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Category: Privacy protection


Privacy protection, Security

ChromeOS update lets you control which apps can see your location

March 21, 2024

Via: TechRadar

ChromeOS is slated to receive some new privacy tools in a future update, and chief among them is the ability to control your Chromebook’s location privacy setting. According to a post on the Google Cloud blog, the feature is an […]


Privacy protection, Security

Keeping one step ahead of cyber security threats

March 1, 2024

Via: The Register

Dealing with cyber security incidents is an expensive business. Each data breach costs an estimated $4.35 million on average and it’s not as if the volume of cyber attacks is falling – last year, they rose by 38 percent according […]


Privacy protection, Security

Meta’s pay-or-consent model hides ‘massive illegal data processing ops’: lawsuit

February 29, 2024

Via: The Register

Consumer groups are filing legal complaints in the EU in a coordinated attempt to use data protection law to stop Meta from giving local users a “fake choice” between paying up and consenting to being profiled and tracked via data […]


Privacy protection, Security

Chinese ‘connected’ cars are a national security threat, says Biden

February 29, 2024

Via: The Register

Concerned over the chance that Chinese-made cars could pose a future threat to national security, Biden’s administration is proposing plans to probe potential threats posed by “connected” vehicles made in the Middle Kingdom. In a statement this morning, the US […]


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Bitdefender Cryptomining Protection detects malicious cryptojacking attempts

February 26, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Bitdefender announced Cryptomining Protection, a cryptomining management feature that allows users to both protect against malicious cryptojacking and manage their own legitimate cyptomining initiatives on their Windows PCs. According to a 2023 report, cryptojacking attacks have increased nearly 400% year […]


Privacy protection, Security

Businesses banning or limiting use of GenAI over privacy risks

February 5, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Privacy is much more than a regulatory compliance matter. Findings from a new Cisco study highlight the growing Privacy concerns with GenAI, trust challenges facing organizations over their use of AI, and the attractive returns from privacy investment. “Organizations see […]


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Cyber and Privacy Risks for Real Estate Enterprises

January 31, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Cyber risk is an existential issue for companies of all sizes and in all industries. The integration of technology and automation, and related collection, use, and sharing of information into everyday business practices presents an enormous opportunity for efficiency and […]


Privacy protection, Security

Essential questions for developing effective human rights policies

January 26, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Growing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) expectations and expanding global regulation are propelling organizations to consider implementing a stand-alone human rights policy, according to Gartner. Public focus on human rights Shareholder proposals and media reports continue to put human rights […]


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CISA Director Says Americans Should Be Confident Elections Are Secure

January 23, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Jen Easterly, Director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a January 19th segment that “the American people should have confidence in the election process” in 2024 and beyond, despite concerns over AI […]


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US agencies warn made-in-China drones might help Beijing snoop on the world

January 19, 2024

Via: The Register

Two US government agencies, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), warned on Wednesday that drones made in China could be used to gather information on critical infrastructure. “The People’s Republic of China (PRC) […]


Privacy protection, Security

Drivers: We’ll take that plain dumb car over a flashy data-spilling internet one, thanks

January 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Despite all the buzz around internet-connected smart cars at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, most folks don’t want vehicle manufacturers sharing their personal data with third parties – and even say they’d consider buying an older or dumber car […]


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Data regulator fines HelloFresh £140K for sending 80M+ spams

January 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Food delivery company HelloFresh is nursing a £140,000 ($178k) fine by Britain’s data privacy watchdog after a probe found it had dispatched upwards of a staggering 79 million spam email and one million texts in just seven months. The meal-kit […]


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Uncle Sam tells hospitals: Meet security standards or no federal dollars for you

January 10, 2024

Via: The Register

US hospitals will be required to meet basic cybersecurity standards before receiving federal funding, according to rules the White House is expected to propose in the next few weeks. This comes as hospitals and health clinics nationwide continue to be […]


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U.S. HHS Rolls Out Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategy

January 3, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Healthcare data – the lifeblood of patient care – is under constant threat from cyberattacks. Recognizing this critical vulnerability, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has rolled out a comprehensive concept paper titled Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity Strategy: […]


Privacy protection, Security

Data loss prevention isn’t rocket science, but NASA hasn’t made it work in Microsoft 365

December 21, 2023

Via: The Register

NASA’s Office of Inspector General has run its eye over the aerospace agency’s privacy regime and found plenty to like – but improvements are needed. In an audit [PDF] published Tuesday, the OIG found NASA has a “comprehensive privacy program […]


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Manchester’s finest drowning in paperwork as Freedom of Information requests pile up

December 20, 2023

Via: The Register

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) must clear the backlog of hundreds of Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requests – some years old – or find itself in contempt of court. So says Britain’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which […]


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Preserving privacy through advanced encryption techniques

December 18, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

At its core, encryption involves the use of algorithms, mathematical functions that manipulate data into a seemingly random and indecipherable form. This encoded information, referred to as ciphertext, can only be converted back into its original, meaningful state by those […]


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DSPM deep dive: debunking data security myths

December 5, 2023

Via: The Register

There are plenty of technology acronyms in the alphabet soup of the cybersecurity industry, but DSPM is the latest one leading the charge; its recent buzz has brought scrutiny to various security concepts that have cluttered the meaning behind data […]


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Plex gives fans a privacy complex after sharing viewing habits with friends by default

November 28, 2023

Via: The Register

A Plex “feature” has infuriated some users after sharing with others what they are watching on the streaming service — and it appears this functionality is on by default. At the start of this month Plex rolled out something called […]


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Top 10 tips to protect your privacy and safety during the online shopping season and beyond

November 21, 2023

Via: Naked Security

As the online shopping season ramps up in many parts of the world, these ten top tips will help you maintain your privacy and safety so you can shop with confidence. Use an ad blocker – Advertisements are not only […]