Tech Expert: Privacy Is a Myth, so We Might as Well Contact-trace

Tech Expert: Privacy Is a Myth, so We Might as Well Contact-trace

Kevin Warwick, a cybernetics professor emeritus at the University of Reading, argues that while contact-tracing apps should be secure, people skittish about giving up privacy ought to adjust their priorities.

I found a loophole to prevent those pesky cookie notices 👀

I found a loophole to prevent those pesky cookie notices 👀

I’ve spent months studying the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Cookie Law and found a way to avoid having to ask you for any kind of permissions.Full screen cookie notices of course!Want to know why I don’t have a cookie notice on this 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China

HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China

HMD is in hot water following a report from Norwegian site NRKbeta, which found that HMD's Nokia 7 Plus was sending users' personal information to a server in China.

Most Online ‘Terms of Service’ Are Incomprehensible to Adults, Study Finds

Most Online ‘Terms of Service’ Are Incomprehensible to Adults, Study Finds

Becher and Dr. Uri Benoliel, from the College of Law and Business in Ramat-Gan, Israel, selected 500 of the most popular US websites that featured these types of contracts and applied two widely accepted readability tests to their terms and conditions.

Facebook to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

The Facebook spokesperson added: "We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks." Shape Created with Sketch.

Humble Book Bundle: Hacking for the Holidays by No Starch Press (pay what you want and help charity)

Humble Book Bundle: Hacking for the Holidays by No Starch Press (pay what you want and help charity)

Here at Humble Bundle, you choose the price and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle! These books are available in PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats, meaning you can read them anywhere at any time.

Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Amazon gathers usage data on kids' tablet activity so parents can monitor what their children are watching and reading. (If parents give kids access to third-party apps, however, then those third parties could collect a child’s data, according to the privacy policy).

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.