Six Tips for Using a Burner Phone to Enhance Your Privacy – Spycraft 101

Six Tips for Using a Burner Phone to Enhance Your Privacy – Spycraft 101

Whether you are living and working in a high-threat environment or period of civil unrest, worry about being vulnerable to hacking of your financial data or online profiles, or are simply an advocate for personal privacy and liberty, it’s important to understand the methods by which you are tracked, and by whom, and for what purpose.

How Development Teams Buy SaaS

How Development Teams Buy SaaS

In the future, every company will become a software company.” Additionally, you often hear expressions like, “In the application economy, software developers reign supreme.” And yet, there is a persistent stereotype that executive management holds all of the power in how organizations evaluate and purchase technology.

Amazon and Google Are Practically Giving Away Smart Speakers. Here’s Why.

Amazon and Google Are Practically Giving Away Smart Speakers. Here’s Why.

Credit: NurPhoto/Getty ImagesThis holiday season, both Amazon and Google are selling their smart speakers for so little that they’re basically giving them away, or in some cases, partnering with other companies to actually give them away.

You can now speak to Alexa in Spanish

You can now speak to Alexa in Spanish

Amazon is rolling out Multilingual mode to Alexa, which lets users in the US speak Spanish to their Alexa devices.Multilingual mode is meant to let users switch between languages quickly, as bilingual speakers may do at home with their families.

Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public

Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public

By passively observing three such services over the course of three days earlier this month, Cylab hackers were able to collect more than 200 documents, mostly things like purchase orders and invoices.

What Amazon Thinks You’re Worth

What Amazon Thinks You’re Worth

In a statement to The Atlantic, a spokesperson for Amazon said that the company values consumer privacy and that the assistant is completely optional. For Amazon, the assistant credit isn’t a purchase; it’s an investment.

Google still keeps a list of everything you ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete all your emails

Google still keeps a list of everything you ever bought using Gmail, even if you delete all your emails

If you bought food for delivery and the receipt went to your Gmail, Google stores that, too. At the time of my original story, Google said users can delete everything by tapping into a purchase and removing the Gmail.

We just got a chance to finally force Congress to do something about the NSA surveillance programs that Edward Snowden exposed -- and maybe even facial recognition too -- but we have to act fast

We just got a chance to finally force Congress to do something about the NSA surveillance programs that Edward Snowden exposed -- and maybe even facial recognition too -- but we have to act fast

Tlaib-Pressley Amendment #91: States none of the funds in this Act available to the Department of Housing and Urban Development may be used to purchase, lease, or otherwise utilize facial or other biometric recognition software, hardware or system.

Google’s Gmail scans, parses, analyzes and catalogs your email

Google’s Gmail scans, parses, analyzes and catalogs your email

First, it means that in order to isolate and parse purchases, Google must then be scanning every email, otherwise, how would they know what’s a purchase and what isn’t? I still couldn’t believe that Google was in essence reading your email and cataloging your purchases on it’s own.

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Simply put: there is no mass-delete option and one has to go one by one to delete each product history which means the process requires manually deleting hundreds or thousands of emails depending on how much you shop online and whether you had purchase receipts sent to your Gmail account.

Google Responds To Reports That It Logs Retail Purchase Receipts Sent To Gmail

Google Responds To Reports That It Logs Retail Purchase Receipts Sent To Gmail

“We don’t use any information from your Gmail messages to serve you ads, and that includes the email receipts and confirmations shown on the Purchase page,” the Google spokesperson wrote.

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Google is using Your Gmail Account to Track Your Purchases

Like the Reddit user, I do not use Google Pay. Purchases Page The general consensus was that Gmail was analyzing incoming emails for purchase receipts and then extracting that information.

Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop

Gmail tracks all your purchases, it is difficult to delete them and impossible to stop

Google uses its email service Gmail to track purchases that customers of the company made, even on third-party websites like Amazon. Google uses its email service Gmail to track purchases that customers of the company made, even on third-party websites like Amazon.

Only a small percentage of users buys stuff through Alexa, report claims

Only a small percentage of users buys stuff through Alexa, report claims

with 85 posters participating Analysts have been aggressively optimistic in their predictions about the growth of consumer shopping via virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa, but a new report claims that only a small fraction of Alexa device owners shop with voice commands.

Privacy 2019 Part One: Where We Are Now

Privacy 2019 Part One: Where We Are Now

A vast majority of Google's Revenue is its ad business (around 80%)Now this is where you say, "But doesn't my data then provide me with a better service and as a result better products?

Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

FACEBOOK HAS just announced it is to merge Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp into a cross-platform service. WhatsApp, for example uses end-to-end encryption, but lacks a desktop app, which Facebook Messenger has.

Hey Google! When did I ask you to access my Purchase details?

Hey Google! When did I ask you to access my Purchase details?

We are living in a scary world and I DO NOT want someone to use my personal data to grow their business or run analytics without my consent.

Can You Buy Bitcoin Anonymously?

Can You Buy Bitcoin Anonymously?

You can sign up to localbitcoins.com with an alias email address and then search for sellers accepting one of the various cash methods (cash by mail, deposit, or at ATM). When you purchase bitcoin from an ATM, you’ll usually be asked to provide a bitcoin wallet address.

Walmart patents biometric shopping cart to track your vitals

Walmart patents biometric shopping cart to track your vitals

It’s one thing if you want to track the speed of a cart or its route through a store for marketing purposes but a desire to collect a user’s vital signs under the guise that you’re doing so to help sick or elderly shoppers or otherwise improve customer service is outright disturbing.

BuyChoice Products Protects People's Right To Privacy - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

BuyChoice Products Protects People's Right To Privacy - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

A company that helps to protect people’s privacy has launched a range of products and services to allow people to make phone calls and surf online without the fear of having that privacy breached.

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

Apple has reportedly acquired Silk Labs, a little-known startup which focused on building on-device machine learning software. After an unsuccessful foray into the smart home, Silk Labs developed on-device machine learning services.

Mark Zuckerberg Just Spent More Than $30 Million Buying 4 Neighboring Houses For Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg Just Spent More Than $30 Million Buying 4 Neighboring Houses For Privacy

Facebook's billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News reports. Zuckerberg will lease the four homes he just bought back to its current residents.

Apple buys privacy-minded AI startup Silk Labs

Apple buys privacy-minded AI startup Silk Labs

The company released a crowdfunded smart home monitoring camera back in 2016 which showed off its lightweight AI tech. The Silk Labs purchase could therefore allow Apple to expand its range of smart home products with the unique selling point of privacy in the home.

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

4G Mobile Phone

4G Mobile Phone

The product covered by the guarantee may be repaired or replaced after being assessed by Punkt.. The service for products covered by the guarantee can only be obtained by presenting proof of purchase (a valid receipt) and the original packaging.

Apple Using a 'Device Trust Score' to Identify and Prevent Fraud on iTunes and App Stores

Apple Using a 'Device Trust Score' to Identify and Prevent Fraud on iTunes and App Stores

To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase.

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Stingrays, also known as "cell site simulators" or "IMSI catchers," are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers and send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and identifying information.

Google, Mastercard have ‘secret partnership’ to track in-store transactions: report - National

Google, Mastercard have ‘secret partnership’ to track in-store transactions: report - National

Google and Mastercard have had a secret partnership for the past year in which the credit card company has shared U.S. transaction data with the tech giant, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Banks Are Eyeing $1.5 Trillion in Credit Card Secrets

Banks Are Eyeing $1.5 Trillion in Credit Card Secrets

Banks send Cardlytics data without customers’ names or other personally identifiable information. Cardlytics has, in essence, data pipelines running back into the banks, so the offers can go to the specific customers most likely to respond to them.