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Microsoft says its contractors listen to conversations to hone voice translation features offered by Skype and its digital assistant Cortana, but only when obtaining user permission. [Read More]
Twitter again admits that it may have shared some ad-related data collected from users with third parties without permission. [Read More]
Chrome 76 closed a loophole that allowed sites to detect when the Incognito Mode was being used, but a bypass for it has already been discovered. [Read More]
Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. [Read More]
U.S. regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. [Read More]
U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. [Read More]
Security researchers have discovered eight Chrome and Firefox extensions that leak user data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and corporate information (CI). [Read More]
Researchers claim they can trick Cylance’s AI-based antivirus into believing a malicious file is benign by appending certain strings to it. The vendor has launched an investigation. [Read More]
Poland and Lithuania are looking into the potential security risks of using a Russian-made face-editing app that has triggered a viral social media trend where users post "aged" selfies. [Read More]
Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy risks". [Read More]

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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.
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?