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US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Demand Encryption Backdoors


The US and the other Five Eyes governments have made their decision in the old argument of privacy versus security.   We no longer have a right to privacy.   We may no longer communicate without someone reading all our mail.  The delicate balance is no longer being maintained as of now,  The top law enforcement bodies… Continue reading US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Demand Encryption Backdoors

Cybersecurity · Privacy · Security

iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple


There are three concerns at issue here. Privacy Security Profit One is not like the other two.  IRobot wants to sell your privacy and possibly your security for profit. </end editorial> Monday July 24, 2017 4:42 PM PDT by Juli Clover iRobot CEO Colin Angle today told Reuters that he hopes indoor mapping data collected by Roomba automatic vacuum… Continue reading iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple

Cybersecurity · Privacy

Apple Retains Far More iPhone Call Data Than You May Realize


by Robert Hackett @rhhackett NOVEMBER 17, 2016 Apple iCloud automatically stores logs for as long as four months, a Russian security firm reports. Apple continuously stores customers’ call history on its iCloud servers for as long as four months, cautioned Elcomsoft, a Russian computer forensics firm, on Thursday. Anyone who uses an iPhone or iPad automatically transmits… Continue reading Apple Retains Far More iPhone Call Data Than You May Realize

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare · Privacy

Don’t use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine


Arab monarchy tries to slam door on privacy tools 28 Jul 2016 at 20:54, Iain Thomson A royal edict from the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have effectively made it illegal for anyone in the country to use a VPN or secure proxy service. Those caught could face jail time and fines… Continue reading Don’t use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine

Computer Security · Information operations · Information Warfare · OPSEC · Security

Here’s Why Lawyers Suggest You Stop Using Your Finger to Unlock Your Phone


You are protected against revealing passwords under the Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination, but your biometrics are not. By Will Yakowicz Staff writer, Inc. http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/why-biometrics-are-bad-for-your-constitutional-rights.html?platform=hootsuite Biometrics might be cool and convenient, but the technology could potentially undermine your legal rights under the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits the government from compelling a witness to testify against… Continue reading Here’s Why Lawyers Suggest You Stop Using Your Finger to Unlock Your Phone

Cybersecurity

Facebook is now scanning your camera’s photos to make sure you send them to your friends


This gives me concern about privacy and intrusiveness. This means not only is Facebook using facial recognition programs, but it is comparing them with your friends list and prompting you to send it to them. Helpful?  Perhaps.  Scary? Definitely! In a bit of “Photo Magic,” Facebook is testing a new feature to make it easier to… Continue reading Facebook is now scanning your camera’s photos to make sure you send them to your friends