Category: Net Neut

Microsoft, Facebook, dozens more sign Cybersec…

Microsoft, Facebook, dozens more sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord:

Microsoft, Facebook, dozens more sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord

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Oath’s privacy policy is a privacy nightmare -…

Oath’s privacy policy is a privacy nightmare – gHacks Tech News:

Oath’s privacy policy is a privacy nightmare – gHacks Tech News

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Be warned! Temp agencies (Addeco specifically)…

I recently got a new phone number, under an account with who I share no relation to. I have NEVER given this number out to anyone except a friend and my parents. They don’t use Facebook/social media apps at all, and I know for a fact didn’t share it with anyone else.

I get a job with a temp agency, which by the way, was a very data intrusive process, and I was pretty disgusted by it. No other employer asked me for that much data ( I half truthed and lied about what I could).

So, beyond a reasonable doubt, Adecco was the only company that had my number. Not even a week later I’m getting phone calls from a debt collector looking for someone close to me.

I’m wondering how on earth did they get my number?? Then, it rang a bell. These agencies must be selling your data, and most use ADP for payroll, and those bastards even sell your paystub data!

Obviously, I have since changed my number, and got a much better job since.

Just thought it was a little disconcerting. The times we live in. I’m kind of a privacy nut. I run ad+tracker blockers on my home network, and my phone, use encrypted messaging, use DNSCrypt, rotate though VPNs regularly, do not use Google play services on my phone, buy things online with prepaid cards, receive packages with a fake name ( important mail that is in my name goes somewhere else).

I shouldn’t have to virtually hide from these damn ad/stalking agencies.

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I wonder if Privacy will hate This or love it….

I wonder if Privacy will hate This or love it. My guess is both:

I wonder if Privacy will hate This or love it. My guess is both

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Exodify – Tracker analyser for Playstore using…

Exodify – Tracker analyser for Playstore using exodus REST API.:

Exodify – Tracker analyser for Playstore using exodus REST API.

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Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need f…

Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need for AI regulation’:

Cambridge Analytica scandal ‘highlights need for AI regulation’

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How to Use Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 Public DNS (An…

How to Use Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 Public DNS (And Why You Should):

How to Use Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 Public DNS (And Why You Should)

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I wanted to show how easy it is for your priva…

Hello all. This post is really in response to the video of the guy making the claims that Google is listening through your mic. While I do believe that was staged, I wanted to show how easy it is for google/facebook to do what he was claiming they were doing.

A lot of people seem to be under the impression that companies like google and facebook absolutely do not do this because people would have discovered it using wireshark. I wanted to show that this was not necessarily the case.

A little background first. I am new to programming (less than 6 months professionally), and I made this in under 30 minutes without having ever made a speech recognition app before. The application is extremely basic, and yet effective. Any developer can make any application listen through your mic with under 50 lines of code. I think it’s quite naive to think massive companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Google are not doing this.

The application is 8KB in size, and it can be optimised easily. I named the application svchost and set it as a windows form application so that it could easily run in the background undetected, though if written directly into an application you wouldn’t need to do this at all. The application stores each word you say (unless if you say print and then it prints the results to your desktop as a text file). This information simply needs to be passed to any ad service or processed internally to develop an ad profile. The resulting information passed through your network connection could be smaller than 1KB, easily masked by the other traffic of the app.

Here is the source code written in C# for those interested. Feel free to PM me and I can send you the application itself as well.

using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Threading.Tasks; using System.Speech.Recognition; using System.IO; namespace svchost { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) => new Program().RunBotAsync().GetAwaiter().GetResult(); public async Task RunBotAsync() { setupSpeechRec(); await Task.Delay(-1); } SpeechRecognitionEngine speechRec = new SpeechRecognitionEngine(); Dictionary<string, int> results = new Dictionary<string, int>(); string desktopDirectory = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop); string fileName = "test.txt"; private void setupSpeechRec() { DictationGrammar dictGrammar = new DictationGrammar(); speechRec.LoadGrammarAsync(dictGrammar); speechRec.SetInputToDefaultAudioDevice(); speechRec.SpeechRecognized += speechRec_SpeechRecognised; speechRec.RecognizeAsync(RecognizeMode.Multiple); } private void speechRec_SpeechRecognised(object sender, SpeechRecognizedEventArgs e) { string[] words = e.Result.Text.Split(' '); foreach (string word in words) { if (word == "print") { string filePath = Path.Combine(desktopDirectory, fileName); StreamWriter textWriter = new StreamWriter(filePath, false); foreach (KeyValuePair<string, int> item in results) { textWriter.WriteLine($"{item.Key}: {item.Value}"); } textWriter.Close(); } else if (results.ContainsKey(word)) { results[word]++; } else { results.Add(word, 1); } } } } } 

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What Desktop are you running to avoid the Inte…

For those of you who avoid the Intel ME and AMD PSP that use a desktop what are your desktop specs? I already have a ThinkPad but I’d really prefer a desktop alternative that’s safe also?

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Cambridge Analytica Could Also Access Private …

Cambridge Analytica Could Also Access Private Facebook Messages:

Cambridge Analytica Could Also Access Private Facebook Messages

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