Xiaomi Accused of Spying Users
Smoczy, 04 May 2020, 16:57
Xiaomi has been accused of violating its users' privacy. MI browsers are said to collect personal data that allow for a user to be identified even in incognito mode.
Edward Snowden Warns - Threat of Surveillance is More Permanent That the Virus
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 March 2020, 17:40
Edward Snowden, the protagonist of the affair with the disclosure of secret documents of the American NSA, expressed his concern about the government's moves in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. A former CIA employee believes that politicians may have a problem with giving up, among other things, surveillance of citizens with the help of artificial intelligence after dealing with the current crisis.
Google Chrome Tracks Us Even When We Use VPN, TOR or Are Logged Out
Laty, 12 March 2020, 19:07
There has been a change in Google's privacy regulations. Chrome browser monitors user traffic even if the user is not signed in to their account or is using a proxy server.
DuckDuckGo Provides a Great List of Websites That Track Us on the Web
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 March 2020, 15:16
DuckDuckGo has released Tracker Radar - a huge database of websites that track Internet users. The company hopes that this will increase the privacy of web browser users. In addition, it was revealed which companies most often collect information about our online activities.
Avast Apologizes for „Hurting Feelings” and Shuts Down Jumpshot
Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2020, 13:41
Avast's CEO has apologized to his customers and informed them that the company's subsidiary, Jumpshot, has been closed. The case is related to recent controversy over the sale of user data. The information was collected by the plug-in installed with the Avast antivirus software.
Russia Introduces Internet Censorship
Laty, 04 November 2019, 16:15
A new law related to Internet came into force in Russia on November 1, and it may be the beginning of mass surveillance of users on the web. The government has the ability to block content and even filter the things we can browse. The bill is designed to protect Russia from cyber attacks.
Amazon's Sidewalk Network Can Track Millions of People
Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 09:57
The recently announced new connectivity standard called Sidewalk can enable Amazon to track millions of users of its mobile devices. This also applies to people who do not intend to use the network created by the company.
Nokia Documents Reveal How Russia Puts its Citizens Under Surveillance
Julia Dragovic, 19 September 2019, 18:47
SORM, a system used to monitor the Internet and telecommunication activity of Russians, has once again become a subject of controversy. The disclosed Nokia documents show how the system helps Russia to keep track of its citizens. One might start asking some uncomfortable questions about human rights violation.
Trump Administration Wants to Monitor Phones of Mentally Ill People
Paul Wozniak, 12 September 2019, 11:14
Donald Trump's government is considering a new proposal to combat mass shootings, whereby the phones of people with mental health problems would be tracked to prevent acts of aggression.
Apple Apologizes to Customers for Eavesdropping on Siri
Julia Dragovic, 29 August 2019, 23:25
Apple apologizes for having outsourced the listening of user conversations recorded by Siri and promises to improve. Now the company will do it by itself. And only if we want it to.
Microsoft Eavesdropped on Xbox Users for Years and Sees No Problem
Barth Faryna, 23 August 2019, 17:34
First Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon, and now it's time for Microsoft. The Redmond giant openly admitted that it eavesdropped on Xbox users and then shared these recordings with third parties. The best part, however, is that the company sees nothing wrong with it.
Facebook Eavesdropped on User Voice Messages Through Third-Parties
Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2019, 12:54
Zuckerberg's social networking website commissioned external companies to transcribe private voice messages of its users. The official objective was to check the effectiveness of the AI developed by the company.
Google Collects Our Purchase History - Here's How to Remove it
Bart Swiatek, 20 May 2019, 13:05
The CNBC TV station reports that Google collects data about purchases we make on the Internet. Information is collected through messages sent to Gmail mailboxes.
Amazon Workers Are Listening to Your Conversations With Alexa
Bart Swiatek, 12 April 2019, 00:06
Bloomberg Agency reports that special teams hired by Amazon are assigned to listening and analyzing fragments of conversations recorded by the AI assistant Alexa.