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Your Pornhub habits just got even more private

Your Pornhub habits just got even more private This comes on the heels of Congress’s controversial decision to repeal internet privacy rules that kept ISPs from selling your browsing histories to third parties.But this is sign they’re working to offer even further protection to their users.

The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse

The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse However, if you're not careful, using a VPN can actually make things worse.Hola, a VPN with millions of users, sold off non-paying users' idle bandwidth.

Major ISPs now say they won't sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right.

Major ISPs now say they won't sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right. Internet service providers are in an awkward spot.After getting all dressed up for the sell-your-data dance, it turns out they'll be staying home.

The California Representatives that sold out your privacy to ISPs

The California Representatives that sold out your privacy to ISPs Anon goes to the stone market 23 hrs agoWoman triggered by Iraq anecdote 20 hrs agoREASON WHY SHADMAN GOT IN TROUBLE 11 hrs agoHey guys look, I made a dead meme 17 hrs agoThe Siren Call of Globalism 23 hrs agoOsayspev Ecer Fugn Kocifof 22 hrs agopeople dying 5 the deadeningest REUPLOAD 21 hrs agoNow you can master the elements in VR 17 hrs agoHow to appeal to hipsters.21 hrs ago

Your internet data is absolutely a national security issue

Your internet data is absolutely a national security issue With last week’s privacy vote, hackers now know where to learn a Senator’s darkest secrets or how to uncover U.It’s interesting to wonder when online privacy protection will become an issue with consistent bipartisan support, like improving education or ensuring veterans have access to proper healthcare.

Whoops: This smart vibrator might be sharing your video

Whoops: This smart vibrator might be sharing your video Welcome to the ‘smart’ era, where your phone talks back to you, drones deliver pizza, and sex toys have multiple cameras and internet access.Apparently the Svakom Siime Eye, an internet-connected sex toy with a built in camera, is laughably easy to hack, giving hackers access to live stream footage of… whatever it is you’re filming with a vibrator.

It's official: Trump just made your personal data seriously less secure

It's official: Trump just made your personal data seriously less secure Donald Trump's legislative achievements during his first months in office have been somewhat light, but here's one that should trouble everyone on the internet.As promised, the president signed a bill Monday repealing a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement that your internet service provider ask permission before tracking and selling your data.

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award, comes out against erosion of online privacy

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award, comes out against erosion of online privacy Famed British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee has been honored repeatedly over the years for his role inventing the World Wide Web as we know it.Now, he’s won the 2016 Turing Award, widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of computing.

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations The regulations, part of the Federal Communication Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order, were issued during Barack Obama’s presidency.But a new Republican government opposed the limitations, as made clear by recent Senate and House majority votes to eliminate them.

Microsoft details new privacy options, pledges data collection transparency

Microsoft details new privacy options, pledges data collection transparency In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to repeal privacy laws preventing ISPs from collecting and sharing user data without consent, Microsoft has detailed new privacy options coming to Windows 10.These enhancements are set to be introduced to the operating system via the Creators Update, which is scheduled to release on April 11.

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.