New York Startup Competitions Breach Tax Information

New York Startup Competitions Breach Tax Information

According to TurgenSec’s responsible notice (found here), the data breached ranged from standard PII (name, email, phone) to the entries submitted to the startup competitions, judging criteria, results and even tax information of entrants.

Chinese hackers targeted Uyghurs living in US, Facebook security team finds

Chinese hackers targeted Uyghurs living in US, Facebook security team finds

"They targeted activists, journalists and dissidents among Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities from Xinjiang in China primarily living abroad in Turkey, Kazakhstan, the United States and other countries," Facebook said in a post Wednesday detailing its findings about the cyber espionage campaign.

Alibaba facial recognition tech specifically picks out Uighur minority: Report

Alibaba facial recognition tech specifically picks out Uighur minority: Report

Advertisement Advertisement An archived record of the technology shows it can perform such tasks as "glasses inspection", "smile detection", whether the subject is "ethnic" and, specifically, "Is it Uighur".Consequently, if a Uighur livestreams a video on a website signed up to Cloud Shield, the software can detect that the user is Uighur and flag the video for review or removal, IPVM researcher Charles Rollet told Reuters.

Dahua, Amazon Partner in China, Is Making Facial-Recognition Tech to Track Uighurs

Dahua, Amazon Partner in China, Is Making Facial-Recognition Tech to Track Uighurs

In what can only be described as a massive fuck-up, someone—likely a software engineer employed by Dahua Technology, the surveillance-gear supplier—posted the company’s software development kit for video tracking tools, which are built specifically to identify Uighurs.

Private Internet Access shuts down VPN servers in Hong Kong due to new national security law

Private Internet Access shuts down VPN servers in Hong Kong due to new national security law

Private Internet Access, the world’s leading no log VPN service, is removing its physical Hong Kong servers because new national security laws in the region endanger the privacy of our users and all Hong Kong residents.

Private Internet Access to expand network with 30 geo-located regions

Private Internet Access to expand network with 30 geo-located regions

These geo-located regions will still be bare metal VPN servers located in safe data centers under privacy-respecting regulations as is our standard for performance.In 2019 , Private Internet Access closed down its Brazilian exit gateways due to internet regulations in the region that could be used to attempt to force VPN servers to log.

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

The British government has floated the idea of “immunity passports,” though it is still struggling to complete even swab tests for an accurate snapshot of current infection levels, and the virus has not been present long enough in the British population to provide enough antibody data.

The Indian government is reportedly cracking down on VPN usage in Jammu & Kashmir

The Indian government is reportedly cracking down on VPN usage in Jammu & Kashmir

The Army stops citizens and checks their phones for VPN applications while the internet service providers (ISPs) in the region are sending written notices to users to attempt to discourage them from VPN use.

Data across borders: The importance of data residency

Data across borders: The importance of data residency

Choosing providers that support data residency helps companies satisfy their customers’ increasingly regional expectations of privacy — especially when paired with a robust, globally-focused privacy program.Working with service providers that support data residency helps ensure that information can be collected, processed, and stored in a way that meets different expectations.

Computer Vision and Facial Recognition Technology

Computer Vision and Facial Recognition Technology

During the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, protesters were seen to be using laser pens to disrupt and damage facial recognition cameras at the Chinese government liaison office.

Chinese border guards put secret surveillance app on tourists' phones

Chinese border guards put secret surveillance app on tourists' phones

Chinese border police are secretly installing surveillance apps on the phones of visitors and downloading personal information as part of the government’s intensive scrutiny of the remote Xinjiang region, the Guardian can reveal.

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders into the Xinjiang region, where authorities are conducting a massive campaign of surveillance and oppression against the local Muslim population, are being forced to install a piece of malware on their phones that gives all of their text messages as well as other pieces of data to the authorities, a collaboration by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian , the New York Times , and the German public broadcaster NDR has found.

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.

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

That’s a massive amount of work for one data protection authority, and does indeed raise questions about whether the EU bodies tasked with enforcing the GDPR have enough staff.

China’s Digital Wall Around Tibet

China’s Digital Wall Around Tibet

Echoing methods which have already been used to control Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the Chinese government has tightened its grip around Tibet by securing an already nearly impassable border with drones, facial recognition and radar.

China’s AI-based prisons – both indoors and outdoors – offer a warning of how privacy may die elsewhere

China’s AI-based prisons – both indoors and outdoors – offer a warning of how privacy may die elsewhere

A future development might be to marry this new machine-learning approach with the surveillance systems found in places like Xinjiang. Glyn Moody is a freelance journalist who writes and speaks about privacy, surveillance, digital rights, open source, copyright, patents and general policy issues involving digital technology.

New Report: Video Surveillance And VSaaS Market Booming Globally | Industry Forecast 2019-2028

New Report: Video Surveillance And VSaaS Market Booming Globally | Industry Forecast 2019-2028

Worldwide Video Surveillance and VSaaS market autopsy: Depending upon the influence, the company profiles of all key manufacturers, their establishment year, regional market for marketing and sales, products and services serves as well as the contact details are offer in this research report.

China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

The police administered what they call a “health check”, which involved collecting several types of biometric data, including DNA, blood type, fingerprints, voice recordings and face scans – a process that all adults in the U ighur autonomous region of Xinjiang , in north-west China, are expected to undergo.

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Aircraft from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand have been tasked with the bulk of surveillance, although British naval vessels also patrol the South China Sea. Japan has shared pictures of North Korean smuggling with each nation.

In Latin America, Big Brother China is watching you

In Latin America, Big Brother China is watching you

“New systems already being pioneered in China will link near-total surveillance – made possible by ubiquitous cameras – and access to location data in smartphones, as well as other information on virtually all aspects of a person, including telephone and digital communications, banking and credit card data and complementary commercial transactions, contracts, and public registries,” says the report, titled “The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Context of the Rise of China”.

Microsoft Azure is now certified to host sensitive health data in France

Microsoft Azure is now certified to host sensitive health data in France

This makes Microsoft the first major cloud provider capable of meeting the strict standards of storing and processing health data for data centers located in France, and under the new certification process that began in June 2018.

China Is Going to Outrageous Lengths to Surveil Its Own Citizens

China Is Going to Outrageous Lengths to Surveil Its Own Citizens

The Dove program’s bird-like drones have been flown over five provinces so far, and it’s perhaps no coincidence that they’ve been used extensively in one area in particular: Xinjiang, a northwestern region heavily populated by Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority.