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Patch released to fix Firefox arbitrary code execution vulnerability

Patch released to fix Firefox arbitrary code execution vulnerability | News we like | Scoop.it
Mozilla Firefox released an update to patch its open-source web browser after developer Johann Hofmann detected a critical HTML flaw that could allow hackers to exploit the browser remotely. The vulnerability only affected the desktop version of Firefox, and not iOS, Android and Amazon Fire TV versions. The vulnerability was the result of “insufficient sanitization
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Edward Snowden wants you to protect what's precious with Haven

Edward Snowden wants you to protect what's precious with Haven | News we like | Scoop.it
As a tech enthusiast with the brains and taste to prefer Android over the other options, you're probably someone who also appreciates the need for privacy... by Paul Fidalgo in Applications, News
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Yahoo email surveillance: who approved the secret scanning program?

Yahoo email surveillance: who approved the secret scanning program? | News we like | Scoop.it
Neither the tech company nor the government will say who greenlighted custom program to scan users’ emails, but secret Fisa court and FBI are possibilities
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Windows 10 et vie privée : l'EFF accuse Microsoft d'ignorer les utilisateurs

Windows 10 et vie privée : l'EFF accuse Microsoft d'ignorer les utilisateurs | News we like | Scoop.it
Microsoft n'en a pas fini avec la polémique concernant les paramètres de vie privée au sein de Windows 10. Cette fois c'est l'Electronic Frontier Foundation qui pointe les pratiques de la firme de Redmond.



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'Pokemon Go' could lead to totalitarianism, says Oliver Stone, warning of 'new level' of privacy invasion

'Pokemon Go' could lead to totalitarianism, says Oliver Stone, warning of 'new level' of privacy invasion | News we like | Scoop.it
Film director Oliver Stone has branded the popular gaming app Pokemon Go a "
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This is how much personal information you give away when you 'like' a Facebook page

This is how much personal information you give away when you 'like' a Facebook page | News we like | Scoop.it
A short film highlighting the risk of fraud on social media shows how much personal information can be obtained about a person each time they like a Facebook page. People in the street were asked to ‘like’ a coffee shop’s Facebook page in exchange for a free coffee and croissant. As the customer waited for their drink, a team of background researchers searched across public websites to find out as much personal information about the person as possible within three minutes.
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Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers | News we like | Scoop.it
Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December
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Five strategies for reclaiming our personal privacy online

Five strategies for reclaiming our personal privacy online | News we like | Scoop.it

Our privacy is being exploited commercially by the oligopoly of Silicon Valley. With so little control over our online lives, how can we reclaim the balance?

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Security and liberty: Theresa May’s surveillance plans | Letters from Lord West and others

Security and liberty: Theresa May’s surveillance plans | Letters from Lord West and others | News we like | Scoop.it
Parliament is about to embark on the long process of producing new legislation that will replace the discredited Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa).
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Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android.

Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android. Take that, NSA.
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A $32 hacker gadget opens almost any car or garage door - Komando

A $32 hacker gadget opens almost any car or garage door - Komando | News we like | Scoop.it
Get ready for a lot more scary news about new hacking threats. DefCon is the biggest 'white hat' hacking conference in the world. It's also the most prestigious platform for cybers...
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Officials Knew the Legal Basis for an NSA Spying Program Was Bullshit 

Officials Knew the Legal Basis for an NSA Spying Program Was Bullshit  | News we like | Scoop.it
A formerly-secret report on the NSA’s warrantless surveillance was published yesterday evening.
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Security Flaw Lets Attackers Crash Any iPhone or iPad Within Wi-Fi Range

Security Flaw Lets Attackers Crash Any iPhone or iPad Within Wi-Fi Range | News we like | Scoop.it
At the RSA security conference in San Francisco today, researchers from security firm Skycure presented ‘No iOS Zone’, a vulnerability that would let attackers crash any iOS device within range of a WiFi hotspot — whether you deliberately connect...
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Frightening Tool Reveals How Much of Your Personal Info Facebook is Giving to Strangers

Frightening Tool Reveals How Much of Your Personal Info Facebook is Giving to Strangers | News we like | Scoop.it
A new online app allows users to input their Facebook information and see exactly what sort of information strangers, advertisers, and criminals can find on them.
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Google Shames Microsoft For Not Fixing Windows 10 Browser Bug

Google Shames Microsoft For Not Fixing Windows 10 Browser Bug | News we like | Scoop.it
Google’s Project Zero security division published details of a Windows 10 Edge and Internet Explorer 11 vulnerability that allows remote hackers to crash both browsers and execute malicious code.
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Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it | News we like | Scoop.it
Your car knows more about you than you think.
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The state of cyber security: we’re all screwed

The state of cyber security: we’re all screwed | News we like | Scoop.it
Sophisticated cybercrime, privacy fears and ongoing confusion about security have soured the internet for many, and doing something about it won’t be easy
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Al Franken Demands That Pokémon Go Creator Explain Its Data Policies

Al Franken Demands That Pokémon Go Creator Explain Its Data Policies | News we like | Scoop.it
Senator Al Franken, best known to the internet as a champion for net neutrality, wants answers from Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, about how exactly it’s collecting and storing user data.
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EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use

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European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement.
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MP calls for limit on UK surveillance powers as EU test case opens

MP calls for limit on UK surveillance powers as EU test case opens | News we like | Scoop.it
David Davis says data retention laws turn ‘entire nation into suspects’, but UK lawyers say they are vital to terrorism cases The British government is “treating the entire nation as suspects” by ignoring safeguards on retaining and accessing...
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Max Schrems demands Facebook stop EU to US data transfer due to snooping

Max Schrems demands Facebook stop EU to US data transfer due to snooping | News we like | Scoop.it

Updated complaints to Irish, German and Belgian watchdogs call for Facebook to stop transferring EU citizens’ data to US following Safe Harbour collapse

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NSA phone records collection 'likely violates constitution', US judge rules

NSA phone records collection 'likely violates constitution', US judge rules | News we like | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden hails ‘victory’ after federal judge rules agency must stop collecting defendants’ information in a program that is ‘likely unlawful’ A federal judge ruled against the National Security Agency on Monday, saying that its bulk...
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Newly Discovered Exploit Makes Every iPhone Remotely Hackable

Newly Discovered Exploit Makes Every iPhone Remotely Hackable | News we like | Scoop.it
The government would love to get its hands on a foolproof way to break into the new highly encrypted iPhone. And it looks like some clever hackers just gave it to them.
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Firefox Now Blocks Flash By Default

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The Mozilla Firefox web browser now blocks Flash by default. And when I say “blocks,” I don’t mean it asks you nicely if you’d really like to use Flash. I don’t mean it automatically pauses Flash videos like Google Chrome.
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Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU | News we like | Scoop.it
European Commission admits Safe Harbour framework cannot ensure privacy of EU citizens’ data when sent to the US by American internet firms The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want...
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