Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

A TechCrunch investigation initially found 17 services selling fake followers or automated notification spam for luring in followers that were openly advertising on Instagram despite blatantly violating the network’s policies.

Carriers Swore They'd Stop Selling Location Data. Will They Ever?

Carriers Swore They'd Stop Selling Location Data. Will They Ever?

"This is a blatant abuse of user privacy, and when companies break their promises to their users, they should expect to be held accountable." Eva Galperin, EFF Bottom line: The carriers said specifically they would stop selling customer location data to third parties.

Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace

Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace

They can turn to someone like Cynthia Stine, who is part of a growing industry of consultants who help sellers navigate the ruthless world of Marketplace and the byzantine rules by which Amazon governs it.

I Visited Facebook’s 'Privacy Shop' And They Still Don’t Get It

I Visited Facebook’s 'Privacy Shop' And They Still Don’t Get It

Credit: Tom's GuideFacebook’s reputation on that front has been less than stellar throughout the past year, and the shop is clearly an effort to change that image and regain the public’s trust.

Amazon Secret Sauce(s) — Why Your Privacy Does Not Matter Anymore

Amazon Secret Sauce(s) — Why Your Privacy Does Not Matter Anymore

AWS is a cloud-computing service where companies can create scalable big data applications and secure them without the need for expensive and complex hardware infrastructure.

This Week in Data Breaches: Amazon, Uber, USPS, and More

This Week in Data Breaches: Amazon, Uber, USPS, and More

Bloom: Take Back Control of Your Data At Bloom, we are giving you the tools to take back control of your data. Bloom enables you to own, authorize the use of, and protect your data using the latest advancements in blockchain technology. More on Privacy and Data Security from Bloom

A new standard for government based data collection – PrivaSecTech

I would like to see every government organization publish whom they have shared personal information with. In summary, related to the specific case at hand, I feel that StatsCan like every other organization in Canada, including political parties, should be bound by privacy laws.

NCIX Database Servers Sold at Auction Without Being Wiped

NCIX Database Servers Sold at Auction Without Being Wiped

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”.

Canada court says ISPs can charge studios for hunting pirates

Canada court says ISPs can charge studios for hunting pirates

Not surprisingly, Rogers characterized the decision as a victory for customers, claiming that millions of people faced "open season" on their personal data if ISPs had to provide info no matter what the cost.

Yahoo, Bucking Industry, Scans Emails for Data to Sell Advertisers

Yahoo, Bucking Industry, Scans Emails for Data to Sell Advertisers

Yahoo’s owner, the Oath unit of Verizon Communications Inc., has been pitching a service to advertisers that analyzes more than 200 million Yahoo Mail inboxes and the rich user data they contain, searching for clues about what products those users might buy, said people who have attended Oath’s presentations as well as current and former employees of the...