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Stop saying: "We take your privacy and security seriously"

In my years when cyber security is at issue, there is one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. "We take your privacy and security seriously." Perhaps you have heard the sentence here and there. It is… Continue Reading →

The US Government Accountability Office publishes a report calling on Congress to consider developing comprehensive legislation on privacy protection on the Internet.

An independent report written by a US government audit agency recommended that Congress develop legislation on Internet data privacy to improve consumer protection, similar to the EU's general regulation. on Data Protection (GDPR). The 56-page report was written by the… Continue Reading →

Privacy and security risks with genetic tests such as 23andMe, Ancestry

The data that you have shared with a startup for genetic tests such as 23 and Me are private – for the time being. But maintaining that privacy, which is based on keeping your data anonymous and secure, is becoming… Continue Reading →

Amazon buys Eero: what does that mean for privacy?

In case you had not seen it yet, Amazon is buying router Eero. And in case you had not heard it, people are pretty angry. Overloaded with a swarm of angry tweets and messages on social media, many have taken… Continue Reading →

A panel of Indian parliamentarians will convene Twitter's CEO on February 25 to discuss data privacy and the misuse of social media before national elections

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary committee on information technology convened the head of the microblogging site Twitter on February 25, said Monday the chairman of the commission, Anurag Thakur. Committee members took a serious note about Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who… Continue Reading →

Personal data collected on a large scale and exploited via micro-targeting threatens people's autonomy, a point that is lacking in most traditional privacy discussions

Breaking News Emails Receive last minute alerts and special reports. News and stories that matter, delivered in the morning on weekdays. SUBSCRIBE February 4, 2019, 19:49 GMT By Jacob Ward Facebook and other companies can very well protect your privacy,… Continue Reading →

Privacy is a commons

"The commons are the cultural and natural resources that are accessible to all members of a society," argue Wikipedia, "common, not in private possession." We are living in an era of supervisory capitalism in a symbiotic relationship with advertising technology,… Continue Reading →

IDG Donor Network: How Data Governance Can Support Privacy Compliance

Agile innovations in data management GDPR. CCAC. And after? The regulation of data privacy is just starting to take shape. By the end of 2018, we had passed the GDPR deadline more than six months later and barely a year… Continue Reading →

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.4, Fixing Groupface's Privacy Bugs

Update: Added Apple's statement about the release. The terrible bug of Group FaceTime that allowed a caller to hear his addressee before he got off the hook was solved. When the exploit was released for the first time on the… Continue Reading →

Cisco wants privacy to be a basic human right

The pioneering inter-network company, Cisco, is now calling for new legislation to protect people around the world from the perverse effects of the technology it has helped to popularize. To protect people whose data is monetized and solve the problem… Continue Reading →

IOS Apple's 12.2 beta incorporates a new rocker access to motion and orientation in the privacy settings, disabled by default, which limits access to the gyroscope and the camera. accelerometer in Safari.

Last month, Apple released iOS 12.2 in beta with several new features, including the Apple News app in Canada, a redesigned TV remote control in the Control Center, support for the addition of HomeKit compatible TVs in the home application,… Continue Reading →

Citing flaws in privacy and data security, the EU is ordering the recall of Safe-KID-One, a children's smartwatch manufactured by German company ENOX, the first such reminder in the EU

Image: European Commission For the first time, EU authorities have announced their intention to recall a product from the European market due to a data privacy issue. The product is Safe-KID-One, a children's smartwatch produced by the German electronics supplier… Continue Reading →

Facebook warned of privacy risks of merging message platforms

Facebook's leading data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an "urgent briefing" regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of the three social messaging platforms. In a statement posted on its website at the end of last… Continue Reading →

DNA test company FamilyTreeDNA collaborates with the FBI and allows agents to search for its 1M + DNA profiles, raising users' concerns about data privacy.

Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home testing kits allow people to trace their ancestors and reunite with their parents, collaborate with the FBI and allow agents to view its vast base of genealogy… Continue Reading →

Apple's management of the terrible FaceTime spy virus shows that privacy is a right when it's good

In the space of about an hour last night, things went wrong for Apple. What started with the report of a seemingly incredible bug has ended with the disabling of one of the high-end features of iOS 12 as a… Continue Reading →

Nhats Cardozo and Facebook hire Robyn Green, Advisor of the Open Technology Institute, both as Privacy Policy Managers

In order to strengthen its credibility with the public following a very difficult year, Facebook is recruiting a former fierce critic. Next month, Nate Cardozo, longtime advocate of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), will join WhatsApp, the Facebook encrypted chat… Continue Reading →

A GDPR complaint against Google and the IAB by privacy advocates claims that ad category listings allow for the mass distribution of intimate personal data

Male powerlessness, drug addiction, right-wing politics, left-wing politics, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, mental health. These are just a few of the ad tags that Google's adtech infrastructure regularly links to people who monitor and track their online activities to target… Continue Reading →

IDG contributor network: The importance of preserving user privacy, with a cautious approach to targeted advertising

Privacy is a major concern, as the headlines of large data leaks and questionable corporate data practices persist in headlines. As such, targeted advertising is the subject of ongoing debates on the privacy scene, while revelations about the harmful consequences… Continue Reading →

Profile of David Carroll, whose two-year struggle to recover his data from Cambridge Analytica has shed light on broad questions about data privacy.

It's eight o'clock on a Wednesday morning in January and David Carroll's apartment in Brooklyn, a sunny beauty with wooden beams reconverted in an old sandpaper factory, buzzes. Her 10-year-old daughter, dressed in polka-dot pants, walks past the front door… Continue Reading →

Privacy: we can not just assume that Facebook will do its best ZEIT ONLINE

inhales Seite 1 – We can not just assume that Facebook will do its best Seite 2 – Regulation must be verified Teaching Auf einer Seite Lesen Sie diesen Text auf Deutsch. In an opinion piece published on ZEIT ONLINE,… Continue Reading →

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