Secure Comms: Cracking the Encrypted Messages of Balkan Crime Gangs

Secure Comms: Cracking the Encrypted Messages of Balkan Crime Gangs

Law enforcement authorities in the United States and Europe, however, say it was created with the sole purpose of facilitating drug trafficking and had become the messaging app of choice for transnational crime organisations.

India bans PUBG and 117 other mobile apps that compromise personal data; complete list here

India bans PUBG and 117 other mobile apps that compromise personal data; complete list here

In yet another major crackdown, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday banned 118 mobile applications, including the popular and addictive game PUBG.1) APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart.47) ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app.

Poland’s COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions – will everyone eventually be tracked?

Poland’s COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions – will everyone eventually be tracked?

While it’s perfectly fine for such an app to exist – especially as an alternative to using law enforcement man hours to physically check on at-risk quarantined patients, it would be a huge privacy concern if Poland decided to make every citizen download the COVID-19 selfie app.

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.

You should cover your phone's selfie camera, too

You should cover your phone's selfie camera, too

The sticky part of a Post-it Note works great, and you can remove it with practically zero residue when you need access to that front-facing camera.

Tech Experts: What You Post Online Could Be Directly Impacting Your Insurance Coverage

Tech Experts: What You Post Online Could Be Directly Impacting Your Insurance Coverage

“Especially for claims, they look into social media, looking to see if someone’s driving a motorcycle without a helmet or posting pictures drinking and smoking,” said Duarte Pereira, senior VP of FitechGelb.

#1: You Don’t Own Your Identity — The Digital Identity Podcast

#1: You Don’t Own Your Identity — The Digital Identity Podcast

We are delighted to present the first episode of our Digital Identity Podcast: You Don’t Own Your Identity . This podcast aims to steer you through those murky waters by providing insight into how personal information is managed and how we can provide a better alternative.

Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.

Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.

Over time, Amazon has given more advertisers and their agencies access to the self-service system to run their own targeting campaigns on and off Amazon’s websites, and at a variety of spending levels.

On privacy

On privacy

For many years, I thought privacy was a fake virtue and only valuable for self-defense. If you’re not allowing these unshareworthy thoughts and feelings a space to come out, they still affect your feelings and behavior– you just don’t know how or why.

A guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption

A guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption

This guide will teach you a basic surveillance self-defense skill: email encryption. Even if you have nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems.

I'm Voting for Net Neutrality!

I'm Voting for Net Neutrality!

Tell the world you’re voting for net neutrality Big Cable’s lobbyists are telling Congress that no one cares about net neutrality. Take a photo with our #VoteForNetNeutrality badge to tell your representatives you expect them to vote for the free and open Internet.

System Hardening Checklist

System Hardening Checklist

↑ Selfrando provides a significant security improvement over standard address space layout randomization (ASLR) present in Tor Browser and other browsers. ↑ This provides an additional fail-safe to protect from accidental clearnet leaks that might arise from hypothetical Whonix bugs, but does not address potential Qubes ProxyVM leaks.

People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts

People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts

“The results indicate that over and above individuals' personality traits and global self-esteem, those with higher levels of social acceptance contingent self-worth show higher levels of Facebook addiction and spend more time using Facebook.”