data privacy

Google Android apps send private info of users to Facebook

In a surprising finding, Android apps are reported to be sending private information of users to Facebook servers- even if the user doesn’t have an official Facebook account. The apps which are indulging in such activities include Yelp, Indeed, Spotify, Duolingo, Skyscanner, Kayak and 23 other popular applications which have humongous amounts of downloads of […]

Facebook rejects a new data security policy of Germany

Germany on Thursday announced that it will impose new restrictions on ways Facebook collects data from users prevailing in the region. But within few hours of this announcement, the world leading social media giant said that it is going to reject the data protection policy of Germany and will appeal to the court by the […]

Travel Apps on Apple iPhones triggering data privacy concerns

Travel apps being used on Apple iPhones are reported to be faultily engaging in the practice of taking a screenshot of iPhone screens without the knowledge or consent of the respective users says research conducted by TechCrunch. Thus, the recent study findings will definitely send an alert to the Apple Inc authorities who otherwise argue […]

Facebook Research App data scandal

Facebook which is trying hard to shrug off its presence from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is reportedly caught up in the latest which is about a paid ‘Research App’. From the past three years i.e. from 2016, the Mark Zuckerberg Company has been testing an app meant for teens and young adults (aged 13 […]

Facebook to face $22.5 million penalties for data privacy violations

Mark Zuckerberg’s company Facebook is on the verge of facing a penalty of $22.5 million by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). And if this penalty turns into a reality, this could be the biggest fine ever imposed on any company in the history of North America. FTC is now not in a position to […]

WhatsApp founder data privacy war with Facebook turns Murky

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton data privacy war with Facebook has turned out murky when Facebook Executive David Marcus gave a fitting reply to the latter’s claim on Forbes. In an interview to Forbes a few days ago, Acton said that after acquiring his company for $19 billion, Mark Zuckerberg and his team were planning to […]

State-sponsored Cyber Attacks on Google Gmail Accounts of US Senators

Google, the internet juggernaut from Washington has warned all US Senators that some state-funded actors are trying to hack into their Gmail accounts in order to steal vital secrets. The information came into light when The Associated Press (AP) revealed this news to the world. The news post of AP says that Sen Ron Wyden, […]

DATA PRIVACY LAWS IN EUROPE AND CALIFORNIA A BOON TO JOBSEEKERS

This post was originally published here by (ISC)² Management.     The sweeping new privacy law that went into effect in the European Union in May has significantly boosted demand for data protection expertise, according to job postings site Indeed. A report from the popular recruitment site found that job openings for data protection officers (DPO) […]

California’s CCPA Brings EU Data Privacy to the US

This post was originally published here by Rich Campagna . Last week, a new data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was passed. Assembly Bill 375 is scheduled to go into effect on Jan 1, 2020, which means there will likely be a lot of change before we see the final, enforced version of […]

Apple launches new privacy portal to abide European GDPR Rules

Apple Inc has launched a new privacy portal which will help its device users to know what info Apple has collected on them to date. The action is said to be a response to upcoming GDPR rules in Europe. As of now, the service will be available to only European Users. But in near future, […]

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