A simple introduction to mixnets

A simple introduction to mixnets

The Sphinx packets traverse multiple mixnodes and get delivered to Bob. Assuming there is a sufficiently large number of people using the mixnet (that we have a big anonymity set of stormtroopers, or sheep, in the street), it’s impossible for anybody watching the network to determine whether Alice was talking to Bob, talking to someone else, or just automatically sending cover traffic while she was out eating a sandwich.

Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

The US alleges that Huawei violated these laws by "buil[ding] equipment that secretly preserves the manufacturer's ability to access networks through these interfaces without the carriers' knowledge," the Journal article said.

4000 “smart” streetlights in San Diego contain always recording cameras and microphones

4000 “smart” streetlights in San Diego contain always recording cameras and microphones

What is known, is that GE earned 30 million USD from San Diego’s city council to install these cameras and microphones in street lights under the guise of looking at traffic flows and environmental data and has the legal, government granted rights to sell whatever “source data” is gleaned from the surveillance equipment.

Over 230 UK Police Disciplined for Computer Misuse

Over 230 UK Police Disciplined for Computer Misuse

Hundreds of UK police officers have been disciplined over the past two financial years for misusing computer systems, a new Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.

Thread by @Steven - Swinford: "EXCLUSIVE: WhatsApp and other social media platforms will be forced to disclose encrypted messages from suspected terrorists, paedophiles an […]"

Thread by @Steven - Swinford: "EXCLUSIVE: WhatsApp and other social media platforms will be forced to disclose encrypted messages from suspected terrorists, paedophiles an […]"

Philip Hammond confirms he will rebel today and back legislation to stop a no deal Brexit.Philip Hammond says he intends to stand as a Conservative candidate and suggests that No 10 can’t stop him.

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

Below the Image Preview, there is a section called “Why Are You Reporting This Image?” If you want your house blurred, click on “My home.” A text box will appear where you should add verifying information, such as your address and a description of your house.

Boris Johnson's Secret Plan To Gather "Targeted And Personalised" Data Before Brexit

Boris Johnson's Secret Plan To Gather "Targeted And Personalised" Data Before Brexit

Boris Johnson has secretly ordered the Cabinet Office to turn the government's public internet service into a platform for "targeted and personalised information" to be gathered in the run-up to Brexit, BuzzFeed News has learned.

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.

Google will pay just $13 million to settle long-running Street View data collection lawsuit

Google will pay just $13 million to settle long-running Street View data collection lawsuit

The Street View cars also collect information about local WiFi networks, and a 2010 lawsuit alleged Google grabbed too much data. Google settled with 38 states for $7 million in 2013 to end a case stemming from the same issues.

Why some houses on Google Street View are blurred out

Why some houses on Google Street View are blurred out

First launched in 2007 in the United States and later expanded to other countries, the feature delivers an almost virtual reality-experience through stitched-together panoramic images taken mainly by cameras mounted on the roofs of Google cars driving up and down streets.

Qwant Maps : opensource and privacy-preserving map

Qwant Maps : opensource and privacy-preserving map

Idunn : the highlighting on the map of all the information existing in the tiles is provided by Idunn, a Python web API that exploits different data sources (OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia ...) to provide the user with the most useful information.

Sidewalk Labs’ blueprint for a ‘mini’ smart city is a massive data mine

Sidewalk Labs’ blueprint for a ‘mini’ smart city is a massive data mine

A place where high-tech jobs and affordable housing live in harmony, streets are built for people, not just cars, all the buildings are sustainable and efficient, public spaces are dotted with internet-connected sensors and an outdoor comfort system with giant “raincoats” designed to keep residents warm and dry even in winter.

Genius hid a Morse code message in song lyrics to prove Google was copying them

Genius hid a Morse code message in song lyrics to prove Google was copying them

The report notes that Google partnered with LyricFind in 2016, but the company’s chief executive Darryl Ballantyne told The Journal that it doesn’t source its lyrics from Genius, relying on its own content team for the lyrics.

Facebook falls following report that Zuckerberg emails link him to controversial privacy practices

Facebook falls following report that Zuckerberg emails link him to controversial privacy practices

stock dipped on a Wall Street Journal report that the company has uncovered emails linking CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the social media giant's controversial privacy practices.

Tesla’s Self-Driving Spies Cruise the Streets, Watching Daily Life in High-Definition 3D

Tesla’s Self-Driving Spies Cruise the Streets, Watching Daily Life in High-Definition 3D

A recent video released by Tesla on Twitter reveals the vast amount of visual data that is collected by its driverless cars, sparking a reaction from Vitalik Buterin who believes that in-person privacy is no longer a winnable fight.

Google Street View Puts Homes at Risk, Say Police

Google Street View Puts Homes at Risk, Say Police

The police have advised homeowners across the UK to contact Google to ask for images of their properties to be blurred in order to prevent criminals from targeting them. Police leaders believe that Google’s Street View tool puts homes at risk of being scouted by burglars.

Adding Surveillance cams to OpenStreet Maps tutorial

Adding Surveillance cams to OpenStreet Maps tutorial

Open Street Map is a map of the entire world. One of the things it can record is the location of surveillance infrastructure such as cameras. Getting Started This section of the tutorial assumes you don’t have an Open Street Map account.

Google Maps: Cameras spot hugely important forgotten item – what is happening?

Google Maps: Cameras spot hugely important forgotten item – what is happening?

A variety of suitcases in different colours, shapes and sizes could be seen. This included a lime green one, stored upside down and placed precariously on top. The carriage looked to contain the belongings of a variety of people, perhaps travelling together on an organised trip.

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

At least 11 out of the 70 apps tested by The Wall Street Journal were sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including six of the top 15 health and fitness apps.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , “The system is designed so that it can only take a photograph during a red light and cannot take a photograph during a yellow or green light.” Although the SFMTA reports it has 20 red light cameras across the city, the District Attorney data includes 26 of these cameras.

How Much Does Your Car Know About You?

How Much Does Your Car Know About You?

Automakers claim to use this data for driver and vehicle safety and to enhance driving efficiency. Although some of the information that your car is collecting may seem unnecessary, much of it is used to enhance safety – and this could be keeping you safe.

NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

Torres tells Grub Street he is optimistic New York’s progressive city council will pass his legislation, but he expects local businesses will “mobilize to oppose the bill.” For anyone who sees the impending fight through an apathetic lens, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and critic, and former Eater NY editor, Melissa McCart made a salient point in her report on the topic earlier this year: “[I]n an era when an increasing number of restaurants no longer accept legal tender, it’s useful to think about who this system benefits most: the businesses and banks, at the expense of consumers.” Do businesses and banks really need more power?

BT InLink in London: building a privatised "smart city" by stealth

BT InLink in London: building a privatised "smart city" by stealth

If you want to knock something down or build something new you generally need to get planning permission from the local council. If you want to build a McDonalds in London you’d apply to the local council for planning permission.

Eugene police setting up surveillance trailers downtown

Eugene police setting up surveillance trailers downtown

The trailers — loaded with high-definition cameras — were set to debut at Kesey Square on the intersection of Broadway and Willamette Street, at Broadway and Olive Street, and in the Park Blocks at Eighth Avenue and Oak Street, Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner said Friday.

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

A husband has divorced his wife after finding a picture of her with another man on Google Maps, it has been claimed. A news agency said the alleged infidelity was discovered by a man looking at how to get to a bridge (Picture: Google Maps/CEN)

Amazon investigates claims its employees are SELLING customer's data

Amazon investigates claims its employees are SELLING customer's data

According to a Wall Street Journal report, which did not give figures, employees of the e-retailer sell internal data and other confidential information – usually through intermediaries – to merchants who sell their goods on the US giant's website.