Category: Privacy

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Malicious software bought by a London Police Officer can remotely hack users

    One of the officers of UK’s Metropolitan Police Service was caught in possession of a malicious software used for infecting computers and smartphones after gaining physical access to them. It’s unclear as of yet whether this software was bought for official or personal use, but it does raise a question that why would an MPS’s […]

  • 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 Segment.io, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Encrypted Email Service Tutanota Celebrates 2 Million Users

    Tutanota, an email encryption service is gaining popularity all across the globe and has seen a rapid growth since the start of 2017. In the past month, the company has gained over half a million users and is now celebrating 2 million users in total. After the Snowden leak, it became abundantly clear that different […]

  • WikiLeaks: CIA hacking tools infiltrate iPhones, MacBooks – Apple: It’s an old story

    WikiLeaks have been known to publish classified documents for a long time, and Thursday was no different the whistleblower organization revealed a new set of documents called “Dark Matter” from the “Vault 7” leak stating that the CIA has been infecting Apple products with a series of tools to spy on the US citizens. According […]

  • Idaho Department of Labor hacked; personal data of 170,000 people at risk

    A hacking incident that occurred on March 12 and March 13 compromised more than 170,000 job-seeker accounts, as reported by Idaho Statesman. The accounts in question, active and past, are a part of a much larger group of 530,000 accounts registered with Idaho Department of Labor. The system under the attack, America’s Job Link, is a […]

  • Twitter suspended 377,000 accounts for promoting terror and extremism

    Twitter announced on Tuesday (20th) that it has deleted 377,000 accounts in the second half of 2016 as part of its fight against content related to extremism and terrorism. The number is 60% higher than the profiles deleted in the first half of last year, according to its transparency report. In total, the social network […]