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At Least Three Hollywood Private Schools Had Their Servers Hacked Recently

In a string of attacks, several of Los Angeles’ most elite private schools have had their servers hacked in recent weeks, leaving confidential teacher information and parent contact details exposed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Los Angeles, Anonymous, Hacking, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Internet Privacy, Zoe Kazan, Entertainment Culture, Internet Based Activism, Hacker Groups, Computer Law, Least Three Hollywood Private Schools


Consider Your Data Privacy When Making MyHeritage 'Deepfakes'

One should always get a little privacy-skeptical when there’s a new flavor-of-the-week meme making the rounds. This time, it’s MyHeritage’s “Deep Nostalgia” photo animation tool, which renders pretty realistic deepfake animations from images you upload to the service.Read more...
Tags: Computing, Lifehacks, Deep Learning, Special Effects, Identity Theft, Internet Privacy, MyHeritage, Computer Graphics, Deepfake, Academic Disciplines, Communication Design, Artificial Intelligence Applications


TikTok to Pay $92 Million Settlement in Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Privacy Violations

TikTok has agreed to fork over $92 million to settle a class-action complaint regarding alleged privacy violations, including claims that the app and its predecessor, Musical.ly, collected personal data without users’ consent for tracking and ad targeting purposes. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, Software, Gizmodo, Terms Of Service, John Lee, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Video Software, Bytedance, Musically, Tiktok, US TikTok, Application Software


Facebook's New Ad Campaign Tries To Remind You That Targeted Ads Are Good, Actually

Just two months after running a full-page ad decrying Apple’s impending updates, Facebook is rolling out another campaign meant to defend the targeted ads that make up about 98% of its multi-billion dollar revenue stream.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Ipads, Software, Grace Jones, Operating Systems, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Internet Privacy, Dipayan Ghosh, Social Information Processing


The 10 Best Deals of February 25, 2021

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Tags: Amazon, Science, Video Games, Steve Jobs, Intel, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Apple Inc, M1, Juicer, Tom, Vivitar, Internet Privacy


Enable Firefox's 'Total Cookie Protection' for Less Web Tracking

It’s unlikely we’ll ever be able to live a tracker-free life online, but we appreciate the companies doing what they can to at least make tracking users a lot harder, technologically. If you’re a Firefox fan, Mozilla has just launched a new “Total Cookie Protection” mode that basically isolates all of a website’s…Read more...
Tags: Firefox, Web Analytics, Web Browsers, Software, Mozilla, Tracking, Lifehacks, Free Software, Internet Privacy, Privacy Badger, Web Tracking, Noscript, Google Chrome Extensions, Http Cookie, Technology Internet, Firefox Add Ons




What Parents Need to Know About Discord

If you—or your teenager—are into gaming, you’ve likely at least heard of Discord, even if you haven’t used it yourself. It’s one more way for teenagers to connect with their friends and chat about gaming or other topics via private or public servers, individual messages, or group chats. But, as with any social network…Read more...
Tags: Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Freeware, Internet Privacy, Internet Relay Chat, Instant Messaging Clients, Discord, Alt Tech, Proprietary Software, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet, Draftshiey Discord


Firefox's Latest Update Promises Complete Cookie Control—With Just A Few Caveats

Mozilla beefed up Firefox’s already impressive arsenal of privacy-preserving tech on Tuesday with the addition of a new tool in its flagship browser: Total Cookie Protection. As the name suggests, the feature promises to put the lid on any creepy cookies or third-party tracking tech that might want to track your…Read more...
Tags: Firefox, Science, Web Browsers, Software, Hacking, Mozilla, Tracking, Free Software, World Wide Web, Internet Privacy, Session, Computer Access Control, Http Cookie, Technology Internet


Clubhouse Promises to Get Its Security Under Control (Again)

Clubhouse—the invitation-only audio app best known for courting everyone from Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg—has promised to implement new safeguards after suffering its second high-profile security snafu this month. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Science, Privacy, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Clubhouse, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Information Security, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


California DMV Warns Millions of Records May Have Been Exposed in Worrisome Data Breach

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has warned state residents that over a year’s worth of data—including customer addresses and license plate numbers—may have been compromised in a recent cyberattack on a third-party contractor.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, California, Ransomware, Data Breach, Security Breaches, Data Security, Computer Security, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet, DMV Warns Millions of Records


It Looks Like Google’s Starting to Update Its Major iOS Apps

There are signs the waiting could be over. It seems like Google has finally decided to start updating its major iOS apps. The company released an update for YouTube this weekend, more than two months after its last update. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Privacy, Youtube, Google Search, Computing, Ios 6, App Store, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet, Science And Technology In The United States


Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

A group of researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has determined that Clubhouse’s data protection practices allowed its users’ data, possibly including their raw audio, to potentially be accessed by the Chinese government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Tor, Software, Computing, Microsoft Office, Clubhouse, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Stanford Internet Observatory, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet


Apple's Keeping Google's Prying Eyes Out Of iOS 14

If you regularly use Apple’s Safari browser, you’re probably familiar with its “Fraudulent Website Warning,” which gives you a heads up if the site you’re about to visit might be, say, an elaborate phishing scam. What you probably didn’t know is that until now, this safety feature relied on an obscure Google database…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Google Search, Safari, Software, Computing, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet




Favicons Could Be the Supercookie That Tracks You Everywhere

As Apple prepares to launch its anti-tracking update for iOS, Facebook and other companies that have built their business on invading users’ privacy are nervous about the future. But there’s always a new vulnerability waiting to be discovered. For instance, researchers now claim that a website’s favicon can be used to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Web Browsers, World Wide Web, User Interfaces, Tab, Internet Privacy, Http Cookie, User Interface Techniques, Technology Internet, Favicons, Graphical User Interfaces


How to Ditch WhatsApp for Good

If you use WhatsApp, the incredibly popular messaging app owned by Facebook, chances are you’ve encountered the news surrounding their ever-changing privacy policy. While the service seems to continually shift from more to secure to less secure and back again, you may feel like it’s time to pack up your data and find…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Google Wants to Beat Apple at Its Own Game

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Google was “exploring an alternative” to to the anti-ad-tracking features that Apple will soon begin rolling out in iOS 14. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Companies, Computing, Apple Inc, Mobile App, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet


Don't Friend Your Kid's Teacher on Social Media

This year, I have seen my son’s fourth grade teacher in person exactly one time—and that one time was a fluke in which I was signing him into school after a morning doctor’s appointment and she happened to walk into the office to collect some paperwork. Other than that, I have had one virtual parent-teacher conference…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Terms Of Service, Human Interest, Internet Privacy


What Facebook's Privacy Policies Don't Tell You

Folks, I’m gonna be honest with you. Over my (short) tenure covering digital privacy, I’ve seen my fair share of deeply shitty tech companies pulling deeply shitty stunts in attempts to profit off our personal data. Facebook is one of the names that comes up most frequently here, and that’s partially because their…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Identity Management, Social Media, Whatsapp, Digital Privacy, Software, Computing, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Technology_internet




Police and Fire Departments in 48 U.S. States Are Reportedly Involved in Amazon’s Ring Program

If you have an Amazon Ring smart doorbell, there’s something you should know. A growing number of fire and police departments are interested in your doorbell—or to be frank, in its camera footage—especially if they feel it can help them in their investigations. In fact, there are now 2,014 departments in the program…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Crime, Articles, Surveillance, Software, Ring, Neighbors, Internet Privacy, Crime Mapping, U S States Are Reportedly Involved in Amazon


Tim, It's Pronounced Facebook

It’s been a big day in privacy land for Apple, but among a flurry of privacy-related announcements from the Cupertino-based company, the juiciest was perhaps a speech by CEO Tim Cook at CPDP 2021. In the roughly 15-minute opening keynote, Cook took several, savage potshots at a certain social media company that might…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Cook, Privacy, Tim Cook, Computing, Apple Watch, Cupertino, Apple Store, Nerd Culture, Apple Inc, Internet Privacy, Businesspeople


It Looks Like Facebook Might Be Gearing Up for a Big Antitrust Battle with Apple

While it might seem ridiculous for Facebook to accuse any other company of having monopolistic tendencies, apparently the social media giant has spent the past several months preparing for an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Technology, Software, Itunes, Computing, App Store, Apple Inc, Internet Privacy, War_conflict


Utah Lawmakers Want to Make Catfishing Illegal

House lawmakers in Utah are weighing a package of bills aimed at strengthening privacy protections and protecting citizens when they’re online. One piece of legislation that’s up for consideration would make catfishing a criminal offense in some cases.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Articles, Social Issues, House, Anonymity, Data Security, Digital Rights, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Karianne Lisonbee, Information Privacy, Dataveillance, Technology_internet


Facebook Says a ‘Configuration Change’ Is the Reason a Ton of Users Were Logged Out on Friday

Facebook users took Twitter and other social media platforms on Friday to report that they had, for no explicit reason, been logged out of the big blue app. Memes and the phrase “So Facebook” quickly popped up during the incident, which the company apologized for on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, iPhone 4, Operating Systems, Engadget, Internet Privacy, Facebook Says, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Criticism Of Facebook


How to delete yourself from the internet with 5 different methods

If you're committed to eliminating most of your online presence, there are a number of steps you can take to do so. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images You can attempt to delete yourself from the internet by removing your information from online sites, services, and searches.  There are formal processes you can use to delete yourself from most online services, such as shopping sites, social media platforms, and data collection sites.  Here are the top five things you need to do to remove all —...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Internet, California, Trends, Social Media, Off The Grid, Amazon Best, Dave Johnson, Internet Privacy, Tech Insider, Spokeo, Andrew Brookes Getty, BI-freelancer


What is DuckDuckGo? How to use the search engine as a more private, tracking-free alternative to Google

You can use the DuckDuckGo search engine for safe, private web searches. Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty Images DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that prioritizes its users' personal privacy and security. DuckDuckGo does not use cookies, collect your IP address or personal information, or create any kind of personal profile about you. DuckDuckGo delivers the exact same search results to everyone, so it avoids the filter bubble effect that happens when Google customizes search results ba...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Trends, Search Engines, Bing, Duckduckgo, Google Bing, Dave Johnson, Wolfram Alpha, Internet Privacy, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


AmmoLand News Is Launching A Guide To Internet Privacy & Safety for U.S. Readers

Opinion AmmoLand News Is Launching A Guide To Internet Privacy & Safety for U.S. Readers U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- People on the internet think they are anonymous. The scary truth is that no one on the internet is truly anonymous. Companies like Google and Facebook log every site you visit and everything you buy online. What you do on the Internet lives on forever in someone's database. Companies across the web build profiles of internet users to be able to target them with advertisements. I...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Guns, US, America, United States, Mpaa, John, Nazi, Pool, Riaa, Jack Dorsey, Jones, Dorsey


Russia Fines Facebook $47 Over Citizens' Data Privacy Dispute

Yes, you read that right! Russia has fined Facebook with 3,000 rubles, roughly $47, for not complying with the country's controversial Data Localization law. It's bizarre and unbelievable, but true. In December last year, Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor sent notifications to Twitter and Facebook asking them to provide information about the location of servers that [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Facebook, Russia, Tech, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Data Privacy, Data Security, Wang Wei, Roskomnadzor, Internet Privacy, Data Protection Law, Data Localization Law