Category: Surveillance

  • Google to stop scanning user emails for Gmail ads

    Diane Greene, the founder of VMware Inc. and the board member at Google revealed that Google will now stop analyzing user’s personal emails for targeted advertising purposes. Gmail As you may know, Gmail users encounter a number of ads based on their emails content. That is, the company uses algorithms to monitor the content of […]

  • Facebook’s new feature to prevent misuse of profile pics

    The social media giant Facebook is introducing a new feature for users in India which will help them protect their online privacy by preventing others from misusing their profile picture. The feature is called Profile Picture Guard and is being rolled out after security and privacy concerns faced by the users in India while using Facebook. […]

  • 200 Million US Citizens Got Their Personal Data Exposed

    A marketing firm that was employed by the Republican National Committee accidentally exposed data belonging to 200 million US citizens. That is around 62% of the entire population of the US. The exposed data includes information like home addresses, political views, phone numbers and even birthdays. All of it is available publicly – The said data was […]

  • Pervert arrested for taking candid photos of women, posting on Twitter

    The authorities in Calgary, Alberta have arrested a 42-year-old who took photos of random women without their consent. He would then post those pictures on his Twitter account that had over 17,000 followers. The account was named ‘Canada Creep,’ and it existed for over a year. The man operating it, Jeffrey Robert Williamson of Calgary, […]

  • In UAE Supporting Qatar on the Internet is Now a Cybercrime

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known for its lavish shopping malls, Ferraris, and robots in the police etc. but one thing which outsiders are not familiar with is that the country is also known for its massive online censorship and surveillance capabilities. Keeping that in mind and amid bitter relationships between Qatar the UAE, the […]

  • Bug Lets Chrome Stealthily Record Audio and Video

    Chrome might have a lurking bug that lets websites record your audio and video content without you even knowing. That is, Chrome usually has a red indicator being displayed in a tab where the video content is being recorded. However, according to a researcher, such an indication may not always be present. The flaw: Ran […]

  • US May Expand Laptop Ban to All International Flights

    Since Donald Trump has become the president of the United States there has been a sudden change in US immigration policy. From asking visa applicants and travelers for their social media credentials to the installation of face recognition system for locals or banning laptop from 10 countries over ISIS fears rules are changing like never before. Now, […]

  • Hackers alter stolen emails for clandestine attacks against Putin’s critics

    This has become the era where the internet is widely used for the purpose of cyber reconnaissance/espionage/corruption by political parties. To put in layman’s terms, the political leg pulling, posturing and deviance via cyber leaks have become quite common today. Be it WikiLeaks, Yahoo hacks at the time of US National election or any cyber […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S8’ iris scanner hacked using contact lens and photo

    After the breach of HSBC’s voice-recognition system, Samsung Galaxy S8 has been the next target with its iris scanner that has been claimed to be superior to the traditional password system to access one’s digital devices. Chaos Computer Club proves that the iris scanner is no good: a group of hackers at the Chaos Computer Club […]

  • 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 […]

  • Face recognition system at US airports may target citizens

    A few of months ago it was reported that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) devised a rule for foreign travelers wishing to visit the US according to which foreign travelers were required to hand over their social media account details to US Immigration authorities for security checks. Now, according to recent reports, it has […]

  • 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 […]

  • Snake Malware Modified; OS X The Next Target

    The security researchers at Fox-IT have discovered a modified version of the previously known snake malware. A version specifically designed to target MacOS. Still not sure what snake malware is? Well, it also goes by the name of Turla, Agent.BTZ and Uroburous. Sounds familiar now? Previous Victims: As per reports, the snake malware was previously targeting […]