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Phone App’s Privacy Policy Called Into Question

Concerns had been raised that FaceApp, a Russian startup, uploads users' photos to the cloud - without making it clear to them that processing is not going on locally on their device. Another issue raised by FaceApp users was that…

02 Oct 2019 Read More

Details on the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Free Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection ServicesUp to 10 years of free credit monitoring OR $125 if you decide not to enroll because you already have credit monitoring. The free credit monitoring includes:At least four years of free monitoring…

01 Oct 2019 Read More

Do Apps I Use Sell My Data?

The research that we and our colleagues are doing identifies and explores a significant threat that most people miss: More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph…

30 Sep 2019 Read More

Walking By Devices With Your Phone Exposes Who You Are

Increeasingly, many locations are adding bluetooth-tracking devices (sometimes called beacons) to track where you go and what you do (such as which department in a store you spend time in). Legacy Bluetooth devices and devices that don't implement privacy-protections broadcast…

28 Sep 2019 Read More

How much is my biometric data worth?

Don't be surprised if a Google employee approaches you in public, asks for your face to be captured, and then says thanks with a $5 Amazon or Starbucks gift card. Google is experimenting with a new way of collecting face…

28 Sep 2019 Read More

Facebook turning off data access to third parties

Facebook Inc will end access to limited friend data from Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp as a first step under a record $5 billion U.S. Federal Trade Commission settlement announced on Wednesday, the world's largest social media company said. Facebook…

27 Sep 2019 Read More

Does My Employer Spy On Me?

Aside from monitoring employees' emails, some companies are keeping track of texts, chat messages, phone calls and ID badges, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to the outlet, workers have been signing agreements for years that say any communication that…

26 Sep 2019 Read More

Increasing Costs of Data Breaches

IBM's newly released annual survey of the financial consequences of data breaches on organizations found that the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years and that recovery can affect the bottom line for years.…

25 Sep 2019 Read More

Amazon asking Users to Sell Them Their Information

In a statement to The Atlantic, a spokesperson for Amazon said that the company values consumer privacy and that the assistant is completely optional. In an additional statement provided after publication of this article, Amazon clarified that the Assistant does…

24 Sep 2019 Read More

Browser Extensions Might Be Tracking & Selling Your Browsing History

Users of Chrome and Firefox have been warned to check their browser extensions after a number of popular tools were found to be collecting and selling user data without permission. Six extensions have been found to be selling user information,…

23 Sep 2019 Read More
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