SA’s info regulator is activating long dormant powers – ahead of a possible Facebook fight

SA’s info regulator is activating long dormant powers – ahead of a possible Facebook fight

The ban happens to cover exactly what the regulator feared: Facebook using personal information it previously gathered in new ways.That happens to be exactly what the regulator has warned Facebook not to do with the telephone numbers of South Africans collected by its Whatsapp service.

Addressing the July 2020 e-commerce and marketing data breach — A Message From Ledger’s Leadership

Addressing the July 2020 e-commerce and marketing data breach — A Message From Ledger’s Leadership

A week after patching the breach, we discovered It had been further exploited on the 25th of June 2020, by an unauthorized third party who accessed our e-commerce and marketing database – used to send order confirmations and promotional emails – consisting mostly of email addresses, but with a subset including also contact and order details such as first and last name, postal address, email address and phone number.

The background to EU citizens' court win over US tech giants

The background to EU citizens' court win over US tech giants

June 2018: Schrems files his second case against Facebook Ireland, arguing that the standard contractual clauses and the EU-US Privacy Shield are invalid, as they do not fully protect citizens’ rights.

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

The privacy feature in iOS 14, which is still in a limited beta for developers, has revealed several apps engaging in clipboard copying in recent weeks.

47 attorneys general are investigating Facebook for antitrust violations

47 attorneys general are investigating Facebook for antitrust violations

"After continued bipartisan conversations with attorneys general from around the country, today I am announcing that we have vastly expanded the list of states, districts, and territories investigating Facebook for potential antitrust violations," James said in a statement.

India Reportedly Building World’s Largest Facial Recognition System

India Reportedly Building World’s Largest Facial Recognition System

According to CNN, the project will create a single, centralized database that law-enforcement agencies from across the country’s 29 states and seven union territories would have access to.

Senator says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg should face 'possibility of a prison term'

Senator says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg should face 'possibility of a prison term'

U.S Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), in an interview with Willamette Week, suggested that Mark Zuckerberg should face a prison term for lying to American citizens about Facebook's privacy lapses."Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy," Senator Wyden said in the interview.

Capital One Canada

Capital One Canada

Capital One is not calling or texting customers regarding the cyber incident and is not asking for credit card or account information, or Social Insurance Numbers over the phone or via email.

Librem 5 Smartphone - Final Specs Announced – Purism

Librem 5 Smartphone - Final Specs Announced – Purism

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the Librem 5 hardware and specific components included:. 3 Hardware Kill Switches: WiFi / Bluetooth Cellular Baseband Cameras & microphone All 3 off = additionally disable IMU+compass & GNSS, ambient light.

The $199 PineBook Pro Linux Laptop Gets An Awesome Privacy Feature And July Pre-Order Date

The $199 PineBook Pro Linux Laptop Gets An Awesome Privacy Feature And July Pre-Order Date

Pine64 just posted its July Update, and it's a welcome flood of information that includes a previously unannounced feature and the long-awaited pre-order date for the $199 PineBook Pro Linux laptop.

India’s Giant New Biometric Database Has Critics Worried

India’s Giant New Biometric Database Has Critics Worried

Last July, after virtually every adult in India was connected to the world’s biggest biometric identity database, one of the government officials behind it issued a challenge. Opponents of the system swarmed, looking to show the dangers of having too much information amassed in one place....

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine

In response to the European Union's $5 billion antitrust ruling in July, Google will change how it bundles its apps on Android phones and charge a licensing fee for phone makers that want to pre-install apps like Gmail, Maps, and YouTube in the EU.

Aadhaar's image makeover? Govt of India "refusing to divulge" info on amount being spent by UIDAI

Aadhaar's image makeover? Govt of India "refusing to divulge" info on amount being spent by UIDAI

(a): Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) doesn’t hire advertising and creative agencies for image makeover for Aadhaar programme.

Smart cities raise important questions about our privacy rights at home and on the streets where we live

Smart cities raise important questions about our privacy rights at home and on the streets where we live

At its best, these tools can offer citizens living environments that are more responsive to their needs, and allow them opportunities to engage directly and meaningfully with their governments and their communities.