Privacy

CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks

A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) project called “Imperial” included three hacking tools for infiltrating the Mac and Linux operating systems, …

Bruce Schneier

‘Textalyzer’ May Bust Distracted Drivers — But at What Cost to Privacy?

A device designed to catch drivers distracted by cellphones is one step closer to being approved in New York state, but it's facing backlash from privacy advocates — who fear it's too intrusive.<p>With the "Textalyzer," police could get a roadside glimpse into whether drivers were texting, emailing, …

Security

Singapore should not criminalise good intent to encourage data sharing in cybersecurity | ZDNet

People who fear prosecution may be less willing to share threat information, which is vital in fending off attacks, and Singapore government should …

Cybersecurity

BEN FROST - Threshold of Faith

BEN FROST<p>Threshold of Faith<p>Cat No: IMUTE559 Label: Mute Genre: ELECTRONIC<p>Threshold of Faith<p>Genre: ELECTRONIC<p>MP3<br>• FLAC<br>• WAV<br>• LP<p>Boomkat Product Review:<p><b>Ben</b> …

Security

What Happens When You Tell the Internet You're Pregnant

A month after I ordered prenatal vitamins on Amazon, I started hearing an ad on Spotify that featured the sound of a baby’s heartbeat. It was an ad …

Security

EDITOR’S NOTE: DATA DOUBTS

Suffice it to say that the editors here at <i>Tech & Learning</i> are pretty bullish on, well, technology and education. You won’t find any hand-wringing …

Security

Garda who 'effectively wrote his own P45' by sharing 'highly sensitive' information convicted of data protection breaches

Joseph O’Connor (38) was fined €3,000 after a court heard he had already resigned, having “effectively written his own P45.”<p>The disclosure of the …

News (Ireland)

Apple promises it won’t store or sell your HomePod data

Apple has confirmed that it won’t store or sell any data collected by its HomePod smart speaker.<p>HomePod won’t send anything to Apple’s servers until a user activates it with the “Hey Siri” command. Apple encrypts any information received after that point. The data gets encrypted and sent using an …

Apple

Hear dispatches from the frontiers of security and privacy at Disrupt SF 2017

Your data is in demand: just about everyone, from hackers and scammers to multinationals and governments wants it. How can you keep it safe? How can we set limits on tracking, advertising, and the fast-advancing field of data-sucking AIs? And what does the situation look like from the side of the …

Security

Vigilante group Creep Catcher violates privacy of their targets, B.C. watchdog rules

Print<p>Surrey Creep Catcher, a vigilante organization that lures suspected pedophiles to meetings in order to shame them on social media, has been …

Security

Biobank regulations could give Alberta researchers a leg up

In the booming, multibillion-dollar biobanking industry, a lack of clarity surrounds the collection and use of patients' genetic material.Biobanks …

Security

Yes, Your Robot Vacuum Has Secretly Been Mapping Your House

If you spend any time on the internet, you’ve already experienced advertising customization. Visit one website and suddenly the item you looked at …

Arianna Huffington

Complaint against IT firm staff for illegally accessing Aadhaar data

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) officials at the regional office in Bengaluru have filed a police complaint against employees of an …

Security

[Opinion] EU court could dismiss national borders in cyberspace

The RTBF requires search-engines to expunge all links to historical personal information when requested by a citizen of an EU member state.<p>In a 2014 …

Security

Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go?

Cars have become rolling listening posts. They can track phone calls and texts, log queries to websites, record what radio stations you listen to — even follow you and tell when you are breaking the law by exceeding the speed limit.<p>Automakers, local governments, retailers, insurers and tech …

Autos

These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy

Cheap phones are coming at the price of your privacy, security analysts discovered.<p>At $60, the BLU R1 HD is the top-selling phone on Amazon. Last November, researchers caught it secretly sending private data to China.<p>Shanghai Adups Technology, the group behind the spying software on the BLU R1 HD, …

Security

Senate lawmakers want to make it harder for law enforcement to access suspects’ emails and location data

They’re introducing a new bill that seeks to update a 1986 privacy law that predates most tech companies.<p>Senate lawmakers plan to restart their push tomorrow for new rules that would prevent U.S. law enforcement from seeking some suspects’ emails, location information and other sensitive data …

Security

Vizio Can't Dodge Claims Its TVs Spy on Viewers

A federal judge has now decided to permit consumers to assert illegal wiretapping against the television manufacturer.<p>For the second time this year, …

Security

TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics 'Larger Than a Cell Phone' - ExtremeTech

TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics ‘Larger Than a Cell Phone’<p>By on July 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm<p>The TSA (Théâtre de Sécurité Américain Transportation …

Bruce Schneier

How to Ensure Your Facebook Page Complies With Facebook Terms

Do you have a Facebook page for your business? Want to be sure your page isn’t disabled (or worse, shut down) for noncompliance with Facebook’s …

Social Media Marketing

Madonna accepts damages from publisher over privacy invasion

Madonna and her twin daughters Stella and Estere have accepted damages from the publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a “serious invasion of privacy,” a lawyer for the star said Thursday.<p>Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption …

Madonna

Right to Food Campaign expresses shock after Centre says Aadhaar is necessary for welfare programmes

The activists said making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meals could deprive the genuine beneficiaries of the scheme.<p>The Right to Food Campaign on …

Right To Privacy

Maharashtra joins Centre in challenge to right to privacy

<b>New Delhi:</b> The battle against the right to privacy being elevated to a fundamental right gained momentum on Thursday as the state of Maharashtra …

Right To Privacy

We tested apps for children. Half failed to protect their data.

When parents download a learning or gaming app from the “Designed for Families” section of the Google Play store, they likely assume that those apps keep their kids’ data safe. After all, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prohibits website operators and app developers from …

Security

Privacy is a Fundamental Right, govt concedes in SC

Privacy is a fundamental right but a "wholly qualified" one, the Centre conceded on Wednesday after hours of dithering on the subject during the …

Right To Privacy

The Right to Be Forgotten the New Era of Personal Data Rights

Because of the European Union's GDPR and other pending legislation, companies must become more transparent in how they protect their customers' …

Security

This Story Might Make You Reconsider Sharing Your Pregnancy on Facebook

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to the data you share to the apps you have downloaded on your phone? With everything readily available at your fingertips these days, from shopping to period tracking, what exactly is happening with your data? Writer Kashmir Hill decided to find out while …

Pregnancy

The 'internet of restaurants' is coming for your info

Once upon a time (1999 and the years that followed), there was a company named OpenTable that told San Francisco restaurants a story. Customers …

Bruce Schneier

The creepy legislation proposed by police

QUEENSLAND police are proposing new laws that would allow them to turn your internet connected products into listening devices to spy on your …

Surveillance

Ireland’s Government agrees ‘digital age of consent’ should be 13

The selected age is at the lower end of the 13 to 16 scale set under EU law.<p>The Irish Government’s cabinet has agreed that the ‘digital age of …

Security