Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

In this case, the WSJ reports, Ascension is the "covered entity" as a health care provider and Google is the "business associate."Notably, the press release says nothing about concerns regarding data privacy and questions of the legality of sharing such personal data without patient knowledge.

Tracking NSO, the media shy Israeli firm behind Pegasus

Tracking NSO, the media shy Israeli firm behind Pegasus

October ended with the news that an Israeli spyware called Pegasus was used to snoop around two dozen Indian users of WhatsApp, including notable journalists, lawyers and activists.

Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy extends to internet privacy, rules judge – other states left in the cold

Arizona’s constitutional right to privacy extends to internet privacy, rules judge – other states left in the cold

Notably, the court emphasizes that the Fourth Amendment of the federally binding US Constitution does not protect internet users from having their information handed over to law enforcement without a warrant because users willingly give that information to the third party (the ISP in this case).

Is Apple really a privacy-first company?

Is Apple really a privacy-first company?

Cook said Sign In With Apple differs from Google or Facebook in that it gives users the option to scramble their email address to prevent a third party from stealing it; notably, Facebook and Google generally share user data with their sign-in tools, as they make money primarily from advertising.

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

Although Brainwash appears to be a less popular dataset, it was notably used in 2016 and 2017 by researchers affiliated with the National University of Defense Technology in China for two research projects on advancing the capabilities of object detection to more accurately isolate the target region in an image.

What happens to identity and privacy when every biometric can be faked?

What happens to identity and privacy when every biometric can be faked?

Alongside traditional approaches like passwords and hardware tokens, biometrics are increasingly employed to authenticate people, notably with smartphones, many of which now come with fingerprint sensors and facial recognition built in as standard.

Facebook Under Fire for Collecting Data From Android Apps

Facebook Under Fire for Collecting Data From Android Apps

Though Facebook updated its SDK to collect data with users’ permission after GDPR took effect, many popular apps are yet to incorporate the new update. Notably, Facebook (including Instagram video ads) is expected to generate $10.2 billion in video ad revenues by 2020, which equates to 87.3% of total market revenues.

China may be copying Facebook to build an intelligence weapon

China may be copying Facebook to build an intelligence weapon

Some of the more notable reported data breaches in 2015 include the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), Anthem Inc., Premera Blue Cross, United Airlines, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood Hotels and some lesser known names.