According to a new report from security research firm Symantec, cyber criminals and other hacker syndicates are carrying out “formjacking” attacks at an increasing rate, making it one of the fastest growing forms of cyber attacks on the Internet right now.
Washington State is now considering a comprehensive data privacy act that would protect the personal information of its citizens, making Washington only the second state in America to adopt a comprehensive data privacy law.
Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages that you or others have deleted. And that’s even the case if Twitter direct messages are sent to or from an account that has been suspended or deactivated.
In the Alphabet annual report for 2018, Google’s parent company provided additional guidance on how their privacy practices could impact the company’s overall business model, and hence, its ability to churn out billions of dollars of revenue each quarter.
Many of the most popular iPhone apps are, without user privacy consent, using “session replay” technology that makes it possible to record their every touch, tap or swipe.
Germany set a new precedent with an antitrust ruling against Facebook, forcing the company to make major changes to their data collection practices – German users are to be given a greater degree of notice and choice in how their data is used.
Bangladesh has initiated a lawsuit against Rizal Commercial Banking Corp for the 2016 cyber heist of US$81 million, supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Despite all the privacy scandals in 2018, it looks like Facebook is back to business as usual, buoyed by better than expected financial, user growth and engagement numbers in its most recent 4Q 2018 earnings report.
According to the new U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment, both Russia and China are capable of launching cyber attacks against critical infrastructure targets in the U.S. Moreover, say top U.S. intelligence officials, both Russia and China appear to be aligning their operations in cyberspace.
Group of nine privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups have called on the FTC to break up Facebook, citing the tech company’s long track record of ignoring privacy concerns, the group also called on the FTC to fine Facebook as much as $2 billion.