Charities Urged To Stop Sharing Data With Adtech Industry

Charities Urged To Stop Sharing Data With Adtech Industry

In an open letter, ProPrivacy and other groups say that that many charity pages dealing with extremely sensitive issues such as mental health, debt, end-of-life care, and disability contained various trackers allowing advertisers to profile vulnerable users based on the topic of the page – for example, alcohol addiction or mental health issues.

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

CookieViz is the first software for the general public developed in-house by the CNIL.The source code of the Cookieviz software is freely accessible and can be improved by developers.

Netherlands: End dangerous mass surveillance policing experiments

Netherlands: End dangerous mass surveillance policing experiments

Police in the Netherlands must immediately stop using algorithmic systems that result in indiscriminate mass surveillance and ethnic profiling, said Amnesty International, in a report which exposes the threat “predictive policing” poses to human rights.

Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They’re Being Monitored For Labor Organizing

Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They’re Being Monitored For Labor Organizing

An Amazon Web Services employee emailed a series of internal Amazon listservs and told them that their communications were being monitored for labor organizing efforts and processed in a data farming project by the company's Global Security Operations, according to an internal email obtained by Motherboard.

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

Despite the measure issued by the DPA, the municipality installed this new series of facial recognition cameras in other areas of the city in May 2020.In August 2020 local newspapers from the Como area reported the poor results of the testing of the facial recognition system.

Amazon will launch a new location-tracking mesh network system later this year

Amazon will launch a new location-tracking mesh network system later this year

Amazon plans to add Ring cameras to the network later, notifying device owners directly when Sidewalk is available to use.Similar to a mesh network, adding more devices will extend Sidewalk’s range and functionality, so it’s critical for Amazon to integrate Sidewalk into as many home devices as possible.

Decentricity:

Decentricity:

Wireless internet is broadcast out of every node in the meshnet, and provides connectivity for other devices in the network that aren't nodes.Commotion Wireless is a meshnet implementation that aims to create community wireless networks from the outset.

Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, is getting into insurance

Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, is getting into insurance

Once they hit the predetermined point of money they pay for their employees’ health, the stop-loss insurance company pays the rest.For example, Coefficient claims its “analytics-based underwriting engine” will help employers better understand risk that they’re taking on.

US government built secret iPod with Apple’s help, former engineer says

US government built secret iPod with Apple’s help, former engineer says

An Apple engineer who helped launch the iPod said he helped the US government build a secret version of the device that could covertly collect data.Among other things, Shayer helped the men find their way around the Windows-based developer tools Apple used at the time to build software for ARM chips.

Tokyo's latest attraction: Transparent public toilets

Tokyo's latest attraction: Transparent public toilets

Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, a Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm, the two new sets of transparent toilets have been installed in two Shibuya parks -- Yoyogi Fukamachi Mini Park and Haru-no-Ogawa Community Park.

GitHub - google/differential-privacy: Google's differential privacy library.

GitHub - google/differential-privacy: Google's differential privacy library.

In order to run the differential private library, you need to install Bazel, if you don't have it already.Once you've installed Bazel and Git, open a Terminal and clone the differential privacy directory into a local folder:.

The Invidious Project Will Be Shutting Down Soon

The Invidious Project Will Be Shutting Down Soon

In a recent blog post, it has been announced that the main Invidious instance () will be shutting down and that Omar Roth will be stepping down as the lead developer of the project.

Omar Roth

Omar Roth

In either case, I consider myself extremely lucky to have people that can manage the project in future, and can only imagine what it would be like for someone without that luxury.

New machine learning method allows hospitals to share patient data -- privately

New machine learning method allows hospitals to share patient data -- privately

While the approach could potentially be used to answer many different medical questions, Penn Medicine researchers have shown that federated learning is successful specifically in the context of brain imaging, by being able to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of brain tumor patients and distinguish healthy brain tissue from cancerous regions.

Google reportedly peeks into Android data to gain edge over third-party apps

Google reportedly peeks into Android data to gain edge over third-party apps

Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google An internal team that tracks the worldwide usage of Google's first-party apps "also has used Lockbox data on third-party apps to show executives how Google services were performing compared to rivals," sources told The Information.

A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance

A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance

The Reynolds School will continue to do the yeoman’s work of maintaining and improving on the map; Yun says he’s particularly focused on making the process of entering data more fluid, especially now that the project is welcoming volunteers from the public.

Andrew Yang unveils Data Dividend Project to make tech companies pay for your personal information

Andrew Yang unveils Data Dividend Project to make tech companies pay for your personal information

Andrew Yang is making headlines again with a new endeavor called the Data Dividend Project that would make tech companies pay users for the personal information given up while using a company’s products and services.

Kindmetrics

Kindmetrics

Kindmetrics is a strictly privacy-focused, lightweight alternative to Google Analytics.It is the most privacy-focused analytics out there, and it is also straightforward to use with its one-page dashboard.Kindmetrics is built on being kind to you and your visitor`s privacy and data.

Your Data Should Belong to You — and not to the Big Tech Companies

Your Data Should Belong to You — and not to the Big Tech Companies

The Data Dividend Project aims to gather together hundreds of thousands of Americans to collectively bargain to take back your data rights that are currently being exploited by the big technology companies and data brokers.

NHS will keep personal data of people with coronavirus for 20 years

NHS will keep personal data of people with coronavirus for 20 years

The NHS will keep personal data about people with coronavirus for 20 years as part of the test-and-trace programme, according to a privacy notice posted by Public Health England.

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases related to criticism of the country’s ruling Communist Party (CCP).The Verge found evidence that comments were being deleted as early as October 2019, when the issue was raised on YouTube’s official help pages and multiple users confirmed that they had experienced the same problem.

Qubes awarded MOSS Mission Partners grant!

Qubes awarded MOSS Mission Partners grant!

We’re proud to announce that the Qubes OS Project has been awarded a Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) awards program grant in the amount of 128,000 USD.

Android Rookies - Everything about Tech

Android Rookies - Everything about Tech

Huawei development team mails an HKSP (Huawei Kernel Self Protection) Linux patch with a backdoor to Linux Foundation, Huawei denies involvement.It was immediately scrutinized by different people including the developers of Grsecurity, a project that provides its own set of security-hardening patches for the Linux kernel.

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto smart city project

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto smart city project

The plan, which was projected to cost over a billion dollars and has been under development for over two years, had run into community opposition from local residents who objected to the company’s high-tech, sensor-laden vision for the city’s waterfront.

Apple and Google create contact tracing API that preserves privacy to fight COVID-19

Apple and Google create contact tracing API that preserves privacy to fight COVID-19

Apple and Google have been working together for the last few months on a not-so-secret project to combat the COVID-19 pandemic which uses LE Bluetooth for contact tracing while still preserving privacy.

Free online 'threat blocker' launched in Canada as successful COVID-19 scams multiply

Free online 'threat blocker' launched in Canada as successful COVID-19 scams multiply

As the number of successful pandemic-related scams continues to grow online, Canada's cyber spy agency is helping to launch a new — and free — threat-blocking tool for all Canadians to use.

Tor Project lets go of a third of staff due to COVID-19

Tor Project lets go of a third of staff due to COVID-19

It is unfortunate that the Tor Project needs to let go of staff during such a crucial time; however, the move was made to ensure Tor’s continuity into the future.

Swiss pull out of European contact tracing App project

Swiss pull out of European contact tracing App project

(Keystone) Two Swiss technology institutes have distanced themselves from a European anti-coronavirus tracing App project, saying it is not respectful enough of personal privacy.The Federal Technology Institute Lausanne (EPFL) and ETH Zurich have been participating in the “Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing” project (PEPP-PT), which involves 130 organizations from eight countries.

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

Technology firms are processing large volumes of confidential UK patient information in a data-mining operation that is part of the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

Twitter jams open a back door to track your phone – which may already be in use by the government

Twitter jams open a back door to track your phone – which may already be in use by the government

The US government was reportedly already slurping up location data on millions of Americans through mobile advertisers – the same companies that are benefiting from Twitter’s new “always-on” mobile data sharing policy – even while it was meeting with Twitter and other social media platforms to gain access to their own treasure troves of user information, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited several individuals involved in the surveillance project.