Canada Post Admits Privacy Breach Of 4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers

Canada Post Admits Privacy Breach Of 4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers

The country continues to encounter challenges in the rollout of adult-use cannabis: after multiple reports that the legalization was met with shortages of weed, a new issue has arose after it was revealed that thousands of people who ordered pot to be delivered via Canada Post had their private information breached.

Net Neutrality, Surveillance, Privacy and the World We Live In.

Net Neutrality, Surveillance, Privacy and the World We Live In.

In plain English this means that Spectrum, for example, can contact Netflix, or the like, and demand, “if you want your content to continue being delivered at full customer bandwidth, then you now need to pay us a premium fee.” This, in fact, is not a new issue and companies like Google, Spotify and Riot Games have already complained because their service is slower than it should be.

Privacy is the new norm

Privacy is the new norm

Something that’s being looked at afresh is contextual advertising, where relevant ad experiences are delivered in real time to people depending on what they’re focusing on that minute. Contextual advertising doesn’t get in the way and because it’s directly relevant people aren’t irritated by it.

“Information Fiduciaries” Must Protect Your Data Privacy

“Information Fiduciaries” Must Protect Your Data Privacy

Accordingly, several law professors have proposed adapting these venerable fiduciary rules to apply to online companies that collect personal data from their customers.

Walmart patents creepy internet-connected shopping carts that can measure your heart rate

Walmart patents creepy internet-connected shopping carts that can measure your heart rate

The retail giant filed a patent for a internet-connected shopping cart that can measure and track biometric data. From there, it would be able to alert store associates that a customer needs a hand, based on the biometric data they received from the shopping cart handle.

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Blockchain technology lies at the heart of decentralization because it’s an immutable, transparent, hack-proof and distributed ledger that stores data in multiple nodes. Implication of this technology in financial institutions will reduce the time and costs exhausted by manual labor that is employed for smooth processing of data.

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle

"It is noted that the biometric data and the cart movement data collected during the use of the shopping cart is not tied or otherwise linked to the identity of the individual customer," the company said in its patent application.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at tech companies that claim more customer data leads to superior products, saying that's a "bunch of bunk." Facebook and Google, meanwhile, have come under fire over their treatment of customer data and the knock on effects for democratic society.

Bupa fined £175,000 for systemic data protection failures

Bupa fined £175,000 for systemic data protection failures

Between 6 January and 11 March 2017, a Bupa employee was able to extract the personal information of 547,000 Bupa Global customers and offer it for sale on the dark web.

SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance

SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Business software companies SAP, Microsoft and Adobe said on Monday they were forming a data alliance that will make it easier for clients running their applications to get a better overview of the customer.

Amazon’s blockbuster Alexa event made zero mention of privacy concerns — and that may say more about us than about them

Amazon’s blockbuster Alexa event made zero mention of privacy concerns — and that may say more about us than about them

And maybe, just maybe, that’s because most consumers have given up on the idea of privacy in our times — or believe that the risk-reward balance of technologies like Alexa tilt in the direction of our new artificially intelligent overlords.

Amazon investigates claims its employees are SELLING customer's data

Amazon investigates claims its employees are SELLING customer's data

According to a Wall Street Journal report, which did not give figures, employees of the e-retailer sell internal data and other confidential information – usually through intermediaries – to merchants who sell their goods on the US giant's website.

Robinhood is Making Millions Selling Users’ Data to Financial Companies

Robinhood is Making Millions Selling Users’ Data to Financial Companies

The low-cost Robinhood investing app popular with millennials makes up for the lost profits of commission-free trades by selling users’ data to other financial companies. A Second Quarter SEC filing shows that Robinhood Financial (Robinhood) is actually making millions of dollars from selling users’ data to high-frequency trading (HFT) firms.

The British Airways Breach: How Magecart Claimed 380,000 Victims

The British Airways Breach: How Magecart Claimed 380,000 Victims

Recently, Magecart operatives placed one of these digital skimmers on Ticketmaster websites through the compromise of a third-party functionality resulting in a high-profile breach of Ticketmaster customer data.

Mobile spyware maker leaks 2 million records

Mobile spyware maker leaks 2 million records

mSpy, a commercial spyware solution designed to help you spy on kids and partners, has leaked over 2 million records including software purchases and iCloud usernames and authentication tokens of devices running mSky. The data appears to have come from an unsecured database that allowed security researchers to pull out millions of records.

Privacy risks for customers and workers in the gig economy

Privacy risks for customers and workers in the gig economy

As a customer in the gig economy, it’s important to understand that your data is often shared not only with the corporate entity operating a given platform, but also with the workers who use it to find and accept work.

Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks — Krebs on Security

Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks — Krebs on Security

Two weeks ago this author heard from security researcher Kristian Erik Hermansen, who said he’d discovered something curious while logged in to an account at a tiny local bank that uses Fiserv’s platform.

T-Mobile was hit by a data breach affecting around 2 million customers

T-Mobile was hit by a data breach affecting around 2 million customers

T-Mobile has announced that on August 20th, the company was hit by hackers who were able to gain access to personal information from roughly 2 million customers, including the name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and account type of users.