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At least 10% of Airbnb rentals found to have hidden video cameras

 The popular vacation rental platform Airbnb is planning to go public later this year, hailing incredible success from its innovative community-sharing model. But there may still be a few more kinks that need to be ironed out before then, including the problem of some Airbnb hosts installing hidden cameras without notifying their guests. While it’s considered […]

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Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook scans some of the contents of your private Messenger conversations in the latest blow to the scandal hit firm

Facebook checks messages to ensure they are in line with community standards Zuckerberg confirmed the policy of scanning texts during a podcast interview Links and images are scanned to prevent the spread of illegal and extreme content The text of your messages may be read manually if it’s flagged to moderators It sparked further privacy […]

If you believe in liberty, you should be using the BRAVE browser (not chrome)… here’s why

If you believe in liberty, you should be using the BRAVE browser (not chrome)… here’s why

As the United States begins to resemble the fictional world created by George Orwell in his famous novel 1984, more and more companies are being forced to find ways to continue developing new technology while simultaneously respecting the privacy rights of their customers. One such company is Brave, a relatively new Internet browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan […]

TSA Hit With Lawsuit After Nixing Body Scanner Opt Out

TSA Hit With Lawsuit After Nixing Body Scanner Opt Out

The TSA has been hit with a lawsuit just days after it quietly introduced new rules that banned the ability of travelers to opt out of the agency’s controversial naked body scanners. “In a document published earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security outlined an update to the Advanced Imagery Technology protocols used by […]

Microsoft’s Remarkable Pivot: Windows 10 Abandons Privacy

Microsoft’s Remarkable Pivot: Windows 10 Abandons Privacy

The Windows 10 reviews are pouring in and the general consensus seems to be that it rocks (especially over Windows 8). It’s feature-rich, fun, and best of all, free. So why then is Slate.com calling it a privacy nightmare in dire need of reform? Because most of the powerful privacy settings are turned off by default. Yikes. Forget Clippy […]

Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious

Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious

MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.   Web founder Tim Berners-Lee is one of the privacy advocates behind a newly launched service that combines social media, cloud storage, person-to-person, and group communications for privacy-conscious users. The so-called MeWe private communications network spun out of online privacy company Sgrouples — founded by online privacy advocate […]

Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy

Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy

A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property — but he’s not making any apologies for it. It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report. Hillview Police […]

Uber is your Big Brother: It tracks you everywhere, even when you're not using the Uber app

Uber is your Big Brother: It tracks you everywhere, even when you’re not using the Uber app

Uber, the popular mobile ride-finding app, has been at the center of controversy since its launch in 2009. Much of the uproar has been due to the fact that its low-cost ride service poses a direct threat to the livelihood of cab drivers and other professional drivers who claim that the competition is unfair, unethical […]

The Freedom Act is WORSE than the Patriot Act

The Freedom Act is WORSE than the Patriot Act

By a vote of 67-32 the Senate today passed the USA FREEDOM Act, just days after the expiration of key elements of the USA PATRIOT Act. The FREEDOM Act is billed as a reform of the unconstitutional and recently-ruled illegal bulk collection of Americans’ telecommunications, but in fact it is a whole new level of […]

New Snowden Archive Offers Public Access to Surveillance Docs

New Snowden Archive Offers Public Access to Surveillance Docs

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has announced the launch of the Snowden Archive, a comprehensive database of all of the documents published to date from the Snowden leak. Created in partnership with the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, the Archive is the world’s first fully indexed and searchable collection of publicly released […]