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Source Code Released for All ProtonVPN Apps

Proton Technologies, the company best known for its privacy-focused email service ProtonMail, this week announced that the source code for all of its ProtonVPN virtual private network (VPN) applications has been made public after each app underwent independent security audits.The source code for the Android, iOS, macOS and Windows versions of ProtonVPN are n
Publish At:2020-01-22 10:15 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Compliance Identity &

Apple Received Tens of Thousands of Government Requests in H1 2019

Apple has published its latest transparency report, which provides details on the number of government requests the tech company received during the first half of 2019.Between January 1 and June 30, 2019, Apple received from governments device-based requests (related to lost or stolen devices, or fraud investigations), financial identifier-based requests (fo
Publish At:2020-01-20 12:00 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Track

NIST Releases Framework for Privacy Risk Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week announced version 1.0 of its Privacy Framework, a tool designed to help organizations manage privacy risks.NIST published a preliminary draft of the Privacy Framework in September 2019, when it requested public feedback. The agency had initially hoped to release version 1.0 by the end of 201
Publish At:2020-01-20 10:15 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Management Data

Facebook, Samsung, Ring Unveil New Privacy, Security Tools at CES 2020

Facebook, Samsung and Ring have unveiled new or improved privacy and security tools at the 2020 CES consumer electronics show taking place this week in Las Vegas.Facebook announced a revamped version of Privacy Checkup, a tool launched in 2014 in an effort to make it easier for users to manage the information they share on the social media network.The improv
Publish At:2020-01-07 12:00 | Read:144 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Application Security Compliance

Popular Mideast App Accused of Spying Back on Google Play

The popular UAE-developed mobile application ToTok has returned to the Google Play Store after it was removed on claims it was being used for government spying, the company said Saturday.Google and Apple removed the app from their online marketplaces last month after The New York Times reported ToTok allowed the UAE government to track the conversations, mov
Publish At:2020-01-06 10:15 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vir

Apple Targets Jailbreaking in New Complaint Against Corellium

Apple has filed an amended complaint in the lawsuit against Corellium and the virtualization company has responded by claiming that the tech giant is using the lawsuit to crack down on jailbreaking.Corellium provides a virtual iPhone that can be used to find vulnerabilities and test the functionality of mobile apps on different versions of the iPhone and iOS
Publish At:2020-01-03 22:15 | Read:344 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Compliance Mobile & Wireless Privacy &am

Firefox 72 Will Let Users Delete Telemetry Data

Set to be released next week, Firefox 72 will provide users with an option to delete the telemetry data that the browser collects from them, Mozilla says.The new feature was included in the popular browser as a reaction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2020, and which aims to provide Californians more contro
Publish At:2020-01-03 12:00 | Read:411 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Fifth Fired Google Worker Files Federal Labor Complaint

A fifth former Google worker has filed a complaint with federal regulators accusing the company of improperly firing employees for labor organizing activity.Kathryn Spiers, a security engineer, said Google fired her after she created a pop-up notification for employees to inform them of their labor rights.In late November, Google fired four other worker
Publish At:2019-12-18 12:00 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Web Hosting Firm Slapped With $10 Million GDPR Fine

$10 Million GDPR Fine Imposed on German Telco 1&1 The German data protection regulator, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), has imposed a €9.55 million ($10.64) GDPR fine on German telecoms provider 1&1 Telecom GmbH. This is described as being "in the lower range of possible fines" primarily because of 1&am
Publish At:2019-12-16 22:15 | Read:363 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance

DHS May Require US Citizens Be Photographed at Airports

Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology.The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to publish a proposed rule next July. Officials did not respond to requests for more detai
Publish At:2019-12-04 12:01 | Read:381 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

TikTok Sued in US Over Alleged China Data Transfer

A university student in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against video app TikTok, which she accuses of harvesting large amounts of user data and storing it in China."TikTok clandestinely has vacuumed up and transferred to servers in China vast quantities of private and personally-identifiable user data," the court filing said.Misty Hong, a studen
Publish At:2019-12-04 10:15 | Read:435 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Inside Mastercard's Push for Continuous Security

Mastercard to Recommend NIST CSF for Continuous Security Between PCI AuditsCybersecurity for a business model like Mastercard is complex. First, it has the fundamental need to protect its own networks. Second, however, it has a huge global franchise that must also be kept secure to maintain trust in the product.Security for Mastercard's own infrastructure is
Publish At:2019-12-03 22:15 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Audits Compliance

EU to Check How Facebook, Google Use Data: Spokeswoman

The European Commission said Monday it had begun a "preliminary investigation" into how Facebook and Google collect personal data and what they do with it."The Commission has sent out questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google’s and Facebook’s data practices," a Commission spokeswoman told AFP."These investigations concern the way data
Publish At:2019-12-03 10:15 | Read:427 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Compliance Data Protectio

Twitter Promises Increased Transparency With New Privacy Center

Twitter this week announced the launch of a privacy center whose goal is to provide increased transparency on how the social platform handles user information.The new Twitter Privacy Center will provide details on all of the initiatives Twitter has tailored toward privacy and data protection, as well as related announcements, new privacy products, and securi
Publish At:2019-12-03 10:15 | Read:456 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

German Court Backs Murderer's 'Right to be Forgotten'

A man convicted of murder 37 years ago has the right to be forgotten and have his name removed from online search results, Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday.The constitutional court in Karlsruhe found in favour of a man who was given a life sentence for killing two people on a yacht in 1982.The man, who was released from prison in 2002, is now fight
Publish At:2019-11-30 10:15 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Compliance Cybercrime Privacy & Comp

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