I love these cameras cuz they are so cheap and have such a good image. I wish they were more PC friendly tho and supported RTSP.
This story should surprise no one… FB ain’t shit…
Last year, I was trying to solve a mystery. Facebook’s “People You May Know” tool was outing sex workers’ real identities to their clients, and vice versa, and I was trying to figure out how. A sex worker using the pseudonym Leila told me she had gone to great lengths to hide her identity from clients by using an alternate name, alternate email address, and burner phone number—contact information she didn’t provide to Facebook—yet Facebook was still inextricably linking her with her clients, suggesting them to her real-name account as people she might want to friend. Continue reading
China is not to be trusted…. but you knew that already….
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elemental’s national security contracts weren’t the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazon’s government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA. Continue reading
Shout to FB and ther ‘security’ smmfh
Warning: Attackers behind the recently revealed Facebook mega-breach may still be able to access victims’ accounts at third-party web services and mobile apps, and Facebook has offered no timeline for when that might change. Continue reading
The battle to listen to you all the time lol
The digital assistant wars are in full swing, and with Google just recently notching the latest victory by finishing Q2 with the top-selling smart speaker in the world, Amazon is revamping its Alexa-powered roster in a very big way. Continue reading
Pay attention to the permission these mobile apps want…
La Liga, an app for Spanish soccer fans, was spying on fans using otherwise unnecessary GPS and microphone permissions to identify bars showing the game without a license. Continue reading
If you follow the news about internet privacy and freedoms, then you will have heard a lot of discussion recently about geoblocking. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it refers to the restriction of access to web content based on a user’s location. In other words, it means that some websites will be available in the US but not Canada, or that you will be restricted to using a different version of a site when you access it from China than when you access it from Sweden. Continue reading
FB never plays by the rules…. bitches….
GDPR, a new European privacy law, means users must explicitly give permission for most data collection. Facebook would like you to give them that permission.
Lucky for Facebook they’re very good at getting people to do what they want. We talked last week about how tech companies use Dark Patterns to trick you, designing things to subtly push people into doing what benefits them. Well take a look at this example, from a Facebook blog post announcing their new GDPR features: Continue reading
Like many people the world over, you’ve probably used GPS before. You may even have used it today, navigating your way to work with Google Maps. Our smartphones can precisely pinpoint our location, allowing us to get everything from local news, to restaurant reviews, in a matter of seconds. Continue reading
Big Brother is flexing again I see….
The massive Facebook and Cambridge Analytica revelations continue to provide shocking news concerning your privacy. But during this Facebook-dominated news cycle, the US government has sneacked through a piece of legislation that drastically abuses privacy around the globe. Continue reading