EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts with EU institutions

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts with EU institutions

“Though the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary results reveal serious concerns over the compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules and the role of Microsoft as a processor for EU institutions using its products and services,” the EDPS says in a statement.

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

“In general, we do not comment on dedicated, single cases,” Bernd Redecker, director of corporate security and fraud management at Diebold Nixdorf, said in a phone call.So far across the different states of Germany, 82 cases of ATM cash out is recorded.

Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker did not warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker did not warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

NY Attorney General Letitia James said today the complaint stems from a 2015 raid on Dunkin’s website: fraudsters broke into individual customer accounts, stole those victims’ payment card info from the compromised Dunkin profiles, and sold that sensitive information online.

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

5, 2018, Microsoft challenged a secrecy order issued by a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York in connection with a federal national security investigation," wrote Microsoft general counsel Dev Stahlkopf.

DoorDash confirms data breach affected 4.9 million customers, workers and merchants

DoorDash confirms data breach affected 4.9 million customers, workers and merchants

The food delivery company said in a blog post Thursday that 4.9 million customers, delivery workers and merchants had their information stolen by hackers.Both delivery workers and merchants had the last four digits of their bank account numbers stolen.

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook indicated on Friday that the scale of its data privacy issues was far larger than it had previously acknowledged, as it suspended tens of thousands of apps for transgressions that included improperly sucking up its users’ personal information.

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that Departments of Motor Vehicles should not profit from drivers' personal information after a Motherboard investigation found DMVs across the country selling data to a wide array of companies, including private investigators.

Google Faces New Antitrust Probe From 50 Attorneys General

Google Faces New Antitrust Probe From 50 Attorneys General

Google has another antitrust probe to worry about, after 50 attorneys general said on Monday they’re opening a collective investigation into the tech giant’s dominance of online advertising.Read original story Google Faces New Antitrust Probe From 50 Attorneys General At TheWrap.

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.

Facebook joins Google in states’ antitrust crosshairs

Facebook joins Google in states’ antitrust crosshairs

Gen. Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of states looking into whether Facebook “stifled competition and put users at risk” by increasing the price of advertising, reducing consumer-choice quality and mishandling personal information, according to a statement Friday.

Dozens of US states are reportedly ganging up on Facebook and Google by launching antitrust investigations

Dozens of US states are reportedly ganging up on Facebook and Google by launching antitrust investigations

The Journal said t he Facebook probe will be led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who has voiced concern before over how tech giants handle personal data.

Facebook on the hook as states launch competition, privacy probe

Facebook on the hook as states launch competition, privacy probe

"I’m launching an investigation into Facebook to determine whether their actions endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising," New York attorney general Letitia James said this morning.

Google reportedly targeted by states in coming antitrust probe

Google reportedly targeted by states in coming antitrust probe

The investigation comes as Google and other Silicon Valley giants face increased scrutiny from government officials and regulators.The Justice Department in July announced an antitrust probe into the tech industry more broadly, targeting Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

Grant West , a 27-year-old resident of Kent, England, targeted several well-known companies around the world since 2015 to obtain the financial data of tens of thousands of customers and then sold that data on underground forums in exchange for Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies.

Manhattan DA Got Innocent People's Google Phone Data Through A 'Reverse Location' Search Warrant

Manhattan DA Got Innocent People's Google Phone Data Through A 'Reverse Location' Search Warrant

Law enforcement authorities in New York are joining a nationwide trend to push Google to share phone data on anyone using its location tracking services near the time and scene of a crime.

Proposed bill would make monopolies pay “serious” fines

Proposed bill would make monopolies pay “serious” fines

The proposed law basically seeks to deter anticompetitive and monopolistic behavior by charging great gobs of money against the companies that get caught doing it.And in that same week, Facebook said it was the target of an FTC antitrust investigation, separate from the FTC's probes into its privacy practices.

Facebook hit with new questions over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook hit with new questions over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is facing new questions over its handling of the Cambridge Analytica debacle even after a record settlement with the FTC ended a year-long investigation by regulators into the matter.

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

After the officers tried to use his face to unlock the phone, they took him to a police station, where, he said, he was roughed up and interrogated. He said the plainclothes officers who arrested him did not identify themselves until they reached the police station.

The FTC is investigating Facebook. Again.

The FTC is investigating Facebook. Again.

But focusing on pricing alone doesn't help when regulators look at companies like Facebook or Google, because the financial cost to the individual user is $0.

Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube

Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube

The settlement comes after an FTC investigation over whether the tech giant sufficiently protected the data of children using the platform, according to a Friday report from The Washington Post citing two people familiar with the matter.

As Russian “FaceApp” gobbles up user photos, Schumer asks FBI to investigate

As Russian “FaceApp” gobbles up user photos, Schumer asks FBI to investigate

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for a federal investigation into FaceApp, saying the Russian-operated mobile application "could pose national security and privacy risks for millions of US citizens.". This has raised privacy concerns, as Americans are uploading photographs and device-related data to a service operated by a company based in Russia.

The EU just launched a big antitrust probe into Amazon, and it could lead to a fine of up to $23 billion

The EU just launched a big antitrust probe into Amazon, and it could lead to a fine of up to $23 billion

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is leading the investigation, said in a statement on Wednesday that she would be taking a "very close look" at Amazon's "dual role." "The Commission will focus on whether and how the use of accumulated marketplace seller data by Amazon as a retailer affects competition," it added.

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.

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).

Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Earlier this year, the National Authority for Personal Data Protection has also been created , with attributions including the creation of frameworks on how to handle information and guide organizations on how to adhere to the rules.

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.

Amazon confirms it keeps your Alexa recordings basically forever

Amazon confirms it keeps your Alexa recordings basically forever

The company admitted in April that human employees listened to a "small sample" of Alexa audio recordings to transcribe and annotate to help improve the software, one of the several reports that led Coons to issue his request for information to Amazon.

TikTok under investigation over child data use

TikTok under investigation over child data use

The video-sharing app TikTok is under investigation in the UK for how it handles the personal data of its young users, and whether it prioritises the safety of children on its social network.

With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages

With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages

Trailing behind it was another narcotics investigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania saw police obtain a three-month wiretap that collected 9.1 million text message from 45 individuals. But the overall number of wiretaps authorized and subsequent convictions “fell sharply” in 2018, the U.S. Courts said in its annual transparency report.

How social media companies misuse your data

How social media companies misuse your data

In this article, we are going to look at the instances of social media companies misusing their user’s data and how VID is going to prevent that from happening.