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Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network -- a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for research and investigative journalism. [Read More]
Hong Kong's tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions. [Read More]
Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong. [Read More]
Facebook on Tuesday launched an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using. [Read More]
Huawei's cyber security chief told the UK parliament Monday that the Chinese telecoms giant has been advised it was under no obligation to spy for Beijing if so asked by the Communist state. [Read More]
Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a “major privacy breach.” [Read More]
Russian internet company Yandex said that it's committed to data privacy as it responded to reports that the national intelligence agency is pressuring it into handing over encryption keys. [Read More]
Australian police on Tuesday raided the home of a prominent journalist who reported on a secret government plan to spy on Australian citizens. [Read More]
Apple announces “Sign in with Apple,” a new authentication system advertised as fast, secure and privacy friendly, but some experts are skeptical. [Read More]
A breach at billing collections service provider American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) could impact many of its customers. One victim is Quest Diagnostics and 12 million of its patients. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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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.
Laurence Pitt's picture
ePrivacy takes GDPR's approach a step further by ensuring personal and family privacy in relation to data collection, storage and usage.
Travis Greene's picture
While GDPR doesn’t require encryption, there are four mentions of encryption in GDPR that provide real incentives for organizations to use encryption.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Even while using Tor hidden services, there are still many ways you can be exposed and have your activities compromised if you don’t take the right precautions.
Travis Greene's picture
GDPR is proving disruptive for European citizens who are no longer able to interact with services from outside the EU. And the compliance costs can be significant as well. But are there legitimate concerns of overreach?