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US prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Facebook's practice of sharing users' data with companies without letting the social network's members know, The New York Times reported. [Read More]
A critical crypto-related vulnerability that can be exploited to manipulate votes without being detected impacts e-voting systems in Switzerland and Australia. [Read More]
Elizabeth Warren believes the current generation of tech giants are unfairly stifling the next generation of tech success. [Read More]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlines five areas of focus for the new privacy-centric Facebook: private interactions, encryption, reducing permanence, safety, interoperability, and secure data storage. [Read More]
Ireland's Data Protection Commission's annual report show it received 2,864 privacy complaints since GDPR has come info force. [Read More]
Facebook's feature allowing users to erase all their data is set to be released this year, many months after it was announced by the leading social network. [Read More]
US lawmakers opened a debate Tuesday over privacy legislation in the first step by Congress toward regulation addressing a series of troublesome data protection abuses by tech firms. [Read More]
Huawei's chairman said Tuesday that the United States has "no evidence" that its equipment to build next-generation 5G wireless networks could be used as a vehicle for Chinese spy operations. [Read More]
Consumer groups voiced dismay Friday after a US Senate panel considering privacy legislation scheduled a largely industry-packed witness list for an upcoming hearing. [Read More]
New California bill aims to close a loophole in the current data breach notification law by requiring organizations to notify users when passport or biometric information has been compromised. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Preston Hogue's picture
You should be asking yourself what your digital vapor trail says about you and its potential impact on your own reputation and the trust others have in you.
Preston Hogue's picture
In the United States, it is consumers’ responsibility to opt out of sharing their information with the services they join—and figuring out how to do so.
Preston Hogue's picture
There have been so many high-profile breaches that a person’s entire life could be laid out, triangulated and, ultimately, faked by someone with the wrong set of intentions.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Ashley Arbuckle interviews Michelle Dennedy, Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), to discuss how data privacy has a major impact on business.
Preston Hogue's picture
It’s a good reminder that communications in cyberspace can have a long shelf life that both individuals and organizations would be wise to consider.
Laurence Pitt's picture
ePrivacy takes GDPR's approach a step further by ensuring personal and family privacy in relation to data collection, storage and usage.
Travis Greene's picture
While GDPR doesn’t require encryption, there are four mentions of encryption in GDPR that provide real incentives for organizations to use encryption.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Even while using Tor hidden services, there are still many ways you can be exposed and have your activities compromised if you don’t take the right precautions.
Travis Greene's picture
GDPR is proving disruptive for European citizens who are no longer able to interact with services from outside the EU. And the compliance costs can be significant as well. But are there legitimate concerns of overreach?
Lance Cottrell's picture
Failing to consistently use identity hiding technologies is the most common way to blow your online cover. Just one failure to use your misattribution tools can instantly connect your alias to your real identity.