China moves to take full control over Hong Kong with a proposed national security law in China’s National People’s Congress

China moves to take full control over Hong Kong with a proposed national security law in China’s National People’s Congress

The National People’s Congress (NPC) in China is starting its bimonthly meetings and at the top of the agenda is a new national security law for Hong Kong.

The WhatsApp privacy problem.

The WhatsApp privacy problem.

This can be used to track in a significant way and there is no way for users to protect themselves from this, except abandoning whatsapp altogether.Read receipts on voice messages.You can’t turn off read receipts on voice messages, ever.

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

"[Status update] data gives platforms [like Google and Amazon] a privileged position that no one manufacturer enjoys," said Brad Russell, the Research Director of smart home devices at research firm Parks Associates Inc. Tyler Lizenby/CNET While Amazon says it doesn't sell the data it gathers to third parties or uses it for targeted advertising, that data is still of tremendous value to the company.

The Loss Of Micro-Privacy

The Loss Of Micro-Privacy

The online status was the first wide-spread instance in digital communication where users gave up a tiny bit of privacy to make a service more engaging and useful.

Configuring DNS-Over-HTTPS on Pi-hole

Configuring DNS-Over-HTTPS on Pi-hole

This means that the connection from the device to the DNS server is secure and can not easily be snooped, monitored, tampered with or blocked.In the following sections we will be covering how to install and configure this tool on.

What does Google REALLY know about you? Link reveals information search giant has gathered

What does Google REALLY know about you? Link reveals information search giant has gathered

Internet users can find out exactly what information Google thinks it knows about them - and then shares with advertisers - from their search history, including relationship status and even whether they have children.

Introducing Threads

Introducing Threads

Over the last few years, we’ve introduced several new ways to share visually on Instagram and connect with people you care about – from sharing everyday moments on Stories to visual messages on Direct.

Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads

Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads

Threads, which is designed as a companion app to Instagram, invites users to automatically share their location, speed, and battery life with friends, along with more typical text, photo, and video messages using Instagram’s creative tools.

6 Reasons Why Face App Puts Your Privacy at Serious Risk

6 Reasons Why Face App Puts Your Privacy at Serious Risk

It is another reason why you should not use Face App. Also Read: 10 Interesting Facts About Nostalgia We Bet You Didn’t Know About. Here on Face App you share your pictures and username publicly with others and you do not know who can use your personal details.

Is caring about data privacy the new conspicuous consumption?

Is caring about data privacy the new conspicuous consumption?

Winston’s CEO, Richard Stokes, uses the word “premium product,” but what else would you call an “online privacy device” that costs $250 retail (plus $99 per year in ongoing software subscription fees)?“I definitely think status plays a part,” Stokes says. “We’re not targeting the 2.5% of bleeding-edge engineers who like going down the privacy rabbit hole,” says Stokes.

WhatsApp Announces That It Will Start Showing Ads in 2020

WhatsApp Announces That It Will Start Showing Ads in 2020

‘InstaStories’ on Instagram and ‘Facebook Stories’ on Facebook have ads that appear while the user is tapping or swiping through the videos and pictures.

Opinion | Think You’re Discreet Online? Think Again

Opinion | Think You’re Discreet Online? Think Again

If they use Facebook (or Instagram or WhatsApp), they have been prompted to upload their contacts to help find their “friends,” which many people do.

If You Want to Protect Online Privacy, You Need to Hit the Data Brokers Where It Hurts

If You Want to Protect Online Privacy, You Need to Hit the Data Brokers Where It Hurts

These little bits of info are then collected by data brokers who then piece them all together to create comprehensive digital profiles containing your age, race, gender, height, weight, phone number, email address, physical address, marital status, occupation, income, investments, net worth, home ownership status, religious affiliation, political affiliation, product preferences, and even health issues .

Modern Time Banking

Modern Time Banking

Volunteering at a local community center. Volunteer activity and community engagement would be tracked by an app and seeded, initially, by the government. You could earn time banking points through: Volunteering at a local shelter.

China database lists 'breedready' status of 1.8 million women

China database lists 'breedready' status of 1.8 million women

An open database in China contains the personal information of more than 1.8 million women, including their phone numbers, addresses, and something called “BreedReady” status, according to a researcher.

Google, Amazon Expanding Smart Home Device Data Gathering

Google, Amazon Expanding Smart Home Device Data Gathering

As Amazon.com Inc. and Google work to place their smart speakers at the center of the internet-connected home, both technology giants are expanding the amount of data they gather about customers who use their voice software to control other gadgets.

The Home Office Is Building A Massive Database Of Migrants That Will Offer Instant Checks To Outside Organisations

The Home Office Is Building A Massive Database Of Migrants That Will Offer Instant Checks To Outside Organisations

But the dangers of database sharing without proper scrutiny, could lead to the same discriminatory mistakes that saw Windrush citizens wrongly labelled as illegal and threatened with deportation.” Since the Data Protection Act was passed in May, people dealing with the Home Office on immigration matters can be barred from accessing information about their case using data protection laws.

HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online, Singapore authorities say

HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online, Singapore authorities say

Records leaked include 5,400 Singaporeans diagnosed as HIV-positive before January 2013, and 8,800 foreigners diagnosed before December 2011, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement Patient names, identification numbers, phone numbers, addresses, HIV test results and medical information was included in the information leaked by a former Singaporean resident.

Artificial intelligence advances threaten privacy of health data

Artificial intelligence advances threaten privacy of health data

Someone else can come back and put it all back together if they have the right kind of information." "In principle, you could imagine Facebook gathering step data from the app on your smartphone, then buying health care data from another company and matching the two," he added.

Undetectable Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Attacks through JavaScript and HTTP headers trickery

Undetectable Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Attacks through JavaScript and HTTP headers trickery

Comment 1 • 4 months ago CC: decal Flags: needinfo?(giacomo) (Reporter) Comment 6 • 4 months ago (In reply to Daniel Veditz [:dveditz] from comment #5) > The current behavior appears to be dictated by the various specifications of > the web.

How Google Tracks Your Personal Information

How Google Tracks Your Personal Information

More than 50 percent of people between the ages of 18–34 can’t differentiate between an ad and an organic result on Google. * The above targeting methods are made available to search engine marketers by Google within marketers’ Ads UI.

Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos

Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos

For two weeks in September, an error in the way Facebook shares photos with third parties meant that apps could see not only photos users had posted on their newsfeed, but also pictures in other parts of the site – on Facebook Stories or Facebook’s Marketplace, for instance.

How to Increase Your VPN Speed

How to Increase Your VPN Speed

Some VPN providers let you check the status of their servers so you can find a free one. You can try different VPN protocols (L2TP, OpenVPN etc) with TCP and UDP and find the fastest combination that works for you.