Category: Privacy protection

Access control, Privacy protection

3 Ways to Keep Your Data Private When You’re in Public

July 21, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Public Wi-Fi has made it easier than ever to be productive no matter where you are – at the airport, in a coffee shop and, in some communities, even just sitting on a park bench. But that productivity can come […]

Privacy protection

The 5 worst big data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

July 17, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Big data, as its proponents have been saying for nearly a decade now, can bring big benefits: advertisements focused on what you actually want to buy, smart cars that can help you avoid collisions or call for an ambulance if […]

Privacy protection

Telcos Singled Out for Prioritizing Government Requests for Data Over Privacy

July 11, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Telecommunications giants don’t seem to have any interest in shaking their legacy of complicity with government requests for user data. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s latest Who Has Your Back report singles out AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Comcast as its lowest performers, saying […]

Data loss, Privacy protection

Google strips private medical data from searches

June 26, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Google has quietly amended its search engine indexing to exclude past and present personal medical data for the first time. It’s a deceptively straightforward change the company describes in its data removal policy homepage as relating to “confidential, personal medical […]

Privacy protection

Apple’s Safari is going to use AI to track who’s tracking you

June 9, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Suddenly, web browsers have become interesting again for the growing minority of users who worry about privacy. Apple used its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week to announce a couple of new features for Safari running on macOS High Sierra, […]

Privacy protection

Goodbye Privacy? The US Has Recently Passed a Bill That Has Everyone Worried

May 26, 2017

Via: Panda Security

The US Congress  decided to repeal an Internet privacy regulation passed under the Obama administration. For many, this is unsettling news. Trump has already initialed the controversial repeal, which allows Internet providers to store and sell users’ browsing histories. The previous regulation, […]

Privacy protection

The privacy threat of IoT device traffic rate metadata

May 23, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Even though many IoT devices for smart homes encrypt their traffic, a passive network observer – e.g. an ISP, or a neighborhood WiFi eavesdropper – can infer consumer behavior and sensitive details about users from IoT device-associated traffic rate metadata. […]

Privacy protection

Best VPN for business: Our 5 top choices

May 17, 2017

Via: TechRadar

A good VPN service is a crucial consideration for any modern business which has a flexible and mobile workforce, in terms of maintaining high levels of privacy and security. When it comes to precious business data, there’s clearly a vital […]

Privacy protection

Privacy awareness checklist for GDPR readiness

May 15, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

A little more than a year out from its effective date of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is undoubtedly on the minds of many of privacy professionals whose organizations handle the data of EU citizens. In […]

Privacy protection

The Hidden Privacy Issues With Windows 10: The Injection of Ads and How to Improve Your Online Privacy

May 11, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is rapidly replacing older operating systems in both personal and professional environments. As with any OS, however, there are several key things you need to know upfront. The addition of unique advertising IDs that inject Microsoft ads […]