Privacy

What Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Said in His Defense of ‘Free Expression’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended free expression in a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday. “[The internet] allows people to share things that wouldn’t have been possible to share before,” he said. However, “we’re seeing people across the spectrum try to define more speech as dangerous because it may lead to political outcomes that they …

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Twitter transgression proves why its flawed 2FA system is such a privacy trap

Enlarge Twitter If ever there was a surefire way to sour users against a two-factor authentication system that was already highly flawed, Twitter has found it. On Tuesday, the social media site said that it used phone numbers and email addresses provided for 2FA protection to tailor ads to users. Twitter requires users to provide …

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FISA court: FBI use of NSA’s electronic surveillance data was illegal

Sponsored Links krblokhin via Getty Images A US court ruled that some of the FBI’s electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) deemed that FBI officials improperly searched a National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence database for info on Americans. The ruling was made last year but …

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Opera’s stricter privacy controls could also speed up your web browsing

Sponsored Links Opera Opera doesn’t want to miss the browser privacy bandwagon, and it’s taking an unusual angle to sell it: it’s promising a speed boost. The newly released Opera 64 includes a tracker blocker that prevents sites from tracking you across the web (usually for ads or behavior fingerprinting) and, reportedly, delivering roughly 20 …

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McAfee to Launch Decentralized Token Exchange With No Restrictions

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On the heels of launching his crypto platform, McAfee Magic, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee plans to launch a distributed exchange on Monday, October 7. ‘McAfeedex’ will run on the Ethereum blockchain and McAfee insists the exchange will have no restrictions.</strong> Also Read: Protesters Wield Tools of Freedom as Hong …

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Bitcoin.com Launches Games Stars Leaderboard – Win BTC Every Week

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>To introduce a new flavor to the ever exciting online gaming experience at <a href=”https://games.bitcoin.com/promo?cma=20190927_newsarticle”>games.bitcoin.com</a>, we are launching a fresh new promotion where you can win <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> worth $200 every week. The Games Stars promotion sets the stage for 10 players to win from a prize pool …

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How to Create an Anonymous Digital Identity Using Cryptocurrency

</header> <strong>If you could go back in time and do the internet all over again, what would you change? Would you think twice about joining Facebook, decline to upload those fancy dress photos from ‘09 and delete that rhetoric-laden blog post instead of hitting ‘Publish’? It’s too late to undo the mistakes of the past, …

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BitShares DEX Gateway CryptoBridge Implements Mandatory KYC for Users

BitShares Decentralized Exchange (DEX) gateway CryptoBridge announced on Oct. 1 that it has implemented mandatory user Know Your Client (KYC) verification. European regulation is responsible Per the announcement, the reason for the upcoming mandatory KYC is the 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5). Interestingly, CryptoBridge also noted that the company wants to challenge international financial …

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WhatsApp tests disappearing messages in its Android app

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images WhatsApp is testing disappearing messages. The feature appeared as a beta in version 2.19.275 of the Android app and was spotted by WABetaInfo. In the beta, the disappearing messages are available in group chats only, and they can be set to self-destruct in five seconds or an hour. …

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This AI Platform Identifies Privacy Threats in Social Networks and Messengers

</header> <strong>Preserving your online privacy has become almost a lost cause these days. Thankfully, some entrepreneurial minds have taken it upon themselves to help web users stay informed of privacy risks and take action to thwart attempts to access their personal data. Guard is a platform which is doing exactly that. </strong> Also read: Bankers …

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