Archiv: privacy


21.07.2019 - 14:21 [ CNN ]

An entire nation just got hacked

(21.07.2019)

Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office.
In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected.

26.06.2019 - 16:28 [ ITV.com ]

What to do if you are a victim of ‚revenge porn‘ or ’sextortion‘

Criminals use fake identities to befriend victims online, using websites such as Facebook, Skype or LinkedIn, then threaten to share the video with the victim’s friends or family.

‚Revenge porn‘ more often involves an ex-partner or person known to you, who seeks to use what you thought were private images to embarrass or humiliate you.

24.06.2019 - 05:17 [ politicshome.com ]

Jeremy Hunt says Boris Johnson ‚refusing‘ to answer ‚difficult‘ questions amid scrutiny over flat row

Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has accused rival Boris Johnson of refusing to answer „difficult“ questions amid scrutiny of his private life.

23.06.2019 - 19:54 [ Telegraph ]

Boris Johnson row: The couple next door passionate about their opposition to Tories

“Just gave Boris Johnson the finger,” she wrote, referring to her greeting for the prospective Tory leader staying at his girlfriend’s flat in the same block as Ms Leigh’s apartment in south east London.

Ms Leigh, an American theatre producer, director and writer, has now deleted her Twitter account – possibly because the influence she and her husband, Tom Penn, have had over the leadership race became immeasurable this weekend.

23.06.2019 - 19:43 [ Spiked ]

The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home: The Guardian’s invasion of Boris’s privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism.

Is it right to record a couple’s private conversations, through the walls of their home, and then publish their words verbatim in a national newspaper? Most people would say no. Most people would consider that a grotesque invasion of privacy. Most people would think it profoundly morally wrong to spy on a couple’s most intimate moments and then salaciously expose those moments to readers hungry for scandal.

25.05.2019 - 19:30 [ Google Play ]

Tor Browser

Tor Browser for Android is the only official mobile browser supported by the Tor Project, developers of the world’s strongest tool for privacy and freedom online.

08.05.2019 - 23:19 [ Tor Project ]

New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a12

or Browser 8.5a12 is now available from the Tor Browser Alpha download page and also from our distribution directory.

Note: this is an alpha release, an experimental version for users who want to help us test new features. For everyone else, we recommend downloading the latest stable release instead.

This release fixes the issue which caused NoScript and all other Firefox extensions signed by Mozilla to be disabled.

If you used the workaround mentioned in our previous blog post, don’t forget to set the xpinstall.signatures.required entry in about:config back to true after installing this update.

05.05.2019 - 11:51 [ Tionisla ‏/ Twitter ]

Ok, seems #firefox is working as intended now… BUT *having to* enable studies (I never intended to enable) to get it fixed, the fact add-ons are resolved by a central certificate made it clear #Mozilla has a different view on „privacy first“ than me.

28.04.2019 - 03:04 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Skip the Surveillance By Opting Out of Face Recognition At Airports

Trading privacy for convenience is a bad bargain, and it can feel like the deal isn’t always one we have a choice in. DHS has said that the only way we can ensure that our biometric data isn’t collected when we travel is to “refrain from traveling.” That’s ridiculous. The time to regulate and restrict the use of facial recognition technology is now, before it becomes embedded in our everyday lives. We must keep fighting to make sure that in the future, it gets easier, and not harder, to defend our privacy—biometric or otherwise.

13.04.2019 - 15:55 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

EFF Statement on Assange Indictment and Arrest

While the indictment of Julian Assange centers on an alleged attempt to break a password—an attempt that was not apparently successful—it is still, at root, an attack on the publication of leaked material and the most recent act in an almost decade-long effort to punish a whistleblower and the publisher of her leaked material. Several parts of the indictment describe very common journalistic behavior, like using cloud storage or knowingly receiving classified information or redacting identifying information about a source. Other parts make common free software tools like Linux and Jabber seem suspect. And while we are relieved that the government has not chosen to include publication-based charges today, the government can issue additional charges for at least another two months. It should not do so.

30.03.2019 - 10:07 [ Tor ]

Meet The New TorProject.org

Two years ago, we launched our styleguide as our first step in creating a consistent visual look and feel across the entire Tor Project ecosystem. Today, we are very happy to announce the launch of our brand new website.

16.12.2018 - 00:42 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

The EFF Gift Guide: What’s Creeping Us Out

Finally, it’s always good to take a spin through a product’s privacy policy and attempt to understand what data it collects on you and how that information gets shared with others—that is, if a company has taken the advice of EFF and other privacy groups and bothered to write a policy that a normal person can understand. Mozilla, in a privacy-focused gift guide of its own, determined many tech products have policies that are at a college reading level or higher.

Socks and books aren’t looking so bad now, are they?

14.12.2018 - 13:03 [ Tor ]

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.4

Tor Browser 8.0.4 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

Tor Browser 8.0.4 contains updates to Tor (0.3.4.9), OpenSSL (1.0.2q) and other bundle components. Additionally, we backported a number of patches from our alpha series where they got some baking time. The most important ones are

22.10.2018 - 10:19 [ theRegister.co.uk ]

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone’s web privacy

This is less of an issue for browsers running on desktop computers, provided the user restarts the browser every so often. But the researchers observe that mobile devices may go days or even weeks (given recharge time) without a browser restart.

04.10.2018 - 00:16 [ The Journal.ie ]

„Unjustified invasion of privacy“: New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Under the Customs and Excise Act 2018 which comes into force this week visitors who come under suspicion by officers must hand over their New Zealand so that mobile phones and other electronic devices can be searched.

13.08.2018 - 06:21 [ CNN ]

Democrats want Facebook to tell them who has seen disinformation

The proposal from Raffi Krikorian, the Democratic National Committee’s chief technology officer and a former Uber executive, would allow Democrats and Republicans alike to combat misinformation by serving those people accurate information.

22.04.2018 - 11:36 [ theVerge.com ]

How Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet

Most importantly, the GDPR gives companies a hard deadline: the new rules go into effect on May 25th, 2018 — so if you’re not following the rules by then, you’re in trouble.