018.

Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You’ve Ever Made in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You’ve Ever Made in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

The GDPR granted EU citizens a right to access —anyone can request a wealth of information from a company collecting data. Veale told me that requesting the data was as easy as sending Netflix an email, but the specifics of getting the information he want were complicated.

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

with 27 posters participating Share this story Further Reading Amazon’s Rekognition messes up, matches 28 lawmakers to mugshots If a new proposed municipal ordinance passes in the coming months, San Francisco could become the first city in America to outright ban the use of facial recognition technology by its police department or any other city agency.

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up

The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone — before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call.

New York Police Department drones require stronger privacy regulations.

New York Police Department drones require stronger privacy regulations.

By requiring privacy and use policies, the POST Act is only attempting to keep up with the national effort to limit the capacity for government surveillance abuse.

Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

Select a Tip HostsNews blog & Updates To contribute a listing for our resources, or any other comments: Contact If you find the MVPS HOSTS file useful ... These updates are posted to most major security related sites, Newsgroups, and mailing lists, blogs etc.

NY Court Tells NYPD It Can't Hide Surveillance Of Protesters Behind A Glomar Response

NY Court Tells NYPD It Can't Hide Surveillance Of Protesters Behind A Glomar Response

For all its claims of disrupted investigations and comforted terrorists, the NYPD cannot convince the court that records detailing cellphone disruption during protests fits any of the exemptions and/or blanket neither deny/confirm responses the NYPD has provided.

How to Know if You’re Being Tracked on the Internet

How to Know if You’re Being Tracked on the Internet

How to stop my device from listening to my conversations Visit the app permission section on your phone and revoke mic permissions. Once you’ve updated the software, install a good anti-spyware app on your device.

How to Update Windows 10

How to Update Windows 10

How to manually check for Windows 10 Updates 1. Windows 10 will automatically download and install updates immediately after checking for updates. Windows 10 will show you a status of the update and what is being downloaded and installed.

Why you need to update Windows regularly

Why you need to update Windows regularly

It maintains updates for Windows operating systems like service packs and patches. It maintains updates for Windows operating systems like service packs and patches. On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft releases patches and other security updates through Windows Update.

FakeApp discovered on Google Play Store which increases download count and rating of other applications.

FakeApp discovered on Google Play Store which increases download count and rating of other applications.

These applications prompt users to download and rate 5 star to sponsor apps in order to unlock this application. After installation of other application and rating, the user will be able to use the PDF reader after 24 hours.

4 Free Online Tools for Examining Suspicious PDFs

4 Free Online Tools for Examining Suspicious PDFs

These online tools automate the scanning of PDF files to identify malicious components. The list includes PDF Examiner, Jsunpack, Wepawet and Gallus. In this way, it differs from Jsunpack and Wepawet, which focus on automating the analysis as much as possible.

Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The bill, known as the CISA Act, reorganizes and rebrands the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a program inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as CISA, a standalone federal agency in charge of overseeing civilian and federal cybersecurity programs.