Pseudonymization vs. Encryption: Fight!

Pseudonymization vs. Encryption: Fight!

IDC 2020 predictions show that enterprises will prepare for the digitized economy by accelerating investments in key technologies and new operating models to become hyper speed, hyperscaled, and hyperconnected organizations.

Is the GDPR finally going to get some teeth?

Is the GDPR finally going to get some teeth?

The Irish DPC finds itself in this position because of the way that the GDPR works: when there are privacy problems, the cases are brought by the data protection authority of the EU nation in which the company concerned is based.

Reddit Finally Shares How Many Daily Users It Has

Reddit Finally Shares How Many Daily Users It Has

This is a stat called "daily active users" that other social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, share in company updates.Previously, Reddit only shared its monthly active users (430 million, as of last year).

Privacy Litigation Series: Lane v. Facebook

Privacy Litigation Series: Lane v. Facebook

Although nothing could substitute Sean Lane’s wife’s genuine surprise for getting a diamond ring as a present, Facebook lost this case and the privacy justice was served leading to the discontinuation of Beacon.

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

After tech behemoths like Twitter moved to ban Trump and thousands of other far-right accounts, millions moved to apps like Signal and Telegram for their encrypted messaging services."Signal is [pretty] much a classic 'messenger' product, end-to-end encrypted by default," Isaac explained.

How Signal Became the Most Popular App in the World Overnight, and Why It Matters

How Signal Became the Most Popular App in the World Overnight, and Why It Matters

Finally, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy earlier this week, and required users to accept that it shares some information with Facebook before continuing to use the app.

Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

On Signal, a Florida-based militia group said on Monday that it was organizing its chats in small, city-by-city groups limited to a few dozen people each, according to messages seen by The New York Times.

Apple’s new privacy labels show how data hungry Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are

Apple’s new privacy labels show how data hungry Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are

In Facebook Messenger’s case, the information is used for everything from third party advertising, to analytics, product personalization, app functionality, and even something called “other purposes.” Facebook has called these privacy labels misleading and “anti-competitive.” On the privacy preserving end of the spectrum is Signal, which collects none of that information.

WhatsApp users are really Facebook customers now – it's getting harder to forget that

WhatsApp users are really Facebook customers now – it's getting harder to forget that

WhatsApp is open about the changes, emphasising that the “key updates” affect how the company processes user data, and how businesses can use a new set of features that integrate WhatsApp’s shopping features with Facebook’s wider business.

Skype say: we respects your privacy. We are committed to keeping your personal data private

Skype say: we respects your privacy. We are committed to keeping your personal data private

For several days now, WhatsApp users have been invited to accept a new condition for using the instant messaging service: the company explains that from February 8, data will be shared with Facebook, otherwise the service will be inaccessible.

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

JustGetMyData is a website that helps users navigate sites like Facebook and Twitter so they can download a copy of their data and see what, exactly, our favorite websites know about us.Retrieving a copy of your personal data can be a similarly complicated process, but JustGetMyData makes it a little easier.

Intel Aiming to Bring Face ID-Like Authentication to ATMs, Gates, Door Locks, and More With 'RealSense ID'

Intel Aiming to Bring Face ID-Like Authentication to ATMs, Gates, Door Locks, and More With 'RealSense ID'

Intel says RealSense ID has built-in "anti-spoofing technology" to protect against false entry attempts using photographs, videos, or masks, resulting in a one in a million false acceptance rate.RealSense ID is only activated through user awareness and will not authenticate unless prompted by a pre-registered user, according to Intel.

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

Email address Phone number Search history Device ID WhatsApp. Device ID User ID Advertising Data Purchase History Coarse Location Phone Number Email Address Contacts Product Interaction Crash Data Performance Data Other Diagnostic Data Payment Info Customer Support Product Interaction Other User Content Facebook Messenger.

Why everybody has something to hide

Why everybody has something to hide

Even in liberal states, there is a very different danger: manipulation .With the knowledge of what companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon get through data they can influence what you should buy, what the information, news and books are that you receive and theoretically also what information is better withheld from you.

Vienna Superior Court: Facebook can "bypass" GDPR consent, but must give access to data

Vienna Superior Court: Facebook can "bypass" GDPR consent, but must give access to data

This was clearly intended to circumvent the stricter data protection requirements demanded by EU lawmakers: Facebook users now have fewer rights under the GDPR than they did before under the old data protection law because, according to the Vienna Higher Regional Court, they have entered into a contract to receive personalized advertising.

Google, Facebook reportedly agreed to work together to fight antitrust probes

Google, Facebook reportedly agreed to work together to fight antitrust probes

The final version of the suit made public last week (PDF) alleged that Google and Facebook signed a secret agreement in 2018 that "fixes prices and allocates markets between Google and Facebook as competing bidders in the auctions for publishers' Web display and in-app advertising inventory.".

Why I don't believe in encrypted mail providers anymore

Why I don't believe in encrypted mail providers anymore

In the case of Protonmail, another encrypted mail provider, you'll need to find OpenPGP keys and you're basically back to square one.Tutanota doesn't have any bulk tools but it's easy enough to just shift-click all the email in the desktop client and export to eml files.

Facebook Managers Trash Their Own Ad Targeting in Unsealed Remarks

Facebook Managers Trash Their Own Ad Targeting in Unsealed Remarks

The documents feature internal Facebook communications in which managers appear to admit to major flaws in ad targeting capabilities, including that ads reached the intended audience less than half of the time they were shown and that data behind a targeting criterion was “all crap.” Facebook says the material is presented out of context.

Facebook Declared War on Apple, and It Just May Signal the End of Facebook

Facebook Declared War on Apple, and It Just May Signal the End of Facebook

The ads attacked Apple's new privacy changes, which Facebook claims will severely hurt small businesses, and "will change the internet as we know it--for the worse.".What about Facebook's argument that Apple's new policy will change the internet for the worse?.

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company NSO

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company NSO

(Reuters) - Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned that the Israeli firm’s tools were “powerful, and dangerous.”.

Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers

Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers

A spokesperson for the firm says its “limited and targeted” use of facial recognition is to “identify when a known repeat offender enters one of our stores.”.

A Facebook bug exposed Instagram users’ personal email addresses and birthdays

A Facebook bug exposed Instagram users’ personal email addresses and birthdays

The experimental upgrade meant that if a Facebook business account was linked to Instagram and was included in the test group, the Business Suite tool would show additional information about a person alongside any direct message — including their supposedly private email address and birthday.

Facebook now warning users about impacts on ads due to new iOS 14 privacy features

Facebook now warning users about impacts on ads due to new iOS 14 privacy features

As noted by some users today and now confirmed by 9to5Mac, Facebook is now promoting banners on some of its iOS apps, once again criticizing Apple for the changes in App Store privacy guidelines.

Facebook Criticising Apple’s iOS 14 Privacy Changes is a Hypocrisy

Facebook Criticising Apple’s iOS 14 Privacy Changes is a Hypocrisy

During WWDC 2020, Apple had announced a new iOS 14 privacy-based feature that sent chills down the spine of advertisement agencies.framework only a month away, Facebook is trying to sabotage it by running campaigns to pressurize Apple into postponing the new iOS 14 privacy feature.

Facebook Runs Second Full-Page Ad Criticizing Apple, Says Opt-In Tracking Will Make the Internet Worse

Facebook Runs Second Full-Page Ad Criticizing Apple, Says Opt-In Tracking Will Make the Internet Worse

For the second consecutive day, Facebook is running a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post that claims Apple's tracking change will harm not only small businesses, but the internet as a whole.

Privacy matters even if "you have nothing to hide"

Privacy matters even if "you have nothing to hide"

The overwhelming majority of people do not seem to care about privacy.The question about privacy is not about hiding, it is about sharing.Increasingly, Big Tech, the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, are sharing more and more information with governments.

Facebook will move UK users to US terms, avoiding EU privacy laws

Facebook will move UK users to US terms, avoiding EU privacy laws

Facebook’s UK users will remain subject to UK privacy law, which for now tracks the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

New York City Council votes to prohibit businesses from using facial recognition without public notice

New York City Council votes to prohibit businesses from using facial recognition without public notice

New York City Council today passed a privacy law for commercial establishments that prohibits retailers and other businesses from using facial recognition or other biometric tracking without public notice.

New report shows Google tracks 80% of the Web, with Amazon likely to overtake Facebook as second-worst privacy threat

New report shows Google tracks 80% of the Web, with Amazon likely to overtake Facebook as second-worst privacy threat

The contrast is stark when comparing to our 2017 Tracking the Trackers study which found Google to have a 64.4% reach on US sites.In the EU, Google trackers exist on 87.5% of Web sites compared to 86.4% in the US.

U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states accused Facebook on Wednesday of buying up its rivals to illegally squash competition, and they called for the deals to be unwound, escalating regulators’ battle against the biggest tech companies in a way that could remake the social media industry.