Category internet

Why do I care about privacy if I don’t have anything to hide?

If you wear clothes, use passwords, close doors, use envelopes, or sometimes speak softly, then you do have something to hide; you’re just having trouble understanding that you already do care about privacy. Here are some references to help you understand why everyone, especially honest hard-working people, needs privacy. TechRepublic – Why ‚Nothing to Hide‘ […]

Pale Moon Webbrowser

Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser! Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed […]

Full transcript: Time Well Spent founder Tristan Harris on Recode Decode

How technology is designed to addict us, and the ethical issues that companies should be thinking about. by Recode Staff Feb 7, 2017, 6:34pm EST Dusan Milenkovic / Shutterstock On a recent episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Tristan Harris, founder of Time Well Spent, talked about the ways that tech is […]


GETTY IMAGES DYSTOPIAN CORPORATE SURVEILLANCE threats today come at us from all directions. Companies offer “always-on” devicesthat listen for our voice commands, and marketers follow us around the web to create personalized user profiles so they can (maybe) show us ads we’ll actually click. Now marketers have been experimenting with combining those web-based and audio approaches to […]

Unser Handy hört heimlich zu

App soll Audiotracking durch akustische Cookies enttarnen und blockieren Gruselig: Unser Fernseher kann für uns unhörbar mit unserem Smartphone kommunizieren – und dieses zu einem Spion im eigenen Heim machen. Dieses Audiotracking mittels Ultraschall wird eingesetzt, um beispielsweise auszuspionieren, welche Werbung wir sehen. Bisher gab es gegen diese akustischen Cookies keine Blockademöglichkeit, jetzt jedoch arbeiten […]

SilverPush Says It’s Using “Audio Beacons” For An Unusual Approach To Cross-Device Ad Targeting

Posted Jul 24, 2014 by Anthony Ha (@anthonyha) Making those connections is particularly important for advertisers because of the lack of cookies for tracking user behavior on mobile. As a point of comparison, Kleiner Perkins- and Sequoia-backed Drawbridge says it examines behavior on multiple devices and uses statistical models to suggest when multiple devices are […]

Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC

Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking. DAN GOODIN – 11/13/2015, 7:00 PM 1939, back when ads used to be safe. Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person’s online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers. […]

Scientist-developed malware prototype covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound

Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers. DAN GOODIN – 12/2/2013, 8:29 PM Enlarge / Topology of a covert mesh network that connects air-gapped computers to the Internet. Hanspach and Goetz Computer scientists have proposed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows […]

How to Hack Windows/Mac OS X Login Password (When Locked)

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Wang Wei A Security researcher has discovered a unique attack method that can be used to steal credentials from a locked computer (but, logged-in) and works on both Windows as well as Mac OS X systems. In his blog post published today, security expert Rob Fuller demonstrated and explained how to […]

Kommentar: Facebook gewinnt immer

heise online 03.03.2016 07:11 Uhr Holger Bleich vorlesen (Bild: dpa, Paul Zinken) Das Bundeskartellamt leitet Ermittlungen gegen Facebook ein. Der US-Konzern nutze seine Vormachtstellung aus. Darauf hätte man auch schon vor acht Jahren kommen können, meint Holger Bleich. Da arbeiten sich die deutschen Verbraucher- und Datenschutzbehörden seit acht Jahren am Geschäftsgebaren von Facebook ab – mit notorischer […]