privacy

Dublin infosec start-up founded by BT Young Scientist winner bags $3.2m

Led by 19-year-old Shane Curran, privacy infrastructure developer Evervault has just secured major funding led by Sequoia Capital. In 2017, Dubliner Shane Curran was named winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Now, at the age of 19, the company he founded earlier this year has secured $3.2m in seed funding. Evervault, …

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How to stop Facebook from stealing your data after you die

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Inevitably, one day you’re going to die. While you may think your online identity will go to the grave with you, that’s not always how it works out. Without setting …

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Twitter Accidentally Used Phone Numbers and Email Addresses For Advertising

Twitter is the latest company to admit to a privacy faux pas. In a statement Twitter informed users that phone numbers and email addresses intended for security may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes. Twitter uses Tailored Audiences, a customized version of an industry-standard platform designed to allow “advertisers to target ads to customers …

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Here’s how to hide what you’re listening to on Spotify

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you, like me, have a questionable taste in music and die inside a little every time you’re asked about your favorite music, you probably don’t want anyone seeing what …

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A former Microsoft security expert reviews Brad Smith’s ‘Tools and Weapons’ book – GeekWire

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at Town Hall in Seattle on Sept. 20 about his new book, Tools and Weapons. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Brad Smith makes one hell of a convincing argument. How else can you explain the following from Bill Gates’ foreword to his book, “Tools & Weapons: The Promise and the …

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Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has renewed its fight for access to encrypted communications, arguing that it is a vital crime-fighting tool even as technology companies and advocates have countered that it will threaten individual privacy. Attorney General William P. Barr took aim at Facebook’s plan to make WhatsApp and its other messaging services more …

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Facebook Can Be Forced To Remove Content Globally, Rules EU Court

In the Facebook vs Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek case, Europian Union’s highest court has ruled against the Silicon Valley tech giant. Under the ruling, which cannot be appealed, countries can order Facebook to take down all kinds of content (posts, comments, images, videos) on a global scale. #ECJ : #EU law does not preclude a host provider …

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