Privacy Talks | Interview with Tyler Ahn from Mozilla Firefox

Privacy Talks | Interview with Tyler Ahn from Mozilla Firefox

[6:11] – You mentioned the enhanced tracking protection, can you go into that a little bit more and describe exactly what it is protecting Firefox users from?How does an internet user use Firefox Monitor to become more informed about data breaches and what is it exactly that is being monitored?

Privacy Talks: Interview with Micah Lee from The Intercept

Privacy Talks: Interview with Micah Lee from The Intercept

Timestamp Links & Questions: [0:50] – Could you tell us a little bit about what you do in your position as Director of Information Security at First Look Media, the organization behind The Intercept?

Government defeated over child spy law

Government defeated over child spy law

Peers have forced through an amendment to the spycops bill to curtail the use of child spies by the police and security services.

Singapore changes the rules and will now use COVID-19 contact-tracing app data in criminal cases

Singapore changes the rules and will now use COVID-19 contact-tracing app data in criminal cases

The Singapore government has decided to use data gathered by its TraceTogether COVID-19-coronavirus contact-tracing app in criminal investigations.Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan by saying that Singapore’s Criminal Procedure Code means its Police can obtain any data for criminal investigations, including data gathered by TraceTogether.

California votes to “expand” privacy laws to allow companies to make you pay for privacy

California votes to “expand” privacy laws to allow companies to make you pay for privacy

On election day, California voters chose to pass Proposition 24, which alters the newly inaugurated California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) with some pretty significant changes that can be viewed as a net negative for privacy.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: October 23, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: October 23, 2020

Court documents have revealed that internet service providers have been conducting secret traffic analysis on customers to monitor IPTV activity.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

Andrew Yang takes lead in California data privacy measure

Andrew Yang takes lead in California data privacy measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they’re agreeing to when a website asks, “Do You Accept All Cookies?” Most people just click “OK” and hope for the best, says former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

The fight over the fight for California’s privacy future

The fight over the fight for California’s privacy future

“The CCPA was a lot weaker than the [original] initiative, but at the same time it was, and still is, the strongest consumer privacy law in the nation,” she says.

Hackers leak data on 1,000 Belarusian police officers

Hackers leak data on 1,000 Belarusian police officers

Women tear balaclavas off security officers amid mass arrests in Belarus – video The government said 390 women were detained for taking part in a protest on Saturday against Lukashenko.

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.

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).One expert said the ruling reflected the "position that the European Court has taken over many years".The case went to court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren which she had posted on social media.

India acknowledges, but brushes aside, features-not-bugs in Aarogya Setyu virus contact-tracing app

India acknowledges, but brushes aside, features-not-bugs in Aarogya Setyu virus contact-tracing app

The Indian government has acknowledged “potential security issues” in the Aarogya Setyu contact-tracing app which its opposition labels as a ‘surveillance system with no oversight,’ but says the code issues are not that big a deal.

Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court

Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court

We’ve seen some pretty poor security in dating apps over recent years; breaches of personal data, leaking users locations and more.We contacted 3fun about this on 1st July and asked them to fix the security flaws, as personal data was exposed.

China’s government has given location-tracking watches to 17,000 children

China’s government has given location-tracking watches to 17,000 children

The smart watches use chips developed and designed by BeiDou, a Chinese satellite navigation system, to pinpoint a child’s position within 10 meters. The tech: The watches are equipped with a positioning chip, developed by BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, China’s GPS equivalent.

Detroit cops arrest police commissioner, protester at raucous public meeting

Detroit cops arrest police commissioner, protester at raucous public meeting

Twitter/Alan Campbell Detroit police yank police commissioner Willie Burton from his seat. Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton was yanked out of his seat and arrested during a public meeting Thursday because the chairwoman wanted him to stop talking.

Finland passed new surveillance laws without a vote in a nearly empty room

Finland passed new surveillance laws without a vote in a nearly empty room

According to YLE, the law allows the civilian Security Intelligence Service (Supo) and the military Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) to expand eavesdropping powers on phone calls and network data to incredible levels.

Facebook Data Gathering Reined in by German Facebook Ruling

Facebook Data Gathering Reined in by German Facebook Ruling

Upon completion of its investigation into the business practices of Facebook, the Bundeskartellamt last week found that the social media giant’s practices in relation to data obtained its services means that the platform users may be victims of ‘exploitative’ abuse.

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

The successful candidate will support the Data Privacy group on a wide range of assigned and special projects, such as the execution of routine privacy audits, data-infrastructure risk management, security controls, policies and research reports.

Dismantling the “Nothing to Hide” Argument

Dismantling the “Nothing to Hide” Argument

Specific examples involving The Society Argument – The Chinese censor the news and monitor internet traffic to identify potential dissidents and send them to “reeducation camps.” They are also looking into a national social credit score, where doing things like speaking out against the government, or talking to someone who does, can inhibit your ability to travel, get a job, and live your life.

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

The survey found that when potential tradeoffs were not part of the question, approximately 80 per cent of Americans agreed they would like Google, Facebook and other online services to collect less of their data.

Opposition slams cyber surveillance order

Opposition slams cyber surveillance order

The agencies have been authorised “for the purpose of interception, monitoring and decryption of any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource under the said Act (section 69 of the IT Act, 2000)”, the order states.

Carolina: “You are legal, but on the other hand you’re not.”

Carolina: “You are legal, but on the other hand you’re not.”

On the initial work visa, she was given a temporary Chilean ID card with the RUT number. It is legal for Carolina to work for her current employer, but it’s also not possible to change jobs.

Australia to pass sweeping anti-encryption laws

Australia to pass sweeping anti-encryption laws

The main political parties in Australia have made a deal to pass controversial and sweeping laws granting authorities the legal powers to access encrypted communications. Despite protests from privacy campaigners and companies including Facebook and Google, the Liberal-National coalition government and the opposition Labor Party have struck a deal to pass the law.

Manage your privacy

Manage your privacy

The consultations that we make to search engines, the pages we visit, that describe our interests and priorities and are constantly analyzed for licit or illicit purposes.

Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn’t use computers says he’s also not familiar with cybersecurity

Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn’t use computers says he’s also not familiar with cybersecurity

At Thursday’s meeting of the Lower House Cabinet Committee, Sakurada — who also serves as minister for the 2020 Tokyo Games — faced his first question-and-answer session on a bill to revise the Basic Act on Cybersecurity.

NSA IG looks to make agency ‘transparent where we can be’

NSA IG looks to make agency ‘transparent where we can be’

“Because so much of the stuff can’t be disclosed, I think it really is critically important that we be transparent where we can be, so that the public knows at least that there is effective, independent oversight going on, even if we can’t disclose everything that we’re looking at,” Storch said.

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

In theory, they say, it ought to be possible to use this changing electromagnetic field to work out the position, actions, and movement of individuals. They do this by measuring the change in the signal strength as they walk around outside the target building or room.

Italy Steps Up To Defend EU Internet Users Against Copyright Filters – Who Will Be Next?

Italy Steps Up To Defend EU Internet Users Against Copyright Filters – Who Will Be Next?

Back in May 25, when member countries met to settle on their original “negotiating text”, the national governments barely agreed between themselves on whether the directive should go forward.

Mozilla/infernyx: Inferno Rules and Schemas for Tiles project

Mozilla/infernyx: Inferno Rules and Schemas for Tiles project

{ "timestamp": 1407336655489, # unix timestamp, injected by onyx "date": "2014-05-27", # iso formatted date string for easy splitting by date, injected by onyx "ip": "103.242.154.10", # request originator's IPv4 address, injected by onyx "ua": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0", # request originator's UA, injected by onyx "locale": "en-US", # locale str, sent by client "click": 2, # this denotes a click action, and the index of the tile click in the "tiles" array.