News Worth Reading
Hardly a week goes by without new privacy violations being revealed. Here, you'll find the latest news on topics such as privacy, data misuse, and surveillance that we believe are worth taking the time to read. #encryptionhelps
620 million accounts stolen from popular websites
12 Feb 2019 - A new report revealed that cyber criminals have placed 620 million online account details from 16 hacked websites up for sale on the dark web. The list includes popular websites such as MyFitnessPal, My Heritage, Dubsmash, Sharethis, and Animoto. Are you affected?
Read at forbes.com
Popular apps secretly record your screen
07 Feb 2019 - ♫ Every tap you make. Every step you take, ... I'll be watching you. ♫ iPhone apps like Hotels.com, Expedia, and Hollister record your smartphone screen without asking for permission.
Read at techcrunch.com
WhatsApp will soon show ads
01 Nov 2018 - It's time for Zuckerberg & Co. to monetize WhatsApp - their free messenger service and one of the most widely used ones. How exactly? Soon, Facebook wants to show ads which will pop up in your WhatsApp status.
Read at engadget.com
If "offline" supermarkets watched you as closely as Google
23 Aug 2018 - Silicon Valley earns a lot of money from monitoring what we do online. To earn even more money, they want to watch what we do especially offline, so they plan to transform any physical space into a data mine. Here's how they try to dig deeper and gain more insights into who we are. #surveillance
Read at theguardian.com
Facebook reads Messenger chats
04 May 2018 - Private conversations on Facebook Messenger? Forget it. Facebook checks all messages sent through the Messenger, analyzes links and images, and can even intervene. #deletefacebook
Read at digitaltrends.com
The house that spied on me - an experiment
02 Jul 18 - Kashmir Hill made her home smart to find out wether it would betray her. She connected as many things as she could to the internet, for example an Amazon Echo, her lights, a coffee maker, some kid’s toys, her TV, a sex toy, and even her bed. An eye-opener into the Internet of Things, about how it threatens our privacy and the bothersome character of a smart home. #bigbrother
Read at gizmodo.com