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Recent articles by Alfred:

As Defcon goes virtual, organizers step up efforts to prevent online harassment

The hacker conference's "Safe Mode" means that many of its attendees will have to concede to being tracked in some form. → Read More

Lawmakers accuse tech giants of using privacy as a weapon to hurt competition

Apple and Google have used privacy and security to gain a competitive advantage, Congress members said. → Read More

Lawmaker questions Google's CEO about geofence warrants

The warrants allow police to sweep up location data belonging to any people that were in a specific area. → Read More

Lawmakers want privacy protections included in coronavirus stimulus package

The bill would make it easier to trust contact tracing apps, a group of senators said. → Read More

Face masks are thwarting even the best facial recognition algorithms, study finds

Researchers from NIST found that face masks are causing facial recognition algorithms to fail as frequently as 50% of the time. → Read More

Apple's new security program puts special iPhone hardware into researchers' hands

The iPhones will give the researchers privileged access for finding new vulnerabilities. → Read More

US charges Chinese hackers over COVID-19 vaccine cyberattacks

Nation-state hackers from around the world have been looking to steal details about a vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, US officials said. → Read More

Twitter says hackers got access to internal tools for hijacking spree

The social network is dealing with a massive security flaw that's allowed scammers to take over accounts belonging to prominent users. → Read More

Microsoft sues over trademark to stop COVID-19 hacking campaign

The phishing scheme targeted 62 countries and sent out millions of lure emails to businesses, the company says. → Read More

Boston votes to ban government use of facial recognition

It's the largest city on the East Coast to ban the technology. → Read More

Apple's new iOS privacy updates will show how apps are tracking you

What happens on your iPhone doesn't necessarily stay on your iPhone. → Read More

New York passes bill requiring NYPD to disclose all its surveillance tools

The largest police force in the US will have to let the public know how they're being spied on. → Read More

Amazon announces one year pause on facial recognition for police

The moratorium comes after protests against police brutality and criticisms against Amazon's ties to law enforcement. → Read More

How to maintain your digital privacy at protests

Police have an array of surveillance tools at their disposal. Here are the best ways to stay under the radar. → Read More

Google found Chinese and Iranian hackers attempting to hack Biden, Trump campaigns

The efforts were not successful and the targeted campaign staffers have been notified, Google said. → Read More

Geofence warrants: How police can use protesters' phones against them

Geofence warrants, sometimes known as reverse location requests, allow police get data from all devices in targeted areas. → Read More

Geofence warrants: How police get data from all devices in targeted areas

Geofence warrants, sometimes known as reverse location requests, allow police get data from all devices in targeted areas. → Read More

Contact tracers concerned police tracking protesters will hurt COVID-19 aid

Police in Minnesota say they've started "contact-tracing" demonstrators. That's created a trust problem for medical workers in the pandemic. → Read More

The Anonymous Minneapolis 'hack' comes from old breaches repackaged in misinformation

The majority of the leaked passwords and logins belonging to Minneapolis city employees were already available from other breaches. → Read More

Red Cross calls for governments to help stop health care hacks during pandemic

Cyberattacks are targeting health care organizations and putting lives at risk, the organization warns. → Read More