Ars Technica: Senator proposes mandatory labeling for products with mics, cameras

Ars Technica: Senator proposes mandatory labeling for products with mics, cameras. “Much in the same way that food labels are now required to disclose the potential presence of allergens such as peanuts, one Senator is proposing a law that would require tech companies to include a label on products disclosing the presence of recording devices.”

Engadget: US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list

Engadget: US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list. “A total of 28 Chinese organizations have been added to the US government’s ‘entity list,’ including eight tech corporations that specialize in video surveillance, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The administration has effectively prohibited them from working with and buying from suppliers in the US over human rights concerns. “

Ubergizmo: Hackers Modify Chrome And Firefox To Track Secure Web Traffic

Ubergizmo: Hackers Modify Chrome And Firefox To Track Secure Web Traffic. “There is a reason why companies like Google are trying to push for more websites to use HTTPS is because it helps to secure your web traffic. It helps to prevent attackers from interfering with the data transferred between the website and your browser. Unfortunately, a report from Kaspersky has revealed that Russian hackers might have found a way to track secure web traffic.”

CyLab: This new tool for developers can help preserve app users’ privacy

CyLab: This new tool for developers can help preserve app users’ privacy . “When writing the code for an app using Coconut, the plugin’s heuristics automatically detect when a request for user data is made, triggering a popup reminder to the developer to write an annotation explaining the reasons behind their request. Rather than requiring them to write one from scratch, developers have the option of choosing one from a list of pre-written annotations explaining the reason behind the request, such as, ‘Data collection for advertising,’ ‘Location-based game,’ or ‘Maps and navigation,’ among others.”