Canada unveils its new privacy legislation – with even bigger fines than the GDPR

Canada unveils its new privacy legislation – with even bigger fines than the GDPR

Even though the current text is likely to change in various ways, it is clear that Canada’s proposed privacy law will be one of the most important, alongside the GDPR, and a useful further example of how to draft legislation offering strong privacy protection in the digital world.

Debt collectors will soon be allowed to reach you by text or on Facebook

Debt collectors will soon be allowed to reach you by text or on Facebook

Consumer advocates criticized the rule for not requiring alleged debtors to consent before being contacted by email or text, and for setting a limit on phone contact that could result in a flood of calls for people who owe money to several creditors.

Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests * TorrentFreak

Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests * TorrentFreak

Netflix has sent over a hundred takedown requests this week targeting tweets that are critical of the movie 'Cuties' and/or urged people to cancel their subscriptions.The streaming giant asked Twitter to remove dozens of tweets that included footage from the French coming-of-age film Cuties.

Researchers demonstrate how link previews in apps can expose data from users

Researchers demonstrate how link previews in apps can expose data from users

However, security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk have discovered that these link previews can expose user data in both iOS and Android apps.

Twitter abruptly changes hacked-materials policy after blocking Biden story

Twitter abruptly changes hacked-materials policy after blocking Biden story

Twitter has changed its policy on sharing hacked materials after facing criticism of its decision to block users from tweeting links to a New York Post article that contained Hunter Biden emails allegedly retrieved from a computer left at a repair shop.

Tails - Tails report for September, 2020

Tails - Tails report for September, 2020

Disable the feature to Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot in the Wi-Fi settings because it doesn't work in Tails.Settled on a new policy for kernel updates, that balances rapid hardware enablement with lower risk of regressions (#17911).

How WhatsApp, Signal & Co Threaten Privacy

How WhatsApp, Signal & Co Threaten Privacy

When installing a mobile messenger like WhatsApp, new users can instantly start texting existing contacts based on the phone numbers stored on their device.

Hunchly - OSINT Articles - How to Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Hunchly - OSINT Articles - How to Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Updated: January 5, 2019 — Additional testing was performed against Skype that revealed that URL previews were still working.Slack was happy to generate URL previews and identified itself with the following User-Agent:.

Some T-mobile customers shadowbanned from texting after sending the word “belly” via SMS

Some T-mobile customers shadowbanned from texting after sending the word “belly” via SMS

T-Mobile customers were being shadowbanned from sending SMS text messages for ten days because they sent the word “belly.” When shadowbanned, T-Mobile users receive no notice that they have been censored as their messages still seem like they’re going through, but nothing is received on the other end.

This photographer snaps the intimate texts of strangers on the NYC streets

This photographer snaps the intimate texts of strangers on the NYC streets

For several years, street photographer Jeff Mermelstein has been taking covert pictures of New Yorkers’ phones with his own iPhone.The images were initially shared on his Instagram account, but now this collection has been gathered together in a new photo book called #nyc.

Stop Email Tracking

Stop Email Tracking

Next time asking me you want to connect and discuss a "opportunity" via email, don't put click tracking and open tracking on your disgusting : In any email providers we used by default had this feature enabled, although it was interesting for our metrics to know them, but we simply turn them off.

Microsoft caught sneaking Bing search onto phones with the Outlook app

Microsoft caught sneaking Bing search onto phones with the Outlook app

Some users who have Microsoft Outlook installed on their Android devices have noticed seeing a new option to perform a Bing search when selecting text.Microsoft is utilizing the contextual text selection feature introduced in Android Marshmallow that allows developers to add their own options to the menu that pops up when words are selected.

Clipboard snooping still rife across many popular iOS apps

Clipboard snooping still rife across many popular iOS apps

The clipboard-snooping antics of apps isn't limited to just TikTok, as it has been discovered over 50 apps that were found to be accessing data from the iOS clipboard in March were continuing the practice months later.

TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data

TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data

Not just TikTok. In all, the researchers found the following iOS apps were reading users’ clipboard data every time the app was opened with no clear reason for doing so: App Name — BundleID ABC News — com.abcnews.

Famous iOS apps are snooping on the Pasteboard

Famous iOS apps are snooping on the Pasteboard

The results show that many famous iOS apps frequently snooping around and having access to the pasteboard and read its content without user consent, albeit only text-based data.

Popular iPhone and iPad Apps Snooping on the Pasteboard

Popular iPhone and iPad Apps Snooping on the Pasteboard

The results show that many apps frequently access the pasteboard and read its content without user consent, albeit only text-based data.There are games and apps that do not provide any UI that deals with text, yet they read the text content of the pasteboard every time they’re opened.

'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives

'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives

As the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 6,000 this week, there was a rise, too, in complaints about information overload in the form of emergency virus text alerts that have included embarrassing revelations about infected people’s private lives.

EU’s ePrivacy regulation is being subverted by publishers who want their “right” to use tracking cookies enshrined in law

EU’s ePrivacy regulation is being subverted by publishers who want their “right” to use tracking cookies enshrined in law

As a result, the current draft of the ePrivacy regulation would grant the news publishing industry a special legal privilege to try to force users to be tracked using cookies.

A Teen’s Guide To Privacy

A Teen’s Guide To Privacy

And if you’re concerned about what adults will think or say when they read your posts, consider making a “burner” or alternate account with stricter privacy settings for your most sensitive posts — or anything you fear could be taken out of context.

Twitter under fire for profiting from millions of UK users' data sold to advertisers

Twitter under fire for profiting from millions of UK users' data sold to advertisers

Twitter has been accused of unfairly profiteering from the personal data of up to 14.1 million people in the UK after it used their email addresses to sell targeted advertising without their knowledge.

Government Agency Known for Its Bonkers Tech Now Tasked With Solving Fake News

Government Agency Known for Its Bonkers Tech Now Tasked With Solving Fake News

The program, called Semantics Forensics (SemaFor), effectively wants to figure out an automated system that will identify and defend against disinformation campaigns, including text, audio, image, and video content.According to the SemaFor announcement, the program wants to develop a bunch of algorithms that will analyze these coordinated attacks.

Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment

Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment

"And by demonstrating a proof-of-concept using implanted electrodes as part of their effort to help patients with speech loss, we hope UCSF's work will inform our development of the decoding algorithms and technical specifications needed for a fully non-invasive, wearable device.

Employers spy on their workers more than you think — here’s how: report

Employers spy on their workers more than you think — here’s how: report

Aside from monitoring employees’ emails, some companies are keeping track of texts, chat messages, phone calls and ID badges, The Wall Street Journal reported.

As Privacy Regulations Tighten, There May Be An SDK-Based Solution For Ad Tech And RTB

As Privacy Regulations Tighten, There May Be An SDK-Based Solution For Ad Tech And RTB

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently put the ad tech industry on notice that its real-time bidding (RTB) practices for handling consumer data are not compatible with European regulations.

Social Media Strike!

Social Media Strike!

This means we will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike. What: A collective pause in our use of social media, except to post notices and memes that: Declare that we are on strike.

The Sinister, Unconstitutional Effort to Ban Secure Encryption Is Back

The Sinister, Unconstitutional Effort to Ban Secure Encryption Is Back

In 1997, after lobbying by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, one House of Representatives committee actually voted for mandatory backdoors.

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

Two US senators have proposed on Monday a bill in Congress to force tech companies to disclose what data they collect about their users and how it is being leveraged by the platform for profit.

Understanding the online safety and privacy challenges faced by South Asian women

Understanding the online safety and privacy challenges faced by South Asian women

To understand some of the challenges that South Asian women face online and on their devices, between May 2017 and January 2018, the research team conducted in-person, semi-structured, 1:1 and triad interviews with 199 participants who identified as women in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (11 of them identified as queer, lesbian, or transgender male-to-female).Six NGO staff members working on women’s safety and LGBTQ rights were also interviewed.

Apple sold out kids' privacy yesterday under the guise of 'screen time' apps

Apple sold out kids' privacy yesterday under the guise of 'screen time' apps

Others like SafeLagoon offer all the stock imagery of a fun, friendly, safety-oriented service, but are already advertising the return of full-time chat and SMS monitoring to their iOS app as "coming soon," presumably on the heels of Apple's policy change.

A German minister wants access to your encrypted WhatsApp and Telegram messages

A German minister wants access to your encrypted WhatsApp and Telegram messages

Because according to Spiegel Online, the country’s Federal Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, wants encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram to provide chat logs in plain text to the authorities.