Slashdot Items Tagged "privacy"

Date / Time Story
Sunday October 22, 2017 @02:54AM For Under $1,000, Mobile Ads Can Track Your Location
Saturday October 21, 2017 @10:25PM A 14-Year-Old Asks: When Should I Get a VPN?
Friday October 20, 2017 @03:58PM Body Camera Giant Wants Police To Collect Your Videos Too
Friday October 20, 2017 @01:03PM Smartwatches For Kids Are a Total Privacy Nightmare
Thursday October 19, 2017 @04:36PM Apple Watch's LTE Suspended In China Possibly Due To Government Security Concerns
Thursday October 19, 2017 @10:40AM EU: No Encryption Backdoors But, Let's Help Each Other Crack That Crypto
Wednesday October 18, 2017 @05:02PM Ask Slashdot: What Are Ways To Get Companies To Actually Focus On Security?
Tuesday October 17, 2017 @05:44PM 'Significant' Number of Equifax Victims Already Had Info Stolen, Says IRS
Tuesday October 17, 2017 @04:51PM Netflix, Amazon, Movie Studios Sue Over TickBox Streaming Device
Tuesday October 17, 2017 @01:21PM 'Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet'
Monday October 16, 2017 @05:36PM Every Patch For 'KRACK' Wi-Fi Vulnerability Available Right Now
Monday October 16, 2017 @04:56PM Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Hard Truths IT Must Learn To Accept?
Monday October 16, 2017 @02:58PM Google Chrome for Windows Gets Basic Antivirus Features
Monday October 16, 2017 @01:36PM Millions of High-Security Crypto Keys Crippled by Newly Discovered Flaw
Monday October 16, 2017 @10:48AM US Supreme Court To Decide Microsoft Email Privacy Dispute
Friday October 13, 2017 @04:42PM Dutch Privacy Regulator Says Windows 10 Breaks the Law
Thursday October 12, 2017 @06:36PM Researcher Turns HDD Into Rudimentary Microphone
Thursday October 12, 2017 @05:09PM Hyatt Hotels Discovers Card Data Breach At 41 Properties Across 11 Countries
Thursday October 12, 2017 @04:58PM Google Permanently Disables Touch Function On All Home Minis Due To Privacy Concerns
Thursday October 12, 2017 @04:48PM DJI Unveils Technology To Identify and Track Airborne Drones
Thursday October 12, 2017 @04:03PM US Weapons Data Stolen During Raid of Australian Defense Contractor's Computers
Thursday October 12, 2017 @12:44PM Down the Rabbit Hole With a BLU Phone Infection
Thursday October 12, 2017 @10:04AM How Facebook Outs Sex Workers
Wednesday October 11, 2017 @05:27PM US Government Has 'No Right To Rummage' Through Anti-Trump Protest Website Logs, Says Judge
Wednesday October 11, 2017 @04:00PM Equifax Breach Included 10 Million US Driving Licenses
Wednesday October 11, 2017 @02:10PM Moscow Has Turned Kaspersky Antivirus Software Into a Global Spy Tool, Using It To Scan Computers For Secret US Data
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @08:09PM Justice Department To Be More Aggressive In Seeking Encrypted Data From Tech Companies
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @06:07PM OxygenOS Telemetry Lets OnePlus Tie Phones To Individual Users
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @05:57PM Symantec CEO: Source Code Reviews Pose Unacceptable Risk
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @05:52PM Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Successfully Crowdfunded
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @05:40PM Equifax Increases Number of Britons Affected By Data Breach To 700,000
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @05:14PM Security, Privacy Focused Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Successfully Crowdfunded
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @04:43PM Amazon Is Reportedly Building a Doorbell That Lets Drivers Into Your House
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @06:29AM PSA: Microsoft Is Using Cortana To Read Your Private Skype Conversations
Monday October 09, 2017 @05:35PM Face ID Is Coming To the iPad Pro Next Year, Says Report
Monday October 09, 2017 @05:23PM Equifax Made Salary, Work History Available To Anyone With Your SSN and DOB
Saturday October 07, 2017 @10:09PM Cyberstalking Suspect Arrested After VPN Providers Shared Logs With the FBI
Saturday October 07, 2017 @05:05PM Cyberstalking Suspect Arrested After VPN Providers Shared Logs With the FBI
Friday October 06, 2017 @07:56PM Disqus Confirms Over 17.5 Million Email Addresses Were Stolen In 2012 Hack of Its Comments Tool
Friday October 06, 2017 @04:27PM White House Chief of Staff's Phone Was Reportedly Hacked Months Ago
Thursday October 05, 2017 @04:41PM Uber's iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen, Researchers Say
Thursday October 05, 2017 @02:31PM Toymaker Mattel Cancels AI Babysitter After Privacy Complaints
Wednesday October 04, 2017 @06:23PM Mattel's New Baby Monitor Uses AI To Soothe Babies and Lawmakers Aren't Happy About It
Tuesday October 03, 2017 @07:46PM IRS Awards $7 Million Fraud Prevention Contract To Equifax
Tuesday October 03, 2017 @04:55PM Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts To 3 Billion
Tuesday October 03, 2017 @04:46PM US Studying Ways To End Use of Social Security Numbers For ID
Tuesday October 03, 2017 @04:12PM Former Equifax CEO Blames Breach On One Individual Who Failed To Deploy Patch
Monday October 02, 2017 @05:28PM Equifax Says 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected By Hack
Sunday October 01, 2017 @10:03PM Will London Monetize Wifi Tracking Data From Its Tube Passengers?
Saturday September 30, 2017 @04:07PM Squabble With Contractor Delayed Equifax's Response To Data Breach
Friday September 29, 2017 @05:01PM Apple Reports 400 Percent Rise In National Security Requests
Friday September 29, 2017 @04:42PM Department of Justice Demands Facebook Information From 'Anti-Administration Activists'
Friday September 29, 2017 @02:47PM What Isn't Telegram Saying About Its Connections To the Kremlin?
Thursday September 28, 2017 @06:10PM Amazon's Echo Spot Is a Sneaky Way To Get a Camera Into Your Bedroom
Thursday September 28, 2017 @04:38PM Apple Recommends Children Under 13, Twins and Siblings Do Not Use Face ID On iPhone X
Thursday September 28, 2017 @12:33PM Moscow Deploys Facial Recognition to Spy on Citizens in Streets
Thursday September 28, 2017 @12:02AM Homeland Security Plans To Collect Immigrants' Social Media Information
Wednesday September 27, 2017 @10:45PM Internet Explorer Bug Leaks Whatever You Type In the Address Bar
Wednesday September 27, 2017 @03:49AM The World's First Blockchain Smartphone Is In Development
Wednesday September 27, 2017 @03:35AM Russia Threatens To Shut Down Facebook Over Local Data Storage Laws
Wednesday September 27, 2017 @02:53AM Equifax CEO Steps Down Amid Hacking Scandal
Tuesday September 26, 2017 @12:13AM NSA Targeted 106,000 Foreigners In Spy Program Up For Renewal
Monday September 25, 2017 @05:20PM If Data Is the New Oil, Are Tech Companies Robbing Us Blind?
Monday September 25, 2017 @04:07PM China Blocks WhatsApp
Saturday September 23, 2017 @09:39PM Equifax Hit With 'Dozens' of Lawsuits from Shareholders and Consumers -- Plus a Possible Class Action
Saturday September 23, 2017 @02:22PM Security Researchers Warn that Third-Party GO Keyboard App is Spying on Millions of Android Users
Saturday September 23, 2017 @01:39PM Super-Accurate GPS Chips Coming To Smartphones In 2018
Friday September 22, 2017 @05:31PM Adobe Security Team Accidentally Posts Private PGP Key On Blog
Friday September 22, 2017 @04:49PM Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature To Remotely Lock Macs, Demand Ransom Payments
Friday September 22, 2017 @04:36PM Google Experiment Tests Top 5 Browsers, Finds Safari Riddled With Security Bugs
Friday September 22, 2017 @03:18PM Walmart Wants To Deliver Groceries Straight To Your Fridge
Friday September 22, 2017 @02:50PM Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online
Thursday September 21, 2017 @08:57PM DC Court Rules Tracking Phones Without a Warrant Is Unconstitutional
Thursday September 21, 2017 @05:49PM 'Dear Apple, The iPhone X and Face ID Are Orwellian and Creepy'
Wednesday September 20, 2017 @02:48PM Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers To a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks
Tuesday September 19, 2017 @06:01PM Popular Steam Extension 'Inventory Helper' Spies On Users, Says Report
Tuesday September 19, 2017 @04:53PM Google, Bing, Yahoo Data Retention Doesn't Improve Search Quality, Study Claims
Tuesday September 19, 2017 @03:14PM In a 'Plot Twist', Wikileaks Releases Documents It Claims Detail Russia Mass Surveillance Apparatus
Monday September 18, 2017 @09:37PM AI Just Made Guessing Your Password a Whole Lot Easier
Monday September 18, 2017 @01:54PM Avast's CCleaner Free Windows Application Infected With Malware
Monday September 18, 2017 @11:20AM Apple Officially Bans Scammy Antivirus Apps From iOS App Store
Sunday September 17, 2017 @08:13PM Illinois Tests A Blockchain-Based Birth Registry/ID System
Saturday September 16, 2017 @03:18PM New Book Argues Silicon Valley Will Lead Us to Our Doom
Saturday September 16, 2017 @12:38PM Equifax CSO 'Retires'. Known Bug Was Left Unpatched For Nearly Five Months
Friday September 15, 2017 @07:08PM Equifax Says Almost 400,000 Britons Hit In Data Breach
Friday September 15, 2017 @05:21PM Warning: 'MetalKettle' Repository For Kodi Becomes Vulnerable After GitHub Takeover
Friday September 15, 2017 @04:48PM Credit Karma To Launch Free ID Monitoring Following Equifax Hack
Thursday September 14, 2017 @05:37PM First Ever Malvertising Campaign Uses JavaScript To Mine Cryptocurrencies In Your Browser
Thursday September 14, 2017 @05:04PM Spain Fines Facebook Over Tracking Users Without Consent
Thursday September 14, 2017 @04:47PM ISPs Claim a Privacy Law Would Weaken Online Security, Increase Pop-Ups
Wednesday September 13, 2017 @05:52PM Backdoor Found In WordPress Plugin With More Than 200,000 Installations
Wednesday September 13, 2017 @05:09PM Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at US Borders
Wednesday September 13, 2017 @03:35PM Kaspersky Software Banned From US Government Systems Over Concerns About Russia
Wednesday September 13, 2017 @03:29PM Windows 10 Will Soon Give Users More Control Over App Permissions
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @06:17PM At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency For Hackers So Far This Year
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @04:22PM Researchers Catch Microsoft Zero-Day Used To Install Government Spyware
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @12:36AM The Only Safe Email is Text-Only Email
Monday September 11, 2017 @06:16PM Virginia Scraps Electronic Voting Machines Hackers Destroyed At DefCon
Monday September 11, 2017 @06:04PM Google Details Plan To Distrust Symantec Certificates
Monday September 11, 2017 @05:13PM ShadowBrokers Releases NSA UNITEDRAKE Manual That Targets Windows Machines
Monday September 11, 2017 @11:46AM Equifax Breach Provokes Calls For Serious Data Protection Reforms
Sunday September 10, 2017 @11:26PM Government Officials Begin Investigating Equifax Breach
Saturday September 09, 2017 @09:28PM TechCrunch: Equifax Hack-Checking Web Site Is Returning Random Results
Saturday September 09, 2017 @08:48PM Equifax Breach is Very Possibly the Worst Leak of Personal Info Ever
Friday September 08, 2017 @08:53PM Ask Slashdot: What's a Practical Response To the Equifax Breach?
Friday September 08, 2017 @04:09PM UN Aviation Agency To Call For Global Drone Registry
Friday September 08, 2017 @03:05PM Mexican Tax Refund Site Left 400GB of Sensitive Customer Info Wide Open
Thursday September 07, 2017 @06:25PM Bug In Windows Kernel Could Prevent Security Software From Identifying Malware
Thursday September 07, 2017 @04:56PM Credit Reporting Firm Equifax Announces 'Cybersecurity Incident Impacting Approximately 143 Million US Consumers'
Wednesday September 06, 2017 @04:46PM Hackers Can Take Control of Siri and Alexa By Whispering To Them in Frequencies Humans Can't Hear
Wednesday September 06, 2017 @12:16PM EU Presidency Calls For Massive Internet Filtering, Leaked Document Shows
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @04:59PM Verizon Up Offers Rewards in Exchange For Customers' Personal Information
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @04:53PM A Critical Apache Struts Security Flaw Makes It 'Easy' To Hack Fortune 100 Firms
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @04:17PM Two-Thirds of Tech Workers Now Use a VPN, Survey Finds
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @01:21PM European Court Rules Companies Must Tell Employees of Email Checks
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @01:14PM Lenovo Won't Pay a Fine For Preinstalling Superfish Adware
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @10:41AM Chinese Man Jailed For Helping Net Users Evade State Blocks
Tuesday September 05, 2017 @10:13AM Vulnerabilities Discovered In Mobile Bootloaders of Major Vendors
Sunday September 03, 2017 @01:25AM Thousands of Job Applicants Citing Top Secret US Government Work Exposed In Amazon Server Data Breach
Friday September 01, 2017 @11:16PM 'Pay With Your Face' Technology Tested in a KFC Store In China
Friday September 01, 2017 @07:06PM US Cops Can't Keep License Plate Data Scans Secret Without Reason, Court Rules
Friday September 01, 2017 @04:52PM Nearly 3,000 Bitcoin Miners Exposed Online Via Telnet Ports, Without Passwords
Thursday August 31, 2017 @06:22PM Hacking Retail Gift Cards Remains Scarily Easy
Thursday August 31, 2017 @04:43PM A Canadian University Gave $11 Million To a Scammer
Thursday August 31, 2017 @10:39AM Instagram Hack Targets Celebrities
Wednesday August 30, 2017 @06:00PM Uber Says It'll Stop Tracking Riders After They're Dropped Off
Tuesday August 29, 2017 @09:14PM The IRS Decides Who To Audit By Data Mining Social Media
Tuesday August 29, 2017 @01:25PM On Internet Privacy, Be Very Afraid
Monday August 28, 2017 @04:11PM Someone Published a List of Telnet Credentials For Thousands of IoT Devices
Monday August 28, 2017 @02:29PM Tech Firms Team Up To Take Down 'WireX' Android DDoS Botnet
Monday August 28, 2017 @01:14PM Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Address Book
Saturday August 26, 2017 @09:34PM Germany Tests Facial-Recognition Surveillance On 300 Citizens
Friday August 25, 2017 @05:43PM Your Personal Information Is Now the World's Most Valuable Commodity
Friday August 25, 2017 @04:19PM New Zealand High Court Rules Operation Against Kim Dotcom Was Illegal
Friday August 25, 2017 @01:00PM It Took a Massachusetts Hospital 14 Years To Detect a Data Breach
Friday August 25, 2017 @12:08PM Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How
Thursday August 24, 2017 @07:18PM DC Judge Approves Government Warrant For Data From Anti-Trump Website
Thursday August 24, 2017 @06:58PM The CIA Built a Fake Software Update System To Spy On Intel Partners
Thursday August 24, 2017 @06:03PM Fake Messages Rigged With Malware Are Spreading Via Facebook Messenger
Thursday August 24, 2017 @05:47PM Ask Slashdot: How Much of Your Online Browsing Can Advertisers See?
Thursday August 24, 2017 @05:31PM Ask Slashdot: How Much Of Your Online Browsing Can Advertisers See?
Thursday August 24, 2017 @01:17PM AccuWeather Updates Its iOS App To Address Privacy Outcry
Thursday August 24, 2017 @10:33AM India's Top Court Rules Privacy a Fundamental Right in Blow To Government
Wednesday August 23, 2017 @07:01PM Google Pulls 500+ Backdoored Apps With Over 100 Million Downloads From Google Play
Wednesday August 23, 2017 @04:04PM Wading Through AccuWeather's Response
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @06:39PM Mozilla Testing an Opt-Out System For Firefox Telemetry Collection
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @06:22PM Justice Department Walks Back Demand For Information On Anti-Trump Website
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @06:09PM Mozilla Testing an Opt-Out System for Firefox Telemetry Collection
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @04:20PM Fourth US Navy Collision This Year Raises Suspicion of Cyber-Attacks
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @12:40PM Popular Weather App AccuWeather Caught Sending User Location Data, Even When Location Sharing is Off
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @12:40PM Two-Factor Authentication Fail: Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @11:49AM Sonos Says Users Must Accept New Privacy Policy Or Devices May Cease To Function
Monday August 21, 2017 @06:23PM iPhone 8's 3D Face Scanner Will Work In 'Millionths of a Second'
Monday August 21, 2017 @04:38PM Third Party Trackers On Web Shops Can Identify Users Behind Bitcoin Transactions
Monday August 21, 2017 @02:29PM Meeting and Hotel Booking Provider's Data Found in Public Amazon S3 Bucket
Monday August 21, 2017 @10:58AM UK.gov To Treat Online Abuse as Seriously as Hate Crime in Real Life
Sunday August 20, 2017 @11:18PM Plex Responds, Will Allow Users To Opt Out Of Data Collection
Saturday August 19, 2017 @06:13PM Google Warns Webmasters About Insecure HTTP Web Forms
Saturday August 19, 2017 @05:30PM Should Plex Stop Allowing Users To Opt Out of Data Collection?
Friday August 18, 2017 @06:16PM How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To 'Watch' You
Friday August 18, 2017 @02:30PM Info on 1.8M Chicago Voters Was Publicly Accessible, But Now Removed From Cloud Service
Thursday August 17, 2017 @06:21PM iOS 11 Has a Feature To Temporarily Disable Touch ID
Thursday August 17, 2017 @04:36PM Hacker Claims To Have Decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave Processor Firmware
Thursday August 17, 2017 @04:28PM Ukraine Hacker Cooperating With FBI In Russia Probe, Says Report
Tuesday August 15, 2017 @02:20PM Tech Companies Urge Supreme Court To Boost Cellphone Privacy
Monday August 14, 2017 @09:16PM In Less Than Five Years, 45 Billion Cameras Will Be Watching Us
Monday August 14, 2017 @04:24PM US Army Walks Back Decision To Ban DJI Drones Ever So Slightly
Monday August 14, 2017 @11:49AM Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Pleads Not Guilty to Creating Banking Malware
Monday August 14, 2017 @09:58AM Spyware Apps Found on Google Play Store
Friday August 11, 2017 @07:03PM Russian Group That Hacked DNC Used NSA Attack Code In Attack On Hotels
Friday August 11, 2017 @02:09AM China Working On 'Repression Network' Which Lets Cameras Identify Cars With Unprecedented Accuracy
Thursday August 10, 2017 @04:31PM Password Power Rankings: a Look At the Practices of 40+ Popular Websites
Thursday August 10, 2017 @03:57PM Scientists Create DNA-Based Exploit of a Computer System
Wednesday August 09, 2017 @05:22PM UK Wants To Criminalize Re-Identification of Anonymized User Data
Wednesday August 09, 2017 @04:10PM Disney Sued For Allegedly Spying On Children Through 42 Gaming Apps
Wednesday August 09, 2017 @02:51PM Prison Time For Manager Who Hacked Ex-Employer's FTP Server, Email Account
Wednesday August 09, 2017 @02:25PM An Image Site Is Victimizing Countless Women and Little Can Be Done
Tuesday August 08, 2017 @04:35PM The Man Who Wrote the Password Rules Regrets Doing So
Tuesday August 08, 2017 @02:37PM Top VPN Provider Accused of Sharing Customer Traffic With Online Advertisers
Tuesday August 08, 2017 @11:13AM Game of Thrones Hackers Demand Ransom
Monday August 07, 2017 @05:03PM Forget the Russians: Corrupt, Local Officials Are the Biggest Threat To Elections
Sunday August 06, 2017 @10:21PM Ask Slashdot: Are My Drone Apps Phoning Home?
Sunday August 06, 2017 @07:19PM A US Spy Plane Has Been Flying Circles Over Seattle For Days
Saturday August 05, 2017 @05:22PM Browser Extensions Are Undermining Privacy
Friday August 04, 2017 @06:12PM BLU Claims Innocence, Gets Phones Reinstated On Amazon
Friday August 04, 2017 @04:36PM US Army Calls Halt On Use of Chinese-Made Drones By DJI
Friday August 04, 2017 @03:38PM ESET Spreading FUD About Torrent Files, Clients
Thursday August 03, 2017 @03:37PM WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Tool For Hacking Webcams, Microphones
Thursday August 03, 2017 @11:41AM 'Real People' Don't Need End-To-End Encryption In Their Messaging Apps, UK Home Secretary Says
Thursday August 03, 2017 @10:04AM Verizon's New Rewards Program Lets It Track Your Browsing History
Wednesday August 02, 2017 @05:52PM Man Used DDoS Attacks On Media To Extort Them To Remove Stories
Tuesday August 01, 2017 @05:00PM NSA Unlawfully Surveilled Kim Dotcom In New Zealand, Says Report
Tuesday August 01, 2017 @11:54AM Amazon Suspends Sales of Blu Android Phones Due To Privacy Concerns
Tuesday August 01, 2017 @10:52AM US Senators To Introduce Bill To Secure 'Internet of Things'
Tuesday August 01, 2017 @10:48AM White House Officials Tricked By Email Prankster
Monday July 31, 2017 @05:37PM Privacy Watchdog Asks FTC To Look Into Google's Offline Shopping Tracker
Monday July 31, 2017 @04:26PM Iranians Use 'Cute Photographer' Profile To Hack Targets In Middle East
Monday July 31, 2017 @04:00PM FCC Says Its Specific Plan To Stop DDoS Attacks Must Remain Secret
Monday July 31, 2017 @02:40PM It Is Easy To Expose Users' Secret Web Habits, Say Researchers
Monday July 31, 2017 @12:06PM Hackers Break Into HBO's Networks, May Have Leaked 'Game of Thrones' Script