Tencent has been caught spying on your web browsing history with QQ Messenger

Tencent has been caught spying on your web browsing history with QQ Messenger

QQ Messenger, a popular Chinese instant messaging app by Tencent, was caught scraping web browser history with their desktop client.

Privacy On Social Media - It's Time to Stop Overthinking — Facts Overflow

Privacy On Social Media - It's Time to Stop Overthinking — Facts Overflow

Machine learning algorithms on these social media platforms are doing two tasks: displaying advertisements based on the user’s behavior and saving the user’s time by automatically doing what the user expects to do.

Big brother: Germany's foreign intelligence service under pressure

Big brother: Germany's foreign intelligence service under pressure

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has admitted a Reporters Without Borders (RWB) complaint claiming that people are not properly protected against groundless and unjustified mass surveillance by Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND.

Ubiquiti tells customers to change passwords after security breach

Ubiquiti tells customers to change passwords after security breach

Image: Ubiquiti Networks Networking equipment and IoT device vendor Ubiquiti Networks has sent out today notification emails to its customers informing them of a recent security breach.According to Ubiquiti, the intruder accessed servers that stored data on users, such as names, email addresses, and salted and hashed passwords.

We need more than deplatforming

We need more than deplatforming

Commit to meaningful transparency of platform algorithms so we know how and what content is being amplified, to whom, and the associated impact.These are actions the platforms can and should commit to today.

News Release: Airport Screening While Wearing Masks Test

News Release: Airport Screening While Wearing Masks Test

Early results, released today on the Biometric Rally website, indicate:Without masks, median system performance demonstrated a ~93% identification rate, with the best-performing system correctly identifying individuals ~100% of the time.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Charity GetSchooled Breaches 900k Children’s Details

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Charity GetSchooled Breaches 900k Children’s Details

This breach occurred when GetSchooled (), a charity founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with Viacom left a database open and accessible to anyone with a browser and internet connection.

The real cost of smart speakers

The real cost of smart speakers

Watch the video above to learn what we know and don’t know about how smart speakers use our data.And join the Open Sourced Reporting Network to help us report on the real consequences of data, privacy, algorithms, and AI.Open Sourced is made possible by Omidyar Network.

Do You Know Your Microsoft Productivity Score?

Do You Know Your Microsoft Productivity Score?

Whether Microsoft can hone a people-centered, scientific, analytical platform here—or whether it’s so much apophenia, finding patterns and meaning where there may be none—is mostly a matter of salesmanship.

Mozilla Urges Users to Support Apple's Planned Anti-Tracking Changes: 'A Huge Win for Consumers'

Mozilla Urges Users to Support Apple's Planned Anti-Tracking Changes: 'A Huge Win for Consumers'

This pressure from some advertisers has led Firefox maker Mozilla to launch a new page in which it urges people to show their support for Apple's decision, so that it does not further delay.

Inside the French government’s mission to develop an encrypted messaging platform

Inside the French government’s mission to develop an encrypted messaging platform

Although DINUM wasn’t looking for an open source solution specifically, it discovered Matrix; a decentralised communication protocol developed with interoperability and privacy in mind.

Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Omnisec meanwhile also sold its faulty OC-500 series devices to several federal agencies in Switzerland, including its own intelligence agencies, as well as to Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, and other private companies in the country, the SRF investigation showed.

Exclusive: WhiteHat Jr Bug Had Exposed Personal Data of 2.8 Lakh Students

Exclusive: WhiteHat Jr Bug Had Exposed Personal Data of 2.8 Lakh Students

The security researcher who discovered the vulnerability and made multiple responsible disclosures to the company between 6 October and 20 November wished not to be named.He has confirmed to The Quint that access to the company’s AWS servers have now been restricted by the company as of 21 November.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Pushes For Global Tracking System Using QR Codes

Chinese President Xi Jinping Pushes For Global Tracking System Using QR Codes

China has proposed a global mechanism on the mutual recognition of health certificates based on nucleic acid test results in the form of internationally accepted QR codes.

Walmart Exclusive Wi-Fi Router Contains Backdoor To Control Devices

Walmart Exclusive Wi-Fi Router Contains Backdoor To Control Devices

A Walmart exclusive Wi-Fi router, and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices reports CyberNews.CyberNews researchers also discovered that ‘Wavlink’ branded routers, often sold on Amazon or eBay, contain similar backdoors (source).

Does the Country a Service is Headquartered in Matter?

Does the Country a Service is Headquartered in Matter?

As such, a lot of people in the privacy community prefer to pick services that are run by companies that are based outside of the various Eyes communities.

There’s a war going on over 5G (and no, that’s not a conspiracy theory)

There’s a war going on over 5G (and no, that’s not a conspiracy theory)

First there’s Trump himself, whose attacks on Chinese tech companies appear to be part of a broader strategy aimed at getting a better trade deal out of China.

Does Apple really log every app you run? A technical look

Does Apple really log every app you run? A technical look

macOS uses OCSP to make sure that the developer certificate hasn’t been revoked before an app is launched.As Jeff Johnson explains in his tweet above, if macOS cannot reach Apple’s OCSP responder it skips the check and launches the app anyway - it is basically a fail-open behaviour.

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

After five years of offering unlimited free photo backups at “high quality,” Google Photos will start charging for storage once more than 15 gigs on the account have been used.

Thinking like a spy can help us sort truth from lies, says former head of GCHQ

Thinking like a spy can help us sort truth from lies, says former head of GCHQ

In a new book, intelligence and security expert Sir David Omand shows how we can learn to make better judgements by thinking like a spy.How Spies Think: Ten Lessons in Intelligence by David Omand (Viking, £20) is out now.

Who am I to decide when algorithms should make important decisions?

Who am I to decide when algorithms should make important decisions?

Technical know-how, whether in government or in the technology industry, cannot substitute for contextual understanding and lived experiences in determining whether it’s appropriate to apply AI systems in sensitive social domains.

DKIM: Show Your Privates

DKIM: Show Your Privates

Per the RFC: A signer should not sign with a private key when the selector containing the corresponding public key is expected to be revoked or removed before the verifier has an opportunity to validate the signature.

After CovidSafe, QR codes spark privacy concerns

After CovidSafe, QR codes spark privacy concerns

Graham Greenleaf, professor of law and information systems at the University of New South Wales summed up the dilemma: “We've got a genuinely voluntary CovidSafe app with Australia's strongest privacy policy protections, but it's now largely ignored because it's been shown to be ineffective.

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada

This metric is used to measure Facebook's total user base across its main app, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The StopHateForProfit ad boycott did not seem to impact the company's advertising business, with ad revenue up 22% compared to a year ago.

LAPD gets approval to begin recording, storing aerial footage of protests

LAPD gets approval to begin recording, storing aerial footage of protests

The Los Angeles Police Department received approval Tuesday to begin recording and storing aerial footage of protests and other large gatherings from its helicopters — a new capability that the department said would expand its “operational readiness” and protesters and civil liberties advocates denounced as unconstitutional government surveillance.

Authors Executive Summary: "Google, the media patron. How the digital giant woos journalism"

Authors Executive Summary: "Google, the media patron. How the digital giant woos journalism"

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Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now

Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now

Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users’ social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github.

Police chiefs, community denounce 'hateful' video comparing Ottawa chief to Hitler

Police chiefs, community denounce 'hateful' video comparing Ottawa chief to Hitler

César Ndéma-Moussa, seen here in 2017, says he is 'strongly convinced' the fact Ottawa Police Service Chief Peter Sloly is Black played a role in the decision to create the video.

Chrome exempts Google sites from user site data settings

Chrome exempts Google sites from user site data settings

Support this blog: Link Unshortener, StopTheMadness, Underpass, PayPal. In Google Chrome's "Cookies and site data" settings, accessible via the Preferences menu item or directly with.Chrome respects the "Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome" setting for but not entirely for .

3 Million Dickey Customers’ Credit Card Data Posted Online

3 Million Dickey Customers’ Credit Card Data Posted Online

He also stated that the breach was discovered this week right after the criminals started to advertise a huge bunch of payment card details called the “Bleeding Sun”.