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Article: New Facebook API bug exposed private photos from almost 6.8 million users.


by Ian Dorfman @ AlternativeTo.
[...] Facebook announced that it has discovered a bug within its photo application program interface that allowed app developers that users signed up to use to see photos that users decided not to share with anyone on the service. [...] Facebook Engineering Director Tomer Bar detailed that this photo API bug enabled these third party developers to have access to private photos in a 12-day window from September 13, 2018 to September 25, 2018. [...] Users potentially impacted by this bug will be informed via an alert within Facebook that links them directly to
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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. Part 1


Convenience is often the enemy of privacy, with the internet and our devices, but location services are a feature that can allow many exploits.

A large industry has grown around location data collection, which is covert and unregulated. Our location data is bought and sold many times between companies and corporations, either to trade with or capitalize on. Facebook has recently been in the news for developing patents that outline methods to track user movements and predict where and when users will be, through location services.

Many thanks to yoneda (mk@diaspod.de) for flagging this story up.
You can read the story's text on yoneda's page (without the original site’s excessive tracking and fingerprinting) on the federation here:

FaceBook issues patents on methods to track user movements through location services.... show more
 
Facebook on Friday revealed that a major software bug may have allowed third-party apps to wrongly access the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including images that people began uploading to the site but didn’t post publicly.

They're at it again!
#SecurityBreach #Facebook
washingtonpost
#facebook #markzuckerberg #privacy #security #software #apps #thirdparty #developers #photos #cambridgeanalytica #federaltradecommission #ftc #marketplace #stories
 
I am a big #privacy #noob who requires a little bit of #help. I have a #question and please don't laugh :-)

Can I sign documents with just a password, even for a price of not so great security? I don't want the hassle of having to store my private key somewhere offline, while making sure it doesn't get lost -- I'd like to keep it in my head. The public key can be a big string as that one I can store online. If there is such option, how much less secure is this? (Provided I use a very good password.)
 

At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself


#facebook #itself #new #pop #privacy #security #sells #york
 

British Empire after they Genocide Original Australians ppl, They gonna Wipe The Privacy of the New ppl


https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fight-online-privacy-and-security-australia-falls-what-happens-next

#privacy #anonymity #security #gchq #australia #uk #applications #eff

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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #3dprint, #deletegoogle, #linux, #mountainbiken, #movies, #math, #python and #privacy. Just deleted Facebook a few days ago, looking for good alternatives.
 
Which mobile operating system spies on you the most?
- Hint: it's not made by Apple -
#privacy #bigdata #datacollection
 

Facebook Filed A Patent To Calculate Your Future Location


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/facebook-location-data-prediction-patent

A May 30, 2017, Facebook application titled "Offline Trajectories" describes a method to predict where you'll go next based on your location data. The technology described in the patent would calculate a "transition probability based at least in part on previously logged location data associated with a plurality of users who were at the current location." In other words, the technology could also use the data of other people you know, as well as that of strangers, to make predictions. If the company could predict when you are about to be in an offline area, Facebook content "may be prefetched so that the user may have access to content during the period where there is a lack of con... show more
 

Whonix KVM 14.0.0.9.6 XFCE Released!


https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-kvm-14-0-0-9-6-xfce-released/6477

#kvm #qemu #anonymity #privacy #security #distro #os #linux #freedom

 

Whonix VirtualBox 14.0.0.9.9 - Point Release - Testers Wanted!


https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-virtualbox-14-0-0-9-9-point-release-testers-wanted/6472

#anonymity #security #privacy #distro #os #new #release

 

US border officers don't always delete collected traveler data


https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/11/cbp-officers-fail-to-delete-traveler-data/
#privacy
 
That settles the #SuperMicro story by #Bloomberg.

Independent investigation by a third party reveals no proof of tampering by the Chinese.

Bloomberg you've published a bullshit story again.
#infosec, #cybersec, #privacy
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #coop, #federated, #linux, #opensource, and #privacy.
 
Art is life, life is art. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-artists-bend-ethics-arts-sake #privacy #friendship #stalking #art
 

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org


https://waxy.org/2018/12/why-you-should-never-ever-use-quora/
#privacy #security
Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora
 
Not so cool again from Google

#google #privacy ... show more
 
Image/photohoergen wrote the following post Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:47:23 +0100

Meeting Snowden | Doku | ARTEhttps://pe.ertu.be/videos/watch/f37f754b-0838-4f73-a8d7-d37d4da11b2e\#Dokumentation #Privacy #NSA #Geheimdienst
 

The Business of Selling Your Location


23 min Podcast: A very easy listen and here is the corresponding article: [url=http://https://nyti.ms/2RIZMgd]Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret[/url]

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#datafreedom #dataprivacy #infosec #mobile #opsec #privacy #tracking
 
Very bad news for the #privacy and after I will not be surprise if secretly #Amazon will sold the data to the insurance companies...
 

'Say hello to my little vacuum cleaner!' US drug squad puts spycams in cleaner's kit • The Register


https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/dea_vacuum_cleaner/
#privacy
 

#Firefox is a free open source web browser which is widely supported and easy to use: https://mozilla.org/firefox


Once you've installed Firefox, we recommend going to FF's "Settings" and switching off all the error reporting.

You should then install the Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin add-ons from the Firefox add-ons section. (N.B. Make sure you install "uBlock Origin" and not "uBlock", they are two totally different things.)

(Also, if you're comfortable with it, it's a good idea to go to about:config and delete the URLs labelled "telemetry")

#AlternativesAtoZ #Browsers #WebBrowsers #Privacy
 
#privacy
How To Disable Or Fake Your Location In Firefox, Internet Explorer & Chrome
 
"Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says legitimate concerns remain over the encrypted message access bill, but that he was not prepared to leave the legislation hanging over the summer break.

Labor had planned to amend the Government's legislation — which has repeatedly been described as flawed — only to pass the laws late on Thursday, provided the Coalition agreed to make certain changes in 2019.

The Opposition then pulled its amendments in the Senate and the bill was passed before Prime Minister Scott Morrison had even responded to Mr Shorten's request."

and the band played on - full article

* EFA
*Local Reps gov. site
* Privacy tips

#auspol #ozpol #encryption #privacy #rights #wrongs
 
#privacy #security #crypto #OpenKeychain #email #e-mail #cryptography #data-privacy #android #mobile #android-privacy

Today was another one of those days I was thinking about data privacy!

In an ideal world one would have the advantages of modern technology, without worry or thought of how the technology can betray the user of it.

So I have decided to explore various aspects of digital life, in order to evaluate how an average person can increase their personal privacy while retaining the technological benefits.

There is always a need for a place to start, and for me this will be the smart phone, as its the device nearly everyone has.

My hope is that these post will turn into useful discussions about privacy education, in such a way, as to be accessible to those with little technical knowledge.
 
These emails reveal that in the formative years of Facebook’s growth, the company’s executives were ruthless and unsparing in their ambition to collect more data from users, extract concessions from developers and stamp out possible competitors.
Facebook Emails Show Its Real Mission: Making Money and Crushing Competition - The New York Times
#ComputersandtheInternet #Facebook #SocialMedia #DataMining;BigData #Privacy
 
Big problems for #privacy on the horizon
 
Big problems for #privacy on the horizon.

(https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/australia-plans-to-make-encryption-cracking-the-law-and-tech-firms-are-worried-1543991851)
 

Facebook chief's emails exposed by MPs - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46456695
#privacy
 
Image/photoJason Robinson 🐍🍻 wrote the following post Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:27:47 +0000

Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show - The New York Times


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/technology/facebook-documents-uk-parliament.html

#facebook #privacy
 
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