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User Data Collected By Indian Mobile Wallet Apps

Even as you try out mobile wallets , be aware of the data they collect from you and be sure you really wish to part with it. Don’t just automatically accept permission requests while installing apps without reading them. Safety and privacy are...
by Wealthymatters on Dec 19, 2016

Twitter Blocks Government 'Spy Centers' From Accessing User Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Twitter has blocked federally funded "domestic spy centers" from using a powerful social media monitoring tool after public records revealed that the government had special access to users' infor...
by Remote Network on Dec 16, 2016

Starting Next Year, Evernote Employees Could Access Your Unencrypted Notes

Mark Wilson, reporting for BetaNews: Evernote has published an update to its Privacy Policy, revealing that as of 23 January 2017, employees will be able to access unencrypted notes. The change is being wheeled in because of the apparent failings of...
by Remote Network on Dec 14, 2016

Uber Employees Used the Platform To Stalk Celebrities and Their Exes, Says Former Employee

Uber employees are able to view customer trip information, and many of them are using it to spy on ex-girlfriends and celebrities like Beyonce, according to a former employee. From a report on BusinessInsider: A new piece out from Reveal's Will Evans...
by Remote Network on Dec 12, 2016

First Version of Sandboxed Tor Browser Available

An anonymous reader writes: To protect Tor users from FBI hacking tools that include all sorts of Firefox zero-days, the Tor Project started working on a sandboxed version of the Tor Browser in September. Over the weekend, the Tor Project released th...
by Remote Network on Dec 12, 2016

Twitter Cuts API Access For Media Sonar, Spy Tool Used To Target Black Lives Matter

Police have now one less tool to monitor users on Twitter. The Daily Dot is reporting that Twitter has cut ties with a third-party social network surveillance firm, citing company policies intended to safeguard users against the surreptitious collect...
by Remote Network on Dec 9, 2016

Watchdog Group Claims Smart Toys Are Spying On Kids

The Center for Digital Democracy has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission warning of security and privacy holes associated with a pair of smart toys designed for children. Mashable reports: "This complaint concerns toys that spy," read...
by Remote Network on Dec 8, 2016

Facebook’s ad targeting: evidence now filed with the Better Business Bureau

As of today, I’ve sent off my evidence to the US Better Business Bureau so they can continue their investigation of Facebook. The DAA was too gutless to investigate but the BBB, by contrast, gives a damn.    Let me note here that I have n...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Dec 4, 2016

Whither Tor? Building the Next Generation of Anonymity Tools

"Tor hasn't changed, it's the world that's changed," says Aaron Johnson, the lead researcher on a 2013 paper which reported that 80% of Tor users could be de-anonymized within six months, and that today's users may want protection from different thre...
by Remote Network on Sep 4, 2016

Richard Stallman: Online Publishers Should Let Readers Pay Anonymously

Long-time Slashdot reader mspohr writes: The Guardian has an opinion piece by Richard Stallman which argues that we should be able to pay for news anonymously. From the article: "Online newspapers and magazines have come to depend, for their income,...
by Remote Network on Sep 4, 2016

Police Seize Two 'Perfect Privacy' VPN Servers

An anonymous reader writes from a report via TorrentFreak: VPN provider Perfect Privacy has informed its customers that two of its servers had been seized by the police in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Torrent Freak reports: "The authorities went directly...
by Remote Network on Sep 2, 2016

FBI Releases Hillary Clinton Email Report

The FBI released 58-pages documents on Friday detailing its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, and a summary of her interview with agents, providing the most thorough look yet at the p...
by Remote Network on Sep 2, 2016

Niantic Responds To Senate Inquiry Into Pokemon Go Privacy

An anonymous reader writes from a report via TechCrunch: Senator Al Franken has questioned Niantic, the makers of Pokemon Go, about how it handles user's information. He asked the company to explain several key details about how Pokemon Go works, inc...
by Remote Network on Sep 1, 2016

TOO MUCH INFO - WikiLeaks Becomes a Danger to Personal Privacy

"Why is WikiLeaks publishing private individuals' personal information?" PBS NewsHour 8/23/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  WikiLeaks has revealed classified information to the public for over a decade.  A new Associated Press report found that the web...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 29, 2016

Come evitare che Facebook usi i nostri dati di WhatsApp

WhatsApp e Facebook sono e rimarranno due applicazioni separate sul nostro smartphone. Ma l’aggiornamento dei termini e dell’informativa sulla privacy dell’iconcina di messaggistica (comunicato qui) le avvicina molto. E porta le imprese all’i...
by MondoUnix on Aug 29, 2016

Mr. Robot, la serie tv diventa un videogame

Per una serie tv così legata al mondo degli hacker e dell’informatica, l’arrivo di un videogioco era praticamente obbligatorio. Ecco allora che dalla Gamescom, l’annuale fiera di Colonia dedicata al mondo videoludico, è arrivato l’annuncio...
by MondoUnix on Aug 29, 2016

Eavesdropping On Tinder: Researcher Demonstrates Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Security expert Anthony Zboralski posted on HERT a social engineering attack for Tinder that lets you perform a man-in-the-middle attack against unsuspecting users. Zboralski says, "Not only we can eavesdrop on th...
by Remote Network on Aug 27, 2016

WhatsApp Privacy Policy Changes : Share Your Number with Facebook

World’s largest online messaging App Owners updated WhatsApp Privacy Policy. For the first time in 4 years, WhatsApp has updated privacy policy. As per the Company, New Privacy Policy indicates that it will have more integration with Facebook. And...

PRIVATE EYE - Everybody Is Watching

"How one exhibit is rethinking privacy in a world that's always watching" PBS NewsHour 8/15/2016"The changing role of privacy in a world inundated with surveillance and oversharing."ExcerptSUMMARY:  At lower Manhattan's International Center for...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 22, 2016

Pryvate Now: The Way To Hide Those Pryin’ Eyes

Privacy is on many online consumers’ minds at the moment. With the constant threat of hacks, and rumours and reports of companies selling on your information to insidious third parties, many people are very mindful of what exactly they’re...
by iPhoneGlance on Aug 16, 2016


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