Slashdot Items Tagged "privacy"

Date / Time Story
Monday March 19, 2018 @07:27PM Facebook Security Chief Said To Leave After Clashes Over Disinformation
Monday March 19, 2018 @04:50PM Facebook Hires Firm To Conduct Forensic Audit of Cambridge Analytica Data
Sunday March 18, 2018 @03:30PM Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years, Researcher Says
Sunday March 18, 2018 @07:59AM Are Google and Facebook Surveilling Their Own Employees?
Friday March 16, 2018 @11:06PM Facebook Suspends Donald Trump's Data Operations Team For Misusing People's Personal Information
Friday March 16, 2018 @02:20PM Sierra Leone Records World's First Blockchain-Powered Election
Friday March 16, 2018 @01:45PM Facial Scanning Now Arriving At US Airports
Friday March 16, 2018 @12:21PM Yet Again, Google Tricked Into Serving Scam Amazon Ads
Thursday March 15, 2018 @06:24PM The 600+ Companies PayPal Shares Your Data With
Wednesday March 14, 2018 @05:06PM Jewelry Site Leaks Personal Details, Plaintext Passwords of 1.3 Million Users
Wednesday March 14, 2018 @04:54PM New Bill In Congress Would Bypass the Fourth Amendment, Hand Your Data To Police
Tuesday March 13, 2018 @02:36PM Privacy-Busting Bugs Found in Popular VPN Services Hotspot Shield, Zenmate and PureVPN
Monday March 12, 2018 @07:08PM ACLU Sues TSA Over Electronic Device Searches
Monday March 12, 2018 @04:34PM 'Slingshot' Malware That Hid For Six Years Spread Through Routers
Monday March 12, 2018 @12:41PM MoviePass Wants To Gather a Whole Lot of Data About Its Users
Monday March 12, 2018 @12:41PM Firefox Gets Privacy Boost By Disabling Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor APIs
Monday March 12, 2018 @11:24AM Dial P for Privacy: The Phone Booth Is Back
Friday March 09, 2018 @02:07PM Documents Prove Local Cops Have Bought Cheap iPhone Cracking Tech
Friday March 09, 2018 @01:28PM Downloads of Popular Apps Were Silently Swapped For Spyware in Turkey: Citizen Lab
Friday March 09, 2018 @10:46AM Half of Ransomware Victims Didn't Recover Their Data After Paying the Ransom
Thursday March 08, 2018 @10:35AM McAfee Acquires VPN Provider TunnelBear
Wednesday March 07, 2018 @10:04AM Facebook's VPN Service Onavo Protect Collects Personal Data -- Even When It's Switched Off
Tuesday March 06, 2018 @05:08PM FBI Paid Geek Squad Repair Staff As Informants
Tuesday March 06, 2018 @03:23PM Spyware Seller Shuts Down After Hack
Tuesday March 06, 2018 @11:37AM Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
Tuesday March 06, 2018 @11:18AM The Slow Death of the Internet Cookie
Tuesday March 06, 2018 @12:05AM MoviePass CEO Proudly Says App Tracks Your Location Before, After Movies
Monday March 05, 2018 @03:12PM Microsoft To Offer Governments Local Version of Azure Cloud Service
Sunday March 04, 2018 @03:03PM New LTE Attacks Can Snoop On Messages, Track Locations, and Spoof Emergency Alerts
Thursday March 01, 2018 @01:39PM Equifax Identifies Additional 2.4 Million Customers Hit By Data Breach
Wednesday February 28, 2018 @08:59PM Germany Says Government Network Was Breached
Tuesday February 27, 2018 @07:10PM Facebook Silently Enables Facial Recognition Abilities For Users Outside EU, Canada
Tuesday February 27, 2018 @06:13PM Google Releases Info On 2.4 Million 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests
Tuesday February 27, 2018 @05:37PM Bill Gates: Cryptocurrency Is 'Rare Technology That Has Caused Deaths In a Fairly Direct Way'
Tuesday February 27, 2018 @03:29PM Supreme Court Wrestles With Microsoft Data Privacy Fight
Monday February 26, 2018 @05:56PM Coinbase: We Will Send Data On 13,000 Users To IRS
Monday February 26, 2018 @04:47PM Pop-Up Cameras Could Soon Be a Mobile Trend
Sunday February 25, 2018 @12:02AM Researchers From MIT and Harvard University Present a Paper Describing a New System, Dubbed Veil, That Makes Private Browsing More Private
Saturday February 24, 2018 @10:57PM Apple Moves To Store iCloud Keys in China, Raising Human Rights Fears
Saturday February 24, 2018 @12:15PM Signal, WhatsApp Co-Founder Launch 'Open Source Privacy Technology' Nonprofit
Friday February 23, 2018 @05:18PM 'Critical' T-Mobile Bug Allowed Hackers To Hijack Users' Accounts
Friday February 23, 2018 @04:40PM Facebook's Mandatory Anti-Malware Scan Is Invasive and Lacks Transparency
Friday February 23, 2018 @10:03AM Samsung Rescues Data-Saving Privacy App Opera Max and Relaunches it as Samsung Max
Thursday February 22, 2018 @06:48PM The Los Angeles Times Website Is Unintentionally Serving a Cryptocurrency Mining Script
Thursday February 22, 2018 @05:36PM US Border Officials Haven't Properly Verified Visitor Passports For More Than a Decade Due To Improper Software
Wednesday February 21, 2018 @05:40PM 100-Page Report Warns of the Many Dangers of AI
Monday February 19, 2018 @03:23PM Flight Sim Company Embeds Malware To Steal Pirates' Passwords
Sunday February 18, 2018 @11:50AM Contractors Pose Cyber Risk To Government Agencies
Saturday February 17, 2018 @04:22PM Facebook Admits SMS Notifications Sent Using Two-Factor Number Was Caused by Bug
Friday February 16, 2018 @06:32PM Phishing Attack Scores Credentials For More Than 50,000 Snapchat Users
Friday February 16, 2018 @02:52PM Facebook Must Stop Tracking Belgian Users, Court Rules
Friday February 16, 2018 @10:00AM Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate Remains
Thursday February 15, 2018 @05:41PM 119,000 Passports, Photo IDs of FedEx Customers Found On Unsecured Amazon Server
Wednesday February 14, 2018 @07:32PM Facebook Is Spamming Users Via Their 2FA Phone Numbers
Wednesday February 14, 2018 @12:05PM Messenger Kids Advocates Were Facebook-Funded
Wednesday February 14, 2018 @05:22AM AMP For Email Is a Terrible Idea
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @08:58PM Kaspersky Says Telegram Flaw Used For Cryptocurrency Mining
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @08:28PM Seattle To Remove Controversial City Spying Network After Public Backlash
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @04:26PM Facebook is Pushing Its Data-tracking Onavo VPN Within Its Main Mobile App
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @04:09PM Many ID-Protection Services Fail Basic Security
Monday February 12, 2018 @01:29PM German Court Rules Facebook Use of Personal Data Illegal
Monday February 12, 2018 @12:06PM A Facebook Employee Asked a Reporter To Turn Off His Phone So Facebook Couldn't Track Its Location
Sunday February 11, 2018 @04:47PM Hackers Hijack Government Websites To Mine Crypto-Cash
Sunday February 11, 2018 @12:19PM Sandboxed Mac Apps Can Record Screen Any Time Without You Knowing
Friday February 09, 2018 @07:03PM Hackers In Equifax Breach Accessed More Personal Information Than Previously Disclosed
Friday February 09, 2018 @06:42PM Should GitHub Allow Username Reuse?
Friday February 09, 2018 @10:34AM Turkey Rolls Out Domestic Rival To WhatsApp, Raising Surveillance Concerns
Thursday February 08, 2018 @06:22PM 32 Senators Want To Know If US Regulators Halted Equifax Probe
Thursday February 08, 2018 @04:26PM Google Chrome Pushes For User Protection With 'Not secure' Label
Thursday February 08, 2018 @03:38PM Apple Says the Leaked iPhone Source Code is Outdated
Thursday February 08, 2018 @01:42AM Police In China Are Scanning Travelers With Facial Recognition Glasses
Thursday February 08, 2018 @01:36AM Attackers Drain CPU Power From Water Utility Plant In Cryptojacking Attack
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @09:02PM Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted On GitHub
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @07:29PM Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable To Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @02:51PM 36 Indicted in Global Cybercrime Ring That Stole $530M
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @10:51AM Scammers Use Download Bombs To Freeze Chrome Browsers on Shady Sites
Tuesday February 06, 2018 @04:21PM A Flaw In Hotspot Shield Can Expose VPN Users, Locations
Tuesday February 06, 2018 @12:48PM A Bug in Browser Extension Grammarly, Now Patched, Could Have Allowed an Attacker To Read Everything Users Wrote Online
Tuesday February 06, 2018 @10:38AM Apple is Sending Some Developers Ad Spend and Install Details For Other People's Apps
Saturday February 03, 2018 @04:14AM WHATIS Going To Happen To WHOIS?
Friday February 02, 2018 @11:06AM Firefox 59 Will Stop Websites Snooping on Where You've Just Been
Friday February 02, 2018 @01:40AM DuckDuckGo CEO: 'Google and Facebook Are Watching Our Every Move Online. It's Time To Make Them Stop'
Friday February 02, 2018 @01:12AM New Zero-Day Vulnerability Found In Adobe Flash Player
Thursday February 01, 2018 @06:00PM How DIY Rebels Are Working To Replace Tech Giants
Thursday February 01, 2018 @05:41PM Ask Slashdot: Which Tech Company Do You Respect Most?
Thursday February 01, 2018 @03:00PM Windows Defender Will Soon Start Removing Applications With Coercive Messaging: Cleaners and Optimizers Put on Notice
Thursday February 01, 2018 @10:47AM Messaging App Telegram Pulled From Apple's App Store Due To 'Inappropriate Content'
Wednesday January 31, 2018 @10:34AM Judges Say the UK's Digital Surveillance Program Snooper's Charter Is Illegal
Tuesday January 30, 2018 @05:47PM Google Play Removed 700,000 Bad Apps In 2017, 70 Percent More Than In 2016
Monday January 29, 2018 @05:16PM Pentagon Reviews GPS Policies After Fitness Trackers Reveal Locations
Monday January 29, 2018 @04:01PM China Denies Report it Hacked African Union Headquarters
Monday January 29, 2018 @02:02PM Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner Can Be Bypassed via a Hardcoded Password
Monday January 29, 2018 @01:20AM Intel Told Chinese Firms of Meltdown Flaws Before the US Government
Sunday January 28, 2018 @08:32PM Fitness-Tracking App Reveals Locations of Secret Army Bases
Saturday January 27, 2018 @09:51PM A Single Line of Computer Code Put Thousands of Innocent Turks in Jail
Saturday January 27, 2018 @05:57PM Deanonymizing Tor: Your Bitcoin Transactions May Come Back To Haunt You
Saturday January 27, 2018 @02:03AM DuckDuckGo App and Extension Upgrades Offer Privacy 'Beyond the Search Box'
Saturday January 27, 2018 @12:15AM Car Manufacturers Are Tracking Millions of Cars
Friday January 26, 2018 @07:58PM Crooks Created 28 Fake Ad Agencies To Disguise Massive Malvertising Campaign
Friday January 26, 2018 @05:11PM ICE Is About To Start Tracking License Plates Across the US
Thursday January 25, 2018 @06:30PM Former Employees Say Lyft Staffers Spied On Passengers
Wednesday January 24, 2018 @06:55PM Google X Is Launching a Cybersecurity Company Called Chronicle
Wednesday January 24, 2018 @04:03PM Windows 10 Will Soon Let Users Track the Data Microsoft Collects
Wednesday January 24, 2018 @11:55AM NSA Deletes 'Honesty' and 'Openness' From Core Values
Tuesday January 23, 2018 @12:42PM Ecuador is Fighting Crime Using Chinese Surveillance Technology
Tuesday January 23, 2018 @11:43AM Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes
Monday January 22, 2018 @11:09AM Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy's F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don't Do Any Tracking
Friday January 19, 2018 @06:10PM Trump Signs Surveillance Extension Into Law
Thursday January 18, 2018 @02:36PM Less Than 1 in 10 Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Wednesday January 17, 2018 @06:57PM Amazon Won't Say If It Hands Your Echo Data To the Government
Wednesday January 17, 2018 @04:45PM A Photo Accidentally Revealed a Password For Hawaii's Emergency Agency
Wednesday January 17, 2018 @10:08AM Philippine Lawmakers Worry China Telecom May Be a 'Trojan horse'
Tuesday January 16, 2018 @06:49PM Many Enterprise Mobile Devices Will Never Be Patched Against Meltdown, Spectre
Tuesday January 16, 2018 @04:25PM Researchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities
Monday January 15, 2018 @12:12PM India To Add Facial Authentication For Its Aadhaar Card Security
Saturday January 13, 2018 @10:55AM Lenovo Discovers and Removes Backdoor in Networking Switches
Friday January 12, 2018 @10:43PM Adult Themed VR Game Leaks Data On Thousands
Friday January 12, 2018 @08:58PM Will Facial Recognition in China Lead To Total Surveillance?
Friday January 12, 2018 @04:33PM Apple's China iCloud Data Migration Sweeps Up International User Accounts
Friday January 12, 2018 @04:01PM Researcher Finds Another Security Flaw In Intel Management Firmware
Thursday January 11, 2018 @02:48PM Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype
Thursday January 11, 2018 @01:24PM House Passes Bill To Renew NSA Internet Spying Tool
Thursday January 11, 2018 @12:43PM FBI Calls Apple 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' For Making iPhone Cracks Difficult
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @04:39PM macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @01:50PM WhatsApp Security Flaws Could Be Exploited To Covertly Add Members To Group Chats
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @01:29AM 'I Tried the First Phone With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor'
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @09:04PM Congress Is About To Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @06:26PM UK Backs Off From Banning Reidentification Research
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @05:30PM James Dolan, Co-Creator of SecureDrop, Dead At 36
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @12:34PM With WPA3, Wi-Fi Security is About To Get a Lot Tougher
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @11:56AM FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption 'Urgent Public Safety Issue'
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @11:18AM Snowden Joins Outcry Against World's Biggest Biometric Database
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @09:57AM Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key
Monday January 08, 2018 @05:42PM Western Digital 'My Cloud' Devices Have a Hardcoded Backdoor
Friday January 05, 2018 @06:20PM New US Customs Guidelines Limit Copying Files and Searching Cloud Data
Friday January 05, 2018 @04:51PM Eben Upton Explains Why Raspberry Pi Isn't Vulnerable To Spectre Or Meltdown
Friday January 05, 2018 @11:53AM Amazon Alexa is Coming To Headphones, Smart Watches, Bathrooms and More
Thursday January 04, 2018 @05:28PM How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found One of the Worst CPU Bugs Ever Found
Thursday January 04, 2018 @09:53AM Personal Data of a Billion Indians Sold Online For $8, Report Claims
Wednesday January 03, 2018 @05:22PM 2 Years Later, Security Holes Linger In GPS Services Used By Millions of Devices
Wednesday January 03, 2018 @04:57PM Intel Responds To Alleged Chip Flaw, Claims Effects Won't Significantly Impact Average Users
Wednesday January 03, 2018 @12:40PM Mozilla Will Delete Firefox Crash Reports Collected by Accident
Tuesday January 02, 2018 @05:19PM New Bill Could Finally Get Rid of Paperless Voting Machines
Tuesday January 02, 2018 @10:28AM China's WeChat Denies Storing User Chats
Sunday December 31, 2017 @05:39PM EFF Applauds 'Massive Change' to HTTPS
Friday December 29, 2017 @05:36PM 300,000 Users Exposed In Data Leak
Friday December 29, 2017 @12:26PM That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You're Watching on TV
Friday December 29, 2017 @09:59AM Chrome Extension with 100,000 Users Caught Pushing Cryptocurrency Miner
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @09:24PM Web Trackers Exploit Flaw In Browser Login Managers To Steal Usernames
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @08:06PM Web Trackers Exploit Flaw in Browser Login Managers to Steal Usernames
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @06:06PM FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @05:59PM Some Sonos and Bose Speakers Are Being Hijacked To Play Ghostly Sounds
Tuesday December 26, 2017 @05:11PM Beware: 'Digmine' Cryptocurrency Bot Is Spreading Via Facebook Messenger
Monday December 25, 2017 @11:06AM Should Regulators Force Facebook To Ship a 'Start Over' Button For Users?
Saturday December 23, 2017 @09:00PM 12 Days In Xinjiang - China's Surveillance State
Friday December 22, 2017 @05:26PM Amazon Acquires Connected Camera and Doorbell Startup 'Blink'
Friday December 22, 2017 @12:18PM 'Username or Password is Incorrect' Security Defense is a Weak Practice
Friday December 22, 2017 @10:19AM Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally
Friday December 22, 2017 @09:50AM Snowden's New App Haven Uses Your Smartphone To Physically Guard Your Laptop
Thursday December 21, 2017 @06:05PM AnyDVD Supports UHD Blu-Ray Ripping, While Devices Patch Security Holes
Thursday December 21, 2017 @12:16PM Facial Scans at US Airports Violate Americans' Privacy, Report Says
Thursday December 21, 2017 @09:42AM Windows 10 Facial Recognition Feature Can Be Bypassed with a Photo
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @06:40PM Youbit Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Exchange After Second Hack, Files For Bankruptcy
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @05:56PM Cable TV's Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @05:37PM Firefox Prepares To Mark All HTTP Sites 'Not Secure' After HTTPS Adoption Rises
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @01:40AM Microsoft Removes Google's Chrome Installer From the Windows Store
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @07:59PM Cloud-Based Repository Leak Exposes 123 Million American Households
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @07:34PM Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Alternatives To Android Or iOS?
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @04:59PM 'Loapi' Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Is Causing Phone Batteries To Bulge
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @04:56PM Chinese Backdoor Still Active on Many Android Devices
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @01:48PM Facebook Will Use Facial Recognition To Tell You When People Upload Your Picture
Monday December 18, 2017 @09:12PM Venezuela Will Force Bitcoin Miners To Register With the Government
Monday December 18, 2017 @07:57PM WhatsApp Ordered To Stop Sharing User Data With Facebook
Saturday December 16, 2017 @11:53PM Microsoft Releases a Preview of OpenSSH Client and Server For Windows 10
Saturday December 16, 2017 @11:29PM Windows 10 Bundled a Password Manager with a Security Flaw
Saturday December 16, 2017 @04:38PM Facial Recognition Algorithms -- Plus 1.8 Billion Photos -- Leads to 567 Arrests in China
Saturday December 16, 2017 @08:17AM Chrome 64 Beta Adds Sitewide Audio Muting, Pop-Up Blocker, Windows 10 HDR Video
Friday December 15, 2017 @11:27PM Here's the Letter Alleging Uber Spied on Individuals For Competitive Intelligence
Friday December 15, 2017 @06:41PM An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities
Friday December 15, 2017 @06:08PM Mozilla Slipped a 'Mr. Robot'-Promo Plugin Into Firefox and Users Are Pissed
Thursday December 14, 2017 @10:09PM CIA Captured Putin's 'Specific Instructions' To Hack the 2016 Election, Says Report
Thursday December 14, 2017 @06:12PM A Cryptocurrency Without a Blockchain Has Been Built To Outperform Bitcoin
Thursday December 14, 2017 @05:12PM Attackers Deploy 'Triton' Malware Against Industrial Safety Equipment
Thursday December 14, 2017 @04:55PM EFF: Accessing Publicly Available Information On the Internet Is Not a Crime
Thursday December 14, 2017 @10:00AM Fortinet VPN Client Exposes VPN Creds; Palo Alto Firewalls Allow Remote Attacks
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @08:06PM Avast Launches Open-Source Decompiler For Machine Code
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @07:42PM Trump Administration Calls For Government IT To Adopt Cloud Services
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @07:09PM Author of BrickerBot Malware Retires, Says He Bricked 10 Million IoT Devices
Tuesday December 12, 2017 @04:47PM Searchable Database of 1.4 Billion Stolen Credentials Found On Dark Web
Monday December 11, 2017 @09:36AM How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web
Monday December 11, 2017 @08:14AM HP Laptops Found To Have Hidden Keylogger
Monday December 11, 2017 @01:13AM German Intelligence Warns of Increased Chinese Cyberspying
Saturday December 09, 2017 @12:14AM Reporter Regrets Letting Amazon's Delivery People Into His House
Friday December 08, 2017 @09:02PM People Keep Finding Hidden Cameras in Their Airbnbs
Friday December 08, 2017 @06:00PM Zero-Day iOS HomeKit Vulnerability Allowed Remote Access To Smart Accessories Including Locks
Friday December 08, 2017 @05:52PM People Who Can't Remember Their Bitcoin Passwords Are Really Freaking Out Now
Friday December 08, 2017 @04:57PM 'Process Doppelganging' Attack Bypasses Most Security Products, Works On All Windows Versions
Friday December 08, 2017 @04:35PM Chrome 63 Offers Even More Protection From Malicious Sites, Using Even More Memory
Thursday December 07, 2017 @09:17AM Keylogger Found On Nearly 5,500 WordPress Sites
Wednesday December 06, 2017 @06:35PM Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even If Law Expires, Officials Say