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Post by impar » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:42 am

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US wants Facebook to backdoor WhatsApp and halt encryption plans
Here we go again. DOJ renews its "going dark" warning amid Facebook privacy shift.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... ion-plans/
The Trump administration wants to start DNA testing immigrants
People held in detention centers will now have their information entered into a criminal database

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/2/2089 ... d-security
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Re: Privacy on the WWW Era?

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US, UK Sign Under the Controversial CLOUD Act to Access Data Directly From Tech Companies

The United States and the United Kingdom have signed what they call a “landmark” agreement that will enable them to demand electronic data directly from the tech companies based in the other country bypassing local legal barriers. The first international agreement under the US CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) comes along with a renewed push to create back doors in the encrypted communications apps.

https://wccftech.com/us-uk-bilateral-da ... cloud-act/
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US, UK Sign Under the Controversial CLOUD Act to Access Data Directly From Tech Companies

The United States and the United Kingdom have signed what they call a “landmark” agreement that will enable them to demand electronic data directly from the tech companies based in the other country bypassing local legal barriers. The first international agreement under the US CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) comes along with a renewed push to create back doors in the encrypted communications apps.

https://wccftech.com/us-uk-bilateral-da ... cloud-act/
There is a lot of misinformation in this topic. One of the key problems in this age of information behemoths handling the information of hundreds of millions of people across the globe is that this poses a hurdle to legitimate law enforcement in many countries. If you need content hosted, for example, on Facebook, related to a common crime, even if it was from one Brazilian against another Brazilian, you are lead to file a legal international cooperation request, something that takes months, close to a year, actually, starting with a local judicial command that grants to this access, that has later on to be validated by a US court. An executive agreement under the cloud act shortens that path while ensuring no rights are being violated by that information request.

In other words, this is part of the process of the world catching up in order to prosecute criminals. Criminals which by the way, are not hindered by this kind of hurdles when they are committing crimes through the internet. This is a problem for law enforcement in Democratic countries as Australia, German and Belgium, which only seek a faster way to access information to solve actual crimes committed inside their countries.
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The reflections in a pop star’s eyes told a selfie stalker exactly how to find her
Be careful of what you post online

In September, a Japanese man was arrested for reportedly stalking a pop star and attacking and groping her at her home, according to Japanese news organization NHK. Allegedly, this man found the woman’s home by studying photos she posted on social media, observing a train station reflected in her eyes, finding that train station using Google Street View, waiting for her at the train station, and following her home.

The man also apparently learned more about where the woman lived by studying videos she posted from inside her apartment, observing her curtains and how light came through her windows.
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Gotta wonder how many people signed up for this using an email address that could be traced back to them:
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Microsoft in trouble with EU GDPR law

https://www.fudzilla.com/news/49629-mic ... u-gdpr-law
BBC turns to the dark web in a bid to fight censorship

https://www.neowin.net/news/bbc-turns-t ... censorship
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https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... -employee/
some customers of Trend Micro were called by scammers with a somewhat more convincing bit of data than some well-known Windows filename—the scammers had their names, email addresses, and technical-support request ticket numbers.

The scammers got that data from a Trend Micro employee who stole the data for 68,000 customers and sold it to the scammers
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Re: Privacy on the WWW Era?

Post by impar » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 am

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Uncovering what goes into your secret consumer score
Companies are using your data to judge you
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Apparently, your consumer score determines how long you’re kept on the line when calling customer service. It turns out, a lot of apps and services you use are quietly passing on your data to companies tasked with judging you and coming up with a rating for what you’re like as a consumer.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/6/2095 ... irbnb-yelp
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Greetings!
Uncovering what goes into your secret consumer score
Companies are using your data to judge you
...
Apparently, your consumer score determines how long you’re kept on the line when calling customer service. It turns out, a lot of apps and services you use are quietly passing on your data to companies tasked with judging you and coming up with a rating for what you’re like as a consumer.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/6/2095 ... irbnb-yelp
The NYT article that did the original digging:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/busi ... ccess.html
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Re: Privacy on the WWW Era?

Post by thegrommit » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Europeans may want to avoid using fineco for their banking:
Other gems from that thread: they charge you for password changes, and only use 128-bit SSL
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