Mobile Advertising Firm Found Tracking Users To Pay $950K

After settling charges with the Federal Trade Commission this week a
mobile advertising company will pay nearly $1M after it was determined
the company tracked customers – including children – without their consent.

InMobi, an India-based firm with offices across t

Kamis, 14 Jul 2016
The Poisoned Archives

libarchive is an open-source library that provides access to a variety
of different file archive formats, and it’s used just about everywhere.
Cisco Talos has recently worked with the maintainers of libarchive to
patch three rather severe bugs in the library. Because of th

Kamis, 14 Jul 2016
138 security flaws in US defense websites uncovered in Hack the Pentagon

Results are in from the US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) pilot “Hack
the Pentagon” bug bounty initiative. Top civilian brass say they’re
thrilled: going forward, US hackers should expect more opportunities to
make an honest buck by uncovering new

Kamis, 14 Jul 2016
Rise of Darknet Stokes Fear of The Insider

With the proliferation of shadowy black markets on the so-called
“darknet” — hidden crime bazaars that can only be accessed through
special software that obscures one’s true location online — it has never
been easier for disgruntled employees to har

Kamis, 14 Jul 2016
Tattoo recognition technology “raises significant First Amendment questions”

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has been
conducting research into tattoo recognition technology since 2014,
relying on a database of 15,000 tattoo images collected by the FBI from
prisoners and arrestees without their consent, according to the EFF.

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
Facebook will tell advertisers when you visit their offline stores

Now Facebook is rolling out a new service for retailers allowing them
to connect their advertising campaigns on Facebook with your offline,
flesh-and-blood movements when you shop in their brick-and-mortar stores.

By tracking your smartphone’s location with GPS and nearb

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
Hacker Spied on Canadian Political Party's Meetings via Video Camera Feeds

"The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ), a federalist provincial political party
in Canada, fixed a security issue in their video conferencing software
that allowed an unknown hacker to spy on their meetings and even access
the video camera feeds when he wanted.


Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
The Chrome extension that hides your screen in plain sight

Imagine you’re sitting on an airplane, using webmail to send your
marketing plan to your boss, when you notice that the passenger sitting
next to you has wandering eyes.
This kind of data leakage is why some people use privacy shields to
obscure their compu

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
US government to defend surveillance activities in Irish courts in Facebook v Schrems case

The US government has asked to be added to the legal case between
Facebook and Austrian citizen Max Schrems, in a move that will see the
spy organisation discuss how it operates under oath.

The move comes as Schrems continues to challenge the right of Facebook
to transfe

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
Microsoft unveils "Project Bletchley" secure blockchain framework

Project Bletchley has been introduced by Microsoft and will use
blockchain to secure financial transaction history and protect against fraud

Microsoft has unveiled details of its “Project Bletchley” service that
will use blockchain to ensure that transaction histor

Selasa, 28 Jun 2016
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