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Mozilla: Your New Car Is a Data Privacy Nightmare

Mozilla: Your New Car Is a Data Privacy Nightmare | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Plus: Apple patches newly discovered flaws exploited by NSO Group spyware, North Korean hackers target security researchers, and more.
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Segurança e Privacidade na Era Digital
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Mozilla: Your New Car Is a Data Privacy Nightmare

Mozilla: Your New Car Is a Data Privacy Nightmare | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Plus: Apple patches newly discovered flaws exploited by NSO Group spyware, North Korean hackers target security researchers, and more.
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Why Google Should Stop Logging Contact-Tracing Data – The AppCensus Blog

Why Google Should Stop Logging Contact-Tracing Data – The AppCensus Blog | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
 
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Fleeing WhatsApp for Better Privacy? Don't Turn to Telegram | WIRED

Fleeing WhatsApp for Better Privacy? Don't Turn to Telegram | WIRED | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Because the chat app doesn't encrypt conversations by default—or at all for group chats—security professionals often warn against it.
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Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases | Technology | The Guardian

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases | Technology | The Guardian | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities
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Redditor cracks anonymous data trove to pinpoint Muslim cab drivers

Redditor cracks anonymous data trove to pinpoint Muslim cab drivers | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
A redditor claims to have found a way to identify New York City Muslim cab drivers from a massive anonymized dataset.
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The relevance of background knowledge for re-identification is clear here!
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Help! Hackers Stole My Password Just By Listening To Me Type On Skype!

Help! Hackers Stole My Password Just By Listening To Me Type On Skype! | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Skype&Type tool learns how you type just from listening.
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Data Is a Toxic Asset - Schneier on Security

Data Is a Toxic Asset - Schneier on Security | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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And when this was written by Schneier in 2016 we were still far from GDPR being in place...
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Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy

Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Joe Westby is Amnesty International's Technology and Human Rights researcher. Recently, in response to Google's launch of a new messaging service, Westby argued that Google,
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When smartphones start being used to collect more data than the one on the smartphones alone...
Tiyisela S's curator insight, May 22, 2018 4:02 AM
privacy is important as it protects your identity
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It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile Ads

It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile Ads | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
University of Washington researchers have shown just how cheaply spies can exploit ad networks for fine-grained, individualized surveillance.
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Bug in top smartphones could lead to unstoppable malware, researcher says

Bug in top smartphones could lead to unstoppable malware, researcher says | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Recent updates to iOS and Android contain fixes for Broadpwn, found in chips used in iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and Google Nexus devices
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Browser Extension and Login-Leak Experiment

Browser Extension and Login-Leak Experiment | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Are you identifiable through web browser fingerprinting?
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Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC

Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.
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How Your Phone Knows Where You Have Been - NYTimes.com

How Your Phone Knows Where You Have Been - NYTimes.com | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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Data Brokers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses how much data brokers know about us, what they’re doing with our personal information, and one….unusual way to change privacy laws.

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Privacy awareness with John Oliver
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Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications
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An interesting privacy education project from EFF.
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I'm the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions of Americans is at risk | Privacy | The Guardian

I'm the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions of Americans is at risk | Privacy | The Guardian | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
When I learned that Google was acquiring the intimate medical records of 50 million patients, I couldn’t stay silent
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"Transfers of healthcare data to big tech companies need to be shared with the public and made fully transparent, with monitoring by an independent watchdog. Patients must have the right to opt in or out. The uses of the data must be clearly defined for all to see, not just for now but for 10 or 20 years into the future."
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Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy - The New York Times

Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy - The New York Times | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
What we learned from the spy in your pocket.
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Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private? — Krebs on Security

Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private? — Krebs on Security | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level | Reuters

New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level | Reuters | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The nightmare scenario for computer security - artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses - may already have arrived.
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AI can be used both ways -- we have to make sure it is used successfully for defense. The game is on...
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Prepare to be Creeped Out

Prepare to be Creeped Out | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Mozilla Fellow Hang Do Thi Duc joins us to share her Data Selfie art project. It collects the same basic info you provide to Facebook. Sharing this kind of dat
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How Retailers Use Personalized Prices to Test What You’re Willing to Pay

It’s why something may cost less on your phone than your laptop.
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'Anonymous' browsing data can be easily exposed, researchers reveal

'Anonymous' browsing data can be easily exposed, researchers reveal | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
A journalist and a data scientist secured data from three million users easily by creating a fake marketing company, and were able to de-anonymise many users
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These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy

These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
How much do you value your privacy and security? Researchers at Black Hat found a series of phones that are secretly sending data to Chinese servers.
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How to block the ultrasonic signals you didn’t know were tracking you

How to block the ultrasonic signals you didn’t know were tracking you | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
An emerging tracking technique uses inaudible sounds to communicate with apps on your phone and track you. Here's how to stop it.
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What every Browser knows about you

What every Browser knows about you | Security&Privacy in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
This is a demonstration of all the data your browser knows about you. All this data can be accessed by any website without asking you for any permission.
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