Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

It finds that for under $50, criminals can sell a person's complete digital life on the dark web, including data from breached social media accounts; banking details; remote access to servers or desktops; data from popular services like Uber, Netflix, and Spotify; and accounts for gaming websites, dating apps and porn websites, which might include credit card information.

The Facebook Dilemma

The Facebook Dilemma

On Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Even your Gmail account isn’t as private as you thought: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection,” states Google’s policy.

Privacy for Tigers

The issues sprawl across many of the technical and policy areas of classical security and privacy. Our work is targeted at wildlife aggregation sites that enable conservationists, scientists, and citizens to upload large numbers of images and other observations, which are then analysed to discover facts about endangered species.

The USMCA, international trade and your digital rights

The USMCA, international trade and your digital rights

The USMCA contains a number of positive provisions that recognize the realities of e-commerce and take steps to ensure that member countries limit barriers to digital trade. Trade agreements like the USMCA also limit the ability of member countries to make their own policies and strategies for the emerging digital world.

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

What happens when life insurance companies track fitness data?

Last week, life insurance company John Hancock Financial announced that it would only sell so-called interactive policies that allow customers to share fitness data in exchange for discounts.

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Banning anonymous social media accounts will do more harm than good | James Ball

Angela Rayner became the latest in a long line of politicians to suggest that anonymous social media accounts should be banned in an attempt on Sunday to crack down on abusive and threatening behaviour online.

Why your online privacy matters

What Is Privacy? Privacy is closing your bedroom curtains when getting ready for bed. Privacy is visiting with your doctor behind closed doors. Mostly because people don’t really understand what digital privacy entails.

Activity tracker like iPhone or Apple Watch now mandatory for John Hancock life insurance

Activity tracker like iPhone or Apple Watch now mandatory for John Hancock life insurance

It will no longer be possible to buy a life insurance policy from John Hancock – one of the largest insurers in the US – without agreeing to use an activity tracker. What about an activity tracker logging a strenuous hike as a risk factor?

John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies

John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies

John Hancock’s U.S. life insurance customers can choose from a basic Vitality program in which customers log their activity in an app or website and can receive gift cards for major retailers after reaching their milestones, or an expanded program that offers wearable devices and discounts of up to 15 percent on premiums, among other benefits, the company said.