Category: Surveillance

  • Top 3 Chrome VPN Extensions for Maximum Online Privacy

    Online privacy and security have been the focus of debate lately. The new broadband privacy rules signed by President Trump give surveillance agencies and ISPs the right to track your online activities without you ever finding out about it. Talk about online freedom, right? In the wake of increased online hacks and cyber stalking related […]

  • Facebook guidelines give discomforting insight into moderation policy

    Recently, the Guardian released certain guideline files belonging to Facebook which mentioned that the social media giant does not delete videos which portray death, self-harm or abuse since doing so will violate its policy of not censoring its community. Leaked guidelines suggest Facebook is apparently understaffed The leaked guidelines suggest that the moderators at Facebook who […]

  • HSBC voice recognition security system spoofed by BBC

    A BBC Click reporter, Dan Simmons, reported that his non-identical twin brother was able to access his bank account through the newly developed voice-recognition verification system launched recently by the HSBC bank. How does the voice recognition ID system work? Most of you may have heard of the voice recognition system before. It was also […]

  • UK airport authorities arrest human rights activist for not sharing his passwords

    The director of CAGE human rights organization, Muhammad Rabbani was returning from a trip abroad last year when he was stopped at the UK airport for not revealing his laptop and phone’s passwords to the authorities. When asked, Rabbani told that he had been stopped on the basis of Section 7 that is part of […]

  • How can you make your digital privacy more certain

    In this high-tech and incredibly automated era, cyber crime is not an uncommon phenomenon. Privacy breaches are happening with many falling victims worldwide for which consequences can be grave!  As such, it has become quite important to raise awareness as to how people can effectively protect their privacy and prevent getting their data falling into […]

  • French electoral system hacked by Russia, NSA claims

    Recently, the American National Security agency (NSA) claimed that the elections held a few days ago in France, had been compromised and hacked by Russian cyber criminals revealing up to nine gigabytes of emails from Emmanuel Macron’s online campaign. The NSA: NSA Director, Michael Rogers seems to have come under the limelight as it is he who […]

  • WWE Divas Charlotte Flair, Victoria Latest Victims of Leaked Photos

    Earlier this week, private photos and video clip of the famous WWE Divas Lisa Marie Varon known by her WWE name Victoria and Charlotte Flair were leaked online the internet. The photos showed Charlotte taking selfies of herself in front of the mirror using her iPhone while in Lisa’s case a video clip in her […]

  • Indian Biometric System Data leaked; over 130 M people could be affected

    The personal identifiable information of people in the wrong hands could cause a major havoc, and this could happen pretty soon in India. According to the reports, the government sites supposed to protect the user data are instead, leaking it! Names, addresses, date of birth, PAN card details, Aadhaar card numbers and other relevant details […]

  • Bose Headphones allegedly spying on users – Lawsuit Filed

    Bose has always been in the spotlight for its innovative products and for its extremely proficient management. This time, however, the company is in headlines for a negative reason. According to Mr. Kyle Zak, a Bose consumer, the company has been spying on users via the Bose Connect app and selling the data to third parties including, […]

  • Are Drones an invasion of privacy?

    There is no doubt that drones have become a big thing for those that have traditionally loved flying model aircraft. With many cool features including GPS and cameras, they are superior in many ways to model planes, mainly because they are more controllable and do not need a long runway to take off and land. […]

  • Google: “Google Hire” Won’t Share Browsing History with Employers

    Google is known to be in the spotlight for its success mostly, but this wasn’t the case last night. Yesterday, some prominent media outlets including Daily Mail, RT, and an Australian news site reported that Google would share search history of the users with potential employers under a new project “Google hire.” What is Google […]

  • How a man’ life was ruined due to a typo in IP address by Police

    You probably remember Amazon’s engineer who’s typo messed up the entire AWS (Amazon Web Service). But what happened in the United Kingdom ruined a man’s life. The man in question is Mr. Nigel Lang, a UK resident who in 2011 got arrested at his home because, according to the police, he was a suspect for keeping child pornographic content […]

  • New Leak from Shadow Brokers Show NSA targeted Windows and Banks

    Shadow brokers, a hacking group famous for its cyber shenanigans has strike back again. Earlier yesterday, the group dumped online, a huge list of hacking tools and techniques used by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to target Global banking system and Windows users around the world. The Million Dollar List According to several security […]

  • Hacked Nude Photos of Rosario Dawson, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson Leaked

    It’s just another day and just another privacy breach. This time hackers have leaked nude pictures and explicit videos of celebrities including Sin City’s Rosario Dawson, Miley Cyrus, British actress Suki Waterhouse, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ Kate Hudson and Dexter’s Yvonne Strahovski. The content was leaked and uploaded on a so-called celebrity gossip site Celeb […]

  • Attackers can guess our passcode “just from the way we tilt our phone”

    Just yesterday we reported that fingerprint scanner on smartphones can be bypassed with the help of a new technique called MasterPrint. Now, hackers have developed a new way to figure out your smartphone’s passcode. You might be thinking that they can do this by using sophisticated methods or tools, but no! This is where you […]

  • New tech allows researchers to bypass fingerprint scanner on smartphone

    It’s a common perception that we’re kind of safe by setting up fingerprints scanners on our smartphones. After all, what are the chances that someone in the world has the same fingerprint, and will try to break into our smartphones, right? Well, things are about to change after the researchers from Michigan State University, and […]

  • Hackers Leak Passwords to NSA’s “Top Secret Arsenal” against Trump’s Policies

    You may remember Shadow Brokers hacking group for selling a trove of hacking tools and exploits stolen from the NSA’s Equation Group last year. Although three months ago the group announced about quitting its operation since they failed to find a buyer for listings the group is back in the news and this time for leaking […]

  • IXmaps Map reveals if your Internet traffic is being monitored by the NSA

    A new interactive online tool named Internet Exchange Mapping (IXmaps) appeared earlier this week, and it shows if your data traffic passes through the NSA or not. Many prying eyes are out there, trying to discover everybody’s secrets and take a peek into everyone’s life. That’s why a team of faculty and students from the […]

  • US ISPs to Snub Users Privacy by Collecting Personal Data

    US legislation is about to pass a law that will allow the Internet service providers to share user’s personal information to advertising agencies. As per reports, House of Representatives voted for a bill which will allow the internet service providers to share user’s personal information to third parties without their consent. The only thing that […]