Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Still, Ms. Bhatia said she was shocked to learn her phone had been infected with invasive spyware delivered through missed video calls on WhatsApp, a messaging service that is used by about 400 million people in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market.

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable'

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable'

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal on November 4, 2019.

Adobe Error Exposes 7.5 Million Users’ Personal Data

Adobe Error Exposes 7.5 Million Users’ Personal Data

Security researchers have recently discovered that Adobe accidentally exposed and compromised the private data of around 7.5 million accounts, including those of its own employees.Diachenko found that around 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users had their accounts’ details exposed to the public.

Ring Gave Police Stats About Users Who Said ‘No’ to Law Enforcement Requests

Ring Gave Police Stats About Users Who Said ‘No’ to Law Enforcement Requests

Amazon’s home security company Ring tracked how its users responded to law enforcement requests for surveillance footage captured by Ring devices, and it provided overviews of that data to police departments upon request.

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

With the United States claiming that Chinese state authorities can get backdoor access to Huawei data, the aggressive rollout is raising concerns about the privacy of millions of people in countries with little power to stand up to China.“The system can be used to trail political opponents, monitor regime critics at any moment, which is completely against the law,” said Serbia’s former commissioner for personal data protection, Rodoljub Sabic.

Privacy Groups: Ring’s Police Partnerships Can Lead to Sinister Ends

Privacy Groups: Ring’s Police Partnerships Can Lead to Sinister Ends

“Amazon Ring partnerships with police departments threaten civil liberties, privacy and civil rights, and exist without oversight or accountability,” reads the letter.

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.

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

Researchers ID People Through Walls Using WiFi Signals & Walking Style

A group of researchers from UC Santa Barbara has developed a new way to identify people behind the walls using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi transceivers and analyzing their walking gait.

Vulnerability in WebEx and Zoom allows hackers to access their sessions

Vulnerability in WebEx and Zoom allows hackers to access their sessions

Vulnerability testing specialists point out that any web application that uses numeric or alphanumeric identifiers is exposed to enumeration attacks.

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world’s largest annual tech conference.

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

Legislation before federal parliament will allow government agencies and private businesses to access facial IDs held by state and territory traffic authorities, and passport photos held by the foreign affairs department.

Vimeo collected detailed facial scans without consent, lawsuit alleges

Vimeo collected detailed facial scans without consent, lawsuit alleges

The complaint alleges Vimeo is violating the law by collecting, storing, and using the facial biometrics of thousands of unwitting individuals throughout the United States whose faces appear in photos or videos uploaded to the Magisto video-editor application.

This Software Will Give You a Fake Face to Protect Your Privacy

This Software Will Give You a Fake Face to Protect Your Privacy

DeepPrivacy uses technology similar to how deepfakes work: The program uses generative adversarial networks (GANs) to swap the original face, comparing it to the millions of others in the researchers' custom-built “Flickr Diverse Faces” dataset.

Snoops can bypass iOS 13 lock screen to eyeball your address book. Apple hasn't fix it yet. Valid flaw? You decide

Snoops can bypass iOS 13 lock screen to eyeball your address book. Apple hasn't fix it yet. Valid flaw? You decide

Video Apple's very latest version of iOS appears to have the same sort of lock-screen bypass that plagued previous versions of the iThing firmware.

Navalny Ally ‘Evacuates’ Electronics by Drone as Russian Police Stage Mass Raids

Navalny Ally ‘Evacuates’ Electronics by Drone as Russian Police Stage Mass Raids

A supporter of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has filmed himself "evacuating" his hard drives on a drone as police closed in on his high-rise apartment building during nationwide mass raids.

GitHub - heiseonline/embetty: 🐙 Embetty displays remote content like tweets or YouTube videos without compromising your privacy.

GitHub - heiseonline/embetty: 🐙 Embetty displays remote content like tweets or YouTube videos without compromising your privacy.

Embetty displays remote content like tweets or videos without compromising your privacy.yarn add @heise/embetty.: $ git clone $ cd embetty $ yarn $ yarn build Supported embed types.The Embetty server component does not proxy video data .

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

Police, retailers, stadiums and Fortune 500 companies are also using intelligent video.“What we’re really looking for are those things that help us to identify things either before they occur or maybe right as they occur so that we can react a little faster,” Hildreth said.

The Surveillance State Is Here and Now

The Surveillance State Is Here and Now

Amazon-owned Ring, which sells video doorbells and other security cameras, announced last week that it has “partnered” with more than 400 police departments across the United States to create the Neighbors Active Law Enforcement Map using the video feeds from doorbells bought, paid for, and installed by private citizens.

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

The privacy case against YouTube began in 2016 after the New York attorney general’s office, which has been active in enforcing the federal children’s privacy law in the state, notified the trade commission about apparent violations of the law on the site.

The application ZAO sparked criticism on privacy issues

The application ZAO sparked criticism on privacy issues

An earlier version of the user agreement for the application stated that consumers who carry their images to ZAO agree to hand over their intellectual property rights to their faces, while allowing the application to use their images for marketing purposes.

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

Unlike other video doorbells and surveillance products, police often end up promoting Ring sales through partnerships with the company."When an industry association that represents security and surveillance camera companies thinks that your practices are too invasive and lack transparency, that really says something," Fight for the Future's deputy director Evan Greer said in a statement.

How does copyright work in space?

How does copyright work in space?

Commander Hadfield could have made matters even more complicated by broadcasting live as he sang to an assembled audience of fellow astronauts for an onboard public performance while floating from segment to segment of the ISS.That is because the space station consists of multiple modules and other pieces (called "elements") under the registration of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA) consortium, Russia and Japan.

GitHub - HarryJamesRobson/VernamTool: An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads.

GitHub - HarryJamesRobson/VernamTool: An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads.

An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads. August 3rd, 2019: This is my first ever Github repository. I'm 16 and obiously still learning and would really appreciate tips and advice. Any support is greatly appreciated.

Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

A Metropolitan spokeswoman declined to say how much Mr. Snowden was paid.“Permanent Record” discusses how Mr. Snowden helped create a system of mass surveillance the N.S.A. used to collect information on hundreds of millions of United States citizens and others, as well as the “crisis of conscience” that led him to rebuke the system he helped create, according to a statement from the publisher.

Google reportedly once gave about 100 engineers from Huawei their own lab at the Googleplex HQ, hinting at deeper ties than we knew

Google reportedly once gave about 100 engineers from Huawei their own lab at the Googleplex HQ, hinting at deeper ties than we knew

On Monday, as a part of the same report, The Information also said that Google was working with the Chinese manufacturing giant to license its Google Assistant technology for a Huawei-branded smart speaker.

How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment

How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment

This doxing led several of the women in Girls Do Porn videos to endure ongoing harassment, depression, and suicidal thoughts, according to court records, online posts, and an interview with Motherboard.

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

Shenzhen-based Semptian is using the devices to enhance the capabilities of internet surveillance and censorship technology it provides to human rights-abusing security agencies in China, according to sources and documents.

Facebook: The future is private! So private, we designed some handy new fingercams for y'all!

Facebook: The future is private! So private, we designed some handy new fingercams for y'all!

Facebook, whose CEO in April declared, "The future is private," has applied to patent a system of coordinated finger-affixed cameras that allow wearers to live stream a panoramic view of their surroundings.

Has Google's data collection gone too far?

Has Google's data collection gone too far?

Google has taken steps in recent years to be more transparent about what it does with our data, and users of its products now have more control over the use of personal information when using its services.

When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store

When convenience meets surveillance: AI at the corner store

Jacksons spokesperson Russ Stoddard said that when fully functional, the system will operate from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. It’s now deactivated after a test last month, but when it’s turned back on, a sign at the front of the store will notify customers that facial recognition technology is in use, and a speaker will ask customers to look at the camera.