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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Over New Data Breach

Law firm Morgan & Morgan announced on Thursday that it has filed a class action lawsuit against Marriott over the recently disclosed data breach that has impacted as many as 5.2 million individuals.The complaint filed by Morgan & Morgan in the District of Maryland accuses Marriott of negligence, breach of contract, breach of confidence, and deceptive
Publish At:2020-04-02 16:10 | Read:56 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Incident Response Compliance Cyb

Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars

What’s happened?Well, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) happened.Okay, smart alec. I know about that. What else is going on?Well, because so many people are (wisely) staying at home, they’re using videoconferencing and chat technology like Zoom to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.In fact, Zoom says that daily usage has soared from appr
Publish At:2020-04-02 13:24 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Coronaviru

Watchdog Finds New Problems With FBI Wiretap Applications

The Justice Department inspector general has found additional failures in the FBI’s handling of a secretive surveillance program that came under scrutiny after the Russia investigation, identifying problems with dozens of applications for wiretaps in national security investigations.The audit results, announced Tuesday by Inspector General Michael Horowitz,
Publish At:2020-04-02 08:39 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

Zoom Vulnerabilities Expose Users to Spying, Other Attacks

Security researchers discovered recently that the Zoom video conferencing app is affected by vulnerabilities that can be exploited to spy on users, escalate privileges on the system, and capture Windows credentials. The company says it’s working on patching these flaws.Several experts have shown how a UNC path injection issue can be exploited by hackers to s
Publish At:2020-04-02 06:45 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities Privacy & Co

GDPR: An impact around the world

A little more than one month after the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to extend new data privacy rights to its people, the governor of California signed a separate, sweeping data protection law that borrowed several ideas from GDPR, sparking a torch in a legislative data privacy trend that has now spanned at least 10 cou
Publish At:2020-04-01 17:18 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Malwarebytes news Privacy Security world Argentin

Microsoft’s Edge browser to get breached credential alerts

byJohn E DunnAfter re-Chroming its Edge browser last summer, Microsoft this week announced a list of new security and privacy features it plans to add to forthcoming versions in an effort to take on its rivals.The first of these, tracking prevention, has been in the browser for months, but was recently redesigned to make it stand out a bit more.The second is
Publish At:2020-04-01 08:01 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Privacy Bing Edge browser Edge Password Monitor Firef

Zoom Updates Privacy Policy After Experts Raise Concerns

Remote conferencing services provider Zoom this week updated its privacy policy following the publishing of a series of reports raising concerns regarding the privacy of Zoom users.Headquartered in San Jose, California, Zoom provides users with a platform that combines video and audio conferencing, online meetings, chat, screen sharing, and more.With the cur
Publish At:2020-03-31 07:20 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Microsoft to Add Compromised Password Notification to Edge

Microsoft on Monday announced several new features for its Edge web browser, including one that will alert users if the credentials they have saved to autofill have been compromised as a result of a third-party data breach.Online services often get hacked and these intrusions can result in millions of username and password combinations getting stolen. While
Publish At:2020-03-30 16:09 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Email Security Fraud & Ident

Apple’s iOS 13.4 hit by VPN bypass vulnerability

byJohn E DunnIt’s less than a week since Apple’s iOS 13.4 appeared and already researchers have discovered a bug that puts at risk the privacy of Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections.Publicised by ProtonVPN, the issue is a bypass flaw caused by iOS not closing existing connections as it establishes a VPN tunnel, affecting iOS 13.3.1 as well as the lates
Publish At:2020-03-30 10:29 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Vulnerability Apple iOS 13.4 ProtonVPN VPNs IOS

Privacy Rights May Become Next Victim of Killer Pandemic

Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements in an effort to limit contagion. In Europe and the United S
Publish At:2020-03-29 13:36 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy

Websites of U.S. Presidential Candidates Pose Security, Privacy Risks

The majority of primary campaign websites of United States presidential candidates run code that can pose security and privacy risks to consumers, The Media Trust has discovered.The security firm has monitored 11 websites during September and December 2019, and discovered that 81% of them execute code from third-party entities unmanaged by the candidate team
Publish At:2020-03-27 12:17 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities Tracking & L

Android apps are snooping on your installed software

byDanny BradburyAndroid apps are snooping on other software on your device – and that could tell shady advertising companies more about you than you’d like.The news emerged this week in a paper from researchers in Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The privacy violations centre around installed application methods (IAMs), which are applicat
Publish At:2020-03-27 10:24 | Read:324 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Mobile Operating Systems Privacy Security thr

No Patch for VPN Bypass Flaw Discovered in iOS

Proton Technologies, the company behind the privacy-focused ProtonMail and ProtonVPN services, this week disclosed the existence of a vulnerability in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system that prevents VPN applications from encrypting all traffic.The flaw was discovered by a member of the Proton community in iOS 13.3.1, but Apple has yet to release a patch an
Publish At:2020-03-26 17:19 | Read:299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities

Apple Enables Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking in Safari

Apple this week announced that third-party cookies are now blocked by default in Safari on macOS, iOS and iPadOS.The feature represents the latest enhancement the Cupertino-based company brought to its Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) and is meant to improve the privacy of its users by removing previously accepted exceptions.Due to continuous improvemen
Publish At:2020-03-26 09:43 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

Coronavirus and geotracking: privacy concerns

The coronavirus outbreak is currently overtaking parts of Europe and North America with full force, with Italy officially having more coronavirus-related deaths than China. During the global coronavirus crisis, multiple high-tech solutions are set in place to help humanity battle the virus. The whole world is coming to a standstill as governments, sometimes
Publish At:2020-03-23 09:10 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy covid19 Geolocation Virus

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