Npm is joining GitHub

Npm is joining GitHub

We will work to improve the everyday experience of developers and maintainers, and support the great work already started on the npm v7 CLI, which will remain free and open source.

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Wearable Microphone Jamming

Furthermore, by arranging the transducers in a ring layout, our wearable jams in multiple directions and protects the privacy of its user’s voice, anywhere and anytime, without requiring its user to manually point the jammer to the eavesdropping microphones.

There's a privacy bracelet that jams smart speakers and, hell yeah, bring it

There's a privacy bracelet that jams smart speakers and, hell yeah, bring it

What's more, the study authors note that because of the way people tend to "speak" with their hands while speaking with their actual mouths, the wearable jammer is extra effective at blocking hidden microphones at is moves around.

UK Plans to Give All Children Full Genome Sequence at Birth

UK Plans to Give All Children Full Genome Sequence at Birth

Health Secretary Matt Hancock sees the future ubiquity of genetic sequencing as a way to offer “predictive, personalized” care for children who have rare diseases and other genetic conditions, according to The Telegraph.

There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true

There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true

There you were, talking to Gina about a potential trip this fall to Buenos Aires. "Maybe I'll go to Buenos Aires this fall!" "Or maybe Lisbon! Everyone, it seems, believes that Facebook is listening in on them.

DARPA is Working on an Anonymous Mobile Communication System

DARPA is Working on an Anonymous Mobile Communication System

The United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is behind the many innovative and useful technologies such as Unix, GPS, Tor, etc. Read More: DARPA is Developing a Secure Open Source Voting System.

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

With Track & Trace, Juul is calling upon parents, teachers and law enforcement officials to come to the Juul Report web portal when they confiscate a device from a minor and input the serial number.

Facebook Discriminates Users Based on Race, Gender and Religion in Housing Ads, HUD charges say

Facebook Discriminates Users Based on Race, Gender and Religion in Housing Ads, HUD charges say

Last August, HUD Secretary Ben Carson accused Facebook of discrimination because it lets advertisers exclude people based on their race, gender, national origin, family status, ZIP code or religion. She said the social network no longer lets advertisers run housing, employment or credit ads targeted by age, gender or ZIP code.

Why Democracies Die: The Reason Privacy Is the Source of Power in the 21st Century

Why Democracies Die: The Reason Privacy Is the Source of Power in the 21st Century

He said that democracies have been formed through waves — that means, every time there’s been a liberal revolution that established a democracy, other countries tend to follow the pioneer and adopt a democratic process as well.

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Enter symbols separated by a space: Look Up Symbols Portfolio Made Possible by: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers By Ted Bridis Associated Press Monday, March 8, 1999; Page A08 Microsoft Corp., which sells the software runs most of the world's personal computers, said yesterday that its latest version of Windows generates a unique serial number that partly is planted within electronic documents and could be used to trace the identity of authors.

Most Facebook users aren’t aware that Facebook tracks their interests

Most Facebook users aren’t aware that Facebook tracks their interests

“In addition to categorizing users’ political views, Facebook’s algorithm assigns some users to groups by ‘multicultural affinity,’ which the firm says it assigns to people whose Facebook activity ‘aligns with’ certain cultures.

A new app called Vote With Me lets you see the voting record and political party of every contact in your phone

A new app called Vote With Me lets you see the voting record and political party of every contact in your phone

But the app also pulls your voter registration and voting record, and that same information from anyone in your phone's contacts, allowing you to see which political party your friends are registered with.

Facebook's security is so bad it's surprising Zuckerberg hasn't deleted his account

Facebook's security is so bad it's surprising Zuckerberg hasn't deleted his account

Less than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal launched a privacy reckoning, Facebook is back in the news over yet another data breach, this one a security breach affecting almost 50 million accounts, leaving many wondering, again, how safe their personal info really is.

Facebook is Dying and Here’s the Proof – FutureSin – Medium

Facebook is Dying and Here’s the Proof – FutureSin – Medium

Facebook is now making users wait twice as long to delete their accounts In a shocking and bizarre move to the product and customer experience it now takes a full month to delete your Facebook account — twice as long as before.

Facebook extends account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

Facebook extends account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

Facebook recently extended the deletion grace period for terminating your main account from 14 to 30 days, the company confirmed to The Verge. “We recently increased the grace period when you choose to delete your Facebook account from 14 days to 30 days,” says a Facebook spokesperson.

WhatsApp CEO gets India’s wish list

WhatsApp CEO gets India’s wish list

Stepping up efforts to clamp down on the spread on “sinister” messages through WhatsApp, the Union government on Tuesday asked the instant messaging platform to implement three measures in India: set up a local corporate entity; appoint a grievance officer in India; and find a solution to trace the origin of a fake message.