Apple Will Check Photo Uploads for Child Sex Abuse Images

Apple will begin checking photos being uploaded to its iCloud service against a database of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), in an effort to protect children.

EFF Partners With DuckDuckGo, Adopts Its HTTPS Dataset

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is partnering with DuckDuckGo to include the latter’s HTTPS dataset in its HTTPS Everywhere browser extension.

Google Wants a More Private Web, Will Not Build ‘Alternate Identifiers’ to Replace Cookies

Google has announced it has no intention to build or use “alternate identifiers” as a replacement to cookies for tracking individuals.

Ring Making Major Changes To Improve Privacy

“While we already offered two-factor authentication to customers, starting today we’re making a second layer of verification mandatory for all users when they log into their Ring accounts,” reads the blog post.

Ring Is a Case Study In Bad Privacy Policy

Ring has been in the news for its ongoing struggles with privacy issues. Its latest response, not to mention its approach in general, could serve as a case study of what not to do.

Ring Uses Android Doorbell App to Surveil Customers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has discovered that Ring’s Android doorbell camera app is being used to surveil customers. According to the EFF, the Ring Android app is “packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable…

Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual report on companies’ commitment to protecting user data, Adobe, Apple, Wikimedia, WordPress, and Yahoo have your back more than everyone else. The EFF’s Who Has Your Back? report looks at 24 major tech…

The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released…

Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

Twitter is apparently on something of an acquisition spree. This week, we already learned that Twitter acquired Madbits, which specializes in deep/machine learning. Earlier this week, it announced the acquisition of CardSpring. On its earnings call this week, Twitter also…

Post Snowden, Tech Companies Are Much More Transparent and Protective of User Privacy

In May of 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published their third-ever “Who Has Your Back” report, which looks at major tech companies and how they stack up when it comes to protecting user data and privacy. In the six criteria…