Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database, and does not currently have plans to do so, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Facebook will move UK users to US terms, avoiding EU privacy laws

Facebook will move UK users to US terms, avoiding EU privacy laws

Facebook’s UK users will remain subject to UK privacy law, which for now tracks the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

'The Charter still applies': Canadians urged to monitor civil liberties during pandemic

'The Charter still applies': Canadians urged to monitor civil liberties during pandemic

Provincial police spokesman Guy Lapointe told Montreal's La Presse on Friday that under the public health emergency, officers do not need a warrant signed by a judge to track people using geolocation.

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

channels, Tile has made the decision to continue raising concerns over Apple’s anti-competitive practices,” Tile’s general counsel Kirsten Daru told Reuters in an interview ahead of the hearing.

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

A Navy spokesman said Naval and Marine personnel who use government issued smart devices are generally allowed to use popular commercial apps, including common social media apps, but from time to time specific programs that present security threats are banned.

Facebook and Google track what porn you're watching, even when you're in incognito

Facebook and Google track what porn you're watching, even when you're in incognito

Porn sites are riddled with web trackers, including from Google, Facebook, and Oracle, according to researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania.Facebook and Google said they did not use information collected from porn-site visits to build marketing profiles.

Sure cyber attack: Staff bank details stolen in cyber attack

Sure cyber attack: Staff bank details stolen in cyber attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sure employees on the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey had their data stolen Hundreds of staff at mobile phone company Sure have had their bank details and other personal data stolen in a "targeted" phishing attack.

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

Sephora customers' data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

SINGAPORE - International beauty retailer Sephora has admitted to a breach of its online users’ data, affecting customers in Singapore as well as in other countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

Privacy Fears Split German Government on Use of Alexa Data as Evidence

Privacy Fears Split German Government on Use of Alexa Data as Evidence

The federal interior ministry is preparing to back a proposal from the state of Schleswig-Holstein to make evidence from smart devices and virtual assistants admissible in court, the RND news organization reported Wednesday.

Facebook are 'morally bankrupt, pathological liars' - NZ Privacy Commissioner

Facebook are 'morally bankrupt, pathological liars' - NZ Privacy Commissioner

In his first post-Christchurch shootings interview on Friday NZT, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg poured cold water on even a slight delay for Facebook Live, saying it would "break" the service which is often used for two-way communication with birthdays and other occasions (the Herald pointed out that video chat confined to a set group of people covers such events fine, no public broadcast required).

Airline seats now equipped with cameras — aimed at passengers

Airline seats now equipped with cameras — aimed at passengers

Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines AAL, +1.46% , United Airlines UAL, +0.66% and Singapore Airlines SINGY, +3.21% have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.

Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home

Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home

The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c’t reported.

Amazon Says 'Human Error' Allowed Alexa User to Eavesdrop on Another Home

Amazon Says 'Human Error' Allowed Alexa User to Eavesdrop on Another Home

The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c't reported.

Shocking extent of how big firms harvest your data

Shocking extent of how big firms harvest your data

We want it to be easy for people to understand and control their data and make the privacy choices that are right for them.' A Morrisons spokesman said: 'We do record what customers buy from us and their marketing preferences so that we can provide them with offers and coupons that are useful to them.' Facebook declined to formally comment, but denied using sensitive data to target adverts at users.

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EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s emergency services have suffered a massive data breach, with the personal medical information of hundreds of staff circulating on the dark web. media_camera Victoria’s emergency services have suffered a massive data breach, with the personal medical information of hundreds of staff circulating on the dark web.

Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition

Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition

A Google spokesman said in a statement obtained by Bloomberg that the company is "not bidding on the JEDI contract because first, we couldn’t be assured that it would align with our AI Principles."

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Last year, a small team of Clarifai engineers began working on a project inside a private room at its downtown New York office, said three people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition that they not be identified for fear of retaliation.

Google’s location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona

Google’s location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona

The probe, initiated by Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich and confirmed by a person familiar with his thinking but not authorized to speak on the record, could put pressure on other states and the federal government to follow suit, consumer advocates say — although Google previously insisted it did not deceive consumers about the way it collects and taps data on their whereabouts.