Privacy

How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google (NY Times)

In Europe and the United States, the conventional wisdom is that regulation is needed to force Silicon Valley’s digital giants to respect people’s online privacy. But new ru... More

The Era of the Chief Privacy Officer: How the Newest C-Suite Role is Protecting Consumers, Companies (Adweek)

While Facebook’s ongoing privacy fiasco thrust it into a massive reputation crisis—not to mention the crosshairs of lawmakers and regulatory agencies—it also laid bare the mu... More

Facebook to Follow Privacy Rules in Europe, Then Everywhere Else (Bloomberg)

Facebook Inc. is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe. And then, to get ahead of scrutiny everywhere else, the company said it will provide the same protections to t... More

Zuckerberg Backs Opt-in Legislation ‘In Principle’ (B&C)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced an hours-long gauntlet of frequently unhappy legislators Tuesday (April 10), in the first of two Hill hearings on privacy and access to Facebook ... More

Credit Card Companies Eliminating Signature Requirements (FBN)

It’s the end of an era that few people seemed to notice. This month, all major credit card companies will stop requiring a signature for purchases made with a card that uses a se... More

Criminals Gain as 339 Illegal Streams Detected for Joshua vs. Parker (CDSA)

As Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker on Saturday night to now hold the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO Heavyweight titles, Irdeto identified 339 streams that illegally redistributed the ... More

Magic Leap Ships First Set of Devices Under Tight Security Constraints (Bloomberg)

Magic Leap has quietly begun sending its mysterious augmented reality headsets into the wild. A small group of software developers recently received devices at their offices, accor... More

Facebook Just Announced These Changes to Try to Ease Your Mind on Privacy and Data (Fast Company)

This morning, Facebook responded to the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal by announcing a series of changes to its privacy settings—essentially making it easier for users to fi... More

The Web Will Soon be a Little Safer with the Approval of New Security Standard (TechCrunch)

Hear that? It’s almost as if thousands of spooks and hackers suddenly cried out at once… The Internet Engineers Task Force has just unanimously approved a security framework th... More

Would You Pay Facebook Not to Sell Your Data? (The Wrap)

Would you pay $100 a year to keep Facebook from selling your data? That’s the proposal from a Dartmouth researcher who says Facebook’s current security fixes are “not going t... More

Google Beefs Up Cloud Security, Data Privacy Tools (PCMag)

Google has unveiled a slew of new business-focused data privacy and threat protection offerings, bolstering its cybersecurity arsenal in the never-ending war to stay ahead of attac... More

SAP Adds Advanced Data Protection, Privacy Features to the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite (CDSA)

SAP announced new and updated features to the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite that will make it easier for HR leaders worldwide to comply with data protection and privacy laws. The an... More

Opinion: Facebook is Why We Need a Digital Protection Agency (Bloomberg)

When it comes to toxic data spills, it’s hard to know just how exposed you are. Literally all of us have been hacked—hard and a lot and mostly behind our backs. At least we cou... More

Combating the Rising Threat of Malicious AI Uses (IM)

A group of academics and researchers from leading universities and thinktanks – including Oxford, Yale, Cambridge and Open AI – recently published a chilling report titled, The... More

How Safe are Social Media Platforms? (Internet Security Central)

Just how safe are social media platforms? Social networking companies are known to spend millions of dollars to keep their users protected from hackers on the internet. With ove... More

McAfee CEO: Ransomware is ‘Today’s Modern-Day Extortion’ (CNBC)

Ransomware is the 21st century's answer to extortion and the number of cyberattacks involving the malicious software is surging, according to the chief executive of McAfee. "It is ... More

Why Data Security Should be Top of Every Retailer’s Shopping List (Security Intelligence)

My recent shopping experiences demonstrate a growing trend: Consumers are becoming more security-savvy and realizing that their data is valuable and needs protection, particularly ... More

Do I Need a VPN for 2018? (Internet Security Central)

VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. A VPN creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the internet. Simply put, instead of accessing the interne... More

Omate Partners with Tata Communications for Secure Smartwatch for Kids (Business Standard)

Global wearable and IoT solutions provider Omate on Tuesday announced a partnership with Tata Communications to equip its new "Omate x Nanoblock" smartwatch for kids with enhanced ... More

Verizon’s Oath for Data Privacy, Data Piracy (The Street)

As Verizon moves closer to completing the $4.48 billion purchase of Yahoo! , the risks and rewards of marketing online data are coming into sharper relief. Yahoo! became t... More