search slide
search slide
pages bottom
Currently Browsing: Results for Tag "privacy"

FBI director says 'there is no such thing as absolute privacy in America.' Welp.

FBI director says 'there is no such thing as absolute privacy in America.' Welp. There's no such thing as total privacy in the United States, but it's a vital part of being an American.That was the somewhat convoluted message from FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday as he spoke at a cybersecurity conference in Boston.

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.

BlackBerry wants to shield your screens from prying eyes with Privacy Shade

BlackBerry wants to shield your screens from prying eyes with Privacy Shade It may no longer be manufacturing its own devices, but BlackBerry would like to remind us all that it’s still here, and still relevant.More: Latest BlackBerry device comes from Indonesia, and is named the Aurora With Privacy Shade, BlackBerry users will be able to adjust the transparency of their screen filter to suit their surroundings.

Vibrator company agrees to stop snooping your personal data, after settlement

Vibrator company agrees to stop snooping your personal data, after settlement Not long after, a privacy violation lawsuit was filed against the Canadian company in an Illinois federal court.She also claimed time, data and usage data was sent, attached to the user's email address, to the company's Canadian servers.

Terrifying face gadget promises to keep your conversations private in public places

Terrifying face gadget promises to keep your conversations private in public places Now you can keep your conversations private, annoy your coworkers and look like Bane — all at once.It bills itself as the "world's first voice mask for mobile phones.

NBD, Allo could just tell your Google history to your mom

NBD, Allo could just tell your Google history to your mom Thanks to a recently discovered flaw in Google's mobile messaging app Allo, the contents of your search could have been served up to the people you've messaged.News of the over-sharing comes to us via Recode, which reports that the app's Google Assistant could divulge previous Google searches mid-conversation.

FBI charges Russian spies over Yahoo hack

FBI charges Russian spies over Yahoo hack These claims were initially met with disdain — there was no evidence, at the time, of foreign involvement.At least one hacker, Alexsey Belan, is believed to be cooperating directly with the Russian FSB (the main successor to the KGB).

This creepy Facebook stalking app was a hoax—but it should still scare the hell out of you

This creepy Facebook stalking app was a hoax—but it should still scare the hell out of you Earlier this week, sketchy-looking app  Facezam caught the internet's attention, and whipped up some controversy.”  It all comes down to how developers are allowed to use Facebook's data in their apps.

We’ve Brought These Stupid ‘Internet of Things’ Hacks Upon Ourselves

We’ve Brought These Stupid ‘Internet of Things’ Hacks Upon Ourselves These devices are usually referred to as Internet of Things (IoT).Hacking into your IoT devices to get into your network, hacking into your devices to create a botnet, and spying on you.

SXSW 2017: A look at the complex cyber security chess game

SXSW 2017: A look at the complex cyber security chess game To start, he refutes that we should consider cyber war as another domain of war, like land, sea, or air.The newest trends in cyber attacks have gone beyond disruptive denial of service attacks on internet sites.

Up your online privacy with a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for just $39

Up your online privacy with a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for just $39 A virtual private network is a must-have for anyone who is serious about online privacy.By encrypting your traffic and routing it through private servers, a VPN keeps prying eyes off of your sensitive information and hides your IP address from tracking websites, advertisers, and nosy internet service providers.

Police get warrant for entire Minnesota city's Google searches in wire fraud case

Police get warrant for entire Minnesota city's Google searches in wire fraud case The warrant — amazingly, approved by a judge in Hennepin county — instructs Google to make data belonging to anyone in the well-to-do suburb available to police.According to the warrant granted on February 1st, a Google search for “Douglas [last name]” surfaces a photo that was used on the fraudulent passport.

NordVPN mments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?'

NordVPN mments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?' ”  He also says people also can’t really control what they’d rather not share - and they’re being monitored by the government.Kamden says surveillance should not happen this way.

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data If yours was left behind in a checked bag at some airport terminal, you'd be rendered somewhat useless until you got it back.That's not to say it'd be the easiest job in the world.

3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program

3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program The FBI quietly developed a facial recognition network that allows law enforcement to identify people in the United States without their knowledge.The FBI didn't let citizens know the agency was collecting photos from motor vehicle departments, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

U.S. Senate to America: Yeah, we’ll let internet providers pimp out your personal data

U.S. Senate to America: Yeah, we’ll let internet providers pimp out your personal data However much you hate your cable company, know that they love you—and all the money you give them.Now, they've got another reason to love you, courtesy of the U.

India's controversial biometric ID card system could become the only one

India's controversial biometric ID card system could become the only one If you were waiting for the Indian government to slow down (or completely stop) with its push to bring Aadhaar biometric identity system into your lives, don’t hold your breath.Addressing the criticism, Jaitley said the move will help the government zero-in on citizens who don’t pay taxes.

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms.The “Dark Matter” documents describe how the CIA has sought to crack Apple’s products, including the MacBook and iPhone.

U.S. Senate votes to allow internet service providers to sell your private data

U.S. Senate votes to allow internet service providers to sell your private data In October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established broadband privacy rules that require internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain consent from subscribers before selling their private data to third-party advertisers.The vote was essentially the Republican party versus the Democratic party, with the Republicans winning the vote, 50 to 48.