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Zoom shares your information with Facebook, lawsuit says

In the coronavirus pandemic, one app reigns supreme: Zoom, the video-conferencing app that allows you to easily add individuals or groups for informal chats or business meetings. Many teachers are using it to keep classes going for schools and universities closed by COVID-19. On Monday, a Zoom user filed a class action lawsuit against Zoom, for sending user data to Facebook. The legal action follows reporting by VICE's Motherboard which analyzed the Zoom iOS app, and found it sent analytic da...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, California, Bloomberg, US news, Tech News, Data Privacy, Zoom, Bloomberg News, Joseph Cox, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The Tech in Westworld's Episode 3 Shocker Is Already Here and Much Worse Than You Think

The latest episode of Westworld had a huge reveal about the real world outside of the parks, one that embodies the show’s latest motto that “free will is not free.” The whole thing might seem far-fetched, like human robots, but it’s actually terrifying once you realize predictive algorithms are already here...and have…Read more...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Surveillance, Ai, Westworld, Privacy And Security, Predictive Algorithm, Social Credit


A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are “looking” for links. Last year security researchers told TechCrunch that malici...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Norway, Video Conferencing, WebEx, NRK, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Norway


A Norwegian school quit Zoom after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

A school in Norway has stopped using Zoom, the popular video conferencing service, after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are “looking” for links. Last year security researchers told TechCrunch that ...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Norway, Video Conferencing, Zoom, WebEx, NRK, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Norway, Zoombombing


Android Apps May Be Snooping on You More Than You Realize

At this point we’re all familiar with apps of all sorts tracking our and sharing that info with pretty much every third party imaginable. But it actually may not be as simple as tracking where you go and what you do in an app: It turns out that these apps might be dropping details about the other programs…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Privacy, No Surprises Here


DataGuard, which provides GDPR and privacy compliance-as-a-service, raises $20M

Watchdogs have started to raise the issue that new working practices and online activity necessitated by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are creating new sets of privacy, security and data protection challenges. Today a startup is announcing a growth round of funding to help online businesses navigate those issues better. DataGuard, a Munich-based startup that provides “GDPR-as-a-service” — essentially a cloud-based platform to help those doing business online ensure that they are complia...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Privacy, Funding, Americas, Tech, Service, Munich, SaaS, Gdpr, David Klein, Recent Funding, Coronavirus


Apple Card's New Privacy Policy May Offer Second Chance to Rejected Applicants

Apple Card has a new privacy policy that impacts current customers along with people who have not yet applied for the credit card. The changes are expected to make it easier for Apple’s banking partner, Goldman Sachs, to decide which potential customers are creditworthy.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Privacy, Goldman Sachs, Lifehacks, Apple Card


Safari Is Now the Best Browser for Blocking Third-Party Tracking

Yesterday’s release of Safari 13.1 introduces stricter third-party cookie blocking features that prevents websites from identifying Safari users and tracking their web activity. This means Apple’s default web browser is now the best choice for stopping third-party trackers, and the first browser—beating Chrome to the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Privacy, Safari, Cookies, Lifehacks, Ad Blocking


Mobile phone industry explores worldwide tracking of users

Talks about global data-sharing to counter coronavirus will raise privacy concernsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe mobile phone industry has explored the creation of a global data-sharing system that could track individuals around the world, as part of an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.The Guardian has learned that a senior official at GSMA, an international standard-setting body for the mobile phone industry, held discussions with at least one company that ...
Tags: Business, Technology, Privacy, World news, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Coronavirus outbreak


Apple Card Updates Privacy Policy to Allow for More Anonymized Data Sharing

When Apple announced its Apple Card nearly a year ago, it seemed like an alright card whose main selling point was enhanced privacy. Well with iOS 13.4, it appears that Apple has updated that privacy to allow for more anonymized data sharing with its banking partner Goldman Sachs. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Goldman Sachs, Apple Card, Trust No Bank, Goldman Sachs Read


Instagram launches Co-Watching of posts during video chat

Now you can scroll Instagram together with friends, turning a typically isolating, passive experience into something more social and active. Today Instagram launched Co-Watching, which lets friends on a video chat or group video chat browse through feed posts one user has Liked or Saved, or that Instagram recommends. Co-Watching could let people ooh, ahh, joke, and talk about Instagram’s content instead of just consuming it solo and maybe posting it to a chat thread so friends can do the same...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Squad, Instagram Direct, Today Instagram, Facebook Watch, Instagram Story


Extra Crunch members get 60% off data privacy platform Osano

Extra Crunch is excited to announce a new community perk from Startup Battlefield alum Osano . Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch can receive 60% off their data privacy management software for six months. You must be new to Osano to claim this offer. This coupon is only applicable to Osano’s self-service plans. Osano is an easy-to-use data privacy platform that instantly helps your website become compliant with laws such as GDPR and CCPA. Osano works to keep you out ...
Tags: TC, Privacy, Tech, Aws, Perks, Startup Battlefield, Osano, Extra Crunch


To make locks touchless, Proxy bluetooth ID raises $42M

We need to go hands-off in the age of coronavirus. That means touching fewer doors, elevators, and sign-in iPads. But once a building is using phone-based identity for security, there’s opportunities to speed up access to WIFI networks and printers, or personalize conference rooms and video call set-ups. Keyless office entry startup Proxy wants to deliver all of this while keeping your phone in your pocket. “ The door is just a starting point” Proxy co-founder and CEO Denis Mars tells me. “We’re...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Y Combinator, Hardware, Enterprise, Privacy, Funding, Tech, Mars, Kleiner Perkins, Silicon Valley Bank, Sdk


Uninstall These VPN and Ad-Blocking Apps That Spied on Your iPhone or Android

A recent Buzzfeed investigation discovered that several popular VPN and adblocking apps for Android and iOS secretly collected user data and sent it to Sensor Tower, a cross-platform data analytics service for app developers. The snooping apps include:Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Apps, Privacy, Malware, Vpn, Lifehacks


India used facial recognition tech to identify 1,100 individuals at a recent riot

Law enforcement agencies in India used facial recognition to identify more than 1,100 individuals who allegedly took part in communal violence in the national capital last month, a top minister said in the lower house of the parliament on Wednesday. In what is the first admission of its kind in the country, Amit Shah, India’s home minister, said the law enforcement agencies deployed a facial recognition system, and fed it with images from government-issued identity cards, including 12-digit Aadh...
Tags: Asia, Supreme Court, Privacy, Government, India, Tech, Delhi, New Delhi, Facial Recognition, Shah, Uttar Pradesh, IFF, Gupta, Aadhaar, Apar Gupta, Internet Freedom Foundation


Daily Crunch: French data watchdog investigates Criteo

Criteo faces a privacy investigation, an e-discovery startup raises $62 million and hackers hack other hackers. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 10, 2020. 1. Adtech giant Criteo is being investigated by France’s data watchdog Criteo is under investigation by the French data protection watchdog, the CNIL, following a complaint filed by privacy rights campaign group Privacy International. Back in November 2018, a few months after GDPR (Europe’s updated data protection framework) came into f...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Instagram, Privacy, Advertising Tech, France, Tech, Policy, Seattle, Sequoia Capital, Menlo Ventures, Sequoia, Adtech, Instagram Facebook, Everlaw, South Lake Union


Your VPN or ad-blocker app could be collecting your data

The underpinnings of how app store analytics platforms operate were exposed this week by BuzzFeed, which uncovered the network of mobile apps used by a popular analytics firm Sensor Tower to amass app data. The company had operated at least 20 apps, including VPNs and ad blockers, whose main purpose was to collect app usage data from end users in order to make estimations about app trends and revenues. Unfortunately, these sorts of data collection apps are not new — nor unique to Sensor Tower’s ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, Tech, App Stores, Vpn, Annie, App Store, Google Maps, App Annie, Luna, Apple Google, Facebook Google


You Can’t Fight City Hall. But Maybe You Can Fight Google.

Faced with an array of opponents for its sensor-laden city of tomorrow in Toronto, a Google sibling has dramatically dialed back plans. The critics now want the tech giant to quit altogether.
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Toronto, Canada, Sidewalk Labs, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Balsillie, James L, Computers and the Internet, Toronto (Ontario


Facebook’s photo transfer tool opens to more users in Europe, LatAm and Africa

Facebook is continuing to open up access to a data porting tool it launched in Ireland in December. The tool lets users of its network transfer photos and videos they have stored on its servers directly to another photo storage service, such as Google Photos, via encrypted transfer. A Facebook spokesman confirmed to TechCrunch that access to the transfer tool is being rolled out today to the UK, the rest of the European Union and additional countries in Latin America and Africa. Late last month...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Privacy, Africa, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Flickr


At Least 20 VPN and Ad-Blocking Apps With 35 Million Downloads Actually Monitored Users' Phones

At least 20 ad-blocking and virtual private network (VPN) apps owned by analytics firm Sensor Tower may have been secretly spying on users’ phones, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Ads, Play Store, Vpn, App Store, Ad Tech, BuzzFeed News, Sensor Tower


Australia sues Facebook, says Cambridge Analytica scandal violated privacy of over 300,000 Australians

In Australia, the government's information commissioner filed a lawsuit against Facebook which charges the social media giant with violating the privacy of more than 300,000 Australians ensnared in the Cambridge Analytica operation. Facebook is said to have committed serious breaches with data collected by the 'This is Your Digital Life' app used by Cambridge Analytica to politically profile Facebook users. “We consider the design of the Facebook platform meant that users were unable to exerci...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Privacy, Australia, Tech, Tech News, Josh Taylor, Cambridge Analytica, Information Security, Your Digital Life, Angelene Falk


Congress MP arrested for using drone over private property: Reports

Congress’s Malkajgiri MP Revanth Reddy was arrested and subsequently sent to a 14-day judicial custody for illegally using a drone to record a farmhouse allegedly owned by Telangana Chief Minister’s son K.T. Rama Rao in Janwada village, the Quint reported. Reddy has reportedly been accused of violating privacy by flying a drone over a private […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Congress, Surveillance, Drones, Telangana, Reddy, Quint, K T Rama Rao, Malkajgiri, Revanth Reddy, Janwada


VPN: Get a lifetime of browsing protection for only $39

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited offers complete anonymity for total online protection.Their network includes over 400 servers worldwide.Lifetime access to KeepSolid VPN is available for just $39.There are plenty of excuses for not having a VPN. Among the favorites are claims that VPNs are hard to use or that they slow a web connection. Some argue they're expensive or that they don't really work. And, while there may be some less than stellar providers that check these boxes, to say that's the case for a...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Internet, Data, Computers, Innovation, Netflix Hulu, KeepSolid VPN, Software Informer Laptop Review Pro


Grindr sold by Chinese owner after US raised national security concerns

Chinese gaming giant Beijing Kunlun has agreed to sell popular gay dating app Grindr for about $608 million, ending a tumultuous four years under Chinese ownership. Reuters reports that the Chinese company sold its 98% stake in Grindr to a U.S.-based company, San Vicente Acquisition Partners. The app, originally developed in Los Angeles, raised national security concerns after it was acquired by Beijing Kunlun in 2016 for $93 million. That ownership was later scrutinized by a U.S. government nat...
Tags: Security, Apps, Privacy, Government, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Beijing, United States, Grindr, Executive, Mobile Software, U.s. Government, Reuters, Committee on Foreign Investment, CFIUS


Investors used Clearview AI app as a personal toy for spying on public

“Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich.” That's the title of the New York Times piece, and that's the horrifying reality of how artificial intelligence and facial recognition are already being used in ways that violate your expectations of privacy in the world. Investors and clients of the facial recognition start-up with ties to the extreme right used an early version of the Clearview AI app on dates and at parties — “and to spy on the public.” At one t...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, US news, Surveillance, Tech News, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Ai, Giuliani, Facial Recognition, Häagen Dazs, ClearView, Picks


Clearview AI Lured Rich Investors by Letting Them Rummage Around in Its Creepy Face Recognition App

Creepy facial recognition firm Clearview AI—which claims to have built an extensive database from billions of photos scraped from the public web—allowed the rich and powerful to use its app as a personal plaything and spy tool, according to reporting from the New York Times on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, New York Times, Facial Recognition, Mass Surveillance, Face Recognition, ClearView, Clearview AI


Cathay Pacific fined £500k by UK’s ICO over data breach disclosed in 2018

Cathay Pacific has been issued with a £500,000 penalty by the UK’s data watchdog for security lapses which exposed the personal details of some 9.4 million customers globally — 111,578 of whom were from the UK. The penalty, which is the maximum fine possible under relevant UK law, was announced today by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following a multi-month investigation. It pertains to a breach disclosed by the airline in fall 2018. At the time Cathay Pacific said it had first ide...
Tags: Europe, UK, Privacy, Tech, European Union, Data Breach, United Kingdom, British Airways, Airline, Data Security, Antivirus, Computer Security, Ico, Cathay Pacific, Cathay, General Data Protection Regulation


Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Accusing the Face Recognition Firm of Violating Its Rules

Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly disabled the iOS version of Clearview’s app citing violations of its developer program.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Face Recognition, ClearView, Surveillance Tech, Clearview AI


Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Says the Face Recognition Firm Violated Its Rules

Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly disabled the iOS version of Clearview’s app citing violations of its developer program.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Face Recognition, ClearView, Surveillance Tech, Clearview AI


California’s Data Privacy Laws Could Stymie Auto Industry’s Long-term Plans

Pretty much anytime automotive data acquisition becomes the topic of discussion, we have to take time to mention customer protections and ask where the line for privacy should be drawn. With social media firms making a mint off the process online and automakers conducting major moves to likewise leverage personal data, it’s practically a nervous […] The post California’s Data Privacy Laws Could Stymie Auto Industry’s Long-term Plans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Safety, California, Big Data, Data, Regulation, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Connected Cars, CCPA, News Blog, Data Privacy Laws, Driving Data, California Consumer Privacy Act



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