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US whistleblower Edward Snowden received permanent residency by Russian authorities

The popular US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, the announcement was made by his lawyer. The former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden (37) has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer announced on Thursday. In 2013, Edward Snowden shed the light on the mass surv
Publish At:2020-10-23 03:41 | Read:198 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Edward Snowden Hacking hacking news i

German authorities raid the offices of the FinFisher surveillance firm

Earlier this month, German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the German surveillance software firm, accused of providing its software to oppressive regimes. German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the popular German surveillance firm as part of an investigation into the alleged sale of their software to oppressiv
Publish At:2020-10-14 16:53 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Malware FinFisher FinSpy

Tor and anonymous browsing – just how safe is it?

byPaul DucklinAn article published on the open-to-allcomers blogging site Medium earlier this week has made for some scary headlines.Written as an independent research piece by an author going only by nusenu, the story is headlined:How Malicious Tor Relays are Exploiting Users in 2020 (Part I)[More than] 23% of the Tor network’s exit capacity has been attack
Publish At:2020-08-13 13:53 | Read:450 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bitcoin Exit node MITM Scam snooping surveillance To

Google updates policies to ban any ads for surveillance solutions and services

Google announced that starting from August it will update its policies to reject ads proposed by organizations offering surveillance software. Google announced the update of its Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy to “prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring a
Publish At:2020-07-12 03:59 | Read:952 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security ads Google Hacking hacking news infor

Hundreds of malicious Chrome browser extensions used to spy on you!

Malicious Chrome browser extensions were employed in a surveillance campaign on a large scale, millions of users potentially impacted. Malicious Chrome browser extensions were used in a massive surveillance campaign aimed at users working in the financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare, government organizations, and pharmaceuti
Publish At:2020-06-20 14:39 | Read:872 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Chrome Browser Ext

Clearview AI facial recogition sued again – this time by ACLU

byPaul DucklinThe facial recognition company that everyone – or at least a large chunk of everyone – loves to hate, Clearview AI, is to get yet another day, and perhaps very much longer than that, in a Chicago courtroom.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), together with four community organisations based in the US state of Illinois, has bro
Publish At:2020-05-29 14:24 | Read:720 | Comments:0 | Tags:ACLU biometrics Clearview Clearview AI facial recognition su

Internet giants unite to stop warrantless snooping on web histories

byLisa VaasEarlier this month, the US Senate narrowly voted to renew warrantless collection of Americans’ web-browsing histories.This week, the US House of Representatives is expected to consider the act that reauthorizes that warrantless data collection: the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act. The House already passed the reauthorization act, sent it to
Publish At:2020-05-26 12:55 | Read:641 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Mozilla Privacy Social networks Twitter browsing

Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

byLisa VaasMayo? Mustard? Creep who takes your sandwich order plus the personal details you handed over for contact tracing?That’s not what I ordered, said a woman in Auckland, New Zealand, whose trip to a Subway fast-food shop led to a restaurant worker reaching out to pester her on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and via text.As the local news outlet
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:28 | Read:758 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Privacy Security threats breach contact tracing co

Senate renews warrantless collection of web histories

byLisa VaasPeople are spending a lot of time online these days. They’re helping kids with homework, looking up prices for a sick parent’s prescriptions, or visiting who knows what websites in search of who knows what content: researching the pandemic, hanging out virtually with friends, shopping, or whatever else floats their boats.Unfortunately,
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:25 | Read:570 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Privacy legislation Patriot Act Section 215 snoo

Syria-linked APT group SEA targets Android users with COVID19 lures

Syrian-linked APT group SEA recently used COVID-19-themed lures as part of a long-running surveillance campaign, security researchers warn. Syrian hackers are behind a long-running campaign that has been active since January 2018 and that targets Arabic-speaking Android users. The campaign aimed at users in Syria and surrounding regions was spotted by
Publish At:2020-04-17 03:55 | Read:937 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware Mobile Android A

NSO CEO claims Facebook wanted NSO surveillance tool to spy on users

A new shocking revelation comes from the disputed from NSO Group and Facebook, NSO CEO claims Facebook tried to buy an Apple spying software in 2017. Reading this post you could have a better idea of the value of your privacy. In October 2019, WhatsApp sued the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group accusing it of carrying out malicious attacks against it
Publish At:2020-04-08 10:45 | Read:1106 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Social Networks Facebook h

NIST shared dataset of tattoos that’s been used to identify prisoners

byLisa VaasIn 2017, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit looking to force the FBI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to cough up info about Tatt-C (also known as the Tattoo Recognition Challenge): a tattoo recognition program that involves creating an “open tattoo database
Publish At:2020-03-19 12:45 | Read:1018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Privacy biometrics eff Electronic Frontier Found

Uber to file federal suit against LA over users’ real-time location data

byLisa VaasUber is poised to file a federal lawsuit over Los Angeles’s demands for what the company (as well as privacy advocates and, presumably, state law) consider to be the city’s privacy-invading demands for real-time location data of its users.Uber provided an embargoed draft of the lawsuit, which a spokesperson said the company will file l
Publish At:2020-03-18 10:12 | Read:1172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Privacy bikes CalECPA Fourth Amendment geolocati

Homeland Security sued over secretive use of face recognition

byLisa VaasThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to cough up details about its use of facial recognition at airports.Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the powerful civil rights group filed the suit in New York on Thursday. Besides the DHS, the suit was also filed against US
Publish At:2020-03-13 08:48 | Read:1086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Law & order ACLU airports American Civil

Russian watchdog fines Twitter, Facebook for not moving user data to local servers

A Russian court fined Twitter and Facebook 4 million rubles each for refusing to store the personal data of Russian citizens on local servers. At the end of January, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor instituted administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter after they refused to store data of Russian users on servers located in th
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:31 | Read:856 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Facebook Pierluigi Paganini pr