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Youth-run agency AIESEC exposed over 4 million intern applications

AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an independent security researcher, found an unprotected Elasticsearch database containing the applications on January 11, a little under a month after the database was first exposed. The database contained “opportunity applications” contained the applicant’s name, gender, ...
Tags: Security, Europe, Technology, Christmas, Tech, Eu, European Union, Sms, Data Protection, Data Security, World Wide Web, Elasticsearch, General Data Protection Regulation, Stahl, AIESEC, Canadia


Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog

CNIL found that company failed to offer users transparent information on data useThe French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m (£44m) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies.For the first time, the company was fined using new terms laid out in the pan-European general data protection regulation. The maximum fine for large companies under the new law is 4% of annual turnover, meaning the theoretical maximum fi...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Privacy, France, Data Protection, Cnil


Indian data should be owned by Indians, not corporations – Mukesh Ambani, RIL

Mukesh Ambani, chairman and MD of RIL, has said that, “India’s data must be controlled and owned by Indian people ─ and not by corporates, especially global corporations. For India to succeed in this data-driven revolution, we will have to migrate the control and ownership of Indian data back to... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Policy, Regulation, Data Protection, Reliance, Mukesh Ambani, RIL, Data Localization, Data Localisation, MD of RIL


'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questionsWe’re living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing in circa 1439. And the problem with living through a revolution is that it’s impossible to take the long view of what’s happening. Hindsight is the...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, Internet, Economics, Digital Media, Data Protection, Mainz, Hindsight, John Naughton, Johannes Gutenberg, Shoshana Zuboff, Zuboff, Mainz Gutenberg


Home Office under fire for blocking new spy watchdog

Surveillance expert Eric King vetoed from top job at IPCO over past associationsThe Home Office has prompted outrage by blocking the appointment of the man tasked with leading investigations into the UK’s spy agencies.Eric King had been appointed head of investigations at the new government watchdog charged with regulating the intelligence agencies until the Home Office intervened, apparently due to his “previous work and associations”. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Privacy, UK News, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, Home Office, UK security and counter-terrorism, Data Protection, MI5, MI6, Eric King, IPCO, associationsThe Home Office


Why Your Startup Needs To Monitor Who Can Access Your Network

There’s a fundamental difference between the sensitive data that your business stores, and the publicly accessible information that you hold. For hackers, that difference could be the key to gaining access to everything that you store, and your business will be at major risk of disruption. Access is one of the most important factors to consider when looking at online security, and monitoring who can access certain levels of data sensitivity can go a long way to boosting your security levels. Wi...
Tags: Startups, Information, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Online Security, Others, Business Data, Network Access


Largest collection ever of breached data found

Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being put on hacking siteThe largest collection of breached data in history has been discovered, comprising more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.The 87GB data dump was discovered by the security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload Collection #1, said it was probably “made up of many different individual da...
Tags: Technology, Internet, UK News, World news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Internet Safety, Hunt, Troy Hunt


Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found

Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being posted to a hacking forumThe largest collection of breached data ever seen has been discovered, comprising of more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.The 87GB data dump was discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload “Collection #1”, said it is probably “made up of many different individu...
Tags: Technology, Internet, World news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Hunt, Troy Hunt


Apple chief calls for laws to tackle 'shadow economy' of data firms

Tim Cook seeks competitive advantage over Google and Facebook with privacy pushApple’s chief executive has called for regulation to tackle the “shadow economy” of data brokers – middlemen who trade in the personal data of largely unsuspecting consumers – as the company continues its push to be seen as privacy-positive.Tim Cook, in an op-ed for Time Magazine published on Thursday, said: “one of the biggest challenges in protecting privacy is that many of the violations are invisible. For example,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Technology, Privacy, World news, Tim Cook, Data Protection, Time Magazine


Oyo’s data sharing system with govts: Issues with real-time data sharing

Aditya Ghosh, India and South Asia head of Oyo said at a CII event that the company would be sharing information of guests staying at their hotels on a real-time basis, reports Business Standard. Oyo confirmed to MediaNama that a pilot is operational in Jaipur, and talks are ongoing with Telangana... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Hotels, Online, Data Protection, South Asia, Jaipur, CII, Oyo, Aditya Ghosh India, Business Standard Oyo


Truecaller stores all Indian user data – including payments data – locally

Truecaller today announced that it stores all of its Indian user data locally, including payments data, “to ensure that the data of its Indian users remains secured and to provide faster and more reliable services”. According to the company this is aimed at safeguarding personal data.... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Data, Data Protection, Truecaller, Digital Payments, Truecaller Pay, Data Protection Bill, Srikrishna committee, Data Localisation


Germany’s anti-trust body to order FB to stop gathering unspecified user data

Germany’s anti-trust regulator plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data (unspecified), reports Reuters. The regulator, Federal Cartel Office, will tell Facebook in a ruling as to what action it would have to take in the next few weeks. The Federal Cartel Office has been... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Government, Germany, Social Media, Data, Regulation, Antitrust, Data Protection, Reuters, Federal Cartel Office


Facebook staff discussed cashing in on user data, reports say

Proposals to charge firms for data said to have been revealed by badly redacted court papersFacebook staff discussed charging companies for access to user data, before ultimately deciding against such a policy, according to reports.The internal discussions were revealed due to improperly redacted court documents, released as part of Facebook’s lawsuit against American software developer Six4Three last year. According to Ars Technica and the Wall Street Journal, an 18-page court filing contains t...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, Tinder, Social Media, World news, US news, Ars Technica, Digital Media, Data Protection


Online Tech Expands Cloud, Data Services with Neverfail Acquisition

Online Tech, the Ann Arbor, MI-based provider of cloud services, beefed up its capabilities last month when it acquired the infrastructure-as-a-service and data protection businesses of Neverfail, an IT company located in Austin, TX. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.Online Tech CEO Brad Cheedle says his company offers managed services around cloud computing. The company’s service include assessing if a customer is cloud-ready or migrating their data to the cloud, Cheedle says. “Companie...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Trends, Tech, It, Software, Austin, Innovation, Data Protection, Detroit, Infrastructure As A Service, Ann Arbor, National blog main, Texas blog main


Cambridge Analytica owner fined £15,000 for ignoring data request

SCL Elections failed to respond to a US citizen’s request for copies of data it held on himCambridge Analytica’s parent company has been fined £15,000 for failing to respond to a US citizen’s request for copies of information it holds on him.SCL Elections pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching the Data Protection Act by failing to comply with an enforcement notice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at a hearing at Hendon magistrates court. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, US, UK News, World news, Data Protection, Hendon, Information Commissioner 's Office ICO, SCL, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections, himCambridge Analytica


German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police

Man, 20, driven by ‘annoyance’ at statements made by politicians and celebritiesA 20-year-old man has admitted to police that he was behind one of the country’s biggest data breaches, in which the private details of almost 1,000 public figures were leaked.The man, who lives with his parents in the central German state of Hesse and is still in the education system, told police he had acted alone and was not politically motivated. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Germany, World news, Cybercrime, Data Protection, Hesse


Germany data breach: man arrested over massive leak of private information

Man, 20, reportedly confesses to leak of politicians’ and celebrities’ data in huge breachGerman police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with one of the country’s biggest data breaches, which affected hundreds of politicians, the BKA federal criminal police hs said.German authorities are under fire for their handling of the breach, in which personal data and documents from German politicians and public figures, including the chancellor, Angela Merkel, were published online. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Privacy, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Data Protection, BKA


Germany data breach: man held over massive leak of private information

Man, 20, detained after search linked to leak of politicians’ and celebrities’ dataGerman authorities say a man has been detained in a suspected hacking case that resulted in hundreds of politicians’ and celebrities’ private information being posted online.The federal criminal police office said on Tuesday it searched the apartment of a 20-year-suspect from central Hesse state on Sunday and detained him. It gave no further details, but a news conference was planned for later in the day. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Privacy, Germany, World news, Data Protection, Hesse


'Tracking every place you go': Weather Channel app accused of selling user data

Most popular mobile weather app misled users who shared location information, say Los Angeles prosecutors in lawsuitPeople relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday.The operator of the Weather Channel mobile app misled users who agreed to share their location information in...
Tags: Apps, Technology, California, Los Angeles, US news, Surveillance, Mobile Phones, Data Protection, US weather, Michael Feuer


New Year to Bring New Data Security Threats, Cyber Investor Warns

Bob Ackerman is one of the venture capitalists whose funding has long fed the growth of the burgeoning cybersecurity industry. So, you might imagine that his outlook on data protection for 2019 would be more optimistic than in past years, because businesses now take advantage of a broad choice of security services to protect themselves.Ackerman (pictured) is founder and managing director of San Francisco-based VC firm AllegisCyber, and co-founder of Fulton, MD-based DataTribe, which helps launc...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Malware, Cybersecurity


Australia made third highest number of requests for Apple data in the world

In the first half of 2018 Australian authorities made 2,375 requests, more than China, Singapore or the UKApple received 2,357 “device requests” from the Australian government and law enforcement in the first half of 2018, the third-highest rate of requests in the world.The tech company published its twice-yearly transparency report on Friday, which reveals how many times governments asked Apple for data and information about iPhone, iPads, computers and Apple accounts. Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, Australia, Australia news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Data Protection, China Singapore


Easy Ways To Protect Your Small Business’s Data  

These days, it seems like every advancement made in the field of cyber security is accompanied by one in the field of cybercrime. To make matters worse, many cybercriminals are highly adaptive and able to alter their approaches at a moment’s notice. When it comes to modern-day cybercrime, data theft is the name of the game. After getting their hands on the right data, online crooks are able to commit crimes that range from identity theft to large-scale bank fraud. Since small businesses tend to...
Tags: Startups, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Online Security, Others, Facebook Twitter, Small Business Advice


Facebook users cannot avoid location-based ads, investigation finds

No combination of settings can stop location data being used by advertisers, says reportFacebook targets users with location-based adverts even if those users ban the company from accessing their phone’s GPS, turn off location history in the app, hide their work location on their profile and never use the company’s “check-in” feature, according to an investigation published this week.In fact, there is no combination of settings that users can enable to prevent their location data from being used...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Advertising, Digital Media, Data Protection, Aleksandra Korolova, Korolova


Facebook shared private user messages with Netflix and Spotify

Firm bent its own data rules for major clients such as Amazon, Microsoft and Sony, report saysFacebook granted major companies far more exceptions to its privacy policies than previously known, making user data available through loopholes to companies including Amazon, Microsoft and Sony.The loopholes, reported by the New York Times, suggest a company that was prepared to bend its own rules to keep valuable partners onside.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Netflix, New York Times, Sony, Data Protection, Amazon Microsoft


How to protect your digital privacy from new Christmas presents

Just unwrapped a gift of an internet-connected device? Don’t just turn it on and plug it in – you might be giving the manufacturer all sorts of information you don’t need toJeff Bezos knows when you’ve been sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you’ve been bad or good, because you didn’t change the default privacy settings on the Amazon smart speaker you set up in your bedroom, for goodness’ sake.This Christmas, families will be unwrapping various internet-connected devices, and, k...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Christmas, Life and style, World news, E-commerce, Surveillance, Data Protection, Silicon Valley, Internet Safety, Bezos


Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos

Bug let developers access pictures people had uploaded but chosen not to postA Facebook bug let app developers see photos users had uploaded but never posted, the social network has disclosed.For two weeks in September, an error in the way Facebook shares photos with third parties meant that apps could see not only photos users had posted on their newsfeed, but also pictures in other parts of the site – on Facebook Stories or Facebook’s Marketplace, for instance. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Technology, Privacy, Social Networking, World news, Data Protection, Facebook Stories


This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent

What does consent as a valid legal basis for processing personal data look like under Europe’s updated privacy rules? It may sound like an abstract concern but for online services that rely on things being done with user data in order to monetize free-to-access content this is a key question now the region’s General Data Protection Regulation is firmly fixed in place. The GDPR is actually clear about consent. But if you haven’t bothered to read the text of the regulation, and instead just go and...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, London, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Congress, China, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Artificial Intelligence


WhatsApp meets MeitY officials over message traceability: report

Officials from the Facebook owned WhatsApp met the officials from the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) over the traceability of messages, reports The Economic Times. The report mentions that the agenda was “technical issues on traceability” and that WhatsApp did not offer any kind... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Encryption, Policy, Data Protection, RBI, Economic Times, Fake News, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics


Your Personal Data is Already Stolen

In an excellent blog post, Brian Krebs makes clear something I have been saying for a while: Likewise for individuals, it pays to accept two unfortunate and harsh realities: Reality #1: Bad guys already have access to personal data points that you may believe should be secret but which nevertheless aren't, including your credit card information, Social Security number, mother's maiden name, date of birth, address, previous addresses, phone number, and yes ­ even your credit file. Reality #2:...
Tags: Data Protection, Brian Krebs, Data Collection, Data Loss, Data Breaches, Bruce Schneier, Breaches


Marriott data breach: 500M records exposed, database vulnerable since 2014

Hackers accessed upto 500 million customer records in Marriot Hotels’ Starwood reservation system in an attack which began four years ago, the hotel said last week.  . The exposed data included payment details and account information, among other things. 327 million exposed accounts included... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Hotels, Data, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Marriott, Data Protection, Gdpr, Marriot Hotels Starwood