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Leading by Example: Security and Privacy in the Education Sector

Today’s students will be the first generation entering adulthood with a digital footprint from birth, yet education is one of the most underexplored sectors when it comes to security and privacy. If we’re not careful about securing this data, we leave our children vulnerable to embarrassing — if not outright dangerous — situations. My experienc
Publish At:2017-08-22 09:31 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Academia Data Privacy Data S

When is a VPN not private? When you’re not paying for it

One of the world’s most popular virtual private networks (VPN) is not so private, according to a complaint filed earlier this week with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a nonprofit that advocates for free speech and privacy, contends that the free Hotspot Shield VPN, a product of AnchorFree, Inc
Publish At:2017-08-09 19:40 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Center for Democracy & Technology Federal Trade Comm

Hotspot Shield VPN threatens your privacy by injecting ads and JS into browsers

The CDT urged US federal trade authorities to investigate VPN provider AnchorFree for deceptive and unfair trade practices. The digital rights advocacy group Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) urged US federal trade authorities to investigate VPN provider AnchorFree for deceptive trade practices. AnchorFree provides the Hotspot Shield VPN app claimi
Publish At:2017-08-08 05:45 | Read:208 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security AnchorFree CDT Center for

Four Things You Should Know About the GDPR

May 25, 2018 will mark a “before and after” in the field of data protection legislation. That day will see Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) come into effect. Although the date of its entry into force was 25 May 2016, when the two-year transition period stipulated by the legislation is up, any company that violates the requirements of this r
Publish At:2017-07-26 17:05 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security b2b data protection gdpr Privacy

Worst known governmental leak ever affected the Swedish Transport Agency. Homeland security at risk

Worst known governmental leak ever affected the Swedish Transport Agency, data includes records of members of the military secret units. Sweden might be the scenario for the worst known governmental leak ever, the Swedish Transport Agency moved all of its data to “the cloud,” but it transferred it to somebody else’s computer. The huge trove of data includes
Publish At:2017-07-23 05:40 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Digital ID homeland security priva

Tor launches Bug Bounty Program, hackers can earn between $2,000 and $4,000 for high severity flaws

The Tor Project announced the launch of a public bug bounty program. Bug hunters can earn between $2,000 and $4,000 for high severity flaws. It’s official, the Tor Project announced the launch of a public bug bounty program through the HackerOne platform, the initiative was possible with support from the Open Technology Fund. “With support from t
Publish At:2017-07-20 22:05 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Digital ID Hacking anonymity privacy

AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web marketplaces is down. Is it an Exit-Scam?

The AlphaBay Market went down Tuesday night without any explanation, many users that have purchased products on the marketplace fear the Exit-Scam. The news is shocking, the AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web black markets is down. We have analyzed many times the popular black market where it was possible to buy any kind of illegal goods, including
Publish At:2017-07-06 08:10 | Read:366 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web anonymity AphaBay black m

UK.gov accidental data leak. Users’ details left publicly accessible on a third-party site

UK.gov leaves data dashboard users’ details on publicly accessible on a third-party system. Users are urge to reset their password. Are you a user of the UK Government website UK.gov? Change your password now! Users of the government’s data dashboard have been notified that their information was accidentally made public so they urge to change their pas
Publish At:2017-06-30 04:50 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach data breach privacy UK.gov

Three years ago ProtonMail was launched. Today, it is launching ProtonVPN

ProtonMail announced ProtonVPN is now available to the general public. ProtonVPN is officially out of beta. You can now directly get ProtonVPN by visiting https://protonvpn.com After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10’000 members of the ProtonMail community, we’re finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone. And we
Publish At:2017-06-21 18:15 | Read:372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID privacy ProtonMail ProtonVPN VPN

In Search of Equilibrium: Compliance and Security

The Moody Blues searched for the “Lost Chord,” Captain Kirk searched for Spock and the “In Search Of” television show sought to solve unexplained mysteries. Similarly, IT and security professionals are always searching for solutions that can balance myriad standards and regulations against a continuously evolving threat landscape. A
Publish At:2017-06-21 17:10 | Read:356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Compliance Data Privacy immune system Privac

The apparent difficulty of implementing email encryption in Gmail

It’s been almost three years since Google first announced its intention to add end-to-end encryption to Gmail. However, the free email service is yet to provide users with that feature. Despite the Internet giant insists that it was never a bluff, one of the company’s latest movements has reignited the criticism. Recently, a spokesperson from Goo
Publish At:2017-06-14 11:50 | Read:423 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security end-to-end encryption Gmail Google Privacy technolo

Egypt blocks dozens of websites including ‘Medium’ without any official announcement

The Egyptian government blocked a number of websites in Egypt, including the publishing platform Medium, without any official announcement. Egyptians users of the online publishing platform, Medium were not able to access the service from their country. Readers and bloggers using both desktop and mobile app suffered access problems, the reason of the blackou
Publish At:2017-06-12 13:15 | Read:434 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Terrorism Censorship Egypt Medium p

4 Possible Ways to Make Your Browser Hacker-Proof

Browsers are constantly targeted by hackers. Here are 4 ways you can make your browser hacker-proof. Use them to stay secure on the web. Browsers have long been a hot target of numerous hacking-related incidents. They are the primary source of hacking incidents as we search, share, watch and download files from browsers. Moreover, various vulnerabilities exi
Publish At:2017-06-07 04:20 | Read:378 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID browser hacker-proof Hacking privac

Big Data Control Frameworks: Have Your Data and Control It Too

One of the fundamental requirements for big data users is big data control. Failure to properly store, audit and maintain data chain of custody undermines our individual and collective privacy. This failure also may be at odds with federal law and policy. Without data control, there is no data compliance. Fortunately, there is a host of big data analytics
Publish At:2017-06-01 11:15 | Read:515 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Identity & Access Big Data Big Data Analytic

Chrome design flaw allows sites to record Audio/Video without indication

A developer has discovered a flaw in the Chrome browser that could be exploited to secretly Record Audio/Video without indication. The AOL developer Ran Bar-Zik discovered a disconcerting vulnerability in Google’s Chrome browser could be exploited by attackers to record audio or video without giving any visual notification or alert. “After gettin
Publish At:2017-05-31 17:55 | Read:521 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Chrome design flaw privacy

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