Privacy

Digital Shadow Reveals What Facebook Knows About You

Posted In Living in Tech
Digital Shadow
Ever wondered how much of your personal data a company could mine in a couple seconds, from one source? Head on over to Digital Shadow (“You are not an individual,” the homepage boasts. “You are a data cluster”), a website built to promote the new video game Watch Dogs, and—if you’re feeling adventurous on this fine Friday—click the big blue button that allows you to log in with Facebook. The website will proceed to scrape everything from your Facebook friends… continue…

Twitter Stopped Encryption Project: Report

Posted In Cloud
According to The Verge, Twitter halted a project that would have cloaked direct messages and other non-public communications. continue…

Snowden Appears at TED Via Robot

The government whistleblower seems determined to keep a public profile despite his asylum in Russia. continue…

‘Net Should Brace for More Giant DDoS Attacks

Posted In DataCenter
Fourteen Internet protocols could be used for large-scale DDOS attacks; six could be used as amplifiers pushing attacks orders of magnitude beyond the norm. continue…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: World Wide Web Needs a ‘Bill of Rights’

Posted In Cloud
He insists that the World Wide Web remain a “neutral” medium, one in which users push back against government surveillance. continue…

SXSW: Snowden Touts Encryption, Swipes at NSA

During a video conference with a South by Southwest audience, Snowden opined on many topics. continue…

Hackers Infiltrate Accounts of Mt.Gox CEO

A note on Mark Karpeles’ hijacked blog alleges fraud against the Bitcoin community. continue…

Privacy Advocates Challenge Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition

Posted In Cloud
The groups’ complaint asks the FTC to probe the $19 billion deal. continue…

Bitcoin Community Goes DEFCON-1 Over Nakamoto Reveal

Posted In Cloud
However Nakamoto’s story turns out, it’s worth taking a moment to examine how far Bitcoin’s come in the past few years. continue…

White House Officials Quiet on Data Privacy at MIT Event

Officials seemed reluctant to plunge into the weeds of privacy and security at the conference. continue…