Opinion | How the ‘Sharing’ Economy Erodes Both Privacy and Trust

Opinion | How the ‘Sharing’ Economy Erodes Both Privacy and Trust

But it is being cynically manipulated by the “sharing” or “trust” economy — where we trade homes, cars or belongings through third-party administrators such as Airbnb — in ways that threaten our privacy.It’s also a model of consumerism that makes our traditional idea of trust irrelevant.

Armed and Ready: How Your Data Is Being 'Weaponized' Against You

Armed and Ready: How Your Data Is Being 'Weaponized' Against You

All new Android users are asked if they would like to switch on Google Now. According to the product page, Google Now gives you the “right information at just the right time” and the “information that you need throughout your day, before you even ask.” Based on usage, Google Now aims to pre-empt your consciousness and present to you the data it thinks you will look for before you ask for it.

Cutting the Wire

Cutting the Wire

A previous version of the policy (July 18, 2017) stated it would only share user data when required by law.This change doesn’t leave the user with much confidence as to when the company may share your data.

Don’t Trust. Verify.

Don’t Trust. Verify.

We don’t want you to blindly trust us, so now you can verify.

Most Facebook employees wouldn’t trust it with their financial data: survey

Most Facebook employees wouldn’t trust it with their financial data: survey

Between Facebook’s Libra project and Google’s new Google Pay-linked checking accounts, Big Tech is demonstrating big plans to integrate itself into the world of digital finance.The survey, released today, polled more than 5,000 professionals working at various companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber.

The Lingering Trauma of Stasi Surveillance

The Lingering Trauma of Stasi Surveillance

Do I still have friends?” He is smiling, but the truth is, he says, life in the GDR harmed his ability to trust and form lasting relationships.

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

However, 64% of respondents told Venafi that they don’t believe government access to private data would make society any safer from terrorists.The Venafi poll also revealed that, perhaps unsurprisingly, just 22% of consumers believe social media companies can be trusted to protect their personal and private data.

Why Your Health Startup Should Prioritize Privacy And Data Security

Why Your Health Startup Should Prioritize Privacy And Data Security

Companies that prioritize being HITRUST-certified, put their users before monetization strategy or revenue, and invest in clinical, evidence-based research will go the distance and, most importantly, help the most people.

Political Confessional: The Man Who Thinks Mass Surveillance Can Work

Political Confessional: The Man Who Thinks Mass Surveillance Can Work

People should be able to say what they want without thinking, “The government is going to get me,” unless I’m talking seriously about committing violence.

Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'

Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'

It comes after reports internet services providers in the country have required people to install a government-issued certificate on all devices and in every browser.

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

A trustless app is an app whose code is open source, so that the community can see for themselves that the code has few bugs and no malicious code. Trustless apps are cryptographically signed by the developers so that users know that the application they download corresponds to the open source code.

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

While, the Villain nominees take in the impact of new technical standards on existing online protections, the balance between freedom of expression and copyright online and the global telecoms supply chain.

Passbase  -  Blog - Identity Checking - Why Digital Identities Drive Security And Privacy

Passbase - Blog - Identity Checking - Why Digital Identities Drive Security And Privacy

In today's hyper-connected world, aspects that cover user verification, reducing fraud, checking identity theft and enabling identity checking services are some of the main focus points for businesses, regulators and government bodies. For businesses, identity theft means losses, highlighting the need for companies to cautiously leverage identity checking services and identity card checking for user verification.

The Salmon Project: How To Effectively Fight Online Censorship Using A Proxy With Trust Levels

The Salmon Project: How To Effectively Fight Online Censorship Using A Proxy With Trust Levels

The main idea behind the method is that censors might have agents that use the circumvention system in the same way that regular users do in order to find out the IP addresses of proxy servers so as to easily block them.

Can You Trust A Company In 2019?

Can You Trust A Company In 2019?

What's not obvious is that trust relies on social signaling, so even though Susan Fowler, who became the voice of Uber's workers speaking up against hostile working conditions, is a white woman, her unjust treatment provided a valuable and credible way of judging the trustworthiness of the organization even for people who were seeking a different core promise from the company.

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

“Second, in order to ensure the government is added to the conversation in secret, GCHQ’s proposal would require messaging apps, service providers, and operating systems to change their software so that it would 1) change the encryption schemes used, and/or 2) mislead users by suppressing the notifications that routinely appear when a new communicant joins a chat.”.

P410n3 - blog: Trust is good, cryptography is better

P410n3 - blog: Trust is good, cryptography is better

This is what many people refer to as a "Threat Model".What I am saying is: When choosing a cloud storage provider, we should think about our personal privacy and security, as these two things go hand in hand these days.

Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

[Text On Screen: Canada's Digital Charter — Trust in a digital world]. The Honourable Navdeep Bains : And we must find a way to protect that data, while still being open to the economic opportunities of a data-driven world.

Don't Put Anonymous Speech on the Chopping Block

Don't Put Anonymous Speech on the Chopping Block

Farrell and Schneier propose greater transparency as one means of strengthening democracy against information attacks that undermine trust. Chilling legitimate participation and reducing the diversity of opinions voiced would not fix the broken public comment process.

Policymakers seek to rebuild public confidence in a data-driven world

Policymakers seek to rebuild public confidence in a data-driven world

The event, held in central London, brought together policymakers, government advisors, and senior representatives of top international firms to discuss the future of data handling in the UK.“It’s essential to get this right,” said Roger Taylor, chair of the Centre of Data, Ethics, and Innovation, who kicked off proceedings by outlining the government’s forthcoming National Data Strategy.“The obstacles to the collection and use and sharing of data are many and varied.

Placing Data Privacy Centre Stage Using Privacy by Design

Placing Data Privacy Centre Stage Using Privacy by Design

Laws like the GDPR have come about because digital service providers were not dealing with personal data in a secure or privacy-respectful way. Being privacy-respectful is part of the relationship-building exercise that digital systems need to perform in a world that devours personal data.

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

According to Reuters, Facebook has been hiring a team of contract workers in India to 'label' images, statuses, and other content, working through millions of entries going as far back as 2014.

The Internet Is Sick, And Blockchain May Be The Cure

The Internet Is Sick, And Blockchain May Be The Cure

The only reason state entities and tech giants can spy, shut off our Internet, and use our personal information seemingly at will is due to us being forced to trust them. Blockchain provides us with the cure the Internet needs.

Dear Brian Krebs, no more doxxing as a result of a disagreement, please.

Dear Brian Krebs, no more doxxing as a result of a disagreement, please.

Vincent Canfield showcased tangible proof that Spamhaus lied about their campaign against port scanners. One week later on the 25 of April Brian Krebs, a well-known Journalist and investigative reporter enters the confrontation conversation and doxxed not only Vincent Canfield but also uɐpʇ[email protected] ✸.

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

And perhaps people should be concerned — all the major voice assistants, including those from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung as well as Microsoft, employ humans who review the voice data collected from end users.

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports.

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

Just 31 percent of consumers in Asia-Pacific believe their personal information will be managed in a trustworthy way by businesses offering digital services, with only 5 percent willing to transact with companies that offer cheaper but less trusted digital platforms.

Want a Facebook account? Just hand over your private email password

Want a Facebook account? Just hand over your private email password

After all, it was Facebook that stored half a billion users’ passwords on its servers in unencrypted plaintext for seven years - then told users not to worry, because its employees were trustworthy (those employees who weren’t calling the users “dumb f**ks,” that is).

Google’s Nest fiasco harms user trust and invades their privacy

Google’s Nest fiasco harms user trust and invades their privacy

But, following a trust-shattering move by Google last month regarding its Nest Secure product, consensus on one issue has emerged: Companies shouldn’t ship products that can surreptitiously spy on users.

Android Q will allow more permissions for third-party apps set as defaults

Android Q will allow more permissions for third-party apps set as defaults

Starting with Android Q, apps set as defaults will be automatically granted permissions based on what they are the default for.