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Rando friends can see your Facebook Stories and you can't stop it

Rando friends can see your Facebook Stories and you can't stop it That's all well and good — it's fun to share the fun moments of your life with your closest friends.But Facebook doesn't give us any true way to pick and choose who views our Stories.

Citizen phone numbers leaked on Twitter by cops in Bangalore

Citizen phone numbers leaked on Twitter by cops in Bangalore In a serious breach of privacy, Bangalore City Police Control Room has been publishing on Twitter the phone numbers of thousands of citizens who have reported crimes using the emergency number 100, the Economic Times reports.Since April 2015, the @BCPCR handle has tweeted nearly 46,000 phone numbers of complainants who reported various crimes from gambling on streets to harassment of women.

You may be entitled to a settlement if you used social media apps on your phone

You may be entitled to a settlement if you used social media apps on your phone If you used social media on your smartphone between 2009 and 2012, you may be entitled to a payout.Per a new settlement discovered by Law360, those who downloaded and used apps like Yelp, Twitter, and Instagram during the four-year period might be able to collect on a privacy settlement.

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.

Social media burglars target Easter vacationers

Social media burglars target Easter vacationers Depending on just how active you are on your social media channels, you could be targeted by burglars this Easter.Nick FitzGerald, senior research fellow at ESET, warns of the dangers of oversharing on social media.

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core Most of the time, when we talk about Windows 10, we’re talking about the desktop variants of the operating system.) But Microsoft also has a variant of its operating system explicitly designed for the Internet of Things.

How to lock down your iMessages so you don't snitch on yourself like Alabama's (former) governor

How to lock down your iMessages so you don't snitch on yourself like Alabama's (former) governor But one of the most recent political scandals saw former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley taken down by his own texts.Your Apple ID has to be logged in wherever your iMessages show up.

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet'

Congressman defends voting to repeal ISP privacy rules because 'nobody's got to use the internet' Congress and the President, historically, don’t have the best grasp of how the internet works or ought to be managed.When challenged on this claim by someone who correctly understood that Facebook and your ISP have very different levels of access to your personal data, Sensenbrenner said the following: You know, again, nobody’s got to use the internet.

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app According to plaintiff Kyle Zak, the spying began when Bose released a mandatory Bose Connect application that all users must install to “fully operate its wireless products.” What Bose didn’t draw much attention to, according to the suit, is that Bose Connect collects data on all the musical content or audio books that you listen to on its headphones.

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.

Here's why police were able to illegally access the call logs of a journalist

Here's why police were able to illegally access the call logs of a journalist On Friday, Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Andrew Colvin admitted that an investigator had accessed the call logs of a journalist without getting a warrant first.The country's Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act requires authorities to seek a Journalist Information Warrant before accessing records.

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet? As it stands, ISPs can legally collect their users’ browsing history, and sell it on to marketers or other entities.It remains to be seen which ISPs will take advantage of their legal right to monetize user data.

How to Set Up TorGuard VPN to Stay Private Online

How to Set Up TorGuard VPN to Stay Private Online With today’s geopolitical climate, your internet privacy has never been at greater peril.Not only are criminals trying to nab your data for profit, but internet service providers and governments are more than happy to quietly snoop on your traffic as well.

shuts the door on browsing snoops with HTTPS for your privacy

shuts the door on browsing snoops with HTTPS for your privacy Those are brand new on Digital Trends today, and we consider them badges of honor.That S stands for Secure, because all the information you send and receive from Digital Trends is now encrypted.

Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads

Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads Members of Congress who voted to sell your web history for advertising are now seeing some personalized ads of their own.Online privacy activists have placed attack billboards in the districts of several lawmakers who pushed through a bill letting internet providers pawn off their customers' browsing data.

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves For example, apps can employ ultrasound cross-device tracking (uXDT) to find out where you are or what you’re watching.The research was funded by the German government, and surveyed top Android apps to see how many were using uXDT technology.

Internet users still trust big email providers - despite major breaches

Internet users still trust big email providers - despite major breaches Internet users still trust global email providers like Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook but don’t know quite as much about privacy-focused services, a new survey from NordVPN has found.“The scale of the breaches regularly experienced by popular email providers raise concerns about how big companies protect their data,” says Marty P.

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed Over the past few years, we’ve seen some high profile security problems with laptops from Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops.

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases

Google Can Now Track Your Offline Purchases The search giant is looking to change that by associating online ads with purchases in the real world — your purchases.Right now, Google and other online advertisers lack the data to draw a strong connection between online ads and purchases in real life.

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying ” The update goes on to say existing flight safety limitations like geofencing boundaries and altitude limits remain the same.Users will have to download and install a new version of the DJI app to their mobile devices.