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Signal Threatens to Pull Out of the U.S. If Congress Passes Bullshit Anti-Encryption Bill

Signal, the popular and trusted encrypted messaging app, might not be available in the U.S. should a certain bill make it through Congress.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Encryption, Bill, Signal, Congress Read, Bullshit Bills, Signal Threatens, Congress Passes Bullshit Anti Encryption

Zoom creates information security council, appoints Alex Stamos in advisory role

After a series of security and privacy mishaps, Zoom has taken further steps to allay fears of its privacy and security, the company announced in a blog post yesterday. To start with, the company has created a Chief Information Security Officers Council (CISO Council) to advise it, with CISOs from HSBC and NTT Data, among […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Hsbc, Zoom, NTT, Alex Stamos, CISO Council

Zoom Rushes to Improve Privacy for Consumers Flooding Its Service

The features that allowed companies to hop on videoconferences also made it easy for trolls to hijack meetings and harass students.
Tags: News, Privacy, Yuan, E-learning, Computer Security, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Eric S, Enterprise Computing, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Zoom Video Communications, Videophones and Videoconferencing, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

The Lesson We Are Learning From Zoom

The popular app offered the simplest path to videoconferencing in a pandemic. That doesn’t make it the right path to take.
Tags: News, Privacy, Software, Computer Security, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Zoom Video Communications, Videophones and Videoconferencing, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Research: How location-tracking apps could stop the spread of coronavirus

Nearly half of the world’s population is now locked down in their homes to avoid spreading the coronavirus. With a vaccine likely still many months away, many countries are looking for ways they can get their people and economies moving again without risking further deaths. New research suggests that using an app to track people’s movements and identify and isolate anyone who has come into contact with an infected person could be critical in avoiding or leaving lockdown. This kind of contact-tra...
Tags: Startups, South Korea, Privacy, China, Tech, Syndication

How to Strengthen Lock Screen Security on Your Pixel 4

Android’s April 2020 security patch includes an essential improvement for the Pixel 4's facial recognition feature. It’s simple, but important upgrade to your phone’s security: A person’s eyes must now be open to unlock the phone via the Pixel’s facial recognition technology.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Privacy, Lifehacks, Google Pixel

Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Sure Has a Lot of Ties to the Far Right

Clearview AI, the dystopian face recognition company that claims to have amassed a database of billions of photos, signed contracts with hundreds of law enforcement agencies, and shopped its app around to the rich and powerful, has extensive links to the far right, according to a Huffington Post investigation. In…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Law Enforcement, Chuck Johnson, Huffington Post, Face Recognition, Far Right, White Supremacy, ClearView, Neo Nazis, Hmmm, Wesearchr, Clearview AI, Creepy Face Recognition Firm Clearview, Hoan Ton That

Privacy Cannot Be a Casualty of the Coronavirus

Many Americans now rely on digital tools to work remotely and stay connected. They shouldn’t have to sacrifice their privacy to use them.
Tags: News, Privacy, Yuan, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Eric S, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Zoom Video Communications, Videophones and Videoconferencing, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Verily Life Sciences LLC

More reporting links Clearview AI to Trump-aligned racists, neo-Nazis, and alt-right trolls

A Huffington Post investigation out today lays out even more evidence of facial surveillance tech company Clearview AI's ties to the alt-right. Clearview AI has alarmed privacy experts, and has hired several far-right employees, a HuffPost investigation found. My latest investigation is about Clearview AI, a secretive facial recognition company. Lots of privacy concerns. Even scarier: Clearview has ties to the alt-right and even had far-right extremists working for it until I reached out t...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Business, Politics, Texas, Technology, News, Privacy, Congress, Nazis, US, Walmart, Read, World, Surveillance

How to increase your privacy and security in Zoom

Worried about Zoom's latest privacy and security concerns? Learn how to stay safe while using the service.
Tags: Security, Privacy, Trends, Web, How-to, Computing, Zoom

Zoom shares crash as security + privacy concerns grow

The video conferencing app Zoom has become suddenly ubiquitous over the past few weeks, as the coronavirus shutdown closes schools, businesses, and keeps us all indoors. Shares of Zoom dropped 9% on Monday, adding to their sharp declines in recent days, as security and privacy vulnerabilities are reported. There is also new competition from other established video conferencing apps, who have access to more capital than Zoom. Skype, owned by Microsoft, is but one. The stock had surged to a reco...
Tags: Security, Post, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Tech News, Credit Suisse, Skype, Zoom, Reuters, New York City Department of Education, Zoom Video Communications Inc

Zoom Caught in Cybersecurity Debate — Here's Everything You Need To Know

Over the past few weeks, the use of Zoom video conferencing software has exploded ever since it emerged the platform of choice to host everything from cabinet meetings to yoga classes amidst the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and work from home became the new normal. The app has skyrocketed to 200 million daily users from an average of 10 million in December — along with a 535 percent increase [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Privacy, Tech, Cybersecurity, Apple Software, Computer Security, Zoom, Video Conferencing Software, Best Privacy Tools, Windows Software, Computer Security Conference, Ravie Lakshmanan

New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns

As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service. “Providing a safe and secure remote learning experience for our students is essential, and upon further review of security concerns, schools should move away from using Zoom as soon as possible,” said Danielle Filson, a spokesperson for the New York City Dept. of Education. “There are man...
Tags: Security, Apps, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Fiction, New York City, Articles, Tech, Spokesperson, Brooklyn, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Cyber Command, Teleconferencing, Dept of Education

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

Weighing an idea that might once have been relegated to science fiction, Italy once again finds itself in the unfortunate vanguard of Western democracies grappling with the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Privacy, Research, Italy, Epidemics, Antibodies, Genetics and Heredity, Politics And Government, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Before suing NSO Group, Facebook allegedly sought their software to better spy on users

Facebook’s WhatsApp is in the midst of a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance outfit NSO Group. But before complaining about the company’s methods, Facebook seems to have wanted to use them for its own purposes, according to testimony from NSO founder Shalev Hulio. Last year brought news of an exploit that could be used to install one of NSO’s spyware packages, Pegasus, on devices using WhatsApp. The latter sued the former over it, saying that over a hundred human rights activists, jou...
Tags: Apple, Security, Social, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, Tech, Whatsapp, Pegasus, Vpn, Jeff Bezos, NSO, Onavo, Facebook A Facebook, NSO Group, Shalev Hulio

Google rolls back SameSite cookie changes to keep essential online services from breaking

Google today announced that it will temporarily roll back the changes it recently made to how its Chrome browser handles cookies in order to ensure that sites that perform essential services like banking, online grocery, government services and healthcare won’t become inaccessible to Chrome users during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The new SameSite rules, which the company started rolling out to a growing number of Chrome users in recent months, are meant to make it harder for sites to acce...
Tags: Chrome, Google-chrome, Google, TC, Privacy, Tech, Web Browsers, Browsers, Cookies, World Wide Web, Justin Schuh, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Zoom Now Under Investigation by at Least 2 States Over Security Complaints

Multiple state attorneys general are banding together in an investigation of teleconferencing software Zoom, whose exponential growth in the past few weeks amid the social distancing measures imposed during the covid-19 pandemic has been marred by an off-putting number of security issues.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Hackers, Zoom, Teleconferencing, Zoombombing

Zoom transmits your info through China, and uses non-standard encryption, researchers say

A team of researchers at The Citizen Lab says the suddenly popular videoconferencing app Zoom uses a non-standard method of encryption, and transmits user information through China. If true, huge: the concern is that China could have access to all the encryption keys needed to access the contents of all those calls. Read the report: Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings By Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton April 3, 2020 The r...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Asia, Post, UK, Technology, News, Privacy, China, Tech News, Harvard, Boris Johnson, North America, Zoom, Gordon Corera, Beijing China

Zoom: Thousands of calls found via web search, thanks to default file naming scheme after users saved them in unprotected spaces like open AWS S3 buckets

Everyone is using Zoom for everything from pandemic family gatherings to A.A. meetings to therapy sessions to teaching college classes, but the app has newly revealed and very concerning security vulnerabilities. The contents of thousands of video calls made on the app Zoom were exposed on the open web, and easily available via common web search tools. The Washington Post reports that many of the videos, which callers assumed were private, include personally identifiable information and deeply...
Tags: Security, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Washington Post, Tech News, Zoom, Drew Harwell, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Shutdown, Shut-ins, Videoconferencing Apps

After growing 20x and facing privacy missteps, Zoom freezes feature updates for 3 months

After a series of security missteps, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan announced a six month feature update freeze, saying the company would make privacy and security its priority. This comes as Zoom claimed its user base ballooned from 10 million to 200 million in a matter of months due to lockdowns around the world, following […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Zoom, Eric S Yuan

After growing 20x and facing privacy missteps, Zoom freezes feature updates for 6 months

After a series of security missteps, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan announced a six month feature update freeze, saying the company would make privacy and security its priority. This comes as Zoom claimed its user base ballooned from 10 million to 200 million in a matter of months due to lockdowns around the world, following […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Zoom, Eric S Yuan

Using AI responsibly to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is president of Going Global Ventures, an advisor at Boston Consulting Group, a digital fellow at IPsoft and a leading global AI expert and digital cognitive strategist and venture capitalist. More posts by this contributor The American AI Initiative: A good first step, of many Irakli Beridze Contributor ...
Tags: Security, Column, Hong Kong, Europe, Privacy, Government, China, Time, Tech, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Pandora, Thailand, United States

Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer

The coronavirus has relaxed many parents’ stances on communication apps. Here are some ground rules.
Tags: News, Parenting, Privacy, Child Pornography, Children and Childhood

A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People’s LinkedIn Profiles

After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Surveillance, Times, Computer Security, Zoom, Mobile Applications, LinkedIn Corporation, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Zoom Video Communications, Videophones and Videoconferencing, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Eric S. Yuan

Crow for them, Pai for us: American Internet policies outpace Europe’s in the crisis

As demand for videoconferencing and other online services soars in the pandemic emergency, European policymakers “are now eating crow and entreating video platforms to downgrade the quality of their streams, an about face from the regulatory dogma that ‘all data is equal'” You mean net neutrality wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? On dubious European concepts of data privacy, meanwhile: “The GDPR’s forced data minimization has dulled the effectiveness and granularity of data from mobile apps, d...
Tags: Europe, Privacy, Law, Singapore, Uncategorized, Social Media, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Stewart Baker, Crow, Roslyn Layton AEI, Alec Stapp, COVID, COVID-19 virus

Privacy, in the time of coronavirus, should not be compromised

To what extent should one be bothered by privacy violations while much of the world seems to be under an existential threat? The answer is quite a lot, actually — same as at any other time. Why fundamental rights remain immutable There are two reasons for being extra mindful of your rights in “interesting times”, […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Surveillance, Views, Coronavirus, Privacy and COVID-19, Surveillance and COVID-19

Don't Click on Links in Public Zoom Chats Right Now

There happens to be a vulnerability in the way Zoom converts URLs into hyperlinks that hackers can use to collect your Windows login credentials and potentially access your desktop remotely. Until Zoom fixes this, resist the urge to click URLs from people you don’t trust—namely all those public Zoom meetings you’ve…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Windows, Lifehacks, Data Security, Zoom, Public Zoom Chats Right Now

'Misleading marketing': Zoom video meetings may not be as secure as you think

Despite claims, Zoom's video and audio meetings don't support end-to-end encryption, according to a recent report from The Intercept.End-to-end encryption is an especially strong form of security that, in theory, scrambles online data so that it's decipherable only to the sender and receiver.Zoom also faces a class-action lawsuit after a Motherboard report showed how the platform passed on user data to third parties. Zoom, the video conferencing platform, has become wildly popular as millions...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Cybersecurity, Innovation, Zoom, TCP, Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, AES, UDP, Facebook Inc Facebook, Microsoft Teams Signal Clickmeeting

DJ Hard Hitta – “Privacy” (Feat. Scotty & T-Top) (Video)

Hailing from Houston, TX, DJ Hard Hitta mixes tech and music with his new single PRIVACY featuring two of the top battle rappers of the era, T-Top and Scotty. DJ Hard Hitta is no stranger to staying ahead of the curve, having worked with numerous artists in the entertainment industry. Hard Hitta’s work record has stretched far and wide, from Rap-A-Lot Records, Sauce Walka to Nipsey Hussle and Fetty Wap just to name a few. DJ Hard Hitta is a staple within Houston and Nation-wide for his impact...
Tags: Videos, Video, Privacy, Jazz, Houston, Fetty Wap, Nipsey Hussle, Scotty, DJ Hard Hitta, T-Top, Scotty DJ Hard Hitta, Lot Records Sauce Walka