Why Monopolies Make Spying Easier

Why Monopolies Make Spying Easier

If history is any guide, the longer that companies like Facebook and Google stay dominant, the more likely it becomes that they will serve as intelligence partners to the United States and other governments.

Dear Google: We Agree Search Competition Should Be "Only 1 Click Away" – So Why Is It 15+ on Android?

Dear Google: We Agree Search Competition Should Be "Only 1 Click Away" – So Why Is It 15+ on Android?

Dear Google, one of the most repeated lines you’ve used to fend off antitrust inquiries is to say search competition is “only one click away.” The recent House Antitrust Subcommittee report notes that “in an internal presentation about [Microsoft] Internet Explorer’s default search selection, Google recommended that users be given an initial opportunity to select a search engine and that browsers minimize the steps required to change the default search provider.” Finally, something we can agree on!

Hello, Noteworthy

Hello, Noteworthy

For now, by default when you install Noteworthy it will use the free (as in beer) Decentralabs operated Gateway and Hub so you'll need to reach out to [email protected] to get an invite code.

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were wrong.

‘Techlash’ Hits College Campuses

‘Techlash’ Hits College Campuses

Then, a Google recruiter came to campus and, Ms. Stapleton said, she “won ‘American Idol.’” The company flew her out to Mountain View, Calif., which felt to her “like the promised land” — 15 cafeterias, beach volleyball courts, Zumba classes, haircuts and laundry on-site.

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

If an SMS message contained either a phone number or an IMSI number that matched the predefined list, it was saved to a CSV file for later theft by the threat actor.

How to remove location data from photos you share

How to remove location data from photos you share

Unlike on the Mac, where there’s a setting to remove location data from any photos you share, on iOS you must do it manually.The simplest way to avoid sending your location data in an iMessage is to use the Messages app to take the photo.

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

Basic malware will run as a process on your computer without you noticing (until, that is, pictures from your webcam appear on the internet). One more tell-tale sign that your webcam has been hacked is if the security settings for it are a bit screwy.

With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages

With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages

Trailing behind it was another narcotics investigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania saw police obtain a three-month wiretap that collected 9.1 million text message from 45 individuals. But the overall number of wiretaps authorized and subsequent convictions “fell sharply” in 2018, the U.S. Courts said in its annual transparency report.

WhatsApp Begins Move to Ban GB WhatsApp Users

WhatsApp Begins Move to Ban GB WhatsApp Users

The following steps will help you switch from the app’s clones to the original WhatsApp with all your chat data intact as if nothing even ever happened;.

Data Privacy Week: Working Towards Change

Data Privacy Week: Working Towards Change

Innovations in surveillance and data exploitation present challenges in the fight to protect personal data across the world. It is also important that there is a diversity of organisations joining the global movement for data protection.

How to Update Windows 10

How to Update Windows 10

How to manually check for Windows 10 Updates 1. Windows 10 will automatically download and install updates immediately after checking for updates. Windows 10 will show you a status of the update and what is being downloaded and installed.

How to delete your Facebook account in seven steps

How to delete your Facebook account in seven steps

Maybe it’s simply a realization that all the data you gave to Facebook is feeding a creeping system of surveillance capitalism and you don’t want to feed the beast anymore. Scroll to and tap Account Ownership and Control Facebook Settings 4. Tap Deactivation and Deletion Account Ownership and Control 5.

How to Completely Wipe Your Phone Before Selling It

How to Completely Wipe Your Phone Before Selling It

Go to Settings and select Backup and Reset. After this, your phone will be reset to original settings and your data will be wiped clean. With just two easy steps, you can reset your phone to old factory settings.

How to Review Permissions Given to Your Mobile Apps

How to Review Permissions Given to Your Mobile Apps

Whenever you download an app, it requests certain permissions from you, like being able to access your contact list or your camera. For example, a person who never uses voice to text features may want to revoke permissions granted to Facebook Messenger for access to the microphone.

Subject Access Requests – tapmydata – Medium

Subject Access Requests – tapmydata – Medium

Tap provides a secure two way street between both organisations and individuals when it comes to access requests.

How To Secure Your Webcam

How To Secure Your Webcam

Many webcams come with small lights that light up when the camera is in use. And if you’re using a separate webcam with your computer, just cover it up with a cloth when it’s not in use.

How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device

How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device

Next, convert the phrase into a secure code using letters (both upper and lowercase), special characters, and numbers: Connect these two words with a random action and, as with the memorable sentence technique, convert it into a secure code.

Exclusive: In test case, U.S. fails to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls - sources

Exclusive: In test case, U.S. fails to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls - sources

Members of a joint federal and state task force probing the international criminal gang MS-13 had tried in August to hold Facebook in contempt of court for failing to carry out a wiretap order, Reuters reported last month.

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold the social networking giant in contempt of court for refusing to permit real-time listening in on voice calls.