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Report: FBI Conducted Millions of American Data Searches Last Year Without a Warrant...
The FBI executed millions of searches of American electronic data last year without a warrant, U.S. intelligence officials said Friday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2022-04-29 23:27 UTC
Meta Says Nearly 50,000 Journalists and Activists Were Targeted by Sophisticated Spying Operations on Facebook and Instagram...
Meta said Thursday that it removed roughly 1,600 fake accounts from Facebook and Instagram that were being used by seven
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-12-19 03:45 UTC
The Metaverse Is Big Brother in Disguise: Freedom Meted Out by Technological Tyrants...
Welcome to the Matrix (i.e. the metaverse), where reality is virtual, freedom is only as free as one's technological overlords allow, and artificial intelligence is slowly rendering humanity unnecessary, inferior and obsolete.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-11-12 18:37 UTC
The Surveillance And Privacy Concerns Of The Infrastructure Bill's Impaired Driving Sensors...
There is no doubt that many folks trying to come up with ways to reduce impaired driving and making the roads safer have the best of intentions. And yet, hidden within those intentions can linger some pretty dangerous consequences. For reasons that are no
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-11-09 21:33 UTC
Russia is rolling out a facial recognition payment system for Moscow metro riders, sparking privacy concerns...
Moscow's metro has unveiled a facial recognition-based payment system, The Guardian reported. Riders can now pay at more than 240 stations without needing
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-16 04:37 UTC
Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla...
Firefox now sends more data than you might think to Mozilla. To power Firefox Suggest, Firefox sends the keystrokes you type into your address bar, your location information, and more to Mozillas servers. Heres exactly what Firefox is sharing and how to control it.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-09 18:00 UTC
Life's better together when you avoid Windows 11...
Microsoft claims that "life's better together" in their advertising for this latest Windows version, but when it comes to technology, there is no surer way of keeping users divided and powerless than nonfree software. Developing nonfree software is an inherently antisocial act, for it is
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-09 17:58 UTC
Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop...
An internal police chief memo shows employees were directed to use 'field interview cards' which would then be reviewed
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-08 19:54 UTC
VPNs in India Should Be Blocked, Parliamentary Panel Again Urges Government...
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has urged the government to block virtual private networks (VPNs) in India, citing VPN services as a "technological challenge" that could lead...
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-31 13:12 UTC
Amazon hit with record $888M fine over GDPR violations...
EU data protection laws look to be incompatible with the way the online retailer processes customer information, according to Luxembourg.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-30 13:36 UTC
FT editor among 180 journalists identified by clients of spyware firm...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/privacy_rights
Data leak and forensics suggest NSO's surveillance tool used against journalists at some of world's top media companies
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-19 05:40 UTC
Huge data leak shatters the lie that the innocent need not fear surveillance...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/privacy_rights
Our investigation shows how repressive regimes can buy and use the kind of spying tools Edward Snowden warned us about
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-19 02:52 UTC
Has Mozilla gone too far? Mozilla Firefox to roll out DNS over HTTPS for Canadian users...
Mozilla has decided to roll out the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) feature by default for Canadian Firefox users later this month. The move comes after DoH has already been offered to US-based Firefox users since 2020.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-08 18:47 UTC
FBI Approves Thermo Fisher Scientific's Rapid DNA Solution for use in Law Enforcement Booking Stations...
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has approved Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems RapidHIT ID DNA Booking System for use by law enforcement booking stations to automatically process, upload and search DNA reference samples from
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-08 12:49 UTC
'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic'...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/privacy_rights
Email app Hey reveals that two-thirds of the messages it handles contain the hidden trackers. Emails pixels can be used to log: if and when an email is opened, how many times it is opened, what device or devices are involved, the user's rough physical location, deduced from their internet
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-02-17 16:30 UTC
Google removes two Chrome ad blockers caught collecting user data...
Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender have been removed from the official Chrome Web Store.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-10-20 15:13 UTC
Google is sharing user data tied to search keywords with law enforcement...
Google is still drawing criticism for the data it hands over to police. Detroit News reporter Robert Snell has reviewed court documents (via CNET) showing that Google handed over IP addresses for users who searched for a specific address shortly befo...
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-10-08 16:31 UTC
These Senators Want To Force Tech Firms To Give The Cops Keys To Our Encrypted Data...
You may call the security tech firms offer to protect our data from others—including the tech companies themselves—"strong encryption" or "end-to-end encryption."
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-06-28 14:32 UTC
Mozilla Enables DNS-over-HTTPS by Default for All USA Users...
Starting today, Mozilla has begun to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) by default for users in the USA to provide encrypted DNS resolution and increased privacy. Article provides instructions to see if it is enabled and how to disable it.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-25 23:31 UTC
Avast Under Investigation by Czech Privacy Agency...
The software security maker is suspected of selling data about more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-12 23:55 UTC

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