By Privacy Online - Aug 16, 2018
TLS 1.3 IS COMING - AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AMAZON, GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT TO END CENSORSHIP
A new standard for cryptography is on the horizon, called Transport Level Security 1.3. TLS 1.3 is a major update to cryptography,...Google, Governments, Networking, Privacy, Security, domain fronting, internet censorship, SNI, tls
By Privacy Online - Aug 13, 2018
5 TIPS FOR HELPING CHILDREN THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT PRIVACY
Navigating our increasingly connected digital world can be difficult for the privacy-conscious parent. There are many decisions to...Privacy, children, parenting, privacy, sharing, social media
By Privacy Online - Aug 12, 2018
US POLITICIANS DISCOVER PERSONALLY THE PITFALLS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION: IS IT TIME TO BAN IT COMPLETELY?
For all the theoretical concerns about the limitations of facial recognition systems, there's nothing like personal experience to hammer...Governments, News, Privacy, aclu, amazon, facial recognition, false positives, machine learning, microsoft
By Privacy Online - Aug 11, 2018
PMKID DUMPING: WIFI PASSWORD ATTACKS ARE EASIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
It's a little easier to attack some wireless networks than previously thought. That's because Jens Steube, the developer of the popular...News, Privacy, Security, password, wifi, wifi password, wifi security
By Privacy Online - Aug 9, 2018
BIG TELECOMS WITH QUESTIONABLE MOTIVES ARE STARTING VPN SERVICES
We are in a world where everyone is trying to get a hold of your information. Corporations and governments want to know what you're...Telecom, Privacy, Security, at&T, privacy, Sprint, verizon, vpn
By Privacy Online - Aug 6, 2018
SMART CITIES RAISE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRIVACY RIGHTS AT HOME AND ON THE STREETS WHERE WE LIVE
In the era of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, our municipalities have an increasing array of tools available to...Governments, Privacy, government, smart city, surveillance
By Privacy Online - Aug 5, 2018
DEDICATED FIRST RESPONDER NETWORK RAISES PRIVACY, TRANSPARENCY AND NET NEUTRALITY ISSUES
Providing first responders such as the police, fire services and paramedics with the best available technology makes sense. Lives can...Governments, Net Neutrality, Networking, News, Privacy, Security, at&T, biometrics, first responders, paramedics, police, verizon
By Privacy Online - Aug 4, 2018
GOOGLE IS EXPANDING BACK INTO CHINA. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION?
Google will expand into China and launch a new search engine compliant with the Chinese government's strict censorship rules, according...Google, Governments, News, Privacy, censorship, china, google, Great Firewall of China
By Privacy Online - Aug 1, 2018
HOW TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS
How to secure your digital identity. With the recent deployment of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 , it has never...Guides, Privacy, gdpr, google, google searches, right to be forgotten, serps
By Privacy Online - Jul 30, 2018
WHEN THE THREAT IS IN YOUR HOME: ONLINE PRIVACY, SECURITY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
As digital citizens, we often think about how to secure our internet activity and communications from external sources, including Internet...Privacy, Security, domestic violence, home, internet of things, privacy
By Privacy Online - Jul 29, 2018
WHY GMAIL'S NEW “CONFIDENTIAL MODE” IS NOT SO GREAT FOR PRIVACY, AND POTENTIALLY AWFUL FOR THE OPEN WEB
Gmail is used by well over a billion people worldwide, making it one of the most important online services. Google has recently started...Google, News, Open Source, Privacy, Programming, Security, DRM, email, firefox, gmail, google, mozilla, privacy, secrecy
By Privacy Online - Jul 27, 2018
PERFORMING ETHICAL HACKING THROUGH A VPN SERVICE FOR A FULL ATTACK SIMULATION
A major difficulty in defending against attackers and performing accurate attribution, lies in the fact that threat actors often route...Networking, Security, ethical hacking, hacking, hacking tools
By Privacy Online - Jul 25, 2018
THE INTERNET CANNOT BE TRUSTED - BEAMSPLITTERS, BACKDOORS, AND BROKEN PROMISES
We all know that the Internet is not a fundamentally safe place. With the tremendous gains in information sharing and the conveniences...Governments, Networking, Open Source, Privacy, Security, Back Door, Cisco, Firewall, Intercept, Lawful, Network, Vulnerability
By Privacy Online - Jul 23, 2018
NET NEUTRALITY WAS REPEALED, BUT THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER
The FCC repealed net neutrality, which became official on June 11th. Every second that goes by, the internet is dying just a little...Governments, Net Neutrality, News, battle for the net, congress, house of representatives
By Privacy Online - Jul 21, 2018
SHOULD FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES BE REGULATED BY THE GOVERNMENT? MICROSOFT SAYS ‘YES'
Facial recognition technology represents one of the most serious threats to privacy. That's for two principal reasons. Perhaps the...Governments, News, Privacy, amazon, Facebook, facial recognition, google, microsoft, regulations
By Privacy Online - Jul 21, 2018
COALITION CALLS ON AUSTRALIA'S GOVERNMENT TO REJECT PLANS TO UNDERMINE ENCRYPTION
Today, a global coalition led by civil society and technology experts sent a letter asking the government of Australia to abandon plans...News, access now, australia, encryption
By Privacy Online - Jul 16, 2018
TRADING MORE THAN HORSES: THREATS TO PRIVACY, NET NEUTRALITY IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
When we're discussing the internet, it's not surprising that legislation and policy can have an impact that extends far beyond one...Copyright, Governments, Net Neutrality, Privacy, international trade, net neutrality, privacy
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New Super Mario Bros U might get a Switch re-release
The Switch has proven to be a pretty good platform for Wii U games, and there are still plenty left to bring over. The next Wii U port Nintendo launches for the Switch could be...
US reportedly pressuring Facebook to break Messenger's encryption over MS-13...
The US Department of Justice is reportedly trying to have Facebook break the end-to-end encryption of its popular Messenger chat app so that the government can spy on a...
Amazon's next piece of hardware could turn your Fire TV into a DVR
Amazon is reportedly working on a new piece of hardware referred to as “Frank” within the company that would take on Tivo by adding DVR-style functionality to its Fire TV...
Mailplane Goes Chrome and Adds Features
On the Mac, Mailplane is a good fit for Gmail users who like Google's Web-based interface but also want desktop features. With version 4, Mailplane rolls out many changes...
Amazon back-to-school sale: Deep discounts on Fire tablets and more
Amazon is holding a huge sale in the US right now - just in time for students headed back to school. Parents and kids are shopping online for the best back-to-school gear, and...
Google may release a digital display smart speaker in time for the holidays
The new speaker will join Google's existing range of smart speakers, utilizing the voice assistant Google Assistant. The lineup currently includes the Google Home, the Home...
Deal: Save $200 on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Best Buy
Best Buy is running an Anniversary Sale these days and Samsung's flagships are among the deals offered by the U.S. retailer. Although the South Korean company has just unveiled...
Fortnite Challenge Bug: Where Are The Rift Portal Locations?
Season 5, Week 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale is here, and with it comes a few new challenges to complete. One of those will require you to run around the game world in search of...
OnePlus 6T will reportedly launch in October
OnePlus' next flagship smartphone will launch in October, according to a new report from CNET. The phone will likely be called the OnePlus 6T. This launch date isn't unusual...
Save $30 on Amazon's latest streaming hardware, the Fire TV Cube
This discount won't last long! Amazon currently Fire TV Cube streaming media player for $89.99 today as part of Amazon's off to college deals. This matches the pre-order...