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Category: Privacy protection


Mobile, Privacy protection

New privacy-preserving SSO algorithm hides user info from third parties

June 30, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Over the last few decades, as the information era has matured, it has shaped the world of cryptography and made it a varied landscape. Amongst the myriad of encoding methods and cryptosystems currently available for ensuring secure data transfers and […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Data Privacy, Other Measures Qualify for California Ballot

June 26, 2020

Via: Security Week

They are among 11 measures Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified on Thursday for the Nov. 3 ballot. Others include two constitutional amendments approved by the Legislature, which would overturn the state’s ban on affirmative action and restore the voting […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

French Court Upholds $56 Million Google GDPR Fine

June 22, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

France’s top court has upheld a €50 million ($56 million) fine against Google for violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation with its advertising personalization model that lacked adequate user consent measures, according to CNIL, France’s regulatory authority. The fine […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Half of shoppers don’t want to share their data

June 19, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Retailers are struggling to offer more personalised shopping experiences due to widespread unwillingness from consumers to share their data. New research has found that 50% of UK consumers are still reluctant to share their personal data with retailers, despite many […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

U.S. Officials ‘Alarmed’ by Zoom Cooperation With China

June 15, 2020

Via: Security Week

Last week, Zoom confirmed that, at the request of the Chinese government to block four June 4 meetings that were illegal in the country, it closed the accounts of three individuals located outside China, namely Lee Cheuk-yan, Wang Dan, and […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Google is indexing the phone numbers of WhatsApp users raising privacy concerns

June 8, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Google is indexing the phone numbers of WhatsApp users that could be abused by threat actors for malicious activities. Even if Google Search only revealed the phone numbers and not the identities of associated users, ill-intentioned attackers could be able […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Facebook’s new privacy tool helps delete old social media posts easily

June 3, 2020

Via: TechRadar

We share a lot of stuff on social media sites like Facebook and often this content does not age well. This leaves us in a fix and trying to find ways to delete these unwanted social media posts. Well, Facebook […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

Big GDPR Fines in UK and Ireland: What’s the Holdup?

June 1, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation was meant to finally bring in line organizations that didn’t treat Europeans’ personal data with respect. But two years after the regulation went into full effect, why have both the U.K. and Ireland each […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Samsung’s new security chip is a standalone turnkey security solution

May 26, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Samsung Electronics introduced a standalone turnkey security solution comprised of a Secure Element (SE) chip (S3FV9RR) and enhanced security software that offers protection for tasks such as booting, isolated storage, mobile payment and other applications. The latest security chip is […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

Facebook Fined $9 Million in Canada Over ‘False’ Privacy Claims

May 21, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

After incurring billions of dollars in fines from international regulators over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook faces yet another penalty – albeit a much smaller one – over ‘false’ data privacy claims. Canada’s Competition Bureau says Facebook mishandled user information […]