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... that uses corrupt exit-nodes to gather data on Tor users; a P2P surveillance tool for Jabber, Bittorrent and other protocols; and a tool for manually removing entries from the Federal Tax Service database ...
Sunday, 21 July 2019
The next version of Chrome will patch a bug that lets websites detect users who are in incognito mode by by probing the Filesystem API; they've also pledged to seek out and block any other vulnerabilities ...
Saturday, 20 July 2019
... the PC wars were fought with incompatible file formats and even data-storage formats: Apple users couldn't open files made by Microsoft users, and vice-versa. Even when file formats were (more or less) ...
Friday, 19 July 2019
Nacho Analytics sells browsing data from more than 4m users (they advertise "See Anyone’s Analytics Account"), a service it calls "God mode for the internet." The data is harvested by embedding Nacho's ...
Thursday, 18 July 2019
Tens of thousands of Slack users will have to change their passwords after the company learned new details about a 2015 data breach. If you created your account before March of that year, haven't ...
Thursday, 18 July 2019
... two-factor authentication now. Credentials for about 65,000 Slack users were impacted, but Slack says they're now resetting the passwords for all users who were active in 2015. Four years later, yep.  ...
Thursday, 18 July 2019
Instagram launched an experiment for Canadian users in April to try and find out whether hiding Like counts can benefit its users. While the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform hasn't shared its ...
Thursday, 18 July 2019
8. Germany says nein danke to Microsoft
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... use of that cloud illegal without specific consent being granted by its individual users. In addition to the physical geography of the cloud, the HBDI is unhappy about telemetry in both Office 365 and ...
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
... exclusively for all things Disney. Users can stream p... Read all  ...
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
... happens to be easy to use. They're also passing the smell test with sites like PC Mag (who gave them a five-star rating), not to mention the hundreds of thousands of users on the App Store and Google Play ...
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
There are two types of drones: fixed-wing models that look like airplanes and multicopters that resemble hovering squares. A group of MIT scientists have designed a new platform that lets users combine ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Following a raid where they caught a suspect flushing evidence down the toilet Loretto, Tennessee Police Department has asked the citizenry to refrain from flushing dope due to the potential risks to ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Orix Auto charges $4 to rent a car for 30 min. The car-sharing company has more than 12,000 parking places, so cars are readily available. Orix learned that a large number of its 230,000 users rent cars ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Facebook has launched a new reporting tool designed to tackle scam ads. The feature lets UK Facebook users flag online ads that link to dubious get-rich-quick schemes or questionable cryptocurrency sales, ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
... and even offer an income-stream that could benefit low-income users. But as my EFF colleague Hayley Tsukayama writes, "Our information should not be thought of as our property this way, to be bought ...
Monday, 15 July 2019
... streaming stick that brings users Sling TV, Netf... Read all  ...
Monday, 15 July 2019
Microsoft has already given users of older Windows versions some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. Now, it's giving them more of a push by removing things dear to their hearts: ...
Monday, 15 July 2019
Last week AMD officially released its new Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, but there's a small problem with the CPUs. As some Linux users quickly noticed, there's an ...
Saturday, 13 July 2019
... search engine, which will roll out to users ov... Read all  ...
Friday, 12 July 2019
... on what's meant by interoperability, it can do a lot, a little, or nothing at all to protect users, innovation and fairness. Let's start with a taxonomy of interoperability: Indifferent Interoperability This ...
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Google can't resist the urge to create another social network even after the Google+ shutdown for everyday users. The company's experimental Area 120 unit has developed a social network, Shoelace, ...
Thursday, 11 July 2019
There's a good chance some strange ads have popped up in your Facebook News Feed. Now, the company wants to give users more clarity about why they're seeing specific ads. In the past, users could ...
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Apple has temporarily disabled the 'Walkie Talkie' iOS app for Apple Watch after a vulnerability was revealed that could allow a third party to eavesdrop on your iPhone. The app lets two users who accept ...
Thursday, 11 July 2019
In Social Connectedness in Urban Areas (Sci-Hub mirror), a group of business and public policy researchers from Facebook, NYU and Princeton study anonymized, fine-grained location data from Facebook users ...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to bring its health information to Alexa. As part of the NHS' long term plan to make its services available digitally, users will soon be able to ask Alexa questions ...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019