Google Removes Dashlane Password Manager from Chrome Web Store

Google Removes Dashlane Password Manager from Chrome Web Store

Google has removed the Dashlane password manager extension used by over 3 million users from the Chrome Web Store due to issues with 'User Data Privacy/ Use of Permissions'.

Microsoft Security Shocker As 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online

Microsoft Security Shocker As 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online

Now a newly published report, has revealed that 250 million Microsoft customer records, spanning an incredible 14 years in all, have been exposed online in a database with no password protection.

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

“The strong support the Privacy Framework’s development has already received demonstrates the critical need for tools to help organizations build products and services providing real value, while protecting people’s privacy.”.

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

LogMeIn (LastPass) to be acquired by Private Equity Firms

LogMeIn announced yesterday that it will be acquired by Private Equity Firm for approximately $4.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.LogMeIn announced yesterday that it will be acquired by Private Equity Firm for approximately $4.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups

Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups

In April 2018 Facebook implemented new rules restricting the amount of personal data third-parties could access following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Roughly 100 app developers retained access to group members' personal data, although Papamiltiadis said Facebook has now cut them off.

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

These contracts, combined with revelations surrounding the military’s massive biometric database initiatives, paint an alarming picture: A large and quickly growing network of surveillance systems operated by the U.S. military and present anywhere the U.S. has deployed troops, vacuuming up biometric data on millions of unsuspecting individuals.

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Project Zero has just disclosed that a security vulnerability left some of those 16 million users exposed to the risk of credential compromise as, in an ironic twist, LastPass could leak the last password used to any website visited.

Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data

Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data

"I write to ask that you protect your customers’ privacy—and U.S. national security—from foreign hackers and spies by limiting the time you keep records about your customers’ communications, web browsing, app usage and movements," Wyden's letter addressed to the CEOs of each teleco reads.

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.

Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

Ring donated 15 free doorbell surveillance cameras to the Lakeland Police Department, and created a program to encourage people to download its “neighborhood watch” app, Neighbors.

Confirmed: 2 Billion Records Exposed In Massive Smart Home Device Breach

Confirmed: 2 Billion Records Exposed In Massive Smart Home Device Breach

The researchers in question, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar from vpnMentor, found that a user database belonging to a Chinese company called Orvibo, which runs an Internet of Things (IoT) management platform, had been left exposed to the Internet without any password to protect it.

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

The newly introduced Field Level Encryption (FLE), which will be available in the upcoming MongoDB 4.2 release, is an end-to-end encryption feature that encrypts and decrypts sensitive users' data on the client-side, preventing hackers from accessing plaintext data even if the database instance left exposed online or the server itself gets compromised.

Apple is making corporate ‘BYOD’ programs less invasive to user privacy

Apple is making corporate ‘BYOD’ programs less invasive to user privacy

This new MDM (mobile device management) enrollment option is meant to better balance the needs of IT to protect sensitive corporate data and manage the software and settings available to users, while at the same time allowing users’ private personal data to remain separate from IT oversight.

US judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

US judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

An investor is seeking company records to probe potential mismanagement by directors at the social media giant. The ruling in the state of Delaware involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding data privacy breaches.

Fast ways to increase online privacy

Fast ways to increase online privacy

And while it’s difficult to follow the research on what methods are the best for private, secure messaging, there are some basic principles that, when followed, keep you safer than not. The most basic quality of a secure chat is one that is end-to-end encrypted.

GDPR’s first anniversary: A year of progress in privacy protection

GDPR’s first anniversary: A year of progress in privacy protection

Strong federal privacy should not only empower consumers to control their data, it also should place accountability obligations on the companies that collect and use sensitive personal information.

Empowering User Privacy and Decentralizing IoT with Mozilla WebThings

Empowering User Privacy and Decentralizing IoT with Mozilla WebThings

Before we look at the design of Mozilla WebThings, let’s talk briefly about how people think about their privacy when they use smart home devices and why we think it’s essential that we empower people to take charge. From our user research, we’ve learned that people are concerned about the privacy of their smart home data.

Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

I wanted to test how quickly Facebook’s algorithm could sniff out a fake profile, so I opened one under an assumed Arabic name, set my location in the Middle East and started indiscriminately sharing secular political posts.

Microsoft Confirms Intent To Replace Windows 10 Passwords For 800 Million Users

Microsoft Confirms Intent To Replace Windows 10 Passwords For 800 Million Users

Microsoft's crypto, identity and authentication team group manager, Yogesh Mehta, has made an announcement that he says puts "the 800 million people who use Windows 10 one step closer to a world without passwords."

Darwin Mail

Darwin Mail

Manage you basic mail settings — this allows DarwinMail to update settings such as your signature and out of office reply. Please feel free to check out the official documentation from Google for further reading.

China's People Monitoring Software Being Deployed In Darwin

China's People Monitoring Software Being Deployed In Darwin

With the city's desire to use data from WiFi networks commercially and, potentially, other purposes, it reinforces my view that there is no safe public WiFi if you value privacy.

What are the Components of Customers Data that Have to be Secured?

What are the Components of Customers Data that Have to be Secured?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says digital privacy 'has become a crisis'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says digital privacy 'has become a crisis'

Apple CEO Tim Cook called online privacy a "crisis" in an interview with ABC News, reaffirming the company's stance on privacy as companies like Facebook and Google have come under increased scrutiny regarding their handling of consumer data.

Brooklyn Apartment Tenants Rise Up Against Landlord’s Plans to Install Facial Recognition Technology

Brooklyn Apartment Tenants Rise Up Against Landlord’s Plans to Install Facial Recognition Technology

The landlord, Nelson Management Group, filed an application to install the tech with New York State Homes & Community Renewal (NYSHCR)—which can approve or deny the request. This is the first time a property manager filed an application for facial recognition technology with NYSHCR according to The Brooklyn Eagle.

What Is MINIX? Is The World's Most Popular OS A Threat?

What Is MINIX? Is The World's Most Popular OS A Threat?

A closed source version of MINIX (which itself is an open source OS) exists on its own CPU (Intel Management Engine) that we don’t have access to, but it has complete access to the system memory, hard drive, TCP/IP stack.

Employee privacy is at stake as surveillance tech monitors workers

Employee privacy is at stake as surveillance tech monitors workers

Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker's location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses.

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

89% of EU Government sites contain ad tech trackers

Governmental sites in France, for example, have the highest number of commercial trackers, with a total of 52 different companies tracking visitors. The report says that cookies were discovered on public health service websites as well, with 52% of the sites tested found to contain ad trackers.

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app.

Pandora's Box: Another New Way to Leak All Your Sensitive Data

Pandora's Box: Another New Way to Leak All Your Sensitive Data

Much like AWS S3 buckets, these files can be shared to anyone with the link, restricted to those within your company (Box Enterprise), or to specific users. Companies using Box Enterprise get their own sub-domain, and documents saved on Box can be shared to anyone with the unique URL.

Axios AM Deep Dive

Axios AM Deep Dive

The grand bargain of the digital age, in which consumers have traded their data for free services, is coming apart. Be smart: Giving consumers more control of their data also means they'd have to take more responsibility for it and actively manage it, like managing financial accounts.