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How A Trump Presidency Will Erode Cyber Privacy And National Security

Last Monday evening, President-Elect Donald Trump released a video in which he promised to work with the Department of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff on a “plan to protect Americas’ vital infrastructure from cyber attacks.” This promise reflects Trump’s ignorance of how cyber warfare works — …

Security

Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up – whether that’s because of fear of government surveillance, discussing a topic that’s known to provoke cyberbullying, or because the topic itself is sensitive – …

Anonymity

Twitter Warns Developers About Misusing Data

Stop the surveillance, says Twitter<p>Twitter will expand and accelerate efforts to punish companies that employ its data for surveillance or other activities that violate its terms of service, the social network announced on Tuesday.<p>The announcement, which came in a blog post, comes at a time when …

Social Media

EU questions U.S. over Yahoo email scanning, amid privacy concerns

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has asked the United States about a secret court order Yahoo (YHOO.O) used to scan thousands of customer emails for possible terrorism links, following concerns that may have violated a new data transfer pact.<p>Under the Privacy Shield agreement that came …

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Android banking Trojan used Chrome browser vulnerability to infect over 300,000 devices in 2 months

The threat actors operating the malware appear to be only targeting smartphones with a Russian-language interface.<p>An android banking Trojan …

Google

Yahoo admits some employees knew of massive hack in 2014

As any investigator can tell you, it's not just what you knew, but when you knew it.<p>On Wednesday, Yahoo admitted that not long after a hack in 2014 some of its employees were aware a state-sponsored hacker had breached its network.<p>The revelation is sure to cast a larger shadow over Verizon's $4.8 …

Yahoo

Here's What The Trump Presidency Will Mean For Net Neutrality

Things are going to change a lot under the Trump presidency–not least because he will have the full force of the Senate and the House of Representatives behind him. While net neutrality was never a big talking point of Donald Trump’s campaign, it is likely to figure in to his first 100 days in …

Net Neutrality

Facebook sued over ads based on racial preference

A class-action lawsuit is accusing Facebook of breaking housing and job ad discrimination laws.<p>A <i>Pro Publica</i> investigation last week revealed that the social network lets marketers exclude users by "ethnic affinity." The lawsuit, first reported by <i>Business Insider</i>, alleges that such targeting tools …

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By: Amando Flavio Via anonhq.com It has emerged that Google has been tracking Smartphone users everywhere they go, indicating it with a red dot on a map to mark and make their location much clearer for identification. If you do not believe this, you remember what appeared in the scene of the Minority Report, where […]

100 Shares<p>Share Email<p><i>By: Amando Flavio Via anonhq.com</i><p>It has emerged that Google has been tracking Smartphone users everywhere they go, indicating it …

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EU Data Protection Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp, Yahoo on Privacy

Data breeches and changes in privacy policy were not well received.<p>European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes.<p>The popular …

U.S. lawmakers raise privacy concerns over new rule that allows government hacking of computers

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress on Thursday asked the Justice Department to clarify how a looming rule change to the government’s hacking powers could impact privacy rights of innocent Americans.<p>The change, due to take place on December 1, would let judges issue …

Privacy is creating a new digital divide between the rich and poor

How come Facebook knows that I have a mother with Alzheimer's, a woman asked the other day. She was sure that she hadn't provided the social medium …

Privacy

Amazon Is Cracking Down on More Fake Reviews

The e-retailer is suing 3 sellers.<p>Amazon AMZN is continuing its fight against fake product reviews.<p>In an effort to reduce the amount of false praise that appears on its website, the e-retailer has filed lawsuits against three sellers it says have benefitted from fraudulent product reviews. Since …

Scheme to Delete Google Results Is Exposed

An unscrupulous twist on reputation management.<p>When a Google search turns up negative stories, Europeans can turn to a controversial “right to be forgotten” law. But in the United States, where no such law exists, Americans may try their luck with shifty “reputation management” companies that …

WhatsApp users targeted with £100 Sainsbury's scam - how to protect yourself

WhatsApp users in the UK are being warned to delete scam messages masquerading as voucher deals that could be worth up to £100.<p>The scam comes in the form of a WhatsApp message from one of the victim's contacts that encourages them to click on a link in order to receive a £100 worth of vouchers for …

Security

In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

Now that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7s have caught fire even after the phone-maker said it had changed battery suppliers, and the real cause of overheating remains a mystery, the Korean tech giant is facing new questions about its transparency throughout the recall debacle.<p>It has been a week since …

Samsung

Google’s New Service Translates Languages Almost as Well as Humans Can

A jump in the fluency of Google’s language software will help efforts to make chatbots less lame.<p>Google’s latest advance in machine learning could …

Google

Police use facial recognition much more than you realize

Police departments across the country may know what you look like, even if you don't know how they got your photo.<p>About half of American adults are already in a "law enforcement face recognition network," according to a new study published Tuesday by researchers at Georgetown University's Center on …

Policing

Everything You Need to Know About Google Allo's Privacy Backlash

And why Edward Snowden says “don’t use” the chat app.<p>Google debuted Allo, a chat app featuring a virtual assistant that applies the company’s search smarts to messaging, to mixed reviews on Wednesday.<p>Many reviewers showed mild, if underwhelmed interest in the new tool. “This is fine,” wrote Dieter …

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft come together to create historic Partnership on AI

The world’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an important currency for the modern world. The data’s value is rooted in its applications to artificial intelligence. Whichever company owns …

Why Facebook's Ad Buyers Are Not Happy Right Now

About a data discrepancy that stretched on for two years, according to a report.<p>Advertisers and media buyers are distressed after Facebook revealed that it had been overestimating the average time users spent watching videos.<p>Facebook’s FB error in reporting the metric was a result of only counting …

A Google self-driving car was involved in crash in Mt. View today

A Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h was involved in a crash with a van in Mountain View, Calif. on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Another driver ran a red light and crashed into the car. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the accident.<p>Google issued the following statement with details …

Yahoo confirms data breach in which 500 million user accounts were stolen

It’s much worse than initially thought.<p>Yahoo confirmed today that it had been subject of a massive hacking attack that exposed the data of at least 500 million users.<p><b>Recode</b> previously reported that Yahoo was about to reveal the breach and Yahoo had declined to comment when contacted last night. …

Yahoo

Snowden on Google Allo: 'Don't use it'

Following the launch of Google’s messaging app ‘Allo‘ and its accompanying Assistant bot, security experts are up in arms over Google reneging on a promise better protect its users. NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden did a hot take on Allo yesterday, after its US launch, and came to …

How to check if you've been the victim of a breach like the Yahoo hack

In what has already been called the worst hack ever, Yahoo confirmed Thursday that at least 500 million users were affected by a security breach from a state-sponsored actor.<p>If you want to tighten up your security, one of the first steps you should take is checking to see how many of your accounts …

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Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin qualifies as money, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JPMorgan Chase & Co and other companies.<p>U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan rejected a bid by Anthony Murgio to dismiss two charges …

WhatsApp tells Indian court it won't share messages with Facebook

WhatsApp has an Indian court that recent changes in its terms and condition won’t “endanger” the privacy privacy of its users. However, If people are still concerned, WhatsApp reminded them that it isn't forcing anyone to use its app.<p>After WhatsApp announced last month that it will begin sharing …

Facebook

ACLU seeks an Obama pardon for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others will launch a campaign asking President Obama to pardon internet privacy advocate and notorious whistleblower, Edward Snowden.<p>Snowden, the notorious NSA-contractor-turned-privacy-advocate has …

Airbnb releases first transparency report on government requests for user data

Airbnb received 188 requests for users’ data from governments around the world in the first six months of this year, according to the company’s first-ever transparency report. The home-sharing company provided data in response to 82 of those requests.<p>Airbnb is publishing a transparency report as …