The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

And yet, our right to anonymity online remains at risk.But most importantly, there are myriad reasons why anonymity and pseudonymity remain vital tools for free expression and safety.EFF was able to successfully appeal in District Court, however, and Darkspilver’s anonymity remains protected.

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits.

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

McLaws – a professor at the University of New South Wales' School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Australia, and a member of European, US and UK epidemiology and infection control bodies – told The Register tracking played a key role in nations that were able to flatten the exponential curve of COVID-19 cases – particularly Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.

Facial recognition thermometer installed in buses in south China

Facial recognition thermometer installed in buses in south China

The smart thermometer can take body temperature in seconds and issue an alert if abnormal data is detected, according to the Guangzhou Municipal Transportation Bureau.

How To Prevent Facial Recognition Technology From Identifying You

How To Prevent Facial Recognition Technology From Identifying You

The first goal in this regard is to utilize hair or makeup in ways that substantially block portions of your face (especially your the eyes, nose, and forehead and the location where these features intersect), and that, thereby, cause many facial recognition systems not to realize that your face is a face – so they don’t even try to match and identify it.

Apple’s Safari privacy features are driving down prices for advertisers at the cost of accuracy

Apple’s Safari privacy features are driving down prices for advertisers at the cost of accuracy

Check out our exclusive stories , reviews , how-tos , and subscribe to our YouTube channel .In the two years since Apple released Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that keeps websites from tracking users around the web, it looks to have almost totally eliminated the ability for advertisers to market to specific demographics.

LinkedIn Asks Court To Reconsider Decision Allowing HiQ To Scrape Data

LinkedIn Asks Court To Reconsider Decision Allowing HiQ To Scrape Data

The ruling, issued last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, requires LinkedIn to allow publicly available data about its users to be scraped by hiQ.

Feds Sue Edward Snowden, Move to Seize Book Proceeds

Feds Sue Edward Snowden, Move to Seize Book Proceeds

"The United States' ability to protect sensitive national security information depends on employees' and contractors' compliance with their non-disclosure agreements, including their pre-publication review obligations," said US assistant attorney general Jody Hunt in a statement.

WhatsApp ‘Exploited’ By Hong Kong Police To Collect Intelligence—Accounts Suspended

WhatsApp ‘Exploited’ By Hong Kong Police To Collect Intelligence—Accounts Suspended

In another blunt message to China, Facebook has slapped down attempts by the police in Hong Kong to use its WhatsApp messaging platform to collect intelligence on the pro-democracy protests.

UK Police admit sharing images for King’s Cross Estate’s facial recognition

UK Police admit sharing images for King’s Cross Estate’s facial recognition

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the original information provided by the Metropolitan Police was also “incorrect” and that “they have in fact shared images related to facial recognition with King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership”.

Apple to Advertisers: Follow Safari Web-Tracking Rules or Else

Apple to Advertisers: Follow Safari Web-Tracking Rules or Else

Two years ago, Apple took a harder line against web trackers by adding a privacy capability in Safari designed to prevent "cross-site" tracking, which is used across the ad industry to learn what sites your computer is visiting.

New 'Lockdown' Firewall App Lets You Block Any Connection to Any Domain for Privacy Protection

New 'Lockdown' Firewall App Lets You Block Any Connection to Any Domain for Privacy Protection

Lockdown, a new app launching today, is designed to be an open source firewall, letting users block any connection to any domain, including those that use ad tracking services and analytics platforms to monitor device usage.

Pale Moon forum

Pale Moon forum

A malicious party gained access to the at the time Windows-based archive server () which we've been renting from Frantech/BuyVM, and ran a script to selectively infect all archived Pale Moon .exe files stored on it (installers and portable self-extracting archives) with a variant of Win32/ClipBanker.

A look at Microsoft Edge's Tracking Prevention feature

A look at Microsoft Edge's Tracking Prevention feature

Microsoft describes Tracking Prevention in Edge in the following way:Websites use trackers (like cookies and scripts) to collect info about how you use their sites and show you content like relevant ads.

How does a privacy screen protector work?

How does a privacy screen protector work?

The privacy screen protector is a film that prevents others from peeking . Through the privacy screen protector diagram, you can see that the smaller the viewing angle, the better the anti-spying effect. YIPI's privacy screen protector can not only prevent peeping.

Porn block: UK free porn website ban starts on 1 April – what it means

Porn block: UK free porn website ban starts on 1 April – what it means

Non-compliance The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the UK’s pornography regulator, states that pornographic websites which do the following will not be considered compliant with the new law: Any porn site that fails to comply with the news rules will face a fine of up to £250,000, or a blanket block by UK internet service providers.

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.1

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.1

As of ITP 2.1, partitioned cookies are no longer supported and third-parties classified with cross-site tracking capabilities now have to use the Storage Access API to get any cookie access. When a partitioned cache entry is created for a domain that’s classified by ITP as having cross-site tracking capabilities, the entry gets flagged for verification.

WhatsApp Testing out a Feature that gives Users more Control over their Privacy

WhatsApp Testing out a Feature that gives Users more Control over their Privacy

WhatsApp Testing out a Feature that gives Users more Control over their Privacy Sebastian Petrosi | 16 February 2019 “The new privacy feature will prevent users from being added to groups without their permission.

Tails report for December, 2018

Tails report for December, 2018

Part of this work was to switch our IDF format to JSON and to rewrite and release a new version of the Tails verification extension . The translation server (not yet in production) now updates its Git repository automatically using scripts. The staging website (not yet in production either) is updated automatically.

Tails 3.11 is out

Tails 3.11 is out

This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. Upgrades and changes Add a confirm dialog between downloading and applying an automatic upgrade to control better when the network is disabled and prevent partially applied upgrades. Update Thunderbird to 60.3.0. Download Tails 3.11.

Skills in Cybersecurity

Skills in Cybersecurity

In Europe - region where more cybersecurity experts are demanded- the 48% of the companies assure they cannot cover their needs. Also from the public administrations have admitted the need to foster this productive network in order to protect national and citizens security.

Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data

Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data

The researchers Paulos Yibelo and Daniel Eshetu said the software running on three of the devices they tested — NetGear Stora, Seagate Home and Medion LifeCloud — can allow an attacker to remotely read, change and delete data without requiring a password.

“Enough is enough.” Latest Facebook mega breach prompts calls for change from digital security advocates

“Enough is enough.” Latest Facebook mega breach prompts calls for change from digital security advocates

Internet users are demanding change from tech companies, and call on federal lawmakers to pass laws that will actually protect users from dangerous data breaches. Rather than shoring up their security, companies like Facebook have been spending millions lobbying against real privacy and data security protections for Internet users.

Opinion | Let’s Retire the Phrase ‘Privacy Policy’

Opinion | Let’s Retire the Phrase ‘Privacy Policy’

What lies behind these links is a cavalcade of disclosures of how businesses across the internet track us, target us and trade our information.