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The best VPN services for 2019

Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network — aka a VPN — is a decent solution. Check out a few of the best VPN services on the market. The post The best VPN services for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Buying Guides, Computing, Web, Norton, Privacy, VPN


Non Sequiturs: 03.24.19

* In the wake of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's retirement, I predicted that Chief Justice John Roberts, a staunch institutionalist when it comes to the Supreme Court, would serve as a moderating influence at SCOTUS -- and so far that seems to be the case, with Adam Feldman noting a "a mild liberalizing over time" in JGR's jurisprudence. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, it's high time for the Court to resolve the messy circuit split on email privacy under the Stored Communications Act, ac...
Tags: Non-Sequiturs, Academic Freedom, Adam Feldman, American Bar Association / ABA, Brian Frye, Brian L. Frye, Christopher J. Ryan Jr, Demand Justice, Education / Schools, Email, Emails, Fastcase, Free Speech, John Roberts, Judicial Nominations, Judicial Nominees


When a Phone App Opens Your Apartment Door, but You Just Want a Key

Residents of a Manhattan building where tenants must use an app to open the lobby door have filed a lawsuit challenging the practice.
Tags: Locks and Keys, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Mobile Applications, Landlords, Privacy, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Smartphones, Discrimination, Rosenthal, Linda B, Hell's Kitchen (Manhattan, NY, New York City


FEMA Breach Exposes Personal Data and Banking Information of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency may have put the personally identifying information of millions of disaster survivors at risk of fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.Read more...
Tags: Fema, Department Of Homeland Security, Office Of Inspector General, Privacy, Privacy And Security, Data Breach


US disaster agency exposed private data of 2.3m hurricane and wildfire survivors

Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal information, including bank details, with outside contractorThe US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice of Inspector General.The survivors, who were affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the 2017 wildfires in California , had provided their information to the Federal Emerg...
Tags: US news, Privacy, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Hurricanes, US politics, Data protection, Technology


US disaster agency exposed data of 2.3m hurricane and wildfire survivors

Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal data, including bank details, with outside contractorThe US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice of Inspector General.The survivors, who were affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the 2017 wildfires in California , had provided their information to the Federal Emergency Ma...
Tags: US news, Privacy, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Hurricanes, US politics, Data protection, Technology


FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

Potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Privacy


Kanopy privacy breach reveals which movies members have been streaming

Free video streaming site, Kanopy, has been inadvertently publishing millions of lines of web log data for days, according to a new security report. A bad actor could guess a person's identity and see what they've been watching. The post Kanopy privacy breach reveals which movies members have been streaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home Theater, News, Free Streaming, Kanopy, Privacy, User Information


Online privacy tips for 2019

Keith Axline at The Tools We Need, writes that if you haven't already, switch to Firefox and install Privacy Badger, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin, Decentraleyes, CanvasBlocker and Smart Referrer. Use 1.1.1.1 as your DNS and change your default search engine. He explains why: A Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online.
Tags: Post, Privacy, Tips


‘Up to 600 million’ Facebook passwords stored in plain text: Report

The passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees for years, according to a report by KrebsOnSecurity. According to the report, Facebook is probing a series of security failures in which employees built applications... ...
Tags: Facebook, Mobile, News, Social Media, KrebsOnSecurity, Passwords, Privacy


Morning Docket: 03.22.19

* It's cliché to label this, "but their emails" right? [NY Times] * R. Kelly wants to see this sex tape. Let's presume it's for defense purposes. [TMZ] * Navigating the privacy waters between GDPR and CCPA. [Corporate Counsel] * Gordon Caplan has a court date with Aunt Becky. [American Lawyer] * While eDiscovery has been a thing for over a decade, a new study confirms that a lot of firms still don't understand it. [Legaltech News] * The SPLC removed its founder...folks around the work they ...
Tags: Morning Docket, eDiscovery, GDPR, Gordon Caplan, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Privacy, Southern Poverty Law Center


1,600 people secretly recorded

They placed hidden cameras inside wall sockets and hair dryers to catch a glimpse of hotel guests sans clothing in 30 motels across 10 cities in South Korea. Then they uploaded the covert videos of intimate activities online for profit. This new hotel spycam scandal involving four men is inciting outrage among South Koreans already on edge about the scourge of undercover filming which has swept their country. In September 2018, The New York Times explained that more than 30,000 cases of cland...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Privacy, Bbc, New York Times, Seoul, All, Giza, Korea Herald, Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency


Facebook stored millions of passwords as plain text

"Change your Facebook password right now" is the instructive title of a news story at Wired today, sourced to a report at Krebs on Security. Lily Hay Newman: On Thursday, following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram to be stored as plaintext in an internal platform. This means that thousands of Facebook employees could have searched for and foun...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Instagram, Privacy, Krebs, Lily Hay Newman, Security Facebook, Facebook Facebook Lite


Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plain Text

The social media company confirmed this after a security researcher posted about the issue online.
Tags: Facebook, News, Privacy, Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords


The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work

If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting co-workers.
Tags: Computers and the Internet, Text Messaging, Laptop Computers, Workplace Environment, Privacy, Your-feed-work, Your-feed-selfcare


Two arrested for hiding cameras in motel rooms and charging for access to livestreams

Some 1,600 people were secretly livestreamed while staying in South Korean motel rooms where cameras had been hidden by criminals who operated a 4,000-user service for voyeurs, where a $45/month upcharge bought subscribers the right to access replays and other extra services. South Korea has been rocked by scandals and protests over men who hide cameras in women's toilets and secretly record them and then nonconsensually share the videos; there have also been multiple scandals involving so-...
Tags: Gadgets, South Korea, Post, Business, Gender, News, Privacy, Voyeurism, National Police Agency, James Griffiths, Cyber Investigation Department, Crime South-korea, Sophie Jeong


Does European data privacy regulation help entrench U.S. tech firms?

Roslyn Layton, AEI, in November: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), along with similarly heavy-handed regimes such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act, entrenches established platforms that have the resources to meet their onerous compliance requirements. Since the GDPR’s implementation in May, the rank and market share of small- and medium-sized ad tech companies has declined by 18 to 32 percent in the EU, while these measures have increased for Google, Facebook, and Amazon. ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Technology, Privacy, Law, California, Uncategorized, Eu, Gdpr, Google Facebook, Alex Stamos, James Pethokoukis, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Antonio Garcia Martinez


Either the CEO of AT&T Staged a Robocall During a Live Interview or No One Is Immune to This Plague

The robocalling problem just keeps getting worse and worse—last year, the Federal Communications Commission ordered telecommunications executives to start doing something about the problem, which one report in January 2019 estimated had exploded to the tune of 26.3 billion robocalls placed to U.S. numbers annually.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Wireless, Phones, Att, Apple Watch, Robocalls, AT amp, Randall Stephenson


Spy-Cam Ring Recorded 1,600 Hotel Guests for a Subscription Porn Site

South Korean authorities say as many as 1,600 motel guests in the country were secretly recorded last year as part of an illegal spy-cam ring that included thousands of patrons. Tiny cameras were concealed inside of TVs and power sockets, among other locations, in 42 motel rooms in 10 cities.Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Privacy, Sex Crimes, Hidden Cameras


Tech We’re Using: Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.

Armed with an Olympus recorder, she’s spent time with Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper. Here’s how Taffy Brodesser-Akner of The New York Times Magazine tries to make herself unobtrusive in interviews.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, New York Times, Bradley Cooper, New York Times Magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paltrow, Gwyneth, Computers and the Internet, Taffy Brodesser Akner, Recording Equipment, Taffy Is Low Tech


Lawyer petitions Supreme Court to quash ‘undemocratic’ Aadhaar ordinance

Reepak Kansal, a lawyer, filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking that the Aadhar ordinance be quashed. Kansal said that the Centre promulgated and approved the Aadhaar and Others Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 in a hurry, to overturn the Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar, reported Business... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Government, Ordinance, UIDAI, Kansal, Aaadhaar, Reepak Kansal


Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Robert Anderson Contributor Robert Anderson served for 21 years in the FBI, retiring as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch. He is currently an advisor at The Chertoff Group and the chief executive of Cyber Defense Labs. Over the past several years, the law enforcement community has grown increasingly concerned about the conduct of digital investigations as technology providers enhance the security protections of thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Security, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Privacy, Law, Australia, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption, Cryptography, Fbi


Opera’s VPN returns to its Android browser

Opera had a couple of tumultuous years behind it, but it looks like the Norwegian browser maker (now in the hands of a Chinese consortium) is finding its stride again and refocusing its efforts on its flagship mobile and desktop browsers. Before the sale, Opera offered a useful stand-alone and built-in VPN service. Somehow, the built-in VPN stopped working after the acquisition. My understanding is that this had something to do with the company being split into multiple parts, with the VPN se...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Tech, Barcelona, Vpn, Norway, Opera, Online Privacy, Online Security, MWC, Wallman, America Asia, Virtual Private Networks


Xiaomi launches Mi Pay as a UPI app on Indian Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its UPI payment app, for Xiaomi smartphone users in India. MIUI users can install Mi Pay from the Mi Store. Users can login with their Mi account or use another account. With Mi Pay, users can also pay utility bills (water, electricity, gas, phone recharges) across 120... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Policy, Regulation, Xiaomi, UPI, RBI, Digital Payments, Data Localisation


Should Facebook Spying Be Used to Keep Kids From Dangerous Parents?

Last year, an English child protection worker was assigned a case where a mother was deemed a high risk to her baby’s safety. It’s the worker’s job to protect the child and, if necessary, separate the mother from her kid. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Right Vs Wrong


Twitter cracks down on API abuse, will charge B2B devs

To prevent its own Cambridge Analytica and make sure it’s getting paid for its data, Twitter will audit developers using its APIs. Starting June 19th, Twitter will require any app that calls a recent tweets from or mentions of a user more than 100,000 times per day to submit their app for review. If a developer proves they have a legitimate consumer use case, like running a third-party Twitter client or doing research, they’ll be granted free access to the API at the same rate they have to...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Twitter, Privacy, Developer, Tech, Policy, Payments, Twitter API, Cambridge Analytica, Yoel Roth


It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

In a dusty plastic bin under my bed lies at least four laptops, six cellphones, and a half-dozen hard drives. I have no idea what’s on any of them. Most of these devices predate the cloud-storage era, and so likely contain solitary copies of photos, texts, and emails, among other confidential files (porn?) that I’d…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hardware, Privacy, Data Destruction


Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information

Several Sprint customers have said they are seeing other customers’ personal information in their online accounts. One reader emailed TechCrunch with several screenshots describing the issue, warning that they could see other Sprint customers’ names and phone numbers. The reader said they informed the phone giant of the issue, and a Sprint representative said they had “several calls pertaining to the same issue.” In all, the reader saw 22 numbers in a two-hour period, they said. Several other...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Tech, Companies, Telecommunications, Sprint, Telephony, Caller ID, Madeline Finch


EU gov’t and public health sites lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech


EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches including queries related to HIV, mental health, pregnancy, alcoholism and cancer to examine how frequently European Internet users are tracked when accessing national health service webpages to look for publicly funded information about se...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Advertising Tech, Youtube, France, Germany, Marketing, Google Search, Tech