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FT editor among 180 journalists identified by clients of spyware firm...
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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...
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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'...
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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
Privacy: Are Americans done with mail-in DNA ancestry tests?...
Saturated market and privacy concerns are slowing down the business, with both Ancestry and 23andMe firing workers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-07 23:35 UTC
Draft bill could penalize companies for using end-to-end encryption...
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Politicians may be looking for a roundabout way to thwart end-to-end encryption. Senator Lindsey Graham is drafting a bill, the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act, that would modify the Communications D...
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-31 20:32 UTC
China Rolls Out Facial Recognition Payment Technology...
Chinese companies are giving shoppers the option to pay with a facial recognition system that asks them to do little more than smile into a camera to identify themselves.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-09-04 17:13 UTC
Google To Pay Up To $200 Million In FTC Settlement Over YouTube Child Privacy Violations...
Google will pay the FTC to end investigations into allegations that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The settlement will cost the search engine company between $150 and $200 million.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-31 16:06 UTC
Tech Companies "Must" Put Backdoors In Encryption, Demands US Attorney General...
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Encryption has always irked law enforcement agencies and now William Barr, the US General Attorney, has launched a fresh attack against consumer encryption. He says that tech companies must co-operate with government institutions in bypassing encryption d
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-24 13:52 UTC
Google smart speaker records porn searchers and private conversations...
After a leak from one of the company's employees, first reported by Belgian new outlet VRT NWS , Google has admitted that it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home and Android smart speakers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-11 19:34 UTC
Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Most People Should Get Off Facebook Permanently...
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak deleted his personal Facebook account last year and is now telling everyone else they should do the same. Woz was stopped by TMZ at the L.A. airport recently and warned that the lack of privacy on the platform isn't worth
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-09 00:13 UTC
Ron Paul Warns Losing Income Tax Privacy Is A Real Danger...
Last week the New York Times published some of President Trump's 1980s and 1990s tax returns information. The information detailed President Trump's financial difficulties during that time.....
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-14 16:39 UTC
Austria Wants To Ban Online Anonymity, And Urges The World To Follow In Its Footsteps...
Convinced that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't quite yet have enough user data, Austria is now considering a new law that would require large internet platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to register their users , effectively banning anonymity on so
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-15 15:23 UTC

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