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"U.S. army researchers have developed a convolutional neural network and a range of algorithms to recognise faces in the dark." theregister.co.uk/2018/04/17/a

"A malicious app that can be downloaded from the Google Play store is extremely dangerous, as users will not think twice about downloading it because of their trust in Google" arstechnica.com/information-te

#Facebook on why they track users across the web:

https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/data-off-facebook/

Translation: "Everyone else does it too, so it's okay."

And trying to lead the user to believe that they really do need all of this stuff. Do they "need" it to provide those services? Perhaps. Do they "need" to provide these services to millions of people that don't want, have never asked for, or are completely unaware of them? I think not.

"Published today, a two-year study of Android security updates has revealed a distressing gap between the software patches Android companies claim to have on their devices and the ones they actually have."

theverge.com/2018/4/13/1723312 # privacy

EFF's Executive Director, Cindy Cohn, tells @TNW that Facebook isn't the only problem: it's “the whole system of ad-based models.  I called it ‘the surveillance business model'”
thenextweb.com/insider/2018/04

#Zuckerberg said time and time again—we give the user the ability to delete the information the user gives us. But...What about all the other information that Facebook has about us?”

EFF's Nate Cardozo examines the Facebook hearings on @kron4news: kron4.com/news/national/zucker source: twitter.com/eff/status/9845040

our @diggity presented cyber attack demos with Scott Shapiro at the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum on April 7.

These are simplified examples for teaching core concepts.

Videos:
frama.link/yalecyber01

Code:
frama.link/yalecyber02

Thanks to @U039b and the PiRanhaLysis team for their work on the used in the MITM demo (pictured below).

Dear @privacylab, I appreciate very much how you are not just a birdsite-copying bot, but an actual account posting to Fediverse with source links and @-mentions that make sense here.

Thank you.

We need more of these.

Oh, and the content is great too! ;)

Attendees of the Cyber Leadership Forum on Saturday will get to see a live MITM attack demo with @U039b 's at 11:00 EST: cyber.forum.yale.edu/agenda/

We'll also be demoing simplified versions of 5 other exploits/attacks.

"He also said that all 2 billion users should assume that malicious individuals could have scraped their profile data... And, of course, Facebook has been reading your Messenger chats." bgr.com/2018/04/05/facebook-me

TODAY in 20 minutes: @privacylab and @exodus at #LibrePlanet talking about mobile app surveillance. Check out the live stream libreplanet.org/2018/live and presentation here: privacylab.yale.edu/libre2018

Ask questions to @U039b via this Etherpad: pad.riseup.net/p/libre2018

quick update on the surveillance map - we can now display a detailed map overlay (while also following the data usage license). Feel free to reach out if you'd like to do something similar for your own project/research, we're happy to share. Stay tuned for a public launch on our website.

"Many of the most popular apps in the Google Play store contain trackers: you download the app, and the trackers sweep up a variety of data... Such tactics create a 'power asymmetry' for marketers, say Michael Kwet and Sean O’Brien, authors of the study." yalealumnimagazine.com/article

135 tracker signatures in the @exodus scanner, and all 2325 reports recomputing! expect some interesting finds in the reports 🕵️ news.exodus-privacy.eu.org/

we're working on overlaying the heatmap data on the surveillance map of New Haven using @osm_fr Currently, we're limited to a low zoom level. Please contact us if you can help.

"Many of the most popular apps in the Google Play store contain trackers: you download the app, and the trackers sweep up a variety of data... Such tactics create a 'power asymmetry' for marketers, say Michael Kwet and Sean O’Brien, authors of the study." yalealumnimagazine.com/article