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Let's Encrypt Issues Over 1 Billion Certificates

Free and open certificate authority Let’s Encrypt on Thursday issued its billionth certificate, four and a half years after issuing the first certificate.Launched by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) to drive HTTPS adoption, Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA) backed by the Linux Foundation. It provides free digi
Publish At:2020-02-28 11:08 | Read:49 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Privacy & Co

Clearview AI loses entire database of faceprint-buying clients to hackers

byLisa VaasClearview AI, the controversial facial recognition startup that’s gobbled up more than three billion of our photos by scraping social media sites and any other publicly accessible nook and cranny it can find, has lost its entire list of clients to hackers – including details about its many law enforcement clients.In a notification that
Publish At:2020-02-28 09:16 | Read:146 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Law & order Privacy Security threats AI Artificial

Privacy Management Firm OneTrust Raises $210 Million at $2.7 Billion Valuation

OneTrust, a provider of privacy and security compliance tools, has raised $210 million in Series B funding at a valuation of $2.7 billion.The Series B round was led by Coatue and Insight Partners, and combined with OneTrust's $200 million Series A, brings the total amount raised by the company to $410 million.With roughly 1,500 employees across 10 offices, t
Publish At:2020-02-26 21:12 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Scalable Data Protection Is Critical to Support Data Privacy

Modern privacy regulations are founded on a variety of principles going back to 1890 that sought to protect citizens from “yellow journalism.” Over the following years, governments enacted legislation that sought to respect an individual’s right to privacy, including their image and their correspondence. Following an uptick in data breache
Publish At:2020-02-26 10:55 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Automation Compliance Data Privacy Forrester

Google denies illegally slurping data off free student Chromebooks

byLisa VaasNew Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Google over its alleged slurping of students’ data off of the free Chromebooks it passes out to needy schools and from its free G Suite for Education products, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and other apps.According to the complaint, which was filed in the US District Cour
Publish At:2020-02-25 09:11 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Law & order Privacy ChromeBook Contacts Coppa Data Co

Smart speakers mistakenly eavesdrop up to 19 times a day

byDanny BradburyThat smart home speaker isn’t listening to everything you say, according to new research – but it is listening a lot more than it should. Researchers have found some speakers activating by mistake up to 19 times each day.Virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa are programmed not to listen to your conversation constantly. Instead, t
Publish At:2020-02-25 09:11 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:Amazon Apple Google Machine Learning Microsoft Privacy Alexa

European Commission has chosen the Signal app to secure its communications

The popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal has been chosen by the European Commission for its communications. The European Commission has decided to adopt for its staff the popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal for its communications. The news was first reported earlier this month by the Politico website, a messa
Publish At:2020-02-25 08:59 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security End-to-end Encryption information sec

SECURITI.ai Wins RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox Contest

RSA CONFERENCE 2020 - San Francisco – Privacy compliance solutions provider SECURITI.ai has won the title of ‘Most Innovative Startup’ at the RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox contest that took place on Monday.The Innovation Sandbox competition allows pre-selected cybersecurity startup finalists to showcase their technologies to a panel of judges and at
Publish At:2020-02-24 23:40 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Canada Privacy Watchdog Probes Facial Recognition Startup

Canada's privacy watchdog on Friday announced an investigation into a US software startup reportedly capable of matching images of unknown faces to photos it mined from millions of websites and social media networks.In a statement, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said Clearview AI's collection and stockpiling of more than three billion photos potentia
Publish At:2020-02-24 11:20 | Read:46 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Privacy & Complia

Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting student data through its Education Platform

New Mexico sues Google for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from children. Google is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from students with an age of less than 13 years. The lawsuit was filed by the state of New Mexico Attorne
Publish At:2020-02-23 10:15 | Read:85 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Google for Edu

Google removed nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for ad policy violation

Google announced to have removed nearly 600 Android apps in the official Play Store that were violating two ad-related policies. Google removed from the official Play Store nearly 600 Android apps that were violating two ad-related policies, it also banned the same apps from Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager. “As part of our ongoing efforts —
Publish At:2020-02-22 08:56 | Read:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android hacking news information security ne

New Mexico Sues Google Over Collection of Children's Data

New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque claims Google is using its education services package that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a wa
Publish At:2020-02-21 16:02 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Ring Rolls Out Mandatory 2FA, New Privacy Controls

Amazon-owned home security and smart home company Ring this week announced new security and privacy features for all of its users.Following reports of hackers accessing Ring cameras and spying on people or harassing them, the company is apparently working on addressing these issues, and has started with a CES announcement on a new Control Center for both iOS
Publish At:2020-02-20 09:43 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Ident

EU Proposes Rules for Artificial Intelligence to Limit Risks

The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology.The report is part of the bloc’s wider digital strategy aimed at maintaining its position as the global pacesetter on technological standards. Big tech companies seeking to ta
Publish At:2020-02-20 02:08 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

5 Ways artificial intelligence Is Being Used to Keep Sensitive Information Secure

Artificial intelligence is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike, how to use artificial intelligence to secure sensitive Information Artificial intelligence (AI) is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike. By processing data quickly and predicting analytics, AI can do everything from automating systems to prote
Publish At:2020-02-19 11:40 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security AI Artificial Intelligence hacking ne

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