«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 using iTunes on your PC.


After updating to , 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


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Does Predictive Policing Enforce Racial Bias?

This is a larger problem of «technological solutionism» that is rampant in the tech industry and believing that 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.”

So called is the next step of your space reduction.


It turns out "Hey " is short for "Hey Keith Alexander." Yes, the Keith Alexander personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal. And Web Services () host ~6% of all websites.


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 group, and affect wider economy.


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"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!


The number of searches in all languages for privacy-focused alternatives (e.g., “private email” or “encrypted email”) increased 39 percent worldwide between May 2019 and April 2020.


Apps that are marketed with the promise of protecting our 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 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.»


Seems like it depends from the Bluetooth transmitter. Turns out on the issue is not present since did not enabled on old iPhones not able to rotate the Bluetooth MAC address.

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“Little thumb” attack possible on COVID apps due to a on the core coded by and .


We need this to be fixed soon.

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