Privacy

GDPR Six Months On: Is It Working? (Verdict)

Yesterday marked six months since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Since the 25 May, there have been a number of high-profile data breaches that have ... More

Top 5 Ways to Pick a Secure Password (TechRepublic)

Oh, passwords. Someday somebody will save us from them. Until that heady day, we still need them and we need to choose ones that are really hard to guess. Even if you have two-fact... More

Is Data Privacy Set to Become a Basic Human Right? (TechWire Asia)

Regulators and technology companies across the world have been going back and forth about whether or not data privacy should be a basic human right — and for good reason. In the ... More

Apple’s Tim Cook Warns Silicon Valley it Would be ‘Destructive’ to Block Strong Privacy Laws (CNBC)

Apple is calling for the introduction of a "comprehensive federal privacy law" in the United States. "Good policy and political will can come together and protect the rights of eve... More

Breaking Through the Privacy Illusion with Blockchain (Digitally Cognizant Blog)

What is modern-day privacy? With the extent of information sharing and connectivity prevalent today, the definition of what needs to be protected, at what level and from whom, seem... More

A Solution to Unreadable Online User Agreements (WSJ)

Accept. Agree. Submit. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve clicked on buttons like these, agreeing to online terms of service that I haven’t actually reviewed. I’m hardl... More

Apple’s Tim Cook: ‘Don’t Believe’ Tech Companies That Say They Need Your Data (CNBC)

Cook's company has long taken a distinctive approach to privacy and continues to roll out new hardware that makes it more difficult for external bodies (and Apple itself) to access... More

Safari, Firefox Browser to Block User Data Tracking with New Security Add-Ons (HackRead)

Apple has been trying hard to improve the security mechanisms of its hardware and software products. The addition of new privacy features in Safari browser is yet another attempt t... More

Salesforce Research: Yep, Consumers are Worried About Their Data (TechCrunch)

Recent headlines at TechCrunch and elsewhere have been filled with news about data breaches, data misuse and other data-related scandals. But has that actually affected how consume... More

Now Hackers Can Spy on You by Listening to Your Screen (Forbes)

By now you're probably well aware that hackers have the ability to hijack webcams like the one in your computer. With the right malware and a little luck, they can take control and... More

Apple Will Require All Apps to Have a Privacy Policy as of Oct. 3 (TechCrunch)

Apple is cracking down on apps that don’t communicate to users how their personal data is used, secured or shared. In an announcement posted to developers through the App Store C... More

The Home of the Future is a Security Challenge (The Verge)

With great automation comes great responsibility. You may love your smart thermostat and door lock, but as long as they’re on the open network, they’re targets for all manner o... More

Password Management Remains an Issue – What’s Next? (Security Intelligence)

Too many people are lazy when it comes to password management — this should be no surprise to most of us. Since the dawn of digital authentication, users have been known to recyc... More

These 5 Types of Insider Threats Could Lead to Costly Data Breaches (Security Intelligence)

Insider breaches — those caused by employees and leaders within an organization — are among the costliest and hardest to detect of all data breaches. Two-thirds of total data r... More

Privacy Revolution: How Blockchain is Reshaping Our Economy (Forbes)

The internet has provided an unparalleled means of communicating with people all over the world. There are more than 60 billion messages sent per day on WhatsApp and Facebook messe... More

Privacy Builds a Wider Moat for Apple’s Margins (Reuters)

Privacy is building a wider moat for Apple’s margins. The iPhone maker’s premium prices and fast-growing services continued to power earnings in the latest quarter. Selling har... More

Why Consumers Demand Greater Transparency Around Data Privacy (Security Intelligence)

Although consumers have a wide range of attitudes toward data privacy, the vast majority are calling for organizations to be more transparent about how they handle customer informa... More

Hackers Account for 90% of Login Attempts at Online Retailers (Quartz)

Selling stolen personal data is a big business for hackers: Somewhere on the dark web, your e-mail address and a few passwords are probably for sale (hopefully, old ones). Cyber cr... More

Commentary: Tech Consumers Should Not be Forced to Sacrifice Privacy for Security (CNBC)

We all expect privacy, especially when it comes to our phones. But how do we feel about upholding the privacy of criminals and terrorists? And what should we do if the information ... More

Digital Supply Chain: Privacy and Security Considerations (CMS Wire)

Privacy’s impact on the digital supply chain is a forward-looking concept that is actually reflected in much more traditional thinking. Since data is increasingly being processed... More