Evernote’s Statements on Privacy
There could be a lot of reasons they want your data. Not all of them are harmful. However, it remains they still wanted it. Perhaps they wanted it for a more pleasant experience like they claim. Maybe they will be releasing new features. In the above piece they do mention their “Three Laws of Data Protection” which is:
You can read more on Evernote’s Three Laws of Data Protection page as it goes into more detail on what those three laws mean. You can also view their Transparency Report for 2015 for information on how they have handled information in the past.
Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill (left) and Evernote Co-founder and Executive Chairman Phil Libin. Source: Evernote’s Blog
Things to realize:
- If you opt in, your data will be accessible to employees but not under your name. IE it will be anonymous.
- If you opt in, you will have a more personal experience with Evernote, which means they may have new features planned.
- Their software or AI as some are calling it will mask any personal information from employees before they have a chance to see it.
- Also, companies are slowly but surely inching their way to a zero privacy ecosystem in technology.
Companies are becoming more and more transparent with our data. There are many pressures to do this as there is a lot of profit from marketing research and development. There is also a lot of money with selling your data, and many companies do with your permission. Be aware of your privacy rights. Watch out for your privacy, even if you have nothing to hide.
If you don’t think your privacy matters because you have nothing to hide, realize that isn’t the point. It isn’t about whether you are hiding something. It’s about monitoring for money, censorship, job opportunities, etc.
The Future of Privacy
Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say. — Edward Snowden’s “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, May 21, 2015
I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded. — “Edward Snowden: ‘The US government will say I aided our enemies,’” July 8, 2013
A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be. — “Snowden Sends Christmas Message To USA,” Dec. 25, 2013
The tide has turned, and we can finally see a future where we can enjoy security without sacrificing our privacy. Our rights cannot be limited by a secret organization … Even the defenders of mass surveillance, those who may not be persuaded that our surveillance technologies have dangerously outpaced democratic controls, now agree that in democracies, surveillance of the public must be debated by the public. — “An Open Letter to the People of Brazil,” Dec. 17, 2013
The future of having no privacy is already upon us with rule 41 being passed, allowing the FBI legal authority to hack into computer systems en masse.
Historical DynDns DDos Attack Affects Paypal, Twitter, Reddit and More
Yesterdays DynDns DDos Attack was an unprecedented DDoS attack which affected a large portion of the internet, especially on the east coast. Some of the websites that were taken offline as a result of the attack were Paypal, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Github, Etsy and there were plenty more affected. DynDNS started to notice the attack at 4:10 PM PST. There was a total of 3 large attacks. The first attack targeting data centers in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. On 10/23/2016 at roughly 12 pm, there was a second assault. The third hit at 2 AM PST on Saturday morning, the East Coast, Texas and California were affected by the attacks. Over 20 data centers were taken down. Reports say it was due to successful TCP SYN DDoS floods targeted at Dyn’s port 53.
Yesterday was a historical day for the technology industry as well as the internet community as a whole. The DynDns DDoS Attack Affected Paypal, Twitter, Reddit and more.
The technology sector and security researchers will have a hard time securing systems to these types of attacks. This historical DynDNS DDoS attack marks of the advances in the hacker community for DDoS attack tools. The power, capability of attacks and hardware available for infection just keeps growing. The tools used keep getting more sophisticated, and more easily accessible such as Mirai.
Mirai source code leaked
The primary tool used to attack Dyn DNS servers is a program called Mirai. Mirai is a program that is relatively easy to use, even for beginners. So much so that even complete beginners to the hacking scene can pick it up quickly. The source code was recently leaked for all to find and use. It infected insecure routers first, then everything on their networks they could infect. This includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Cable Boxes
- Webcams and security DDTV cameras.
IoT devices or the Internet of Things were one of the primary targets of Mirai used in the DDoS attack on Dyn DNS. IoT devices are devices which are connected to the network. For example. speakers, DVRs, webcams, smart TVs and more. Anything that is connected to your network really, and what people don’t realize is, they are susceptible to attack.
Dyn DNS Mitigated the DDoS attack, and things are back to normal…for now
Dyn DNS is back to normal for now according to their site. Everything can be taken down of course with the right tools and power. The tech industry will continue to try to find more elaborate ways to stop DDoS attacks and other malicious threats. Hackers will always be right there with them. Their methods will become more elaborate as the tech industries methods do. The tech industry is shaken, as is the whole internet community. Conspiracies of it being an inside job have surfaced, as well as it being done by internet hacktivist collective Anonymous in support of Wikileaks being shut down.
Whatever started this attack, it is apparent that it was one of many battles to come in the War of the Internet.
If you are here that means you want to remove a dox. Someone found some information on you and used it against you, or you just want to have privacy. You want your information erased. This simple guide will show you some easy ways to remove a dox, and it will also show you footprint removal to prevent a dox in the first place. This guide is meant to serve as a resource as we have many places you can use to find and delete data on yourself or others.
Searching for Footprints
The first thing you must do to remove footprints is to find them. You can find information on yourself by name, email, username or phone number.
Here is a list of sites you can use:
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After you have found your target, your footprints, you can now move onto the removal phase.
Footprint Removal: Remove a Dox
Whatever information you find, you will need to log in to it and delete as much information as possible if not the entire account. Do you have a Facebook account you forgot about with your real name and family names attached? Find it, and delete it. Forums, blogs, social media etc can all be dangerous, but it can also be altered in most cases. The real problem arises when you don’t have access to the site you want to delete information from.
Pastebin is a popular place to post doxes, and they are easy to remove just by reporting them here: pastebin.com/contact
Any other sites just contact the owner and see if they will remove the information for you. In most cases they will. Especially if you say the information can be used to harm you, who wants their members harmed? No one, no one I know at least.
Footprint Removal: False Foot Prints
Now, you will want to bury what you couldn’t delete and make a really hard to follow trail of false information. Better to make it somewhat believable: A few days off from your birthday, a city away from your actual house etc. You can use whitepages.com to make false footprints, just find and edit your information with fake info.
Removing Cached Content
Now you want to get rid of the cache from what you already got rid of. You can do so with the links below.
Anonymous attacks Israel by launching Operation Israel today (#OPisrael) and issuing illegal take downs of Israeli websites. They announced the attack on March 5, 2015 on a Youtube video. Anonymous is a group without borders, a group without leaders and we suspect the attack is mainly from Anonymous members in Arab countries, as well as some European countries who support Palestine. Anonymous says the are going to enact an Electronic Holocaust against Israeli websites, including Government websites, banking websites and more. They claim the attacks are due to the ‘Zionist Nations’ inability to find a peaceful resolution in the middle east, they mention the attacks Israel has done in Gaza with more than 1000 people killed in the past year as a major motivator for the attack. Anonymous also gained access to over 6000 routers in Israel, and has leaked the login credentials online.
Anonymous attacks Israel once a year at least, planned on the 7th of April. Anonymous attacks Israel on this day every year according to the video. So far, it seems they have gained access to Israeli politicians as well as citizens bank accounts, router credentials and social media logins.
Confirmed: Anonymous Attacks Israel, Sites Taken Down in #OPIsrael
http://www.ladpc.gov.il/ : Local Authorities Data Processing Center Ltd
http://www.kranoth.gov.il/ : site of the fourth largest bank in Israel
http://www.edu-negev.gov.il/ : Elisha Babayof-Ministry of Education – Israel
http://www.court.gov.il/ : Israeli Supreme Court
http://edu.gov.il/ : david elezra-Ministry of Education – Israel
http://www.cms.education.gov.il/ : Ministry of Education
http://www.knesset.gov.il/ : Israeli Knesset
http://www.defence.gov.il/ : Main site of the israeli’s ministry of defence
http://www.hosting.co.il/ : Israeli Hosting & Domains
http://www.aa.gov.il/ : The Israeli Antitrust Authority
http://www.idf.gov.il/ : Israel Defense Forces
http://www.dover.idf.il/: Another Israel Defense Forces
http://www.antitrust.gov.il : The Israeli Antitrust Authority
http://www.dev.cbs.gov.il/ : Israeli Shifra Har
http://www.immigration.gov.il/ Israeli Immigration
http://www.index.gov.il/ : Ministry of Israeli Immigration
http://www.emus.gov.il/ : Israeli finance
http://www.ifts.gov.il/ : Israeli Integrated Foreign Trade System
http://www.ecom1.gov.il/ : Another site for israeli ministry of Finance
http://www.iiop.gov.il/ : Israel Institute of Productivity
http://www.ejobs.gov.il/: Israeli government employment
http://www.int.gov.il/ : State of Israel-Mail
http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/ : Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.itpolicy.gov.il/ : Israel Information Technology
http://www.mfah.gov.il/ : Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Hebrew.
http://www.mofa.gov.il/ : Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.ocs.moital.gov.il/ : Ministry of Industry and Trade
http://www.msh.gov.il/ : Israil Civil service reform
http://www.telaviv.police.gov.il/ : Tel Aviv police
http://www.pwd.gov.il/ : Israil Public Works Department
http://www.sep.gov.il/ : Israel Economic and Tourism
http://www.spring.gov.il/ : Haifa licensing and supervision of a firearm
http://www.tayman-child.gov.il/ : Yemen Cultural Forum
http://www.dev.cbs.gov.il/ : Israel Shifra Har
http://www.eqred.gov.il/ : Israel Earthquake Center
http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/ : Another Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs site
http://www.tipa.gov.il/ : Israel Water Preservation
http://www.kids.gov.il/ : Israeli government for children safe surfing content
http://www.tofes.gov.il/ : Another Israeli Ministry of Finance site
http://www.pm.gov.il/ : Office of The Prime Minister