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Manifesto Calls For 'Rebel Cities' To Reject Surveillance

Presto Vivace quotes an article from the Coding Rights magazine Oficina Antivigilancia urging readers to "connect with other rebel cities and collectives". It was re-posted on Decentralize.Today by a Guatemalan Human Rights Lawyer (and member of the...
by Remote Network on Jun 12, 2016

Thousands of Email Addresses Accidentally Disclosed By Let's Encrypt

An anonymous reader writes "Let's Encrypt, the certificate authority best known for offering free SSL/TLS certificates, has reported that it accidentally disclosed thousands of user email addresses due to a bug with an automated emailing system." Exe...
by Remote Network on Jun 11, 2016

Visual Studio 2015 C++ Compiler Secretly Inserts Telemetry Code Into Binaries

Reader edxwelch writes: Reddit user sammiesdog discovered recently that Visual Studio 2015 C++ compiler was inserting calls to a Microsoft telemetry function into binaries. "I compiled a simple program with only main(). When looking at the compiled b...
by Remote Network on Jun 10, 2016

Researchers Turn Smartphone Vibration Motor Into Microphone To Spy On You

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: Two researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a method to turn smartphone vibration motors into makeshift microphones, capable of recording the sound arou...
by Remote Network on Jun 7, 2016

'Alarming' Rise In Ransomware Tracked

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in "alarming" numbers, say security researchers. There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software. Other rese...
by Remote Network on Jun 7, 2016

Tempeh sausages with pepper spray on the side

By Tamara Enz A few weeks ago in a random historic-site parking lot in far-flung western Colorado I met a 60-something woman from Atlanta. “You’re traveling alone? Well good for you. I always wanted to do that but I just … Continue reading...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 3, 2016

The Drill Down 428: 10-Core Workout

This week, Jawbone UP is down and out, Intel busts out 10-core chips, does the Hulk Hogan/Gawker suit threaten journalistic free speech?, Google vs Oracle is a victory for fair use, how European hate speech laws will affect US social media ...and muc...
by Geeks of Doom on Jun 3, 2016

Holder Claims Snowden Performed A Public Service

--->NewsEric Holder, a former U.S. Attorney General, suggested that Edward Snowden's revelations of inappropriate and illegal programs government surveillance programs was a public service. He suggested the Snowden's leaked documents triggered a nat...
by Eric De Groot's Insights on Jun 1, 2016

How to make Privacy Policy for your Site

A privacy policy by any standard is a document that discloses everything about your site to your visitors about what you will do with information collected from them and the way you are gathering those information and how the information will be kept...
by News24Media on May 29, 2016

Controversial Surveillance Firm Blue Coat Was Granted a Powerful Encryption Certificate

Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard (edited for clarity): A controversial surveillance company called Blue Coat Systems -- whose products have been detected in Iran and Sudan -- was recently issued a powerful encryption certificate by Symantec. The...
by Remote Network on May 28, 2016

Echosec Recognized as Finalist in 2016 VIATEC Technology Awards

VIATEC has recognized 58 finalists for awards in 13 categories and according to the committee, 2016 saw a record number of finalists pulled from a total of 189 nominations! This year, Echosec has been recognized as a finalist The post Echosec Recogni...
by CanadianGIS on May 26, 2016

Consumer Campaigners Read T&C Of Their Mobile Phone Apps To Prove a Point

From a BBC report: Norwegians have spent more than 30 hours reading out terms and conditions from smartphone apps in a campaign by the country's consumer agency. The average Norwegian has 33 apps, the Norwegian Consumer Council says, whose terms and...
by Remote Network on May 26, 2016

Millennials Value Speed Over Security, Says Survey

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Daily Dot: Millennials stand apart from other Americans in preferring faster Internet access to safer Internet access, according to a new survey. When digital-authentication firm SecureAuth asked people fr...
by Remote Network on May 26, 2016

Virtual Assistants Such As Amazon's Echo Break US Child Privacy Law, Experts Say

Mark Harris, reporting for The Guardian: An investigation by the Guardian has found that despite Amazon marketing the Echo to families with young children, the device is likely to contravene the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), se...
by Remote Network on May 26, 2016

Garante per la Protezione dei dati personali. Adempimenti previsti in caso di violazione di dati personali

I dati personali conservati, trasmessi o trattati da pubbliche amministrazioni e aziende possono essere soggetti al rischio di perdita, distruzione o diffusione indebita, ad esempio a seguito di attacchi informatici, accessi abusivi, incidenti o even...
by AVV. ANNAMARIA TANZI on May 25, 2016

Vote for Oozzat?!: The Only Secure Messenger

Mobile messaging is a convenient tool for many people across the world. We use it daily, firing messages back and forth, usually for free. Everyone’s on it, from your best friends to your Mum. But what really happens to all those millions of me...
by iPhoneGlance on May 23, 2016

VyprVPN Free VPN for Privacy 2.14.1 APK

The post VyprVPN Free VPN for Privacy 2.14.1 APK appeared first on APK4Market.com. Download VyprVPN Free VPN for Privacy APK for Android This version of VyprVPN Free VPN for Privacy 2.14.1 APK includes several changes which are mentioned below. You c...
by APK4Market.com on May 23, 2016

Uber Knows Exactly When You'll Pay Surge Pricing

An anonymous reader writes: Uber has figured out exactly when you are more likely to pay double or triple the cost of your ride: when your phone battery is low. Uber's head of economic research, Keith Chen, recently told NPR on an episode of The Hidd...
by Remote Network on May 20, 2016

It's Trivially Easy To Identify You Based On Records of Your Calls and Texts

Reader erier2003 shares an article on Daily Dot: Contrary to the claims of America's top spies, the details of your phone calls and text messages -- including when they took place and whom they involved -- are no less revealing than the actual conten...
by Remote Network on May 17, 2016

Face Recognition App Taking Russia By Storm May Bring End To Public Anonymity

An anonymous reader writes: Anonymity in public could soon become a thing of the past. A service called FindFace allows users to photograph people in a crowd and work out their identities with 70% reliability. It works by comparing photographs to pro...
by Remote Network on May 17, 2016


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