The mass surveillance conducted by European governments has on two occasions been struck down by the European Court of Justice.However Danish politicians and telco industry refuse to honor fundamental rights and continue to retain data illegally.You can download the current draft (in Danish) here (pdf).
Pic: JLR As the use of the sensors is mentioned in the financing agreement, Mercedes does not fall foul of EU data protection laws that prohibit the tracking of vehicles without the knowledge of the driver.
So today, we are announcing a new initiative to develop a set of open standards to fundamentally enhance privacy on the web.Starting with today’s announcements, we will work with the web community to develop new standards that advance privacy, while continuing to support free access to content.
Now, Holland Michel has written Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All , a book of startling revelations about drone surveillance in the United States.
The South China Morning Post has another example of this: a story about a Chinese AI startup working on “gait recognition”: Watrix says its software can identify a person from 50 metres away – even if they have covered their face or have their back to a camera – making it more than a match for Sherlock Holmes.
In a report by The Information, the developers were said to have accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior when it comes to how apps can access user location data.
1.5% of passwords used in Chrome are unsafe and have been released in data breaches, according to new information from Google.In February, a new feature was introduced to the Google Chrome browser which checks whether users’ passwords are secure.
With this question in mind, let’s take a look at the properties of sound and how industry-standard encryption can be applied to acoustic data transfer to render it secure and safe from the risk of prying ears.
A case in point: for almost four years, AV products from Kaspersky Lab injected a unique identifier into the HTML of every website a user visited, making it possible for sites to identify people even when using incognito mode or when they switched between Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
Following in the footsteps of other large corporations such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon; Microsoft silently updated its privacy statement admitting it has a group of people listening to users' conversations and interactions through its platform —and transcribing part of those dialogs:Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing .
We call on the Government to issue a moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology and no further trials should take place until a legislative framework has been introduced and guidance on trial protocols, and an oversight and evaluation system, has been established.
Another user who was affected said they could read another person’s Credit Factors — including derogatory credit marks — but that the Credit Report tab with that user’s personal information, like names and addresses, was blank.
Facebook has become the latest tech giant to face scrutiny over its handling of users’ data, following a report that said the social media giant collected audio data and recordings from its users and transcribed it using third-party contractors.
In May, the California State Assembly approved Ting’s bill to ban law enforcement’s use of facial recognition and biometric scanners, which identify things such as how a person walks, in body cameras.
Security experts have issued a warning after three gay hookup apps - including Grindr - and a threesome app were found to expose users' exact locations, just by knowing the publicly available username.
If OK Google or Google Assistant are active on your Android device but you are not using these tools, you may want to consider disabling those.Here is how you disable OK Google on your device:Open the Google application on the Android device.
If you are conscious about your privacy and prefer a search engine that does not track you – then look no further than DuckDuckGo. Using Requestly Chrome & Firefox extension, you can setup a simple rule such that any search query to Google is actually handled by DuckDuckGo in a privacy-first manner.
But many of these apps, said Hastings, send user or device data to third-party data analytics companies — often to monetize your information — without your explicit consent, instead burying the details in their privacy policies.
We’ve seen some pretty poor security in dating apps over recent years; breaches of personal data, leaking users locations and more.We contacted 3fun about this on 1st July and asked them to fix the security flaws, as personal data was exposed.
The information goes back to the company to help improve its digital voice assistant.The issue is in the private, accidental recordings received by Apple through digital voice assistants, which can be highly personal and sensitive, containing sufficient location and contact details to identify a user.
After two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump said his administration would ask social media companies to develop tools that could detect potential mass shooters.
Right now it’s unclear what form Apple’s Siri opt-out will take; the company has suspended its voice data collection temporarily and says only that once it resumes, “users will have the ability to choose to participate.” Apple didn’t respond to a request for more specific information.
In the event Wi-Fi password sharing is in use, the device is sending partial SHA256 hashes of its phone number, the user’s email address, and the user’s Apple ID.
It’s being reported that the streaming giant is now collecting physical activity data from the devices of selected users. Netflix later confirmed in a statement that physical activity data is being collected to “improve video playback quality when a user is on the go” and added that they currently don’t have any plans to roll out any related feature.