Privacy

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

How Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Influence Digital Privacy (WaPo)

The door is wide open for President Trump to influence the Supreme Court’s approach to privacy in the digital age as he chooses a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony M. Kenn... More

If You Thought GDPR Was Bad – Just Wait for ePrivacy Regulation (IM)

EPR (ePrivacy Regulation) is essentially a complement to the GDPR covering all electronic communications and data. It is intended to provide a single digital data privacy framework... More

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s on Tonight (NY Times)

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vac... More

The Future of Digital Marketing in a Data-Privacy World (WSJ)

Companies have long collected data on consumers to determine what people want and who their potential customers might be. But for anybody doing in business in Europe, how they go a... More

Blockchain May Be Good for Security. But Not So Good for Privacy.

Blockchain technologies are becoming increasingly popular as mechanisms to track transactions between parties. The advantage of this technology over its predecessors is its ability... More

For GDPR Late-Comers, Data Mapping, Security are Key First Steps (IM)

Despite having two years to prepare, and the deadline to do so now past, many organizations are still struggling with how to appropriately and reasonably comply with GDPR. Risks to... More

Cisco CPO: Privacy is Not About Secrecy or Compliance (Dark Reading)

Michelle Dennedy on role of chief privacy officer at Cisco. "Half of my role is making sure we are telling our story appropriately. There are a lot of countries that are still grap... More