Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

According to documents obtained by TorrentFreak, the gaming giant has also obtained a DMCA subpoena from a US court, which compels Reddit to hand over the personal details of a user who allegedly posted a leaked image to the site.

Ring cameras are more secure now, but your neighbors still snoop with them

Ring cameras are more secure now, but your neighbors still snoop with them

Earlier this month, the company chased that up with a new account control panel, making it easier for users to find and opt-in to two-factor authentication; now, finally, the setting is not optional.

The U.S. Needs a Data Protection Agency

The U.S. Needs a Data Protection Agency

You have the right to know if companies are using your information for profit.You need a way to protect yourself, and you deserve a place that will look out for you.

Android community worried about presence of “Chinese spyware” by Qihoo 360 in Samsung smartphones and tablets

Android community worried about presence of “Chinese spyware” by Qihoo 360 in Samsung smartphones and tablets

Prompted by the post, many users noticed that the storage scanner in the Device Care section included a little note: “powered by 360.” Even in China, Qihoo 360 is well known for its past privacy transgressions and controversies and it’s understandable why Samsung users would be incredibly concerned that anything at all from Qihoo is preinstalled on their phone.

Uploaded Ring footage reportedly provides location to the square inch

Uploaded Ring footage reportedly provides location to the square inch

Gizmodo this week published a new report delving into video data available on Neighbors to identify precisely how many Ring cameras are deployed, and where.

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

PreciseSecurity notes the definition of a CCTV as "a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes," and found that the US tops the list when it comes to the number of surveillance camera installations per capita, with 50 million CCTVs monitoring the entire US population of over 327 million people.

Google’s silent Chrome experiment crashes thousands of browsers and angers IT admins

Google’s silent Chrome experiment crashes thousands of browsers and angers IT admins

Google confirmed the testing and rollout of this feature in a statement to The Verge, and apologized for the issues:.

France embraces facial recognition tech

France embraces facial recognition tech

"Alicem will allow citizens to access our services through a highly secure system without them having to go to a government office," he said, smiling for the camera as the app made a video of his face.

Why India wants to track WhatsApp messages

Why India wants to track WhatsApp messages

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Privacy activists are worried that the new rules could be misused to curb free speech India's plan to try to mandate the monitoring, interception and tracing of messages on social media has alarmed users and privacy activists - as well as the companies running the platforms.

Why Privacy Matters Even if "You have nothing to hide"

Why Privacy Matters Even if "You have nothing to hide"

They say things such as “why should I care about privacy, I have nothing to hide”.Why would you not care about one of your human rights?People that say you have nothing to hide often care the most about their privacy.

Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol's home by zooming in on her eyes

Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol's home by zooming in on her eyes

Matsuoka, 21, a member of the J-pop group Tenshitsukinukeniyomi (天使突抜ニ読ミ), was attacked outside her home in Tokyo on Sept 1 by Sato, who had been waiting at a bus stop.

Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising

Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising

"We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system," Twitter's announcement reads.

Opinion | I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media.

Opinion | I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media.

Though it began as a hub for my quirky adolescent thoughts, over the years it became an archive of my emotional and intellectual voice — a kind of virtual display for the evolution of my politics and artistic identity.

Empire Files: NSA Whistleblower: Government Collecting Everything You Do

Empire Files: NSA Whistleblower: Government Collecting Everything You Do

So, if NSA didn’t want to publish anything that I thought was important to get to people in any agency, I used what was called the gray phone, you know, it’s the encrypted line.

The News App That's Testing a Promising Way to Build In Privacy From the Ground Up

The News App That's Testing a Promising Way to Build In Privacy From the Ground Up

It’s a way to share information about a group and its behaviors while protecting the privacy of individuals within that group by obscuring data that exposes your identity.

Apple Gave Uber Access to a Secret Feature that Could Allow it to Record Your Screen

Apple Gave Uber Access to a Secret Feature that Could Allow it to Record Your Screen

It’s called an “entitlement,” and nearly all iPhone apps have some version of one—it’s the feature that enables things like your camera and Apple Pay. But Business Insider notes that there are some sensitive entitlements that are only for use by Apple—and one of these appeared in the code for Uber’s app.

Harpooned by Facebook

Harpooned by Facebook

As smart devices become an ever-larger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies gather information about their users and turn it into profits.Next, Nathan looks at how online gaming companies and Facebook are using big data to profit from people vulnerable to gambling addiction.

Another ESA-esque Journalist Data Leak Is Just Waiting to Happen

Another ESA-esque Journalist Data Leak Is Just Waiting to Happen

Another ESA-esque Journalist Data Leak Is Just Waiting to Happen. Many journalists who sign up for events aren’t aware of this piece of information that private data is shared with a ton of exhibitors.

A thread written by @chopraftc

A thread written by @chopraftc

$5 billion sounds like a lot, but the fine print in the settlement has a lot for $FB to celebrate. 3) The settlement fine print gives Facebook broad immunity for “known” and “unknown” violations.

There is No Privacy. Echelon Made Privacy Obsolete.

There is No Privacy. Echelon Made Privacy Obsolete.

Originally Echelon was developed during the 1960’s cold war as a way for the USA to monitor military and political communications from Soviet Russia and it’s allies. Very few people know of it’s existence, and if they do they don’t care much about their privacy or security.

Upgrade Readiness

Upgrade Readiness

Upgrade Readiness is a feature in Windows that according to [1], "collects system, application, and driver data for analysis. It can collect "detailed computer and application inventory" and "guidance and insights into application and driver compatibility issues, with suggested fixes".

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People. Either way, this app has proven to save me more time than anything else when it comes to cleaning up my Instagram page so let’s check it out. * Mass delete posts. * Mass unlike posts. * Mass account whitelisting.

Chilling undercover footage taken inside China's most oppressive region shows it's virtually impossible to escape the paranoid police state

Chilling undercover footage taken inside China's most oppressive region shows it's virtually impossible to escape the paranoid police state

A chilling new documentary created by two undercover reporters reveals the paranoia at the heart of China's 21st-century police state in Xinjiang, the western frontier region where authorities are cracking down on millions of Muslims.

Upgrade Readiness deployment script

Upgrade Readiness deployment script

Error creating or updating registry key: CommercialId at HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection Verify that the context under which the script in running has access to the registry key. The SetupCommercialId function updates the Commercial Id at the registry key path: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection Verify that the configuration script has access to this location.

Tails - Tails 3.14 is out

Tails - Tails 3.14 is out

To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method. If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.14: For USB sticks (USB image) For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image) What's coming up?

A thread written by @bleroy

A thread written by @bleroy

More specifically, what happened is that WhatsApp rendered a rich preview of the link in my chat feed. Conclusion: WhatsApp, despite being end-to-end encrypted, still leaks private information by making non-sandboxed queries to external web sites.

Why Surveillance Is the Climate Change of the Internet

Why Surveillance Is the Climate Change of the Internet

As the federal government marshaled technology to expand its powers, the public feared wiretapping, McCarthyism, and the atmosphere of surveillance that George Orwell described well enough to make his surname a useful adjective. In the 19th century, privacy was about protection from people.

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

In a statement, the company said hackers stole API keys, two-factor codes and other information in the attack. It will be about a week before Binance can release withdrawals or accept deposits again because it needs to “make sure we completely eradicate any trace of hackers in all our accounts and data and that is a pretty tedious process,” Zhao said.

First person charged under Western Australia's new revenge porn laws

First person charged under Western Australia's new revenge porn laws

A Perth man has become the first person to be charged under Western Australia’s new revenge porn laws for allegedly creating fake Instagram pages under his ex-girlfriend’s name and sharing intimate photographs.

Chelsea Manning to remain in jail after appeals court denies bail request

Chelsea Manning to remain in jail after appeals court denies bail request

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by the former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court’s decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury.