What the Great Personal Data Leak of 2021 tells us about Facebook, the GDPR, and privacy

What the Great Personal Data Leak of 2021 tells us about Facebook, the GDPR, and privacy

The fact that personal details of dozens of EU officials are among the latest leak may help to concentrate minds at the DPC.

The hidden fingerprint inside your photos

The hidden fingerprint inside your photos

If we view photo fingerprints as being equivalent to a printer's serial number, then this prompts us to ask whether photo response non-uniformity also violates an individual's right to protection of their personal data.Photo response non-uniformity, however, is far more difficult to extricate.

Google Is Collecting Data in Incognito Mode, Alleges Class Action Lawsuit

Google Is Collecting Data in Incognito Mode, Alleges Class Action Lawsuit

Alphabet Inc. had requested the case be thrown out, saying the privacy policy users consent to explicitly notifies its data collection practices.“Google also makes clear that ‘Incognito’ does not mean ‘invisible,’ and that the user’s activity during that session may be visible to websites they visit, and any third-party analytics or ads services the visited websites use,” company spokesperson José Castañeda told The Verge in response to the court ruling.

Facebook has been helping law enforcement identify Capitol rioters

Facebook has been helping law enforcement identify Capitol rioters

Facebook has gone out of its way to help law enforcement officials identify those who participated in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the company said in a Thursday conference call with reporters.

ACLU sues to find out how the FBI is breaking into encrypted devices

ACLU sues to find out how the FBI is breaking into encrypted devices

“The FBI is secretly breaking the encryption that secures our cell phones and laptops from identity thieves, hackers, and abusive governments, and it refuses to even acknowledge that it has information about these efforts — even though some details have been filed publicly in federal court.”.

Alphabet CEO: Plan to target EU commissioner was not “sanctioned” by me

Alphabet CEO: Plan to target EU commissioner was not “sanctioned” by me

In a virtual meeting on Thursday, Sundar Pichai told Mr. Breton, the internal market commissioner, that Google was a very large company and that the document “was never shown to me.” He added that he had not “sanctioned” the plan, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

An Exam Surveillance Company Is Trying to Silence Critics With Lawsuits

An Exam Surveillance Company Is Trying to Silence Critics With Lawsuits

In August, as colleges and universities prepared for a fall semester that would mark the biggest experiment in online learning in history, Ian Linkletter, a learning technology specialist at the University of British Columbia, began researching Proctorio, the exam proctoring software many of the instructors at the school planned to use.

3 Million Dickey Customers’ Credit Card Data Posted Online

3 Million Dickey Customers’ Credit Card Data Posted Online

He also stated that the breach was discovered this week right after the criminals started to advertise a huge bunch of payment card details called the “Bleeding Sun”.

Hunchly - OSINT Articles - How to Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Hunchly - OSINT Articles - How to Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Updated: January 5, 2019 — Additional testing was performed against Skype that revealed that URL previews were still working.Slack was happy to generate URL previews and identified itself with the following User-Agent:.

Google Just Revealed How Many People Use Its Privacy Checkup Tool. It’s Not Good News

Google Just Revealed How Many People Use Its Privacy Checkup Tool. It’s Not Good News

I did reach out to Google, and a spokesperson pointed me to a blog post that says 200 million people (out of its four billion total users) use Privacy Checkup.That means that around 95 percent of people who use Google have never changed the settings that control what data the company collects and saves.

White House reportedly orders hospitals to bypass CDC during COVID-19 data collection

White House reportedly orders hospitals to bypass CDC during COVID-19 data collection

The Trump administration is now ordering hospitals to send coronavirus patient data to a database in Washington, DC as part of a new initiative that may bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a report from The New York Times published on Tuesday.

Please leave our clipboards alone.

Please leave our clipboards alone.

Yesterday, I tweeted calling out Microsoft’s LinkedIn showing that it was accessing my clipboard every keystroke.However, the real problem and thing that scares me is the fact that ANY app has the ability to access the clipboard without permission.

Vancouver woman sues city and police chief over surveillance trailers

Vancouver woman sues city and police chief over surveillance trailers

VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver woman is taking the City of Vancouver and its chief of police to court over what she calls an invasion of privacy because of trailers with surveillance cameras set up in her neighbourhood.

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom says it’s working on new features that will allow it to block users based on their geographical location after admitting it recently suspended three user accounts based in Hong Kong and the US at the request of the Chinese government.

You Could Get Jailed For Not Installing Aarogya Setu App: Noida Police

You Could Get Jailed For Not Installing Aarogya Setu App: Noida Police

However, the police officials of Noida and Greater Noida have said that they will let go of the people who agree to download the app in front of them at the time of checking.

Justice Department audit finds widespread flaws in FBI surveillance applications

Justice Department audit finds widespread flaws in FBI surveillance applications

“We do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures in compliance with FBI policy, or that the process is working as it was intended to help achieve the ‘scrupulously accurate’ standard for FISA applications,” Horowitz wrote in a “management advisory” addressed to FBI Director Chris Wray.

Privacy is Cybersecurity for People

Privacy is Cybersecurity for People

Some people still imagine that companies Cybersecurity is about protecting assets like film footage from movies, or studio production tracks from recording sessions with music artists, or secret plans for the next Apple computer (duh, its another iPhone).

Google is profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, lawyers say

Google is profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, lawyers say

Victims who have lost out to scammers promoted high up in Google search results may have a legal claim against the $1trillion internet giant, lawyers have said.“One difficulty is that internet companies often claim that they are not publishers, legally speaking.

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Using a brute-force attack, the researcher busted into an unencrypted database backup file containing the private information of more than 1.2 million passengers who flew with SpiceJet last month.

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler — Krebs on Security

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler — Krebs on Security

On Nov. 13, KrebsOnSecurity contacted Apple to report this as a possible privacy bug in the new iPhone Pro and/or in iOS 13.x, sharing a video showing how the device still seeks the user’s location when each app and system service is set to “never” request location information (but with the main Location Data service still turned on).

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

The Monday's ransomware attack resulted in the subsequent shutdown of a majority of large state agencies, including the Office of the Governor, the Office of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Transportation and Development, among others.

Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

In this case, the WSJ reports, Ascension is the "covered entity" as a health care provider and Google is the "business associate."Notably, the press release says nothing about concerns regarding data privacy and questions of the legality of sharing such personal data without patient knowledge.

Your customers don’t want absolute privacy — just fair compensation for their data

Your customers don’t want absolute privacy — just fair compensation for their data

We were very intrigued with this, so as part of another study, we asked a group of users to rank, in order of importance, things like protecting privacy, getting paid fairly, data control, transparency, and others.

Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

Later that decade, the Advanced Research Projects Agency — a research funding arm of the Department of Defense created in response to Sputnik — determined they needed a network based on my theory so that their computer research centers could share work remotely.

Vulnerability in WebEx and Zoom allows hackers to access their sessions

Vulnerability in WebEx and Zoom allows hackers to access their sessions

Vulnerability testing specialists point out that any web application that uses numeric or alphanumeric identifiers is exposed to enumeration attacks.

Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says

Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says

That alone raises troubling issues, but according to a pair of new reports, Ring also gets access to real-time 911 data, and the company helps police work around a need for search warrants when looking for footage.

The FTC's Settlement With Equifax Is Such A Joke, The FTC Is Now Begging You Not To Ask For A Cash Settlement

The FTC's Settlement With Equifax Is Such A Joke, The FTC Is Now Begging You Not To Ask For A Cash Settlement

apparently too many people signed up and now the FTC is helping Equifax by telling people not to ask for money from the company any more. First, though, the good: all 147 million people can ask for and get free credit monitoring.

Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely

Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely

Then in May, the retail behemoth came under further scrutiny for its data collection practices after CNET reported that Alexa assistant not only keeps your voice recordings, but also keeps a record of your voice transcriptions for improving its AI algorithms, with no option to delete them.

Amazon confirms it holds on to Alexa data even if you delete audio files

Amazon confirms it holds on to Alexa data even if you delete audio files

Amazon has admitted that it doesn’t always delete the stored data that it obtains through voice interactions with the company’s Alexa and Echo devices — even after a user chooses to wipe the audio files from their account .

Amazon Will Store Alexa Voice Logs Forever—Unless You Delete Them

Amazon Will Store Alexa Voice Logs Forever—Unless You Delete Them

In his written response to Sen. Coons, Amazon’s Vice President of Public Policy Brian Huseman elaborated on its privacy policies, making it clear that all voice logs and transcripts are stored with no expiration date unless a user opts to manually delete them.