Edison Mail Responds to Report on Email Apps Selling Anonymized Data Scraped From Inboxes

Edison Mail Responds to Report on Email Apps Selling Anonymized Data Scraped From Inboxes

Edison Mail is transparent about its data collection in its privacy policy, for example, noting that it uses "non-personal data such as seller, product and price extracted from information we collect" to help its Edison Trends business partners "aggregate and understand commerce trends.".

Google Maps is becoming a location-ad juggernaut

Google Maps is becoming a location-ad juggernaut

Seeing ads in Google Maps isn’t anything new, but Google is making it easier and more effective than ever for brick-and-mortar businesses to advertise themselves to people using the location-based service and to get them to pay a visit.

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

channels, Tile has made the decision to continue raising concerns over Apple’s anti-competitive practices,” Tile’s general counsel Kirsten Daru told Reuters in an interview ahead of the hearing.

Latest AI acquisition shows Apple isn’t sacrificing privacy for smarts

Latest AI acquisition shows Apple isn’t sacrificing privacy for smarts

That is to say that it wants cutting edge data-driven machine learning on its devices, without violating its own user privacy pledge.What’s more, it’s done it in a way that cocoons the company from potential criticism about user data down the line.

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

Of this, it's reported that nine were requests for advertising, while more than ninety tried to send data off to "analytics" sites.Late last year, the New York Times ran its own analytics - on a leak of mobile location data - de-anonymising it, then identifying government officials.

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

I was alarmed when I learned in 2017 that the company had begun moving forward with the development of a new version of a censored Search product for China, codenamed “Dragonfly.” But Dragonfly was only one of several developments that concerned those of us who still believed in the mantra of “Don’t be evil.” I was also concerned that Cloud executives were actively pursuing deals with the Saudi government, given its horrible record of human rights abuses.

Adversarial Interoperability

Adversarial Interoperability

For a really competitive, innovative, dynamic marketplace, you need adversarial interoperability: that’s when you create a new product or service that plugs into the existing ones without the permission of the companies that make them.

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

LogMeIn announced yesterday that it will be acquired by Private Equity Firm for approximately $4.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.LogMeIn announced yesterday that it will be acquired by Private Equity Firm for approximately $4.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Are You One Of Avast’s 400 Million Users? This Is Why It Collects And Sells Your Web Habits.

Are You One Of Avast’s 400 Million Users? This Is Why It Collects And Sells Your Web Habits.

As a final assurance, Vlcek told Forbes he recognizes customers use Avast to protect their information and so it can’t do anything that might “circumvent the security of privacy of the data including targeting by advertisers.”.

Amazon India halts ‘search-seeding’

Amazon India halts ‘search-seeding’

“We were provided with search word-based analytics on the platform about twice a month, which helps sellers using those keywords to appear on top results,” the merchant said.

Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

Writing for the majority in a ruling handed down on Wednesday, Justice Debra Todd wrote: Based upon these cases rendered by the United States Supreme Court regarding the scope of the Fifth Amendment, we conclude that compelling the disclosure of a password to a computer, that is, the act of production, is testimonial.

How smart homes could be wiser

How smart homes could be wiser

Fortunately, because of the known risks, many developers, security experts, consumer groups and policy makers are working on solutions to make smart homes wiser.Beyond privacy and security, seek wiser smart home devices.

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal, starting as early as next year.

How cash is becoming a thing of the past | DW Documentary (Banking documentary)

How cash is becoming a thing of the past | DW Documentary (Banking documentary)

And digital payment companies like Paypal or Visa simply want to profit from money transactions and collect as much financial data about consumers as they can.But as our financial behavior becomes more and more transparent, states are also using payment data to find out more about us.

Product Usage Tracking (#5672) · Issues · GitLab.com / www-gitlab-com

Product Usage Tracking (#5672) · Issues · GitLab.com / www-gitlab-com

Based on considerable feedback from our customers, users, and the broader community, we reversed course the next day and removed those changes before they went into effect.We are reaching out to customers who expressed concerns and collecting feedback from users and the wider community.

Update on free software and telemetry (Updated October 24th, 2019)

Update on free software and telemetry (Updated October 24th, 2019)

On the other hand, we want to make sure that users who prefer using only free software can have a positive GitLab experience, as open source communities are important to GitLab. To make GitLab better faster, we need more data on how users are using GitLab. SaaS telemetry products, which provide analytics on user behavior inside web-based applications, have come a long way in the past few years.

US pushes Facebook for access to WhatsApp messages

US pushes Facebook for access to WhatsApp messages

In an open letter to the company, Attorney General William Barr states that the DOJ is concerned that Facebook’s encryption would be harmful to the investigation and prosecution of offenders of crimes like terrorism, extortion, and the sexual exploitation of children.

Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables That Hack You Will Be Mass Produced and Sold

Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables That Hack You Will Be Mass Produced and Sold

After demoing the cable for Motherboard at the Def Con hacking conference this summer, MG said "It’s like being able to sit at the keyboard and mouse of the victim but without actually being there.".

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

(CNN) When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Nano Things

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Nano Things

With the help of Internet of Nano Things, nanodevices can collect large volumes of critical data that can be analyzed to gain informative business insights.Internet of nano things can be used to develop a Body Sensor Network (BSN) using in-body nanosensors that can monitor any patient’s health and biological activity.

A website that revealed personal information about porn actors has been shut down by a porn company: 'We simply didn't want it out there for the world to see anymore'

A website that revealed personal information about porn actors has been shut down by a porn company: 'We simply didn't want it out there for the world to see anymore'

This week, the site was abruptly shuttered and replaced with a message from the porn production company Bang Bros.On Wednesday, a website named PornWikiLeaks went offline and was replaced with a message: "We have purchased this site with the intention of shutting it down and removing all information associated with it," the message reads.

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

CITL researchers studied publicly available firmware images and evaluated them for the presence of standard security features such as the use of non-executable stacks, Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and stack guards, which prevent buffer overflow attacks.

Why DuckDuckGo isn’t as bad as some people make it seem.

Why DuckDuckGo isn’t as bad as some people make it seem.

According to DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy: DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information.So they use the tracking pixel data to improve their product.TL;DR: They collect anonymous data to measure engagement of specific events, to make it a more user friendly experience for everybody.

Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

Microsoft has updated its privacy policy and other online pages to explicitly state that human employees or contractors may listen to recordings captured by the company's Cortana and Skype Translator products.

Juul's app-connected e-cigarette keeps tabs on your vaping

Juul's app-connected e-cigarette keeps tabs on your vaping

The product, called the Juul C1, pairs with an Android-only app via Bluetooth and has been launched in the UK after a trial in Canada, as reported by The Financial Times.

Mozilla Firefox Adding a New Social Tracking Protection Feature

Mozilla Firefox Adding a New Social Tracking Protection Feature

New Enhanced Tracking Protection Settings According to Mozilla's file, the social tracking protection feature will initially block trackers on domains related to the following social sites or services.

Google admits partners leaked more than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant

Google admits partners leaked more than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant

Google admitted on Thursday that more than 1,000 sound recordings of customer conversations with the Google Assistant were leaked by some of its partners to a Belgian news site.

Safe shopping: Amazon Prime Day

Safe shopping: Amazon Prime Day

Due to this many security problems arise, for example selling fake products, creating fake reviews, even getting customers sensitive data when they buy. It makes sense that reviews might give you a push which product to buy, but Amazon review system makes it easy to fake the reviews so be careful.

Opinion | What if All Your Slack Chats Were Leaked?

Opinion | What if All Your Slack Chats Were Leaked?

Slack should give everyone the same privacy protections available to its paying enterprise customers and let all of its users decide for themselves which messages they want to keep and which messages they want to delete.

Germany responds to Trump: Huawei has no back door, but Cisco has 10

Germany responds to Trump: Huawei has no back door, but Cisco has 10

This article reveals a very important fact that no backdoors were found in Huawei's products, and 10 vulnerabilities were discovered on Cisco products in the United States.