Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Another new feature it's testing, called "secure value recovery," would let you create an address book of your Signal contacts and store them on a Signal server, rather than simply depend on the contact list from your phone.

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy

The race to maximize those assets by companies big and small has made surveillance a growth industry.One is that data and surveillance networks created for one purpose can and will be used for others.

You Don’t Need Property Rights To Monetize Your Personal Data

You Don’t Need Property Rights To Monetize Your Personal Data

The American Action Forum’s Will Reinhardt is also skeptical that data property rights are the best policy mechanism for ensuring privacy, pointing that valuing personal data is particularly challenging, and even going so far as to claim that any privacy law will create unavoidable costs from compliance.

Would you give up Google for $17,000 a year? The Federal Reserve wants to know

Would you give up Google for $17,000 a year? The Federal Reserve wants to know

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the NABE annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve wants to know what the internet is worth to you.To stop using search engines, consumers would need a median $17,530, making it the most valuable digital service.

D-Link Home Routers Open to Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link Home Routers Open to Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link won’t patch a critical unauthenticated command-injection vulnerability in its routers that could allow an attacker to remotely take over the devices and execute code.

Why Google and Facebook Should Be Treated Like Banks

Why Google and Facebook Should Be Treated Like Banks

Some people might be of the opinion that the exchange they're personally getting is a fair one -- the services of some amazing social networking, business and search tools in return for a possession that until recently would have seemed too cryptic for us to consider a source of value.

Actually you're not getting that $125 from Equifax, warns the FTC

Actually you're not getting that $125 from Equifax, warns the FTC

"You can still choose the cash option on the claim form," notes the agency, "but you will be disappointed with the amount you receive and you won’t get the free credit monitoring.". WATCH: How to get free money or credit monitoring from the Equifax data breach.

Should We Give Google Our Health Care Data?

Should We Give Google Our Health Care Data?

There is still the team of experts, but to do anything useful, they need to acquire vast amounts of real-world data to train their models.

The 'Surveillance Scores' Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

The 'Surveillance Scores' Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

Customer value scores, such as those used by major retailers like Walmart, enable retailers to render “instantaneous, automated judgments about a consumer that may result in consumers paying different prices for the same product based on how much profit the algorithm decides a particular consumer will produce,” according to the petition.

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

Two US senators have proposed on Monday a bill in Congress to force tech companies to disclose what data they collect about their users and how it is being leveraged by the platform for profit.

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

That's the question US senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley want answered by introducing a bill on Monday that, if successful, would require big tech companies to disclose to individual users the value of their information.

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.

Comptia Security+ : The Importance Of Physical Security Controls

Comptia Security+ : The Importance Of Physical Security Controls

Some security controls frequently used for server's devices are given below. Rights and permissions are commonly assigned on servers, but rarely on mobile devices such as tablets and smart-phones. Mantrap and cipher lock: These are examples of physical security and they can be used to restrict access to a server room.

Here’s how we protect your private parts

Here’s how we protect your private parts

At this very moment, cyber hackers from around the world are actively working to steal your personal data, to sell for profit on the black market or impersonate you. With a new data breach happening every day — it’s clear this is a problem affecting everyone.

Behavioral Ad Targeting Not Paying Off for Publishers, Study Suggests

Behavioral Ad Targeting Not Paying Off for Publishers, Study Suggests

But in one of the first empirical studies of the impacts of behaviorally targeted advertising on online publishers’ revenue, researchers at the University of Minnesota, University of California, Irvine, and Carnegie Mellon University suggest publishers only get about 4% more revenue for an ad impression that has a cookie enabled than for one that doesn’t.

Opinion | Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Opinion | Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Under those rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, companies that operate in Europe or handle European data are required to obtain consent before collecting data. The rules make it more costly to build a data network, which could explain why there are no European rivals to America and China’s big companies.

Google Ads Introduces Three New Bidding Strategies

Google Ads Introduces Three New Bidding Strategies

Google has introduced three new bidding strategies for Google Ads advertisers that offer more flexibility than Smart Bidding. Advertisers will be able to set conversion goals at the campaign level. So Google Ads is introducing seasonality adjustments.

How to avoid living in ‘City.inc’

How to avoid living in ‘City.inc’

Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, who was working with Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, told The Telegraph that she resigned over concerns that the “treasure trove” of data collected in the $40m smart city project could not only identify individuals but leave them open to cyber attacks.

I’m Not an International Drug Dealer

I’m Not an International Drug Dealer

Ten years later, after the horrors of World War II, George Orwell published 1984, which described a dystopian future far less comforting than Huxley’s, and was positively terrifying in many ways. A cypherpunk is any activist advocating widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change.

It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

Frantz amassed a respectable stockpile of refurbished, donated, and used hardware: 41 desktops and laptops, 27 pieces of removable media (memory cards and flash drives), 11 hard disks, and six cellphones. Screenshot: Josh Frantz / Rapid7 Only two of the devices were erased properly, he said: a Dell laptop and a Hitachi hard drive.

Apple makes cool new ad about iPhone Privacy

Apple makes cool new ad about iPhone Privacy

That’s iPhone.” Then we’re shown how we already value privacy in the everyday world in ways we might not relate to digital privacy: no trespassing signs and vicious guard dogs to protect our property, pausing a private conversation or swallowing a secret note from a classmate to avoid others receiving the message, and shredding personal information to leave no trace for identity thieves.

With OpenSolaris, there was some l10n code in libc that they weren't able to get...

With OpenSolaris, there was some l10n code in libc that they weren't able to get...

Windows has ~30 years of legacy. Does anybody care?", but what if some fundamental parts of the shell was licensed back then and dragged forward all those years?

Why do they think they have rights to your data

Why do they think they have rights to your data

And you don’t care?’ Today, every digital service you use (like application or mobile app) and every smart piece of hardware you buy (smart TV, your mobile phone or that fancy gym gadget…), is almost surely watching you.

Why data, not privacy, is the real danger

Why data, not privacy, is the real danger

"That’s why I chose a new life.” Now, working at CHT with former Google ethicist Tristan Harris, Raskin spends his days grappling with the power companies have in predicting and shaping human behavior.

Messenger Marketing is Facebook's True Value for Brands

Messenger Marketing is Facebook's True Value for Brands

The rapid rise in popularity of instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook’s Messenger app has allowed companies to give customers a more agile service platform that fits in with their preferences and daily habits.

99 Percent Foundation

99 Percent Foundation

Our Mission - Uniting and supporting the 99% around the world 99% refers to the lower 99% of the world's income distribution. By uniting the 99%, we wish to create a more justified world, a world where salaries are fair without discrimination and our privacy is not violated.

We need to own our data as a human right—and be compensated for it

We need to own our data as a human right—and be compensated for it

They will become the most valuable companies in the world by providing beneficial new uses of data and AI for people, based on a combination of trust, services that improve one’s life and the involvement of communities.

We value your privacy now, but maybe not later

We value your privacy now, but maybe not later

Everybody knows these modal dialogs when visiting a website for the first time that ask you to accept cookies and consent to being tracked by third-party advertising networks.

Privacy Inequality: The Most Brutal Form of Inequality You’ve Ever Imagined

Privacy Inequality: The Most Brutal Form of Inequality You’ve Ever Imagined

But the one that’s coming will intensify this situation in every way, dehumanizing the people who won’t be able to afford to pay for privacy. 3. Dehumanizing people: The Protected and The Predictable What’s happening now isn’t just that data increases its value over time.

Cryptography on L7

Cryptography on L7

Here he have a problem your customers don’t mind their privacy, because you are trusted, in other words: your customers trust you to store their data, your customers expect you to protect their data and make good use of it.