Open Subtitles breach: The dangers of password reuse

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:06:00 +0000

We look at a breach of popular site Open Subtitles which took place last August. Are you at risk from reused logins?

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Campaign launched to delay social media end-to-end encryption

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:32:57 +0000

It’s called No Place To Hide, and they are not against E2EE. They just want kids to be safe online without compromising privacy.

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Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:43:00 -0800

Every time Apple attempts to inject a little more privacy into the digital world, it faces pushback – but the evidence suggests opponents would be better off going along for the ride.

A bigger business with more privacy

Take Do Not Track for ads and the move to quash IDFA tracking in iOS 14. When Apple first announced its plan, critics across the ad industry complained it would damage their business.

Apple counter-argued that it would simply inspire advertisers to think more creatively about how to reach customers — while also providing more privacy to those customers.  

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The Facebook Pixel Hunt aims to unravel Facebook’s tracking methods. Will you join?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:06:20 +0000

Mozilla has partnered with The Markup in a study called The Facebook Pixel Hunt to unravel Facebook’s tracking infrastructure.

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Google and Facebook fined $240 million for making cookies hard to refuse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:10:10 +0000

French privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google and Facebook for making it much harder to refuse cookies than it to accept them.

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Apple is sneaking around its own privacy policy — and will regret it

Credit to Author: Evan Schuman| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 03:04:00 -0800

Apple has a rather complicated relationship with privacy, which it always points to as a differentiator with Google. But delivering on it is a different tale. 

Much of this involves the definition of privacy. Fortunately for Apple’s marketing people, “privacy” is the ultimate undefinable term because every user views it differently. If you ask a 60-year-old man in Chicago what he considers to be private, you’ll get a very different answer than if you asked a 19-year-old woman in Los Angeles. Outside the US, privacy definitions vary even more. Germans and Canadians truly value privacy, but even they don’t agree on what they personally consider private.

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