New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

He clarified WhatsApp’s official stance on this treaty forcing WhatsApp to build a backdoor for UK use:.Even in the status quo scenario where WhatsApp’s encryption isn’t broken by the UK, the metadata that will be shared will still satisfy some of the wants and needs of law enforcement.

Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors

Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors

The gates will come into use on July 24 at Tokyo's Haneda airport and later this year at Narita, Kansai, Fukuoka, Chubu and Chitose airports, according to the Immigration Services Agency.

Only 13% of UK adults trust big tech firms with handling anonymized NHS data

Only 13% of UK adults trust big tech firms with handling anonymized NHS data

“There’s little doubt that new technologies will play a part in delivering care in future, and the results from this study confirm that most people support the use of anonymised patient data for medical research purposes,” said Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association.

WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks

Across the world, mass surveillance contractors are helping intelligence agencies spy on individuals and ‘communities of interest’ on an industrial scale.

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Here's a close-up: While this only proves that Revere was a highly connected individual, a bridge between various social circles, that would have made him a person of interest at the very least, and all the crown needed was a little bit of metadata to know precisely who to target for a deeper investigation.

YVR under fire after blocking ads with information on travellers’ privacy rights

YVR under fire after blocking ads with information on travellers’ privacy rights

The ads were commissioned by the digital rights non-profit Open Media and were meant to be posted at the YVR terminal of the Canada Line.“They were large, bright ads with very simple text that said, ‘Your phone is not safe at the border,’ with a link to our website,” said Open Media executive director Laura Tribe.

The NSA says it's time to drop its massive phone-surveillance program

The NSA says it's time to drop its massive phone-surveillance program

But earlier this year, Republican congressional national security adviser Luke Murry revealed that due to compliance and technical issues, the NSA hadn't even been using the system for the previous six months, calling into question the NSA's previous insistence that such data collection is vital to national security.

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

Galyna Petrenko, Director of the NGO Detektor Media told me about her organisation’s experience with Facebook blocking educational content Detektor Media had developed from being promoted: “We have our own weekly video programme for YouTube and Facebook about countering disinformation – we take some funny examples of disinformation from TV and show people what is wrong with this information.

Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns

Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns

Cameras pointed at passengers have been noticed in the inflight entertainment systems used by some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines aircraft, BuzzFeed News reports.

The UK porn block hasn’t started yet, but experts are already doubting its potency

The UK porn block hasn’t started yet, but experts are already doubting its potency

Given the repeated delays and potential paths forward, it’s no wonder that the porn blocks are failing before they even have an announcement date set. Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization.

Facebook and Google: This is What an Effective Ad Archive API Looks Like

Facebook and Google: This is What an Effective Ad Archive API Looks Like

The 10 experts are based at Oxford University, the University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, and other institutions. To do this work effectively, there must be fully functional, open APIs that enable advanced research and the development of tools to analyse political ads targeted to EU residents.

P2P mesh routing

P2P mesh routing

It would be impossible to implement one these protocols in order to create and maintain such a net as Netsukuku is, where every each node is a router by itself, because the map of all the routes would require a space, on each pc connected to the net, of about 10GB.

In-flight displays could be watching you

In-flight displays could be watching you

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) asserts these fears are misplaced, however, with their CEO Joe Leader claiming that “the greatest risk to airline passenger privacy breaches come from their own smartphones, tablets, cameras, computers, and smart devices used in private settings.” Kamluk disagrees, arguing that “the true risk comes from potential unauthorized access to these devices from powerful malicious attackers.” Until a scandal breaks out we’re likely not going to know who’s right here.

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

"Some of our 777 aircraft have cameras that came pre-installed with the inflight entertainment hardware that we had purchased from the manufacturer (Panasonic)," a spokeperson for the Dubai-based airline told CNN Travel.

Internet Archive Wayback Machine blocked by Vodafone, Three, O2, and EE: We can change that

Internet Archive Wayback Machine blocked by Vodafone, Three, O2, and EE: We can change that

According to the Open Rights Group’s resource Blocked.org.uk , www.archive.org is currently being blocked by EE, O2, Vodafone, and Three – among the largest mobile data providers in the UK. Contact O2, Three, Vodafone, and EE and ask them whether they would consider unblocking archive.org Contact information: Appeals may be sent to [email protected]

Secure Messaging Apps Comparison

Secure Messaging Apps Comparison

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A thread written by @The3Million

A thread written by @The3Million

1/ The @ukhomeoffice is forcing every EU citizen applying for Settled Status to accept its Privacy policy that allows it to share all data with "public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas".

MHP introduces monitoring of employees' emotions

MHP introduces monitoring of employees' emotions

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP), a large agricultural holding in Ukraine, with the purpose of boosting labor effectiveness introduced monitoring of employee's emotions, MHP Board Chairman Yuriy Kosiuk said at the fifth Conductors of Changes forum held in Kyiv on November 13.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Discusses Social Media Privacy With Top Officials

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Discusses Social Media Privacy With Top Officials

A gathering between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and top state law enforcement officials took place on Tuesday to discuss the ways the government can protect the privacy of social media users.

Riding the elevator with Big Brother: How digital displays in your condo are targeting you with ads

Riding the elevator with Big Brother: How digital displays in your condo are targeting you with ads

The screens, installed by Visio Media, scan the faces of residents as they watch ads, and share the information with advertisers, providing statistics on gender and age.

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

Last week, life insurance company John Hancock Financial announced that it would only sell so-called interactive policies that allow customers to share fitness data in exchange for discounts.

Press release: UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International

Press release: UK intelligence agency admits unlawfully spying on Privacy International

https://privacyinternational.org/sites/default/files/2018-03/A1.%20Claimant%27s%20re-amended%20statement%20of%20grounds.pdf The challenge to the acquisition, use, retention, disclosure, storage and deletion of ‘Bulk Personal Datasets’ (BPDs) and Bulk Communications Data (BCDs) by the UK Intelligence Agencies was commenced by Privacy International on 8 June 2015.

“Bulk interception” by GCHQ (and NSA) violated human rights charter, European court rules

“Bulk interception” by GCHQ (and NSA) violated human rights charter, European court rules

It also found that both the method of bulk interception of communications and the process for obtaining communications metadata from service providers violated Article 10 (freedom of expression) because of "insufficient safeguards in respect of confidential journalistic material." And of particular concern to the court was the lack of any oversight into what Internet traffic was collected or what filters were used to determine which traffic was of interest.

Scottish Government to Delete Biometric Data After Retention Periods • Digit

Scottish Government to Delete Biometric Data After Retention Periods • Digit

Because retaining biometric data is deemed in opposition with a citizen’s right to privacy, the Scottish government is taking the approach that following the end of a prescribed retention period all records will be deleted, including those held as backup or copied and stored elsewhere.

Firefox Add-On With 220,000+ Installs Caught Collecting Users' Browsing History

Firefox Add-On With 220,000+ Installs Caught Collecting Users' Browsing History

A popular Firefox add-on is secretly logging users' browsing history, according to reports from the author of the uBlock Origin ad blocker and Mike Kuketz, a German privacy and security blogger.