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The U.S. is slowly submitting to the EU’s 2018 privacy law

Figure this one out: Just shy of 100 percent of U.S.-based privacy professionals believe the importance and complexity of managing privacy in their organizations is increasing.<p>Similar numbers (97 percent!) acknowledge they will increase their investment in managing privacy. Yet fully 61 percent of …

Privacy

Data of almost 200 million voters leaked online by GOP analytics firm

Personal information of almost 200 million registered U.S. voters was accidentally exposed online due to an improperly configured security setting, security firm UpGuard revealed on Monday.<p>The leaked information, compiled by Republican data firm Deep Root Analytics and two other Republican …

Security

Facebook and Google are destroying bad online ads, which is great until they own the world

The world of online advertising remains split: there's the Wild West and then there's the corporate dystopia.<p>In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country's paper of …

Advertising

Amazon's new dirt-cheap gadget is a Trojan horse built to beat Google and invade your home

• <b>Amazon has launched a new $20 gadget that comes with its AI assistant Alexa built in: The Dash Wand.</b>• <b><br>The company is in the early stages of an epic war with Google and Apple over the home, and the Dash Wand could give it the upper hand.</b><p>Amazon, Google, and Apple are in the early stages of an epic war …

Amazon

Google will have to change how it operates in Europe

The EU will stick Google with a billion euro fine over how it prioritizes Google Shopping.<p>European regulators are expected to hit Google with a minimum one billion euro fine this summer for anti-competitive practices — which means Google will have to alter its business practices in Europe.<p>The …

Google

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

Why you should protect your child's online privacy

If you don't want to have the bejesus scared out of you, don't talk to an expert on kids' online privacy. If you knew what was really out there -- online predators, identity thieves, data miners -- you'd lock up the internet and throw away the key.<p>The truth is, an ounce of prevention is worth a …

Privacy

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy target for hackers -- and OneLogin is finding that …

Security

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Cloud Computing

Elon Musk says he'll quit Trump's advisory councils if US leaves Paris climate deal

As President Trump eyes backing out of the world’s largest climate agreement, he may lose one of his most prominent advisors from the tech world. Today on Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that if President Trump publicly withdraws from the international Paris agreement, Musk will …

Climate

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech have discovered a fresh class of Android attacks, called Cloak and Dagger, that can operate secretly on a phone, allowing hackers to log keystrokes, install software and otherwise control a device without alerting its owner. Cloak and Dagger …

Android O

Google Following Your Offline Credit Card Spending To Tell Advertisers If Their Ads Work

Google’s holding its annual conference for marketers today in San Francisco, and to kick it off they’re announcing some new tools advertisers can …

Advertising

Wikimedia’s lawsuit against the NSA is back

The ACLU and the Wikimedia Foundation can move forward with an internet surveillance lawsuit against the NSA and Department of Justice, an appeals court has ruled. The ruling, published today, reverses a decision made back in October 2015 by a lower court. That ruling declared that the Wikimedia …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

Director of National Intelligence warns of IoT security threats

Hackers aren't the only ones bypassing the weak security of the Internet of Things. According to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, smart devices could also be used to shut down US intelligence operations in the future. At an open hearing today, the Senate Select Committee on …

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Wi-Fi

Artificial Intelligence has to deal with its transparency problems

Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs and developments entail new challenges and problems. As AI algorithms grow more advanced, it becomes more difficult to make sense of their inner workings. Part of this is because the companies that develop them do not allow the scrutiny of their proprietary …

Artificial Intelligence

Americans are writing to the FCC about ‘fake news’ on TV, Google, and Facebook

Who do you complain to about the internet?<p>In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by <i>Columbia Journalism Review’</i>s Jonathan Peters, the FCC has released the smattering of complaints it has received about “fake news” since October 2016.<p>Unsurprisingly, the majority of the complaints …

Fake News

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

Pop quiz: Do you know where you ate dinner on September 9, 2016? And how long did it take you to get to work on Thursday, February 23, 2017? Where were you on the afternoon of March 9, 2015?<p>You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature …

Google

For Uber, 'Hell' is apparently tracking Lyft drivers

Jean Paul Sartre once said, "Hell is other people." For ride-share giant Uber, "Hell" is actually Lyft drivers.<p><i>The Information</i> reports that Uber previously used secret software called "Hell" to track the location of available Lyft drivers and showed which of those Lyft drivers also worked for Uber, …

Uber

Oath isn’t just a terrible name — it’s going to be a nightmare ad-tracking machine

Zombie adtech is coming to kill Google<p>Two seemingly unrelated things happened Monday that actually point directly at the future of the internet:<p>1. Verizon was scooped into admitting that it’s going to rename the combined zombie corpses of AOL and Yahoo “Oath,” which is a terrible name that comes …

Advertising

Fake VPNs Are Trying To Cash In On Your Online Privacy Fears

There’s a long list of reasons people are concerned about the privacy of their online activities. Some do it for security reasons. Others are concerned about ISPs selling their browsing histories and surveillance. As a result, many have turned to VPN services for assistance. Not all VPNs are …

Privacy

Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback ‘disgusting’

The inventor of the web isn’t happy about what’s happening to his baby<p>Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, has hit out at lawmakers rolling back internet privacy laws in the US. Speaking to <i>The Guardian</i> after receiving the Turing award (often described as the Nobel Prize of …

Privacy

Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules

By | WASHINGTON<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House …

WhatsApp will reportedly launch peer-to-peer payments in India within 6 months

WhatsApp may be about to introduce peer-to-peer payments in India, its largest market with over 200 million users.<p>A report from The Ken, an India-based subscription media company that we recently profiled, claims that WhatsApp plans to use UPI, a cross-bank payment system backed by the government, …

FinTech

Facebook Is Partnering With Amazon.com to Take on Google

Facebook is opening up header bidding to all publishers using its ad network.<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) is already a dominant force in digital display …

Stocks

Why Internet Providers Are Celebrating Friday’s Privacy Rule Rollback

On Friday, the Senate blocked the implementation of rules that would have restricted internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon’s ability to …

Privacy
World News

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

Privacy

New WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacks iPhones and MacBooks

For years, the CIA has been developing tools for hacking into Apple products — and thanks to WikiLeaks, those tools are now public. Today, the group published a new set of documents dubbed “Dark Matter,” part of the ongoing Vault 7 publication on CIA hacking tools. Today’s documents focus …

Security