Saturday, June 25, 2022

It’s sickening to me how people don’t care about privacy and even encourage violations of digital privacy and blatant spying when it’s used to target political opponents, but they get very concerned about privacy...

Privacy shouldn't be political ever. As soon as we make privacy a "Liberal vs Conservative" issue, we won't ever get true privacy. Privacy will always be violated to target people based on politics unless we make it unpoliticised and...

Italian Data Protection Authority bans use of Google Analytics

And another European data protection authority bans the use of Google Analytics: https://www.garanteprivacy.it/home/docweb/-/docweb-display/docweb/9782874#english submitted by /u/Peter-FB

Germany asks the EU Commission 61 critical questions regarding Chat Control, the law requiring the mass surveillance of private messages

  The Federal Government has sent the EU Commission a long questionnaire on the legislative proposal of chat control. Chat control is a legislative proposal with which the EU Commission wants to combat depictions of sexual violence...

FedEx delivery manager now automatically opts you in for data collection. Shares personal information with third parties (including password!?)

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/delivery-manager/privacy.html There is a page to opt out and means to request a deletion of any existing data. I hope I am reading it wrong but it appears if you're already signed up for the service (FedEx delivery manager)...
Security Affairs

Multiple malicious packages in PyPI repository found stealing AWS secrets

Researchers discovered multiple malicious Python packages in the official PyPI repository stealing AWS credentials and other info. Sonatype researchers discovered multiple Python packages in the official PyPI repository that have been developed to steal secrets (i.e. AWS credentials and environment...

The Post-Roe Privacy Nightmare Has Arrived

Plus: Microsoft details Russia’s Ukraine hacking campaign, Meta’s election integrity efforts dwindle, and more.

How to Move Your WhatsApp Chats Across Devices and Apps

It's never been easier to switch between iPhone and Android—and to get your messages out of the Meta ecosystem entirely.
The Register

We’re now truly in the era of ransomware as pure extortion without the encryption

Why screw around with cryptography and keys when just stealing the info is good enough Feature  US and European cops, prosecutors, and NGOs recently convened a two-day workshop in the Hague to discuss how to respond to the growing...
The Hacker News

Learn NIST Inside Out With 21 Hours of Training @ 86% OFF

In cybersecurity, many of the best jobs involve working on government projects. To get a security clearance, you need to prove that you meet NIST standards. Cybersecurity firms are particularly interested in people who understand the RMF, or Risk Management...