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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:58 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

Trump Says Will Bar TikTok From US

President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the com
Publish At:2020-08-01 09:07 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

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:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Track

Expert discloses details of 3 Tor zero-day flaws … new ones to come

A security researcher published the details about two Tor zero-day vulnerabilities and plans to release three more flaws. The security researcher Dr. Neal Krawetz has published technical details about two Tor zero-day vulnerabilities over the past week and promises to release three more. Oppressive regimes could exploit these Tor zero-day flaws to prevent
Publish At:2020-07-30 20:18 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Digital ID Hacking hacking news infor

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:75 | 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:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

TikTok is being discouraged and the app may be banned

In recent news retail giant Amazon sent a memo to employees telling them to delete the popular social media app TikTok from their phones. In the memo it stated that the app would pose a security risk without going into details. Later the memo was withdrawn without an explanation except that it was sent in error. Are we curious yet, my dear Watson? What is
Publish At:2020-07-28 16:08 | Read:68 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy amazon Australia ban bytedance china india privacy r

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:91 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Chinese Drone Giant DJI Responds to Disclosure of Android App Security Issues

Chinese drone giant Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) on Thursday responded to the disclosure of security issues discovered by researchers in one of its Android applications.France-based cybersecurity company Synacktiv recently conducted an analysis of the DJI GO 4 application for Android. The app allows users to control and manage their DJI drones, and it’s mainly
Publish At:2020-07-24 08:05 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Ris

Politician Amongst Those Who Had Their Direct Messages Accessed During Twitter Hack

More information has emerged related to last week’s attack which saw a number of high profile Twitter accounts hijacked for the purposes of spreading a cryptocurrency scam.Twitter has already said that 130 Twitter accounts were targeted by hackers, using tools that should only have been available to the site’s internal support team. Those tools a
Publish At:2020-07-23 09:52 | Read:149 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection hacking Pr

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:93 | 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:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk Management Data

Trading Cookies for U.S. Federal Data Privacy Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for two years in the European Union (EU). As Americans continue to become attentive to GDPR and their own data privacy, it’s not surprising that some data protection guidelines are emerging in the United States. Indeed, it’s safe to assume that California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was m
Publish At:2020-07-20 23:57 | Read:149 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection data protection Privacy Regu

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:137 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Track

Top Court Scraps EU-US Data Pact in New Blow to Brussels

A crucial online data arrangement between Europe and the US was invalidated on Thursday, as a top EU court decision over Facebook threw trans-Atlantic big tech into legal limbo.The decision stemmed from a legal complaint by Austrian activist Max Schrems, who in 2015 scuppered a previous EU-US deal on which tech giants depended to do business."It seems we sco
Publish At:2020-07-16 10:54 | Read:132 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

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