Facebook Had Years to Fix the Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

Facebook Had Years to Fix the Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

That incident differs from the more recent Facebook controversy, in which attackers were able to "scrape” Facebook by enumerating batches of possible phone numbers from more than 100 countries, submitting them to the contact import tool, and manipulating it to return the names, Facebook IDs, and other data users had posted on their profiles.

It Just Got Harder for AI Companies to Import European Personal Data

It Just Got Harder for AI Companies to Import European Personal Data

Last week’s decision means that AI companies can no longer rely on the Privacy Shield program to import personal data from EEA member states to the U.S. There might be a way to make binding corporate rules work for intra-enterprise transfers to the U.S. But for the vast majority of U.S.-based AI companies, they will now need to use the Standard Contractual Clauses as a transfer mechanism.

Microsoft Edge imports data without your permission

Microsoft Edge imports data without your permission

Like any browser, the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge asks if you want to import data from another browser during setup.Like other browsers, Microsoft Edge offers people the opportunity to import data during setup.

What’s the Worst That Could Happen With My Phone Data? Our Journalists Answer Your Questions

What’s the Worst That Could Happen With My Phone Data? Our Journalists Answer Your Questions

We’ve heard this a lot throughout the Privacy Project — even from people we found in the data after we showed up on their doorstep!None of us really has a choice to participate in tracking or not — the system just serves up location data, usually without us noticing.

Over 230 UK Police Disciplined for Computer Misuse

Over 230 UK Police Disciplined for Computer Misuse

Hundreds of UK police officers have been disciplined over the past two financial years for misusing computer systems, a new Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.

Security and privacy key to smart buildings and cities

Security and privacy key to smart buildings and cities

At the core of the security problem is the fact that many of the systems that smart building and cities will need to rely on will be linked to a wide variety of internet of things-connected (IoT) devices and sensors that are potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks.

How to Detect if a browser plugin is spying on you

How to Detect if a browser plugin is spying on you

In this article, I will walk through the typical steps I take to check if any of my data is being sent somewhere I don't like, and then sharing my analysis of the top 10 plugins in Firefox and Chrome: This process won't catch everything - tricky authors can work around these detection measures.

Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub deal

Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub deal

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said in a filing late Thursday it had made $1.3 billion in cash payments in connection to its acquisition of coding hosting startup GitHub. Software developers use GitHub to host and share code as they write it, often using it to distribute open source software.

Data Custody Is A Massive Issue

Data Custody Is A Massive Issue

It refers to the process of having the legal right and authentic control over particular set(s) of data elements which are then authorized for storage and use by any particular custodian(s) of that data.