Facebook Finally Pays £500K Cambridge Analytica Fine

Facebook Finally Pays £500K Cambridge Analytica Fine

Facebook has finally reached an agreement with the UK’s privacy regulator to pay a £500,000 penalty related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a year after…

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Tor Weaponized to Steal Bitcoin

Tor Weaponized to Steal Bitcoin

A years-long campaign targets users of Russian darknet markets with a modified install of a privacy-oriented browser. Criminals are using the Tor browser — long…

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Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns

Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns

Facebook has been called upon by a group of data protection and privacy regulators to provide further information on its Libra project, asking how the…

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Equifax to Pay Up to $700mn for Data Breach Damages

Equifax to Pay Up to $700mn for Data Breach Damages

In a settlement with the FTC, consumers affected by the breach are eligible for up to $20,000 in a cash settlement, depending on damages they…

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Adult Sites Lack Privacy, Open the Door for Harassment and Tracking

Adult Sites Lack Privacy, Open the Door for Harassment and Tracking

Third-party tracking is rampant on sites like Pornhub, with users’ sexual preferences in full view. An analysis of 22,500 porn sites found that third-party tracking…

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Viral app hit FaceApp, which makes users look old, has privacy concerns

Viral app hit FaceApp, which makes users look old, has privacy concerns

If you’ve been anywhere near social media for the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen people posting photos of themselves, but aged to make them…

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Privacy Experts: Facebook’s $5B Fine Unlikely to Do Much

Privacy Experts: Facebook’s $5B Fine Unlikely to Do Much

The $5 billion fine that the Federal Trade Commission has slapped on Facebook for privacy violations may be the largest ever levied by the agency,…

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Facebook $5 Billion U.S. Privacy Settlement Approved by FTC

Facebook $5 Billion U.S. Privacy Settlement Approved by FTC

U.S. officials approved a record $5 billion privacy settlement with Facebook Inc. to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, people said, prompting an immediate outcry from lawmakers…

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GDPR: A cheat sheet

GDPR: A cheat sheet

Enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to any company that transacts with European Union citizens. Here’s your GDPR go-to guide. Through…

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With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?

With GDPR’s ‘Right of Access,’ Who Really Has Access?

How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

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