Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Enable the eero Alexa skill to pause WiFi for specific profiles when screen time is over, you want the family to gather for dinner, or to find connected devices like phones—all with just your voice," says Amazon.

Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13

Here’s why so many apps are asking to use Bluetooth on iOS 13

Bluetooth audio is handled through system settings, is separate from apps, and will continue working for apps that you deny permission for.).Apps that support Google’s Chromecast streaming platform often ask for Bluetooth access as well.

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.

Trump Administration seeks to permanently restore NSA program to spy on Americans

Trump Administration seeks to permanently restore NSA program to spy on Americans

The Trump Administration supports the permanent restoration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to collect the phone records of American citizens as part of a mass surveillance program.

GitHub - HarryJamesRobson/VernamTool: An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads.

GitHub - HarryJamesRobson/VernamTool: An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads.

An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads. August 3rd, 2019: This is my first ever Github repository. I'm 16 and obiously still learning and would really appreciate tips and advice. Any support is greatly appreciated.

Glasgow Council makes email data blunder

Glasgow Council makes email data blunder

It has inadvertently shared emails around the people making the applications, including details on children’s names, their schools, dates of birth, parents’ earnings, national insurance details and banking information. A council spokesperson said: "Unfortunately due to a procedural error, personal information was shared with third parties and we have apologised and informed everyone concerned.

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

“We’re pleased that websites with strong U2F or WebAuthn authentication support will work in Brave on iOS devices, allowing the same durable hardware security key to protect accounts on any device.

Join the Epic Livestream to Save Net Neutrality

Join the Epic Livestream to Save Net Neutrality

Fight For the Future has provided some great resources for embedding the video, a widget and pre-written social media posts to make it easier than ever to show your support. Tell Congress how you feel, spread the word on social media and enjoy this epic livestream:.

Only 13% of UK adults trust big tech firms with handling anonymized NHS data

Only 13% of UK adults trust big tech firms with handling anonymized NHS data

“There’s little doubt that new technologies will play a part in delivering care in future, and the results from this study confirm that most people support the use of anonymised patient data for medical research purposes,” said Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association.

IOS 13 cracks down on location permission settings

IOS 13 cracks down on location permission settings

As you can see in the screenshots above, iOS 13 presents popup notifications when an app is using your location in the background. Ideally, the new pop-up reminder notifications with map will make users more aware of how often apps are tracking them in the background.

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

Image copyright Amazon Image caption A proposal to ban government use of the Rekognition system failed to attract mass support at Amazon's annual general meeting An attempted shareholder revolt over Amazon's sale of facial recognition technology to the police mustered less than 3% of votes cast at the firm's annual general meeting.

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

(Reuters) - Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed.

South Korea will ditch Microsoft Windows for Linux

South Korea will ditch Microsoft Windows for Linux

And now, as a result of the upcoming death of Windows 7 support, the South Korean government has reportedly decided to ditch Microsoft Windows entirely. According to The Korea Herald, the Asian country's government will switch from Windows 7 to a Linux-based operating system.

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

A state bill that would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information is being stonewalled via closed-door meetings between tech lobbyists and state lawmakers. California state bill SB 561 would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information.

Still have Windows 7? 32 Security Reasons to Move to Windows 10

Still have Windows 7? 32 Security Reasons to Move to Windows 10

Windows 10 supports additional LSA Protection, allowing LSASS to run as a Protected Process, protecting the credentials it stores from malware without a malicious kernel mode component.10.

Controversial police policy will see some UK rape victims asked to grant access to their phones

Controversial police policy will see some UK rape victims asked to grant access to their phones

The new policy was introduced after a number of rape and sexual assault cases collapsed at the last minute after it was found that exculpatory evidence existed on the phones of alleged victims, and had not been disclosed to the defence.

Dear Brian Krebs, no more doxxing as a result of a disagreement, please.

Dear Brian Krebs, no more doxxing as a result of a disagreement, please.

Vincent Canfield showcased tangible proof that Spamhaus lied about their campaign against port scanners. One week later on the 25 of April Brian Krebs, a well-known Journalist and investigative reporter enters the confrontation conversation and doxxed not only Vincent Canfield but also uɐpʇ[email protected] ✸.

ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds

ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds

For several months, we have been working to implement support for new cryptographic methods in ProtonMail that give users a faster experience with equal or better security. Using elliptic curve cryptography, the processes of key generation, encryption, and decryption become dramatically faster.

An Internet for Kids

An Internet for Kids

Two thirds of 12–15 year olds who use social media or messaging sites say they send support messages, comments or posts to friends if they are having a difficult time.

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

Galyna Petrenko, Director of the NGO Detektor Media told me about her organisation’s experience with Facebook blocking educational content Detektor Media had developed from being promoted: “We have our own weekly video programme for YouTube and Facebook about countering disinformation – we take some funny examples of disinformation from TV and show people what is wrong with this information.

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support

But the issue is much worse than previously reported, with the hackers able to access email content from a large number of Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail email accounts, according to a source who witnessed the attack in action and described it before Microsoft’s statement, as well as screenshots provided to Motherboard.

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Chinese companies have leaked over 590 million resumes via open databases Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers According to Microsoft, between January 1, 2019, and March 29, 2019, a hacker, or group of hackers, compromised the account of a Microsoft support agent, one of the company's customer support representatives that handles technical complaints.

Encrypt that SNI: Firefox edition

Encrypt that SNI: Firefox edition

As promised, our friends at Mozilla landed support for ESNI in Firefox Nightly, so you can now browse Cloudflare websites without leaking the plaintext SNI TLS extension to on-path observers (ISPs, coffee-shop owners, firewalls, …).

Data Brokers

Data Brokers

How Consumers Can Opt Out of Directory Services and Other Information Brokers. If you know of a data broker not listed below or notice inaccuracies in the information below, please email us at: webmaster(at). Read more about opting out of Online Information Brokers.

Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Although you can download individual applications from websites and install them with a package manager that automates the process similar to Windows, finding new programs on Linux is generally as simple as searching for it in the software repository and clicking install.

Will California lawmakers vote to protect Californians’ privacy or tech industry profits?

Will California lawmakers vote to protect Californians’ privacy or tech industry profits?

The results are in : Californians overwhelmingly support the privacy protections in Privacy for All. The bill’s premise is simple: It’s time for Californians to take control of their personal information, hold tech companies accountable, and ensure that everyone has the same privacy rights.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

KeePassXC 2.4.0 released

KeePassXC 2.4.0 released

Among the highlights of this release are a new database creation wizard, advanced search, KeeShare database sharing and synchronization, update checks, OpenSSH for Windows support, and a QR Code generator for TOTP.

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

So we have been using tumblr for a long time and a few years back we started requesting support for SSL and they finally made a option feature in your themes settings if you go to edit appearance you can select enable HTTPS which will add full SSL support for your tumblr blog/site.

BleachBit 2.2

BleachBit 2.2

The latest release brings major improvements to startup speed, cleaning Google Chrome and Firefox, support, and more. Add environment variable %cd% for use in custom cleaners (idea thanks to RaiKoHoff). Clean Midnight Commander on Windows (idea thanks to Tobias B.