The rolling back of the broadband privacy rules set in place by the Obama administration only a short time ago should concern everyone with a stake in privacy. The Trump government has bowed to pressure from ISPs to allow them to in effect gather browsing data from customers – and then monetise that data through on selling it to marketing and advertising companies. In this article, we examine just how we have arrived at this point.
Telcos have their sights set on mining the rich data they gather from customers in order to increase revenues gathered by selling that data to media buyers. However, it’s an approach that they need to consider carefully. Increased regulation and scrutiny by authorities means that they can no longer simply use (or sell) consumer data in any way they see fit.
New Verizon rewards program will give you coffee, music and rides in exchange for your behavioral data for targeted ads. What's the price for your privacy?
Consumer privacy took a body blow in 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump signed a repeal of the broadband privacy rules. Increasingly, the complex nature of privacy in the age of the internet is putting the fraught relationship between government, big business and the man on the street to the test.
Securus data scandal exposes cavalier attitude of location aggregators and mobile carriers towards location data and consumer privacy.
SIM swap scams are increasingly profitable for criminals with the growing dependence on phone-based authentication and mobile wallets storing cryptocurrencies. Are mobile carriers doing enough to prevent SIM swap fraud?
Though the company is coming off of its best year ever, Huawei cyber security is set for a big boost in 2019 to allay concerns in Western countries about the security of their hardware.
Huawei has made “no material progress” on addressing Huawei cybersecurity flaws discovered a year ago. Recent HCSEC study shows Huawei cybersecurity practices are untrustworthy and present high risk to the UK for large 5G network build-outs.