Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

Russia's legislative body, the State Duma, is considering fines for individuals and companies in the country that use Western-based satellite Internet services.The proposed law seeks to prevent accessing the Internet by means of SpaceX's Starlink service, OneWeb, or other non-Russian satellite constellations under development.

Today’s online advertising not only seriously harms privacy, but is seriously broken in other ways; we need to fix it

Today’s online advertising not only seriously harms privacy, but is seriously broken in other ways; we need to fix it

For three and half years now, Privacy News Online has been warning about the huge, and largely ignored, danger of micro-targeted ads and real-time bidding (RTB).

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Among Backers of German Satellite-Thruster Startup

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Among Backers of German Satellite-Thruster Startup

In June, Morpheus thrusters moved a 10-centimeter, or 1U, cubesat out of the path of a disabled Iridium satellite, marking the first time a satellite of this class performed a collision avoidance maneuver, István Lőrincz, the company’s chief business officer and co-founder, said.

Clear Channel to start tracking consumers with billboards in Europe

Clear Channel to start tracking consumers with billboards in Europe

Radar is a program that gives advertisers access to anonymized phone location data of those that pass by billboards with their ads on them and represents the pinnacle of outdoor ad tracking.

Nearly 70% of iOS and Android users will deny tracking permissions if they are requested in-app to opt-in

Nearly 70% of iOS and Android users will deny tracking permissions if they are requested in-app to opt-in

68.3% of iOS and 67.5% of Android users will likely deny tracking permissions if they are requested in-app to opt-in.44.8% of iOS and 47.2% of Android users would potentially allow themselves to be tracked, if app owners were to give them proper reasoning in advance.

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns,” according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app.

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

In the new guide, EFF shows students and concerned parents what kind of technologies to watch for, how they can track you, and what it means for privacy.

VeraCrypt - Free Open source disk encryption with strong security for the Paranoid

VeraCrypt - Free Open source disk encryption with strong security for the Paranoid

Therefore, the Volume Creation Wizard automatically scans the cluster bitmap of the outer volume (before the hidden volume is created within it) and determines the maximum possible size of the hidden volume.***.

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use

Many editors and reporters also talked about how tech had transformed the industries they cover.And in the entertainment world, video streaming has opened doors to a wealth of new content — so much that reporting on movies and TV shows has become an art of curation.

Don’t Trust. Verify.

Don’t Trust. Verify.

We don’t want you to blindly trust us, so now you can verify.

This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included

This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included

PodShare is trying to help make up for the shortage of affordable housing in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles by renting dormitory-style lodging and providing tenants a co-living experience.

Are.na Blog  -  Reimagining Privacy Online Through A Spectrum of Intimacy

Are.na Blog - Reimagining Privacy Online Through A Spectrum of Intimacy

This essay uses physical structures as metaphors to describe the spectrum of privacy and intimacy in digital spaces, and it explores how users’ thoughts and conversations play out in communication apps and social networks.

A Teen’s Guide To Privacy

A Teen’s Guide To Privacy

And if you’re concerned about what adults will think or say when they read your posts, consider making a “burner” or alternate account with stricter privacy settings for your most sensitive posts — or anything you fear could be taken out of context.

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

According to CNET, examples of documents that have been found readily available via WeWork’s WiFi network include lots of personal identification records, account usernames and passwords, and more.This is important even on more public WiFi networks such as at private offices or in private homes.

Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

A Chinese state-owned company called CRRC Corporation, the world’s largest train maker, completed the $100 million facility this year in the hopes of winning contracts to build subway cars and other passenger trains for American cities like Chicago and Washington.

Simple Keyboard

Simple Keyboard

* Enable the Simple Keyboard (you my get a default warning about tracking, don't worry, it can't track what you type due to the lack of Network permission).* Switch to Simple Keyboard from current Input Method (differs between keyboards, usually long-press space).

Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

UK biometrics commissioner Prof Paul Wiles has called for the government to take action over the use of facial recognition technology by the private sector as well as by law enforcement.

How does copyright work in space?

How does copyright work in space?

Commander Hadfield could have made matters even more complicated by broadcasting live as he sang to an assembled audience of fellow astronauts for an onboard public performance while floating from segment to segment of the ISS.That is because the space station consists of multiple modules and other pieces (called "elements") under the registration of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA) consortium, Russia and Japan.

New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation

New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation

The current ULC proposal appropriately balances the rights of property owners with the needs of drone operators to access airspace. The current version strikes a reasonable balance between the concerns of property owners and the rights of drone operators.

China cracks down on popular social media apps

China cracks down on popular social media apps

SHANGHAI -- China's cyberspace regulator has blocked access to 26 podcast sharing or voice-based social apps, citing subversive content including "historical nihilism" and pornography. In a statement, Soul said it will work with the CAC to rectify its network.

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

While the tool was originally designed to help moderate the platform and allow MySpace to comply with law enforcement requests, multiple sources said the tool was used for illegitimate purposes by employees who accessed Myspace user data without authorization to do so.

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time

Commercial satellite imagery is currently in a sweet spot: powerful enough to see a car, but not enough to tell the make and model; collected frequently enough for a farmer to keep tabs on crops’ health, but not so often that people could track the comings and goings of a neighbor.

Facebook's Libra is not really a cryptocurrency and it faces huge hurdles, including in India. Here’s why

Facebook's Libra is not really a cryptocurrency and it faces huge hurdles, including in India. Here’s why

While Libra's utility could render many cryptocurrencies useless due to its play on remittance and payments, it could usher in a new wave of adoption in this space and we will need to wait and see which tokens and coins come out on top.

Protecting Yourself from Amazon Violating Your Air Rights and Privacy by Drone Trespassing

Protecting Yourself from Amazon Violating Your Air Rights and Privacy by Drone Trespassing

However, drone deliveries would also violate the air rights home owners and renters all over the US.

New Intel CPU Flaws Expose VMs and Clouds to Full Takeover – Introducing RIDL, ZombieLoad and Fallout

New Intel CPU Flaws Expose VMs and Clouds to Full Takeover – Introducing RIDL, ZombieLoad and Fallout

While existing attacks target information at specific addresses, RIDL operates akin to a passive sniffer that eavesdrops on in-flight data (e.g., data in the line fill buffers) flowing through CPU components.

Calls for “Lightweight” Encryption are Short-Sighted and Dangerous

Calls for “Lightweight” Encryption are Short-Sighted and Dangerous

There is a NIST competition going on right now to adopt a new lightweight encryption standard that targets 112-bits of security. One is the concept of a “barely safe” margin of safety and a the second is that hardware advancements are eliminating the need for lightweight cryptography altogether.

Preparing for Travel – Properly Backing Up Your Android Cell Phone

Preparing for Travel – Properly Backing Up Your Android Cell Phone

Wipe: Reinstall OS and Overwrite All Free Space with Garbage Data You can use the “system restore” or “factory reset” feature on a lot of phones in order to roll back all of your apps, settings, and caches to the factory defaults.

It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

Frantz amassed a respectable stockpile of refurbished, donated, and used hardware: 41 desktops and laptops, 27 pieces of removable media (memory cards and flash drives), 11 hard disks, and six cellphones. Screenshot: Josh Frantz / Rapid7 Only two of the devices were erased properly, he said: a Dell laptop and a Hitachi hard drive.

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

In “ A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking ,” a 3,200-word essay that Zuckerberg posted to Facebook on March 6, he says he wants to “build a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy first.” In apparent surprise, he writes: “People increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room.” Sign up for The Download Your daily dose of what's up in emerging technology Zuckerberg’s essay is a power grab disguised as an act of contrition.

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

AS SMARTPHONE brands try and outdo each other with the craziest new designs and cutting edge technology, to keep us glued to our phones, a Swiss company called Punkt is taking a decidedly different tack.