KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know

KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know

This week security researchers announced a newly discovered vulnerability dubbed KRACK, which affects several common security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2. This is a bad vulnerability in that it likely affects billions of devices, many of which are hard to patch and will remain vulnerable for a long time. 

How Social Media Can Silence Instead Of Empower

How Social Media Can Silence Instead Of Empower

As social media platforms increasingly become the global gatekeeper, deciding what we see and don’t see, who has a voice and who is suppressed, the myriad decisions they make each day in deleting content and suspending accounts is facing increasing scrutiny for the way in which those many small choices profoundly affect our shared global discourse and understanding of the world around us. Three recent events put the impact of these choices in stark relief: the Rohingya crisis, corruption claims in China and assault allegations in the US.

Chatbots in humanitarian settings: revolutionary, a fad or something in-between?

Chatbots in humanitarian settings: revolutionary, a fad or something in-between?

Mobile messaging apps are the fastest-growing digital communications phenomenon to date. Today, more than 2.5 billion people around the world use messaging apps, a figure that is expected to rise to 3.6 billion by 2018 – that’s almost half of the world’s population. The world is concurrently seeing unprecedented numbers of people forcibly displaced from their homes, people who are often separated from the families and communities they once had close to them.

Social media giants to be forced to reveal scale of cyber bullying on their sites: Companies will be told to publish how many complaints they receive over abuse and what they take down

Social media giants to be forced to reveal scale of cyber bullying on their sites: Companies will be told to publish how many complaints they receive over abuse and what they take down

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the Wild West of the internet.

How to find out what Facebook knows about you

How to find out what Facebook knows about you

With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook can keep tabs on nearly a third of the world's population. Whether you visit the social network daily (as 1.32 billion people do) or only log on to RSVP to events, you should be aware of how much of your personal data you're giving to the site, and the company behind it.

The U.S. will start collecting social and search data on every immigrant soon

The U.S. will start collecting social and search data on every immigrant soon

If you're an immigrant in the United States, the government wants to know what you do online.  Starting on Oct. 18, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to collect social and internet search data on U.S. immigrants, including naturalized citizens and those with a green card. 

Use of WhatsApp violating data privacy laws without the consent of every address book contact?

Use of WhatsApp violating data privacy laws without the consent of every address book contact?

The use of WhatsApp without the declaration of consent from every person in the user’s address book directory is deemed to be inadmissible in a recent decision by the family law department of a German lower federal court (AG Bad Hersfeld, 15.05.2017 – F 120/17 EASO).