«Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire.»
iPhones are safe as long as you don't enable iCloud to backup your entire device.
Hint: You can create encrypted backups of your #iPhone using iTunes on your PC.
After updating to #iOS14, I strongly recommend resetting Location & Privacy settings (in Settings > General > Reset).
Applications will have to request permissions again and you can choose to give them selective access to your pictures or coarse location only.
iOS 14 has more granular permissions settings, so it's a great opportunity to do so.
Van Eck phreaking, also known as Van Eck radiation, is a form of eavesdropping in which special equipment is used to pick up side-band electromagnetic emissions from electronic devices that correlate to hidden signals or data for the purpose of recreating these signals or data in order to spy on the electronic device.
Van Eck phreaking might also be used to compromise the secrecy of the votes in an election using electronic voting.
«We cannot secure what we cannot inspect. (...) Even without hacking, mobile phones invisibly transmit dangerously rich records about their owners’ private activities.»
Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital #Surveillance
Does Predictive Policing Enforce Racial Bias?
This is a larger problem of «technological solutionism» that is rampant in the tech industry and believing that #technology can solve all of our problems rather than starting with a question of what do we need to have a fair and equitable society and what is the role of technology if any.
InterGuard advertises that its software “can be silently and remotely installed, so you can conduct covert investigations [of your workers] and bullet-proof evidence gathering without alarming the suspected wrongdoer.”
It turns out "Hey #Alexa" is short for "Hey Keith Alexander." Yes, the Keith Alexander personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal. And #Amazon Web Services (#AWS) host ~6% of all websites.
#Facebook will be forced to stop data transfers from EU to US, likely be October.
This will have major impact on other US tech companies, be seen as “win” for #privacy group, and affect wider economy.
Data’s value is evolving and it has become «the most valuable asset on planet Earth».
Apps that are marketed with the promise of protecting our #privacy are still collecting data that can be used against us.
Developers may respond the way Apple has, by simply not keeping the type of information that law enforcement agencies demand in a reverse search warrant.
«Police start with a time and location, and request data from #Google or another tech company about the devices in the area at the time. The companies then typically supply anonymous data on the devices in the area. Police use their own investigative tools to narrow down this list. Then they may ask for more specific information—often an email address or a name of the account holder—for a phone on the narrower list.»
U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by #Snowden was illegal.
They took 7 years to clarify something so evident.
Angel or Devil? A #Privacy Study of #Android Mobile Parental Control Apps
Use Google Analytics and risk fines, after CJEU ruling on Privacy Shield.
#Mozilla research: Browsing histories are unique enough to reliably identify users
The study shows that even a small list of 50 to 150 of the user's favorite and most accessed domains can let advertisers create a unique tracking profile.
Can Thieves Crack 6-Digit #iPhone Passcodes?
Using weak passcode could results in money loss. Keep your data safe and well protected.
#Brave takes brave stand against #Google's plan to turn websites into ad-blocker-thwarting Web Bundles
Computer engineer. Dreamer. Hero.
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