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Why people are stressing out over Spotify's new privacy policy

Taylor Swift may have left Spotify months ago, but the trend is finally catching on. Rather than being annoyed about artists' rights however, the …

Privacy Is a Human Right: Data Retention Violates That Right

In March 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the creation of a special rapporteur on privacy. The landmark resolution1, …

Surveillance

Microsoft's facial-recognition software does something amazing when it encounters identical twins

This, according to the company, will eventually replace the password and comes as part of Windows Hello, a subset of Microsoft Passport that stores biometric information that allows log-ins to programmes, websites, and so on.<p>The Australian decided to test out Windows Hello on twins to see just how …

Intel’s new processors let you wake your computer with your voice

Intel's newest Skylake processors have a slightly creepy new feature — they're always listening to you. Shout "hey Cortana" or "Cortana, wake up" at a Windows 10 machine with one of the new chips, and your voice will be picked up by a digital signal processor secreted inside the chip that will …

Ashley Madison hack data reportedly released, including credit cards and employer data

Attention, 37 million users of the notorious affair website Ashley Madison: time to start sweating. According to a report from Ars Technica, the personal data pilfered during the hack is now available online, released as a BitTorrent file earlier today.<p>According to the report, a 10GB file chock …

Ashley Madison

Dropbox rolls out USB keys to keep your files safer

Worried about the security of your Dropbox files, even if you use two-step verification? Dropbox has your back now with a new USB key-based system to ensure that you are the only one able to access your files in the Dropbox cloud.<p>“Today,” Dropbox writes on its website, “we’re adding Universal 2nd …

Information Systems

The NSA is asking your favorite apps how to spy on you better

Despite the impressive amount of data collected by the National Security Agency under their mass surveillance programs against our will, the government can not compete with the massive troves of data in the server warehouses of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and hundreds of other private companies most …

Mozilla wants to let browsers go incognito

Mozilla, the company behind popular Web browser Firefox, is testing a private-browsing mode that would block websites' efforts to track users across …

Privacy

Is the smartwatch becoming a remote for the smart home?

Ever since the Apple Watch was released in April, smart home apps have been slowly trickling into the platform. And just last week, two more big smart home brands joined the bandwagon: August and Wink.<p>August has updated the iPhone app for its smart lock with Apple Watch support. It allows you to …

Smartwatches

Anonymising and sharing individual patient data

• Khaled El Emam, associate professor in pediatrics, Canada research chair in electronic health information12,<br>• Sam Rodgers, lead general …

Clinical Trials

Employers take note: millennials are well-versed in online privacy

It is a time-honoured tradition among the old to worry about the young. As soon as one generation has grown up, they’re busy fretting about how some new social or technological development is going to affect their children. In the 1960s, pelvis-wiggling rock’n’roll stars were going to corrupt the …

Social Media

Germans are so scared of surveillance they microwave their ID cards

When it comes to privacy, Germans can’t take a joke. After it was revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency had intercepted calls in Germany, sales of old-school typewriters were reported to have skyrocketed, as some Germans assumed that sending letters might make communications surveillance …

Surveillance

A CNIL privacy seal on Privacy Governance Procedures | CNIL

The CNIL has adopted, 11 December 2014, its 4th Standard on Data Protection Governance. The CNIL has previously adopted standards on procedures such …

Privacy

Cyberflasher Airdrops rude images to victim’s iPhone

Cyberflashing?<p>Is there such a thing?<p>Yes, there is, because a London woman recently made a complaint to the police over just such an incident.<p>It …

Operating Systems

IoT Working Group Crafts Framework For Security, Privacy

Microsoft, Symantec, Target, home security system vendor ADT and others team up and issue security recommendations for some consumer Internet of …

Internet of Things

ICANN chairman loses mind over his domain-name privacy shakeup

Outburst on conference call reflects efforts to control critical issueThe chairman of ICANN has been recorded ranting about domain-name privacy: the …

ICANN

Employee says company-issued, GPS-enabled smartphone violates privacy

Carson, an employee of a San Francisco-based, federal agency is outraged by the agency’s new smartphone policy. His department recently provided him with a smartphone that has a GPS feature that cannot be disabled. He’s concerned this feature infringes on his privacy rights.<p>“Do they really expect …

Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

The app capitalized on a privacy flaw that Facebook had been aware of for about three years: the Facebook Messenger app automatically shared …

Privacy

Block online tracking with the EFF’s new Privacy Badger extension

They say good things come to those who wait, and for those who waited well over a year for the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Privacy Badger 1.0 …

Do this now: Change this crucial Facebook privacy setting so hackers can’t abuse it

A security researcher has found a way to exploit a Facebook feature to harvest personal data belonging to thousands of users. With a simple trick …

Privacy

Web Privacy is the Newest Luxury in Era of Pervasive Tracking

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Shuli Hallak is in the cloud business.<p>Storing data in the cloud carries risks, but she is working on a secure version owned, …

How to Keep Your Privacy in an Era of Pervasive Tracking

Shuli Hallak is in the cloud business. Storing data in the cloud carries risks, but she is working on a secure version owned, operated and managed by …

Privacy

Genetic Privacy, as Explained by Mystery Poopers

A recent court case centered around illicit excrement is actually a groundbreaking judicial decision.<p>My hometown has few claims to fame. It’s referenced in a Sufjan Stevens song. It’s the founding place of Domino’s Pizza. Its water tower was once named the “World’s Most Phallic Building” by <i>Cabinet</i> …

7 Ways You’re Being Tracked Online (and How to Stop It)

Computer scientists from the BarcelonaTech university in Spain have shed light on some lesser known ways Internet companies track us online. The researchers also provided workarounds for the privacy-conscious.

Dow Jones

Erasing yourself from the Internet is really, really hard

Horrified, all I could do was count. One, two, three, four, five, six. <i>Six.</i> Six friends of mine who appeared on a list of doxing targets. Sick to my …

Internet

Airline Testing Biometrics to Replace Boarding Tickets

<i>In the future, passengers may use finger scanners instead of boarding passes to check-in for their flight. (Photo: CLEAR)</i><p>Boarding passes can be real …

Facial Recognition and Privacy

August 3, 2015<p>Embed<p>Based upon the way modern computers are designed, there are certain tasks they are much better at performing than humans. It …

Privacy

Privacy group touts new Do Not Track system

Privacy advocates said Monday they have developed a way to encourage websites to honor “Do Not Track” requests that allow users to ask websites not …

Privacy

Department Of Homeland Security Highlights Privacy Concerns In Senate Cybersecurity Bill

And now for an update in the continuing saga of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a controversial piece of legislation currently in the Senate that, to some, represents an important tool to bolster the sharing of threat data between the government and private entities, and to others …

How to see if your emails are being tracked in Gmail

You might not realize it, but there are now email-tracking tools that make it easy for people to see when you open an email, what you click, and where you're located.<p>"Emails appear no different to your contacts, but you get data when, where, and how a contact interacts with your message," says a …