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Google Faces UK Scrutiny Over New Advertising Data Revamp

Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after an industry lobbying group complained to the competition watchdog that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant’s online dominance.Marketers for an Open Web, a coalition of technology and publishing companies, said Monday that it’s urging the U.K. competition
Publish At:2020-11-24 06:35 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Track

Computer Security and Data Privacy, the perfect alliance

Computer security and data privacy are often poorly considered issues, experts urge more awareness of cyber threats. Computer security and data privacy are often poorly considered issues until incidents occur and unfortunately sometimes even the very seriousness of the events, understood as virtual happenings, is not adequately perceived. An injection of
Publish At:2020-11-23 16:18 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Hacking hacking news information secu

Trend Micro Releases Free Tool to Tackle Misinformation

Cybersecurity solutions provider Trend Micro this week announced the release of a free tool designed to help users boost their privacy online and fight misinformation.Dubbed Trend Micro Check, the new tool seeks to help users stay protected from privacy violations, false claims, and disinformation.The launch of this tool, Trend Micro says, was prompted by th
Publish At:2020-11-20 16:47 | Read:160 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Audits Fraud & Identity Thef

Facebook patches Messenger audio snooping bug – update now!

byPaul DucklinModern telephony is full of anachronisms.For example, we still “dial” calls, and many phone apps still display the word “dialling” while they’re waiting for the person at the other end to pick up.But when was the last time you saw, let alone used, a phone that actually had a dial? And we still use idioms such as &#
Publish At:2020-11-20 14:55 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Vulnerability Exploit Facebook Facebook Messenger vu

GO SMS Pro Exposes Messages of Millions of Users

Popular messaging application GO SMS Pro is exposing the audio, video, and photo messages of its users, Trustwave’s SpiderLabs security researchers discovered.With over 100 million downloads to date, the Android application is used for communication purposes all over the world, providing users with a large number of personalization options, encryption, suppo
Publish At:2020-11-20 10:15 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities

Google Launches Strong Encryption for Android Messages

Google said Thursday it will be rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android users, making it harder for anyone -- including law enforcement -- to read the content of messages."End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and third parties, can read the content of your messages as they travel between your phone and the phone of the person you
Publish At:2020-11-19 14:45 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy android

Google Asks Chrome Extensions to Post Privacy Policies

Google this week announced an update to its Chrome store policies that requires all extensions to be explicit about the collection and use of user data.The changes, which will be enforced in January 2021, follow previous policies that require extensions to only request those permissions they need to implement their features.Now, Google is limiting what devel
Publish At:2020-11-19 13:29 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

How to switch search engines on macOS and iOS (and why you should)

If you’re like most people, you search the web a lot. Google handles nearly 85,000 searches per second, or 7.3 billion per day, or more than two and a half trillion searches every year. Your share of that may be small: if you’re just an average person, you may search the web 3-5 times a day, but some of us, such as writers, may perform several do
Publish At:2020-11-18 01:50 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Recommended AOL Ask.com Bing DuckDuckGo Google GoTo i

Canada Proposes Major Fines on Firms That Violate Privacy Laws

The government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday presented a draft law that would impose major fines on companies that violate privacy law by misusing the personal data of their customers.The fines would max out at five percent of the company's revenue, or CAN$25 million (USD $19.1 million), whichever is higher, said Navdeep Bains, the min
Publish At:2020-11-17 22:29 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Austria Privacy NGO Takes on Apple Over 'Tracking Code'

An Austrian online privacy NGO said on Monday it was lodging complaints against Apple in two countries over the use of a code on its phones that allows tracking of user behavior.The NOYB group said it was filing complaints with data protection authorities in Germany and Spain over Apple's use of a so-called IDFA ("identifier for advertisers") which NOYB says
Publish At:2020-11-16 19:11 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Privacy Activists in EU File Complaints Over iPhone Tracking

European privacy activists have filed complaints against Apple over its use of software to track the behavior of iPhone users.The Vienna-based group NOYB - short for “none of your business” - said Monday that it has asked data protection authorities in Germany and Spain to examine the legality of Apple’s tracking codes.The codes, known as IDFA or Identifier
Publish At:2020-11-16 08:45 | Read:88 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

TikTok Files Last-Minute Petition Against Trump Order

TikTok asked a Washington court Tuesday to stop an order from US President Donald Trump's administration from taking effect this week as the White House seeks to ban the Chinese-owned app in the United States.Chinese company ByteDance is facing a Thursday deadline to restructure ownership of the app in the United States to meet US security concerns.In its co
Publish At:2020-11-11 18:16 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Mobil

Rights Activists Slam EU Plan for Access to Encrypted Chats

Digital rights campaigners on Monday criticized a proposal by European Union governments that calls for communications companies to provide authorities with access to encrypted messages.The plan, first reported by Austrian public broadcaster FM4, reflects concern among European countries that police and intelligence services can’t easily monitor online chats
Publish At:2020-11-09 15:34 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

FTC Says Zoom Misled Users on Its Security for Meetings

Federal regulators are requiring Zoom to strengthen its security in a proposed settlement of allegations that the video conferencing service misled users about its level of security for meetings.The settlement was announced Monday by the Federal Trade Commission. A complaint filed by the agency accused Zoom of deceiving users over security since at least 201
Publish At:2020-11-09 15:34 | Read:148 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Incident Response Compliance Dat

Prop 24 passes in California, will change data privacy law

First-day returns in California showed voters firmly approving to change their state’s current data privacy law—which already guarantees certain privacy protections that many states do not—through the passage of Prop 24. As of the morning of November 4, according to The Sacramento Bee, 56.1 percent of California voters said “Yes” to Prop 24. At that time,
Publish At:2020-11-05 13:53 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy California Consumer Privacy Act California Privacy R