Each of the 5.3 million profiles that were contained on the server in question includes the user nicknames, dates of birth, ethnicity, sexual orientation and preferences, height, weight, and general interests. For many of these profiles, there 's also precise geolocation data (depending on the account settings), and their private ”moments ”, or status updates. As Gevers told TechCrunch, which was the first to receive the tip: ”The privacy of five plus million LGBTQ people face a lot of social challenges in China because there are no laws protecting them from discrimination. This data leak that has been open for years makes it even more damaging for the people involved who were exposed. ”Homosexuality in China has been rendered legal in 1997 and declassified as a mental illness in 2001, but LGBT protection laws have not been established in the country yet. Same sex couples cannot seek legal protection against discrimination, cannot marry, and don 't have the right to adopt children. With the anti discrimination provisions missing from the Chinese Constitution, the people who had their profiles leaked are now facing a host of problems, from risking their employment to bullying, getting banned from personal expression platforms, and even not being permitted to blood donation and reception anymore.
This is the opposite of what Google 's best developer practices guideline suggests, which only allows the user tracking through the ”advertising ID ” that gets reset in each tracking session. By using solely the ad ID, apps cannot connect previous tracking sessions with new ones, and so a certain level of user privacy is retained. Google forbids the combination of ad ID with hardware identifiers like the IMEI, or any other number that cannot be reset. However, there 's nothing in place to stop app developers from bypassing this guideline, and with the number of apps that follow this practice being in the thousands, it is evident that those who disregard Google 's opinion on how things should work are many.Some of the most popular and widely used apps that were found to violate Google 's advertising data management policy is the antivirus and device cleaner tool known as ”Clean Master ”, the 1 billion installs game ”Subway Surfers ”, ”Angry Birds Classic ”, ”Banana Kong ”, ”8 Ball Pool ”, ”Temple Run 2 ”, ”Cooking Fever ” and ”Cut The Rope ”. Camera beauty apps, battery coolers, and 3rd party keyboards are also to be found in the list, as usual. In total, there are about 17000 apps which use persistent identifiers in relation to their ad serving system, so the chances of having at least one in your phone are very high.
The Astaroth trojan disguises itself in JPEG, GIF or even extension free files to avoid being detected by antivirus software. Once a user downloads the infected file from a phishing campaign, Microsoft 's BITSAdmin tool is used to download the payload which is then injected, and a connection to the C2 server is made.According to Cybereason ”As we enter 2019, we anticipate that the using of WMIC and other LOLbins will increase. Because of the great potential for malicious exploitation inherent in the use of LOLbins, it is very likely that many other information stealers will adopt this method to deliver their payload into targeted machines. ”
With Google Talk 's userbase shrinking, Google released Hangouts and supported it for years with new features, SMS support and more, but it was not enough to keep up with the likes of WhatsApp, Snapchat and Telegram. According to Google, Allo did not receive the kind of response the company had hoped for, and they were forced into suspending development for the app in April 2018.The app will continue to work until March 2019, and you will be able to export all of your conversations to your Google account. If you do not export your chats before the shutdown date, you will lose all of your data permanently.
Intra is very easy to use according to the Jigsaw team. Users simply need to install the app and turn it on to get access to internet content without any restrictions. The developers were able to achieve the feat by all internet data received and sent from a device to be funneled through Cloudflare or Google 's own public DNS server.The security unit behind Intra admits that it requires a certain level of trust from users to allow Google to funnel their browsing data. Both Google and Cloudflare 's DNS are protected by their privacy policies. Jigsaw will be implementing Intra right into Android Pie.
According to Will Strafach, the person leading GuardianApp, several popular applications on the App Store ”have been used to covertly collect precise location histories from tens of millions of mobile devices, using packaged code provided by data monetization firms. ”The report also highlights that in some cases, these ”codes ” are also programmed to send constantly updated GPS coordinates to these data monetization firms, which makes a profit selling the collected user data. It is indeed a mystery how these apps are still running on the App Store despite Apple 's renowned privacy policies geared towards protecting customer data.
The report contained data on 3% of the apps that are available on the company s platform. App testers are often outsiders and are not supposed to receive such analytics reports as they can contain sensitive business information valuable to competitors of apps. Facebook was notified by one of the developers who found out that an outsider was able to get access to the weekly report. Later Facebook confirmed that it was an internal mistake caused by the email delivery system. The social media company stated that no personal or contact information had been leaked and the developers who are affected have been notified.Facebook has already updated the email delivery system to ensure such incidents do not happen in the future but developers are not too happy about the incident. With the social media company claiming that over a million apps are available on the platform as of 2017, even a data breach of 3% of the apps is a big deal. With dozens of app testers involved with each app, the report was sent out to thousands of people across the world.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world with a fan base estimated at 3.5 billion people. With the internet being easily accessible across the world, streaming websites that broadcast matches illegally have increased in numbers drastically. Hundreds of unlicensed platforms exist on the internet ready to broadcast the World Cup matches for a nominal fee, or even for free with the help of ads.It is expected that anti piracy companies will be taking strict action against websites that broadcast the sporting event s matches in the coming weeks. However, legal action has proven to be a weak deterrent when it comes to piracy. Once websites are taken down, replacement websites pop up in a matter of days or even hours. Sony has earned the broadcasting rights for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and is ready to take illegal streaming sites to court.
Game Spot says that the update 12 was recently available on the test server and it will go live after the scheduled servers; maintenance is finished, which is at 10 PM (ET) on May 2. After the servers go live again, this will mark the beginning of a new ranked season.With the new update, players are also getting new attachments for their weapons. PUBG Corp. includes them all in the statement and explains them all. A Duckbill is a new attachment for shotguns which reduces vertical pellet spread and increases horizontal bullet spread. Then, there is a Light Grip which reduces recoil recovery time but increases vertical and horizontal recoil. Thumb Grip reduces vertical but increases horizontal recoil and also increases recoil recovery time. Half Grip reduces both vertical and horizontal recoil and also reduces recoil recovery time. Then, we have Scope 3x magnification with an illuminated reticle and Scope 6x which has a variable 3x 6x magnification.
Bickert revealed that context is one of the most important aspects of censorship. For example, if a racial slur were to be used self referentially, it would be allowed. But if the same slur were to be used as an attack, it would be removed. Criticism is allowed on the platform for famous individuals, but the same is not allowed if done privately.Hate Speech
Fortnite is now out earning mobile titles such as Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and Pok mon Go when compared on a weekly revenue basis. For example, Candy Crush Saga just managed to reel in $5.8 million in revenue in the last seven days, whereas for Fortnite, the figure was up at $6.4 million.Now it should be noted that the other three titles have been in the app store for years now, and they have matured well into a steady revenue generator. It is interesting to find Fortnite just appearing and disrupting the structure, especially since users don t have to pay money to progress in the game.