Silicon Valley Is Not Focusing Enough on the Dangers Deepfakes Present

Silicon Valley Is Not Focusing Enough on the Dangers Deepfakes Present

Many of these new technology-wielding channels have featured a new phenomenon called “deepfakes,” or videos where a public figure’s image, usually via photo, audio, or video, is imposed into a situation, most notably in a meme format such as a music video or comedy gag.

Tim Cook on Why It's Time to Fight the "Data-Industrial Complex"

Tim Cook on Why It's Time to Fight the "Data-Industrial Complex"

And if somebody develops a 360 degree view of that, what is going to happen to your behavior over time?You're going to begin thinking, Well, I don't really want somebody to know that I'm exploring that, or looking at that, or investigating that.

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.

TunnelBear Removes Hong Kong Servers

TunnelBear Removes Hong Kong Servers

Privacy and human rights organizations have expressed concerns that the new law gives the Chinese government legal means to force Hong Kong’s ISPs to turn over user data, or even make arrests over online content.

IOS 14 will require apps permission from users to track, causing complaints from Google, Facebook and other companies

IOS 14 will require apps permission from users to track, causing complaints from Google, Facebook and other companies

This is a measure that Apple has implemented to make sure the apps don’t track us without asking permission or hide the request permission after an interface designed to make us accept without realizing it.

Apple agrees to $500 million settlement for slowing older iPhone’s

Apple agrees to $500 million settlement for slowing older iPhone’s

The deal was several months in the making, targeting the dozens of class-action lawsuits filed against the company after it had released in a public statement that Apple did slow down older models of their phones.

Barr Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones of Pensacola Gunman

Barr Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones of Pensacola Gunman

Barr declared on Monday that a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was an act of terrorism, and he asked Apple in an unusually high-profile request to provide access to two phones used by the gunman.

Data breach compromises about 220,000 Medicare card numbers

Data breach compromises about 220,000 Medicare card numbers

They're checking all billing for services to find any fraudulent use, and if they suspect any, the affected Medicare card number will be shut down and a new Medicare number will be issued to the affected person.

Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data?

Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data?

The situation blew up in May 2018 when it was revealed that a company called Securus Tehnologies was buying real-time location data on American phone users and selling it to the police with no oversight through an online portal.

Massive 40GB Honda data breach described as ‘a hacker’s dream’

Massive 40GB Honda data breach described as ‘a hacker’s dream’

This meant that anyone who knew where to look could have come across the company’s most sensitive data, not only including information about the company’s security systems and networks, but also technical data on all of its IP addresses, operating systems and what patches they had.

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Laval police informed the financial-services giant that personal information of more than 2.9 million members has been shared with people outside of the organization. The largest data breach in history occurred in 2013 when three billion Yahoo accounts were hacked.

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk' Database

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk' Database

Information in the database includes whether a person uses drugs, has been the victim of an assault, or lives in a “negative neighborhood.” The Risk-driven Tracking Database (RTD) is part of a collaborative approach to policing called the Hub model that partners cops, school staff, social workers, health care workers, and the provincial government.

Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps

Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps

While Facebook’s internal iOS apps are still not functional, both Apple and Google’s statements make it clear that the companies are working together to fix Google’s issues.

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps

Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, from early releases of the Facebook app to basic tools like a lunch menu.

Consumer privacy made losers of us all this year

Consumer privacy made losers of us all this year

Never mentioned in pre-GDPR data-privacy laws, portability allows for you to move the data you've given to online companies to another service, ideally without needing to download and re-upload it yourself.

Carolina: “You are legal, but on the other hand you’re not.”

Carolina: “You are legal, but on the other hand you’re not.”

On the initial work visa, she was given a temporary Chilean ID card with the RUT number. It is legal for Carolina to work for her current employer, but it’s also not possible to change jobs.

Quora Security Update

Quora Security Update

We also want to be as transparent as possible without compromising our security systems or the steps we're taking, and in this post we’ll share what happened, what information was involved, what we're doing, and what you can do.

Julian Assange’s Secret Charges Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

Julian Assange’s Secret Charges Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

On Friday 16 November it was revealed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with other offenses than those publicly known. WikiLeak’s Twitter has said Assange appeared on the court documents for a sex crime, due to a “cut and paste” error.