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Amazon Says Email to Employees Banning TikTok Was a Mistake

Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake.“This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” Amazon emailed reporters just before 5 p.m. Eastern time. “There is
Publish At:2020-07-13 09:33 | Read:90 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

UK, Australia Investigate Clearview Facial Recognition Firm

Privacy watchdogs in Britain and Australia have opened a joint investigation into facial recognition company Clearview AI over its use of personal data “scraped” off social media platforms and other websites.Thursday’s announcement by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner adds to the global reg
Publish At:2020-07-10 12:04 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

Google Updates Policies to Reject Ads for Spyware

Google this week announced that, starting next month, an update to its policy will effectively result in the rejection of ads for surveillance technology.The updated Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy, which will “prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another
Publish At:2020-07-10 12:03 | Read:169 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

Huawei Urges UK Not to Rush Into 5G Decision

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei urged Britain on Wednesday not to rush into taking any costly decision to phase out its equipment from the UK's 5G network because of US sanctions.The plea followed reports of Prime Minister Boris Johnson receiving a damning security agency reassessment about the long-term safety of Huawei.The British review was triggered by new
Publish At:2020-07-08 15:35 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Compli

Future-Proofing Data With a Data Encryption Plan

Data volume storage needs are growing exponentially across hybrid multicloud environments. Meanwhile, companies are being faced with a greater number of regulations to follow, as well as increased exposure to data ransomware, theft and misuse. Many regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation, highlight encryption as an example of appropriate
Publish At:2020-07-08 10:58 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Data Protection data encryption Compliance Da

Federal Judge Upholds Maine's Strict Internet Privacy Law

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by internet service providers and upheld Maine’s “opt-in” web privacy law, one of the strictest in the nation.Judge Lance Walker said four industry associations that sued failed to demonstrate that the law violates the First Amendment. He also rejected the contention that the law conflicts with existing federal
Publish At:2020-07-08 09:52 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

China Urges 'Fair' Treatment After France Restricts Huawei

China urged France Monday to guarantee a "fair and just" environment for its companies after Paris decided to restrict licenses for telecom operators using 5G technology from Huawei.The United States and Australia have banned Huawei from their 5G networks and the Financial Times reported Monday that Britain could decide this month to phase out the company's
Publish At:2020-07-07 06:51 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Se

Zoom Got Big Fast. Then Videobombers Made It Rework Security

Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight.And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, it also gained a reputa
Publish At:2020-07-02 03:19 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

A Checklist for Preparing for Your Organization’s Next PCI Audit

Organizations cannot afford to neglect their PCI compliance obligations. According to its website, PCI could punish offending organizations with a monetary penalty ranging in value from $5,000 to $100,000 per month. These fines could spell the end for a small business.Acknowledging those consequences, organizations need to make sure they’re PCI compliant. Mo
Publish At:2020-07-02 00:24 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:PCI compliance pci audit

Chinese Companies Huawei and ZTE Declared National Security Threats by FCC

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday designated Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE as national security threats.In response to the announcement, China asked the U.S. to stop “oppressing Chinese companies,” accusing Washington of “abusing state power” and claiming that there was no evidence of wrongdoing.The FCC said th
Publish At:2020-07-01 15:43 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &

China: US 'Oppressing Chinese Companies' in New Huawei Move

China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats.The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S.
Publish At:2020-07-01 15:43 | Read:79 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Re

File Integrity Monitoring: Detecting suspicious file activity inside a container

In this blog, we will explore suspicious file activity inside a container and see how to effectively implement a file integrity monitoring (FIM) workflow. We’ll also cover how Sysdig Secure can help you implement FIM for both containers and Linux hosts. What is file integrity monitoring (FIM)? File integrity monitoring gives you visibility into
Publish At:2020-06-30 13:20 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Falco Sysdig Secure compliance falco Image scanning

TikTok Denies Sharing Indian User Data With Chinese Govt

TikTok denied Tuesday sharing Indian users' data with the Chinese government, after New Delhi banned the wildly popular app in a sharp deterioration of relations with Beijing two weeks after a deadly border clash."TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and have not shared any information of our users in In
Publish At:2020-06-30 12:42 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vir

Data Privacy, Other Measures Qualify for California Ballot

California voters will weigh in this November on whether to expand a landmark data privacy law, alter a decades-old law that limits property taxes on businesses and exempt ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft from a new state labor law.They are among 11 measures Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified on Thursday for the Nov. 3 ballot. Others include two constit
Publish At:2020-06-26 12:12 | Read:147 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Foundational Controls Make the Hard Things Easier to Do

Let’s begin with a short story. Imagine that we have two large organizations in the public sector. These entities are very similar. Both are on the receiving end of cyber threats. Both adhere to multiple compliance standards. And both need to ensure that their IT systems are functioning and working as planned.But they’re not entirely the same. Take Organizat
Publish At:2020-06-26 01:36 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Controls compliance Foundational Controls

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