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F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines

The agency’s investigation, which began in late March, is continuing, and the commissioners and staff have not reached a final conclusion.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Cambridge Analytica, Mark E, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Fines (Penalties

Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages

Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually vetted by Google staff. The search and mobile giant said it is part of a move to cut down on apps that have access to sensitive calling and texting data. Google said in October that Android apps will no longer be allowed to use the legacy permissions as part of a wider push for developers to use newer, more secure and privacy minded APIs. Many apps request acce...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Security, Mobile, Apps, Privacy, Google Search, Tech, Smartphones, Sms, Computing, Product Management, Bankhead, Paul Bankhead

A Twitter Bug Left Android Users' Private Tweets Exposed For 4 Years

Twitter just admitted that the social network accidentally revealed some Android users' protected tweets to the public for more than 4 years — a kind of privacy blunder that you'd typically expect from Facebook. When you sign up for Twitter, all your Tweets are public by default, allowing anyone to view and interact with your Tweets. Fortunately, Twitter also gives you control of your [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Android, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, Tech, Android Apps, Online Privacy, Swati Khandelwal, Twitter privacy, Twitter Security, Twitter for Android, Hacking Twitter Account, how to hack Twitter account

How to Stop Worrying About Every 'Mega' Password Breach That Comes Along

News of this week’s so-called “mega breach” might deeply trouble you. If so, that means it’s a perfect time to take control of your personal security. Yes, every company should be held responsible for practicing sloppy security, allowing your sensitive data to get into the wrong hands. But at this point, there’s…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Pro Tips, Security Hygiene

Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook

Just in case you weren’t already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company’s old talking points about how other companies (read: Facebook and Google) turn people’s personal data into a product that they can sell, sometimes without the user…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Time, Marketing, Tim Cook

True People Search Removal & Opt Out Instructions

[Big News]: We’re excited to share the release of a feature that’ll automatically remove you from True People Search. You can try it by heading over to this page. One of the first things we recommend for anyone looking to protect their personal information online is to go through the True People Search removal process. There are a number of reasons for this. You see, there are a lot of sites that exist solely to share info about as many people as possible. This isn’t a groundbreaking or new busi...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Branding, True People Search

WhatsApp bugs delete users’ messages, leak previous owners’ info

WhatsApp has been hit by two bugs: users losing their older messages, and the other one leaking chats of the previous owner of the number, reports The Hindustan Times. MediaNama has reached out to WhatsApp seeking more information, and will update the story when we hear from them. WhatsApp sent us... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Data, Whatsapp, Data Breach, Encryption, Privacy Breach, Data Security, The Hindustan Times MediaNama

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

Most Facebook users don't know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted with ads. Those users only discovered this when the researchers directed them to take a look at the Facebook ad preferences page for their accounts. Most (51%) of...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Ad Targeting, Zuckerberg, Pew Research, GfK, Facebook Algorithms, Picks, U S Facebook

ACLU urges Amazon, Microsoft & Google not to sell face recognition tech to government

The coalition argues that government agencies might abuse facial recognition technology. Google and Microsoft have expressed concern about the potential problems of facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Amazon has been actively marketing the technology to law enforcement agencies in the U.S. None A coalition comprised of more than 85 of civil, immigrants' and human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, is urging Google, Microsoft and Amazon not to sell facial recogniti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Privacy, Congress, California, Mit, Surveillance, Fbi, Aclu, Innovation, Ai, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Sundar Pichai, Pichai

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Tags: Security, Privacy, Law, Hospitals, Hit, Health Law, Compliance, HHS, HIPAA, Health care policy, Physicians, Accountable Care Organization, Healthcare Innovation, Value Based Purchasing, Pay for performance, Anti-Kickback Statute

Books of The Times: O.K., Google: How Much Money Have I Made for You Today?

In “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” Shoshana Zuboff methodically dissects a new economic order that exploits our “every move, emotion, utterance and desire.”
Tags: News, Privacy, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Books and Literature, Computers and the Internet, Shoshana, Shoshana Zuboff, Zuboff

Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data

Why is one of the most popular Android apps running a hidden web server in the background? ES File Explorer claims it has over 500 million downloads under its belt since 2014, making it one of the most used apps to date. It’s simplicity makes it what it is: a simple file explorer that lets you browse through your Android phone or tablet’s file system for files, data, documents and more. But behind the scenes, the app is running a slimmed-down web server on the device. In doing so, it opens up th...
Tags: Security, Apps, Privacy, Wi-fi, Tech, Smartphones, Computing, Robert, Web Server, Elliot Alderson, Baptiste Robert

DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps

DuckDuckGo has a new, unlikely partner in search: Apple. The privacy-focused search engine that promises to never track its users said Tuesday it’s now using data provided by Apple Maps to power its map-based search results. Although DuckDuckGo had provided limited mapping results for a while using data from open-source service OpenStreetMap, it never scaled its features to those of its search engine rivals, notably Google and Bing. Now, DuckDuckGo will return addresses, businesses, geographi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Smartphones, Ipads, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, Search Engine, Google Maps, Apple Maps, Apple Inc, Duckduckgo

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown

Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday criticized the FCC head for refusing to appear for a briefing about the ongoing controversy over wireless carriers disclosing the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Privacy, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Ajit Pai, Location Data, Wireless Carriers

SC issues notice to the Centre for order that allows monitoring of all computers

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre over its December 20th, 2018 order where the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed 10 agencies to monitor, intercept and collect data from all computers, under Section 69 of the Information and Technology Act, reports Hindustan Times. The SC has given... ...
Tags: Travel, Technology, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Internet, Government, Surveillance, Policy, Hindustan Times, Ministry of Home Affairs, IT Act

Vulnerability in NASA’s Jira setting exposed details of a thousand users

Sensitive information such as internal user details, project details, employee names and mail IDs, was exposed through Jira, a web app that companies use for tracking tasks and issues, at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration aka NASA. NCR based security researcher Avinash Jain, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, US, Nasa, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Policy, Jira, Cert, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, User data, Avinash Jain, NASA NCR

The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean

President Trump's Government Shutdown Is Breaking Federal Websites

Dozens of federal government websites are not working correctly due to the ongoing government shutdown, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday, including ones for the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and some NASA and Department of Justice webpages. According to BuzzFeed, these sites and others appear to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nasa, Cybersecurity, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Federal Government, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Seventh Circuit of the U S Court of Appeals

Israeli Cyber-Intelligence Firm Denies Role in Khashoggi Murder, But Won't 'Deny or Confirm' Saudi Sales

One of the co-founders of the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm behind the powerful phone-surveillance software Pegasus, NSO Group, has denied that their products were involved in the Saudi Arabian government’s torture and murder of journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Pegasus, Espionage, Spies, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Zero Day, NSO Group, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

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

Marriott Faces Massive Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain operator, has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over the data breach now said to affect upwards of 300 million people. The suit, brought by more than 150 past hotel guests, according to Vox, is at least the second to surface since the breach was disclosed in late…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Marriott, Lawsuits, Vox, Marriott Breach

Marriott Faces Sprawling Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain operator, has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over the data breach now said to affect upwards of 300 million people. The suit, brought by more than 150 past hotel guests, according to Vox, is at least the second to surface since the breach was disclosed in late…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Marriott, Lawsuits, Vox, Marriott Breach

Twitter Knows Where You Live 

Does the entire world really need to see where you’re tweeting from? I usually don’t think about how much location data I’m sharing on Twitter, because I don’t think anybody cares about my 1) tweets and 2) where I tweet. However, a new report from Wired has made me rethink my approach. As it turns out, it’s not that…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Privacy, Tracking, Location, Lifehacks, Geotagging

Your Money Adviser: Year of Free Credit Report Monitoring Is Ending. Here’s What to Do Now.

The free service started after Equifax’s huge breach in 2017. Consumer advocates suggest placing a security freeze — not a lock — on credit files.
Tags: News, Privacy, Credit Scores, Identity Theft, Consumer Protection, Computer Security, Equifax Inc, Equifax, Personal Finances, TransUnion LLC, Experian PLC

How to protect yourself from email tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Sydney Li and Bennett Cyphers explain how to stop people tracking you through email. Read-receipt beacons and other trickery abounds. ...third-party email tracking technologies will try to share and correlate your email address across different emails that you open, and even across different websites that you visit, further shaping your invisible online profile. And since people often access their email from different devices, email address leaks allow tracke...
Tags: Post, News, Privacy, Tech, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sydney Li, Bennett Cyphers

AT&T to stop selling location data to third parties after explosive report

After a report from Motherboard highlighted that carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint were selling location information to third parties and sometimes ended up in the wrong hands, carriers have announced they will end location selling practices. The post AT&T to stop selling location data to third parties after explosive report appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, Privacy, Trends, Sprint, AT&T, AT T T Mobile, Location Data

Videos from Amazon’s Ring security cameras were accessible to employees

Videos and information from Amazon’s tiny Ring security cameras could be accessed by Ring employees in Ukraine and the US at the least, reports The Intercept. Employees were also using video streams from within and outside the house to tag objects in order to train its poor object-recognising... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Security, News, Privacy, Internet, US, Ukraine, Surveillance, Cameras, Iot, Privacy Breach, Security Vulnerability