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Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said in response to media reports of the security tactic. [Read More]
United States senators have voiced concerns over the use of foreign-made Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications within the Department of Homeland Security. [Read More]
A survey of over 650 people from organizations of all sizes in various sectors reveals the security, safety and privacy challenges and concerns related to IT/OT/IIoT convergence. [Read More]
Huawei's top executive in Europe brushed off Western critics and defended the company's track record against accusations that it could serve as front for Chinese spying. [Read More]
Apple has finally released an iOS update that should fully patch the Group FaceTime bug that could have been exploited to spy on users. [Read More]
Australian security agencies have begun using sweeping new powers to access encrypted communications. [Read More]
Germany's competition authority says Facebook users should be asked for consent before data collected by the group's subsidiaries Whatsapp and Instagram and on third-party websites is combined with their social network account [Read More]
There have been more than 59,000 personal data breaches reported to European data protection regulators in the first eight months following the enforcement of GDPR. [Read More]
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to Apple to obtain some clarifications on how the tech giant handled the recently disclosed FaceTime spying bug. [Read More]
Progress on unifying a federal law on consumer privacy in the U.S. is slow -- and even with the potential for a federal law to supersede state laws, the states are not waiting to implement their own. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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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?
Lance Cottrell's picture
Failing to consistently use identity hiding technologies is the most common way to blow your online cover. Just one failure to use your misattribution tools can instantly connect your alias to your real identity.
Preston Hogue's picture
With each new digital industry, process or service comes a new data source that can be compiled and cross referenced, introducing new ways to see into people’s lives, activities and business operations.