Google, geofence warrants, and you

We dig into geofence / keyword search warrants, where police request broad data near the scene of a crime – or not near a crime scene at all.

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Thief pulls off colossal, $600m crypto-robbery …and gives the money back

Customers of Poly Network have become victims of the biggest cryptocurrency heist in history, thanks to a software vulnerability.

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What is Incognito mode? Our private browsing 101

We look at what Incognito mode does, how to turn it on, what it’s good at, and explain why it may not do what you think it does.

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Will Google’s Privacy Sandbox take the bite out of tracking cookies?

We look at the latest developments for Google’s “Project Sandbox”, and explore what’s going to happen to third-party cookies.

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Charities and the advertising industry: data ecosystems and privacy risks

We take a look at a study which dives into the connection between popular UK based charity organisations and tracking, Real Time Bidding, and data analysis

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End of line: supporting IoT in the home

Warranties which may not warranty, certificates which might fail to certify, lifespans which don’t match the length of cover promised. This could be IoT.

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Cybersecurity for journalists: How to defeat threat actors and defend freedom of the press

When it comes to cybersecurity, journalists need to protect themselves, their sources, and the freedom of the press. Which methods should they use?

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Smart cities, difficult choices: privacy and security on the grid

We take a look at Google’s Sidewalk Labs woes with a planned smart city build in Toronto, and explore some of the general concerns about making our living spaces 24/7 Internet wonderlands.

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Hyperlink auditing: where has my option to disable it gone?

Hyperlink auditing is not a new way to track website users, but it could become more popular, as many browsers are taking away user options to disable it.

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A week in security (February 25 – March 3)

A roundup of the past week’s news, including mobile threats, viral scares, PDF tracking, and more.

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