Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules

Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules

In the UK, where the government is accelerating the development of robots in the benefits system, the chairman of the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, Stephen Timms, said: “This ruling by the Dutch courts demonstrates that parliaments ought to look very closely at the ways in which governments use technology in the social security system, to protect the rights of their citizens.”.

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

A Navy spokesman said Naval and Marine personnel who use government issued smart devices are generally allowed to use popular commercial apps, including common social media apps, but from time to time specific programs that present security threats are banned.

Exclusive: China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe - sources

Exclusive: China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe - sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a U.S. national security panel’s inquiry into the safety of the personal data it handles, people familiar with the matter said.

Why hospitals are a weak spot in U.S. cybersecurity

Why hospitals are a weak spot in U.S. cybersecurity

"Cybercriminals know they are a soft target where they can access patient records and social security numbers and other information," Suzanne Schwartz, a deputy director in the FDA's device center, tells Axios.

FBI plans to look at your social media even more than it already does

FBI plans to look at your social media even more than it already does

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently looking to acquire new tools to monitor the social media accounts of individuals it believes pose a threat to national security.

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Maxine Waters, Carolyn Maloney, Lacy Clay, Al Green, and Stephen Lynch wrote to the $556 billion social network's top executives to ask it to impose a moratorium on Libra until regulators and Congress have had time to explore concerns, including the risk of hacking, data security, and global financial security.

885 Million Records Reportedly Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

885 Million Records Reportedly Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Shoval told Krebs that the title agency had collected “all kinds of documents from both the buyer and seller, including Social Security numbers, drivers licenses, account statements, and even internal corporate documents if you’re a small business.” The records dated back to at least 2003, he said.

“5 Surprisingly Easy Ways We Let People Steal Our Identity.” (From our Forums.)

“5 Surprisingly Easy Ways We Let People Steal Our Identity.” (From our Forums.)

When personal information is fraudulently used to open new accounts, BJS says, people affected experience a lot financial problems in the future. Someone calls you claiming to be from your bank and asks for sensitive personally identifiable information like your social security number.

Facebook Caught Asking Some Users Passwords for Their Email Accounts

Facebook Caught Asking Some Users Passwords for Their Email Accounts

However, Facebook has been found asking some newly-registered users to provide the social network with the passwords to their email accounts, which according to security experts is a terrible idea that could threaten privacy and security of its users.

Trump Administration Aims To Use Facebook To Spy On People Collecting Disability

Trump Administration Aims To Use Facebook To Spy On People Collecting Disability

The aim is to use a form of federal surveillance to monitor social media posts of Social Security disability payment recipients to see whether they’re really disabled.

China’s “democracy” includes mandatory apps, mass chat surveillance

China’s “democracy” includes mandatory apps, mass chat surveillance

Your voice is heard A February 22 China National Computer Emergency Response Team (CNCERT) alert warned that 486 MongoDB database servers out of approximately 25,000 such servers connected to the Internet had "information leakage risks." Apparently, some of those MongoDB servers were part of a social media and messaging collection and processing system used by Chinese law enforcement and security personnel to monitor and investigate citizens' communications.

Now Facebook is allowing anyone to look you up using your security phone number

Now Facebook is allowing anyone to look you up using your security phone number

For years social media Big Brother started pestering its users to secure their account with two-factor authentication (2FA) by prompting them to enter their phone number so they could get a text with a security code login when logging into their account from a new device for the first time.

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

When Facebook users learned last March that the social media giant had given their sensitive information to political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla (parent company of the security-focused browser Firefox) reacted fast: Within eight hours, the product team had built a browser extension called the Facebook Container.

The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

A law he proposed would have forced many residents to give samples of their DNA to a state database, to be stored with their name and Social Security number.

Multiple iOS apps are reportedly sharing sensitive data with Facebook

Multiple iOS apps are reportedly sharing sensitive data with Facebook

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.

Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse

Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse

Sponsor Content The original mortgage documents were converted into digital files that were not easily readable, but people’s highly sensitive personal information, including names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and other information was accessible in the database for at least two weeks.

Facebook's privacy problems: a roundup

Facebook's privacy problems: a roundup

Facebook disclosed on Friday that a bug may have affected up to 6.8 million users, allowing app developers to see photos that users had uploaded but never posted – but this was hardly the first mea culpa the social media giant has had to send out regarding data and security as of late.

Equifax Breach "Entirely Preventable": House Oversight Committee

Equifax Breach "Entirely Preventable": House Oversight Committee

The House Committee recommended that Equifax "provide more transparency to consumers" about data use and security practices and reduce the use of social security numbers as identifiers, longstanding priorities of EPIC.

How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American

How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American

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.

European Nation Microchips National ID Cards For Banking, Voting, Insurance

European Nation Microchips National ID Cards For Banking, Voting, Insurance

"Since the turn of the 21st century, Estonia has offered each citizen a government-issued 'digital identity' — including a chip-embedded national ID card that can be used for social security, health insurance, voter registration, banking and much more," the Los Angeles Times reported.

Privacy under attack, but does anybody care?

Privacy under attack, but does anybody care?

Carnegie Mellon privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti has run a series of tests that reveal people will surrender personal information like Social Security numbers just to get their hands on a measly 50-cents-off coupon.

12 months on from Equifax breach: No change?

12 months on from Equifax breach: No change?

A year ago … 145.5 million U.S. adults had their social security numbers stolen in an easily preventable breach. Equifax is one of many problems that will keep happening if people continue to use SSN for identity.

How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft – AXEL – Medium

How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft – AXEL – Medium

Identity theft is a crime in which an unauthorized party obtains personal or financial information such as your name, address, driver’s license, social security number (SSN), credit card and/or bank statements to assume your identity and make transactions or purchases.