Privacy News, Articles and Updates
Baltimore police have been running an aerial surveillance program capable of tracking people and cars since early 2016, which is being paid for not by the city, but an unnamed private citizen and all of this has been done without public input.
A laptop taken home by an employee of the Whitehead Nursing Home was stolen.
A joint investigation by the Canadian and Australian governments looking at the hack of the adult dating site Ashley Madison found it lacked the safeguards needed to protect the personal information of its customers.
In a revision of its policies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has instructed its regional offices to place more of an emphasis on investigating smaller health-care data breaches that affect fewer than 500 individuals.
Privacy groups have opposed a proposal by DHS that would collect information about the social media presence and online activities of visa-waiver program visitors to the U.S.
Patient records were compromised at Bon Secours, a nonprofit health care provider.
An employee of enterprise software firm Sage has been apprehended by police in London following a breach last week.
WikiLeaks' practice of delivering unfiltered information to its readers backfired after a researcher discovered that its collection of leaked Turkish government emails contained over 300 active links to malware files hosted on the controversial site.
The persona known as Guccifer 2.0 published DCCC documents related to Florida primaries that provide detail into a re-districting effort that the hacker says shows congressional primaries are "becoming a farce."
Google launched a video-calling app, Duo, to go up against Apple's FaceTime, Facebook's Messenger, Skype and other apps for video conversations.
The European Commission to looking to tighten its regulatory grip on US-based tech companies which are slowly replacing traditional telcos in the services they provide.
NETMYSOFT Chief Technical Officer Laxman Muthiyah spotted a vulnerability on Facebook's Rights Manager platform which allows Freebooting.
Aries Security researchers' "video-jacking" attack highlight yet another attack vector to consider when charging phone in unfamiliar locations.
The EPA has 30 systems that contain personally identifiable information (PII), according to the At a Glance summary of the inspector general's report.
Nearly 100 million Volkswagen vehicles are affected by a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to remotely and discretely unlock a car without a key.
Google and the NYU conducted a yearlong study into the business practices of those who pay vendors to install unwanted software in their install bundles.
Even after quelling the initial privacy issues that arose from the launch of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has a spotted history
A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.
Facebook users are being lured into giving up their credentials in response to alarming messages about terror incidents and celebrity deaths.
IOActive researchers found that half of the cyber vulnerabilities in connected vehicles could grant an attacker full or partial control of a vehicle.
European privacy groups have voiced opposition to a planned surveillance data project that would significantly expand the technology capabilities of Romania's domestic intelligence service.
Newkirk Products, Inc. has begun notifying approximately 3.3 million people, including Blue Cross Blue Shield customers, of a data breach.
Two New Zealand researchers discovered that one of the most popular connected adult toys on the market sends user data back to its manufacturer.
Lavabit founder Ladar Levison warned a Def Con audience that there's no law on the books protecting privacy.
Some 67 percent of the UK public who use the Windows operating system on a regular basis would at least consider switching from Windows to Mac due to privacy concerns.
Chinese mobile device manufacturer Gionee launched a privacy-focused device that includes an encryption chip.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation developed a bug bounty program through HackerOne.
A battery status API, intended to allow site owners to serve low-power versions of sites and web apps, is being used to track users.
The upcoming contest could prove more problematic than ever for IT security professionals.
SCMagazine.com reviewed the Jason Bourne film and spoke with a few cyberpros to see how feasible a few cyber elements of the film were.
SC Magazine Articles
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- Industry pros react to Cisco, Fortinet advisories after possible Snowden NSA leak
- Trust exercise: Symantec's new website security expert is reaching out to hacker community
- U.S. government extends offer to protect states from electoral cyberthreats
- Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- Microsoft warns of new, self-propagating ransomware in the wild
- Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought