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Executive’s data is a golden ticket for attackers – interview

While targeting executives requires more focus and planning, a successful attack on a high-value account provides attackers with unprecedented access to valuable data.
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Encryption is 'betrayal' of children, says UK home secretary

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The UK government's war on end-to-end encryption continues, with home secretary Priti Patel declaring that it represents a 'grotesque betrayal' of children.
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Sephora to pay $1.2m for secretly selling sensitive consumer data

Cosmetics giant was fined $1.2 million for failing to inform customers about selling their information.
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Free Android apps feed on your highly sensitive data

Some of your favorite apps may be sharing sensitive information like location, race, or even sexual orientation with third parties.
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Federal police and banking records exposed by database leak in India

The 24GB-strong dataset contained highly sensitive information including bank account numbers, holder names and balances, as well as transaction types, destinations, and amounts.
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Instagram vs TikTok battle reveals manipulating of audiences with algorithms

There has been an epiphany at Meta that identifying new companies and copying their core features are no longer enough to prevent competitors from encroaching on their territory. But how did we get here?
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You need a college degree to understand Facebook's terms of service - report

You have to be at least a junior in high school to understand the terms of service for all ten major social media platforms.
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UK’s laws on surveillance are unfit for purpose, independent review finds

The British government says laws on biometric surveillance are adequate. An independent review disagrees.
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Your future career path will likely be determined by AI

The automation of numerous recruitment-related tasks has been growing at a frantic pace in recent years, with recruiters and HR managers increasingly striving to do more with less, whether that's filling vacancies faster, finding better candidates, or doing all of this with less money and manpower than ever.
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Men and women equally unaware how to protect their data

While a survey points to the existing gender gap in online privacy awareness, both men and women in the US fail to take the necessary precautions to protect their private data.
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Cyberstalking likely to increase in Post-Roe America

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By using stalkerware, an abuser violates user privacy and can put their own and the victim’s personal information at risk. However, many find it acceptable to stalk a suspectedly cheating partner.
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Most Americans don’t feel safe online: their insecurity isn’t unfounded

70% of Americans have experienced scam attempts online and believe companies handling their personal information should be more regulated.
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Is voice recognition another biometric surveillance tool?

Considering the alarm bells around biometric surveillance tech, should we be concerned about the popularity of voice technology?
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What does the recent abortion ruling mean for US privacy legislation?

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ripples continue to spread.
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Data trading app exposed 20k names, emails, and phone numbers

Get My Slice, which pays its users in exchange for data, left a 19GB-strong dataset with names, emails, and phone numbers unprotected. It claims to have resolved the issue within 24 hours of discovery.
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Period-tracker data trading raises human rights fears

In the wake of the landmark abortion ruling by the US Supreme Court, there are growing concerns that law enforcement could use your period-tracker data against you. And, as always, such apps also remain vulnerable to financially motivated cybercriminals.
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Worker surveillance is on the rise

Organizations found a way to keep tabs on their employees.
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Is the password really dead?

A new commitment from Google, Apple, and Microsoft promises the end of the password, but is the world ready for biometric scans and face IDs?
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Clearview AI: what has the legal battle taught us about the nature of facial recognition?

A yearlong legal complaint over the data harvesting practices of American facial recognition company Clearview AI has ended in a settlement that both sides say vindicates their point of view.
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Hyper-personalized customer experience for privacy: a trade-off we’re willing to make?

Welcome to the world of hyper-personalization: smartphones, wearable tech, and supermarket loyalty cards all know who you are, what you...
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