Chinese government deploys coronavirus tracking app to help curb outbreak

Chinese government deploys coronavirus tracking app to help curb outbreak

According to China’s National Health Commission, close contact refers to someone who has come in close distance, with no effective protection, with confirmed cases, suspected cases or mild cases while the person was ill or showed symptoms of being ill.

Clearview AI - super crime fighter or the death of privacy as we know it?

Clearview AI - super crime fighter or the death of privacy as we know it?

In a nutshell, the New York Times published an article on Ton-That (and others’ as you will see) tiny company Clearview AI on January 18, 2020 that revealed, among many other serious things, that the company claims to have quietly scraped Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites to assemble a database of 3 billion faces.

Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements

Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements

The third-party category lists options to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool, CCleaner monitoring, or Adobe's Acrobat Reader online service while Ninite Apps options to download and install popular applications using Ninite.

Facebook's new privacy tool lets you manage how you're tracked across the web

Facebook's new privacy tool lets you manage how you're tracked across the web

In a blog post on Data Privacy Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that its "Off-Facebook Activity" tool -- which lets you manage how Facebook tracks you across the internet -- will finally be launched globally.

Facebook announces new features geared towards data protection and privacy

Facebook announces new features geared towards data protection and privacy

To begin with, over the course of the coming weeks, users will be prompted to review their privacy settings under the updated Privacy Checkup tool.According to the company, Off-Facebook Activity "marks a new level of transparency and control", one that the firm has had to rebuild certain parts of their system for.

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

For example, it has become more and more common for web developers to take “free” resources, such as fonts and scripts and use them on the websites that they design.Ethical Web Dev – Guide for ethical website development and maintenance.

DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

But DuckDuckGo's tool has one major difference: Rather than populating a list of upgradable sites manually, Smarter Encryption fills it out automatically using the same web crawling smarts built into DuckDuckGo's private search service.

Google Maps Just Introduced a Stealthy New Feature That Users Will Totally Love. (There's Just 1 Catch)

Google Maps Just Introduced a Stealthy New Feature That Users Will Totally Love. (There's Just 1 Catch)

That said, as big a deal as this was, on Friday, Google Maps announced it's finally started to roll out something more consequential in the long run: Incognito Mode.Back in May, Google had said Incognito Mode would be rolling out on Android first, followed by a version for iPhone.

Google workers sidestepping controversial Chrome tool sparks security worries

Google workers sidestepping controversial Chrome tool sparks security worries

Stephen Shankland/CNET Google is facing a backlash over an internal tool for the company's Chrome browser that some employees worry is intended for spying on workers organizing protests and discussing workplace issues.

Is Knox Enough For Privacy Protection Of Samsung Users

Is Knox Enough For Privacy Protection Of Samsung Users

One of the simplest yet effective measures for better privacy on smartphones, and thus ultimately for the enterprise, is to use the best VPN apps for Android.

36 Civil Rights Groups Demand End to Amazon’s Partnerships with Police

36 Civil Rights Groups Demand End to Amazon’s Partnerships with Police

Thirty-six civil rights organizations signed an open letter demanding local, state, and federal officials to end partnerships between Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company, and over 405 law enforcement agencies around the country.

Tails - Launching our donation campaign for 2020

Tails - Launching our donation campaign for 2020

We often hear complaints about software projects that are meant to fight surveillance, like Tor and Tails, getting funds from the US government.

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

Because so few gag orders have been reviewed and rescinded, it isn’t possible to say whether the companies that received the most termination letters also received the most national security letters.

Modi govt seeks to adopt China-style facial recognition in policing

Modi govt seeks to adopt China-style facial recognition in policing

Rai, whose company has developed facial recognition for eight local police forces, said India doesn’t have the same quality cameras as China — making it harder to meet the goal of being able to identify any person with an integrated system.

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

"Because the camera is photographing license plates in public locations visible for all to see, there is no expectation of privacy in the data we collect," the contract and various pieces of DRN marketing material read.

Google job search tool under EU microscope

Google job search tool under EU microscope

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favors its fast-growing tool for searching job listings, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday.

1.5% of Chrome Users' Passwords Are Known to Be Compromised

1.5% of Chrome Users' Passwords Are Known to Be Compromised

1.5% of passwords used in Chrome are unsafe and have been released in data breaches, according to new information from Google.In February, a new feature was introduced to the Google Chrome browser which checks whether users’ passwords are secure.

How to disable OK Google and Google Assistant on Android devices

How to disable OK Google and Google Assistant on Android devices

If OK Google or Google Assistant are active on your Android device but you are not using these tools, you may want to consider disabling those.Here is how you disable OK Google on your device:Open the Google application on the Android device.

These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer

These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer

Instead, it had been modified to include an implant; extra components placed inside the cable letting the hacker remotely connect to the computer.

FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act

FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act

The Federal Bureau of Investigations aims to acquire access to a “social media early alerting tool” that will help insiders proactively and reactively monitor how terrorist groups, foreign intelligence services, criminal organizations and other domestic threats use networking platforms to further their illegal efforts, according to a request for proposal amended this week.

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

The researchers had to collect this data by scraping Facebook's Ad Library API, a tool Facebook released after Mozilla called on the company to make its political advertisements more transparent ahead of the May 2019 EU elections.

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

The channel was largely created in response to cops no longer wearing their identification badges, and reportedly doxxed officers with posts including their personal information, social media posts, and both intimate photos and photos of their family.

Everything you wanted to know about media metadata, but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about media metadata, but were afraid to ask

You can explode a flattened PDF into individual images of the pages using PDF Redact Tools, then feed the pages into Tesseract to create a text document that can be worked on with any language processing tool.

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software?

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software?

A Bloomberg article last year gave some details of how the Los Angeles Police Department uses Palantir’s Gotham product for Operation Laser, a program to identify and deter people likely to commit crimes: Information from rap sheets, parole reports, police interviews, and other sources is fed into the system to generate a list of people the department defines as chronic offenders, says Craig Uchida, whose consulting firm, Justice & Security Strategies Inc., designed the Laser system.

GitHub - tg12/RUBC: R U Been being censored?

GitHub - tg12/RUBC: R U Been being censored?

Are you being censored by your government or your ISP? Is your ISP censoring you because someone told them to? Use this tool to check. Is your free speech at stake by a repressive regime or government. Why not check with this free tool.

No Sweat Tech: 9 Easy Ways to Create an Avatar

No Sweat Tech: 9 Easy Ways to Create an Avatar

Start by specifying whether you want to build a male or female avatar, and you’ll get basic options for face, eyes, hair, and clothes, with some subcategories of options for things like glasses, eye shape, nose, eyebrows, etc.

Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user

Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user

Apple is facing a new security threat, thanks to developments in the spyware/surveillance tool sold by the Israeli firm NSO Group. Via the Financial Times, the Pegasus phone software now not only harvests data from the user’s onboard storage, but also all communications with the connected cloud.

Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data

Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data

Amazon has an offer for customers who sign up for its Amazon Assistant shopping tool: Install the service, and we'll give you $10 -- for the right to your browsing data.

FBI plans to look at your social media even more than it already does

FBI plans to look at your social media even more than it already does

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently looking to acquire new tools to monitor the social media accounts of individuals it believes pose a threat to national security.

The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The tool would also allow the FBI to track people based on location, enable persistent keyword monitoring and provide access to personal social media history. The government doesn't have the best track record with regard to social media surveillance.