Category: Privacy protection

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 […]

Mobile security, Privacy protection

Google also abused its Apple developer certificate to collect iOS user data

January 31, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

It turns out that Google, like Facebook, abused its Apple Enterprise Developer Certificate to distribute a data collection app to iOS users, in direct contravention of Apple’s rules for the distribution program. Google Apple developer certificate Unlike Facebook, though, the […]

Privacy protection

Mozilla Firefox 65 Ups the Ante on Privacy with Anti-Tracking Efforts

January 30, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Mozilla has unveiled new anti-tracking policies and redesigned privacy controls in tandem with the release of Firefox 65 on Tuesday. The company announced a new set of redesigned controls for the Content Blocking section, where users can choose their desired […]

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 […]