Truecaller wants to record your calls

Truecaller, the caller-ID app that lets users automatically block unwanted and spam calls, has announced a new feature that will allow users to record calls. The "Premium" feature will first be available to Androud users. Demostration of how Truecaller's call recording Premium feature is activated. The company has said that…

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This website names and shames websites that don't use HTTPS

A new service built by Troy Hunt, information security consultant and founder of haveibeenpwned, with data from Scott Helme, also an information security consultant, lists popular websites from across the world (by country) that load over an insecure connection without redirecting to a secure, encrypted connection. Aptly named "Why No…

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Why GDPR probably doesn’t apply to the Liberty data breach

Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments.” GDPR background About 3 weeks before that, on…

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How to protect your privacy like a hacker

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That…

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