Hackers have worked out how to exploit security flaws in hook-up apps

Hackers have worked out how to exploit security flaws in hook-up apps

Security experts have issued a warning after three gay hookup apps - including Grindr - and a threesome app were found to expose users' exact locations, just by knowing the publicly available username.

Harpooned by Facebook

Harpooned by Facebook

As smart devices become an ever-larger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies gather information about their users and turn it into profits. Next, Nathan looks at how online gaming companies and Facebook are using big data to profit from people vulnerable to gambling addiction.

Capital One Canada

Capital One Canada

Capital One is not calling or texting customers regarding the cyber incident and is not asking for credit card or account information, or Social Insurance Numbers over the phone or via email.

Librem 5 Smartphone - Final Specs Announced – Purism

Librem 5 Smartphone - Final Specs Announced – Purism

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the Librem 5 hardware and specific components included:. 3 Hardware Kill Switches: WiFi / Bluetooth Cellular Baseband Cameras & microphone All 3 off = additionally disable IMU+compass & GNSS, ambient light.

Massive Capital One breach exposes personal info of 100 million Americans

Massive Capital One breach exposes personal info of 100 million Americans

Banking institution Capital One has just revealed that it’s suffered a data breach that exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, dates of birth, and self-reported incomes of approximately 100 million Americans, and 6 million in Canada, due to a “configuration vulnerability” in the servers of an unnamed cloud computing company hosting the bank’s data.

Fare Payment Without the Stasi

Fare Payment Without the Stasi

Hospitality: visitors and occasional riders should be able to use the system with ease, with flexible options for stored value (including easy top-up options) and daily, weekly, and monthly passes, and no excessive surcharges.

Florida’s DMV is selling drivers’ personal information to bill collectors and data brokers

Florida’s DMV is selling drivers’ personal information to bill collectors and data brokers

A state spokesperson told WFTS there’s no way for Florida residents to opt out if they don’t want their personal information sold:The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides public records as legally required, in accordance with federal and state law, and as a necessary function in order for customers to efficiently conduct everyday business.

Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their preferred names on debit and credit cards

Mastercard will allow transgender customers to use their preferred names on debit and credit cards

Mastercard MA, +0.93% has adopted a new policy aimed at reducing a major source of stress for transgender and non-binary consumers.

The UK Porn Ban — when does it start and how to bypass it?

The UK Porn Ban — when does it start and how to bypass it?

So from this date, those trying to access any porn site from the UK IP address will be asked to provide information that they are over eighteen. The ban applies to people who’re trying to access porn sites from the UK IP, so changing your IP would solve the problem, right?

Banner Health Network Cyberattack Affects 3.7 Million Individuals

Banner Health Network Cyberattack Affects 3.7 Million Individuals

Attackers were discovered to have gained access to the computer system used to process card payments at some of the food and beverage outlets in Banner Health hospitals in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Privacy hazard: Centralized financial blue chips behind Facebook's GlobalCoin

Privacy hazard: Centralized financial blue chips behind Facebook's GlobalCoin

Totally centralized and run by the same payment processors already dominating the financial sector, Facebook's GlobalCoin looks more like a blockchain trojan horse than a cryptocurrency proper. So far a dozen companies have joined Project Libra / GlobalCoin, among them some of the top e-commerce businesses and financial payment processors today:.

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

The Fortune 500 information technology giant secured an exposed server shortly after researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found and reported the leaking data.

Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached

Quest Diagnostics Says Up to 12 Million Patients May Have Had Financial, Medical, Personal Information Breached

Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, warned Monday that nearly 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to an issue with one of its vendors.

Facial recognition tech prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case

Facial recognition tech prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case

Ed Bridges, an office worker from Cardiff, claims South Wales police violated his privacy and data protection rights by using facial recognition technology on him.

Office worker launches UK's first police facial recognition legal action

Office worker launches UK's first police facial recognition legal action

The court heard that thousands of people have had their biometric data taken in the past two years by AFR technology used by South Wales police.

Court Case Challenging Police Use of Facial Recognition Begins

Court Case Challenging Police Use of Facial Recognition Begins

This case is the first major challenge against the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) by police, with pursuer Ed Bridges, a former Lib Dem councillor, saying that poor regulation of the technology breaches human rights.

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

Vanessa Acuña blames an "updating service" that some credit and debit card companies have that allows new account numbers and expiry dates to be shared with merchants customers have dealt with in the past.

SecurityWatch: Make Corporations, Not Customers, Suffer for Data Breaches

SecurityWatch: Make Corporations, Not Customers, Suffer for Data Breaches

On March 29, Earl Enterprises announced that visitors to its chain restaurants may have had their credit card information stolen. If you ate out at specific Buca di Beppo, Chicken Guy!, Earl of Sandwich, Mixology, Planet Hollywood, or Tequila Taqueria, you may have had your credit or debit card information stolen.

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Before this year there was only one jurisdiction that required businesses to accept cash: Massachusetts, which passed a law nearly 40 years ago.“The potential societal cost of a cashless economy I think outweighs the potential benefits for businesses,” said Ritchie Torres, a New York City councilman for the South Bronx who introduced the bill.

“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.

HTTPS Isn't Always As Secure As It Seems

HTTPS Isn't Always As Secure As It Seems

Vulnerabilities that are full-on "leaky" involve more deeply flawed encryption channels between browsers and web servers that would enable an attacker to decrypt all the traffic passing through them.

Pointing to the future: the next step in fraud prevention

Pointing to the future: the next step in fraud prevention

Considering that five million UK consumers had funds stolen from their bank or credit card account in 2017 – at an average cost of £840 each according to comparison site ComparetheMarket – it is vital that issuers are able to resolve payment disputes quickly and efficiently to maintain cardholder loyalty and brand reputation.

Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says

Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says

In a blog post, Paine said the server contained between 25-40 million daily logs, which he said could have identified all the videos searched for and watched from a user’s IP address.

How much privacy do you have left on the web?

How much privacy do you have left on the web?

The former requires providing your mobile phone number which is immediately tied to your real-life identity — more on that soon. So it seems that having your accounts linked to your real-life identity via your mobile phone number is usually unavoidable even if it’s not the same number you normally use.

This is how age verification will work under the UK's porn law

This is how age verification will work under the UK's porn law

"The user verifies their email address and then chooses an age verification option from our list of third party providers, using options such as SMS, credit card, passport, or driving licence," a spokesperson for AgeID explains.

Identity and Card Theft – Shielding Yourself from the Unsafe Small Business

Identity and Card Theft – Shielding Yourself from the Unsafe Small Business

Use credit instead of debit – When running a transaction as debit and entering your PIN, you are foregoing many of the protection features of the card per your user agreement.

Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

with 144 posters participating Share this story This week, Philadelphia's mayor signed a bill that would ban cashless retail stores, according to The Morning Call . The move makes Philadelphia the first major city to require that brick-and-mortar retail stores accept cash.

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Samy Smart TV Based on Android TV Launched for Rs 4,999

Samy Smart TV Based on Android TV Launched for Rs 4,999

Extremely Cheap Price Tag of Samy Smart TV Another interesting fact about this new launch which has nothing to do with the pricing of this television is the condition on which the TV will be available to you.

Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics

Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics

"Whether they’ll be able to be effective inside what’s become a big bureaucracy that makes money off of knowing a ton about us remains to be seen." Jen King, director of consumer privacy at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, thinks it's a sign Facebook may be ready to actually take privacy seriously.

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