Beware of Future Travel to Russia – Tracking and Intelligence Gathering of Foreigner Data

Russian experts suggested that the Russian Interior Ministry create a digital profile of a foreigner entering Russia as well as foreign nationals who are already working in Russia. It will be a special app that all foreigners will have to install on their electronic devices. Russian law enforcement will monitor all the person’s whereabouts and communication.

Police Scramble to Secure Insecure Surveillance Cameras Exposed Online

This is a developing story involving law enforcement agencies across the United States that are scrambling to secure and in some cases remove surveillance cameras left open to the general public after finding their URLs posted online. CopBlaster.com learned of this after receiving an anonymous tip about a gas station in Milford, Delaware that had yet to be posted online. An independent media outlet has since verified that the camera belonged to law enforcement.

Germany Warns Against Using WhatsApp in Wake of European Parliament Data Leak

The German Government warned federal employees against using the WhatsApp messenger. The information became available on May 17 via Handelsblatt, a leading German-language business newspaper published in Düsseldorf by Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt. It was founded in the 1946.  The newspaper claims the source of this announcement is a letter from the German Government Commissioner for Data Protection Ulrich Wolfgang Kelber. He sent the letter to all the ministries with a warning.

Facebook Attempts to Restore its Tarnished Image with Two Announcements

Facebook is trying to tackle the issue of contentious content and has now announced the establishment of an independent “Supreme Court.” Moreover, the company is now giving users the ability to erase their personal data collected from external websites to target them with advertisements. Facebook, which has approximately two billion users worldwide, is often criticized for its data management policies.

Facebook Users increase, New Data Privacy Feature Unveiled

Facebook continues to attract a huge number of users and revenues despite the mélange of controversies surrounding the company. It currently faces a list of criticisms, from its poor private user data management policies to its handling of political advertisements. Despite this, the social media giant has ironically seen the number of monthly active users increase during the fourth quarter by 8 percent. It subsequently reached the 2.5 billion user milestone by the end of 2019.

Risk Alert! Yandex Russian Search Engine to Be Offered for Android Devices – Additional Security Risk to West and NATO from Kremlin?

It has been announced that starting on March 1, 2020, new Android smartphones in the European Economic Zone will have a choice of using the Russian Yandex search engine. Yandex Search is a web search engine owned by a Russian corporation. It is the core product of Yandex. In January 2015, Yandex Search generated 51.2% of all search traffic in Russia according to LiveInternet. The search engine will be offered in Estonia, Finland Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

The Rise and Fall of Social Media Influence Against Totalitarian Regimes

Social media has become part of our daily lives, from reading breaking news, to communication for business and personal purposes. It is an important tool for many in their daily lives, no matter how one uses it. It is also a dangerous tool, where one can have their life ruined. People have lost jobs over their posts, as well as being targeted and bullied on social media platforms. Some take it upon themselves to label other people online with the false narrative of being trolls (even though the profiles are legit!), just to cause turmoil.

Goodbye Privacy in France! New Measures to Track and Monitor the Social Media of French Citizens

The French government announced additional measures to curb tax evaders. France’s constitutional council ruled the government has a right to expand its powers to monitor the social media of its citizens in order to collect information pertaining to tax evasion. The Constitutional Council is the highest constitutional authority in France. It was established by the Constitution of the Fifth Republic in 1958 to ensure that constitutional principles and rules are upheld. It is housed in the Palais-Royal, Paris.

Property Management Software Market Growing Strong

According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “Global Property Management Software Market (Component (Software/Solution, Services);  Deployment (On-Premise, Cloud);  Application (Commercial, Residential); End-User (Housing Associations, Property Managers)) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2019 – 2027”, the overall property management software market worldwide has registered a value of $13.2 billion in 2018 and is set to grow with a CAGR of 5.8 % during the forecast period.

UK Ruthlessly Starting DNA Collection – Goodbye Privacy Forever

Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock announced the government’s desire to start collecting DNA of every newborn child. Hence, the privacy of UK citizens will no longer exist. Your DNA is a treasure trove of personal information, including your physical characteristics like eye color, paternity and health. The UK has been a pioneer in privacy intrusion. It is one thing to use DNA to solve heinous crimes and protect society, yet another to use it for the government’s gain and control.

Law, Privacy and Genome Human Rights Failure in Russia – Putin’s Fascination with Hitler’s Eugenics Project

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and the European Union developed genetic information privacy regulations to protect the public. A majority of experts have agreed for the need for genetic information privacy. In 2014 the HUGO Committee on Ethics, Law and Society (CELS) presented a human rights approach to an international code of conduct for genomic and clinical data sharing. The code of conduct is supposed to prevent human rights violations during the research of genomes, allowing enough protection to allow scientific research in the genome field.

China’s Draconian Verification Process – Social Credit True Danger

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced that from December 2019, it will use facial recognition to control over 800 million mobile internet users. According to China’s laws, a person using any online service needs to be identified. There is no such thing as anonymity in China.

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Global Privacy Extinction – Is Big Brother Watching You?

Since 2014, China has been developing a social score system for its citizens. The official system launch will take place in 2020. A negative score will result in punishment. The criteria include: wrong religion, late payment of taxes, financial loan default, political critique against the current government, smoking, loud music and even the condition of your front lawn. Consequences under the above criteria will include being banned from overseas travel, public transport, hotel stays, etc.

Recent Changes in Facebook and How it Affects Content Creators

What does it mean for content creators after the recent changes in Facebook Algorithms and the platforms itself? Considering the diverse changes Facebook is developing to the platform and the algorithm supporting organic content and Facebook Ads, the company continues to maintain dominacne to guarantee that your business can maximize its marketing campaigns.