ACLU, EFF, and Tarver Law Offices Urge Supreme Court to Protect Against Forced Disclosure of Phone Passwords to Law Enforcement

ACLU, EFF, and Tarver Law Offices Urge Supreme Court to Protect Against Forced Disclosure of Phone Passwords to Law Enforcement

- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with New Jersey-based Tarver Law Offices, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to ensure the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination extends to the digital age by prohibiting law enforcement from forcing individuals to disclose their phone and computer passcodes.

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Suspending Use and Directing Study of Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Suspending Use and Directing Study of Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

"This legislation requires state education policymakers to take a step back, consult with experts and address privacy issues before determining whether any kind of biometric identifying technology can be brought into New York's schools.

Apple lets some Big Sur network traffic bypass firewalls

Apple lets some Big Sur network traffic bypass firewalls

He set Lulu and Little Snitch to block all outgoing traffic on a Mac running Big Sur and then ran a small programming script that had exploit code interact with one of the apps that Apple exempted.

Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters

Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters

But the fact that so many names, email addresses, phone numbers and voter registration records were found for sale in bulk on the so-called dark web underscores how easily criminals and foreign adversaries can deploy it as the FBI said Iran has done recently, by sending emails designed to intimidate voters.

Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web

Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web

Today we’re announcing a brand new, privacy-first analytics service that’s open to everyone — even if they're not already a Cloudflare customer.Most importantly, it means we don’t need to track individual users over time for the purposes of serving analytics.

How to Set Up a Pi-Hole Ad Blocking VPN Server on Google Cloud’s Always Free Usage Tier

How to Set Up a Pi-Hole Ad Blocking VPN Server on Google Cloud’s Always Free Usage Tier

To remove that step, let’s use a daily cron job to check to see if a restart is required and restart the VM as necessary.In nano, add the following lines of code which check to see if the reboot-required token file is present, restarting the VM if so:#!/bin/sh.

Introducing IOTA Stronghold. Stronghold is a collection of…

Introducing IOTA Stronghold. Stronghold is a collection of…

There are many challenges involved in securely managing digital secrets like passwords, vehicle access codes, and wallet seeds:High-value secrets like private keys need to be encrypted at rest, using modern and secure algorithmsSuch secrets need to be purged from device memory immediately after useUsers must be able to configure systems to their security needsApplications need to run on any type of hardware from phones to cars, where possible leveraging Trusted Execution Environments.

Almost 17,000 Protesters Had No Idea A Tech Company Was Tracing Their Location

Almost 17,000 Protesters Had No Idea A Tech Company Was Tracing Their Location

Datta said that he and a few Mobilewalla employees chose locations where they expected protests would occur — including the George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis, and Gracie Mansion in New York — and analyzed data from mobile devices in those areas collected between May 29 and May 31.

There's nowhere to hide anymore: This AI can see around corners

There's nowhere to hide anymore: This AI can see around corners

Felix Heide/Princeton University Hiding behind a wall might not be practical for much longer thanks to new technology that uses artificial intelligence to see and even read around corners.The beam is bounced off a visible wall and onto a hidden object behind a corner.

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online

The other contains data for about 800,000 accounts on RuneScape bot provider EpicBot. The databases include registered email addresses and passwords that were cryptographically hashed with bcrypt, a function that's among the hardest to crack.

From Surveillance Communism To Surveillance Capitalism And Beyond

From Surveillance Communism To Surveillance Capitalism And Beyond

Part of the data we generate for the surveillance capitalist firms is a product of our necessary, work-related use of digital technologies, or our efforts to keep in touch with others.Surveillance capitalism, less overtly intrusive, makes our online activities a source of data that private firms harvest for their profit.

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

To protect the rights of Coin Wallet customers to retain full control of their personal information during online crypto transactions, we have removed our product from the Facebook Audience Network.

The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

When the idea of a smart wall began gaining traction in 2017, three higher-ups from Palantir — the secretive data tech giant that has long been behind some of the government’s largest surveillance projects — left to co-found Anduril, a company dedicated to creating cutting-edge tech for border security.

Top 3 Bitcoin Wallets for Privacy and Anonymity

Top 3 Bitcoin Wallets for Privacy and Anonymity

Besides, Wasabi supports Tor connections for greater security and a Coinjoin system that completely anonymizes the coins inside a wallet by mixing them in a pool with several users and throwing the same balance for everyone in one address and the spare change in another.

Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim: that Supermicro motherboards in servers used by major tech firms, including Apple and Amazon, had been stealthily implanted with a chip the size of a rice grain that allowed Chinese hackers to spy deep into those networks.

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services

Such restrictions imposed by executive orders would completely ruin the uniqueness and value of Hong Kong as a telecommunications hub, a pillar of success as an international financial centre.

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Zuckerberg Plans to Wiretap Whatsapp. He’ll Do the Same to Libra

Facebook will do the same thing with its new currency, Libra , scanning transactions through the Calibra wallet. According to a Forbes report, Facebook is experimenting with a blacklist filter and content-scanner for WhatsApp. The algorithm would read messages before they are sent and detect suspicious activity.

Your Data Could Be at the Center of the Fight Against Big Tech

Your Data Could Be at the Center of the Fight Against Big Tech

LONDON — Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their personal information collected by Facebook and Google.

U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report

U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report

Which is why when Politico reported that "senior Trump administration officials met on Wednesday [June 26] to discuss whether to seek legislation prohibiting tech companies from using forms of encryption that law enforcement can’t break," it was of real significance, "a provocative step that would reopen a long-running feud between federal authorities and Silicon Valley.".

Facebook's Libra is not really a cryptocurrency and it faces huge hurdles, including in India. Here’s why

Facebook's Libra is not really a cryptocurrency and it faces huge hurdles, including in India. Here’s why

While Libra's utility could render many cryptocurrencies useless due to its play on remittance and payments, it could usher in a new wave of adoption in this space and we will need to wait and see which tokens and coins come out on top.

Facebook unveils ‘its most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook unveils ‘its most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency "Libra" launches next yearCredit: AFP or licensors "Libra holds the potential to provide billions of people around the world with access to a more inclusive, more open financial ecosystem," he explained.

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies that utilize features designed to mask data surrounding a transaction. It’s also worth mentioning there are a host of other privacy coins out there to choose from. The Indian government can go to hell.

China’s Digital Wall Around Tibet

China’s Digital Wall Around Tibet

Echoing methods which have already been used to control Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the Chinese government has tightened its grip around Tibet by securing an already nearly impassable border with drones, facial recognition and radar.

How German and US authorities took down the owners of darknet drug emporium Wall Street Market

How German and US authorities took down the owners of darknet drug emporium Wall Street Market

The PGP public key for [WSM administrative account] ‘TheOne’ is the same as the PGP public key for another moniker on [another hidden service] Hansa Market, ‘dudebuy.’ As described below, a financial transaction connected to a virtual currency wallet used by FROST was linked to ‘dudebuy.’ [The BKA] located the PGP public key for ‘TheOne’ in the WSM database, referred to as ‘Public Key 1’.

Online Anonymity Guide

Online Anonymity Guide

If they ask why you need it or you are worried about asking somebody to download this for you, you can say you do some jouralism and like to keep your files safe. You need to import the public key of the user that signed the message.

Crypto investor Claims He Got Stolen with $70K In Coinomi

Crypto investor Claims He Got Stolen with $70K In Coinomi

Share Cryptocurrency investor Warith Al Mawali affirmed that he was the victim of a theft as he lost $70K in life savings due to a Coinomi security flaw , according to a Reddit post.

The Ten Commandments of crypto security – By Panama Crypto

The Ten Commandments of crypto security – By Panama Crypto

Two-factor authentication (2FA), keeps hackers, phishing, attempts at bay because once it is enabled on your email account, anybody that tries to break into your email would need to have physical or remote access to the device you have the 2FA app installed (either Google Authenticator or Authy) in order to produce the Time-based One-Time Passcode (TOTP) directly within the app.

Why Security is Important (Or how Google sucks at it and it's just pathetic.)

Why Security is Important (Or how Google sucks at it and it's just pathetic.)

A few months ago I had an issue with a drive and wanted to upgrade, so I got a bigger, better drive, and as a precaution I offloaded some important documents to my google drive(in case data transfer from old drive gets borked. According to Google's own security, no one had logged on to my account but me.

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

These companies, which include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, have been lobbying Congress on border technology appropriations for years, and they currently hold the largest border surveillance contracts with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

'Smart wall' sparks privacy fears on border

'Smart wall' sparks privacy fears on border

President Trump has also voiced support for "smart walls designed to meet the needs of frontline border agents." Democrats' initial proposal in the border deal talks, put forward last week, called for technologies that could assess the "risk" posed by individuals entering the U.S., as well as tech to monitor movements by people near the border.