EU Parliament under fire over ‘illegal US data transfers’ from COVID website

EU Parliament under fire over ‘illegal US data transfers’ from COVID website

European Parliament services are coming under pressure from a group of lawmakers working with privacy activist Max Schrems over allegations that the institution’s coronavirus test management website is illegally siphoning data to US-based firms.

The Irrevocable SSL certificates of CloudFlare

The Irrevocable SSL certificates of CloudFlare

The difference is that uses Let’s Encrypt, which would allow me to revoke their SSL certificate for this website.Basically, it is a case of pay CloudFlare $10 per month or they get 100% control over your SSL certificate and will deny your requests to revoke.

Reddit Finally Shares How Many Daily Users It Has

Reddit Finally Shares How Many Daily Users It Has

This is a stat called "daily active users" that other social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, share in company updates.Previously, Reddit only shared its monthly active users (430 million, as of last year).

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

JustGetMyData is a website that helps users navigate sites like Facebook and Twitter so they can download a copy of their data and see what, exactly, our favorite websites know about us.Retrieving a copy of your personal data can be a similarly complicated process, but JustGetMyData makes it a little easier.

Privacy matters even if "you have nothing to hide"

Privacy matters even if "you have nothing to hide"

The overwhelming majority of people do not seem to care about privacy.The question about privacy is not about hiding, it is about sharing.Increasingly, Big Tech, the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, are sharing more and more information with governments.

DuckDuckGo's privacy abuses-- current, historic, and by proxy

DuckDuckGo's privacy abuses-- current, historic, and by proxy

A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Earlier this week, the team at Visitor Analytics, announced the addition of a feature that allows website owners to track their visitors without prior consent, while ensuring them that they are also in compliance with personal data privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA or LGPD.Visitor Analytics is positioned as a privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics and other similar services.

New Web-Based Credit Card Stealer Uses Telegram Messenger to Exfiltrate Data

New Web-Based Credit Card Stealer Uses Telegram Messenger to Exfiltrate Data

In what's a new tactic adopted by Magecart groups, the encrypted messaging service is being used to send stolen payment details from compromised websites back to the attackers.

Top torrent website, YTS is sharing user emails and IP addresses with anti-piracy law firm

Top torrent website, YTS is sharing user emails and IP addresses with anti-piracy law firm

World’s second-most popular torrent website after The Pirate Bay, the YTS which operates with different domains like and is collaborating with the anti-piracy law firm Culpepper IP LLC based in Hawaii led by a lawyer named Kerry Culpepper.

Many receive notice of Google+ class action lawsuit

Many receive notice of Google+ class action lawsuit

Tonight, many received an email stating that the Google Plus class-action lawsuit has been settled for a total of $7.5m, an agreement which was originally reached in January of this year, according to Business Insurance.

This Game Is Collecting Your Steam Log Ins For “Marketing Purposes,” But Can’t Ensure Data Security

This Game Is Collecting Your Steam Log Ins For “Marketing Purposes,” But Can’t Ensure Data Security

In fact, most of us don’t even know what personal data many Steam games collect which is why even the most invasive EULA agreements slide right by us.However, NETICTECH cannot ensure or warrant the security of any data against any possible loss or unauthorized access.

Kindmetrics

Kindmetrics

Kindmetrics is a strictly privacy-focused, lightweight alternative to Google Analytics.It is the most privacy-focused analytics out there, and it is also straightforward to use with its one-page dashboard.Kindmetrics is built on being kind to you and your visitor`s privacy and data.

FTC fines HyperBeard $150,000 for illegally collecting children's data

FTC fines HyperBeard $150,000 for illegally collecting children's data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had fined children’s app developer HyperBeard for $4 million but the company pleaded it only had $150,000 to pay for allegedly collecting children’s data in an unlawful way.

Ron Wyden Hints at How the Intelligence Community Hides Its Web Tracking Under Section 215

Ron Wyden Hints at How the Intelligence Community Hides Its Web Tracking Under Section 215

An order in which an IP address used by multiple people is the target An order collecting all the people who visit a particular website An order collecting all the web browsing and internet searches of a single user The government is required to report:.

Review: Privacy Badger Browser Extension

Review: Privacy Badger Browser Extension

The algorithmic details may be complex but the basic principle is not: Privacy Badger observes the third party domains that are loaded as you browse the web, and blocks them if it sees them used on multiple websites.

Airbnb Just Launched New Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave

Airbnb Just Launched New Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave

Airbnb needs to do something to keep listings risk-free, this includes monitoring social media and screening guests for those most likely to use properties to host parties that run the risk of getting out of control.

How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails

How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails

Motherboard has also obtained documentation that provides more specifics about how two other popular apps—Cleanfox and Slice—sell products based on users' emails to corporate clients.

The National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Honeypot on StaySafeOnline.org

The National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day Honeypot on StaySafeOnline.org

Someone using this tool on the Stay Safe Online website to “update their privacy settings”, would actually be helping Hotjar build a profile of information about themselves, including the sites they shop on, the email service they use, the type of mobile device they have, how they listen to music, share photos and videos, the ride share services they use, their favorite search engines, social networks, web browsers and more.

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

For example, it has become more and more common for web developers to take “free” resources, such as fonts and scripts and use them on the websites that they design.Ethical Web Dev – Guide for ethical website development and maintenance.

New version of OnionShare makes it easy for anyone to publish anonymous, uncensorable websites

New version of OnionShare makes it easy for anyone to publish anonymous, uncensorable websites

It worked like this: OnionShare zips up the files, starts a local web server on your computer with a link to this zip file, makes this website accessible as a Tor onion service, and shows you the URL of the web server.

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Mylife, Intelius, Spokeo, Radius, and BeenVerified

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Mylife, Intelius, Spokeo, Radius, and BeenVerified

This article will walk you through the steps you need to take to remove your personal information from the background check sites Mylife, Spokeo, BeenVerified, Radius, and Intelius.

'Coding error' compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach

'Coding error' compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief executive Bernadette Cavanagh says more than 300 people who had applied to be part of the Tuia 250 sailings around the New Zealand coast have been affected by a digital privacy security breach.

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

After a long delay, Facebook is releasing a tool that will allow people to see what kind of information it has collected about their online activity beyond its borders — from the news they read to the shopping websites they visit to the porn they watch — along with an option to dissociate that data from their accounts.

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

Kasper-Spy: Kaspersky Anti-Virus puts users at risk

A strange discovery on my office computer led me to unearth an astonishing data leak caused by Kaspersky's antivirus software.The data leak allowed websites to unnoticeably read the individual ID of Kaspersky users.

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple: break Safari's anti-tracking rules and we'll treat you like malware

Apple on Wednesday published a policy governing how its Safari browser will block advertisers and websites from tracking you online -- and it's got strong words for anyone who tries to thwart its approach.

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

SINGAPORE - International beauty retailer Sephora has admitted to a breach of its online users’ data, affecting customers in Singapore as well as in other countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

Remember, the user signature is completely anonymous, and no there’s only ever 1 page view tied to it The hashes we generate are impossible for us to “de-hash” (we’ll explain later in this post).

Public Statement on Neutrality of Free Software  -  F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Public Statement on Neutrality of Free Software - F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

This also means F-Droid won’t allow oppression or harassment to happen at its communication channels, including its forum. We believe platforms like F-Droid’s repository or fediverse instances must be moderated in order to prevent oppression and harassment to flourish.

There Are Google Alternatives: 5 Privacy-Focused Search Engines 2019 Edition

There Are Google Alternatives: 5 Privacy-Focused Search Engines 2019 Edition

The privacy-oriented search engine doesn’t track any identifying information about its users, including IP addresses, search history or click behavior.

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser maker for its proposed effort to roll out the security feature, which they say will allow users to “bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK.”.