Federal, NSW governments use Vodafone data to see if public is following COVID-19 restrictions

Federal, NSW governments use Vodafone data to see if public is following COVID-19 restrictions

Australia has become the latest country to track the movements of the public, with the federal and New South Wales governments having received the location data of millions of Vodafone Australia customers.

'The Charter still applies': Canadians urged to monitor civil liberties during pandemic

'The Charter still applies': Canadians urged to monitor civil liberties during pandemic

Provincial police spokesman Guy Lapointe told Montreal's La Presse on Friday that under the public health emergency, officers do not need a warrant signed by a judge to track people using geolocation.

Saudi Arabia Exploiting Wireless SS7 Flaw to Track Targets In The United States

Saudi Arabia Exploiting Wireless SS7 Flaw to Track Targets In The United States

U.S. carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile routinely receive Provide Subscriber Information (PSI) messages from foreign phone companies to help them track roaming costs for users on foreign cell plans traveling abroad.

Revealed: Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

Revealed: Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

Saudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who has shown the Guardian millions of alleged secret tracking requests.

How can I block email trackers and read receipts?

How can I block email trackers and read receipts?

As well as simply knowing you've read the email, tracking pixels can be used for various other nefarious and intrusive means, as was proved last year by popular new email client SuperHuman.

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus

Governments around the world are using high-tech surveillance measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.“When we see emergency measures passed, particularly today, they tend to be sticky,” Snowden said in an interview with the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.

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.".

Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under the Pretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus

Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under the Pretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media warns of Israel committing mass violations of digital rights, especially the right to privacy, under the pretext of managing the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

Tracking the Global Response to COVID-19

Tracking the Global Response to COVID-19

Tech companies, governments, and international agencies have all announced measures to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.Many of those measures are based on extraordinary powers, only to be used temporarily in emergencies.

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Forget we ever said that

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Forget we ever said that

Last month, Google's paper said, "This Chrome-Variations header (X-client-data) will not contain any personally identifiable information, and will only describe the state of the installation of Chrome itself, including active variations, as well as server-side experiments that may affect the installation.".

Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect

Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect

A Florida man who used a fitness app to track his bike rides found himself a suspect in a burglary when police used a geofence warrant to collect data from nearby devices, an NBC News investigation finds.

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

In the new guide, EFF shows students and concerned parents what kind of technologies to watch for, how they can track you, and what it means for privacy.

Review: Privacy Badger Browser Extension

Review: Privacy Badger Browser Extension

The algorithmic details may be complex but the basic principle is not: Privacy Badger observes the third party domains that are loaded as you browse the web, and blocks them if it sees them used on multiple websites.

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

Automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, says EU digital chief

The EU’s digital and competition chief has said that automated facial recognition breaches GDPR, as the technology fails to meet the regulation’s requirement for consent.Vestager told reporters that the Commission will further investigate automated facial recognition before introducing legislation, allowing member states to make their own domestic decisions in the meantime.

Councils let firms track visits to webpages on benefits and disability

Councils let firms track visits to webpages on benefits and disability

Some councils were found to be letting companies track use of sensitive sections of their sites, such as when people were seeking financial help or support for substance abuse.

Brave, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla gather together to talk web privacy... and why we all shouldn't get too much of it

Brave, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla gather together to talk web privacy... and why we all shouldn't get too much of it

Beside a slide that declared "Microsoft loves the Web," Lawrence made the case for the new Edge as a modern browser with some well-designed privacy features, including Microsoft's take on tracking protection, which blocks most trackers in its default setting and can be made more strict, at the potential cost of site compatibility.

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.

Background location tracking down 68% after iOS 13 launch- 9to5Mac

Background location tracking down 68% after iOS 13 launch- 9to5Mac

Like iOS, Android 10 also alerts users when an existing app collects location data in the background and provides a shortcut to stop the app from doing so.

Google plans to kill support for third-party cookies that track you all over the internet

Google plans to kill support for third-party cookies that track you all over the internet

15, 2014.Google said Tuesday it plans to end support for third-party cookies, which fuel much of the digital advertising ecosystem, in its Chrome browser within two years.

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

Of this, it's reported that nine were requests for advertising, while more than ninety tried to send data off to "analytics" sites.Late last year, the New York Times ran its own analytics - on a leak of mobile location data - de-anonymising it, then identifying government officials.

Google really is listening and recording on apps

Google really is listening and recording on apps

When you set up your Google account, it asks you to "opt in" to let Google track your video and audio recordings.Google, we discovered, can record, store and archive your queries when using the apps or even https://t.co/lhIuCc5DLl and voice search.

Why GoatCounter ignores Do Not Track

Why GoatCounter ignores Do Not Track

Again, you can’t expect every consumer to be deeply invested in the issue, and as mentioned before, it’s not even easy to find out what exactly is being tracked in the first place so it’s not all that clear what you’re consenting to.

How to Reclaim Your Privacy

How to Reclaim Your Privacy

Go through all of your apps and turn off location for the ones that don’t need it - or change the setting so they can only get your location while you’re using the app.Don’t let apps access to your Bluetooth unless they really need it.

Location data: How much do wireless carriers keep?

Location data: How much do wireless carriers keep?

But the primary way iOS 13 and Android 10 do that – a notification to warn that one application or another has been getting your location when you weren’t using that app – only tells part of that privacy story.

Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Foundation

What you may not know is that this button allows Facebook to track what sites you’re browsing in order to target ads to you.We’re calling on Facebook to turn off the default use of cross-site tracking tools - such as the like button on external sites - that target advertising based on people’s browsing.

CNAME Cloaking, the dangerous disguise of third-party trackers

CNAME Cloaking, the dangerous disguise of third-party trackers

Criteo is requesting the website to add a CNAME for domains like (note the randomness of the subdomain, we will talk about it later) to .

Librem 13 – Purism

Librem 13 – Purism

The Librem 13 is the first ultra-portable laptop for the security-conscious road warrior—designed chip-by-chip, line-by-line, to respect your rights to privacy, security, and freedom.When you use a Purism computer you know you are operating the best hardware and software, while keeping your rights to privacy, security, and freedom in mind.

Product Usage Tracking (#5672) · Issues · GitLab.com / www-gitlab-com

Product Usage Tracking (#5672) · Issues · GitLab.com / www-gitlab-com

Based on considerable feedback from our customers, users, and the broader community, we reversed course the next day and removed those changes before they went into effect.We are reaching out to customers who expressed concerns and collecting feedback from users and the wider community.

Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

BANGKOK — The government may soon require all vehicles on the road, including private cars and motorcycles, to install tracker devices and send location data to the authorities, a minister said Monday.

These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you're not a human

These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you're not a human

Facial recognition technology is everywhere: More than half of Americans' faces are now logged in police databases.To push back, privacy-focused designers, academics, and activists have designed wearable accessories and clothes meant to thwart facial recognition tech.