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.”.

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

Somerville, Mass. Bans Facial Recognition

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How to configure Safari in iOS

How to configure Safari in iOS

We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach you how to configure Safari in iOS.This is more like a cheat sheet, we didn't want to bore you with technical jargon.

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side

Khormaee won’t share what signals Google uses to determine these scores because he says that would make it easier for scammers to imitate benign users, but he believes that this new version of reCaptcha makes it incredibly difficult for bots or Captcha farmers—humans who are paid tiny amounts to break Captchas online—to fool Google’s system.

Online Tool Launched to Help Airline Passengers Avoid Facial Recognition

Online Tool Launched to Help Airline Passengers Avoid Facial Recognition

A tool has been launched by privacy rights groups to help travellers avoid the ‘invasive’ tech in US airports, amid growing concerns over the use of facial recognition technology. The site informs passengers on which airlines use facial recognition technology as part of the verification process during boarding.

What Companies Would Owe You If You Actually Owned Your Data

What Companies Would Owe You If You Actually Owned Your Data

Visit a website (desktop or mobile): $1 Buy something with a credit card or any other electronic transaction: $5 Click a link from one website to another: $2 Click on an ad on a website: $3 Drive somewhere with your phone: $5 Visit a brick and mortar store: $10 These prices assume that there is a market place where interested parties could bid on data bundles, of which your data is included.

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

A company headquartered in Los Angeles recently advertised the sale of real-time phone location data for devices in the United States, Canada, India, and said it would soon offer the same service in the Philippines.

Privacy is a rare moon bear (E1386)

Privacy is a rare moon bear (E1386)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the ‘rare moon bear’ saved from extinction by the decades-old conflict and tensions between the two Koreas.

Tutanota launches Secure Connect, an encrypted contact form, to support Press Freedom

Tutanota launches Secure Connect, an encrypted contact form, to support Press Freedom

Secure Connect gives them a random, anonymous email address and a password, which lets the whistleblower re-access his sent message at a later stage and check for replies from the news site.

Local Sheriff — Watching them watching us.

Local Sheriff — Watching them watching us.

PII in URL on donate.mozilla.orgNow because this page loads some resources from third-parties and the URL is not sanitised, the same information is also shared with those third-parties via referrer and as a value inside payload sent to the third-parties.

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data

Since the email requires a static link, HTTP POST web requests are not really an option, meaning the booking reference code and the email are passed as arguments in the URL itself.

Teenagers' social media photos used to train eBay's AI without their knowledge

Teenagers' social media photos used to train eBay's AI without their knowledge

eBay is training its artificial intelligence using photos harvested from a social network popular among teenage girls for sharing photographs of their outfits without their knowledge or consent. The online marketplace uses pictures uploaded by unsuspecting users of Chictopia, a popular “style” sharing website headquartered in San Francisco.

Uptrennd  -  How It Works & FAQ

Uptrennd - How It Works & FAQ

On Uptrennd, your private information will never permisionlessly be sold, and you will earn ~80% of all profits generated on the platform. At level one, members earn one token per upvote. One point on Uptrennd = One 1UP token.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Police in Australia have arrested a man who allegedly made AU $300,000 (US $211,000) running a website which sold the account passwords of popular online subscription services including Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, PSN, and Origin.

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

When you open the website “ This Person Does Not Exist ” you are met with the face of a man or woman. Through analyzing vast numbers of real faces the website can generate new ones.