George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

Soros Fund Management (SFM), the asset management firm founded by the famed investor and businessman George Soros, has said that it plans to sell its stake in Palantir, which just went public in September, over disagreement with the company's practices.

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

But after Uber filed suit against Phunware, alleging the software company committed fraud by among other things, allowing ads for the ride-sharing app to show up on porn sites, former employees said the startup looked for new ways to diversify its revenue stream.

India Blocks High-Profile Chinese Apps on Political, Privacy Concerns

India Blocks High-Profile Chinese Apps on Political, Privacy Concerns

The ministry said it “has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India,” according to a statement, which includes the full list of the newly banned apps.

What facial recognition steals from us

What facial recognition steals from us

Now that facial recognition algorithms exist, they can be effectively linked to any digital camera and any database of labeled faces to surveil any given population of people.And join the Open Sourced Reporting Network to help us report on the real consequences of data, privacy, algorithms, and AI.

Google wants to buy your face in return for a $5 gift card

Google wants to buy your face in return for a $5 gift card

It's been suggested that those taking part are being handed a Pixel 4 device prototype to collect the information - it's expected that the Pixel 4 will be the first device to offer Google's face unlocking.

Oppo's under-screen camera is real and taking photos in Shanghai

Oppo's under-screen camera is real and taking photos in Shanghai

According to Oppo, this zoned-out area features a highly-transparent material plus a redesigned pixel structure for improved light transmittance. Oppo added that the under-screen camera itself also packs a larger sensor with bigger pixels, along with a larger aperture to get as much light as possible.

UK gov's porn block is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, says new report

UK gov's porn block is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, says new report

rolls out porn blocks for under 18s and tug tokens for over 18s that still want to enjoy the less fine things of life, a new report from the Open Rights Group (ORG) has highlighted yet more problems: this time in BBFC age verification certificate standards and data protection.

SHA-1 Has One Foot In the Grave

SHA-1 Has One Foot In the Grave

Last week, researchers Gaëtan Leurent and Thomas Peyrin released a paper detailing improvements to the original SHAttered project that theoretically allow chosen-plaintext attacks against SHA-1. A fully-functional version of this type of attack was demonstrated in 2009 with a dramatic improvement to chosen-prefix attacks for the MD5 hash algorithm.

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

According to Reuters, Facebook has been hiring a team of contract workers in India to 'label' images, statuses, and other content, working through millions of entries going as far back as 2014.

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla has told BleepingComputer that they will be enabling the tracking feature called hyperlink auditing, or Pings, by default in Firefox.

Impact of 5G on Location technology

Impact of 5G on Location technology

In the modern world, it means that 5G is stepping up, bringing entirely new techniques that improve and speed the location technology. The fifth generation of mobile connectivity brings everyone the chance to see the exact routes and up-to-date location information.

An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach

An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach

The data set was first reported by security researcher Troy Hunt , who maintains Have I Been Pwned , a way to search whether your own email or password has been compromised by a breach at any point.

Julian Assange’s Secret Charges Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

Julian Assange’s Secret Charges Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

On Friday 16 November it was revealed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with other offenses than those publicly known. WikiLeak’s Twitter has said Assange appeared on the court documents for a sex crime, due to a “cut and paste” error.

Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From

Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From

Characteristics, or “voice features,” like language accent, ethnic origin, emotion, gender, age, and background noise would be immediately extracted and tagged to the user’s data file to help deliver more targeted advertising.

An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

Jane Manchun Wong -- the fan of reverse engineering who tipped us off about Facebook dating and voice control in Messenger -- has unearthed the Unsend option in the Facebook Messenger app.

Canada court says ISPs can charge studios for hunting pirates

Canada court says ISPs can charge studios for hunting pirates

Not surprisingly, Rogers characterized the decision as a victory for customers, claiming that millions of people faced "open season" on their personal data if ISPs had to provide info no matter what the cost.

AMP: the missing controversy – Ferdy Christant

AMP: the missing controversy – Ferdy Christant

The main goal of this article though is to add a new point of controversy, one hardly discussed. AMP has been created completely outside of W3C and WHATWG, the main standard bodies for the web.