Feds probing how personal Medicare info gets to marketers

Feds probing how personal Medicare info gets to marketers

A government watchdog tells The Associated Press it will launch a nationwide audit that may shed light on how seniors’ personal Medicare information is getting to telemarketers, raising concerns about fraud and waste.

California Police Have Been Illegally Sharing License Plate Reader Data

California Police Have Been Illegally Sharing License Plate Reader Data

Some of California’s largest police departments have been collecting millions of images of drivers’ license plates and sharing them with entities around the country—without having necessary security policies in place, in violation of state law, according to a newly released state audit.

California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers

California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers

California police and sheriffs are failing to protect the privacy of drivers on city streets, the California State Auditor’s office determined after a seven-month investigation into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by the Los Angeles Police Department and three other local law enforcement agencies.

Newsrooms, let's talk about Office 365

Newsrooms, let's talk about Office 365

If your organization has an Office 365 Enterprise subscription, find out what rules your organization has set up in eDiscovery, audit logs, as well as any internal policies your organization may have for administrative data retention and access.

How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness Data

How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness Data

Photograph: AppleSpeaking of deleting data, pick Devices from the previous menu, then choose a device from the list, and you can erase everything Apple Health holds on you with a couple of taps.

Google executive refuses to commit to independent audit during Senate hearing

Google executive refuses to commit to independent audit during Senate hearing

Karan Bhatia , Google vice president of global government affairs and public policy, demurred when pressed by senators to undergo an independent audit of the company’s content management practices, as both Facebook and Twitter have done, saying his company is in a “very different situation.”.

How social media companies misuse your data

How social media companies misuse your data

In this article, we are going to look at the instances of social media companies misusing their user’s data and how VID is going to prevent that from happening.

2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

As in previous years, 100 baseline points can be earned in each of the three major assessment categories (consumer protection, site security and privacy).

The IRS wants to use social media to catch tax cheats

The IRS wants to use social media to catch tax cheats

The IRS request goes out of its way to point out that whatever tool the selected vendor creates, if ultimately utilized, will only help auditors shore up previously identified cases, and will “not be used to search the internet or social media sites for purposes of identifying or initiating new tax audits.” It also says agency officials believe such a tool can help in the fight against identity theft, although it does not explain how this would work.

Willy Wonka and the Medical Software Factory

Willy Wonka and the Medical Software Factory

Once on board, employees take a multiweek training course that includes basic business etiquette as well as Epic-specific skill building. Epic’s broad recruiting strategy and perks help draw people in, but over time, it’s the cultures of both Wisconsin and Epic that help keep people there.

Facebook 'log out' boycott underway after alleged black voter suppression

Facebook 'log out' boycott underway after alleged black voter suppression

A civil rights organisation in the US has called for a boycott of after a report found a Russian influence campaign on the platform was working to suppress African-American voter turnout.

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

First, the DPC found that LinkedIn in the US had obtained emails for 18 million people who were not already members of the social network, and then used these in a hashed form for targeted advertisements on the Facebook platform, “with the absence of instruction from the data controller” — that is, LinkedIn Ireland — “as is required.”

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a report last week (via TechCrunch) that covered its activities during the first six months of 2018, in which it highlighted a complaint against LinkedIn. It found that the company used millions of e-mail addresses of non-LinkedIn users to target ads on Facebook.

LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising

LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising

The Data Protection Commissioner conducted an audit of the multinational LinkedIn Ireland, home to the company’s EU headquarters, after it became concerned with “systemic” issues in relation to how the company was processing the personal data of people who were not members of the network.

Bitwarden Completes Third-party Security Audit – Bitwarden Blog

Bitwarden Completes Third-party Security Audit – Bitwarden Blog

In the interest of providing full disclosure, below you will find the technical report that was compiled from the team at Cure53 along with an internal report containing a summary of each issue, impact analysis, and the actions taken/planned by Bitwarden regarding the identified issues and vulnerabilities.

Facebook: MEPs demand a full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

Facebook: MEPs demand a full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

MEPs call on the European Commission to suspend the Privacy Shield agreement (designed to protect EU citizens whose personal data are transferred to the US for commercial purposes), since US authorities failed to comply with its terms by 1 September 2018.