There's a privacy bracelet that jams smart speakers and, hell yeah, bring it

There's a privacy bracelet that jams smart speakers and, hell yeah, bring it

What's more, the study authors note that because of the way people tend to "speak" with their hands while speaking with their actual mouths, the wearable jammer is extra effective at blocking hidden microphones at is moves around.

Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

Popular right-leaning outlets analyzed by the researchers placed 227 cookies in a user's browser, versus 131 for the median popular left-leaning counterparts., the most popular right-leaning site, placed around 4 percent more cookies in women's browsers than , the most popular left-leaning site as categorized by BuzzFeed.

Data privacy benefits outweigh spend, says Cisco

Data privacy benefits outweigh spend, says Cisco

“With this study, we now have empirical evidence of privacy investments paying off for companies – particularly with improved customer relationships, revenue impact and real bottom-line results,” said Cisco vice-president and chief privacy officer Harvey Jang.

Study shows prominent apps are selling your data to 3rd parties

Study shows prominent apps are selling your data to 3rd parties

In a study [PDF] conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council named Forbrukerrådet on 10 apps, it has been found out that several popular dating apps such as Tinder, OkCupid & Grindr along with certain popular menstrual help apps such as Clue and MyDays have been sharing the personal data of users with as much as 135 different third parties for advertising purposes.

Survey finds majority of Americans are concerned about data collection by governments and companies

Survey finds majority of Americans are concerned about data collection by governments and companies

The thing about internet tracking and surveillance is that when it comes to online privacy both companies and governments have been historically caught lying to the public or just straight up selling private data legally .

Twitter drops Grindr from ad network over 'GDPR breaches'

Twitter drops Grindr from ad network over 'GDPR breaches'

“By stating that it does ‘not control the use of these tracking technologies’, and by asking users to read the privacy policies of any third-party companies that may receive personal data, Grindr is attempting to shift accountability for the advertising technologies that it is using away from itself,” the report concluded.

Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising

Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising

Mindful of the new mindfulness, Apple and Google have incorporated screen time monitors into their products.A new study that tracked how 2,444 Americans used their mobile devices over 14 months backs up the general sense of tech fatigue.

Invisible Ink Could Reveal whether Kids Have Been Vaccinated

Invisible Ink Could Reveal whether Kids Have Been Vaccinated

“Especially in developing countries where medical records may not be as complete or as accessible, there can be value in having medical information directly associated with a person,” says Mark Prausnitz, a bioengineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the new study.

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

The only privacy protection for subjects so far has been the fact that researchers who want to access data from the study have to sign agreements saying that they will not try to identify participants.

Survey Finds People are Privacy Hypocrites

Survey Finds People are Privacy Hypocrites

The report found that 73 percent of U.S. office workers admit that they will take a look at coworkers’ PC or phone screens if given the opportunity, while three out of four people in the United States will peek at unclaimed documents left in office printer trays.

Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows

Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows

Technically, people agree to have their data sold when they set up their devices That’s true for other smart home technology, too.

You Are Being Continuously Tracked By Your Smart TVs: Here’s How

You Are Being Continuously Tracked By Your Smart TVs: Here’s How

Among the various OTT services, Roku and Amazon Fire TV track users and extract the user data.The automated crawler exhibited human behavior and monitored the tracking capabilities of OTT services by going through all the channels like an actual user.

Smart Devices Leaking Data To Tech Giants Raises New IoT Privacy Issues

Smart Devices Leaking Data To Tech Giants Raises New IoT Privacy Issues

Several new studies help to illustrate all the IoT privacy issues that you might expect to encounter when you watch a smart TV, stream Netflix, or interact with any of the countless “smart home” devices now available for sale.

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

As reported by the Financial Times, researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found several smart TVs, including those from popular brands Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and FireTV were sending data such as location and IP address to Netflix and third-party advertisers.

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Townsend Feehan, CEO, IAB Europe, said the findings were encouraging, given the current heightened scrutiny over how ad tech uses personal data, but also highlighted how stakeholders in the sector will have to address issues such as skills shortages as well as transparency.“It’s encouraging to see the majority of stakeholders expecting an increase in programmatic investments of up to 80% over the next 12 months,” she added.

Facebook and Google track what porn you're watching, even when you're in incognito

Facebook and Google track what porn you're watching, even when you're in incognito

Porn sites are riddled with web trackers, including from Google, Facebook, and Oracle, according to researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania.Facebook and Google said they did not use information collected from porn-site visits to build marketing profiles.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

“The sites Jack visits, as well as any third-parties trackers, may observe and record his online action,” the study reads.“These third-parties may even infer Jack’s sexual interests from the URLs of the sites he visits.

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Liverpool FC topped the list of Premier League club names used as passwords Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study.

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

A new Google study this week confirmed the obvious: internet users need to stop using the same password for multiple websites unless they’re keen on having their data hijacked, their identity stolen, or worse.

Bioprivacy

Bioprivacy

Each scenario asks you to consider whether or not you would share your own personal biometric data with a hypothetical car manufacturer in return for a benefit .

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly monitoring and tracking the porn you feel you’re watching in private, new joint study funded by Microsoft shows.

Data breaches getting costlier, harder to detect and repair says IBM study

Data breaches getting costlier, harder to detect and repair says IBM study

Over 50 percent of data breaches in the study resulted from malicious cyberattacks and cost companies $1 million more on average than those originating from accidental causes.

Sorry, your 'anonymized' data probably isn't anonymous

Sorry, your 'anonymized' data probably isn't anonymous

From your credit card purchases to your medical records to your online browsing history, companies are sharing and selling so-called de-identified data sets containing a record of your every move.

“Anonymous” Data Won’t Protect Your Identity

“Anonymous” Data Won’t Protect Your Identity

In the past several years, Montjoye and other researchers have published studies that reidentified individuals from sets such as anonymized shopping data or health records.

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

A team of researchers from Microsoft, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon have revealed a study showing that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on your porn viewing habits with trackers and using incognito mode or private browsing does not stop it.

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Organizations need to make sure users understand the importance of protecting sensitive data and safeguarding company assets, and that they’re aware of how their actions impact the overall security for the whole organization.

Google and Facebook’s tracking software is widely used on porn sites, shows new study

Google and Facebook’s tracking software is widely used on porn sites, shows new study

Visitors to porn sites have a “fundamentally misleading sense of privacy,” warn the authors of a new study that examines how tracking software made by tech companies like Google and Facebook is deployed on adult websites.

The 'Surveillance Scores' Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

The 'Surveillance Scores' Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

Customer value scores, such as those used by major retailers like Walmart, enable retailers to render “instantaneous, automated judgments about a consumer that may result in consumers paying different prices for the same product based on how much profit the algorithm decides a particular consumer will produce,” according to the petition.

Facebook wants to pay you for your data — read this before you sign up

Facebook wants to pay you for your data — read this before you sign up

The social-media giant this week announced Study, a “market research program” that will compensate willing users of Android, Google’s GOOG, +0.66% GOOGL, +0.70% operating system, in exchange for information about their phone-app use.