privacy

  1. Jamie McKane

    South Africans don’t trust companies to protect their data privacy

    South Africans don’t trust companies to protect their data privacy Consumers expect that organisations will respect their privacy. For instance, when you buy something online, you take it for granted that your bank details will be kept secure. Or if you provide your identity number at a store...
  2. J

    RSAWEB - Disclosure of Personal Information

    The following complaint was filed with ISPA (Internet Service Providers’ Association) against RSAWEB (PTY) LTD on 15 January 2019. This complaint refers to the violation of the following Code of Conduct, as stated by ISPA: Code of Conduct: C. Privacy and confidentiality 1. ISPA members must...
  3. B

    WhatsApp using camera and microphone in background

    Android alerted me to WhatsApp using my phone's camera and microphone in the background (see attached image). This concerns me, has anyone else experienced this behaviour? does anyone know why WhatsApp is doing here? EDIT: here is how to get to the screen: Settings > Lock screen and security...
  4. M

    Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact

    Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact
  5. J

    Privacy Awareness Week 2018

    Privacy Awareness Week, or PAW, is an initiative that aims to raise awareness about online privacy issues and the importance of safeguarding personal information. Initiated by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) in 2006, the event will be celebrated throughout May across a number of...
  6. M

    Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy

    Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy
  7. Jamie McKane

    Privacy as an afterthought online

    Privacy as an afterthought online The legacy WHOIS system exposed*registrants to the risk that their information will be misused.
  8. M

    1.5 billion files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services

    1.5 billion sensitive files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services
  9. M

    Why you should not trust Facebook and Google [twitter thread]

    Scary... https://twitter.com/iamdylancurran/status/977566839839617025
  10. RedViking

    PureVPN Logs Helped FBI

    I am not sure if this has been posted yet: https://torrentfreak.com/purevpn-logs-helped-fbi-net-alleged-cyberstalker-171009/ Im glad they caught the guy! He deserves it. Then there is this: "Don't use VPN services. - https://gist.github.com/joepie91/5a9909939e6ce7d09e29" So my questions are...
  11. T

    hippo.co.za collecting your data even though I did not continue with the quote proces

    I was on hippo.co.za while I had my devtools open and closed the tab/window a breakpoint got hit. To my surprise I saw that hippo was sending the data on the form to their server even though I did not continue with the quote process. I just opened their website and closed the tab/window. This...
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    What's the best way to stay private on the web?

    What's the best way to stay private on the web? Is using a browser like Tor enough, or must it be used in combination with a VPN service? And what about browsers like Opera with built-in VPNs, do they keep all your activity private?
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    The threat to online privacy

    The threat to online privacy In a news cycle still fixated on the US election result, on November 15 members of the UK’s upper house of parliament gave final approval to the country’s most invasive surveillance legislation to date.
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Customer privacy under threat from data breaches

    Customer privacy under threat from data breaches As more personal information is collected up by ever-more-powerful computers, giant sets of data have become available for not only legitimate uses but also abuses.
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Fight for more privacy for Internet users

    Fight for more privacy for Internet users Civil rights groups want to ensure that fixed line and mobile broadband users’ privacy is protected.
  16. Foxhound5366

    Windows 10 privacy debate

    Wellll ... that didn't last long. Two days in I finally got a chance to delve into Windows 10 settings, and promptly deactivated: Personalised adverts (something you have to do on a linked Microsoft website no less) The 'get to know me' feature ([-]hidden[/-] filed under 'Speech, inking and...
  17. QuintonB

    SA cyber security deal with China should worry you: DA

    South Africa’s cyber security deal with China is concerning: DA The recently signed Cyber Security Pact with China is cause for concern about South Africa’s attitude towards restrictions on Internet freedom, the DA says.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Is technology making life better?

    Is technology making your world better? Microsoft’s second annual survey of Internet users around the world shows what people think of the impact of technology on their lives
  19. W

    Vodacom altering web traffic, allowing websites to track you.

    Vodacom is currently editing all web traffic that is sent over its mobile internet service and inserting personal information, including your cellphone number, to the HTML header. Visit http://lessonslearned.org/sniff using your Vodacom internet service (Make sure you aren't connected to WiFi)...
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