Group Seeks Investigation of Deep Packet Inspection Use by ISPs

European Digital Rights Organization Seeks Investigation Into Internet Service Providers’ Use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with 45 NGOs, academics and companies across 15 countries, has sent an open letter to European policymakers and regulators, warning about widespread and potentially growing use of deep packet inspection (DPI) by internet service providers (ISPs). In simple terms, DPI is the analysis of the content of a packet….

May 16, 2019
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Facebook Partially Restores Privacy Feature Abused in Massive Breach

Facebook this week informed users that it has partially restored a privacy feature abused by hackers last year as part of an attack that impacted 29 million accounts. The social media giant informed customers in late September 2018 that hackers had exploited a series of vulnerabilities to steal tokens that could be used to access 50 million Facebook accounts. The company later told users that the attack, reportedly launched by…

May 16, 2019
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Google’s Titan Security Keys Vulnerable to Bluetooth Attacks

Google announced on Wednesday that it’s offering a free replacement for its Titan Security Key dongles following the discovery of a potentially serious vulnerability. The Titan Security Key is designed to help users protect themselves against phishing attacks and account takeover by using FIDO standards for two-factor authentication (2FA). The product uses cryptography to verify the user’s security key and address when they log in to their account. The problem…

May 16, 2019
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Israel Spyware Firm NSO Operates in Shadowy Cyber World

An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on “rigorous, ethical standards” despite previous links to alleged espionage. – Pocket spy – Founded in 2010 by Israelis Shalev Hulio and Omri Lavie, NSO is based in the Israeli seaside hi-tech hub of Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. It says it employs 600 people in Israel and around the world. It produces Pegasus,…

May 15, 2019
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San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police or other government agencies. Backers of the legislation argued that using software and cameras to positively identify people is, as city councillor Aaron Peskin put it, “not ready for prime time.” All but one of the nine members of San Francisco’s board of supervisors endorsed the legislation, which will be voted on…

May 15, 2019
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Twitter Collected and Shared iOS Location Data

Twitter on Monday revealed that a bug in Twitter for iOS led to the micro-blogging platform inadvertently collecting location data and sharing it with a third-party. The company reveals that the data collection and sharing occurred only in certain circumstances and says that only one of their partners was involved in it. Nevertheless, this partner is an advertising company. “Specifically, if you used more than one account on Twitter for…

May 14, 2019
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