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Mobile, Privacy protection

Most Americans feel powerless to prevent data collection, online tracking

November 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Most U.S. adults say that the potential risks they face because of data collection by companies (81%) and the government (66%) outweigh the benefits, but most (>80%) feel that they have little or no control over how these entities use […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Code Execution Via Malicious MP4 File

November 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

A security vulnerability in WhatsApp that was made public last week could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely on affected devices. Tracked as CVE-2019-11931, the issue is a stack-based buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

November 18, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Can border agents legally copy all the data on your phone and laptop when you return home from a business trip? In the past, the answer was, generally yes. In the future, the answer may be, generally, no. “The number […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

California’s Domino Effect on U.S. Privacy Regulation

November 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

LAS VEGAS – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect in January 2020, will implement strict requirements for companies to create more transparency about how user data is being used and disseminated. Microsoft’s acknowledgment this week that […]


Mobile security, Wireless security

Canada Spy Agencies Split Over Proposed Huawei 5G Ban: Media

November 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) were tasked with conducting a cybersecurity review to evaluate the risks as well as the economic costs to Canadian telecoms and consumers of blacklisting the equipment supplier. The […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Facebook App for iOS Caught Accessing Camera in Background

November 13, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

iPhone users reported that Facebook was opening the primary camera when the app was in use, leading to speculation that this function was being used to spy on people. Facebook was quick to say it was nothing more than a […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

Microsoft to Apply California’s Privacy Law to All U.S. Users

November 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is extending a California law aimed at protecting users privacy to all of its users in the United States, an unexpected move supporting tougher requirements to disclose exactly how the company uses the consumer data it collects. The California […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Understanding the Ripple Effect: Large Enterprise Data Breaches Threaten Everyone

November 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Big businesses are constantly under attack, and that affects everyone from customers and business partners to parties with national security interests. When successful, the initial compromise is only a means to an end — the real goal is to mount […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Democrats demand FCC act over leak of phone location data

November 11, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee strongly criticized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday, accusing it of failing to enforce privacy laws and demanding action over a leak of consumer data. In a letter to […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Apple details new Safari, Location Services, Sign in with Apple privacy features

November 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Apple has updated its privacy pages on Wednesday and shared three new white papers and tech briefs on how Safari, Location Services, and Sign in with Apple protect user privacy. The changes Apple does not provide access to its products’ […]