HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether Nokia-branded phones had breached data rules after a report said the handsets sent information to China.
Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.
Facebook confirmed Thursday in a blog post, prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, that it stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years. Both companies said passwords were stored in plaintext and not scrambled.
Judicial Order: Companies earned a star in this category if they require that the government obtain a warrant from a judge before handing over user data (either content or metadata).
stored up to 600 million user account passwords without encryption and viewable as plain text to tens of thousands of company employees, according to a report Thursday by cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs.
A new report (PDF) reveals that the vast majority of EU member state websites are laden with third-party cookies that are not disclosed to visitors. Third-party service plugins and embeds are the main way in which trackers landed on government and public health sector websites according to the report.
Germany's states have voted to introduce federal legislation that would criminalize the act of providing technical infrastructure for so-called dark-web marketplaces where illegal activities take place.
The report notes that law enforcement can use facial recognition technology for four purposes: arrest identification (to confirm an arrestee's ID), field identification (to ID a person stopped by an officer), investigative identification (to obtain images for IDing an unidentified suspect), and real-time surveillance (to match unidentified folks to a watchlist).
Twitter is adding new options to its reporting process for tweets that share personal information, adding much more specific fields that users can highlight when submitting reports.
These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright PA Image caption A Lords committee wants tech companies to have one overarching regulator setting rules for user privacy, data and anti-social content Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, must improve their "inadequate" responses to privacy and data breaches and anti-social content, a House of Lords report says.
In this report we take a hard look at the right to privacy and its reality for women, trans and gender diverse people. We hope this report will be read as a call for action: privacy needs to be reclaimed by women, trans and gender diverse people.
The need for a gendered right to privacy All of these cases show that with technologies transforming our experience of the world, we will need a right to privacy well suited to protect women and gender diverse people from new forms of abuses, which will keep emerging as long as the patriarchal structures that fuel gender-based violence remain unchallenged.
Kimberly Adams: In your survey you found an estimated drop of 15 million fewer Facebook users in the U.S. today than in 2017. Courtesy of Edison Research and Triton Digital Adams: Do you have any sense as to why people are leaving Facebook in particular?
Major Android mobile apps from companies including Yelp and Duolingo send data that could be used to personally identify you for ad tracking straight to Facebook immediately upon logging in, according to a new report from the London-based UK charity and watchdog group Privacy International (PI) .
Good news for language-learners: Duolingo has promised us to remove the Facebook SDK App Events component from both the Android and iOS apps in the next version releases. As it stands, the Facebook SDK is designed to automatically transmit personal data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app .
LISTEN TO ARTICLE 1:35 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email Email Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg It’s a short -- but startling -- passage tucked inside Microsoft Corp.’s periodic cybersecurity report: State-sponsored hackers attacked several financial services firms and stole “large sums of cash.” The account provides another reminder that hackers are successfully preying on parts of an industry where customer confidence is paramount, and that’s sometimes reluctant to disclose serious attacks.
REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo Joseph Cannataci, the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy, submitted the draft questionnaire - touching on everything from chatrooms to systematic surveillance - to the U.N. Human Rights Council, and invited comments by June 30.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union expects to conclude the first of seven investigations into the company’s use of personal data this summer and the remainder by the end of the year, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner said on Thursday.
Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops' facial recog tech slammed READ MORE The overall tone was that the design of live facial recognition trials needed to be more rigorous, and the tech should be used with a large dollop of caution, plenty of independent oversight and only if it actually works.
Bye-bye passwords on Android: Now, use fingerprint to log in to apps, websites As the debate over the countless privacy issues rages on, security remains a key concern as users information is on the risk.
The report from Pepper IoT and Dark Cubed detailed a wide variety of security issues and privacy flaws in common Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including some cases where devices such as smart light bulbs were communicating personal data and information to third-party companies in China.
On one side Mozilla is pressured by organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amnesty International, and The Intercept to decline DarkMatter's request, while on the other side DarkMatter claims it never abused its TLS certificate issuance powers for anything bad, hence there's no reason to treat it any differently from other CAs that have applied in the past.
On Friday the publication reported that at least 11 apps were sharing sensitive user information - including blood pressure and menstrual cycles - with the social media giant.
It also claimed it doesn't use sensitive data captured in custom app events to personalize products like ads and the News Feed, and it automatically deletes some types of intimate data it receives, including social security numbers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data.