Recently, a lot of people are talking about secure messengers like Signal. I, personally, like Signal messenger. The idea is very great and this is what we need as our primary daily communication tool, if we set encrypted email aside. But the thing is having a mobile phone with cellular data or Wi-Fi on is […]
Google is reportedly partnering with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., to collect health data on millions of Americans, according to people familiar with the matter. The partnership with Ascension to collect health data is part of a secret project by the tech giant called “Project Nightingale,” The Wall Street Journal reported […]
The Janayugom newspaper becomes the first newspaper in the world to use 100% free software for news publishing. Janayugom, the South Indian daily newspaper, has migrated all its infrastructure to free software, using Scribus for layout, Kubuntu as the operating system, and KDE Plasma for the desktop.
Joshua Maddux, a twitter user, tweeted about the Facebook app using iPhone’s camera without authorization continuously while the app is open. He mentioned in his tweet that when the app is open it actively uses the camera. “I found a bug in the app that lets you see the camera open behind your feed. Note […]
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The true danger of physically powerful robots is not that they might rebel against all humans, but that they might obey some humans just as they are designed to do. Oscar Schwartz wrote a note on The Guardian about the real danger of robots.
A Catholic priest in Italy has been arrested after an 11-year-old girl used her phone to record herself being sexually abused. Michele Mottola is accused of sexually abusing the girl in Trentola Ducenta, near Naples. In the disturbing recording, the priest can be asking the young girl to kiss and hug him amid the sound […]
Edward Snowden says privacy isn’t about something to hide. Privacy is about something to protect. That’s who you are. That’s what you believe in, that’s who you want to become. Privacy is the right to the self. Privacy is what gives you the ability to share with the world who you are, on your own […]
Arwa Mahdawi, a Guardian columnist, explains why targeted ads are one of the world’s most destructive trends in an article on The Guardian. She says advertising companies have led to a proliferation of fake news and clickbait, fueled surveillance capitalism, and normalized pervasive tracking and data-mining.
Privacy experts say a warrant granted in Florida could set a precedent, opening up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies across the country. New York Times reported that last week a Florida detective announced at a police convention that he had obtained a warrant to penetrate GEDmatch and search its full database of […]