Danielle Marchand

11 Added | 3 Magazines | @DanielleMar4u0h | Keep up with Danielle Marchand on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Danielle Marchand”

French Parents Could Face a Year in Prison and $50K Fine for Uploading Unwanted Photos of Their Children to Facebook

Parents who upload undesirable pictures of their kids to social media could be sued by their sons or daughters, according to France’s privacy laws.<p>Mothers and fathers face up to a year in prison and a fine of around $50,000 if convicted of posting details of their children’s private lives without …

France

Google in trouble for tracking students' data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today against Google for collecting user data and search history from students.<p>The nonprofit says it discovered Google’s activity of tracking and storing user data when it looked into Chromebooks …

Privacy

Facebook "Most Used Words" App as Privacy Lesson

If you have an account on Facebook, you may have noticed posts featuring a nicely designed cloud comprised of the words your Facebook friends use most often. It's powered by an app from a company called Vonvon, and it's been getting a lot of attention this week from consumer privacy experts.<p>The …

Hackers can hijack Wi-Fi Hello Barbie to spy on your children

Security researcher warns hackers could steal personal information and turn the microphone of the doll into a surveillance device<p>Mattel’s latest Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for spying on children and listening into conversations without the …

Wi-Fi

DEUTSCHE BANK: Killing passwords is the future of security

The Financial Times reports that the bank is looking at replacing passwords with biometric security that measures 50 different factors including location data, how you hold your phone, thumbprint technology, and facial recognition. Deutsche Bank is working with company Callsign on the …

Deutsche Bank

Security researchers have discovered more information on how the Sony hackers managed to stay undetected

The Register reports that two security researchers from the US security company Damballa have found evidence of the tools used by the Sony hackers to avoid detection.<p>One tool the researchers believe was used by the hackers is named "setMFT," and it can be used by a hacker to do something called …

Seth Rogen

Apple, Google and Microsoft: weakening encryption lets the bad guys in

Technology companies respond to post-Paris attack threats to web security and calls for backdoors in encryption from government<p>Apple, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Twitter, Facebook and 56 other technology companies have joined together to reject calls for weakening encryption saying it would be …

Let's have an argument about encryption

Government officials have been vexed for quite some time now that they can't surveil communications that use end-to-end encryption. Never mind that to crack encrypted platforms open for one spy would mean to open them up for all spies. Just being able to roll WhatsApp, Telegram and iMessage into …

Apple, Facebook and Google warn that weakened encryption will help the bad guys

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Apple, Facebook and Google, along with dozens of other global tech firms, have urged regulators against weakening vital encryption tools used to secure systems across industries like banking and transport.<p>Heads of the G20 group of nations met on Monday to discuss …

Privacy

Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results

The familiar narrative of teens and technology is one of natural proficiency — that young people just <i>get</i> technology in a way that older generations don't. But research suggests that just because children feel at home using smartphones, it doesn't mean they're more aware of the nuances of how the …

Advertising Standards Authority

Why has WhatsApp accessed my contacts 23,709 times in the last 7 days?

Each time you install an app, you’re asked to accept the permissions it’s requesting to access the features on your phone. It’s a standard cost of entry for downloading pretty much any app, and particularly free ones.<p>If you’re not paying with money, you’re paying with your data.<p>But despite knowing …

Apps