1. Spawn

    Reasons NOT to Buy a $1000 Samsung Galaxy S10

    Thanks to @plat1098 for sharing this link, as posted here. Quoted from Galaxy S10+ review: Too many compromises for the sky-high price "Since this is a Samsung phone, let's talk crapware! This is an unlocked phone direct from Samsung, so with no carrier involvement, this is as good as it gets...
  2. oneeye

    Q&A Is Facebook Spying on you? yes, just not how you might Think.

    Hi all, I read this recent article, and decided to check my settings, and ad settings in particular. What I found was shocking! Even though I use a wrapper app (Tinfoilhat for facebook ) Facebook still had a boatload of access to my device, which I never granted, they just took the liberty of...
  3. FreddyFreeloader

    Is YOUR phone spying on you? Shocking report reveals how Samsung devices can monitor what you view

    The creepy technology used by the Samsung devices is called beaconing The phone picks up inaudible 'beacons' emitted from websites and links This allows Samsung to monitor everything you're reading and watching Open Rights group is calling for Samsung to switch the technology off A shocking...
  4. FreddyFreeloader

    Samsung User Agreement/Terms of Service

    Samsung User Agreement/TOS How many of us Samsung owners have actually read this? CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. Privacy Policy. Collection of data using software or applications on your device will be performed in accordance with the provisions of this section and as set forth in Samsung’s Privacy...
  5. conceptualclarity

    What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption works

    NEW YORK (AP) — If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it's that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it. Documents purportedly outlining a massive CIA surveillance program suggest that CIA agents must go to great...
  6. Logethica

    Surveillance & Big-Data Vs Security & Privacy

    Surveillance & Big-Data Vs Security & Privacy: Writing of cyber attacks,Phillip Bobbitt author of "The Shield of Achilles" & "The Garments of Court and Palace", notes that by “virtually abolishing civil privacy or by increasing surveillance and intelligence gathering,” countries can defend...
  7. Logethica

    Q&A Windows Privacy Software/ Firewall Rules

    Do you use any Windows 10 Privacy Software?... ...and Do you employ any Firewall Rules / Blocking for this reason? Ashampoo Antispy: "Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows® 10 gives you an overview of all critical system settings and allows you to disable each one at the click of a button. Two...
  8. frogboy

    Security Alert Project Sauron has Been Spying on Governments for 5 Years

    Project Sauron, the sophisticated information exfiltration malware, has been spying on government computers and computers at major organizations for over five years. According to Comodo, to boot, there is a very real possibility that a government-sponsored group is behind it. Project...
  9. Secondmineboy

    Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

    Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft MSFT +0.00%’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 is better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of...
  10. L

    NSA can keep illegally spying on Americans into November

    Federal court rejects lawsuit asking for immediate end The NSA can continue its illegal spying on Americans for one final month after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that wanted it shut down immediately. The New York Appeals Court declined to block the surveillance program, which is due to...