UK’s largest airline, easyJet, reveals January 2020 breach of 9 million customer records

UK’s largest airline, easyJet, reveals January 2020 breach of 9 million customer records

All in all, approximately 9 million customers were affected by the EasyJet hack.The EasyJet disclosure also revealed that 2,208 of the 9 million affected customers had their credit card information accessed but nobody had their passport records accessed.easyJet breach affects 9 million customers.

EasyJet admits data of nine million hacked

EasyJet admits data of nine million hacked

It said email addresses and travel details had been stolen and that 2,208 customers had also had their credit card details "accessed".The firm has informed the UK's Information Commissioner's Office while it investigates the breach.

American Panopticon: How a Small Town Foreshadowed the Surveillance State—The Appendix

American Panopticon: How a Small Town Foreshadowed the Surveillance State—The Appendix

Taylor’s plan “consisted in placing the pupils in small separate apartments, open on one side, so that every one, both in the main floor and in the gallery was under the eye of the teacher at his stand, while no one could see any other of the students.” In short, a Panopticon.Hooker and Taylor redesigned Lowville Academy as a twelve-sided, two-story brick structure.

Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for iOS

Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for iOS

You can customize your protection by turning off Enhanced Tracking Protection for individual websites and choosing from two levels of protection, Standard or Strict.By tapping the shield icon you can see how many trackers a website has, and choose to disable Enhanced Tracking Protection for specific websites only.

Signal becomes European Commission’s messaging app of choice in security clampdown

Signal becomes European Commission’s messaging app of choice in security clampdown

The European Commission has told its staff to switch to the encrypted Signal messaging app in a move that’s designed to increase the security of its communications.

Google faces state lawsuit alleging misuse of schoolkids’ private data

Google faces state lawsuit alleging misuse of schoolkids’ private data

"To drive adoption in more schools—and to alleviate legitimate concerns about its history of privacy abuses—Google has been making public statements and promises that are designed to convince parents, teachers, and school officials that Google takes student privacy seriously and that it only collects education-related data from students using its platform," the suit says, adding that Google also made public promises not to mine student data for commercial purposes.

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data

(AP) — New Mexico's attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.

Google sued by New Mexico over claims it spies on US students

Google sued by New Mexico over claims it spies on US students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pupils in California open new Chromebook laptop computers The attorney general of the US state of New Mexico is suing Google, accusing the company of illegally collecting the personal data of school children.

This is not Huawei to reassure people about Beijing's spying eyes: Trivial backdoor found in HiSilicon's firmware for net-connected cams, recorders

This is not Huawei to reassure people about Beijing's spying eyes: Trivial backdoor found in HiSilicon's firmware for net-connected cams, recorders

A hardware probester going by the name of Vladislav Yarmak explained on Monday how the tech giant left a remote debugging and management tool in its firmware used in network-connected video recorders and security cameras.

Time to (re-)evaluate your cookie and consent management platform

Time to (re-)evaluate your cookie and consent management platform

Likewise, some current implementations don’t even have an opt-out option, it’s “opt-in” or nothing, which leads to another consideration right now: Make clear you’re collecting the cookies (or any personal data) for a specific purpose .

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

“Regardless of the exact number of care homes involved, given the volume of documentation and size of Doorstep Dispensaree’s business, it appears likely that hundreds and possibly even thousands of data subjects have been affected,” read the notice.

Uber to allow audio recording of rides, aiming to launch feature in US

Uber to allow audio recording of rides, aiming to launch feature in US

Uber will allow passengers and drivers in Brazil and Mexico to record audio of their rides as it attempts to improve its safety record and image, and eventually it hopes to launch the feature into other markets including the United States.

Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK

Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK

"The ICO has stated that it has not discovered evidence that the data of Facebook users in the EU was transferred to Cambridge Analytica," he added.The ICO argued that Facebook did not do enough to protect users' information.

California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Sides with Amazon over Californians

California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Sides with Amazon over Californians

California lawmaker should recuse herself from negotiations on state privacy legislation –– close ties to Amazon Ring creates a conflict of interest.

Facebook, Google didn't plan on being monopolies, but now they're 'too pervasive,' tech investor says

Facebook, Google didn't plan on being monopolies, but now they're 'too pervasive,' tech investor says

Patricof said antitrust laws need to be revised, joining calls from scholars and academics who have argued for a paradigm shift in how monopolies are regulated.The amount of data available to Facebook and Google, which only increases each time the companies acquire smaller competitors, puts them in an unfair position, Patricof said.

Anxious parents spy on US summer camps by phone

Anxious parents spy on US summer camps by phone

Summer camp surveillance is booming.While boys and girls at camps across the US are making new friends and trying unfamiliar activities in bucolic settings, the camps themselves are providing daily updates to tens of thousands of parents on their offspring.

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Any non-essential cookies, including third party cookies used for the purposes of online advertising or web analytics, require prior consent to the GDPR standard. Being fairer, more transparent and accountable to the people who use your website will increase their trust and confidence in you.

HIPAA nightmare: An IT vendor’s error left more than 300,000 files with protected health information exposed

HIPAA nightmare: An IT vendor’s error left more than 300,000 files with protected health information exposed

Medico, Inc.’s IT vendor’s error left at least two Amazon buckets unsecured More than 300,000 files contained protected health information related to patient billing, complete with insurance information and treatment codes Leaks were independently discovered by at least three researchers using different search methods It’s been a rough few months in terms of business associates or third parties disclosing breaches of protected health information.

Stalkerware Warning: Your Partner or Ex May Be Tracking Your Smartphone

Stalkerware Warning: Your Partner or Ex May Be Tracking Your Smartphone

Anti-virus software researchers report that thousands of people, mostly women, have “stalkerware” apps hidden on their phones — surreptitiously installed by their partners — that give the stalker access to the victim’s email, location, SMS, social media messages and even live feeds from their device cameras or microphones.

As Privacy Regulations Tighten, There May Be An SDK-Based Solution For Ad Tech And RTB

As Privacy Regulations Tighten, There May Be An SDK-Based Solution For Ad Tech And RTB

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently put the ad tech industry on notice that its real-time bidding (RTB) practices for handling consumer data are not compatible with European regulations.

Statement: Intention to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 million under GDPR for data breach

Statement: Intention to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 million under GDPR for data breach

Following an extensive investigation the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

ICO statement: Intention to fine British Airways £183.39m under GDPR for data breach

ICO statement: Intention to fine British Airways £183.39m under GDPR for data breach

Following an extensive investigation the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39M for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a cyber incident notified to the ICO by British Airways in September 2018.

The Trump administration is thinking about banning end-to-end encryption

The Trump administration is thinking about banning end-to-end encryption

The US government is still unsure of what to do about the phenomenon, and it’s actually going as far as to consider legislation that would ban end-to-end encryption.

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

Adding YubiKey Support to Brave for iOS

“We’re pleased that websites with strong U2F or WebAuthn authentication support will work in Brave on iOS devices, allowing the same durable hardware security key to protect accounts on any device.

Mozilla plans far-reaching changes to Protective features in Firefox

Mozilla plans far-reaching changes to Protective features in Firefox

Mozilla plans to improve the protective features of the Firefox web browser further by making user interface changes, introducing social blocking as a new tracking protection feature and protection reports, and launching a new service called Firefox Proxy.

Hardware Security Keys Keep Getting Recalled; Are They Safe?

Hardware Security Keys Keep Getting Recalled; Are They Safe?

We recommend hardware security keys like Yubico’s YubiKeys and Google’s Titan Security Key. But both manufacturers have recently recalled keys due to hardware flaws, and that sounds a little worrying. Physical security keys like Google’s Titan Security Key and Yubico’s YubiKeys use the WebAuthn standard, the successor to U2F , to help protect your accounts.

Security lapse exposed private Theta photos

Security lapse exposed private Theta photos

Millions of photos taken by Theta camera owners — some private and unlisted — were left exposed after security researchers found an open database without a password.

Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Regulators are divvying up antitrust oversight of the Silicon Valley giants and lawmakers are investigating whether they have stifled competition and hurt consumers. The question of whether tech companies violate antitrust laws has long been the subject of academic debates and industry griping.

Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

On Thursday this week, however, an individual using the pseudonym "Boris Bullet-Dodger" contacted The Register , alerting us to the hack, and provided a list of files exfiltrated from Perceptics' corporate network as proof.

ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

The ICO issued a preliminary enforcement notice to HMRC on April 4, 2019 stating the Information Commissioner’s initial decision to compel the department to delete all biometric data held under the Voice ID system for which it does not have explicit consent.