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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: Safari, Browsers, Ads, Privacy, Apple


Google faces Irish inquiry over possible breach of privacy laws

Technology firm’s Ad Exchange processing of users’ personal data being investigatedThe Irish data protection commission has opened an investigation into Google over suspected infringements of European Union privacy rules.The statutory inquiry will probe whether Google’s online Ad Exchange violated general data protection regulations (GDPR) covering the sharing of personal data of internet users, the watchdog said in a statement on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Ireland, Google, Europe, Technology, World news, Privacy, Data protection, European Union


Anonymize Your Android Browsing with Tor's New App

After several months of testing, the first stable, public build of a Tor browser for Android is finally available on the Google Play Store.Read more...
Tags: Tor, Web Browsers, Android, Security, Privacy, Open Source


Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition sale ban to governments

Amazon shareholders have rejected two proposals that would have requested the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to government customers. The breakdown of the votes is not immediately known. A filing with the vote tally is expected later this week. The first proposal would have requested Amazon to limit the sale of its Rekognition technology to police, law enforcement and federal agencies. A second resolution would have demanded an independent human and civil rights review ...
Tags: Privacy, Security, Amazon, American Civil Liberties Union, Facial Recognition, Facial Recognition Software, Jeff Bezos, Law Enforcement, San Francisco, Skills, Stock, Surveillance, Surveillance Technologies


DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg is coming to Disrupt

2019 is the year Facebook announced a ‘pivot to privacy’. At the same time, Google is trying to claim that privacy means letting it exclusively store and data-mine everything you do online. So what better time to sit down at Disrupt for a chat about what privacy really means with DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg? We’re delighted to announce that Weinberg is joining us at Disrupt SF (October 2-4). The pro-privacy search engine he founded has been on a mission to shrink the shoulder-...
Tags: Privacy, Security, Startups, TC, DuckDuckGo, Gabriel Weinberg


London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

Transport for London will roll out default wi-fi device tracking on the London Underground this summer, following a trial back in 2016. In a press release announcing the move, TfL writes that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on July 8” — while touting additional services, such as improved alerts about delays and congestion, which it frames as “customer benefits”, as expected to launch “later in the year”. As well as offering additional alerts-based services to passengers ...
Tags: Europe, Privacy, Security, Transportation, Api, Controlled, Encryption, European Union, London, London Underground, MAC Address, Mayor, Mobile Devices, Smartphone, Transport For London, United Kingdom


Apple has a plan to make online ads more private

For years, the web has been largely free thanks to online ads. The problem is that nobody likes them. When they’re not obnoxiously taking over your entire screen or autoplaying, they’re tracking you everywhere you go online. Ads can track where you go and which sites you visit and can be used to build up profiles on individuals — even if you never click on one. And when you do, they know what you bought and then they share that with other sites so they know you were up late buying ice cream, cat...
Tags: Advertising Tech, Apps, Privacy, Security, Ad blocking, Ad Networks, Apple, Online Advertising, Privacy Technology, Private, Safari, Targeted Advertising, Web Developers, Web Standards


Google tracks people’s purchases through Gmail receipts, and there’s no way to turn it off

Google has for years been tracking what people buy, through receipts sent to their Gmail accounts, CNBC reports. There seems to be no way to for Gmail users to turn off Google’s purchase tracking and no easy way to delete the information it has already collected (see below). Google been... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Gmail, Privacy, Internet, Cnbc


Yes, Google tracks and collects your online purchases through Gmail. But why?

Google has been tracking your purchase history and while the company says that the tracking is part of an effort to help you keep track of your purchases, there are indications that there might be other, less clear motives for doing so. The post Yes, Google tracks and collects your online purchases through Gmail. But why? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gmail, Privacy, Trends, Computing, Data Collection


How to Delete Your Google Purchase History

Yes, Google is tracking your purchases, but this isn’t a new thing. Google’s collection mechanisms—information it pulls in from your Gmail—have been going on for some time. If this is your first time hearing about this mess, visit this page to see everything Google knows about your purchases around the web.Read more...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Privacy, Data, Lifehacks, Purchases, Account


Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed

A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but was growing by the hour. From a brief review of the data, each record contained public data scraped from influencer Instagram accounts, including their bio, profile pi...
Tags: Security, Instagram, Email, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Social Media Marketing, Spokesperson, Digital Media, Web Services, Mumbai, Database


Millions of Instagram influencers had their contact data scraped and exposed

A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram celebrities and its most valuable users has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but was growing by the hour. From a brief review of the data, each record contained public data scraped from influencer Instagram accounts, including their bio, profile pictur...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Instagram, Email, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Social Media Marketing, Spokesperson, Digital Media, Web Services, Mumbai, Database


GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe

It’s a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have been urged to investigate a core function of behavioral advertising. The latest clutch of GDPR complaints aimed at the real-time bidding (RTB) system have been filed in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain. All the complaints argue that RTB en...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Privacy, Advertising Tech, France, Tech, Spain, European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Data Protection, Ad Tech


You’re Not Alone When You’re on Google

We know that. But the “privacy paradox” means we still act like we are.
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Social Media, Google Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Data-Mining and Database Marketing


Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google’s commitment to privacy

Google has been trying to portray itself as privacy-focused. But a new report shows Google tracks many of your online purchases, even if they are bought from a non-Google affiliated store like Amazon. The post Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google’s commitment to privacy appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Gmail, Privacy, Trends, Web, Purchases, Sundar Pichai


Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

Amnesty International fears its staff may be ‘surveilled via NSO Pegasus software’The Israeli firm linked to this week’s WhatsApp hack is facing a lawsuit backed by Amnesty International, which says it fears its staff may be under surveillance from spyware installed via the messaging service. Related: WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Israel, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International, Data and computer security, NSO Pegasus


China Social Credit System Already Has 13 Million Blacklisted

China’s Orwellian social credit system (which will rate the everyday activities of the country’s 1.4 billion citizens) will “help the country restore social trust” according to a state-run tabloid, with over 13.49 million citizens already being blacklisted by the system as “untrustworthy” – despite the fact that it has not officially launched yet. Data divulged […]
Tags: Politics, Technology, Privacy, China, International, Anime, Made In China


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


Chelsea Manning is back in jail after refusing to cooperate with WikiLeaks investigation

Following a week-long release from an Alexandria, Virginia detention center, Chelsea Manning is back in jail. Manning was jailed in March for her refusal to cooperate with a grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks. Manning has made her position on the grand jury well known and refuses to cooperate with its proceedings on principle. Her release last week came as the grand jury that issued her a subpoena in January expired, though the grand jury that issued Manning her latest subpoena won’t expire...
Tags: TC, Privacy, Obama, US, Tech, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Manning, Alexandria Virginia, Red Dead Redemption, Wikileaks Manning, Anthony Trenga, Moira Meltzer Cohen, Meltzer Cohen, U S Army Manning


Update Your Google Pay Privacy Settings Now

Google Pay is a convenient way to consolidate your various payment methods under one account, and makes online shopping that much more streamlined. However, there are a few default Google Pay options you may want to consider opting out of if you’re concerned about how much of your personal data and credit information…Read more...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Online Shopping, Lifehacks, Google Pay


Keep Your Financial Information Private By Opting Out Of These Google Pay Settings

Google Pay is a convenient way to consolidate your various payment methods under one account, and makes online shopping that much more streamlined. However, there are a few default Google Pay options you may want to consider opting out of if you’re concerned about how much of your personal data and credit information…Read more...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Online Shopping, Lifehacks, Google Pay


Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief

Report calling for 5G ban in UK comes as Netherlands said to be investigating Huawei espionageHuawei should be completely banned from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”, according to a report by a Conservative MP and two academics.They argue that a decision announced by Theresa May last month, following a fraught meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), to allow the company to supply “non-core” equipment should be ...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Privacy, China, Conservative, UK News, Surveillance, Theresa May, Netherlands, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, MI6, Huawei, 5g, National Security Council NSC


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


New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011

Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor., The bugs are reminiscent of Meltdown and Spectre, which exploited a weakness in speculative execution, an important part of how modern processors work. Speculative execution helps processors predict to a certain degree what an application or operating system might need next and in the near-future, making the app run faster ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Hardware, Microsoft, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Intel, Hack, Computer Hardware, Computers, Mozilla, Amd, Meltdown, Spectre


‘Use without an account’ brings Incognito Mode to Google Search App

At the recent Google I/O 2019, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Incognito Mode will soon come to Google Maps and Search. Prior to the announcement, a couple of new additions were seen in Google app for Android. You may now notice a new “Manage your Google Account” option when you tap your Google account picture from the top right. This new setting offers one-tap access to control the privacy and security settings for a certain Google product. Besides, a new “Use without an account” option is vi...
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Google Search, Blogging, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, How To's, Incognito Mode, Google App


Huawei 'prepared to sign no-spy agreement with UK government'

Chinese telecoms company’s chairman says concerns about surveillance are overblownHuawei’s chairman has said the Chinese company would be prepared to sign a “no-spy agreement” with the British government to reassure politicians it has no intention of allowing its technology to be used for surveillance.Speaking on a visit to London, Liang Hua said the company did not want to spy on western consumers and that concerns about Chinese laws requiring the company to cooperate with the regime’s intellig...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Privacy, UK News, World news, Surveillance, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Huawei, London Liang Hua


WhatsApp spyware attack was attempt to hack human rights data, says lawyer

NSO Group technology reportedly used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.The lawyer, who asked not to be named, is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group whose sophisticated Pegasus malware has reportedly been used ...
Tags: UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Canada, Data and computer security, Pegasus, NSO Group


WhatsApp spyware vulnerability: targeted lawyer says attempt was desperate

NSO Group technology used against lawyer involved in civil case against the Israeli surveillance firmThe UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.The lawyer, who asked not to be named, is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group whose sophisticated Pegasus malware has reportedly been used against Mex...
Tags: UK, Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Canada, Data and computer security, Pegasus, NSO Group


Google announces $11.2 million grant fund for organizations working on safety

Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, just announced a new grant fund for European organizations. This fund in particular will support nonprofits, universities, research teams and for-profit social enterprises working on safety issues and combatting abuse. Google .org has already partnered with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to help organizations in the U.K. But they want to take this program one step further by expanding to other organizations across Europe. Each eligible organiz...
Tags: Google, Europe, Privacy, Digital, Tech, Policy, Paris, New Zealand, Google.org, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Australia India


WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability

The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function.The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability. Continue re...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, World news, Malware, Whatsapp, Data and computer security, Financial Times, NSO Group



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