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FBI’s iPhone hack limited to the iPhone 5c, earlier devices

Posted on 10/30 23:02 in Shows | 0

While the FBI may have found a workaround in this case, the solution is an imperfect one, according to FBI Director James Comey.” The fact that the technique doesn’t work on devices later than the iPhone 5c suggests Apple’s implementation of ARM’s TrustZone technology (Apple calls its specific flavor Secure Enclave) is blocking the FBI’s hacking attempts on more modern devices.

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Supreme Court grants FBI decentralized warrants, power to hack suspects anywhere

Posted on 12/09 12:15 in Shows | 0

On Thursday, the US Supreme Court passed a proposed change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules for Criminal Procedure, one of the main bodies of law that governs the powers and behavior of the FBI.The new version of Rule 41, approved on Thursday, removes the requirement in cases where the suspect’s location cannot be realistically obtained.

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Facebook plans to track which stores you shop at, report data to advertisers

Posted on 06/17 18:56 in Shows | 0

If you visit a partner store after seeing an ad for the company’s products, Facebook will know it.What does appear to be new, however, is Facebook’s ability to track whether ads result in actual sales.

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Apple opens iPhone kernel to improve performance without reducing security

Posted on 06/24 16:15 in Shows | 0

For the last few years, Apple has made security and privacy cornerstones of its iOS development process.While that case ended without resolving the core question at hand, the FBI dropped the case because it claimed it now had access to the data it wanted from the iPhone — even without Apple’s help.

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MIT researchers devise a secure anonymity network that’s 10x faster than Tor

Posted on 07/18 18:55 in Shows | 0

Researchers from MIT and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have come up with a new and secure anonymity network that could prove better than Tor.This shuffling approach is why the project has the name it does: Servers riffle the traffic like shuffling randomizes a deck of cards.

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Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Posted on 07/22 23:07 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

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FBI, cybersecurity experts investigating potential Russian ties to DNC email leak

Posted on 07/25 20:23 in Shows | 0

” That report claimed the hackers so thoroughly penetrated the DNC’s servers that they gained complete access to email and chat traffic.At the time, the Post reported that the hackers might have had access to the DNC’s servers for up to a year.

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The ultimate guide to staying anonymous and protecting your privacy online

Posted on 08/01 15:53 in Shows | 0

It uses a vast network of computers to route your Web traffic through a number of encrypted layers to obscure the origin of the traffic.If the results show the third-party DNS service you’re using (like TorGuard), you’re set.

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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Posted on 10/14 17:53 in Shows | 0

On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.The patent abstract is reprinted below, and at first glance it doesn’t read all that badly.

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

Posted on 01/19 22:36 in Shows | 0

There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10.When the upcoming Creators Update drops this spring, it will overhaul Microsoft’s data collection policies.

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Vizio to pay $2.2 million to the FTC for unprecedented spying on US customers

Posted on 02/07 14:52 in Shows | 0

While the company patched that specific problem after it was publicly disclosed by third parties, the FTC opened an investigation into the company’s behavior more generally.That’s precisely what the FTC found: Defendants facilitate the provision of demographic information to third parties about VIZIO television viewers.

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explains: All about the dark web, and how to use it

Posted on 03/01 17:50 in Shows | 0

In fact, under the hood, the dark web is the same as the regular web, with two important exceptions that also distinguish the dark web from the deep web.That relative inaccessibility is because the dark web uses a complete, but fundamentally different, network addressing system than the web addresses most of us know and use.

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New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

Posted on 03/10 21:52 in Shows | 0

A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties.But HR 1313 goes farther than simply allowing genetic profiling of employees because an employer offers insurance coverage.

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The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy

Posted on 03/28 15:23 in Shows | 0

If you care at all about the concept of user privacy, you should call your Congressional representative.In October, 2016 the FCC enacted privacy rules that would require ISPs to use an opt-in process in some cases before it sold consumer data to third parties.

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Microsoft claims 10 million 'fans' help it test Windows 10

Posted on 03/29 14:16 in Shows | 0

When Microsoft was still building Windows 10, it launched the Windows Insider program to push fast and slow updates to customers who were also willing to serve as beta testers.We have had one of these unbelievable experiences with our Windows 10 Insider program.

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Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

Posted on 04/07 16:18 in Shows | 0

Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, privacy advocates and concerned users have loudly argued that the firm needed to improve and clarify its privacy policies.To date, the company has mostly ignored those requests, though Windows 10’s recent Creators Update did move the ball forward in some meaningful ways.

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Amazon's New Echo Look Puts a Camera, Microphone in Your Bedroom

Posted on 04/27 16:38 in Shows | 0

This new product, dubbed the Echo Look, is being billed as a personal style guide for taking snapshots of your daily fashion.With Echo Look, you can take full-length photos of your daily look using just your voice.

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China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

Posted on 07/11 17:37 in Shows | 0

For nearly 20 years, the so-called Great Firewall of China has limited the ability of mainland Chinese citizens to access the uncensored internet.The Great Firewall isn’t just a single, monolithic system.

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20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy

Posted on 07/17 16:55 in Shows | 0

The privacy of average internet denizens has never been in greater peril.ISPs, advertisers, and government agencies from around the world are increasingly interested in tracking every single movement you make online.

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