George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

Soros Fund Management (SFM), the asset management firm founded by the famed investor and businessman George Soros, has said that it plans to sell its stake in Palantir, which just went public in September, over disagreement with the company's practices.

Facebook's new Oversight Board strives to be seen as independent

Facebook's new Oversight Board strives to be seen as independent

Social media users who believe their posts have been unfairly removed from Facebook or Instagram can now file an appeal to Facebook’s Independent Oversight Board, the company announced Thursday.

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft earlier this month exposed a 6.5TB Elastic server to the world that included search terms, location coordinates, device ID data, and a partial list of which URLs were visited.

September 2019 Healthcare Data Breach Report

September 2019 Healthcare Data Breach Report

There were 36 healthcare data breaches involving over 500 records reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights in September.

Apple’s Ad-Targeting Crackdown Shakes Up Ad Market

Apple’s Ad-Targeting Crackdown Shakes Up Ad Market

Apple’s moves against ad tracking have shaken up the online ad industry, making it harder to target its users and forcing competitors, ad tech firms and publishers to adapt.

Veterans Affairs To Share Veterans’ Health Information Without Consent

Veterans Affairs To Share Veterans’ Health Information Without Consent

Thanks to the VA MISSION Act, VA will now automatically enroll, or opt-in, all veterans into a health information sharing system with numerous government agencies and private organizations after September 30, 2019, unless you object in writing on a paper form.

First Librem 5 Smartphones are Shipping

First Librem 5 Smartphones are Shipping

Earlier this month, Purism announced an iterative, transparent shipping schedule for the highly anticipated Librem 5, security and privacy focused smartphone.“Seeing the amazing effort of the Purism team, and holding the first fully functioning Librem 5, has been the most inspirational moment of Purism’s five year history,” stated Todd Weaver.

La Liga fined €250,000 for using its mobile app to eavesdrop on fans

La Liga fined €250,000 for using its mobile app to eavesdrop on fans

Spain's AEPD data protection agency has concluded that La Liga broke data protection and privacy rules because it didn't explicitly alert users that their microphones would be used by the app for data collection purposes.

Facebook bug exposed private photos of 6.8 million users

Facebook bug exposed private photos of 6.8 million users

The company said that during that interval the bug allowed Facebook third-party apps to access more than just the user's public photos. Bar said that a Facebook investigation revealed that 1,500 apps built by 876 developers might have been able to access the non-public photos of up to 6.8 million users.

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Facebook tells TechCrunch it discovered the breach on September 25th, and informed the European Union’s privacy watchdog the Office Of The Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) on November 22nd. Curiously, Facebook discovered the bug on September 25th, the same day as its 30 million user breach.

Google News app bug is using up gigabytes of background data without users’ knowledge

Google News app bug is using up gigabytes of background data without users’ knowledge

Some users of Google News for Android are reporting that the app has used up excessive amounts of background data, leading to overage charges. In some extreme cases, the Google News app used up to 24GB of data, leading to overage charges of up to $385, users reported.

Petition · European Parliament: Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! · Change.org

Petition · European Parliament: Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! · Change.org

For the next vote we need as many as possible supporters. This is intended to send a clear, Europe-wide message from both critics and activists against the copyright law reform and in favour of freedom of information.