How a 30-year-old technology – WiFi – will turn into our next big privacy problem

How a 30-year-old technology – WiFi – will turn into our next big privacy problem

Even if viable approaches could be developed, which is by no means clear, it’s easy to imagine that the default state for WiFi stations supporting the new 802.11bf will be for the privacy algorithms to be turned off.

Home Security Company 'ADT' Employee Arrested, After Spying On Over 200 Customer's Home Cameras...

Home Security Company 'ADT' Employee Arrested, After Spying On Over 200 Customer's Home Cameras...

Aviles's job involved installing home video surveillance cameras at customer premises and configuring the devices to work exclusively with the ADT Pulse application.Prosecutors said Aviles accessed more than 200 customer's home CCTV systems on more than 9,600 occasions....

Online trolls on notice as government pushes for 'world first' adult cyber abuse laws

Online trolls on notice as government pushes for 'world first' adult cyber abuse laws

National e-safety commissioner Julie Inman Grant says her agency will use proposed new powers to unmask and fine recidivist online trolls who use anonymous social media account to wage campaigns of hate and abuse.

Robots, Oracles and Protocols; Breaking Cryptography Through Information Leakage

Robots, Oracles and Protocols; Breaking Cryptography Through Information Leakage

Once this integer is found, our second message which we know is also properly will be denoted as M₁.As we know that M₁ is also properly padded, we know the interval in which it resides, and can use this to narrow the possible intervals for M₀.

The College Board Is Sharing Student Data Once Again

The College Board Is Sharing Student Data Once Again

“The data sharing we observed would allow for a broad range of profiling,” says Bill Fitzgerald, the privacy researcher who conducted the tests for the Consumer Reports Digital Lab. Once student data is passed to third parties, he notes, it’s more likely to be used for purposes that don’t reflect a pupil’s best interests.

IOS 14: What do the orange and green dots in the status bar mean?

IOS 14: What do the orange and green dots in the status bar mean?

The green light being on does not mean that the camera feed is being recorded and saved; all iOS knows is that the app can access the camera feed at that time.

Edison Mail rolls back update after iOS users reported they could see strangers’ emails

Edison Mail rolls back update after iOS users reported they could see strangers’ emails

Edison Mail has rolled back a software update that apparently let some users of its iOS app see emails from strangers’ accounts.We are contacting the impacted Edison Mail users (limited to a subset of those users who have updated and opened the app in the last 10 hours) to notify them.”.

Tile announces partnership with Intel to track missing PCs

Tile announces partnership with Intel to track missing PCs

If your tracker is out of Bluetooth range, you can ping Tile’s crowd-finding network, which will send you a notification with your laptop’s location whenever it comes close to another Tile device.

Enterprise Security Woes Explode with Home Networks in the Mix

Enterprise Security Woes Explode with Home Networks in the Mix

The work-from-home (WFH) paradigm that has become the new normal in the age of coronavirus comes with exacerbated network security risk – as evidenced by growing a number of botnets and automated attacks that are taking advantage of known vulnerabilities in both consumer and corporate IT gear.

The Next Privacy War Will Happen in Our Homes

The Next Privacy War Will Happen in Our Homes

When we go from inviting Alexa into our home to accepting the program as a necessary feature of life?“We envision a world where the consumer devices around us are more helpful, more intelligent, more… human,” says Audio Analytic, a company that has created software capable of recognizing a range of sounds.

Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models

Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models

For re-identifications that the model predicts to be always correct (\(\widehat {\xi _{\boldsymbol{x}}}\, > \, 0.95\), estimated individual uniqueness >95%), the likelihood of them to be incorrect (false-discovery rate) is 5.26% (see bottom-right inset in Fig. 2a ).

ICE is Paying Millions to Surveillance Company to Spy on People’s Communications

ICE is Paying Millions to Surveillance Company to Spy on People’s Communications

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency at the centre of carrying out President Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach to immigration enforcement and family separation, has for years been contracting a US surveillance company to intercept peoples’ communications across the United States.

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

Bugs always need a way to deliver the data they're gathering to their owners, so deep bug sweeps should go beyond regular electronics detection to scan for laser beam and microwave transmission setups.

Can this company put personal data back in the hands of consumers?

Can this company put personal data back in the hands of consumers?

They can also post new surveys to Killi and gather the specific information they need. Killi was launched in 2018, and developed by Freckle , a New York City based IoT company that specializes in offline attribution and data as a service.

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.5

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.5

This release features important security updates to Firefox. This new release updates Firefox to 60.5.0esr and Tor to the first stable release in the 0.3.5 series, 0.3.5.7. The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0.4 is:

Victory: Federal Court in Seattle Will Begin Disclosing Surveillance Records

Victory: Federal Court in Seattle Will Begin Disclosing Surveillance Records

The public will learn how often federal investigators in Seattle obtain private details about your communications, such as who you called and when, as a result of a petition to unseal those records brought by EFF client The Stranger.

Google shifted $23bn to tax haven Bermuda in 2017, filing shows

Google shifted $23bn to tax haven Bermuda in 2017, filing shows

The subsidiary in the Netherlands is used to shift revenue from royalties earned outside the US to Google Ireland Holdings, an affiliate based in Bermuda, where companies pay no income tax.

Why Your Phone’s Data Network is More Secure than Public Wi-Fi

Why Your Phone’s Data Network is More Secure than Public Wi-Fi

A VPN will encrypt your data so your activities stay safe even if you’re on a public Wi-Fi. And it can also work on your cellular network to provide an extra layer of security.

Trump campaign selling email and phone lists for millions of supporters

Trump campaign selling email and phone lists for millions of supporters

In the months after Trump’s election, another company owned by Parscale began quietly renting out the list to a few campaigns, though people who work with the Trump campaign said he did little to solicit such rentals.

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

“Republicans have suffered from being behind in small-dollar fund-raising, and the president, over the course of the campaign and his presidency, has built the largest Republican first-party data list,” said Mr. Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale, who engineered the agreement.

Eye Movements During Everyday Behavior Predict Personality Traits

Eye Movements During Everyday Behavior Predict Personality Traits

Using a state-of-the-art machine learning method and a rich set of features encoding different eye movement characteristics, we were able to reliably predict four of the Big Five personality traits (neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness) as well as perceptual curiosity only from eye movements.