Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

Senator Hawley also revealed an internal tool used by Facebook to track the actions of users across the internet that was previously believed to be private.Senator Hawley questioned the CEOs on whether Facebook used the Tasks platform to coordinate in their censorship of users.

Los Angeles Police Just Banned The Use Of Commercial Facial Recognition

Los Angeles Police Just Banned The Use Of Commercial Facial Recognition

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News via public records requests showed that Clearview AI previously misrepresented how law enforcement used its software and once told police officers to "run wild" with the tool by testing it on friends and family members.

Campaign “Reclaim Your Face” calls for a Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance

Campaign “Reclaim Your Face” calls for a Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance

Facial recognition and other biometric technologies used for indiscriminate or arbitrarily-targeted surveillance in public spaces act just like that – turning every one of us into a potential suspect; watching and analysing us all of the time; seriously infringing upon our rights to privacy and data protection.

Apple Is Quietly Working On Its Own Search Engine To Take On Google

Apple Is Quietly Working On Its Own Search Engine To Take On Google

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice, in a landmark lawsuit said, Google is monopolizing the search space by entering into multi-billion dollar deals with mobile companies like Apple, Motorola, and network carriers like AT&T and Verizon, to be the default search engine on devices.

Apple's T2 Security Chip Has an Unfixable Flaw

Apple's T2 Security Chip Has an Unfixable Flaw

A recently released tool is letting anyone exploit an unusual Mac vulnerability to bypass Apple's trusted T2 security chip and gain deep system access.

USBGuard · InfoSec Handbook – information security blog

USBGuard · InfoSec Handbook – information security blog

By default, USBGuard allows all USB devices that are currently connected to your machine.In your terminal, enter usbguard list-devices to see all USB devices that are connected to the system.If you connect another USB device to the machine, USBGuard blocks it by default.

Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

Companies looking for new ways to categorize users and tailor content are turning to a new tool: physical signals from the phone itself.“We see Apple's announcements, consumers getting more conscious of privacy, and the death of the cookie,” says Abhishek Sen, cofounder of NumberEight, a “contextual intelligence” startup in the UK that infers user behavior from sensors in their smartphone.

Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

As Mozilla tightens and refines its product focus in 2020, today we are announcing the end of life for two legacy services that grew out of the Firefox Test Pilot program: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes.

'We Are Watched to Prevent Mass Resistance': Amazon Workers Discuss Being Spied On

'We Are Watched to Prevent Mass Resistance': Amazon Workers Discuss Being Spied On

Many admins of private Amazon Flex driver Facebook groups were not surprised to learn that Amazon had planted spies with corporate ties in their groups, but worried that drivers could not speak freely about their working conditions, and said it was inappropriate for the company to intercept plans for protests and other forms of resistance.

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year

But when security researcher Saugat Pokharel requested a copy of photos and direct messages from the photo-sharing app, he was sent data he’d deleted more than a year ago, showing that the information had never been entirely removed from Instagram’s servers.

Fawkes tool protects your image from being identified by facial recognition software

Fawkes tool protects your image from being identified by facial recognition software

Try out Fawkes the new pixel blurring tool to avoid artificial intelligence and deep learning facial recognition software.The researcher have noted that during experiments, Fawkes provided high levels of protection against facial recognition models, the team said, regardless of how the models were trained.

Watch YouTube Without Using YouTube

Watch YouTube Without Using YouTube

There are many great RSS readers, I personally use newsboat which runs in the terminal, and I have configured a macro to directly stream YouTube videos to mpv (media player).

After Twitter Hack, Senator Asks Why DMs Aren't Encrypted

After Twitter Hack, Senator Asks Why DMs Aren't Encrypted

After hackers managed to take over a wave of high profile accounts on Twitter by leveraging access to an internal tool, Senator Ron Wyden is highlighting that the social network has not implemented end-to-encryption for direct messages, even though the company previously explored the idea.

GitHub - upmasked/number-verifier: Number Verifier is a SMS verification tool that makes it easy to get a disposable SMS number and bypass SMS number verifications on any site.

GitHub - upmasked/number-verifier: Number Verifier is a SMS verification tool that makes it easy to get a disposable SMS number and bypass SMS number verifications on any site.

Automatically refreshing of latest messages (5s delay) Easy switching between providers Usage.We currently support the following providers: smsreceivefree - Support for free SMS numbers, currently 14 numbers available from the USA.Upmasked - Support for free SMS numbers, currently 2 numbers available from US & UK.

DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

Now a new tool from DoNotPay, a suite of consumer advocacy services, offers a lifeline that will make it easier to unsubscribe from email lists in a privacy-conscious way.

Google-backed groups criticize Apple's new warnings on user tracking

Google-backed groups criticize Apple's new warnings on user tracking

(Reuters) - A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticized Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites.

Tool to protect children's online privacy

Tool to protect children's online privacy

Basu said games and other apps that violate COPPA pose privacy risks that could make it possible for someone to determine a child's identity and location.

Privacy-Focused OS Wants to Know How Facebook and the FBI Hacked it

Privacy-Focused OS Wants to Know How Facebook and the FBI Hacked it

The hacking tool relied on an unknown flaw—also called a zero-day in hacker lingo—in the default video player included in Tails, a well-known Linux-based operating system that’s used by journalists, dissidents, human rights activists, and security-focused users all over the world.

Serious Xbox Security Breach Allows Gamertag Spoofing

Serious Xbox Security Breach Allows Gamertag Spoofing

A major Xbox security breach allows anyone to spoof your Gamertag and send offensive messages that could get you banned.A video of this security breach in action was posted on Reddit that shows how many Xbox Live users fell victims to it already.

Your boss wants you to take a Covid-19 test. There's software for that

Your boss wants you to take a Covid-19 test. There's software for that

As more employers reopen their offices, stores, and warehouses, a growing number of health tech companies are pitching smartphone apps and other tools to help them bring employees back to work safely in the Covid-19 era.

Private Internet Access is the fastest VPN according to Top10VPN Speed Test Tool

Private Internet Access is the fastest VPN according to Top10VPN Speed Test Tool

That’s why the team at Top10VPN has created an automated tool that runs speed tests both with and without a VPN and stores the historical data to be displayed in a handy chart for users to view.

Don't click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google's anti-bot tool

Don't click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google's anti-bot tool

The company’s founder and chief executive, Matthew Prince, said: “It would have added millions of dollars in annual costs just to continue to use reCaptcha for our free users.

Verizon’s new marketing tool sets emails to arrive when you look at your inbox

Verizon’s new marketing tool sets emails to arrive when you look at your inbox

According to Verizon, the company isn’t allowing advertisers to track you directly; instead, when a user logs into their email account, it notifies Verizon servers and the View Time Optimization tool automatically sends out the ad the client has already set up ahead of time.

This Smart Toilet Will Know You by the Shape of Your Asshole​

This Smart Toilet Will Know You by the Shape of Your Asshole​

Stanford researchers have created the panopticon of looking up your own ass, with a "smart toilet" that monitors your health by analyzing your stool, urine, and the timing of both, using four cameras and an array of sensors and identification systems.

The Unacast Social Distancing Scoreboard

The Unacast Social Distancing Scoreboard

By focusing the geospatial human mobility insights our technology can surface, we created this pro bono Social Distancing Scoreboard as the first of many tools we are developing for a Unacast COVID-19 Toolkit — designed to provide high-quality insights to public agencies, healthcare organizations, local governments and businesses to enable them to learn and act in the best interest of at-risk populations and the general public.

11 countries are now using people's phones to track the coronavirus pandemic, and it heralds a massive increase in surveillance

11 countries are now using people's phones to track the coronavirus pandemic, and it heralds a massive increase in surveillance

A new live index of ramped up security measures by Top10VPN details the countries which have already brought in measures to track the phones of coronavirus patients, ranging from anonymized aggregated data to monitor the movement of people more generally, to the tracking of individual suspected patients and their contacts, known as "contact tracing.".

Google Is Not Creating a Nationwide Coronavirus Info Site

Google Is Not Creating a Nationwide Coronavirus Info Site

In a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced that Google and 1,700 of its engineers are working on a new web site devoted to information about Coronavirus.

No, Facebook is not telling you everything

No, Facebook is not telling you everything

This is an issue we see both at the back end (in the download your informaiton tool) and the front end in the ads that we see , where there is a lack of transparency from Facebook on how advertisers target you.

ACLU Sues to End ICE’s Rigged Algorithm for Detaining Immigrants

ACLU Sues to End ICE’s Rigged Algorithm for Detaining Immigrants

The risk assessment algorithm is supposed to provide a recommendation to ICE officers who are then meant to make the final decision, but the agency’s New York Field Office diverged from the algorithm’s ruling less than 1 percent of the time since 2017.

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.