Privacy

How to help remove the big risks from big data

Although the IBM z Systems platform is known for scalability and security, you still have to monitor who did what, when, why, where and how to ensure that information stays protected.

Obama criticizes Chinese cybersecurity regs

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President Obama told Reuters that cybersecurity requirements proposed by China need to change if the country wants to do business with the U.S.

Google pulls default encryption from Android partner phones

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Although Google said its Android Lollipop devices would have encryption enabled by default, some devices have shown up on the market without encryption.

In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

In growing market for genetic data, privacy implications prove lasting

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Experts consider the lasting impact of data brokers, and potential breaches, on genetic information.

Natural Grocers investigating unauthorized access to POS systems

Natural Grocers investigating unauthorized access to POS systems

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Financial sources told Brian Krebs that fraudulent activity had been detected that indicated the grocer's POS systems had been accessed.

Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act doesn't go far enough, critics say

Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act doesn't go far enough, critics say

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The White House released a draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act on Friday to wide criticism from the greater privacy and technology communities.

Silent Circle to buy out Geeksphone, fully own Blackphone

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On the heels of naming a new president and CEO, Silent Circle now assumes 100 percent ownership of Blackphone.

Report: Majority of health-related websites leak data to third parties

Report: Majority of health-related websites leak data to third parties

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After analyzing 80,000 health-related websites, a University of Pennsylvania doctoral researcher found that 90 percent shared user data with third-party advertisers and data brokers.

EPIC files complaint over Samsung Smart TV privacy policy

EPIC files complaint over Samsung Smart TV privacy policy

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EPIC filed a complaint with the FTC this week after media outlets pointed out Samsung's vague policy regarding their Smart TV voice recognition feature.

Target breach costs company $191M, financials show

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The retailer's Q4 and whole year earnings reports show that insurance picked up the tab for $46 million of the $191 million in expenditures.

Reddit shifts stance, updates privacy policy

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The link-sharing and discussion website's new privacy policy bans revenge porn in addition to any explicit content posted without the subject's consent.

Gemalto says past intrusions could be related to NSA, GCHQ op

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Intrusions detected in 2010 and 2011 may be related to surveillance efforts revealed in Snowden leaks, the company said.

Florida law enforcement docs show widespread stingray use, secrecy

Florida law enforcement docs show widespread stingray use, secrecy

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released documents obtained from Florida police and sheriff's departments that reveal Stingray use and raise privacy concerns.

Breach affects 10K motorists in U.K.

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A backdoor has allowed the public to access information on parking tickets, penalties and driver information.

New Jersey Congressmen to reintroduce privacy bill

New Jersey Congressmen to reintroduce privacy bill

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Two legislators reintroduce bill aimed at protecting consumers from data breaches.

Report: mRATs continue to threaten Android, iOS devices

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A study by Lacoon and Check Point found 18 different variants of mRATs with Androids more likely to be infected.

Chesapeake suit claims former CEO stole trade secrets

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Chesapeake Energy has filed suit against former CEO Aubrey McClendon's new venture, claiming the executive stole data, including trade secrets, to lure investors.

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

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A set of suits filed in a Denver court accuse the insurance giant of inadequate security and false promises.

Tech companies, media join Twitter's fight to divulge NSL info

Tech companies, media join Twitter's fight to divulge NSL info

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Twitter sued the government last year for violating its First Amendment rights concerning NSL disclosures.

RBS, NatWest to leverage iPhone Touch ID scanner for mobile app

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Nearly a million RBS and NatWest customers who use the banks' mobile apps will now be able to log in using their fingerprints, a first for British banks.

Carbanak APT campaign made off with $1B from banks globally

Carbanak APT campaign made off with $1B from banks globally

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A cybercrime collected distributed the Carbanak malware via email to banking employees to infiltrate systems and snare over $1 billion, according to Kaspersky Lab.

CSE spies on global file uploads

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One of Canada's intelligence agencies has been secretly monitoring file downloads across the world for years.

Obama Executive Order paves way for threat intelligence sharing

Obama Executive Order paves way for threat intelligence sharing

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Speaking at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit the president hopes to encourage industry and government to share threat information more freely.

Facebook pays researcher $12,500 for discovering photo bug

Facebook pays researcher $12,500 for discovering photo bug

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A techie in India discovered a vulnerability that allowed him to delete victims' Facebook photos and albums.

Bill C-51 widens government surveillance powers

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The Canadian government has introduced Bill C-51, an 'anti-terror' bill that will broaden the surveillance powers of government agencies.

EFF throws support behind Calif. electronic privacy law

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has come out in support of an email privacy act that would overhaul California law.

Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data

Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data

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After device owners and media outlets began questioning Samsung's vague privacy policy related to its Smart TVs, the company revised the policy to further clarify.

NM lawmaker resurrects data breach bill

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New Mexico is one of three states without a data breach notification law but that might change if a bill from state Rep. Bill Rehm passes.

Journalists say gov't spying impact on work minimal, report finds

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Of the 671 journalist respondents, a majority believe that data was collected on them, but only 14 percent indicated that it had an impact on their work.

Twitter issues transparency report; global information requests jumped by 40 percent

Twitter issues transparency report; global information requests jumped by 40 percent

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Twitter's new transparency report indicates that requests for user information have increased, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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