British surveillance organization GCHQ collected high volumes of webcam imagery from Yahoo chat users between 2008 and 2012, up to 11% of which included sexually explicit content.
Google has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli security startup based in Tel Aviv. SlickLogin is less than two months old. SlickLogin technology allows users to log into websites using a high frequency sound, silent to human ears, communicated between a computer and a smartphone, generating a new audio signal for each login. The security system is… Continue reading Google Acquires 2-Month-Old, ‘Sounds as Passwords’ Startup SlickLogin
Yesterday was going to be the Day We Fight Back against the online data governments are collecting on us. Modeled after the successful Stop Online Privacy Act protests a few years back, the campaign urged us to call or email our representatives in Congress. The Day We Fight Back also encouraged webmasters to add action… Continue reading The Day the Internet Supposedly Fought Back
Today we celebrate Safer Internet Day, an annual event organized by InSafe and ConnectSafely to promote safe and responsible use of the internet and mobile devices geared towards children around the world. While this event has been coordinated across Europe for the past 11 years with the European Commission, it wasn’t until two years ago… Continue reading Happy Safer Internet Day [LIVESTREAM]
Remember how citizens and entities of the internet all came together last year to save us from SOPA and PIPA, which could have damaged the way we use the Web? The internet used to be a network of information and anonymity, but it’s not so much the latter anymore due to the prying eyes of… Continue reading 6 Ways to Fight Back against the NSA and Mass Surveillance on February 11
Google users in France will begin seeing a privacy warning upon visiting google.fr Recently when Google unified its policies across several popular services like Gmail and YouTube, the French grew concerned with their privacy, believing that Google had committed privacy abuses that went against French law. This is why France’s Commissions Nationale de l’Informatique et… Continue reading Google Forced to Post Privacy Warning on Its French Search Site
Have you ever sent out an email by accident (or too fast) and wished you could take it back the very next second? Perhaps you sent it to the wrong person or forgot to fix some glaring typo, but there are lots of reasons reneging a sent email could be useful. It feels like just… Continue reading Ex-NSA Computer Scientist Launches Vitru: A Tool That Allows You to Take Back Emails
Have you recently been prompted by Yahoo Mail to reset your password? Yahoo discovered that hackers gained unauthorized access to email accounts yesterday and has taken a few steps to better protect its users. Although Yahoo was ambiguous about the nature of the “third party” attack in its security update, it has no evidence to… Continue reading Yahoo Gets Hacked and Resets Email Passwords