Today’s online advertising not only seriously harms privacy, but is seriously broken in other ways; we need to fix it

Today’s online advertising not only seriously harms privacy, but is seriously broken in other ways; we need to fix it

For three and half years now, Privacy News Online has been warning about the huge, and largely ignored, danger of micro-targeted ads and real-time bidding (RTB).

Hong Kong protests: Authorities to announce face mask ban

Hong Kong protests: Authorities to announce face mask ban

The laws would grant Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, the authority to "make any regulations whatsoever which he [or she] may consider desirable in the public interest" in case of "emergency or public danger".Last used in 1967 to help stop violent riots in the territory's trading hub, the laws could also give the government greater authority to make arrests, censor publications and search premises.

Snapchat parent kept Project Voldemort dossier on how Facebook thwarted competition--WSJ

Snapchat parent kept Project Voldemort dossier on how Facebook thwarted competition--WSJ

Snap's talks with the Federal Trade Commission are part of a larger probe into Facebook's business tactics, in which the FTC has made contact with dozens of tech executives and app developers.Facebook's stock slipped 0.1% in premarket trading while Snap shares fell 0.7%.

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Unlike other video doorbells and surveillance products, police often end up promoting Ring sales through partnerships with the company."When an industry association that represents security and surveillance camera companies thinks that your practices are too invasive and lack transparency, that really says something," Fight for the Future's deputy director Evan Greer said in a statement.

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

The fashion and sneaker trading platform pushed out a password reset email to its users on Thursday citing “system updates,” but left users confused and scrambling for answers. An unnamed data breached seller contacted TechCrunch claiming more than 6.8 million records were stolen from the site in May by a hacker.

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

Former Equifax executive sent behind bars for insider trades, profiting on data breach

A former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Equifax has been issued a prison sentence for insider trading on the firm's disastrous data breach before the incident became public knowledge.

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Five Eyes alliance reportedly looping in Germany, Japan against China

Five Eyes alliance reportedly looping in Germany, Japan against China

On Wednesday, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland then confirmed that a second national could be facing trouble in China after the detainment of Canadian diplomat on leave Michael Kovrig in Beijing earlier this week, although she said that Chinese authorities "have not described the situation ...

No KYC Exchanges List

No KYC Exchanges List

This is a verified list of cryptocurrency bitcoin exchanges that have no KYC/AML and don’t need documents to trade. Exchanges that let you trade Bitcoin, Ethereum etc futures, perpetual markets and margin leverage with no ID verification and no KYC check.

How Australia Will Handle Cryptocurrency Hacks After Coincheck

How Australia Will Handle Cryptocurrency Hacks After Coincheck

What the Coincheck hack tells us about how Australian regulators will handle a cryptocurrency hack Hacks like the one on Coincheck expose gullible investors to risk, but it also means funds could be flowing undetected into the hands of money launderers and terrorists.

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

The panel of experts released the finding Monday in a draft list of issues related to applying domestic privacy protection rules to global information technology giants.

Meet The Man Who’s Building a Commission-Free ‘BitMEX’ [Interview]

Meet The Man Who’s Building a Commission-Free ‘BitMEX’ [Interview]

Bitcoinist spoke with Adam Todd, CEO of Digitex Futures, a trading platform that aims to become a commission-free, non-custodial ‘BitMEX’ for cryptocurrencies built on Ethereum.

Facebook is on track to post its longest losing streak ever, and some say there's more pain ahead

Facebook is on track to post its longest losing streak ever, and some say there's more pain ahead

Facebook is poised to close its third straight month in the red, which would mark its longest monthly losing streak on record. Furthermore, Facebook is on track for its longest quarterly losing streak since 2013, and its first full year of losses since going public.

DigitalBits: An Economy Reimagined – DigitalBitsOrg – Medium

DigitalBits: An Economy Reimagined – DigitalBitsOrg – Medium

DigitalBits is a protocol layer Blockchain designed to help facilitate mass market liquidity of various digital assets and integrate with existing apps to drive market-adoption of Blockchain technology. Applications utilize DigitalBits technology to facilitate mass market liquidity of various digital assets.

Fidelity driving into Crypto Lane — Top 5 Implications — Cautiously Bullish

Fidelity driving into Crypto Lane — Top 5 Implications — Cautiously Bullish

The company will be officially called as Fidelity Digital Assets that will provide an enterprise-grade custody solution, a cryptocurrency trading platform and consulting services 24 hours a day all through the week.

Robinhood is Making Millions Selling Users’ Data to Financial Companies

Robinhood is Making Millions Selling Users’ Data to Financial Companies

The low-cost Robinhood investing app popular with millennials makes up for the lost profits of commission-free trades by selling users’ data to other financial companies. A Second Quarter SEC filing shows that Robinhood Financial (Robinhood) is actually making millions of dollars from selling users’ data to high-frequency trading (HFT) firms.