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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10.First, Microsoft has launched a new web-based privacy dashboard with the goal of giving people an easy, one-stop location for controlling how much data Microsoft collects.

Vizio to pay $2.2 million to the FTC for unprecedented spying on US customers

Vizio to pay $2.2 million to the FTC for unprecedented spying on US customers Here’s more, from the FTC: First, Vizio provides aggregate viewing information to third parties for the purposes of measuring audience engagement (what did people watch and how did they watch it).That’s precisely what the FTC found: Defendants facilitate the provision of demographic information to third parties about VIZIO television viewers.

explains: All about the dark web, and how to use it

explains: All about the dark web, and how to use it In fact, under the hood, the dark web is the same as the regular web, with two important exceptions that also distinguish the dark web from the deep web.That relative inaccessibility is because the dark web uses a complete, but fundamentally different, network addressing system than the web addresses most of us know and use.

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties.But HR 1313 goes farther than simply allowing genetic profiling of employees because an employer offers insurance coverage.

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy If you care at all about the concept of user privacy, you should call your Congressional representative.In October, 2016 the FCC enacted privacy rules that would require ISPs to use an opt-in process in some cases before it sold consumer data to third parties.

Microsoft claims 10 million 'fans' help it test Windows 10

Microsoft claims 10 million 'fans' help it test Windows 10 When Microsoft was still building Windows 10, it launched the Windows Insider program to push fast and slow updates to customers who were also willing to serve as beta testers.We have had one of these unbelievable experiences with our Windows 10 Insider program.

Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, privacy advocates and concerned users have loudly argued that the firm needed to improve and clarify its privacy policies.To date, the company has mostly ignored those requests, though Windows 10’s recent Creators Update did move the ball forward in some meaningful ways.

Amazon's New Echo Look Puts a Camera, Microphone in Your Bedroom

Amazon's New Echo Look Puts a Camera, Microphone in Your Bedroom This new product, dubbed the Echo Look, is being billed as a personal style guide for taking snapshots of your daily fashion.With Echo Look, you can take full-length photos of your daily look using just your voice.

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018 For nearly 20 years, the so-called Great Firewall of China has limited the ability of mainland Chinese citizens to access the uncensored internet.The new rules restricting access to VPNs could make it harder for companies to do business in China.

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy The privacy of average internet denizens has never been in greater peril.ISPs, advertisers, and government agencies from around the world are increasingly interested in tracking every single movement you make online.

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon “There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared,” Angle told Reuters.To some extent, this is iRobot’s effort to reposition itself after taking fire from manufacturers hawking less-expensive Roomba clones.

Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy Or We May Brick Your Device

Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy Or We May Brick Your Device Now, however, Sonos is the news for a very different reasons: The company recently announced a unilateral change to its privacy policy that its attempting to jam down customer throats.Hilariously, the company’s new privacy policy begins by stating: “Sonos respects your privacy and your rights to control your personal data.

Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support Now, Tor is expanding its work to include a mobile browser.In recent years, the usefulness of Tor in what’s supposed to be its prime territory has been waning.

Equifax: Give Up Your Right to Sue, and Then We'll Tell You if You Should

Equifax: Give Up Your Right to Sue, and Then We'll Tell You if You Should As we discussed earlier today, Equifax has set up a website that will (supposedly) inform you if your data has been stolen.The only problem is, use of the site also means you forfeit your right to sue the company and agree to mandatory and binding arbitration.

The Equifax Situation Continues to Worsen

The Equifax Situation Continues to Worsen Instead, Equifax has continued to find ways to compound its own egregious failure.Initially, it appeared that registering for Equifax’s credit monitoring service would force citizens to waive their right to join a class-action suit against the company in favor of mandatory arbitration at an individual level.

Equifax's Failure to Apply Security Patches Enabled Massive Hack

Equifax's Failure to Apply Security Patches Enabled Massive Hack Last week, a massive hack of the credit bureau Equifax stole critical personally identifiable information (PII) on 143 million US citizens.The flaws that allowed hackers to penetrate Equifax and steal its customer data were patched several months ago.

Equifax Sent Customers to a Phishing Site, Hacked Months Earlier

Equifax Sent Customers to a Phishing Site, Hacked Months Earlier We first learned Equifax was breached because it failed to patch a bug that had been repaired two months previously.But every aspect of the company’s response has been abysmal, particularly given that it had over a month to prepare.