Using multi-factor authentication makes your accounts more secure but please consider using an app or physical key instead of SMS verification. SMS verification is also secure but it’s more vulnerable to treats than apps. There’s reports that some journalists lost their accounts even though they were using SMS kind of multi-factor authentication.
Uber plans to make audio recordings in its cars. In addition to recording where people go, it will record what they say to each other. This data and recordings will not be accessible by drivers or customers and we don’t know if customers (or drivers) can request to delete these information or even disagree with […]
For years the NYPD kept fingerprints of thousands of children as young as 11 years old. The Legal Aid Society says it found out about the records five years ago and threatened to sue the Police Department unless the fingerprints were destroyed. “The NYPD’s fingerprint database of juveniles included children who were never even prosecuted, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In an bizarre and ironic reversal, Los Angeles (California) demands Uber provide data about the movements of its cars and scooters, and Uber refuses to hand it over, claiming to protect customers’ privacy. The irony is that Uber is entirely right about this narrow issue — but the issue only exists because of Uber’s abusive […]