40+ Rights Groups Urge Biden to Halt Federal Use of 'Dangerous' Facial Recognition Technology

40+ Rights Groups Urge Biden to Halt Federal Use of 'Dangerous' Facial Recognition Technology

A coalition of more than 40 advocacy groups is calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action imposing a moratorium on U.S. government use of facial recognition and other biometric technology, block state and local governments from using federal funds for such tools, and support related legislation introduced in Congress last year.

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.

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 .

Blackstone to acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

Blackstone to acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group Inc (BX.N) said on Wednesday it agreed to acquire genealogy provider Inc from private equity rivals for $4.7 billion, including debt, placing a big bet on family-tree chasing as well as personalized medicine.

GitHub - ddz/whatsapp-media-decrypt: Decrypt WhatsApp encrypted media files

GitHub - ddz/whatsapp-media-decrypt: Decrypt WhatsApp encrypted media files

A recent high-profile forensic investigation reported that “due to end-to-end encryption employed by WhatsApp, it is virtually impossible to decrypt the contents of the downloader [.enc file] to determine if it contained any malicious code in addition to the delivered video.”.

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.

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini, @olabini, a world-renowned figure in the field of free software and defender of digital rights and privacy, was arrested at the airport in Quito, Ecuador at 3:20 p.m. local time on April 11, 2019.

Bay Area: Join us 2/13 to discuss a new hope for tech activism

Bay Area: Join us 2/13 to discuss a new hope for tech activism

Engineer and entrepreneur Leigh Honeywell has been at the forefront of tech activism for many years, and at this month's Ars Technica Live on Wednesday, February 13, we'll be talking to her about activism in today's world and the politics of a life lived online.

Companies Are Not Going to Stop Collecting Your Data – Here’s Why

Companies Are Not Going to Stop Collecting Your Data – Here’s Why

Just take one look at Facebook, seen twice in my list of recent breaches above, as the best example of why you still need to worry about your data online. Nearly every online company has questionable data privacy practices, from Google to Amazon to Apple to Yahoo and Microsoft.

How to stop using social media

How to stop using social media

But I have gained a reasonable professional following on Twitter and LinkedIn, and a smaller one on Facebook (mostly because I’ve mostly used it for actual friends and family). I’m saying that email (and listservs) can probably be considered a sound substitute for social media.

Trading RobinHood? Better Dont If you Care of Privacy

Trading RobinHood? Better Dont If you Care of Privacy

Two Sigma Securities, LLC – Robinhood receives payment from Two Sigma Securities, LLC for directing – Robinhood receives payment from Virtu Financial, Inc. for directing equity order flow Robinhood receives payment for execution of options contracts.

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Last year, a small team of Clarifai engineers began working on a project inside a private room at its downtown New York office, said three people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition that they not be identified for fear of retaliation.