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Tracking

Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

April 4, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Security researchers have uncovered the Android version of an iOS spyware known as Pegasus in a case that shows how targeted electronic surveillance can be. Called Chrysaor, the Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, snoop over a phone’s […]


Tracking

Facebook warns developers against using data for ‘surveillance’

March 14, 2017

Via: The Hill

Under pressure from civil liberties advocates, Facebook has updated its policies to explicitly prohibit the use of company data for surveillance purposes. Facebook announced the move on Monday after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published records showing that Facebook […]


Privacy protection, Tracking

Security Researcher hacks “Anti Tracking & Pro Privacy” Brave Browser

January 10, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Brave is an open source project that promises to block Internet greed and ugliness while improving speed and protecting privacy. Basically, it blocks ads containing pixels and cookies that track users and load stuff onto their devices without their knowledge. Brave […]


Tracking

Uber, Apple Maps and location tracking: what’s really going on?

January 4, 2017

Via: Naked Security

When it comes to privacy, folks have learned to watch Uber like a hawk. This turns out to be useful even when Uber (apparently) turns out to be innocent. Case in point: the way Uber’s iOS app (3.222.4 and higher) […]


Tracking

Google to punish repeat offenders by marking their websites insecure

December 15, 2016

Via: Panda Security

Mountain View appears to be fully committed to web user security. In 2016, Google has already launched various initiatives to penalize poor website security practices (or, on the other hand, to reward users who follow their recommendations). Now they’ve proposed to clearly mark […]


Tracking

Uber now collecting location data even after you leave a driver’s car

December 2, 2016

Via: Naked Security

Last year, Uber gave us a heads-up about its new privacy policy and how it had given itself permission to routinely track our locations even after we’ve left the car, following us as we sally forth into businesses, cross the […]


Tracking

Why Monitoring Control Plane Activity is a Requirement for Securing Industrial Networks

November 4, 2016

Via: Security Week

Monitoring network activity is key to securing any production environment. Keeping tabs on the activities of the users, applications and the devices enables operators to ensure expected and normal operations. Monitoring also allows problems to be detected and corrected before […]


Data loss, Tracking

Lawmakers press Lynch for briefing on Yahoo secret email scanning reports

October 17, 2016

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for a briefing by Attorney General Loretta Lynch on reports that Yahoo searched all of its users emails at the behest of the U.S. government. Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) […]


Data loss, Tracking

Report: Secret software on Yahoo email gave government more control

October 10, 2016

Via: The Hill

Software that Yahoo installed at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI may have been more malicious than originally reported, Motherboard reports. A New York Times story asserted that Yahoo developed software to search all emails for signatures […]


Tracking

How private are you on social networks? Check!

October 5, 2016

Via: Kaspersky Blog

For the most part, we all love social networks — some more than others, of course. Really, how could you not? Social media networks make it unbelievably easy to connect with friends, family, coworkers, and strangers around the world, all […]