If you used Firefox to access Twitter, your non-public info may have been exposed

If you used Firefox to access Twitter, your non-public info may have been exposed

This means that if you accessed Twitter from a shared or public computer via Mozilla Firefox and took actions like downloading your Twitter data archive or sending or receiving media via Direct Message, this information may have been stored in the browser’s cache even after you logged out of Twitter.

Twitter abruptly changes hacked-materials policy after blocking Biden story

Twitter abruptly changes hacked-materials policy after blocking Biden story

Twitter has changed its policy on sharing hacked materials after facing criticism of its decision to block users from tweeting links to a New York Post article that contained Hunter Biden emails allegedly retrieved from a computer left at a repair shop.

Read Twitter privately with Nitter RSS feeds

Read Twitter privately with Nitter RSS feeds

I'm going to outline how you can read Twitter privately, by using a RSS feed reader and Nitter RSS feeds."Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy".The feed can be retrieved for a single user (e.g. nitter.decent.social/lexfridman/rss) and contains their last 20 tweets.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: October 16, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: October 16, 2020

Location data shouldn’t be accessible to government agencies without a warrant thanks to a 2017 Supreme Court ruling.Court documents from an arson case have revealed that Google regularly gives information to law enforcement on anyone who has searched a particular keyword, including physical addresses.

Court seeks IP address from Twitter for account allegedly linked to Seth Rich conspiracy

Court seeks IP address from Twitter for account allegedly linked to Seth Rich conspiracy

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu of Oakland, CA has issued a subpoena to Twitter asking the social media platform to provide the IP address and account registration information used to create and operate the Twitter account that has been established as the first link to an allegedly forged FBI document which some say is the root of the conspiracy surrounding the death of Seth Rich – a Democratic National Congress staffer who died in 2016.

Easily automate deleting your old tweets, likes, and DMs with Semiphemeral

Easily automate deleting your old tweets, likes, and DMs with Semiphemeral

Easily automate deleting your old tweets, likes, and DMs with Semiphemeral.Roughly one hundred years ago, in June of 2019, I released an open source Twitter privacy tool called Semiphemeral that makes it simple-ish to delete years of old tweets.

U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal

U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal

(Reuters) - Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful - and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth.

Twitter used phone numbers gathered for account security to sell ads

Twitter used phone numbers gathered for account security to sell ads

New York (CNN Business)Twitter "inadvertently" used phone numbers and email addresses its users provided for account security purposes to target ads, the company said Tuesday.Twitter users are asked to provide information like their phone number to help secure their account through services such as two-factor authentication.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 14, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: August 14, 2020

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You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads

You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads

In a blog post, the company said an 'error' in its 'Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system' inadvertently used the information provided by users for security reasons to run targeted ads based on the advertisers' own marketing lists.

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting Clark because Florida law allows minors to be charged as adults in financial fraud cases such as this when appropriate.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 31, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 31, 2020

The Privacy Shield framework, which allowed the large companies like Facebook to send data from Europe to the United States, has been ruled invalid by the Court of Justice.

Trump is moving forward with his plan to regulate social media

Trump is moving forward with his plan to regulate social media

(CNN Business)The Trump administration took a key step on Monday toward fulfilling the president's executive order on social media, formally asking the FCC to develop regulations that could apply to Facebook, Twitter and other tech platforms.

Following security breach, report says Twitter contractors have been caught spying on accounts in the past

Following security breach, report says Twitter contractors have been caught spying on accounts in the past

In this recent attack in which 130 accounts were hacked, Twitter was able to confirm that the hackers got help from employees with access to an internal control panel.

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.

Hackers obtained Twitter DMs for 36 high-profile account holders

Hackers obtained Twitter DMs for 36 high-profile account holders

Hackers accessed direct messages for 36 high-profile account holders in last week’s epic compromise of Twitter, with one of the affected users being an elected official from the Netherlands, the social media company said late Wednesday.

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.

Twitter is Testing End-to-End Encrypted Direct Messages

Twitter is Testing End-to-End Encrypted Direct Messages

Secret Conversation appears to allow Twitter users to send encrypted direct messages and beef up the security of their conversation.Select 'Start a secret text message,' and a new window will open where you can send encrypted messages.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Pause Hong Kong Data Requests (3)

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Pause Hong Kong Data Requests (3)

Microsoft is pausing responses to such data requests as it examines the new law, a company spokesperson said in a statement.Facebook typically works with law enforcement to follow local laws where the company operates, but said it has paused sharing user data with Hong Kong authorities while it conducts a “human-rights” assessment.

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

The privacy feature in iOS 14, which is still in a limited beta for developers, has revealed several apps engaging in clipboard copying in recent weeks.

Erdoğan seeks to shut, control social media platforms in Turkey

Erdoğan seeks to shut, control social media platforms in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that he seeks to shut social media platforms in Turkey, a day after his daughter Esra Albayrak was insulted on Twitter.

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Guide: Automatically turn Youtube to Invidious, and Twitter to Nitter in Firefox and Chrome

Guide: Automatically turn Youtube to Invidious, and Twitter to Nitter in Firefox and Chrome

Guide: Automatically turn Youtube to Invidious, and Twitter to Nitter in Firefox and Chrome.This means if you click or type a Youtube link, it will automatically be directed to Invidious.Or if you click or type a Twitter page, it will automatically be directed to Nitter.

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading

Twitter is attempting to prevent individuals from sharing articles they have not read, in analysis, the organization's expectations will "promote informed discussion" via social media.

The coming Pakistan VPN ban: PTA sets deadline for VPN users to register by June 30th

The coming Pakistan VPN ban: PTA sets deadline for VPN users to register by June 30th

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has issued a reminder that all VPN users need to register their VPN tunnel with their internet service provider (ISP) by June 30th, 2020.

Why I Ditched Google Search and Joined the “Duck Side”

Why I Ditched Google Search and Joined the “Duck Side”

By default, it doesn’t store any search history, ip addresses, and cookies.​Not only does DDG not track you, if you use its browser extension or mobile app, it also prevents other trackers (from Google, Facebook, and advertisers) from shadowing you on the websites you visit.

Questioning the usefulness and future of Citizen

Questioning the usefulness and future of Citizen

Citizen, a community safety app that tracks and notifies users of 911 police alerts, was downloaded roughly 440,000 times on smartphones in the last week according to Sensor Tower.As of May 2020, Citizen shares coronavirus updates in its app from local authorities to keep people informed.

K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App

K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App

In response, K-pop fan accounts began calling on their massive followings to flood the app with videos of their favorite K-pop groups to overwhelm police trying to identify protesters.

Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants’ online handles

Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants’ online handles

Reddit and Twitter have filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the requirement that nearly all visa applicants submit their social media handles for scrutiny.

Thais Ditch Twitter for Blockchain-Based Social Network Minds

Thais Ditch Twitter for Blockchain-Based Social Network Minds

The update came days after Twitter announced in a blog post that the company had launched an official Twitter Thailand account and partnered with the Thai government and local NGOs. Achavanuntakul said in recent months, young users "who have been critical of the monarchy” on Twitter have received visits from the police at home.