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What Europe needs to ask Mark Zuckerberg

European officials are finally getting a chance to grill Mark Zuckerberg — and prove they have a firmer grasp of privacy issues than peers in the …

Privacy

Sharing of school pupils' data put on hold

<b>The government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about UK schoolchildren, it has emerged.</b><p>The Department for Education said the step was a temporary move to modify the national pupil database's approval process.<p>It told the BBC that the step was required to be …

GDPR

3 million Facebook users affected by new data leak: report

A popular personality quiz app left more than 3 million Facebook users' private information exposed on a vulnerable website for four years, according …

Cambridge Analytica

The Secure Data Act Would Stop Backdoors

A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right. The bipartisan Secure Data Act would stop any government agency or court order from forcing …

Privacy

Equifax reveals full horror of that monstrous cyber-heist of its servers

146 million people, 99 million addresses, 209,000 payment cards, 38,000 drivers' licenses and 3,200 passportsEquifax has published yet more details …

Identity Theft

Social networks have already violated the spirit of GDPR

Closing off researchers’ access to APIs in the name of ‘safety’ means we’ll never know how we’re being screwed🎶I am the definition of an Internet …

Social Media

Facebook Users Are Unbothered by Privacy Debacle, Reuters Poll Shows

The fact that Facebook was hit by its worst PR crisis ever in late March (the final days of its first fiscal quarter) grants the company a few extra …

Cambridge Analytica

Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

There’s apparently no evidence of any breach or misuse, but you should change your password anyway<p>Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence …

Security

Tech giants hit by NSA spying slam encryption backdoors

The tech coalition includes Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon and Yahoo's parent company Oath — all of which were hit by claims of …

Privacy

EU states urged to agree online privacy ‘cookie law’

The EU’s digital chief has urged European governments to end their resistance to a new draft “cookie law” aimed at strengthening online privacy …

Privacy

Google CEO tells investors not to worry about Europe's upcoming privacy rules

CEO Sundar Pichai tried to quell investor fears over how Google's advertising business will be affected by Europe's upcoming privacy legislation …

Sundar Pichai

A Tale of Two Poorly Designed Cross-Border Data Access Regimes

On Tuesday, the European Commission published two legislative proposals that could further cement an unfortunate trend towards privacy erosion in …

Privacy

EU Data Protection Party to develop long-term strategy after Facebook data breach

The Data Protection Working Party, which consists of DP authorities in all EU member states, will create a Social Media Working Group to develop a …

Social Media

Senators propose legislation to protect the privacy of users’ online data after Facebook hearing

‘I don’t want to vote to have to regulate Facebook, but by God, I will’<p>Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA) will introduce legislation to protect the privacy of users’ online data, the pair said today in a joint statement. Though a bill has not been drafted yet, the legislation would, …

WhatsApp clarifies it's stand on concerns about Group chats, says messages are end to end encrypted

<b>Facebook-owned WhatsApp</b> refuted reports on 7 April that it is keeping track of the messages and said that it collects very little data and every …

Privacy

Tim Cook outlines Apple's view on privacy, encryption in MSNBC interview

During the "Revolution: Apple Changing the World" interview airing on MSNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook gives his two cents on many issues facing the tech industry, most notably ones affecting competing giants Amazon and Facebook. That includes privacy and how Apple's approach to the issue differs from …

Russia moves to block Telegram after encryption key denial

Telegram's lawyer told ZDNet that Russia's demand for the app's encryption keys is "unconstitutional."<p>Russia's media and internet regulator has asked …

Consumer groups urge Facebook to commit to global privacy rules

A coalition of US and European consumer groups say the EU's new data protection regulations should guide Facebook's privacy policies around the world.<p>Facebook should adopt stringent EU data protection rules as a global "baseline" for all of the social network's services, consumer activists say in …

Privacy

The Supreme Court fight over Microsoft’s foreign servers is over

The newly passed CLOUD Act ends US v. Microsoft before a decision is reached<p>The much-anticipated Supreme Court case <i>US v. Microsoft</i> — which could have decided the extent of American jurisdiction over foreign servers — is now, for all intents and purposes, dead. On March 30th, the Department of …

U.S. Department of Justice

Windows 10 security: Microsoft patches critical flaw in Windows Defender

Just scanning a specially-crafted file could lead to a totally compromised Windows machine.<p><i>Video: When it comes to malware, Windows 10 is twice as</i> …

Facebook to contact 87 million users affected by data breach

Message will reveal which users had personal information was harvested by Cambridge Analytica<p>Eighty-seven million Facebook users around the world will find out on Monday if their details were shared with Cambridge Analytica in one of the social network’s largest data breaches.<p>The firm said affected …

Cambridge Analytica

Microsoft Upgrades Office 365’s OneDrive With Features Against Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft is exerting effort in protecting consumers from cybercrime. The Redmond giant is upgrading OneDrive, which is part of the Office 365 …

YouTube accused of violating children’s privacy laws

YouTube stands accused of violating US laws designed to protect children’s privacy online, in a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission set to be …

Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. lawmakers today: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some U.S. lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due to appear at Congressional hearings over a political consultancy's use of customer data, two congressional aides said on Sunday.<p>The planned …

Donald Trump

Beyond Facebook: It’s High Time for Stronger Privacy Laws

In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica debacle, we’re hearing a lot of new and interesting ideas about how to solve the so-called Facebook …

ProtonMail Launches a Shorter Email Domain and Other New Features for Encryption Lovers

An encrypted email service widely used among journalists and political dissidents just got several new sick features, including, let’s be honest, the …

Facebook fixed a massive data scraping issue it said wasn't a problem

After sitting silently for the first week of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook has moved into damage limitation mode. Since the issue …

Facebook retracted Zuckerberg’s messages from recipients’ inboxes

You can’t remove Facebook messages from the inboxes of people you sent them to, but Facebook did that for Mark Zuckerberg and other executives. Three sources confirm to TechCrunch that old Facebook messages they received from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their Facebook inboxes, while their own …

Data Breach at Sears and Delta May Have Hit 'Several Hundred Thousand' Customers

A data breach at an online customer services vendor may have exposed the credit card information of hundreds of thousands of customers at Delta Air …

Is enterprise content management dead?

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information AgeIn 2017, Gartner declared enterprise content management (ECM) was dead. Enterprise content …

Content Management