On Wednesday, a security researcher named Vinny Troia said he stumbled on a massive database containing the detailed records of 340 million people --all of which was mistakenly made available online. "It seems like this is a database with pretty much every U.S. citizen in it," Troia told the magazine.
There is nothing more private than your personal genetic information, and sending away for a personal genome kit means sharing your DNA with the testing companies. What do they do with it, beyond providing consumers with genetic and health assessments?
Facebook Inc faced criticism on Wednesday from Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms.
The newest version of Apple's Safari browser will push back hard against the ad-tracking methods and device fingerprinting techniques that marketers and data brokers use to monitor web users as they browse. Starting with Facebook.The next version of Safari will explicitly prompt you when a website tries to access your cookies or other data, and let you decide whether to allow it...
The Echo device in your room could be secretly recording your conversation -- and in some cases, could send it to a random person, according to a report from local Seattle TV network KIRO7.
The ramifications were visible from day one, with major U.S.-media outlets including the LA Times and Chicago Tribune were forced to shutter their websites in parts of Europe." New European privacy regulations went into effect on Friday that will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data. The ramifications were visible from day one, with major U.S.-media outlets including the LA Times and Chicago Tribune were forced to shutter their websites in parts of Europe.
...in recent years, a little more than half of thefts of consumers' personally identifying information were classified as "non-digital," meaning they didn't involve -- or at least, didn't start with -- the thief exploiting some cyber vulnerability, according to a 2017 report from the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Identity.
According to a representative for the company, 25 million students worldwide use Chromebooks at school, which are generally more affordable alternatives to fully-fledged PCs or Macs. More than 80 million people use G Suite for Education, with 30 million teachers and students using Google Classroom, a management app that allows teachers to push out assignments and materials and collect student work.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says "privacy is a human right" and that internet users should be in control of their data. Nadella outlined the company's ethical principles Monday as he kicked off its annual conference for software developers. Nadella didn't mention Facebook's privacy scandals or the data collection practices of rival tech companies, but his comments at the Build conference in Seattle further staked out Microsoft's message that technology should be built for social good.
The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said. The records collected by the NSA include the numbers and time of a call or text message, but not their content.