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Not using Facebook? Apps still sharing your data with the company, says study

A newly released study of 34 prominent Android apps found that roughly 68 percent of them share user data with Facebook even when the device operator isn’t actively logged into the social media service or, for that matter, never created a Facebook account. In such instances, the apps typically communicate to the social media giant…

Facebook subjected to lawsuit, exposé over user data practices

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine yesterday filed a civil lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the social media giant’s failure to properly safeguard its users’ data constitutes a violation of the district’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CCPA). The lawsuit seeks payment from Facebook in the form of financial restitution and civil penalties, and also asks the…

Data Care Act introduced by Democrat Senate group

A group of 15 Senators has introduced the Data Care Act, a measure designed to protect Americans information online and penalize companies that do not properly safeguard such data. The Data Care Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and…

Plans include an open standard that would shrink users' dependency on passwords.

Biometrics and AI firm team up for first U.S. biometric database amidst criticism

Biometrics firm SureID and AI-startup firm Robbie.AI are teaming up to launch the first U.S. biometric database. SureID has a nationwide network of fingerprint enrollment kiosks while Robbie.AI uses technology to authenticate using AI-based facial recognition and behavioral prediction that could be combined to create a nationwide biometric databased for consumer focused initiatives, according to…

Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

Weak passwords outlawed out West, California law aims to secure IoT devices

California passed has just passed a law effectively banning weak passwords and enforcing other security measures to more effectively secure connected devices. While its unlikely individuals or businesses will be raided by local law enforcement for attempting to lock down their computer or Wi-Fi using “Password123,” the new law will require that manufactured devices be…

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Facebook breach could have impacted third-party apps; is huge GDPR fine on the horizon?

As security experts continue to assess the scope and impact of a Facebook data breach affecting nearly 50 million accounts, the social media giant reportedly could be assessed a financial penalty of as much as $1.63 billion for violating Europe’s GDPR regulations. The Wall Street Journal arrived at this figure by calculating four percent of…

House committee leaders submit white paper urging U.S. to address AI security concerns

Artificial intelligence holds tremendous promise for technological innovation, but also presents grave privacy and security risks that necessitate government action, according to a new white paper issued today by two U.S. legislators. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex., and Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., respectively the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s…

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