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Safari in iOS 13 Sends Chinese Users' Browsing Data to Censorship-Friendly Tencent

It seems like Apple’s China-related controversies aren’t over just yet. It appears that Safari in iOS 13 now sends browsing data to Tencent, a giant Chinese conglomerate that owns the country’s biggest digital platforms, including QQ, WeChat, and Qzone. It’s also known for helping the Chinese government keep its iron…Read more...
Tags: Cool Cool Cool, Apple, Tencent, Ios 13, Safari, Privacy, China


Human Employees Are Viewing Clips from Amazon's Home Surveillance Service

Recordings from yet another Amazon-owned smart home device are being reviewed by a team of human workers, again raising concerns that audio and video captured by such devices may not be as private as some customers might assume.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon s Home Surveillance Service


Chinese Citizens Will Have to Scan Their Faces to Get Internet Access and New Phone Numbers

Starting December 1, Chinese citizens will have to allow telecommunications carriers to scan their faces when signing up for internet access or to get a new phone number. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Internet Access, Facial Recognition, Surveillance State, New Phone Numbers


Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers

Twitter says it inadvertently used private information, provided by users for the purpose of protecting their accounts, to help companies target them with ads.Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Privacy, Two Factor Authentication


Hong Kong Announces Ban on Masks and Face Paint That Helps Protesters Evade Facial Recognition

The Hong Kong government has banned masks and face paint in its latest attempt to stop the pro-democracy protests that have been raging since June. The new “emergency” order was announced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam at a press conference today and will go into effect at midnight local time, 12:00 pm ET.Read more...
Tags: Security, Hong Kong, Science, Privacy, China, Masks, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Protests, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Carrie Lam, Veby Mega Indah, Glory To Hong Kong


Internet Providers in Maine Will Soon Have To Get Consent Before Selling Customer Data

Internet service providers gobble up a disconcerting amount of information about you—your browsing history, your geolocation information, your financial information, and a lot (a lot) more. There have been many attempts to pass state-level bills that prevent ISPs from selling this type of data—since Republicans in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Internet Service Providers, Isps


Amazon Attempts to Improve Alexa Privacy, Hilariously Fails

There’s a new Echo in town. The Echo Show 5 is a smart display with a 5.5-inch screen scheduled for a June 26 release, and it’s the first Echo device with a physical shutter to cover the onboard camera. With this release, Amazon is also making some changes to how all Echos treat Alexa privacy settings. Users will now…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Show 5


Someone Spent $1.3 Million on Laptop Infected With Six of The Most Destructive Computer Viruses

A used Samsung NC10 cost less than $200. But a used Samsung NC10 with six of the most dangerous types of malware is apparently worth $1.345 million—so long as it’s art.Read more...
Tags: Security, Art, Science, Privacy, Samsung, Malware, Viruses


Mark Zuckerberg to Ignore Canadian Parliament's Subpoena, Maybe Get Found in Contempt

The hottest trend sweeping Washington right now has officially arrived in Silicon Valley: Defying lawmakers’ subpoenas is all the rage and Facebook apparently has no plans to be left out.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Privacy, Washington, Canada, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Shenanigans


885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Several million records said to include bank account details, Social Security digits, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork, were found publicly accessible on the server of a major U.S. financial service company. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Leaks


885 Million Records Reportedly Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

A major U.S. financial services company has reportedly leaked million of sensitive digitized records that date back more than 16 years, including bank account records, Social Security numbers, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Leaks


885 Million Sensitive Records Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

A major U.S. financial services company has reportedly leaked million of sensitive digitized records that date back more than 16 years, including bank account records, Social Security numbers, and wire transactions.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Leaks


Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building an Alexa Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed

It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Wearables, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Mental Health, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building a Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed

It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Wearables, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Mental Health, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


New Bill Would Require Agents to Actually Have Probable Cause to Search Electronic Devices at the Border

Customs officials at the border don’t need a warrant or probable cause to search your electronic devices, an invasive practice that has only spiked in the last few years, resulting in a bunch of horror stories and some profoundly dumb screwups. But two US senators want to change that, introducing a bill on Wednesday…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, US, Customs


We Don't Need to 'Pause' Police Use of Face Recognition—We Need to Ban It Forever

Facial recognition experts called to testify before a congressional hearing on Wednesday found themselves in broad agreement: Citing a litany of abuses, each pressed federal lawmakers to respond to the widespread, unregulated use of the technology by law enforcement at every level across the country. However, the idea…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Law Enforcement, Face Recognition


Apple Is Testing Private Web Ads on Safari So You Feel Less Creeped Out While Shopping

Ads are the bane of the internet. On top of being an eyesore, by now everyone’s had that experience of googling an item, only to find targeted ads for that same product follow you across the web. It’s creepy, and today, Apple announced in a blog post that it’s working on a way to make the ads you see while browsing on…
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Safari, Browsers, Ads


Senator Introduces Do Not Track Bill to Block Companies From Collecting Your Data

A new bill is trying to create a program similar to The Do Not Call list, except it would stop companies from tracking your online activities.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Data Collection, Do Not Track


Google Knows That I Seamlessed Chicken Fingers Last Night

It’s commonly accepted at this point that if you’ve spent enough time online, Google has a wealth of data on you. But did you know this also includes an itemized list of purchases you’ve made, and not just through Google services? For instance, the first (humbling) item on my purchases page is “chicken fingers,” which…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Google Purchases


It Appears That Even a Truck Full of Cash Can't Get Top Talent to Work for Facebook These Days

Former Facebook recruiters say the company’s damaged image is driving away potential hires, according to a new report. Facebook, meanwhile, claims it’s doing better than ever, thank you very much.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook These Days


Slack Kills Scary Bug

A bug discovered in Slack, the workplace messaging app, may have allowed an attacker to intercept files downloaded from inside Slack’s Windows desktop client, according to security researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Slack, Workplace Hazards, Private Messaging


Facebook Has So Many Apps, It's Killing One You Didn't Know Existed

Instagram is reportedly killing off its direct message app. And the most surprising thing about this is that—Instagram has a direct message app?Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Privacy, Snapchat, Whatsapp, One App To Rule Them All


How to Find Google Pay's Hidden Privacy Settings

Google Pay is an online paying system and digital wallet that makes it easy to buy anything on your mobile device or with your mobile device. But if you’re concerned about what Google is doing with all your data (which you probably should be), Google doesn’t make it easy for Google Pay has some secret settings to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Alphabet, Google Pay


Alexa Can Now Alert You if Glass Breaks or Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off

If you’ve got an Amazon Echo, it can now double as a secondary alert system for fires and break-ins. Today, Amazon is introducing a new feature in the U.S. called Alexa Guard, which will notify you with audio and video clips whenever it detects your smoke alarm or the sound of broken glass. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Today Amazon, Security Systems, Alexa Guard


Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial Times reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Espionage, NSO Group, Cyberweapons, Cyber Intelligence


Facebook Sues South Korean Analytics Company to Send a 'Message' That It Means Business Now

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics company Rankwave over a breach of contract after the company allegedly failed to prove that it was complying with Facebook’s data policies.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Science, Privacy, Data, What Reputation


Privacy Advocates Demand That the FTC Investigate Amazon's Digital Assistant for Kids

Last year, Amazon released a cute little children’s version of its digital assistant, and just like the flagship product it is modeled after, it may also be a pretty powerful surveillance machine.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Ftc, Coppa, Amazon Echo Dot, FTC Investigate Amazon


FTC Members Unanimously Press Congress for Tough National Privacy Protections

All five members of the Federal Trade Commission appeared Wednesday before the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee. One or two would have probably done the job. When it comes to consumer privacy—the hearing’s dominant focus—the commissioners’ opinions, however uniquely expressed, rarely diverged when it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Energy and Commerce, House Communications, What If A National Privacy Law, FTC Members Unanimously Press Congress


Airbnb Host Arrested After Hidden Camera Found in Bedroom WiFi Router

An Airbnb Superhost in China was reportedly caught stealthily filming guests after a woman with security expertise located a hidden camera tucked inside of a router in the home’s bedroom.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, China, Spying, Airbnb


Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets

The FBI working in conjunction with authorities in multiple nations has arrested several individuals in connection with their involvement in Deep Dot Web, a website that allegedly profiteered by taking commissions on referral links to dark web markets, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. It has also seized domains…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Affiliate Marketing, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Bitcoin, Dark Web, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Deep Dot Web, Deepdotweb



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