RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms & Pirate Sites

RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms & Pirate Sites

Two DMCA subpoenas obtained against Cloudflare and Namecheap require the companies to hand over all information they hold on more than 40 torrent sites, streaming portals and YouTube-ripping services.

Facebook's new Oversight Board strives to be seen as independent

Facebook's new Oversight Board strives to be seen as independent

Social media users who believe their posts have been unfairly removed from Facebook or Instagram can now file an appeal to Facebook’s Independent Oversight Board, the company announced Thursday.

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang may not be at the top of the race when it comes to polling (Politico currently has him ranked as the 7th most-popular Democratic contender), but his policies, including support for universal basic income, have made him popular among a subset of young, liberal-leaning, tech-savvy voters.

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

At the subcommittee hearing Kendall testified at on Thursday, lawmakers said the spread of misinformation on Facebook could be cause for future government regulation of social media platforms.

Youtube Faces UK Lawsuit Over Alleged Child Data Exploitation of Kids Under 13

Youtube Faces UK Lawsuit Over Alleged Child Data Exploitation of Kids Under 13

About five million British kids under 13 years old were allegedly exploited on Youtube, as per the class-action lawsuit filed against the video-sharing platform.McCann claims on the filing that Youtube allegedly breaches the privacy rights and data of their children users in the country.

YouTube faces legal battle over British children's privacy

YouTube faces legal battle over British children's privacy

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube is facing a legal battle for allegedly breaching the privacy and data rights of under-13s in the UK.A claim lodged with the High Court against parent company Google accuses the firm of collecting children's data without parental consent.

How to ditch Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn — and still follow people and organizations you like

How to ditch Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn — and still follow people and organizations you like

You don’t need Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or any other social media platform to “follow” your interests on the web, whether that be people, organizations, news, podcasts, or blogs.

The problem with TikTok is not whether it is based in China or the US. The problem with TikTok is TikTok.

The problem with TikTok is not whether it is based in China or the US. The problem with TikTok is TikTok.

The problem with TikTok. Social media giants such as Facebook and Google are tracking machines, just like most big tech corporations.The Chinese social media giant TikTok is collecting as much data as possible from their users - whether TikTok needs the data to provides its service or not.

Alexa hack granted attackers access to an Echo user's smart home network

Alexa hack granted attackers access to an Echo user's smart home network

A number of vulnerabilities have been revealed in Amazon's Alexa, highlighting the need for providers of smart home platforms, such as Apple's HomeKit, to maintain security as part of the service.

Video Calls and Seven Years of Telegram

Video Calls and Seven Years of Telegram

If you're on iOS and would like to try Telegram Video Calls, you'll have to wait until Apple lets you – or switch to a platform that has more respect for its users and developers, like Android.

Investment firm buys Utah’s Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

Investment firm buys Utah’s Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

“Our entire leadership team is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Blackstone to further accelerate Ancestry’s global leadership in family history and consumer genomics, and to help us achieve our mission to empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives,” Margo Georgiadis, Ancestry president and CEO, said in a statement.

TikTok as China’s surveillance tool: red flag or paranoia?

TikTok as China’s surveillance tool: red flag or paranoia?

As global geopolitical tensions continue to rise, there is increasing concern that the data TikTok collects from its users could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.

Trump says he's banning TikTok in the U.S.

Trump says he's banning TikTok in the U.S.

A spokesperson for TikTok said in a statement that the app is a job creator committed to the privacy of its 100 million users in the United States.

Huge Data Breach: Promo Marketing Video Maker

Huge Data Breach: Promo Marketing Video Maker

It includes the following data that got leaked in Promo Data Breach: Email addresses: The breached database contains the email addresses of the users of this platform.IP Addresses: The breached database contains the IP addresses of the users of the Promo video maker platform.

Instacart Customers’ Data Is Being Sold Online

Instacart Customers’ Data Is Being Sold Online

This data includes names, the last four digits of credit card numbers, and order histories, and appears to have affected customers who used the grocery delivery service as recently as yesterday.

Byron Holland: Facebook harms its customers and competitors with little to no consequence

Byron Holland: Facebook harms its customers and competitors with little to no consequence

Civil liberties groups, grassroots activists, multinational corporations and network operators like my group, the Canadian Internet Regulatory Authority (CIRA), have banded together to boycott the social media giant for its failure to curb the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech on its platform.

Records of 45 Million+ travelers to Thailand and Malaysia Leaked on Darkweb!!

Records of 45 Million+ travelers to Thailand and Malaysia Leaked on Darkweb!!

It is being analyzed by our Threat Researchers and will soon be indexed on our data breach monitoring and notification platform – people who’re concerned about their information exposure can register on the platform to ascertain the risks.

The Future of Online Identity is Decentralized

The Future of Online Identity is Decentralized

Large internet corporations like Google and Facebook allow all to create an account on condition that some personally identifiable information is revealed, usually a phone number.Whether you choose authenticity or anonymity, decentralized identity proofs allow you to build a cross-platform online identity.

Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report

Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report

“Facebook has not, as of this writing, reversed the decisions about the Trump posts and the auditors are deeply troubled by that because of the precedent they establish for other speakers on the platform and the ways those decisions seem to gut policies the auditors and the civil rights community worked hard to get to adopt.”.

Facebook exposed user data to thousands of app developers

Facebook exposed user data to thousands of app developers

Facebook ‘Privacy Matters’ reveals 5000 app developers continued to receive previously authorized users’ data after access should have automatically expired.But in a satirical turn of events, Facebook announced via Privacy Matters that some third-party applications continued to receive previously authorized users’ data after access should have automatically expired.

TikTok Reverse Engineered: What Was Discovered Will Make You Delete It ASAP

TikTok Reverse Engineered: What Was Discovered Will Make You Delete It ASAP

And here's food for thought; Bangorlol alleges that reverse engineering other popular social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter didn't find nearly as much data collection going on -- there was absolutely no comparison.

Facebook acquires Mapillary, crowd-sourced street imagery company

Facebook acquires Mapillary, crowd-sourced street imagery company

You will still be able to upload imagery and use the map data from all the images on the platform,” writes Mapillary CEO Jan Erik Solem.

Instagram will soon ask for Government ID to fight Russian Troll accounts (and this is what it looks like)

Instagram will soon ask for Government ID to fight Russian Troll accounts (and this is what it looks like)

Users will need to upload a photo of a government-issued ID, their real name and location and then take a selfie video, which will then presumably be verified by real humans.

MeWe Social Media Platform Offers A More Private Alternative To Facebook

MeWe Social Media Platform Offers A More Private Alternative To Facebook

The app, MeWe, calls itself the "Anti-Facebook" and offers the industry's first Privacy Bill of Rights offering members control of their data, newsfeeds and overall privacy on the platform.AFP/Getty Images The MeWe Privacy Bill of Rights includes the following points: You own your personal information & content.

Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation

Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation

, the popular video conferencing platform, has announced it will provide end-to-end encryption after facing a litany of privacy and security concerns – but only to users who pay for it.

Thais Ditch Twitter for Blockchain-Based Social Network Minds

Thais Ditch Twitter for Blockchain-Based Social Network Minds

The update came days after Twitter announced in a blog post that the company had launched an official Twitter Thailand account and partnered with the Thai government and local NGOs. Achavanuntakul said in recent months, young users "who have been critical of the monarchy” on Twitter have received visits from the police at home.

Scoop: Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Scoop: Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Facebook has agreed to buy Giphy, the popular platform of sharable animated images, Axios has learned from multiple sources.Yes, but: Facebook is facing enormous blowback over its previous acquisitions, which means that this deal, however small by comparison, is likely to face a lot of antitrust scrutiny by regulators.

Keybase joins Zoom

Keybase joins Zoom

Today we're announcing that Zoom acquired Keybase.We're thrilled with the match, and we're excited to be working on security that affects everyone we know.You can use the Zoom app on just about any platform, but you can also dial in over a plain old copper phone line.

Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology

Intel Preparing Platform Monitoring Technology

Intel developers are working on a new Linux feature and technology called "Intel Platform Monitoring Technology" as amounting to a hardware telemetry framework that can also be used by other hardware vendors.

Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million

Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million

In a blog post published Wednesday, Yuan said usage had increased by 1,900%, with 200 million daily free and paying users in March, up from 10 million at the end of December.