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Category: Privacy protection


Privacy protection, Security

Deep fakes – a threat to truth online?

June 27, 2022

Via: Panda Security

Every now and then, a new face swap app appears that takes the internet by storm. For a couple of days, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are taken over by selfies that have been digitally altered to show us as older, […]


Privacy protection, Security

Exclusive: Privacy experts warn the end of cookie consent pop-ups will come at a cost

June 24, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Multiple data privacy advocates have criticised plans in the UK to replace cookie consent pop-ups with an “opt-out model”, which they believe will do more damage than good. In an email exchange with TechRadar Pro, Jon Callas of the Electronic […]


Privacy protection, Security

How to navigate GDPR complexity

May 25, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

There’s been a lot of turbulence in the data privacy regulation space in the past couple of years. Post Brexit, there was a risk for the UK to be digitally isolated from the EU. For the moment, the General Data […]


Privacy protection, Security

New Connecticut Privacy Law Makes Path to Compliance More Complex

May 24, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Connecticut became the fifth state to pass a consumer data privacy law with the signing of SB 6, titled “An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring.” The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2023, is similar to […]


Privacy protection, Security

Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI Fined $9.4 Million by UK Regulator

May 23, 2022

Via: Security Week

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined facial recognition database firm Clearview AI more than £7.5 million (around $9.4 million) for breaching the UK GDPR. The ICO has also ordered Clearview to stop scraping and using the personal data […]


Privacy protection, Security

Android and Chrome Users Can Soon Generate Virtual Credit Cards to Protect Real Ones

May 12, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Google on Wednesday took to its annual developer conference to announce a host of privacy and security updates, including support for virtual credit cards on Android and Chrome. “When you use autofill to enter your payment details at checkout, virtual […]


Privacy protection, Security

One of China’s biggest social networks is revealing user locations to head off ‘bad behaviour’

April 29, 2022

Via: TechRadar

China’s Great Firewall has created a unique version of the internet that is under constant surveillance and censorship, but a change coming to Weibo takes things to the next level. Reuters reports that Weibo will begin showing the rough locations […]


Privacy protection, Security

Companies poorly prepared to meet CCPA, CPRA and GDPR compliance requirements

April 29, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

CYTRIO released findings from additional independent research it conducted during Q1 2022 on the state of companies’ readiness to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation […]


Privacy protection, Security

Twitter’s New Owner Elon Musk Wants DMs to be End-to-End Encrypted like Signal

April 28, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and Twitter’s new owner, on Thursday called on adding support for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to the platform’s direct messages (DM) feature. “Twitter DMs should have end to end encryption like Signal, so no […]


Privacy protection, Security

It’s legal to scrape public data—US appeals court

April 21, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Web scraping—the automated extraction of data from websites—has been around for a long time. Simultaneously cursed and praised, with nobody being able to quite land the decisive blow about whether it should be allowed, one way or another. This may […]