Privacy News Daily | March 28, 2019

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 by Caleb Chen
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Welcome to the Online Privacy News Update for March 28th, 2018. Today, the VPN industry let the world know that Russia had asked the world’s VPNs to censor websites. Read below for other privacy news from today.

Can a VPN keep you safe from 36 new 4G LTE security vulnerabilities?

Russia’s Roskomnadzor orders VPNs to censor “banned” sites

US Government proves again that it has no problem spying on American citizens

UK report blasts Huawei for network security incompetence

UK’s National Security Advisor received a report about Huawei that cited “serious and systematic defects” in Huawei’s software engineering and cyber security competence.

S. Korea spycam crimes put hidden camera industry under scrutiny

Korean police are increasingly scrutinizing hidden camera shops in the country. While one such shop owner does refuse service to those that try to use the cameras for malicious purposes, he also admitted that it’s hard to tell who is bad and who is not.

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-korea-spycam-crimes-hidden-camera.html

Family Tree DNA offers to trade privacy to catch criminals

Family Tree DNA is now touting the sharing of data to the FBI as a feature, asking customers to allow FBI to access their DNA data to help in the solving of unsolved crimes.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/28/family-tree-dna-asks-customers-to-share-dna-to-solve-crimes/

 

About Caleb Chen

Caleb Chen is a digital currency and privacy advocate who believes we must #KeepOurNetFree, preferably through decentralization. Caleb holds a Master's in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia as well as a Bachelor's from the University of Virginia. He feels that the world is moving towards a better tomorrow, bit by bit by Bitcoin.

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