Clubhouse Replied: No Hack Involved, Personal Data is Publicly Available

Clubhouse Replied: No Hack Involved, Personal Data is Publicly Available

While the risks are still valid and not fixed, the personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has been posted online on a popular hacker forum, according to a Saturday report from Cyber News.

‘The current situation is urgent’: In an exclusive interview with the Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why his company is stepping up to protect privacy online

‘The current situation is urgent’: In an exclusive interview with the Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why his company is stepping up to protect privacy online

Digital advertisers in France also complained about Apple’s move to the country’s antitrust regulator, which said last month it will allow the feature because it is in line with privacy rules (though the watchdog will continue to investigate whether Apple favours its own services and products).Now, in a Canadian exclusive interview with the Toronto Star, Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook talks about the company’s approach to privacy and how that helps set it apart from other big tech players.

Going Against Google Analytics With Plausible’s Co-Founder [Interview]

Going Against Google Analytics With Plausible’s Co-Founder [Interview]

Google has created many useful products that improved the lives of many people all around the world but in recent years Google has changed their priorities and now it’s all about optimizing value for their shareholders, squeezing even more money and further dominating the web.

DuckDuckGo reveals how you can block Google's new method of tracking Chrome users

DuckDuckGo reveals how you can block Google's new method of tracking Chrome users

Privacy-first search engine DuckDuckGo on Friday posted a blog that discussed Google's new data tracking system called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC).FLoC replaces the use of cookies to track users and feed them ads and other targeted content.

Mozilla Explains: Cookies and supercookies

Mozilla Explains: Cookies and supercookies

Cross-site tracking cookies are stored on your computer by websites you visit.Supercookies are another type of tracker that acts like cross-site tracking cookies by collecting your data and reporting it back to their owners.

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

Gal first discovered the leaked data in January when a user in the same hacking forum advertised an automated bot that could provide phone numbers for hundreds of millions of Facebook users in exchange for a price.

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple has begun rejecting app updates that do not comply with the App Tracking Transparency rules that the company is enforcing starting with iOS 14.5, according to a new report from Forbes.

The hidden fingerprint inside your photos

The hidden fingerprint inside your photos

If we view photo fingerprints as being equivalent to a printer's serial number, then this prompts us to ask whether photo response non-uniformity also violates an individual's right to protection of their personal data.Photo response non-uniformity, however, is far more difficult to extricate.

Slouching towards dystopia: the rise of surveillance capitalism and the death of privacy

Slouching towards dystopia: the rise of surveillance capitalism and the death of privacy

It’s more a story about human nature, about how capitalism has mutated to exploit digital technology, about the liberal democratic state and the social contract, and about governments that have been asleep at the wheel for several decades.

Microsoft Edge could soon share browsing data with Windows 10

Microsoft Edge could soon share browsing data with Windows 10

You may check Menu > Settings > Profiles to see if the new "Share browsing data with other Windows features" option is provided.The description reads:When turned on, Microsoft Edge will connect local browsing data from this profile with the rest of Windows.

New Browser Attack Allows Tracking Users Online With JavaScript Disabled

New Browser Attack Allows Tracking Users Online With JavaScript Disabled

Although these methods exploit a covert timing channel in the CPU cache, the new attack devised by Ben-Gurion researchers targets a cache-based side-channel in modern web browsers.This string search is followed by a request for a CSS element that requires DNS resolution from the malicious server.

Ethical hackers are earning more than $1 million during the pandemic

Ethical hackers are earning more than $1 million during the pandemic

A specialist from Romania started working with online security at HackerOne two years ago and, even with a short time in his career, managed to raise $ 2 million in services.

WhatsApp Help Center - We’re updating our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

WhatsApp Help Center - We’re updating our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

We are making changes to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy that relate to messaging between businesses and their customers on WhatsApp. We are also providing more information about how we collect, share, and use data.

How To Tell If Your Webcam Is Hacked

How To Tell If Your Webcam Is Hacked

Check to see if it seems your webcam indicator light turns on every time you open your internet browser.Open your webcam app and check on its security and accessibility settings to see if anything looks out of place or suspiciously disabled.

Google Analytics: Stop feeding the beast

Google Analytics: Stop feeding the beast

Think of Google as a kind of Godzilla that slurps up data about its users at one end and craps out gold ingots at the other.

OnionShare 2.3 adds tabs, anonymous chat, better command line support, and quite a bit more

OnionShare 2.3 adds tabs, anonymous chat, better command line support, and quite a bit more

So with OnionShare 2.3 you can host a few websites, have your own personal anonymous dropbox, and securely send files to people whenever you want, all at the same time.When someone posts a message to an OnionShare chat room, they send it to the server through their E2EE onion connection.

Apple Vs Facebook Who Will Win The Data Privacy War?

Apple Vs Facebook Who Will Win The Data Privacy War?

Two of the world’s biggest technology companies, Apple and Facebook, are taking very different approaches to user privacy, and their decisions are having ripple effects throughout the tech community.

Spotify granted patent to use mic to infer emotional state, age, gender, and accent

Spotify granted patent to use mic to infer emotional state, age, gender, and accent

Spotify has been granted a patent on using your phone’s microphone to analyze the sounds around you for the purpose of giving song recommendations.It’s hard to tell when exactly Spotify might start trying to utilize your phone’s microphone for more than just receiving voice commands.

Anonymity is a shield for bigotry; if you don’t believe me, ask Schopenhauer

Anonymity is a shield for bigotry; if you don’t believe me, ask Schopenhauer

Photograph: BBCThe eight mesmerising hours of Adam Curtis’s Can’t Get You Out of My Head are a reminder of the unique storehouse of collective memory that is the BBC archive.

K-9 Mail is looking for funding

K-9 Mail is looking for funding

Only a few developers working on the project in their spare time wasn’t enough to keep up with the pace of the Android platform.Since right now there’s mainly one person working on the app this is currently not an issue for the K-9 Mail project.

Edward Snowden to do only US virtual book chat through Copperfield’s

Edward Snowden to do only US virtual book chat through Copperfield’s

What: An online interview with author Edward Snowden about the new young adult edition of his memoir, conducted by Canadian-British blogger and journalist Cory Doctorow.Now Snowden has come out with a young adult version of “Permanent Record,” aimed at making expert-level information about privacy accessible to a younger audience.

Users have privacy concerns about Microsoft’s inclusion in Raspberry Pi OS

Users have privacy concerns about Microsoft’s inclusion in Raspberry Pi OS

This “upgrade” was made as part of Raspberry Pi OS’s embracing of Microsoft’s IDE for VSCode; however, a growing amount of backlash which has been censored on the official Raspberry Pi support forums suggests that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has moved a little too fast and broken one thing they shouldn’t break: the trust of Linux users and the open source community which has long held biases against Microsoft based simply on track record.

Microsoft Patent: Chatbots Made From The Online Habits Of Dead People

Microsoft Patent: Chatbots Made From The Online Habits Of Dead People

“The specific person may also correspond to oneself (e.g., the user creating/training the chat bot,” Microsoft also describes – implying that living users could train a digital replacement in the event of their death.

Location Tracking Apps Vs Niche Mobile Operating Systems — CyberPunks.com

Location Tracking Apps Vs Niche Mobile Operating Systems — CyberPunks.com

To anyone who cared enough to watch my movements, I looked like an idiot as at forty odd points internal and external to any number of buildings, I took out my Android handset and stared fixedly at it for a couple of minutes before snapping a photograph and moving a dozen or so meters further along.

It's time for Europe to take private data from the hands of powerful tech monopolies and give it back to the people

It's time for Europe to take private data from the hands of powerful tech monopolies and give it back to the people

In it I described the danger that a platform like Google poses for the individual rights of citizens, for pluralist competition, and for freedom of expression when it remains unchecked by regulations.

Neeva Search Engine by Two IIT Alumni Hopes to Take on Google by Ensuring Ad-Free Results, More Privacy

Neeva Search Engine by Two IIT Alumni Hopes to Take on Google by Ensuring Ad-Free Results, More Privacy

Although there are some alternatives to Google Search such as DuckDuckGo, which also promises data safety, Neeva hopes to provide a tailor-made search experience specifically for the end-user.

How law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption

How law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption

At this point an attacker could find and exploit certain types of security vulnerabilities in iOS to grab encryption keys that are accessible in memory and decrypt big chunks of data from the phone.

Pseudonymization vs. Encryption: Fight!

Pseudonymization vs. Encryption: Fight!

IDC 2020 predictions show that enterprises will prepare for the digitized economy by accelerating investments in key technologies and new operating models to become hyper speed, hyperscaled, and hyperconnected organizations.

How Signal Became the Most Popular App in the World Overnight, and Why It Matters

How Signal Became the Most Popular App in the World Overnight, and Why It Matters

Finally, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy earlier this week, and required users to accept that it shares some information with Facebook before continuing to use the app.

Police scrambling to recover more than 150,000 records wiped from UK database

Police scrambling to recover more than 150,000 records wiped from UK database

The policing minister, Kit Malthouse, said Home Office and law enforcement officials were working at pace to recover the data.“While the loss relates to individuals who were arrested and then released with no further action, I have asked officials and the police to confirm their initial assessment that there is no threat to public safety,” he said.