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Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5B by FTC Over Privacy Issues


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19742270
Posted by Dangeranger (karma: 4022)
Post stats: Points: 303 - Comments: 181 - 2019-04-24T20:27:55Z

#HackerNews #expects #facebook #fined #ftc #issues #over #privacy
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The New York Times: Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues (By MIKE ISAAC and CECILIA KANG)


 

Massachusetts Court Blocks Warrantless Access to Real-Time Cell Phone Location Data


#legalanalysis #privacy #locationalprivacy #electronicfrontierfoundation #eff #digitalrights #digitalprivacy
posted by pod_feeder_v2


 
"Remember a couple of weeks ago when we learned that humans were monitoring Amazon Alexa commands, essentially spying on users in the name of product improvement? Well, we’ve got some more bad news about the always-on microphone that we’ve all invited into our homes. Employees at Amazon can 'easily' discover any user’s home address."

#Amazon #privacy


 
"Remember a couple of weeks ago when we learned that humans were monitoring Amazon Alexa commands, essentially spying on users in the name of product improvement? Well, we’ve got some more bad news about the always-on microphone that we’ve all invited into our homes. Employees at Amazon can 'easily' discover any user’s home address."

#Amazon #privacy


 

End the NSA's Invasive Call Detail Records Program Once and for All


#calltoaction #privacy #nsaspying #patriotact #electronicfrontierfoundation #eff #digitalrights #digitalprivacy
posted by pod_feeder_v2


 

Facebook was caught asking users to hand over passwords for their personal email accounts in order to sign-up to the social network - they have since said they will stop "offering" this


I just missed this amongst the weekly news of different privacy breaches by Facebook. But this one really takes the cake and was clearly no accident. It's so bad that I initially thought it was just fake news, but no it was true and Mark Zuckerberg is probably apologising and saying "they can do better" yet again...

I can now truly understand why there are moves amongst Facebook shareholders to remove Mark as CEO and also why there are other moves afoot now to hold him liable in a personal capacity in court for some of the breaches. It has been coming to the fore now that there was intentional recklessness with private information supposedly for profit/market shares sake.

See https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3073585/facebook-is-asking-new-users-to-hand-over-their-email-password

#deletefacebook #privacy

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Facebook was caught asking users to hand over passwords for their personal email accounts in order to sign-up to the social network - they have since said they will stop "offering" this

I just missed this amongst the weekly news of different privacy breaches by Facebook. But this one really takes the cake and was clearly no accident. It's so bad that I initailly thought it was ust fake news, but no it was true and Mark Zuckerberg is probably apologising and saying "they can do better" yet again...

I can now truly understand why there are moves amongst Facebook shareholders to remove Mark as CEO and also why there are other moves afoot now to hold him libale in a personal capacity in court for some of the breaches. It has been coming to the fore now that there was intentional recklessness with private information supposedly for profit/marketsdhare's sake.

See https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3073585/fa... show more


 

Proof that NextCloud protects its users' encrypted data from admins - it rendered my data unusable after a password "loss"


I had been messing with database users over the weekend and I probably messed something up so yesterday when I tried to login to my NextCloud hosting I was greeted with an error message for my password. Performing a password reset greeted me with the message below saying my data would no longer be accessible after the reset. This is a very good thing because what is the point of encrypted data if an admin can perform a password reset and then login and read your data. I'm always suspicious if a messaging service or hoster can allow a password reset and then you can access your data = means they can do the same for themselves or law enforcement.

If a hoster says to you your data is unrecoverable after a password is lost or reset you can think about trusting them.

So my online data was encrypted and unreadable after I logged in but its not all doom and gloom because the nature of NextCloud is that I sync that data to my various devices. I just renamed that local folder on my computer, did the reset, deleted the online data, and copied the data back into the local folder o... show more


 
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Proof that NextCloud protects its users' encrypted data from admins - it rendered my data unusable after a password "loss"

I had been messing with database users over the weekend and I probably messed something up so yesterday when I tried to login to my NextCloud hosting I was greeted with an error message for my password. Performing a password reset greeted me with the message below saying my data would no longer be accessible after the reset. This is a very good thing because what is the point of encrypted data if an admin can perform a password reset and then login and read your data. I'm always suspicious if a messaging service or hoster can allow a password reset and then you can access your data = means they can do the same for themselves or law enforcement.

If a hoster says to you your data is unrecoverable after a password is lost or reset you can think about trusting them.

So my online data was encrypt... show more


 
Bild/Fotoswitchingsocial wrote the following post Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:01:25 +0200

Public Service Announcement:

"uBlock Origin" and "uBlock" are two different privacy plugins for web browsers.

✅ uBlock Origin is the one switching.social recommends

❌ uBlock is NOT recommended

For more information on why they have such similar names but are so different:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ublock/comments/32mos6/ublock_vs_ublock_origin/

p.s. Switching.social recommends installing both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger (https://www.eff.org/privacybadger) alongside each other.

#uBlockOrigin #uBlock #µBlock #Privacy #AdBlocking


 
Public Service Announcement:

"uBlock Origin" and "uBlock" are two different privacy plugins for web browsers.

✅ uBlock Origin is the one switching.social recommends

❌ uBlock is NOT recommended

For more information on why they have such similar names but are so different:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ublock/comments/32mos6/ublock_vs_ublock_origin/

p.s. Switching.social recommends installing both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger (https://www.eff.org/privacybadger) alongside each other on the same browser.

#uBlockOrigin #uBlock #µBlock #Privacy #AdBlocking


 
Latest Google Chrome update draws government and telecom concerns - Encrypted version of the web browser could endanger children's safety online

Critics of the encrypted version of the browser, which is currently available for download but not the default version, argue that it could make it more difficult for companies to block harmful material online as it will bypass most parental control systems.

As it stands now, harmful materials like terrorist propaganda and child-abuse images are blocked by internet companies through filters that scan the web's domain name servers.

I'm still in two minds about this as often agencies use the excuse of terrorism and child porn to impose more of their restrictions on us (their law-abiding citizens). I'd hope everyone is against instigating violence (terrorism can be a very relative term to whatever country you live in) and harm to children but we must also be careful where that is used to unfairly combat genuine freedoms of expression and resisting oppression.

What is also emerging is that with web/cl... show more


 

Latest Google Chrome update draws government and telecom concerns - Encrypted version of the web browser could endanger children's safety online


Critics of the encrypted version of the browser, which is currently available for download but not the default version, argue that it could make it more difficult for companies to block harmful material online as it will bypass most parental control systems.

As it stands now, harmful materials like terrorist propaganda and child-abuse images are blocked by internet companies through filters that scan the web's domain name servers.

I'm still in two minds about this as often agencies use the excuse of terrorism and child porn to impose more of their restrictions on us (their law-abiding citizens). I'd hope everyone is against instigating violence (terrorism can be a very relative term to whatever country you live in) and harm to children but we must also be careful where that is used to unfairly combat genuine freedoms of expression and resisting oppression.

What is also emerging is that with web/cloud services the desktop is becoming irrelevant and control of the browser is becoming paramount. We do also have to be concerned about the companies managing the brows... show more


 
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Are you interested in #blockchain, #realestate, #DLT, #agtech, #fintech, #iot, #privacy? We are hiring a VP of Business Development, Apply Today @ https://beckorg.com/careers #HiringNow #employment #careers #CareerOpportunities
Careers


 

#Mozilla #Firefox to Enable #Hyperlink Ping #Tracking By Default


source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-firefox-to-enable-hyperlink-ping-tracking-by-default/
Mozilla has told BleepingComputer that they will be enabling the tracking #feature called hyperlink auditing, or Pings, by default in Firefox. There is no timeline for when this feature will be enabled, but it will be done when their #implementation is complete.
#Internet #security #privacy #surveillance #news #browser #surfing #web #fail #Software
https://pod.geraspora.de/p/9880738


 

ungoogled-chromium


A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency

ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services. It also features some tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require manual activation or enabling).

ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as clo
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ungoogled-chromium


A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency

ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services. It also features some tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require manual activation or enabling).

ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.

ungoogled-chromium is available in several software repositories:

Arch Linux: Available in AUR as ungoogled-chromium
NOTE: ungoogled-chromium-bin is not officially part of ungoogled-chromium. Please submit all issues to the maintainer of the PKGBUILD.
Gentoo Linux: ::chaoslab overlay maintains an unofficial ungoogled-chromium ebuild.
GNU Guix: Available as ungoogled-chromium.
macOS cask: Available as eloston-chromium

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#Privacy Dubious Denials & Scripted Spin: #Spyware Company #NSO Group Goes on 60 Minutes - The #CitizenLab
Dubious Denials & Scripted Spin: Spyware Company NSO Group Goes on 60 Minutes


 
#Privacy Dubious Denials & Scripted Spin: #Spyware Company #NSO Group Goes on 60 Minutes - The #CitizenLab
Dubious Denials & Scripted Spin: Spyware Company NSO Group Goes on 60 Minutes


 
Firefox Addons für die Privatssphäre
Ich möchte auf ein paar Firefox Addons/Erweiterungen hinweisen, die meines Erachtens bei jeder Firefox Installation dabei sein sollten. Dazu sei gesagt, dass jedes Addon die Geschwindigket des Surfens mehr oder weniger verlangsamen oder verschnellern kann. Also je mehr Addons, desto unterschiedlich lang kann das Laden einer Webseite dauern (wir reden hier von Millisekunden).

Beispiel Beim Laden einer Webseite muss das Addon die Webseite untersuchen, ob zum Beispiel Werbung von einer dritten Seiten geladen werden soll. Dieser Vorgang braucht natürlich ein bisschen Zeit. Wenn dann allerdings sämtliche Werbeseiten entfernt wurden und diese nicht mehr geladen werden müssen, gewinnt man wieder Zeit damit, denn die Webseite wird schneller angezeigt.
https://hyperblog.de/hoergen/2019/04/21/firefox-addons-fuer-die-privatssphaere
#WWW #Privacy #Tracking


 
Firefox Addons für die Privatssphäre
Ich möchte auf ein paar Firefox Addons/Erweiterungen hinweisen, die meines Erachtens bei jeder Firefox Installation dabei sein sollten. Dazu sei gesagt, dass jedes Addon die Geschwindigket des Surfens mehr oder weniger verlangsamen oder verschnellern kann. Also je mehr Addons, desto unterschiedlich lang kann das Laden einer Webseite dauern (wir reden hier von Millisekunden).

Beispiel Beim Laden einer Webseite muss das Addon die Webseite untersuchen, ob zum Beispiel Werbung von einer dritten Seiten geladen werden soll. Dieser Vorgang braucht natürlich ein bisschen Zeit. Wenn dann allerdings sämtliche Werbeseiten entfernt wurden und diese nicht mehr geladen werden müssen, gewinnt man wieder Zeit damit, denn die Webseite wird schneller angezeigt.
https://hyperblog.de/hoergen/2019/04/21/firefox-addons-fuer-die-privatssphaere
#WWW #Privacy #Tracking


 
Hello WordPress users,

Do you know sources of good privacy-friendly themes for WordPress? (i.e. without any trackers)

(It's possible to remove trackers manually, but this is a request for themes that respect privacy by default.)

#WordPress #Privacy


 
Hello everyone #newhere..Im so happy to be in a place of like minded people. #happy to be away from all the #data-ads mess. Hit me if you like any of these.. #GNU #linux #foss #privacy #blogging #writing #music #free-speech #digitalart #b3d #exercise #libreSoftware #fitness #Muscles #introvert #tech...ohh thats a lot... see ya..


 
HTML Standard
The ping attribute, if present, gives the URLs of the resources that are interested in being notified if the user follows the hyperlink. The value must be a set of space-separated tokens, each of which must be a valid non-empty URL whose scheme is an HTTP(S) scheme. The value is used by the user agent for hyperlink auditing.
#privacy #whatwg #web #web5 #tracking #chrome #firefox #safari


 
Anonymität im Internet -- was gibs da neben Tor eigentlich noch?
* Kurz: Anonymität, was ist das überhaupt?
* Tor und andere Anonymisierungsdienste mit niedriger Latenz: Problem Traffickorrelation
* Kurz-Einschub: Wird Tor jetzt in Deutschland und in Österreich illegal? Der Relaybetrieb?
* Alternativen DC-Netze, Broadcast, Mixes (z.B. Herd, Dissent, Riffle, Vuvuzela, Riposte, Loopix)


#TOR #OnionNet #Privacy


 
While everybody still outrages about #privacy in apps, better check your next airbnb appartement.


 
Government Seeks to Eliminate Internet Anonymity – With Severe Penalties - Netzpolitik - derStandard.at › Web https://mobil.derstandard.at/2000101677286/Government-Seeks-to-Eliminate-Internet-Anonymity-With-Severe-Penalties
Users of online forums in Austria will have to provide operators with their true identities or risk fines that could run into the millions.
#privacy


 
Missatge - Finally, somebody decided it had to be done... #DeleteFacebook…
Finally, somebody decided it had to be done... #DeleteFacebook #DeleteInsagram #deleteGoogle #privacy
https://dayssincelastfacebookscandal.com/
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nextcloud@mastodon.xyz
URL: https://mastodon.xyz/@nextcloud/101952418297264317

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Facebook uploaded 1.5m users’ e-mail contacts without their consent probably to create shadow profiles - Only YOU can make a difference here…


Facebook harvested the e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016 and did so without their consent.

The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the e-mail contacts after asking some users to e-mail passwords when signing up to the site as a way of verifying their identity — a practice widely criticized by security experts.

According to a report by Business Insider, those who did enter their password then saw a pop-up message telling them their contacts were being imported to Facebook, without asking for permission to do so first.

The incident is the latest in a growing list of data privacy breaches to hit the social network.

Facebook said the flaw had been caused by a feature which had allowed users to confirm their account and import their e-mail contacts at the same time; however, a redesign in 2016 had removed some of the language which explained this but was still uploading contacts in some cases.

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Facebook uploaded 1.5m users’ e-mail contacts without their consent probably to create shadow profiles - Only YOU can make a difference here...

Facebook harvested the e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016 and did so without their consent.

The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the e-mail contacts after asking some users to e-mail passwords when signing up to the site as a way of verifying their identity — a practice widely criticized by security experts.

According to a report by Business Insider, those who did enter their password then saw a pop-up message telling them their contacts were being imported to Facebook, without asking for permission to do so first.

The incident is the latest in a growing list of data privacy breaches to hit the social network.

Facebook said the flaw had been caused by a feature which had allowed users to confirm their account and import their e-mail contacts at the same time; however, a redesign in 2016 had removed some of the... show more


 
Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent
#facebook #scandal #privacy


 

Californians Want and Deserve Stronger Privacy Laws


#privacy #electronicfrontierfoundation #eff #digitalrights #digitalprivacy
posted by pod_feeder_v2


 
Another #facebook unintentionally #privacy violation


 
Anyone aware of good Google reCaptcha alternatives preferably with #WordPress plugin already? #privacy #captcha @switchingsocial


 
#Privacy #DeleteFacebook

Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5m users without consent


Company says it has stopped using password verification feature that collected data

Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address books of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and notify those affected.

The discovery follows criticism of Facebook by security experts for a feature that asked new users for their email password as part of the sign-up process. As well as exposing users to potential security breaches, those who provided passwords found that, immediately after their email was verified, the site began “importing” contacts without asking for permission.
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Friendica to Facebook Page


Recently I'll try IFTTT for sync Friedica's RSS feed to Facebook Page and Twitter until I have decided to delete them. Now it's a period of transition.

最近我會用IFTTT將Friendica的RSS訊息同步到FB粉絲專頁和Twitter,直到我決定徹底轉移並關閉帳號為止。現在是一個過渡期。

#Friendica #Privacy

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Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-microsoft-ai/microsoft-turned-down-facial-recognition-sales-on-human-rights-concerns-idUSKCN1RS2FV
#privacy


 
#Privacy #CCTV Another good reason not to use your personal photos of you and family on Social Media! - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsnEZLPNgZQ


 
Xin chào mọi người,
On June 5, 2007, Korean Air said that it would create a new low-cost carrier called Jin Air in Korea to compete with Korea's KTX high-speed railway network system, which offered cheaper fares and less stringent security procedures compared to air travel. Jin Air started its scheduled passenger service from Seoul to Jeju on July 17, 2008. Korean Air announced that some of its 737s and A300s would be given to Jin Air.
Hãng hàng không Eva Airlines
Mua vé máy bay đi Mỹ giá rẻ
Đặt vé máy bay đi Mỹ giá rẻ
Hãng hàng không Korean Airlines
Đặt vé máy bay đi Canda gi... show more