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A bipartisan group of US senators sent letters to digital ad exchanges, including Google and Twitter, asking whether user data was sold to foreign entities who could use it for blackmail or other malicious ends. [Read More]
A third-party audit financed by the New York Times discovers a high-risk vulnerability but overall gives Securedrop Workstation a positive security bill of health. [Read More]
The sensitive information of over 235 million customers of EU mobile providers could be at risk due to website vulnerabilities. [Read More]
The Dutch Data Protection Authority has fined Booking.com half a million dollars for not reporting a 2018 data breach within the required 72 hours. [Read More]
CompuCom shares information on the cost of recovering from a cybersecurity incident, including loss of revenue and major service disruptions. [Read More]
Reuters is reporting that a draft executive order would set new rules on data breach disclosure and use of multi-factor authentication and encryption in federal agencies. [Read More]
Europe and the United States will use a thaw in ties to strike a pact that would allow for the exchange of private data across the Atlantic, replacing previous agreements struck down by an EU court. [Read More]
Slack rushed to take action on Wednesday after customers raised security-related concerns regarding a new feature that allows users to send direct messages to anyone. [Read More]
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider an appeal by Facebook that would have derailed a $15 billion lawsuit over whether it illegally tracked users about a decade ago. [Read More]
Even agencies that sanitize PDFs before publishing fail to properly remove all of the targeted information. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Preston Hogue's picture
There is a dawning realization of the potential danger posed by algorithms, written by humans to steer other humans.
Preston Hogue's picture
Everywhere you go, you cast a shadow of data that, taken together, reveals who you are, what you like to do, your habits, your addictions.
Alastair Paterson's picture
For companies based in the U.S. with customers and files in many different countries, reconciling conflicting practices and laws is likely to remain a serious headache for years to come.
Jim Gordon's picture
Individuals and security professionals should have a 360 mindset and know the actions needed to take in the pursuit of data protection and the preservation of privacy.
Laurence Pitt's picture
In the coming years the data protection and privacy landscape will change dramatically, improving the experience for us as individuals but potentially making things more complex for businesses.
Preston Hogue's picture
You should be asking yourself what your digital vapor trail says about you and its potential impact on your own reputation and the trust others have in you.
Preston Hogue's picture
In the United States, it is consumers’ responsibility to opt out of sharing their information with the services they join—and figuring out how to do so.
Preston Hogue's picture
There have been so many high-profile breaches that a person’s entire life could be laid out, triangulated and, ultimately, faked by someone with the wrong set of intentions.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Ashley Arbuckle interviews Michelle Dennedy, Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), to discuss how data privacy has a major impact on business.
Preston Hogue's picture
It’s a good reminder that communications in cyberspace can have a long shelf life that both individuals and organizations would be wise to consider.