Tag Archives: Privacy

Firefox installer assigns a unique identifier to the browser

[German]Did you know that Firefox registers a unique installer ID in the browser? When someone downloads the Firefox installer from the Mozilla web pages and then installs the Firefox browser, a unique identifier is generated during this process and sent … Continue reading

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Beware: User reports TP-Link routers share traffic with third parties (Avira)

[German]Do any of you have TP-Link routers in use? There is disturbing information of the "hands off these devices" type. This is because there are user reports that TP-Link router firmware is sharing network traffic with third-party vendors (specifically AVIRA … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

EU Parliament approves "Digital Service Act"

[German]On January 20, 2022, the EU Parliament adopted the so-called Digital Service Act in its first reading. This will make online platforms and online marketplaces more accountable and more stringent in combating illegal content, goods and services, and disinformation. The … Continue reading

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App 'Life360 Locator' is selling GPS location data since 2016

[German]This is probably a solid scandal – there is an app Life360 – Familie suchen, which is also available on Android in Germany has millions of users. The app allows family members to be tracked via their smartphone. Now it … Continue reading

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Irish DPC sends noyb a take down notice on a published Facebook draft decision

[German]The Irish data protection authority DPC has sent the data protection organization noyb, founded by Max Schrems in Austria, a so-called take down notice. This is a request to take down a published document from the organization's website. The document … Continue reading

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Pegasus spyware detected on French phones, Zeus app detects Pegasus

[German]Today another short article on the Pegasus surveillance software from the Israeli NSO Group. After the discovery of this spy software on smartphones of politicians and activists in the summer of 2021, the Trojan was recently found on phones of … Continue reading

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How effective is Apple's iOS App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature?

[German]Apple has integrated the "App Tracking Transparency" (ATT) feature since iOS 14.5. This is supposed to give users the choice regarding the transparency of tracking by third-party apps. The whole thing sounds like an important step in protecting user privacy. … Continue reading

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ProtonMail issues IP of a French activist to police

[German]Swiss-based email service ProtonMail offers end-to-end encryption of mails before they are sent to ProtonMail's server. ProtonMail is operated by Proton Technologies AG, which is based in Plan-les-Ouates (Canton of Geneva). Its servers are located in two locations in Switzerland, … Continue reading

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GDPR: WhatsApp fined with 225 million Euro

[German]The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has served the Irish-based offshoot of Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp, which is headquartered for Europe, with a fine of 225 million euros for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is the second-highest GDPR … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Changes in the privacy setting as of 2021/09/01

[German]Microsoft has just announced changes to the privacy settings defaults for Microsoft 365. User data for Microsoft 365 analytics is now pseudonymized by default in Microsoft 365. This change is intended to help companies comply with their local privacy laws. … Continue reading

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