Category privacy

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‘ […]

Silverdog: a sound firewall for Chrome

by Martin Brinkmann on January 6, 2017 in Google Chrome Last Update: January 6, 2017 Silverdog is a free browser extension for Google Chrome — it should work in other Chromium-based browsers as well, and maybe even Firefox (not tested) — that acts as an ultrasound firewall in the browser. In Talking Behind Your Back, security […]

HOW TO BLOCK THE ULTRASONIC SIGNALS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE TRACKING YOU

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 […]

Geräteübergreifendes User-Tracking per Ultraschall gerät in die Kritik

von Peter Marwan am 16. November 2015, 12:05 Uhr Auf die Praxis hat die US-Bürgerrechtsorganisation Center for Democracy and Technology hingewiesen. Die zum Beispiel in Fernsehwerbung verwendeten Töne sind für Menschen nicht hörbar, können aber von Smartphones oder Tablets registriert werden. Dort interagieren sie dann mit Browser-Cookies oder in diversen Apps enthaltenen Komponenten. Die Bürgerrechtsorganisation […]

Ultraschall-Tracking kann Tor-Nutzer deanonymisieren

Forschern ist es gelungen, Tor-Nutzer mit Hilfe von Cross-Device-Tracking via Ultraschall zu identifizieren. In einem Livetest zeigten sie, wie auch staatliche Angreifer die Infrastruktur der Werbefirmen nutzen können. Dass Marketingunternehmen für Menschen unhörbare Ultraschallsignale benutzen, um ihre Werbebotschaften über Geräte hinweg gezielt platzieren zu können, ist seit ein paar Jahren bekannt. Die Technologie lässt sich […]

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 […]

What Yahoo’s NSA Surveillance Means for Email Privacy

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Andy Yen Updated October 7, 2016 with additional clarification and analysis of Yahoo’s denial Dear ProtonMail Community, Two weeks ago, we published a security advisory regarding the mass hacking of Yahoo. Unfortunately, due to recent events, we are issuing a second advisory regarding all US email providers. What happened? […]

How the CIA made Google +Why Google made the NSA

Nafeez Ahmed Investigative journalist, recovering academic, tracking the Crisis of Civilisation patreon.com/nafeez Jan 22, 201549 min read How the CIA made Google Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet— part 1 By Nafeez Ahmed INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, […]