Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints

January 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, relate to how the services […]

Networking Security, Security

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that operates the service. As a result, teachers that […]

Networking Security, Security

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

January 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and […]

Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

New York’s ‘Crypto Task Force’ seeks to balance economic development with public security

January 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

While cryptocurrency and blockchain have been Krazy-glued into the financial and technology industries for several years, many state governments are still figuring out how to regulate those technologies, and incorporate them into their own functions. Last week, New York Gov. […]

Networking Security, Security

BlackBerry Secure feature packs aspire to give trusted security to ‘all smart things’

January 7, 2019

Via: ZDnet

BlackBerry’s transition to a security and services-based business took another step forward on Monday, with the unveiling of its new BlackBerry Secure feature packs that it said will make it easier for companies to bring safe and secure Internet of […]

Networking Security, Security

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

December 14, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as a Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Huawei Is Said to Plan $2 Billion Cybersecurity Reboot

December 7, 2018

Via: Fortune

China’s Huawei Technologies Co. is planning to overhaul its global software systems as it tries to avoid a ban in the U.K. and other European markets, after previous piecemeal fixes failed to assuage national security concerns, according to people familiar […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Google faces GDPR complaint over “deceptive” location tracking

November 27, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of European consumer watchdogs has filed a privacy complaint against Google — arguing the company uses manipulative tactics in order to keep tracking web users’ location, for ad-targeting purposes. The consumer organizations are making the complaint under the […]

Networking Security, Security

Don’t make it a happy holiday for hackers: Here’s how to protect yourself on Cyber Monday

November 26, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

Nothing will kill your holiday cheer like good ol’ identity theft. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $7.8 billion this Cyber Monday, up over 17 percent from last year, according to estimates from Adobe Insights, based on a survey […]

Networking Security, Security

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

November 13, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has fixed a bug that let any website pull information from a user’s profile — including their ‘likes’ and interests — without that user’s knowledge. That’s the findings from Ron Masas, a security researcher at Imperva, who found that […]