Forbes Criticizes Airbnb 'Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave'

Forbes Criticizes Airbnb ‘Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave’

“So this is creepy,” writes a Forbes cybersecurity reporter, saying Airbnb “has put aside the stories of hosts secretly spying on guests” to promote a new line of devices Forbes calls “surveillance bugs to make sure guests behave.” Vice reports: As part of it…

Using IR LEDs To Hide In Plain Sight

Getting by without falling under the gaze of surveillance cameras doesn’t seem possible nowadays – from malls to street corners, it’s getting more common for organizations to use surveillance cameras to keep patrons in check. While the freedom of assembly is …

NSA Phone Surveillance Program Cost $100 Million, Yielded One Major Investigation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: A National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that accessed American citizens’ domestic phone calls and text messages resulted in only one investigation between 2015 and 2019 despite costing $100 mill…

A Chinese destroyer fired a weapons-grade laser at a US surveillance aircraft, US Navy says

A Chinese destroyer targeted a US Navy P-8A surveillance aircraft with a weapons-grade laser in the Pacific last week, the US Navy said Thursday. A Pacific Fleet spokeswoman told Insider that the weapon appeared to be part of the Chinese warship’s close-in we…

Using sewage for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a cross-cutting and increasing threat to global health ([ 1 ][1]–[ 3 ][2]), is a complex problem with multiple and interconnected drivers. Reliable surveillance data that accurately describe and characterize the global occurren…

ToTok app, alleged UAE spy tool, removed from the Google Play Store yet again

Popular messaging app ToTok has been pulled from the Google Play Store… again. According to 9to5Google, Google removed the app as of Friday afternoon after reinstating it in January. ToTok originally launched in July and took off rather quickly in the Unite…

A company in Vietnam has been making masks out of toilet paper amid the coronavirus outbreak. Authorities are considering the highest penalty possible for the offense.

“This company is cheating consumers,” said Hoang Dai Nghia, a chief at the Hanoi Market Surveillance Agency.

We shouldn’t ban AI surveillance tech — we must fight to own it

The London Metropolitan Police Service initiating the use of Live Face Recognition technology, as they’ve done recently, is another step in the by-now inevitable erosion of our traditional notion of privacy. The EU dropping their ban on facial recognition — d…

How to Stop the Twitter Trolls and Clean Up Your Feed

How to Stop the Twitter Trolls and Clean Up Your Feed

Twitter can be a cesspool full of bots, trolls, and Reply Guys. Luckily, there are some built-in privacy and security tools you can use to minimize the amount of garbage in your feed. In the video above, I show you how. Read more…

How to Check Your USB Devices for Unsafe Firmware

Your USB peripherals may be making your PC vulnerable to hackers. The data security firm Eclypsium reports that the majority of Windows and Linux-based peripherals use “unsigned” firmware that leaves them open to all manner of attack —ransomware, spyware, and…

Security experts raise concerns about voting app used by military

Security researchers are reporting flaws in a smartphone-based voting app that’s been used by military voters overseas and is now being tested for use in the US.

TSA bans employees from making TikTok videos

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) is the latest US government organization to ban the use of TikTok. The decision comes after New York Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to TSA administrator David Pekoske, in which he flagged a number of security c…

Vinyl cover maker Slickwraps coughs up customer info in a data breach

If you have an account with Slickwraps, you’ll want to change your password as soon as possible. The company, one of the more popular manufacturers of vinyl skins for phones, computers, tablets and game consoles, disclosed today that its website was hacked. I…

Official may have overstated 2020 Russia interference

The US intelligence community’s top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community’s formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, omitting important nuance during a briefing with lawmakers earlier this mont…

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Web Browser

Mozilla has started rolling out DNS over HTTPS for all Firefox users, a solid security change that’s meant to address the issue of third parties spying on the websites you’re visiting. Normally, when you type a website into your browser’s address bar and hit …

More than 75 years later, California will apologize for mistreating Japanese Americans

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the Secretary of War the authority to evacuate to designated military areas anyone deemed a US security threat.

London Police Are Taking Surveillance to a Whole New Level

London Police Are Taking Surveillance to a Whole New Level

The city, stepping into a debate over privacy, says it will use real-time facial recognition technology “to tackle serious crime.”

Facial Recognition Moves Into a New Front: Schools

A district in New York has adopted the technology in the name of safety. Opponents cite privacy and bias concerns.

Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian authorities are investigating shady face recognition company Clearview AI on the grounds that its scraping of billions of photos from the web might violate privacy laws, Reuters reported on Friday. Read more…

Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travelers from China

Moscow is using facial recognition technology to enforce a quarantine on thousands of people who arrived in Russia from China, over fears of the new coronavirus that has killed over 2,000 people worldwide, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. The …

Google’s new T&Cs include a Brexit ‘easter egg’ for UK users

Google has buried a major change in legal jurisdiction for its UK users as part of a wider update to its terms and conditions that’s been announced today and which it says is intended to make its conditions of use clearer for all users. It says the update to …

Ring doorbell ‘gives Facebook and Google user data’

The Ring app sends a range of personal information to marketing companies, a study suggests.

FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’ Ahead of the 2020 Election

Just as it did in 2016, Russia is relying on a covert social media campaign aimed at dividing American public opinion, Wray said

Man pleads guilty to torching black churches in Louisiana

The son of a Louisiana deputy pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to three black churches, according to federal prosecutors.

Amazon’s Ring finally mandates two-factor authentication on all accounts

Account security for Ring is much improved, but privacy concerns still abound.

China is using big data to track people with coronavirus

“In this day and age, you can trace everyone’s movements with big data,” Li Lanjuan, an adviser to the National Health Commission, said in an interview with state television. Government officials in China are using big data to track the location and movement …

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Forming a browser-type interface in between fictional as well as real online worlds which is filled with info in constant change. 3D video clips sewn with each other over time mirror just how we search the Internet-Immersed in short-term on-line info and also consistently changing in between one internet page or application to the next. AI(Artificial Intelligence)associated themes such as grocery store self-service checkouts, GAN pictures, Amazon stockroom robots as well as Google voice aides which are significantly engaging with 21st Century life as well as frequently running autonomously from remote or behind-the-scenes areas.

China, Desperate to Stop Coronavirus, Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

China, Desperate to Stop Coronavirus, Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

The authorities hunt for people from Wuhan, the center of the outbreak, encouraging citizens to inform on others. Even those without symptoms are being ostracized.

Deaths in China Rise, With No Sign of Slowdown

Hyundai is suspending production in South Korea amid supply chain problems linked to the coronavirus, and Japan quarantined a cruise ship where 10 infections were found.

Crime Exposed Titles

The titles required to feel critical and clinical, while communicating the over arching style of monitoring. We worked to their script and made the photos come alive by showing the inner operations of the New Zealand police pressure, from the leading ranking authorities down to the young boys in blue.

We Once Fought Jihadists. Now We Battle White Supremacists.

We Once Fought Jihadists. Now We Battle White Supremacists.

The truth about so-called domestic terrorism? There is nothing domestic about it.

The Journalist and the Murderers

In “Race Against Time,” the Mississippi journalist Jerry Mitchell chronicles four key cases of racist violence from the 1960s and his role in unearthing damning new evidence.

How Did Iran’s Qassim Suleimani Wield Power? We Tracked the Quds Force Playbook

Before his killing, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran was everywhere. His persona is a clue into how the elite Quds Force he commanded operates.

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