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.

Lyft tightens employee access to rider data, but it may not be enough

Lyft tightens employee access to rider data, but it may not be enough

That said, Lyft did set up an anonymous tip line for complaints about employees misusing data after its investigation in 2018.The ride-hailing service's new security measures are similar to Uber's, which also issues warnings on employees' dashboard tools and trains staff on the proper ways to access user data.

How does it feel to be watched at work all the time?

How does it feel to be watched at work all the time?

Image copyright Robin Lubbock Image caption Humanyze's Ben Waber thinks firms need to find our more about how they function His company gathers "data exhaust" left by employees' email and instant messaging apps, and uses name badges equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices and microphones.

EFF’s New ‘Threat Lab’ Dives Deep into Surveillance Technologies—And Their Use and Abuse

EFF’s New ‘Threat Lab’ Dives Deep into Surveillance Technologies—And Their Use and Abuse

EFF is proud to announce its newest investigative team: the Threat Lab. Using a combination of research skills, the Threat Lab will take a deep dive into how surveillance technologies are used to target communities, activists, or individuals.

Dozens of companies leaked sensitive data thanks to misconfigured Box accounts

Dozens of companies leaked sensitive data thanks to misconfigured Box accounts

Security researchers have found dozens of companies inadvertently leaking sensitive corporate and customer data because staff are sharing public links to files in their Box enterprise storage accounts that can easily be discovered.

EFF Supporting California’s Privacy For All Bill, Which Puts People, Not Tech Companies, in Control of Personal Data

EFF Supporting California’s Privacy For All Bill, Which Puts People, Not Tech Companies, in Control of Personal Data

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is standing with Californians demanding more control over their personal data by supporting the Privacy For All bill, which requires tech companies to get their permission to share and use private information.

Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You.

Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You.

Marriott employees all over the world are being trained to help spot sex trafficking at our hotels." The brief Twitter exchange, which occurred in January, revealed some of the hidden presumptions behind Marriott's efforts to stop sexual exploitation.

Facebook let children run up huge bills, court papers show

Facebook let children run up huge bills, court papers show

Staff discussed what to do with high-spending children before deciding to refuse refunds has settled a class action lawsuit that had accused it of allowing children to run up huge bills on their parents’ credit cards as part of a concerted effort to maximise revenues.

2019’s First Data Breach: It Took Less than 24 Hours

2019’s First Data Breach: It Took Less than 24 Hours

The details of an estimated 30,000 Australian civil servants were stolen when a directory was downloaded by an unauthorised third party – believed to have phished the email address of a government employee in the state of Victoria.

Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

Share story Last spring, soon after Facebook acknowledged that the data of tens of millions of its users had improperly been obtained by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, a top enforcement official at the Federal Trade Commission drafted a memo about the prospect of disciplining the social network.

Facebook is the least trusted tech company followed by Twitter, Amazon: Survey

Facebook is the least trusted tech company followed by Twitter, Amazon: Survey

According to a survey, which was conducted in December 2018 by research company Toluna, 40 percent of respondents said they trust Facebook the least with their personal information. Amazon also showed similar results as Twitter, a lack of trust from about eight percent of the people.

Willy Wonka and the Medical Software Factory

Willy Wonka and the Medical Software Factory

Once on board, employees take a multiweek training course that includes basic business etiquette as well as Epic-specific skill building. Epic’s broad recruiting strategy and perks help draw people in, but over time, it’s the cultures of both Wisconsin and Epic that help keep people there.

Exposing Aiding Surveillance: Raising the cause of the world’s most vulnerable people’s

Exposing Aiding Surveillance: Raising the cause of the world’s most vulnerable people’s

Under pressure to be more accountable for their use of resources, but also due to the post-9/11 push to track and identify terrorists across the world, the humanitarian and development sectors began increasingly to look to identity registration, including biometrics, and the collection and sharing of vast amounts of data on their beneficiaries.