The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) on Sunday said it had suspended the service while it investigates whether the tool infringes on people’s data privacy and security.
The ink wasn’t even dry on that bill when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published their Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, detailing TSA’s plans to work with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to roll out increased biometric collection and screening for all passengers, including Americans traveling domestically.
"As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures and mindsets," the company said in a statement about its decision to ban adult content.
The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. In a statement, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office said: "We have received a data breach report from Marriott involving its Starwood Hotels and will be making enquiries.
These techniques include cell suppression, which prohibits publishing statistical summaries from small groups of respondents; top-coding, in which ages higher than a certain limit are coded as that limit before statistics are computed; noise-injection, in which random values are added to some attributes; and swapping, in which some of the attributes of records representing different individuals or families are swapped.
But the rise of the Internet – now the most important medium for carrying out spying – and the globalized trade of goods and services has led to a burgeoning market for implementing government surveillance around the world.
A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links, two-factor codes, shipping notifications and more.
Making the risk of data breach even greater, law enforcement often stores its iris biometrics on databases operated by vendors and other private third parties.
The desktop variant for Telegram secure messaging app fails to protect chat content locally and offers access to plain text conversations and media that otherwise travel encrypted.
As the researchers go on to show in their paper, it is now possible to take DNA from a supposedly anonymous dataset, find matches in public genetic databases, and then work out the identity of the individual by building a family tree.
TSA says that by moving toward facial recognition technology in a time where travel volume is rising, it’s hoping to reduce the need for physical documents like passports and paper tickets.
A security researcher by the name Elliot Alderson broke the news on Twitter and outlined how he was able to download the entire user database. Sharing his findings, Alderson said that he was able to gain access to users’ names, profile pictures, device types and even private messages.
Already, 60 percent of Americans of Northern European descent — the primary group using the genetic-genealogy sites — can be identified through such databases whether or not they’ve joined one themselves, according to a new study.
GEDmatch, the database investigators used in the Golden State Killer case and subsequent others, does not offer DNA tests itself. To find out exactly how easy it is for genealogists and law enforcement to find genetic matches, Erlich and his team first analyzed MyHeritage’s 1.28 million–person DNA database.
Cops alleged Da Boss and his co-conspirators had access to the Holy Grail for any Internet-age scam artist: a surveillance technology that police and debt collectors use to track most of the United States’ 325 million inhabitants via their Social Security numbers, license plates, address histories, names and dates of birth.
Consequently, no longer are we “innocent until proven guilty” in the face of DNA evidence that places us at the scene of a crime, behavior sensing technology that interprets our body temperature and facial tics as suspicious, and government surveillance devices that cross-check our biometrics, license plates and DNA against a growing database of unsolved crimes and potential criminals.
In one consultation, Liberty claimed, groups were told the new database would include information the goverment and police have no legal right to hold; but will do so regardless.
India’s Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling, said that private companies could no longer require users to provide their Aadhaar details as a condition of service.
Key points: Indian residents cannot receive welfare food rations, other benefits without being entered into Aadhaar Until today, Indian residents have had to link their private bank accounts, mobile numbers and even school admissions to their profile in the government database.
Doering recounts meeting up with a Craigslist seller claiming to have NCIX’ Database servers for only $1500 CAD. Not only did the seller posses three unwiped servers from NCIX, he also had around “300 desktop computers from NCIX’s corporate offices and retails stores”.
Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the trove of information on Amazon infrastructure on September 5 and saw it vanish four days later, suggesting that the company heeded his notifications and took steps to secure its MongoDB server.
A report has now surfaced online that claims FreshMenu had a massive data breach back in 2016; a breach that exposed personal data of over 110,000 customers including their names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, device information, and order histories. One of the app's users from India claims that their email address was part of the breach.
Bengaluru-based cyber security analyst and software developer Anand Venkatanarayanan, who also analysed the software for HuffPost India and shared his findings with the NCIIPC government authority, said the patch was assembled by grafting code from older versions of the Aadhaar enrolment software—which had fewer security features— on to newer versions of the software.
Should hackers have gained access to this database, they could've potentially figured out the real identities of users either through the app itself or through other services where those credentials are identical.
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.
mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, has leaked millions of sensitive records online, including passwords, call logs, text messages, contacts, notes and location data secretly collected from phones running the stealthy spyware.