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#privacy #electronicfrontierfoundation #eff #digitalrights #digitalprivacy
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I'm in chock! Who could have seen this coming? (/s)

"Snapchat employees abused data access to spy on users" - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwnva7/snapchat-employees-abused-data-access-spy-on-users-snaplion

#Privacy #Snapchat


 

Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ smartphones, /e/ app store and a Pie – /e/


the latest /e/ newsletter- 1300 phones sold + a new app store launched. Become part of the movement now!!!! #eelo #privacy #android @/e/ Foundation @Gaël Duval
Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ smartphones, /e/ app store and a Pie


 
#fbi undermines #privacy through corporations; if they know something about you, FBI can blackmail them to speak out. So better not to give these corporations any data.
# #fbi #privacy


 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New alpha release: Tor 0.4.1.1-alpha | Tor Blog ... show more


 
#car #computer #privacy

Opinion | Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight - The New York Times


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#car #computer #privacy

Opinion | Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight - The New York Times



Today’s cars are equipped with telematics, in the form of an always-on wireless transmitter that constantly sends vehicle performance and maintenance data to the manufacturer. Modern cars collect as much as 25 gigabytes of data per hour, the consulting firm McKinsey estimates, and it’s about much more than performance and maintenance.

Cars not only know how much we weigh but also track how much weight we gain. They know how fast we drive, where we live, how many children
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#Google #EU #privacy

Google's ad system under EU probe for how it spreads your private data - CNET



The DPC, one of the lead authorities over Google in the European Union, wants to know whether the search giant's "processing of personal data carried out at each stage of an advertising transaction" is in compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR is a sweeping law that gives residents of the European Union more control over their personal data and seeks to clarify rules for online services.

The DPC inquiry follows a complaint filed in Europe in September by privacy-focused browser maker Brave that says Google violates GDPR by broadcasting personal information to companies bidding to show targeted ads. At the time, Google denied any wrongdoing.


 
#phone #privacy #fingerprint

Android and iOS devices impacted by new sensor calibration attack | ZDNet



A new device fingerprinting technique can track Android and iOS devices across the Internet by using factory-set sensor calibration details that any app or website can obtain without special permissions.

This new technique -- called a calibration fingerprinting attack, or SensorID -- works by using calibration details from gyroscope and magnetometer sensors on iOS; and calibration details from accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors on Android devices.

According to a team of academics from the University of Cambridge in the UK, SensorID impacts iOS devices more than Android smartphones. The reason is that Apple likes to calibrate iPhone and iPad sensors on its factory line, a process that only a few Android vendors are using to improve the accuracy of their smartphones' sensors.


 
#phone #privacy #gait

Gait and activity recognition using commercial phones - ScienceDirect

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This paper presents the results of applying gait and activity recognition on a commercially available mobile smartphone, where both data collection and real-time analysis was done on the phone. The collected data was also transferred to a computer for further analysis and comparison of various distance metrics and machine learning techniques. In our experiment 5 users created each 3 templates on the phone, where the templates were related to different walking speeds. The system was tested for correct identification of the user or the walking activity with 20 new users and with the 5 enrolled users. The activities are recognised correctly with an accuracy of over 99%. For gait recognition the phone learned the individual
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Governments that give billions to spy agencies will never genuinely pursue #privacy (not even demand it from corporations that are data suppliers to these agencies)


 

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress - Reuters

Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-facial-recognition/amazon-shareholders-reject-facial-recognition-ban-as-concern-grows-in-u-s-congress-idUSKCN1SS28I
#privacy


 
#Privacy #DoNotTrack legislation forthcoming?


 

London’s Tube network to switch on Wi-Fi tracking by default in July | TechCrunch

Transport for London will roll out default wi-fi device tracking on the London Underground this summer, following a trial back in 2016.

In a press release announcing the move, TfL writes that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on July 8” — while touting additional services, such as improved alerts about delays and congestion, which it frames as “customer benefits”, as expected to launch “later in the year”.
#technology #mobile #WiFi #privacy
London’s Tube network to switch on Wi-Fi tracking by default in July


 

Anonymize Your Android Browsing with Tor's New App


After several months of testing, the first stable, public build of a Tor browser for Android is finally available on the Google Play Store.

For those who don’t have much experience with the open-source browser, Tor is built around privacy and autonomy.

Tor is often cited as an important tool for those with a public online presence, such as journalists or activists, but any privacy-minded user can benefit from Tor. The browser has become popular enough that even Mozilla is interested in making use of Tor’s technology in Firefox.

See https://lifehacker.com/anonymize-your-android-browsing-with-tors-new-app-1834951650

#tor #privacy


 
Irish statutory inquiry to investigate if Google flouted privacy laws #Ireland #Google #Europe #Technology #Worldnews #Privacy #Dataprotection #EuropeanUnion


 
SensorID – tracking smartphones by misusing their sensor data:

https://sensorid.cl.cam.ac.uk/

– iOS before 12.2 and some Android devices leak unique fingerprints via all common web browsers
– iOS 12.2 or higher adds random noise to prevent fingerprinting (CVE-2019-8541)
– Google Pixel 2 and 3 (and maybe more Android devices) are vulnerable and offer no fixes, according to the paper
– users should disable JavaScript, if possible

#android #ios #sensorid #fingerprinting #tracking #privacy


 
Irish statutory inquiry to investigate if Google flouted privacy laws #Ireland #Google #Europe #Technology #Worldnews #Privacy #Dataprotection #EuropeanUnion


 
Sheogorath 🦊 - 2019-05-22 09:08:37 GMT
We see more and more project and organisations working on privacy focused apps, services, … great!

But sadly this is more and more just marketing. The most famous line "We value your privacy" is telling almost the exact opposite these days.

So let's do a first step: Everyone who really values privacy, get rid of trackers from your websites. All of them. GA as well as Matomo.

If you want to know how to optimize your websites, analyse your logs or do surveys.

#privacy #tracking


 

Amazon set for facial recognition revolt | BBC News

Opposition to Amazon's sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces is set to come to a head at its annual general meeting on Wednesday.
#technology #privacy #Amazon


 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 9.0a1 | Tor Blog


 
Image/PhotoRaúl ☆彡 🎗️ wrote the following post Wed, 22 May 2019 07:15:06 +0200




#Facebook entrega a las operadoras datos de los usuarios como localización o solvencia económica, según The Intercept #tech #privacy

https://www.genbeta.com/actualidad/facebook-entrega-a-operadoras-datos-usuarios-como-localizacion-solvencia-economica-the-intercept


 

Ultra-private Tor browser officially arrives on Android | Engadget

VPNs and incognito modes can help, but if you want to jump to a whole 'nother privacy level, there's the infamous Tor Browser. It has finally come out of beta and arrived on Android in a stable release, the Tor Project announced.
#technology #mobile #Android #privacy #security


 
Ну что, у нас подъехало очередное новое охуительное признание из мира крупного интернет бизнеса.
Сегодня утром один из хороших заказчиков прислал выдержку из только что полученног... show more


 
Image/PhotoIzzyOnDroid ✅ wrote the following post Wed, 22 May 2019 08:13:28 +0200

Thanks To Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever
https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/05/20/182201/thanks-to-facebook-your-cellphone-company-is-watching-you-more-closely-than-ever

Still using Facebook? Facepalm. Remember you can at least disable the app. And check with @exodus to make sure your other apps don't use the Facebook SDK.

#privacy
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For all those who still have #facebook that's a nice way to remove all your posts ... Even if we're not sure that it's stored somewhere else

https://github.com/weskerfoot/DeleteFB

#deleteFacebook #privacy


 
Of course, Google will now shut down GSuite due to this leak. That's what it did to Google+ due to a leak, right? ;-)
It happened again: Google announced today that it's the latest tech giant to have accidentally stored user pas
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Of course, Google will now shut down GSuite due to this leak. That's what it did to Google+ due to a leak, right? ;-)
It happened again: Google announced today that it's the latest tech giant to have accidentally stored user passwords unprotected in plaintext. G Suite users, pay attention.

Google says that the bug affected "a small percentage of G Suite users," meaning it does not impact individual consumer accounts, but does affect some business and corporate accounts, which have their own risks and sensitivities. The company typically stores passwords on its servers in a cryptographically scrambled state known as a hash. But a bug in G Suite's password recovery feature for administrators caused unprotected passwords to be stored in the infrastructure of a control panel, called the admin console. Google has disabled the features that contained the bug.
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The downside of having accurate sensors: they can be accurate enough to fingerprint you.
When you visit a website, your web browser provides a range of information to the website, including the name and version of your browser, screen size, fonts installed, and so on. Website authors can use this information to provide an improved user experience. Unfortunately this same information can also be used to track you. In particular, this information can be used to generate a distinctive signature, or device fingerprint, to identify you.
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We have developed a new type of fingerprinting attack, the calibration fingerprinting attack. Our attack uses data gathered from the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors found in smartphones to construct a globally unique fingerprint. Our attack can be launched by any website you visit or any app you use on a vulnerable device without requiring any explicit confirmation or consent from you. The
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#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 8.5 | Tor Blog


 
Tor-focussed :tor: operating system Tails 3.14 released:

https://tails.boum.org/news/version_3.14/index.en.html

– updates for Linux kernel (4.19.37), firmware packages, and Tor Browser (8.5)
– includes mitigations for the Microarchitectural Data Sampling CPU vulnerability
– several packages were removed
– bug fixes and minor changes

#tails #tor #torbrowser #privacy #anonymity


 
Tor Browser :tor: 8.5 released, comes with first stable version for Android:

https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85

– based on FF 60.7.0esr
– updates for Torbutton, HTTPS Everywhere, OpenSSL, Tor Launcher
– fixes dozens of bugs

#tor #torbrowser #webbrowser #anonymity #privacy #android #torbrowser85


 
Launch of Amy Wu's “A Cookbook of Invisible Writing” at Onomatopee Eindhoven -
a practical guide to steganography & non-electronic, DIY privacy tools, and a publication developed as part of our research program at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

https://www.onomatopee.net/exhibition/hutong-whispers/?agenda_id=9455#agenda_9455

#privacy #steganography #graphicdesign #art #activism
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The /e/OS development is accelerating! Here is our first running build with Pie! We are industrializing all this so we should be ready to move quicker on porting to the upcoming Android Q!
#android #privacy #opensource
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Copying WhatsApp the right way


Aufgrund eines kürzlich erschinenen Youtube Videos zum Thema "WhatsApp Alternativen" des Computermagazins c't bin ich über das Projekt Qucksy von Daniel Gultsch gestolpert, das bei mir sehr gespaltene Gefühle hinterlässt. Ich habe mal einen Vortrag von Daniel zu diesem Thema verlinkt. Interessant ist auch der Artikel auf Golem zum Thema Quicksy.

#video #peertube #whatsapp #jabber #xmpp #quicksy #privacy #datenschutz #datengarten


 

Copying WhatsApp the right way


Aufgrund eines kürzlich erschinenen Youtube Videos zum Thema "WhatsApp Alternativen" des Computermagazins c't bin ich über das Projekt Qucksy von Daniel Gultsch gestolpert, das bei mir sehr gespaltene Gefühle hinterlässt. Ich habe mal einen Vortrag von Daniel zu diesem Thema verlinkt. Interessant ist auch der Artikel auf Golem zum Thema Quicksy.

#video #peertube #whatsapp #jabber #xmpp #quicksy #privacy #datenschutz #datengarten


 
#Privacy #Advertising Another reason to prevent Ad Tracking, price gouging!


 

Copying WhatsApp the right way


Aufgrund eines kürzlich erschinenen Youtube Videos zum Thema "WhatsApp Alternativen" des Computermagazins c't bin ich über das Projekt Qucksy von Daniel Gultsch gestolpert, das bei mir sehr gespaltene Gefühle hinterlässt. Ich habe mal einen Vortrag von Daniel zu diesem Thema verlinkt. Interessant ist auch der Artikel auf Golem zum Thema Quicksy.

#video #peertube #whatsapp #jabber #xmpp #quicksy #privacy #datenschutz #datengarten