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Zoom announced that it will offer end-to-end encryption to free users as long as they provide a phone number to verify their account. [Read More]
Tech giants love to portray themselves as forces for good and as the United States was gripped by anti-racism protests a number of them publicly disavowed selling controversial facial recognition technology to police forces. [Read More]
Amnesty International warns that contact-tracing technology developed to contain the novel coronavirus threatens users' privacy, highlighting Bahraini, Kuwaiti and Norwegian apps as "among the most dangerous". [Read More]
Germany launched a coronavirus tracing app Tuesday that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. [Read More]
Norway's health authorities have suspended an app designed to help trace the spread of the new coronavirus after the national data protection agency said it was too invasive of privacy. [Read More]
United States House representatives last week sent a letter to Zoom to demand explanation for the communication platform’s decision to close the accounts of U.S.-based Chinese activists. [Read More]
Twitter on Friday announced that it took down more than 30,000 accounts pertaining to three networks associated with China, Turkey, and Russia state-linked manipulation activities. [Read More]
Personal information of police officers in departments nationwide is being leaked online amid tense interactions at demonstrations across the U.S. over the police custody death of George Floyd and others, according to an unclassified intelligence document from the DHS [Read More]
DARPA is running a bug bounty program to find security vulnerabilities in a new, advanced implementation of the System Security Integration Through Hardware and Firmware (SSITH) program. [Read More]
Data discovery, privacy and security provider 1touch.io has secured $14 million in Series A funding, which will help it boost R&D and field presence. [Read More]

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Laurence Pitt's picture
Failure to implement basic cybersecurity hygiene practices will leave retailers vulnerable to damage and fines during a lucrative time for their businesses.
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.
Justin Fier's picture
Over time, holding people responsible will lead individuals to see how their actions impact the security of the organization and come to consider themselves responsible for the security of the company.
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.
Mike Fleck's picture
GDPR is a regulation-based initiative that will influence the development of information technology over the next decade.
Mike Fleck's picture
Big companies can say they are GFPR compliant, but odds are their current structure will never allow them to find, identify, and categorize all the data that they have collected over time.
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.
Laurence Pitt's picture
Despite the long ramp-up towards the GDPR compliance deadline, the effects of the new regulations are still very much in infancy.