Category: Privacy protection

Privacy protection

France watchdog fines Google with $57 million under the EU GDPR

January 22, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The French data protection watchdog CNIL announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google under GDPR. “On 21 January 2019, the CNIL’s restricted committee imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against the […]

Privacy protection

GDPR Suit Filed Against Amazon, Apple

January 21, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

An Austrian non-profit, led by privacy activist and attorney Max Schrems, has filed suit against 8 tech giants for non-compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. An Austrian non-profit organization, noyb, has filed suit under GDPR against eight firms […]

Email security, Hacker, Privacy protection

773 million records exposed in massive data breach

January 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Someone has compiled a massive collection of email addresses and plain text passwords, apparently from 2000+ hacked databases, and has made the trove freely available for download via the MEGA cloud storage service. The set – dubbed Collection #1 – […]

Privacy protection

7 Privacy Mistakes That Keep Security Pros on Their Toes

January 16, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Privacy and security are often thought of as one and the same. While they are related, privacy has become its own discipline, which means security pros need to become more familiar with the subtle types of mistakes that can lead […]

Privacy protection

Weather Channel App in a Deluge of Legal Trouble for Data Misuse

January 7, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that the popular Weather Channel App misled its users about how it would use the personal – and extremely precise – location data that it collects. IBM subsidiary The Weather Channel (TWC) markets its free […]

Privacy protection

Facebook tracks non-users via Android Apps

December 31, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

New thunderclouds on Facebook, the social network giant is accused of tracking non-users via Android apps. According to a report presented by Privacy International yesterday at 35C3 hacking conference held in Germany, the list of Android apps that send tracking […]

Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Android Pie introduces important security and privacy enhancements

December 27, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Google experts worked on OS hardening and the implementation of anti-exploitation mechanisms with a great attention to the user privacy. The tech giant updated the File-Based Encryption implementing the support for external storage media, it also included the metadata encryption […]

Privacy protection

Alexa May Be Recording More Than You Realize

December 24, 2018

Via: Security Week

Executives may need to reconsider whether Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant is listening to more than just their commands. Or perhaps the telephone conference attendee who pauses to gather details from Alexa is giving the device more than just his or […]

Privacy protection

GDPR: EU Sees More Data Breach Reports, Privacy Complaints

December 20, 2018

Via: DataBreach Today

Privacy watchdogs in Europe say they are continuing to see an increase in data breach reports as well as privacy complaints. That should be no surprise, because the EU on May 25 began enforcing its General Data Protection Regulation. Among […]

Privacy protection

Facebook Fined $11.3M for Privacy Violations

December 12, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Italy’s regulator found the social giant guilty of misleading consumers as to what it does with their data. Facebook faces its second privacy-related fine in Europe, with the most recent action taken by the Italian Competition Authority. On Friday, Facebook […]