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Category: Privacy protection


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

The surveillance economy has set its sights on smartphone sensors

April 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The most successful companies of our time are those who’ve mastered user data – collecting it, analyzing it and profiting from it – typically at the expense of user privacy. The Internet of things (IoT) has given tech companies, advertisers, […]


Privacy protection

Washington D.C. takes a leaf from GDPR book, introduces new data privacy bill

March 27, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The US capital region is on track to implement new regulations akin to the EU’s GDPR, the local government of Washington D.C. said in a press release. The law seeks to expand protections for residents’ personal data and includes new […]


Privacy protection

Consumers increasingly leery of companies capitalizing on their private data

March 25, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Internet users are increasingly distrustful when it comes to big companies collecting and selling their private data to advertisers and others. At the same time, nearly half of customers feel disarmed, or powerless, with regards to these practices. Consumers have […]


Network security, Privacy protection

Watchdog: FEMA Wrongly Released Personal Data of Victims

March 25, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. The Homeland Security […]


Mobile security, Privacy protection

Android Q will come with improved privacy protections

March 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Android Q, the newest iteration of Google’s popular mobile OS, is scheduled to be made available to end users at the end of August. While we still don’t know what its official release name will be, the first preview build […]


Privacy protection

Seeking Mature Data Privacy and Security Compliance

March 14, 2019

Via: Aberdeen

Life used to be so simple, according to Aberdeen research. Rather, regarding enterprise data privacy and compliance, things used to be simpler. It used to be that you’d deny access by default and allow access by selective exception. Now, the […]


Privacy protection

RSA Conference 2019: NIST’s Privacy Framework Starts to Take Shape

March 7, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Data privacy has been thrust into the limelight with the passage of the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe last year and a string of high-profile consumer privacy snafus. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has plans to help […]


Mobile security, Privacy protection

Update your iOS devices now against the FaceTime eavesdropping bug

February 8, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Last week a bug became such big news that it broke out of the technology press, and into the mainstream media – generating headlines around the globe. The reason? A bizarre bug had been discovered in the way iPhones and […]


Application security, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Congress Wants Written Answers from Apple on FaceTime Privacy Glitch

February 7, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Apple is not getting off so easily with the FaceTime privacy violation incident. Two members of the US Congress are “deeply troubled” that the company didn’t immediately address the software glitch end demand further explanations for an issue they think […]


Privacy protection, Vulnerabilities

IoT Scale Flaws Enable Denial of Service, Privacy Issues

February 6, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Flaws in this connected smart scale might give the diet-challenged a legitimate reason to be nervous. Here is an internet of things flaw that can tip the scales to a hacker’s advantage. Researchers have discovered a bevy of flaws in […]