Privacy Roundup #18

It’s dangerous when people are willing to give up their privacy.“ – Noam Chomsky

Chrome to block tab-nabbing attacks

Google will deploy a new security feature in Chrome next year to prevent tab-nabbing, a type of web attack that allows newly opened tabs to hijack the original tab from where they were opened. The new feature is scheduled to go live with Chrome 88, to be released in January 2021.

Clearview’s Faceprinting is Not Sheltered from Biometric Privacy Litigation by the First Amendment

Clearview AI extracts faceprints from billions of people, without their consent, and uses these faceprints to offer a service to law enforcement agencies seeking to identify suspects in photos.

Is Telegram Secure? What You Need to Know Before Downloading the App

When compared to renowned instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, Telegram might seem like the underdog. However, the Russian platform is anything but with its user base of roughly 300 million.

True, the social networking app that promises to ‘protect your privacy,’ exposed private messages and user locations

True bills itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” But a security lapse left one of its servers exposed — and spilling private user data to the internet for anyone to find.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden received permanent residency rights from the Russian government, Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said on Thursday. The 37-year-old former NSA analyst has been living in Russia on a temporary residency since June 2013.

Apple seems to do all kinds of weird networking _stuff_. For instance, during wa… : Hacker News

Similarly, all macOS machines will test a DHCP supplied default route before applying it by trying to reach something on the internet. So if you happen to have some firewall rules that block internet access, no default route will be applied until the internet check times out.

Report: Financial CRM Leaks Private Financial Data from Banks and Credit Unions Across the USA

Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered an exposed database belonging to financial services CRM platform BankSight.

ThyssenKrupp sample database for sale on data leak website

CloudSEK Threat Intelligence detects sample database of the Engineering and Technology giant ThyssenKrupp that contains 30MB data for sale.

A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

It’s not enough to say that the Internet is built on interoperability. The Internet is interoperability. Billions of machines around the world use the same set of open protocols—like TCP/IP, HTTP, and TLS—to talk to one another.

Brazil Nominates Directors of the Brazil Data Protection Authority; Senate Approval Pending

On October 15, 2020, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro officially nominated the five Directors of the new Brazilian data protection authority (Agência Nacional de Proteção de Dados, “ANPD”), as published in the Brazilia Official Journal.

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