CBP wants to create a facial recognition database of every non-US citizen traveler to the United States

CBP wants to create a facial recognition database of every non-US citizen traveler to the United States

U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) has filed a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that highlights their ongoing plans to create a facial recognition database with mugshots of all non-US citizen travelers.

300,000 Spotify accounts hacked

300,000 Spotify accounts hacked

Spotify officials suggested that after the hack, users change their passwords and not use the same passwords on other platforms.“Working with Spotify, we confirmed that the database belonged to a group or individual using it to defraud Spotify and its users.

O&O ShutUp10: Free antispy tool for Windows 10

O&O ShutUp10: Free antispy tool for Windows 10

O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.Adapt your security settings Protect your privacy Control location services Do not pass on your user data and diagnostics Further information.

New privacy bill is a data protection reset for Canada

New privacy bill is a data protection reset for Canada

Bill C-11 – and the recently launched consultation on reforming the federal Privacy Act – are both aimed at meeting the new technological challenges and international pressure on Canada to up its personal data protection game.

The 200 Most Common Online Passwords of 2020 Are Awful

The 200 Most Common Online Passwords of 2020 Are Awful

Understandably, it’s difficult to keep track of passwords, especially this year with the rise of online work.According to the survey done by NordPass, nowadays, the average user has around 100 passwords,” Cerniauskaite said.

Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool

Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool

BERLIN (Reuters) - An Austrian privacy advocacy group drew a strongly critical response from Apple on Monday after it said an online tracking tool used in its devices breached European law.

Scammers Expose Facebook Data Haul of 13 Million Records

Scammers Expose Facebook Data Haul of 13 Million Records

Among the 5.5GB haul discovered by vpnMentor on September 21, was 150,000-200,000 Facebook usernames and passwords, and personal info including emails, names and phone numbers for hundreds of thousands who had fallen victim to a Bitcoin scam.

Our Digital Privacy Has Been Compromised: It’s Time We Fought to Take It Back

Our Digital Privacy Has Been Compromised: It’s Time We Fought to Take It Back

If tech companies won’t self-regulate their data collection practices and impose meaningful privacy-protecting restrictions on the way they handle our data, then it’s time for Congress to step up and take action.

Michigan Voters Demand That Police Get Warrants for Electronic Data

Michigan Voters Demand That Police Get Warrants for Electronic Data

The relevant part of the state's constitution will now read:The person, houses, papers, possessions, and electronic data and electronic communications of every person shall be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures.

The next big privacy battles: cross-border data flows and data localization

The next big privacy battles: cross-border data flows and data localization

The EDPS strongly encourages [European Union Institutions] to ensure that any new processing operations or new contracts with any service providers does not involve transfers of personal data to the United States.

Lazada’s Personal Data Breach and Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis of PDPA Compliance

Lazada’s Personal Data Breach and Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis of PDPA Compliance

In other cases where the personal data breach appears to be more a matter of ignorance and one-time mistakes, fines in the similar range as Grabcar Pte Ltd [2020] SGPDPC 14 were imposed.

CDO Question to Ask About Data Protection

CDO Question to Ask About Data Protection

Unless you know what data your organization holds, you can’t track and protect it.Mapping how data is transferred from one system to another helps you understand how personal data moves inside your organization and identify critical privacy compliance issues such as cross-border transfers.

GDPR watchdog’s investigation finds that tracking and consent pop-ups used by Google and other major websites and apps are unlawful.

GDPR watchdog’s investigation finds that tracking and consent pop-ups used by Google and other major websites and apps are unlawful.

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD-GBA) has found serious GDPR infringements in the system Google and others use to legitimise online tracking.

Have issues with Facebook collecting your data? Privacy-first alternative MeWe surges to 9M users

Have issues with Facebook collecting your data? Privacy-first alternative MeWe surges to 9M users

Our personal information is shared and sold across data companies used to target and manipulate us through marketing from social media companies, advertisers and politicians.

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang may not be at the top of the race when it comes to polling (Politico currently has him ranked as the 7th most-popular Democratic contender), but his policies, including support for universal basic income, have made him popular among a subset of young, liberal-leaning, tech-savvy voters.

Data privacy is a collective concern says Ania Calderon from the Open Data Charter

Data privacy is a collective concern says Ania Calderon from the Open Data Charter

Once that clear purpose is defined, it’s helpful to think about how information can be governed in a way that balances both the benefits and the risks.

'You can't ever get privacy back': ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric database until laws pass parliament

'You can't ever get privacy back': ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric database until laws pass parliament

The ACT government will delay uploading drivers' licences to the federal government's planned biometric database until federal legislation passes in a move that has been applauded by privacy advocates.'You can't ever get privacy back': ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric database until laws pass parliament.

Sonos is spying on me… (and you)

Sonos is spying on me… (and you)

Functional Data: This data is absolutely necessary for your Sonos Product or Service, including Sonos Radio, to perform its basic functions in a secure way and you will not be able to opt out from this data collection, sharing, and/or processing if you want to continue to use your Sonos Products.

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Visitor Analytics announces the launch of a website analytics module that needs no cookie consent

Earlier this week, the team at Visitor Analytics, announced the addition of a feature that allows website owners to track their visitors without prior consent, while ensuring them that they are also in compliance with personal data privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA or LGPD.Visitor Analytics is positioned as a privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics and other similar services.

Ontario police used COVID-19 database illegally, civil rights groups find

Ontario police used COVID-19 database illegally, civil rights groups find

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) said in separate reports that many services used the database to look at COVID-19 test results for wide geographic areas and sometimes pulled up personal information unrelated to active calls.

Netherlands: End dangerous mass surveillance policing experiments

Netherlands: End dangerous mass surveillance policing experiments

Police in the Netherlands must immediately stop using algorithmic systems that result in indiscriminate mass surveillance and ethnic profiling, said Amnesty International, in a report which exposes the threat “predictive policing” poses to human rights.

Fashion retailer BrandBQ exposes 1 TB of customers, contractors data

Fashion retailer BrandBQ exposes 1 TB of customers, contractors data

The data exposed amounts to over 1 TB numbering 1 billion records and includes a range of personally identifiable information(PII) of the company’s customers such as full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and payment details without card numbers.

Avoiding Robocalls

Avoiding Robocalls

As such, some of the more privacy-minded people in your contacts list may not appreciate having their phone number shared to an unknown (and probably unsecured) database without their consent.

Airbnb Error Gives Hosts Access to Random Hosts Inboxes

Airbnb Error Gives Hosts Access to Random Hosts Inboxes

The massive data blunder, which was reported by a number of different Airbnb hosts, results in them being served messages and correspondence that included sensitive personal information about hosts and users, including addresses, names, and the codes to get into rental homes.

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft earlier this month exposed a 6.5TB Elastic server to the world that included search terms, location coordinates, device ID data, and a partial list of which URLs were visited.

Bing mobile app database left open to hackers, millions of user data sets compromised

Bing mobile app database left open to hackers, millions of user data sets compromised

Bing is the search engine owned by Microsoft and data related to the mobile app for iOS and Android has been found in an open server.Nearly 100 million records had been collected by bad-actors by the time a second Meow attack hit the server on September 14.

Despite Denials, LAPD Reportedly Used Facial Recognition Nearly 30,000 Times Since 2009

Despite Denials, LAPD Reportedly Used Facial Recognition Nearly 30,000 Times Since 2009

California has enacted a three-year ban on the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras.Last year, San Francisco and Oakland banned the use of any facial recognition by police and other city departments.

Three Interactive Tools for Understanding Police Surveillance

Three Interactive Tools for Understanding Police Surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has three interactive tools that help you learn about the new technologies being deployed around the United States and how they impact you: the Atlas of Surveillance, Spot the Surveillance, and Who Has Your Face?.

Chinese database detailing 2.4 million influential people, their kids, their addresses, and how to press their buttons revealed

Chinese database detailing 2.4 million influential people, their kids, their addresses, and how to press their buttons revealed

“The data collected about individuals and institutions and the overlaid analytic tools from social media platforms provide China enormous benefit in opinion formation, targeting, and messaging.”.

Coronavirus: 18,000 test results published by mistake

Coronavirus: 18,000 test results published by mistake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The information was online for 20 hours before being taken down The details of more than 18,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus were published online by mistake by Public Health Wales.