Slashdot Items Tagged "privacy"

Date / Time Story
Monday February 19, 2018 @02:23PM Flight Sim Company Embeds Malware To Steal Pirates' Passwords
Sunday February 18, 2018 @10:50AM Contractors Pose Cyber Risk To Government Agencies
Saturday February 17, 2018 @03:22PM Facebook Admits SMS Notifications Sent Using Two-Factor Number Was Caused by Bug
Friday February 16, 2018 @05:32PM Phishing Attack Scores Credentials For More Than 50,000 Snapchat Users
Friday February 16, 2018 @01:52PM Facebook Must Stop Tracking Belgian Users, Court Rules
Friday February 16, 2018 @09:00AM Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate Remains
Thursday February 15, 2018 @04:41PM 119,000 Passports, Photo IDs of FedEx Customers Found On Unsecured Amazon Server
Wednesday February 14, 2018 @06:32PM Facebook Is Spamming Users Via Their 2FA Phone Numbers
Wednesday February 14, 2018 @11:05AM Messenger Kids Advocates Were Facebook-Funded
Wednesday February 14, 2018 @04:22AM AMP For Email Is a Terrible Idea
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @07:58PM Kaspersky Says Telegram Flaw Used For Cryptocurrency Mining
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @07:28PM Seattle To Remove Controversial City Spying Network After Public Backlash
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @03:26PM Facebook is Pushing Its Data-tracking Onavo VPN Within Its Main Mobile App
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @03:09PM Many ID-Protection Services Fail Basic Security
Monday February 12, 2018 @12:29PM German Court Rules Facebook Use of Personal Data Illegal
Monday February 12, 2018 @11:06AM A Facebook Employee Asked a Reporter To Turn Off His Phone So Facebook Couldn't Track Its Location
Sunday February 11, 2018 @03:47PM Hackers Hijack Government Websites To Mine Crypto-Cash
Sunday February 11, 2018 @11:19AM Sandboxed Mac Apps Can Record Screen Any Time Without You Knowing
Friday February 09, 2018 @06:03PM Hackers In Equifax Breach Accessed More Personal Information Than Previously Disclosed
Friday February 09, 2018 @05:42PM Should GitHub Allow Username Reuse?
Friday February 09, 2018 @09:34AM Turkey Rolls Out Domestic Rival To WhatsApp, Raising Surveillance Concerns
Thursday February 08, 2018 @05:22PM 32 Senators Want To Know If US Regulators Halted Equifax Probe
Thursday February 08, 2018 @03:26PM Google Chrome Pushes For User Protection With 'Not secure' Label
Thursday February 08, 2018 @02:38PM Apple Says the Leaked iPhone Source Code is Outdated
Thursday February 08, 2018 @12:42AM Police In China Are Scanning Travelers With Facial Recognition Glasses
Thursday February 08, 2018 @12:36AM Attackers Drain CPU Power From Water Utility Plant In Cryptojacking Attack
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @08:02PM Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted On GitHub
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @06:29PM Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable To Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @01:51PM 36 Indicted in Global Cybercrime Ring That Stole $530M
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @09:51AM Scammers Use Download Bombs To Freeze Chrome Browsers on Shady Sites
Tuesday February 06, 2018 @03:21PM A Flaw In Hotspot Shield Can Expose VPN Users, Locations
Tuesday February 06, 2018 @11:48AM A Bug in Browser Extension Grammarly, Now Patched, Could Have Allowed an Attacker To Read Everything Users Wrote Online
Tuesday February 06, 2018 @09:38AM Apple is Sending Some Developers Ad Spend and Install Details For Other People's Apps
Saturday February 03, 2018 @03:14AM WHATIS Going To Happen To WHOIS?
Friday February 02, 2018 @10:06AM Firefox 59 Will Stop Websites Snooping on Where You've Just Been
Friday February 02, 2018 @12:40AM DuckDuckGo CEO: 'Google and Facebook Are Watching Our Every Move Online. It's Time To Make Them Stop'
Friday February 02, 2018 @12:12AM New Zero-Day Vulnerability Found In Adobe Flash Player
Thursday February 01, 2018 @05:00PM How DIY Rebels Are Working To Replace Tech Giants
Thursday February 01, 2018 @04:41PM Ask Slashdot: Which Tech Company Do You Respect Most?
Thursday February 01, 2018 @02:00PM Windows Defender Will Soon Start Removing Applications With Coercive Messaging: Cleaners and Optimizers Put on Notice
Thursday February 01, 2018 @09:47AM Messaging App Telegram Pulled From Apple's App Store Due To 'Inappropriate Content'
Wednesday January 31, 2018 @09:34AM Judges Say the UK's Digital Surveillance Program Snooper's Charter Is Illegal
Tuesday January 30, 2018 @04:47PM Google Play Removed 700,000 Bad Apps In 2017, 70 Percent More Than In 2016
Monday January 29, 2018 @04:16PM Pentagon Reviews GPS Policies After Fitness Trackers Reveal Locations
Monday January 29, 2018 @03:01PM China Denies Report it Hacked African Union Headquarters
Monday January 29, 2018 @01:02PM Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner Can Be Bypassed via a Hardcoded Password
Monday January 29, 2018 @12:20AM Intel Told Chinese Firms of Meltdown Flaws Before the US Government
Sunday January 28, 2018 @07:32PM Fitness-Tracking App Reveals Locations of Secret Army Bases
Saturday January 27, 2018 @08:51PM A Single Line of Computer Code Put Thousands of Innocent Turks in Jail
Saturday January 27, 2018 @04:57PM Deanonymizing Tor: Your Bitcoin Transactions May Come Back To Haunt You
Saturday January 27, 2018 @01:03AM DuckDuckGo App and Extension Upgrades Offer Privacy 'Beyond the Search Box'
Friday January 26, 2018 @11:15PM Car Manufacturers Are Tracking Millions of Cars
Friday January 26, 2018 @06:58PM Crooks Created 28 Fake Ad Agencies To Disguise Massive Malvertising Campaign
Friday January 26, 2018 @04:11PM ICE Is About To Start Tracking License Plates Across the US
Thursday January 25, 2018 @05:30PM Former Employees Say Lyft Staffers Spied On Passengers
Wednesday January 24, 2018 @05:55PM Google X Is Launching a Cybersecurity Company Called Chronicle
Wednesday January 24, 2018 @03:03PM Windows 10 Will Soon Let Users Track the Data Microsoft Collects
Wednesday January 24, 2018 @10:55AM NSA Deletes 'Honesty' and 'Openness' From Core Values
Tuesday January 23, 2018 @11:42AM Ecuador is Fighting Crime Using Chinese Surveillance Technology
Tuesday January 23, 2018 @10:43AM Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes
Monday January 22, 2018 @10:09AM Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy's F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don't Do Any Tracking
Friday January 19, 2018 @05:10PM Trump Signs Surveillance Extension Into Law
Thursday January 18, 2018 @01:36PM Less Than 1 in 10 Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Wednesday January 17, 2018 @05:57PM Amazon Won't Say If It Hands Your Echo Data To the Government
Wednesday January 17, 2018 @03:45PM A Photo Accidentally Revealed a Password For Hawaii's Emergency Agency
Wednesday January 17, 2018 @09:08AM Philippine Lawmakers Worry China Telecom May Be a 'Trojan horse'
Tuesday January 16, 2018 @05:49PM Many Enterprise Mobile Devices Will Never Be Patched Against Meltdown, Spectre
Tuesday January 16, 2018 @03:25PM Researchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities
Monday January 15, 2018 @11:12AM India To Add Facial Authentication For Its Aadhaar Card Security
Saturday January 13, 2018 @09:55AM Lenovo Discovers and Removes Backdoor in Networking Switches
Friday January 12, 2018 @09:43PM Adult Themed VR Game Leaks Data On Thousands
Friday January 12, 2018 @07:58PM Will Facial Recognition in China Lead To Total Surveillance?
Friday January 12, 2018 @03:33PM Apple's China iCloud Data Migration Sweeps Up International User Accounts
Friday January 12, 2018 @03:01PM Researcher Finds Another Security Flaw In Intel Management Firmware
Thursday January 11, 2018 @01:48PM Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype
Thursday January 11, 2018 @12:24PM House Passes Bill To Renew NSA Internet Spying Tool
Thursday January 11, 2018 @11:43AM FBI Calls Apple 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' For Making iPhone Cracks Difficult
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @03:39PM macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @12:50PM WhatsApp Security Flaws Could Be Exploited To Covertly Add Members To Group Chats
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @12:29AM 'I Tried the First Phone With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor'
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @08:04PM Congress Is About To Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @05:26PM UK Backs Off From Banning Reidentification Research
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @04:30PM James Dolan, Co-Creator of SecureDrop, Dead At 36
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @11:34AM With WPA3, Wi-Fi Security is About To Get a Lot Tougher
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @10:56AM FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption 'Urgent Public Safety Issue'
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @10:18AM Snowden Joins Outcry Against World's Biggest Biometric Database
Tuesday January 09, 2018 @08:57AM Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key
Monday January 08, 2018 @04:42PM Western Digital 'My Cloud' Devices Have a Hardcoded Backdoor
Friday January 05, 2018 @05:20PM New US Customs Guidelines Limit Copying Files and Searching Cloud Data
Friday January 05, 2018 @03:51PM Eben Upton Explains Why Raspberry Pi Isn't Vulnerable To Spectre Or Meltdown
Friday January 05, 2018 @10:53AM Amazon Alexa is Coming To Headphones, Smart Watches, Bathrooms and More
Thursday January 04, 2018 @04:28PM How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found One of the Worst CPU Bugs Ever Found
Thursday January 04, 2018 @08:53AM Personal Data of a Billion Indians Sold Online For $8, Report Claims
Wednesday January 03, 2018 @04:22PM 2 Years Later, Security Holes Linger In GPS Services Used By Millions of Devices
Wednesday January 03, 2018 @03:57PM Intel Responds To Alleged Chip Flaw, Claims Effects Won't Significantly Impact Average Users
Wednesday January 03, 2018 @11:40AM Mozilla Will Delete Firefox Crash Reports Collected by Accident
Tuesday January 02, 2018 @04:19PM New Bill Could Finally Get Rid of Paperless Voting Machines
Tuesday January 02, 2018 @09:28AM China's WeChat Denies Storing User Chats
Sunday December 31, 2017 @04:39PM EFF Applauds 'Massive Change' to HTTPS
Friday December 29, 2017 @04:36PM 300,000 Users Exposed In Ancestry.com Data Leak
Friday December 29, 2017 @11:26AM That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You're Watching on TV
Friday December 29, 2017 @08:59AM Chrome Extension with 100,000 Users Caught Pushing Cryptocurrency Miner
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @08:24PM Web Trackers Exploit Flaw In Browser Login Managers To Steal Usernames
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @07:06PM Web Trackers Exploit Flaw in Browser Login Managers to Steal Usernames
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @05:06PM FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @04:59PM Some Sonos and Bose Speakers Are Being Hijacked To Play Ghostly Sounds
Tuesday December 26, 2017 @04:11PM Beware: 'Digmine' Cryptocurrency Bot Is Spreading Via Facebook Messenger
Monday December 25, 2017 @10:06AM Should Regulators Force Facebook To Ship a 'Start Over' Button For Users?
Saturday December 23, 2017 @08:00PM 12 Days In Xinjiang - China's Surveillance State
Friday December 22, 2017 @04:26PM Amazon Acquires Connected Camera and Doorbell Startup 'Blink'
Friday December 22, 2017 @11:18AM 'Username or Password is Incorrect' Security Defense is a Weak Practice
Friday December 22, 2017 @09:19AM Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally
Friday December 22, 2017 @08:50AM Snowden's New App Haven Uses Your Smartphone To Physically Guard Your Laptop
Thursday December 21, 2017 @05:05PM AnyDVD Supports UHD Blu-Ray Ripping, While Devices Patch Security Holes
Thursday December 21, 2017 @11:16AM Facial Scans at US Airports Violate Americans' Privacy, Report Says
Thursday December 21, 2017 @08:42AM Windows 10 Facial Recognition Feature Can Be Bypassed with a Photo
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @05:40PM Youbit Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Exchange After Second Hack, Files For Bankruptcy
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @04:56PM Cable TV's Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @04:37PM Firefox Prepares To Mark All HTTP Sites 'Not Secure' After HTTPS Adoption Rises
Wednesday December 20, 2017 @12:40AM Microsoft Removes Google's Chrome Installer From the Windows Store
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @06:59PM Cloud-Based Repository Leak Exposes 123 Million American Households
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @06:34PM Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Alternatives To Android Or iOS?
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @03:59PM 'Loapi' Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Is Causing Phone Batteries To Bulge
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @03:56PM Chinese Backdoor Still Active on Many Android Devices
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @12:48PM Facebook Will Use Facial Recognition To Tell You When People Upload Your Picture
Monday December 18, 2017 @08:12PM Venezuela Will Force Bitcoin Miners To Register With the Government
Monday December 18, 2017 @06:57PM WhatsApp Ordered To Stop Sharing User Data With Facebook
Saturday December 16, 2017 @10:53PM Microsoft Releases a Preview of OpenSSH Client and Server For Windows 10
Saturday December 16, 2017 @10:29PM Windows 10 Bundled a Password Manager with a Security Flaw
Saturday December 16, 2017 @03:38PM Facial Recognition Algorithms -- Plus 1.8 Billion Photos -- Leads to 567 Arrests in China
Saturday December 16, 2017 @07:17AM Chrome 64 Beta Adds Sitewide Audio Muting, Pop-Up Blocker, Windows 10 HDR Video
Friday December 15, 2017 @10:27PM Here's the Letter Alleging Uber Spied on Individuals For Competitive Intelligence
Friday December 15, 2017 @05:41PM An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities
Friday December 15, 2017 @05:08PM Mozilla Slipped a 'Mr. Robot'-Promo Plugin Into Firefox and Users Are Pissed
Thursday December 14, 2017 @09:09PM CIA Captured Putin's 'Specific Instructions' To Hack the 2016 Election, Says Report
Thursday December 14, 2017 @05:12PM A Cryptocurrency Without a Blockchain Has Been Built To Outperform Bitcoin
Thursday December 14, 2017 @04:12PM Attackers Deploy 'Triton' Malware Against Industrial Safety Equipment
Thursday December 14, 2017 @03:55PM EFF: Accessing Publicly Available Information On the Internet Is Not a Crime
Thursday December 14, 2017 @09:00AM Fortinet VPN Client Exposes VPN Creds; Palo Alto Firewalls Allow Remote Attacks
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @07:06PM Avast Launches Open-Source Decompiler For Machine Code
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @06:42PM Trump Administration Calls For Government IT To Adopt Cloud Services
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @06:09PM Author of BrickerBot Malware Retires, Says He Bricked 10 Million IoT Devices
Tuesday December 12, 2017 @03:47PM Searchable Database of 1.4 Billion Stolen Credentials Found On Dark Web
Monday December 11, 2017 @08:36AM How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web
Monday December 11, 2017 @07:14AM HP Laptops Found To Have Hidden Keylogger
Monday December 11, 2017 @12:13AM German Intelligence Warns of Increased Chinese Cyberspying
Friday December 08, 2017 @11:14PM Reporter Regrets Letting Amazon's Delivery People Into His House
Friday December 08, 2017 @08:02PM People Keep Finding Hidden Cameras in Their Airbnbs
Friday December 08, 2017 @05:00PM Zero-Day iOS HomeKit Vulnerability Allowed Remote Access To Smart Accessories Including Locks
Friday December 08, 2017 @04:52PM People Who Can't Remember Their Bitcoin Passwords Are Really Freaking Out Now
Friday December 08, 2017 @03:57PM 'Process Doppelganging' Attack Bypasses Most Security Products, Works On All Windows Versions
Friday December 08, 2017 @03:35PM Chrome 63 Offers Even More Protection From Malicious Sites, Using Even More Memory
Thursday December 07, 2017 @08:17AM Keylogger Found On Nearly 5,500 WordPress Sites
Wednesday December 06, 2017 @05:35PM Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even If Law Expires, Officials Say
Wednesday December 06, 2017 @04:53PM NiceHash Hacked, $62 Million of Bitcoin May Be Stolen
Wednesday December 06, 2017 @11:48AM 'We Could Fund a Universal Basic Income With the Data We Give Away To Facebook and Google'
Tuesday December 05, 2017 @06:32PM US Says It Doesn't Need a Court Order To Ask Tech Companies To Build Encryption Backdoors
Tuesday December 05, 2017 @01:52PM Germany Preparing Law for Backdoors in Any Type of Modern Device
Tuesday December 05, 2017 @12:54PM Trump Is Looking at Plans For a Global Network of Private Spies
Tuesday December 05, 2017 @12:27PM A Popular Virtual Keyboard App Leaks 31 Million Users' Personal Data
Tuesday December 05, 2017 @10:41AM Gizmodo: Don't Buy Anyone an Amazon Echo Speaker
Monday December 04, 2017 @06:18PM Cloudflare's CEO Has a Plan To Never Censor Hate Speech Again
Monday December 04, 2017 @04:48PM PayPal Says 1.6 Million Customer Details Stolen In Breach At Canadian Subsidiary
Monday December 04, 2017 @01:09AM Should Apple Share iPhone X Face Data With App Developers?
Sunday December 03, 2017 @04:13PM Dell Begins Offering Laptops With Intel's 'Management Engine' Disabled
Saturday December 02, 2017 @11:19PM Massive Financial Aid Data Breach Proves Stanford Lied For Years To MBAs
Friday December 01, 2017 @06:40PM Volunteers Around the World Build Surveillance-Free Cellular Network Called 'Sopranica'
Friday December 01, 2017 @04:34PM Spiegel.de Does Not Allow The New FireFox Do Not Track Function To Be Used
Friday December 01, 2017 @04:00PM Blockchains Are Poised To End the Password Era
Friday December 01, 2017 @03:34PM Homeland Security Claims DJI Drones Are Spying For China
Friday December 01, 2017 @12:50PM House Panel Advances Bill on Key Surveillance Measure
Thursday November 30, 2017 @06:34PM Democrat Senators Introduce National Data Breach Notification Law
Thursday November 30, 2017 @05:30PM System76 Will Disable Intel Management Engine On Its Linux Laptops
Thursday November 30, 2017 @05:15PM Australian Man Uses Snack Bags As Faraday Cage To Block Tracking By Employer
Thursday November 30, 2017 @08:38AM Google Faces Lawsuit For Gathering Personal Data From Millions of iPhone Users
Wednesday November 29, 2017 @07:04PM Coinbase Ordered To Report 14,355 Users To the IRS
Wednesday November 29, 2017 @03:06PM Facebook's New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face'
Wednesday November 29, 2017 @01:48PM Sensitive Personal Information of 246,000 DHS Employees Found on Home Computer
Wednesday November 29, 2017 @11:13AM This Impenetrable Program Is Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence
Tuesday November 28, 2017 @07:08PM Three Quarters of Android Apps Track Users With Third Party Tools, Says Study
Tuesday November 28, 2017 @05:39PM A Supreme Court Case This Week Could Change US Digital Privacy Standards
Tuesday November 28, 2017 @04:35PM MacOS High Sierra Bug Allows Login As Root With No Password
Tuesday November 28, 2017 @11:44AM HP Quietly Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs, Users Say
Tuesday November 28, 2017 @11:01AM Researchers Identify 44 Trackers in More Than 300 Android Apps
Monday November 27, 2017 @04:33PM White House Weighs Personal Mobile Phone Ban For Staff
Monday November 27, 2017 @01:01PM Justices Ponder Need For Warrant For Cellphone Tower Data
Saturday November 25, 2017 @01:07AM Should Brokers Use 'Voice Prints' For Stock Transactions?
Saturday November 25, 2017 @12:27AM Is Sharp's Robot Vacuum Cleaner Vulnerable To Remote Take-over?
Friday November 24, 2017 @10:27PM Imgur Confirms Email Addresses, Passwords Stolen In 2014 Hack
Friday November 24, 2017 @02:44PM Regulators Question Google Over Location Data
Friday November 24, 2017 @12:32PM There's Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia
Friday November 24, 2017 @02:39AM EU Lawmakers Back Exports Control on Spying Technology
Wednesday November 22, 2017 @04:47PM 'We Are Disappointed': Tech Companies Speak Up Against the FCC's Plan To Kill Net Neutrality
Wednesday November 22, 2017 @04:18PM Google Wipes 786 Pirate Sites From Search Results
Wednesday November 22, 2017 @04:10PM Uber Is Under Investigation By Multiple States Over a 2016 Data Breach
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @06:12PM Ask Slashdot: How Are So Many Security Vulnerabilities Possible?
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @05:55PM How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How To Protect Yourself From It)
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @05:32PM Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People's Data
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @05:05PM FCC Will Also Order States To Scrap Plans For Their Own Net Neutrality Laws
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @04:21PM Sacramento Regional Transit Systems Hit By Hacker