Privacy

Signal now has built-in face blurring for photos

June 5, 2020 0

Apps like Signal are proving invaluable in these days of unrest, and anything we can do to simplify and secure the way we share sensitive

AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

May 27, 2020 0

Philip N. Howard Contributor Philip N. Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the forthcoming “Lie Machines: How to Save

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

May 27, 2020 0

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook

May 23, 2020 0

The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

May 23, 2020 0

Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones

How will Europe’s coronavirus contact-tracing apps work across borders?

May 15, 2020 0

Solutions should allow Member States’ servers to communicate and receive relevant keys between themselves using a trusted and secure mechanism. Roaming users should upload their

Decrypted: Contact-tracing privacy, Zoom buys Keybase, Microsoft eyes CyberX

May 12, 2020 0

As the world looks to reopen after weeks of lockdown, governments are turning to contact tracing to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Most

Slack now strips location data from uploaded images

May 11, 2020 0

Slack has started to strip uploaded photos of their metadata. What may seem like an inconsequential change to how the tech giant handles storing files

US Marshals says prisoners’ personal information taken in data breach

May 9, 2020 0

A data breach at the U.S. Marshals Service exposed the personal information of current and former prisoners, TechCrunch has learned. A letter sent to those

A security expert says India’s contact tracing app has flaws. New Delhi says they are ‘by design’

May 5, 2020 0

The Indian government has said that its contact tracing app Aarogya Setu “by design” fetches the location data of its 90 million users and allows

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