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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Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms

Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms

A group of hackers says they have obtained internal files from three Chinese social media monitoring companies. After leaking some of the documents, the group…

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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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NSA: Turn off these smartphone features if you want your location to stay secret

NSA: Turn off these smartphone features if you want your location to stay secret

The U.S. National Security Agency has urged the Department of Defense and other national-security personnel to deactivate Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS on their phones if…

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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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EasyJet Admits Nine Million Customers Hacked

EasyJet Admits Nine Million Customers Hacked

EasyJet has admitted that a “highly sophisticated cyber-attack” has affected approximately nine million customers. It said email addresses and travel details had been stolen and…

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