Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show

Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show

Facebook said the scraping of public profiles is distinct from the data Cambridge Analytica reportedly used from users' friends who did not consent to sharing their data.Still, the documents show that Facebook was aware of potential policy violations by Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015.

Android 10: Google Confirms 193 Security Vulnerabilities Need Fixing

Android 10: Google Confirms 193 Security Vulnerabilities Need Fixing

It was also time to address a total of 193 Android security vulnerabilities that Google has confirmed need fixing with the Android 10 release.True to her word, a whole host of new security and privacy features are indeed included as part of the Android 10 release.

‘Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way the Gorgon Stare Did.’

‘Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way the Gorgon Stare Did.’

Now, Holland Michel has written Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All , a book of startling revelations about drone surveillance in the United States.

A new clothing line confuses automated license plate readers

A new clothing line confuses automated license plate readers

Garments from Adversarial Fashion feed junk data into surveillance cameras, in an effort to make their databases less effective.In a talk, she explained the that hoodies, shirts, dresses, and skirts trigger automated license plate readers (ALPRs) to inject useless data into systems used to track civilians.

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.

Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts

Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts

Another user who was affected said they could read another person’s Credit Factors — including derogatory credit marks — but that the Credit Report tab with that user’s personal information, like names and addresses, was blank.

Netflix’s new documentary “The Not So Surprising Hack”

Netflix’s new documentary “The Not So Surprising Hack”

Earlier this month, Facebook got fined with 5 billion dollars.“The Great Hack” unfolds the true story of the data and privacy scandal in a narrative that is thrilling, but foremost frightening.Will they actually listen when, as mentioned in the documentary, data has surpassed oil in value?

Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court

Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court

We’ve seen some pretty poor security in dating apps over recent years; breaches of personal data, leaking users locations and more.We contacted 3fun about this on 1st July and asked them to fix the security flaws, as personal data was exposed.

IOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for Facebook apps

IOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for Facebook apps

VoIP services ostensibly stay running in the background so they can connect calls quickly, but they also lets those apps collect information about what users are doing on their devices.

The Pentagon is testing powerful mass-surveillance balloons above six US states

The Pentagon is testing powerful mass-surveillance balloons above six US states

In an interview with Long Form, Holland Michel, who also authored the book Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, explained the difference between a standard drone camera, which surveils from 25,000 ft, and the Gorgon Stare’s Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) technology:Think of a traditional camera on a drone as a high powered telescope.

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Shankar Narayan, the director of the Technology and Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told Forbes that he’d held meetings with Microsoft in Seattle last year in which the tech giant appeared receptive to ideas on holding back the spread of facial recognition.

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

Last week, Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray chose to spend some of their time giving speeches demonizing encryption and calling for the creation of backdoors to allow the government access to encrypted data.

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.

Introducing KeePassium for iOS

Introducing KeePassium for iOS

KeePassium is a password manager that combines the security of KeePass with the beauty of iOS design. KeePassium was created because existing KeePass apps on iOS were either abandoned, outright ugly, or had an “by engineer, for engineers” design. KeePassium is a premium app for those who value their privacy.

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about privacy?

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about privacy?

Last year, a company called EarthNow announced that it planned to deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that would deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth.

Capital One Was Breached by a Hacker. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Capital One Was Breached by a Hacker. Here’s What You Need to Know.

It’s become a drearily familiar story: A data breach at a major company exposes troves of sensitive information, putting millions of people at risk of online fraud.

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.

Cybersecurity Lessons from Working with the Ecuadorian Government

Cybersecurity Lessons from Working with the Ecuadorian Government

But I wanted to share an earlier experience of working with the Ecuadorian government to ensure the cyber and data security of my home nation. We restructured the security backbone of all Registration Institutions and National Public Data Recording Address (DINARDAP Spanish acronym), by implementing endpoint, perimetral, database security amongst others.

The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

Facebook’s model entirely bypasses the encryption debate by globalizing the current practice of compromising devices by building those encryption bypasses directly into the communications clients themselves and deploying what amounts to machine-based wiretaps to billions of users at once.

There is No Privacy. Echelon Made Privacy Obsolete.

There is No Privacy. Echelon Made Privacy Obsolete.

Originally Echelon was developed during the 1960’s cold war as a way for the USA to monitor military and political communications from Soviet Russia and it’s allies. Very few people know of it’s existence, and if they do they don’t care much about their privacy or security.

ANYONE can be re-identified from ‘anonymous data’, researchers claim & let you TEST it

ANYONE can be re-identified from ‘anonymous data’, researchers claim & let you TEST it

Online services that claim to anonymize users’ personal data aren’t as secure as we think, according to researchers who found over 99 percent of people can be identified from a handful of supposedly anonymous data points.

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

Given 15 demographic attributes of someone living in Massachusetts, there’s a 99.98% chance you could find that person in any anonymized database.“As the information piles up, the chances it isn’t you decrease very quickly,” says Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, a researcher at Imperial College London and one of the study’s authors.

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

You might have seen, for example, our newly-expanded Transparency Report, which for the first time this year provided statistics not just on government data and takedown requests, but also information on content that we as Reddit admins removed for sitewide-rule violations.

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

Remember, the user signature is completely anonymous, and no there’s only ever 1 page view tied to it The hashes we generate are impossible for us to “de-hash” (we’ll explain later in this post).

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.

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People. Either way, this app has proven to save me more time than anything else when it comes to cleaning up my Instagram page so let’s check it out. * Mass delete posts. * Mass unlike posts. * Mass account whitelisting.

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

Media captionHow the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal unfolded US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The FTC began investigating Facebook in March 2018, following reports that Cambridge Analytica had accessed the data of tens of millions of its users.

Home Security is Going Mobile–Here’s What You Need to Know

Home Security is Going Mobile–Here’s What You Need to Know

It also means if you have a visitor or family member who has gotten locked out then you can open the door for them without coming home, or even getting off the couch.

Pale Moon forum

Pale Moon forum

A malicious party gained access to the at the time Windows-based archive server () which we've been renting from Frantech/BuyVM, and ran a script to selectively infect all archived Pale Moon .exe files stored on it (installers and portable self-extracting archives) with a variant of Win32/ClipBanker.

Powerful FinSpy Spyware Found Targeting iOS and Android Users in Myanmar

Powerful FinSpy Spyware Found Targeting iOS and Android Users in Myanmar

Since some advanced functionalities require FinSpy to have root privileges on a targeted device, the implant doesn't work properly on iOS without jailbreaking, which can be achieved with physical access or remotely in combination with some zero-day vulnerabilities.

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