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Twitter Taking Steps to Protect Election-Related Accounts

Twitter announced this week that it’s taking steps to protect high-profile accounts during the upcoming election in the United States.Twitter is reaching out, via an in-app notification, to the owners of accounts associated with government officials, presidential campaigns, political parties, candidates, major news outlets and political journalists.The socia
Publish At:2020-09-18 11:17 | Read:64 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Identity & Access

Building Your Team up to Win the Security Arms Race

In a fast-changing world, stopping to assess your success isn’t really an option anymore. It is increasingly important that security teams are constantly proving their worth and tracking their successes with a view to constantly improving so as to not to get caught behind the times and therefore exposed.How to Make Sure You’ve Got the Momentum You NeedI’d li
Publish At:2020-09-17 01:02 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection compliance File Integrity Mo

TikTok Rejects Microsoft Offer, Oracle Sole Remaining Bidder

American tech giant Microsoft said Sunday its offer to buy TikTok was rejected, leaving Oracle as the sole remaining bidder ahead of the imminent deadline for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations.TikTok is at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing, and President Donald Trump has set Americans a mid-Septe
Publish At:2020-09-14 05:37 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

EU Regulators Wrangle Over Twitter Data Privacy Penalty

European Union privacy regulators are wrangling over the penalty Ireland’s data privacy watchdog was set to issue Twitter for a data breach, pushing back the case’s long awaited conclusion under the bloc’s tough new data privacy rules.The Irish Data Privacy Commission was expected to issue its decision in the Twitter case, which would be its first involving
Publish At:2020-08-20 14:59 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

TikTok Ramps Up Defense Against US Accusations

TikTok has stepped up its defense against US accusations that the popular video app is a national security threat, denouncing what it called "rumors and misinformation" about its links to the Chinese government.The video-snippet sharing service launched an online information hub on Monday after President Donald Trump gave its Chinese parent firm a 90-day dea
Publish At:2020-08-18 12:49 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Man

TikTok and WeChat: Chinese Apps Dogged by Security Fears

The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat.Here are some key facts about the platforms:- What is WeChat? -WeChat, known as "weixin" or micro-message in Chinese, belongs to tech giant Tencent and has grown to become ubiquitous in daily life across
Publish At:2020-08-07 15:41 | Read:366 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

Microsoft to Keep Exploring TikTok Deal After Talks With Trump

Microsoft announced Sunday it would continue talks to acquire the US operations of popular video-sharing app TikTok, after meeting with President Donald Trump who seemingly backed off his earlier threats to ban the Chinese-owned platform."Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J Trump, Microsoft is prepared to conti
Publish At:2020-08-03 07:27 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

Bill Aimed at Ending 'Warrant-Proof' Encryption Introduced in House

Roughly one month after United States senators introduced a “balanced” bill that would require tech companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted user data, a companion bill was introduced in the House of Representatives this week.Referred to as the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, the bill aims to put a stop to criminals using “warrant-p
Publish At:2020-07-31 09:57 | Read:222 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Track

India Bans 47 More Chinese Mobile Apps

India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday.Tensions between the world's two most-populous nations soared last month after a Himalayan border clash that left 20 Indian t
Publish At:2020-07-29 07:46 | Read:276 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Privacy Compliance Risk Management Mobile &a

Facebook Says EU Antitrust Probe Invades Employee Privacy

Facebook on Monday said it is asking EU courts to review "exceptionally broad" requests by antitrust regulators there that would scoop up employees' personal information.The US-based internet colossus maintained it has been cooperating with a European Commission antitrust investigation and will continue to do so, but that the wording of commission requests c
Publish At:2020-07-28 16:19 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Australian Watchdog Accuses Google of Privacy Breaches

Australia’s consumer watchdog launched court action against Google on Monday alleging the technology giant misled account holders about its use of their personal data.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s action in the Federal Court is the latest litigation Google has faced around the world over allegations of privacy breaches.The commission a
Publish At:2020-07-27 17:10 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Regulators Urge Video Conferencing Companies to Improve Security, Privacy

In an open letter this week, six data protection and privacy regulators from around the world have asked video teleconferencing (VTC) organizations to focus on security and privacy-by-design.The regulatory community, which is responsible for ensuring the privacy of individuals worldwide, is concerned that the increased use of video conferencing solutions as
Publish At:2020-07-23 08:55 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Management Data

Polymer Launches Solution to Avoid Data Leaks via Collaboration Tools

Polymer Launches With Solution That Automatically Redacts Sensitive Data Shared in Collaboration ToolsCollaboration security startup Polymer announced its official launch on Wednesday with a solution that automatically detects and redacts sensitive data shared by users in popular collaboration tools.Free apps are available for Slack, GitHub and Dropbox. Ente
Publish At:2020-07-22 16:30 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Management Data

Germany's Top Court Reins in State Access to Online Data

Germany's highest court on Friday said security services had too much unfettered access to people's online data and ordered legislation to be revised to set higher hurdles.German intelligence services and police agencies currently have the right to ask telecom and internet companies for user info ranging from names and birth dates to passwords and IP address
Publish At:2020-07-20 06:45 | Read:292 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Track

UK to Exclude Huawei From Role in High-Speed Phone Network

Britain’s government on Tuesday backtracked on plans to give Chinese telecommunications company Huawei a limited role in the U.K.’s new high-speed mobile phone network in a decision with broad implications for relations between London and Beijing.Britain said it imposed the ban after U.S. sanctions made it impossible to ensure the security of Huawei equipmen
Publish At:2020-07-14 12:35 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Compli


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