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Windows 10 devices sending encrypted telemetry to Redmond every time they open or close any locally-stored image file

it’s very creepy how much Windows 10 is spying on users. Watch the video here:

From the site blurb:

Published on Aug 22, 2015

Every time you open an image in Windows Ten, it informs Microsoft. Creepy as hell and hard to believe, but the packet capture proves it.

I thought at first this might be happening every time you launch a program, which is perhaps marginally better, so I launched some other programs too and didn’t observe any traffic. It was only after making this video that I came up with another theory: It does make the suspicious encrypted connection upon launching calculator. Why does MS care how often I run calculator? No idea, but I think it might be something to do with both the image preview and calculator being new ‘metro’ interface, store apps. It might be that MS simply wishes to be immediately informed every time you run any application. That’s not much of an improvement on my earlier ‘spy on your images’ theory.”

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Another Massive Privacy Issue on Facebook : Facebook canceled a student’s internship after he highlighted a

Facebook canceled a student’s internship after he highlighted a massive privacy issue

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-aran-khanna-internship-rescinded-marauders-map-messenger-privacy-2015-8#ixzz3j6RxzwIn

Excerpt:

Facebook canceled a Harvard student’s internship after he created a Google Chrome plugin that highlighted serious privacy flaws in the social network’s messaging service, Boston.com reports.

In May, computer science and mathematics student Aran Khanna built Marauder’s Map. It was a browser plugin that made use of the fact that people who use the Facebook Messenger share their location with everyone they message with by default.

Upon installing the plugin, users could use it to precisely track the movements of anyone they were in a conversation thread with. This included users who they were not friends with on Facebook — and it was accurate to within a meter.”

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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Google does not care about you, your privacy, your family, or your safety. They exist to make money. They are NOT a benign helpful utility, they sold you out a long time ago. Everything you do on the web is open for bidding like a cattle rancher’s auction. All your movements, clicks, actions, subs, and more are sold on the open market. They sold you out.

Source link:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/23/google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-computers-without-permission

Quoted from the source:

“Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.  First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users.  It was designed to support Chrome’s new “OK, Google” hotword detection – which makes the computer respond when you talk to it – but was installed, and, some users have claimed, it is activated on computers without their permission.  “Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that – according to itself – had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room,” said Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party founder, in a blog post. “Which means that your computer had been stealth configured to send what was being said in your room to somebody else, to a private company in another country, without your consent or knowledge, an audio transmission triggered by … an unknown and unverifiable set of conditions.”

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Former red light camera CEO pleads guilty to bribery, fraud in Ohio

ONE MORE REASON TO STOP REDFLEX AND THE IMPENDING SURVEILLANCE STATE

Source link: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/former-red-light-camera-ceo-pleads-guilty-to-bribery-fraud-in-ohio/

Quoted from the above site:

Former red light camera CEO pleads guilty to bribery, fraud in Ohio

Redflex ex-CEO Karen Finley also to plead guilty in Chicago case in August 2015.

A former CEO of Redflex, the embattled red light camera vendor, has pleaded guilty to bribery and wire fraud in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. In December 2013, Ars reported on red light cameras nationwide, and in particular, Redflex’s four cameras in the central California town of Modesto.

Karen Finley was indicted on related charges in August 2014 in Chicago. She pleaded not guilty, and had been set to go to trial in October 2015. But new court filings show she is now scheduled to change her plea in August 2015.

As prosecutors wrote in a statement on Friday:

From December 2005 to February 2013, Finley served as CEO of a red light camera enforcement company. As part of her plea agreement, Finley admitted that, between 2005 and 2013, she participated in a scheme in which the company made campaign contributions to elected public officials in the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati through a consultant retained by the company. According to admissions made in connection with her plea, Finley and others, including another executive of the company, agreed to provide the conduit campaign contributions with the understanding that the elected public officials would assist the company in obtaining or retaining municipal contracts, including a photo red light enforcement contract with the City of Columbus. Finley also admitted she and her co-conspirators concealed the true nature and source of the payments by the consultant’s submission and the company’s payment of false invoices for “consulting services,” which funds the consultant then provided to the campaigns of the elected public officials.

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Facebook denies fresh allegation that it DOES collect the text you decided against posting

Facebook sold you out people. Voting next year may be a total charade, but you can vote with your actions, your speech, and how you spend your money. So cas your righteous vote today. Delete your facebook, and stop participating in a system that sold you our and it violating the general privacy of users and non-users.

Original source link:

http://www.information-age.com/technology/information-management/123459286/facebook-denies-fresh-allegation-it-does-collect-text-you-decided-against-posting

Excerpt:

Facebook collects all content that is typed into its website, even if it is not posted, a tech consultant has claimed.

In December 2013, it was reported that Facebook plants code in browsers that returns metadata every time somebody types out a status update or comment but deletes it before posting.

At the time, Facebook maintained that it only received information indicating whether somebody had deleted an update or comment before posting it, and not exactly what the text said.

>See also: Twitter CFO’s leaked email to Snapchat CEO reveals telling insight into Facebook and mobile monetisation

However, Príomh Ó hÚigínn, a tech consultant based in Ireland, has claimed this is not the case after inspecting Facebook’s network traffic through a developer tool and screencasting software.

‘I realised that any text I put into the status update box was sent to Facebook’s servers, even if I did not click the post button,’ he wrote on his blog yesterday.

Referring to the GIF he created below, he found that a HTTP post request was sent to Facebook each time he wrote out a status, containing the exact text he entered.

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A cautionary tale of online privacy: How to keep your identity private!

A cautionary tale of online privacy: How to keep your identity private!

Modern surveillance state: 5 CREEPIEST Ways Tinder Stalkers Can Find You

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Surveillance Is Much More Developed Than You Thought

Source: http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/revealed-whole-new-terrifying-level-surveillance
Excerpt:

“Further documents released by the ACLU on Wednesday show that Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials in Phoenix planned on “working closely” with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to monitor public gun shows with the automatic technology in 2009.

Although the DEA has said the proposal was not acted upon, the revelations raise questions about how much further the secret vehicle surveillance extends, which other federal bodies are involved and which other groups may have been targeted.

“The broad thrust of the DEA is to spread its program broadly and catch data and travel patterns on a massive scale,” Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with ACLU, told the Guardian. “This could be a really amazing level of surveillance that we’ve not seen before in this country.”

The ACLU warned that the buildup of a vehicle surveillance database, the existence of which first surfaced on Monday, stemmed from the DEA’s appetite for asset forfeiture, a controversial practice of seizing possessions at traffic stops and vehicle pullovers if agents suspect they are criminal proceeds.

Outgoing US attorney general Eric Holder opened a review into federal asset forfeiture earlier this month. Critics said the proposed reform merely “nibbled” at the problem.

“I think that a number of people would have questions about how the Department of Justice manages its asset forfeiture program,” Loretta Lynch, Holder’s would-be replacement, said before a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

In a letter to Holder on Wednesday, senators Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy wrote that they “remain concerned that government programs that track citizens’ movements, see inside homes and collect data from the phones of innocent Americans raise serious privacy concerns.”

Citing the ACLU’s first batch of documents, which were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the senators referred to the attorney general’s flagging of the forfeiture problem. “Any program that is dedicated to expanding the Justice Department’s forfeiture efforts requires similar oversight and accountability,” they wrote.”