Sicurezza e disinformazione – 6

La solita rassegna –quasi: ieri ho postato una serie sbagliata, oggi continuo 😋

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New surveillance practices continued to erode the privacy of people in Latin America. Yet local digital rights organizations, journalists, security researchers and local activists are working tirelessly to fight back
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: EFF

Why Huawei Gives the US and Its Allies Security Nightmares
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

I never tire of looking at videos of Chinese click farms. It’s just so surreal to see hundreds of phones playing the same video for the purposes of fake engagment
disinformazione, fake news, bufale
::: mbrennanchina

Always online meets AI and that means no data, and no person, is truly anonymous, at least not for long
artificial intelligence
::: Kasparov63

There is nothing in the political journalism playbook for what to do when the presidency becomes the most potent force in the culture for dis- and mis-informing the American public. For one thing, it destroys the logic of “access”
disinformazione, fake news, bufale
::: jayrosen_nyu

My unpopular 2019 prediction: attacks on large scale cloud providers, and maybe not using speculative execution, but vulnerabilities in the architecture and orchestrators themselves
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: jessfraz

First-Ever UEFI Rootkit Tied To Sednit APT
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

Democratic Republic of Congo internet shutdown shows how Chinese censorship tactics are spreading
a senior adviser to DRC President Joseph Kabila, said internet and text messaging services were shut down to preserve public order after “fictitious results” were circulated on social media
censura
::: fabiochiusi

Thread👇 – in the disinformation landscape, it’s important to trace the origin of information and how it makes its way to “reputable” outlets. Disinformation often starts as “sketchy” news on fringe websites, and gradually gains credibility by being posted by reputable sources
disinformazione, fake news, bufale
::: gianluca_string

Solid free guide on how to do secure product devlopment. Free, too. Published by the National Cyber Security Centre Finland aka Kyberturvallisuuskeskus (but don’t worry, the booklet is in English)
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus | manuali, how to
::: mikko

Sudan has blocked Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to counter anti-govt protests
censura
::: fabiochiusi

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USB Type-C Authentication Program Launched
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

Iran Extends Social Media Crackdown With Move To Bar Instagram
censura
::: Slashdot

Interesting look into China’s censorship factories — a model many in the West would love to replicate
censura
::: fabiochiusi

One year ago today security experts announced the #Spectre and #Meltdown vulnerabilities in #Intel processors. Here’s how they happened – and how they could’ve been prevented
hardware | bug
::: MIT_CSAIL ::: Slashdot

Microsoft is Privately Testing ‘Bali,’ a Way To Give Users Control of Data Collected About Them
dati, raccolta
::: Slashdot

Automatic Equivalence Checking for Assembly Implementations of Cryptography Libraries
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: johnregehr

Fake news succeeds when it reinforces existing prejudices, and that goes for the prestigious Der Spiegel, not just social media memes
disinformazione, fake news, bufale
::: Kasparov63

The Lies Comcast Allegedly Told Customers To Hide Full Cost of Service
frodi
::: Slashdot

The Cyberspace Administration of China on Thursday announced it was starting a six-month effort to eradicate “vulgar” information” from a plethora of online media, including messaging services and livestreaming platforms
define vulgar
censura
::: fabiochiusi

Internet services down, broadcasters blocked, journalist expelled. DRC’s minister of communication Lambert Mende said “cutting the signal of some media is the duty of the government” reports @mediacongo
censura
::: IFEX

alarm

Pagnoncelli sostiene ci sia una differenza enorme di percezione delle priorità da affrontare tra livello nazionale (immigrazione 37%, ambiente 8%) e locale (immigrazione 13%, ambiente 30%). Un dato interessante per capire il rapporto tra propaganda e realtà
media
::: fabiochiusi

Per @Repubblica, sulla Luna ci sono “aree piatte da abbattere”. Giornalismo fatto con Google Translate usato a neuroni spenti
media
::: disinformatico

This is an amazing piece. To censor China’s internet, the censors have to be taught the real version of Chinese history so that they know what to block
censura
::: Birdyword

“Much of the news currently published online is simply not worth paying for. Some of it is hardly worth our fleeting attention, let alone hard-earned cash.” Building a new business of news is necessary and requires fundamental change led by journalists
media
::: rasmus_kleis

Hackers Dump Data on Merkel, Hundreds of German Politicians
It’s the biggest data dump of its kind in Germany
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: business ::: fabiochiusi

Google is quietly infiltrating medicine — but what rules will it play by?
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: angelasimone

Security Researcher Cracks Google’s Widevine DRM (L3 Only)
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

The exponential increase in the collection and analysis of information by government and private actors has attracted critique regarding ‘bad #data’ practices. A new book proposes a move from critique to imagining an optimistic vision of a datafied future
dati, raccolta
::: GianlucaSgueo

A vision of the dark future of advertising
dati, raccolta
::: journalismfest

YouTube’s Biggest Stars Are Pushing a Shady Polish Gambling Site
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

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Integrity Initiative: 4th release of documents available to download – separately or in a folder. A lot to go through here. Many countries. More on the Skripals story. Could be a busy weekend…
CyberGuerrilla: British informational war against all
Web, Internet | dati, raccolta
::: Tim_Hayward_

Must-read essay on what privacy means and why it matters
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: jeanqasaur

Excellent piece on why privacy has become a threat on par with security in 2018. Glad to be working in this space!
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: AkitaSoftware

First book I’ve read this year is The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff. Will be hard to find a more thought-provoking book to read in the rest of the year
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: johnthornhillft

Google Drive Has a Serious Spam Problem, But Google Says a Fix is Coming
spam
::: Slashdot

Internet shutdowns have spiked sharply around the world in recent years, rising from 75 in 2016 to almost 190 last year
censura
::: fabiochiusi

DuckDuckGo Denies Using Fingerprinting To Track Its Users
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

Here’s a good article for the people asking me if data anonymization techniques work in preserving anonymity. Tl;dr: no, especially not when you can link different data sets together
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: jeanqasaur

Companies Are Now Offering Seven Figures For Hacks That Allow Spies, Cops To Steal Chat App Messages
privacy, sicurezza, spionaggio, virus
::: Slashdot

LinkedIn Censored Another Critic Of The Chinese Government
censura
::: JohnPaczkowski

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