2020 was a ‘record-breaking’ year in US school hacks, security failures

2020 was a ‘record-breaking’ year in US school hacks, security failures

This disruption continues, and while the report acknowledges the "heroic" efforts of IT staff, the analysis also says that "school district responses to the COVID-19 pandemic also revealed significant gaps and critical failures in the resiliency and security of the K-12 educational technology ecosystem.".

LAUSD unveils app to coordinate coronavirus factors in step toward reopening campuses

LAUSD unveils app to coordinate coronavirus factors in step toward reopening campuses

"MERV-13 upgraded air filters in every school, COVID testing for all students and staff at least every week and now the Daily Pass -- Los Angeles Unified is proud to lead the nation in creating the safest possible school environment.''.

One in five companies admit to spying on remote workers without their knowledge

One in five companies admit to spying on remote workers without their knowledge

In a report by Metro, unions warn that employers are taking advantage of Covid-19 restrictions to monitor remote workers covertly.According to TUC research, one in seven employees has seen surveillance increase since they started working from home.

Google told its scientists to 'strike a positive tone' in AI research - documents

Google told its scientists to 'strike a positive tone' in AI research - documents

A senior Google manager reviewing a study on content recommendation technology shortly before publication this summer told authors to “take great care to strike a positive tone,” according to internal correspondence read to Reuters.

Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers

Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers

A spokesperson for the firm says its “limited and targeted” use of facial recognition is to “identify when a known repeat offender enters one of our stores.”.

Sales Calls Have Gone Virtual, and AI Is Listening In

Sales Calls Have Gone Virtual, and AI Is Listening In

Some companies are making the most of this shift by using tools powered by artificial intelligence to track and analyze their salesforce’s virtual pitches.“You definitely miss the lunch, the dinner, the happy hour,” says Jeramee Waldum, vice president of global sales at MavenLink, a maker of project management software whose dozens of once-traveling salespeople are now stuck behind webcams.

Derek McMinn: Surgeon ‘hoarded thousands of body parts over 25 years'

Derek McMinn: Surgeon ‘hoarded thousands of body parts over 25 years'

How Birmingham hospital staff stayed silent for decades as surgeon ‘harvested body parts’Derek McMinn: The surgical pioneer facing a scandalAnother surgeon raises serious questions for private hospital regulationHowever, it is understood that the full scale of McMinn’s actions – dating back to the 1990s – was kept from some regulators until the The Independent began making inquiries in the past week, despite completion of the internal review in October last year.

Contact tracing: why some people are giving false contact details to bars and restaurants

Contact tracing: why some people are giving false contact details to bars and restaurants

While many bars, pubs and restaurants didn’t have to worry too much about data scandals before, reports of staff using people’s personal details to try and hook up with customers is potentially highly damaging – not just for those businesses, but for the whole hospitality sector.

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.

Inside the NBA's plan to use smart technology and big data to keep players safe from coronavirus

Inside the NBA's plan to use smart technology and big data to keep players safe from coronavirus

According to the NBA's health and safety memo for the restart of the season, which was obtained by CNBC, residents will receive a "smart" ring, a Disney MagicBand, individual pulse oximeter and a smart thermometer to help monitor and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Apple Warns Looters With Stolen iPhones: You Are Being Tracked

Apple Warns Looters With Stolen iPhones: You Are Being Tracked

Sunday saw “a fifth straight of rioting and looting, resulting in another wave of arrests.” Apple, among other high-end retailers, has seen its fair share of attacks and has now taken action to protect staff and prevent further damage.

Enterprise Security Woes Explode with Home Networks in the Mix

Enterprise Security Woes Explode with Home Networks in the Mix

The work-from-home (WFH) paradigm that has become the new normal in the age of coronavirus comes with exacerbated network security risk – as evidenced by growing a number of botnets and automated attacks that are taking advantage of known vulnerabilities in both consumer and corporate IT gear.

Signal becomes European Commission’s messaging app of choice in security clampdown

Signal becomes European Commission’s messaging app of choice in security clampdown

The European Commission has told its staff to switch to the encrypted Signal messaging app in a move that’s designed to increase the security of its communications.

Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system

Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays says it has scrapped a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks and sent warnings to those spending too long on breaks.It is not the first time the bank has come under fire for using technology to monitor its staff.

European parliament says it will not use facial recognition tech

European parliament says it will not use facial recognition tech

The European parliament has insisted it has no plans to introduce facial recognition technology after a leaked internal memo discussing its use in security provoked an outcry.

WeWork rival Regus in massive employee data breach

WeWork rival Regus in massive employee data breach

Detailed information about the job performance of more than 900 employees of Regus owner IWG was accidentally published online after the shared office business conducted a review of sales staff.

Tracking College Students Everywhere They Go On Campus Is The New Normal

Tracking College Students Everywhere They Go On Campus Is The New Normal

One company that uses school WiFi networks to monitor movements says it gathers 6,000 location data points per student every day.How anyone is supposed to determine a student's mental health by non-stop location tracking isn't explained, but the article says schools are adding "risk factors" like, um, not going to the library enough.

JB school using facial scanner for attendance

JB school using facial scanner for attendance

Zamri said their school was the first in the state to use the system that would see recorded data being uploaded onto the pupils’ database, which contains the pupils’ attendance record and their personal information.

Woman forced to take pregnancy test for flight to Saipan

Woman forced to take pregnancy test for flight to Saipan

After clarifying that this test was indeed administered to a random female passenger and needed to be completed in order to board my flight, I was handed a medical records release form to sign.

Over 230 UK Police Disciplined for Computer Misuse

Over 230 UK Police Disciplined for Computer Misuse

Hundreds of UK police officers have been disciplined over the past two financial years for misusing computer systems, a new Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.

Is facial recognition technology coming to a club near you?

Is facial recognition technology coming to a club near you?

We spoke to John Abbott, Chief Business Officer of Yoti, in an attempt to glean some more information about how this technology works and, more to the point, what is happening to all that data.

Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift, says former employee

Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift, says former employee

Contractors in Cork were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift - before Apple suspended the practice last month, according to an employee who had their contract abruptly terminated this week.

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

EU]’s right-hand man) and he confirmed that, even though we haven’t got the contract with the Leave written up, it’s all under control and it will happen just as soon as Matthew Richardson has finished working out the correct contract structure between Ukip, CA and Leave,” Wheatland said in an email to Cambridge Analytica staff.

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.

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Hearing Thursday: EFF, ACLU Will Ask Court to Rule In Favor of Travelers Suing DHS Over Unconstitutional, Warrantless Searches of Cellphones, Laptops

Hearing Thursday: EFF, ACLU Will Ask Court to Rule In Favor of Travelers Suing DHS Over Unconstitutional, Warrantless Searches of Cellphones, Laptops

Boston, Massachusetts—On Thursday, July 18, at 3:00 p.m., lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU will ask a federal judge to decide that the constitutional rights of 11 travelers were violated by the suspicionless, warrantless searches of their electronic devices at the border by the U.S. government.

King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops

King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops

Kings College London breached the General Data Protection Regulations when it shared a list of student activists with the police and barred the activists from campus during a visit by the Queen, an independent report (PDF) has found.

'Police given secret access to hospital database'

'Police given secret access to hospital database'

The police were able to find and arrest people injured in last Wednesday's extradition bill protests because officers have been given secret backdoor access to the Hospital Authority's patient database, medical sector lawmaker Pierre Chan said on Monday.

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

That’s a massive amount of work for one data protection authority, and does indeed raise questions about whether the EU bodies tasked with enforcing the GDPR have enough staff.

Bernie Sanders' BERN Will Search And Target Voters

Bernie Sanders' BERN Will Search And Target Voters

by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, 8 hours ago Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders during a rally on Saturday announced an online tool that allows anyone to contribute to the campaign's voter database, apparently without the opt-in of the owner of the personally identifiable information.