Why Do Android Flashlight Apps Need Dozens of Permissions?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. No one should be downloading a flashlight app in the Year of Our Lord 2019 — that’s why both Google and Apple have integrated the ability into their devices as part of the base operating system. Avast security researcher Luis […]

DMVs Are Selling Data to Private Investigators, Marketing Firms

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new report shows that the DMVs (Department of Motor Vehicles) in many states are taking full advantage of the modern information economy, and they’re making bank doing it. The data we’re required to hand over by law in order […]

Privacy researchers devise a noise-exploitation attack that defeats dynamic anonymity – gpgmail

Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise to data to mask individual identities is no longer just a theory. The research has implications for the immediate field of differential privacy and beyond — raising wide-ranging questions about […]

Kaspersky Products Leak Everything You Do Online, Straight Through Incognito Mode

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Kaspersky Labs does not enjoy the best reputation. The company has been linked to Russian intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security has banned its use in government computers, and Best Buy will not sell its products. In 2017, news broke […]

FTC Toadies for Equifax, Begs Citizens to Register for Largely Worthless Credit Monitoring

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In theory, organizations like the FTC exist to safeguard United States citizens. In practice, all too often, these organizations are far more beholden to the companies they supposedly regulate than the citizens whose rights they protect. Last week, the FTC […]