Archive for the ‘Security / Privacy’ Category

A Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos

January 20th, 2021
Faces of the Riot used open source software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos taken from the insurrection on January 6.

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How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption

January 13th, 2021
New research has dug into the openings that iOS and Android security provide for anyone with the right tools.

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An Absurdly Basic Bug Let Anyone Grab All of Parler’s Data

January 12th, 2021
The “free speech” social network also allowed unlimited access to every public post, image, and video.

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WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years

January 8th, 2021
A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place since 2016.

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Activists Publish a Vast Trove of Ransomware Victims’ Data

January 6th, 2021
WikiLeaks successor DDoSecrets has amassed a controversial new collection of corporate secrets and is sharing them in the name of transparency.

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Apple’s App ‘Privacy Labels’ Are Here—and They’re a Big Step Forward

December 14th, 2020
It remains unclear how effective the warnings will be, but the attempt alone is a promising development.

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Ditch Your Data-Hungry Apps for These Privacy-Focused Swaps

December 13th, 2020
From messaging to maps, many popular apps slurp up your data to sell you ads. There’s a better way.

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What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol?

November 29th, 2020
As the Signal protocol becomes the industry standard, it's worth understanding what sets it apart from other forms of end-to-end encrypted messaging.

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Ghostery’s Making a Privacy Browser—and Ad-Free Search Engine

November 18th, 2020
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.

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The iOS Covid App Ecosystem Has Become a Privacy Minefield

November 13th, 2020
An analysis of nearly 500 Covid-related apps worldwide shows major differences in how much data they expect you to give up.

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