Social network Gab is down as its Twitter account disappears

Social network Gab is down as its Twitter account disappears

Screenshot by CNET Gab, a social media platform popular with right-wing users, stopped working Friday evening, with its website serving up an error message.A Gab Twitter account disappeared from the short-message service.

TikTok tracks you even if you never made an account

TikTok tracks you even if you never made an account

VICE reporter Riccardo Coluccini – who has used the app but had never made a TikTok account before in his life – sent a GDPR request to TikTok to find out what information the social media giant had gathered on him.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Charity GetSchooled Breaches 900k Children’s Details

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Charity GetSchooled Breaches 900k Children’s Details

This breach occurred when GetSchooled (), a charity founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with Viacom left a database open and accessible to anyone with a browser and internet connection.

Does the Country a Service is Headquartered in Matter?

Does the Country a Service is Headquartered in Matter?

As such, a lot of people in the privacy community prefer to pick services that are run by companies that are based outside of the various Eyes communities.

Does Apple really log every app you run? A technical look

Does Apple really log every app you run? A technical look

macOS uses OCSP to make sure that the developer certificate hasn’t been revoked before an app is launched.As Jeff Johnson explains in his tweet above, if macOS cannot reach Apple’s OCSP responder it skips the check and launches the app anyway - it is basically a fail-open behaviour.

Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now

Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now

Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users’ social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github.

A New Attack Vector Discovered in Comcast's Remote

A New Attack Vector Discovered in Comcast's Remote

By extensively reverse-engineering both the remote’s firmware and the corresponding software it communicates with on the set-top box, we were able to find a vulnerability in the way the remote handled incoming RF packets.

Freedom of expression hangs in the balance at Julian Assange’s extradition hearing

Freedom of expression hangs in the balance at Julian Assange’s extradition hearing

ShareTweet Julian Assange, the editor and founder of WikiLeaks, will be taken into a London courtroom on Monday for a hearing which will determine whether he will be extradited to the United States to face charges.

Federal courts rule that reverse location requests by police violate the Fourth Amendment

Federal courts rule that reverse location requests by police violate the Fourth Amendment

Federal courts have started to rule that police can’t ask for information on every device near the scene of a crime, otherwise known as a geofencing warrant or reverse location request.

TikTok: Logs, Logs, Logs

TikTok: Logs, Logs, Logs

Every 5 minutes, TikTok sent a network request with an encrypted content.Now, I can use Frida to intercept the call of this method and see the content of the request before encryption.

Google victory in German top court over right to be forgotten

Google victory in German top court over right to be forgotten

The cases stem from a 2014 ruling in the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which found that EU citizens had the right to request search engines, such as Alphabet's Google and Microsoft's Bing, remove "inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessive" search results linked to their name.

No Cookies, No Problem — Using ETags For User Tracking

No Cookies, No Problem — Using ETags For User Tracking

User requests the same site again → ETag 123 is included in the request → The server checks whether the resource has changed (‘Is the ETag ID still the same?’) → If the ETag has not changed, the server instructs the browser to simply use the site that was delivered and cached on Monday → The resource does not have to be sent again, which saves time and bandwidth.

New York State Assembly  -  Bill Search and Legislative Information

New York State Assembly - Bill Search and Legislative Information

Section 2 amends the criminal procedure law to create a new article 695, prohibiting reverse location searches, through warrant or court order, by law enforcement officers.

Poland made an app that forces coronavirus patients to take regular selfies to prove they're indoors or face a police visit

Poland made an app that forces coronavirus patients to take regular selfies to prove they're indoors or face a police visit

Poland on Friday released an app which requires people in quarantine for COVID-19 to periodically send selfies of themselves on request to prove they're sticking to their quarantine."People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app," a spokesman for Poland's Digital Ministry told the AFP.

GitHub - SadeghHayeri/GreenTunnel: GreenTunnel is an anti-censorship utility designed to bypass the DPI system that is put in place by various ISPs to block access to certain websites.

GitHub - SadeghHayeri/GreenTunnel: GreenTunnel is an anti-censorship utility designed to bypass the DPI system that is put in place by various ISPs to block access to certain websites.

GreenTunnel bypasses DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) systems found in many ISPs (Internet Service Providers) which block access to certain websites.For example, if the administrator chooses to block the hostname youtube using this feature, all Website access attempts over HTTPS that contain youtube like in the SNI would be blocked.

Israel Passes Emergency Law to Track and Trace Mobile Users With Suspected COVID-19

Israel Passes Emergency Law to Track and Trace Mobile Users With Suspected COVID-19

Israel has passed emergency measures that will allow security agencies to track the smartphone data of people with suspected COVID-19 and find others they may have come into contact with (via BBC News).

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.

Everything you need to know about the “Right to be forgotten”

Everything you need to know about the “Right to be forgotten”

Of course, given competing interests and the hyper-connected nature of the Internet, the right to be forgotten is much more complicated than an individual simply requesting that an organization erase their personal data.

The New Control Center Empowers Ring Customers to Manage Important Privacy and Security Settings

The New Control Center Empowers Ring Customers to Manage Important Privacy and Security Settings

That’s why today we’re launching the new Control Center, a feature in the Ring app that lets customers manage important privacy and security settings from one simple, easy-to-use dashboard.

The Military Is Building Long-Range Facial Recognition That Works in the Dark

The Military Is Building Long-Range Facial Recognition That Works in the Dark

The Army Research Lab has previously publicized research in this area, but these contracts, which started at the end of September 2019 and run until 2021, indicate the technology is now being actively developed for use in the field.“Sensors should be demonstrable in environments such as targets seen through automotive windshield glass, targets that are backlit, and targets that are obscured due to light weather (e.g., fog),” the Department of Defense indicated when requesting proposals.

Your Right to Know: Don’t block anonymous requests

Your Right to Know: Don’t block anonymous requests

An anonymous requester sued the Madison Metropolitan School District in November for refusing to release records unless the requester revealed his or her identity.The anonymity provision is crucial to the state open records law.

Mozilla will soon delete Telemetry data when users opt-out in Firefox

Mozilla will soon delete Telemetry data when users opt-out in Firefox

The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.

California's groundbreaking privacy law takes effect in January. What does it do?

California's groundbreaking privacy law takes effect in January. What does it do?

The California Consumer Privacy Act will go into action 1 January 2020, giving residents of the state a whole new arsenal of tools to protect their data and personal information online – and saddling businesses with a lot more responsibility.

Ring reportedly outed camera owners to police with a heat map

Ring reportedly outed camera owners to police with a heat map

While police can request videos from users through Ring, the company has denied that it provides information to law enforcement on who, specifically, owns their products.

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

These contracts, combined with revelations surrounding the military’s massive biometric database initiatives, paint an alarming picture: A large and quickly growing network of surveillance systems operated by the U.S. military and present anywhere the U.S. has deployed troops, vacuuming up biometric data on millions of unsuspecting individuals.

EFF Challenges Ring Spokesperson Shaq Over Privacy Concerns

EFF Challenges Ring Spokesperson Shaq Over Privacy Concerns

Instead, we’re challenging Shaq to a one-on-one: not on the basketball court, but across the table, so we can discuss with him how the ubiquitous surveillance facilitated by Ring and its privacy-invasive partnerships with police can harm communities.

P410n3 - blog: Slipping past China’s Firewall in a Trojan Horse

P410n3 - blog: Slipping past China’s Firewall in a Trojan Horse

If a normal user connects to a Trojan Server on the HTTPS port 443, he will be served a legitimate website or service.It’s worth noting that you can redirect such requests to ANY service on your server that you want to.

Why Is Privacy Important?

Why Is Privacy Important?

Privacy is not just about hiding your data from advertisers or other groups, it’s about limiting to power and influence that these groups gain from your data.Privacy encourages information to flow freely, even if it’s critical of the people or groups in power.

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

5, 2018, Microsoft challenged a secrecy order issued by a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York in connection with a federal national security investigation," wrote Microsoft general counsel Dev Stahlkopf.

Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13

Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13

Bluetooth audio is handled through system settings, is separate from apps, and will continue working for apps that you deny permission for.).Apps that support Google’s Chromecast streaming platform often ask for Bluetooth access as well.