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Judge Approves $650M Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement

A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users.U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois w
Publish At:2021-02-27 19:47 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

To pay, or not to pay? That is the VPN question

VPNs have been a subject of deliberation for a long time. Is it even important to use one? I think the pandemic has made it clear that, yes, using a VPN is useful, even necessary, most especially for those working remotely. But should you pay for it? Or would you rather settle for free? We’re going to take a look at free VPNs and paid VPNs i
Publish At:2021-02-27 11:48 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy free VPN paid VPN virtual private networks vpn

TikTok pays $92 million to end data theft lawsuit

TikTok, the now widely popular social media platform that allows users to create, share, and discover, short video clips has been enjoying explosive growth since it appeared in 2017. Since then, it hasn’t stopped growing—more so during the current pandemic.  While we can no longer categorize TikTok as a kids’ app, most concerns about the app have bee
Publish At:2021-02-26 16:18 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Reports artificial intelligence bytedance Chinese fa

Security, Privacy Issues Found in Tens of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

An analysis of 40 COVID-19 contact tracing applications for Android has led to the discovery of numerous security and privacy issues, according to a new research paper.Contact tracing applications have been created to help authorities automate the process of identifying those who have been in close contact with infected individuals.Using a newly developed to
Publish At:2021-02-26 12:35 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Application Secu

TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92M in US privacy Settlement

TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users who are part of a class-action lawsuit alleging that the video-sharing app failed to get their consent to collect data in violation of a strict Illinois privacy law.The federal lawsuit alleged that TikTok broke the Illinois biometric privacy law, which allow
Publish At:2021-02-26 08:41 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

The state of stalkerware in 2020

 The state of stalkerware in 2020 (PDF) Main findings Kaspersky’s data shows that the scale of the stalkerware issue has not improved much in 2020 compared to the last year: The number of people affected is still high. In total, 53,870 of our mobile users were affected globally by stalkerware in 2020. Keeping in mind the big picture, these number
Publish At:2021-02-26 05:49 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Publications Cyberbullying Cybercrime Google Android Mobile

New Firefox Feature Ups the Ante Against Cookie-Based Tracking

Mozilla this week announced improved user privacy in Firefox 86, with the introduction of a new feature aimed at preventing the tracking of users from site to site.Called Total Cookie Protection and built into Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) Strict Mode, the new feature was designed to confine cookies to the websites that created them, and complements the
Publish At:2021-02-24 02:05 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Privacy Faces Risks in Tech-Infused Post-Covid Workplace

People returning to work following the long pandemic will find an array of tech-infused gadgetry to improve workplace safety but which could pose risks for long-term personal and medical privacy.Temperature checks, distance monitors, digital "passports," wellness surveys and robotic cleaning and disinfection systems are being deployed in many workplaces seek
Publish At:2021-02-22 11:05 | Read:201 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Privacy & Compliance

An attacker was able to siphon audio feeds from multiple Clubhouse rooms

An attacker demonstrated this week that Clubhouse chats are not secure, he was able to siphon audio feeds from “multiple rooms” into its own website While the popularity of the audio chatroom app Clubhouse continues to increase experts are questioning the security and privacy level it offers to its users. Recently the company announced it is working to
Publish At:2021-02-22 09:01 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile Social Networks Clubhouse Ha

Privacy bug in the Brave browser exposes Tor addresses to user’s DNS provider

A privacy bug in the Brave Browser caused the leak of the Tor onion URL addresses visited in the Tor mode by the users. A bug in the Private Window with Tor implemented in the Brave web browser could reveal the onion sites visited by the users. The Tor mode implemented in the Brave web browser allows users to access .onion sites inside Brave private br
Publish At:2021-02-19 19:25 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Digital ID Security Brave Browser pri

Brussels Okays EU-UK Personal Data Flows

The European Commission lifted the threat of crucial data flows between Europe and Britain being blocked in a move that would have crippled business activity as it said Friday that privacy safeguards in the UK met European standards.In a key post-Brexit decision, the EU executive said that British authorities had sufficient measures in place to protect Europ
Publish At:2021-02-19 12:53 | Read:136 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Virginia Lawmakers Advance Consumer Data Protection Act

The General Assembly is advancing legislation that allows Virginia consumers more protection with their online data, though opponents say the measure does not include the ability for people to file private lawsuits against companies that breach the proposed law.The measure is known as the Consumer Data Protection Act in both chambers of the state legislature
Publish At:2021-02-19 10:15 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Apple Platform Security Guide Gets Biggest Update to Date

Apple on Thursday published the latest edition of its Platform Security Guide, which provides detailed technical information on the security technologies and features implemented in its products.Apple started releasing security guides for its iOS operating system in 2015 and since 2019 has been publishing platform security guides that encompass information o
Publish At:2021-02-18 17:23 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Mobile Security Network Security NEWS &

Romance scams: FTC reveals $304 million of heartache

In 2020, reported losses to the FTC for romance scams went up by 50% from 2019, totalling $304 million. And things weren’t exactly good before: Romance scams have cost people a fortune for 3 years running, according to the FTC. Their latest report suggests a steady rise in these kind of scams generally and ponders the impact of the pandemic. If nobody
Publish At:2021-02-18 17:12 | Read:62 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy apps dating fake FTC romance scams

Fallen victim to online fraud? Here’s what to do…

byLisa VenturaThis guest post is by Lisa Ventura, founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, a not-for-profit that raises awareness of the importance of cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses.Online fraud is a huge challenge for businesses and consumers alike as cybercriminals continue to develop new mechanisms to separate innocent pa
Publish At:2021-02-12 15:13 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Privacy confidence scams Cybercrime fraud Online Fr

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