Journalists and citizens living under repressive regimes alike depend on the encrypted Tor browser to surf the web anonymously. But in certain cases, an attacker can figure out which dark web site a user is trying to access by passively monitoring Tor traffic, and even reveal the identity of servers hosting sites on the Tor network.
Teenagers might be llowed to rid the internet of images and content shared during their formative years if a privacy group and its advice gets picked up and embraced in the right quarters.
A group called iRights has proposed that 18-year-olds be given the right to edit their online history and remove things that they no longer like.
Ashley Madison, an online dating website that specifically targets people looking to have an affair, has been hacked by a group that calls itself Impact Team. A cache of data has been released by the Impact Team, including user profiles, company financial records, and "other proprietary information." The company's CEO, Noel Bilderman, confirmed with KrebsOnSecurity that they had been hacked, but did not speak about the extent of the breach.
Facebook knows who you are even if you're not showing your face. Using artificial intelligence (just to make things extra dystopian), Facebook can identify and tag you by things like the way you stand, the type of clothing you wear, and your hair.
Facebook isn't putting the algorithm into practice yet, but its mere existence is worrisome to many, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the various people who have filed lawsuits over the years.
Thanks to the latest advances in computer vision, we now have machines that can pick you out of a line-up. But what if your face is hidden from view?
An experimental algorithm out of Facebook's artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when it can't see their faces. Instead it looks for other unique characteristics like your hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose.