Archive for the ‘Data Security’ Category

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps During their Data Privacy Investigation

At least 200 apps have been suspended from Facebook amidst a data privacy investigation that CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched after the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March. The announcement came on Monday morning, nearly two months after Zuckerberg said that Facebook would investigate all the apps that had access to large amounts of data, before the company had changed their policies in 2014.

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The Death of Credit Card Signatures

The New York Times reported today that four of the largest credit card networks, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa will stop requiring signatures to complete credit card transactions. This centuries old method of verifying a person’s identity is going the way of video tapes and CDs.

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Under Armour Praised For How They Managed Data Breach

As many of you might have heard already, Under Armour recently suffered a data breach that compromised the personal information of 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts. Something you might not have heard, is that many leaders in the security industry are actually applauding how Under Armour has both handled the incident, as well as the security measures they already had in place.

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How EU Citizens Are Using Their “Right to Be Forgotten”

Should people have the right to have outdated, inaccurate, and possibly embarrassing information about them removed from the internet? In 2014, The European Court of Justice ruled that EU citizens had the Right to Be Forgotten, or as Google puts it, “the Right to Be Delisted”.

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Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017

Despite years of battling, and a massive change in the way American’s use debit and credit cards, the rate of identity fraud has soared in 2017. According to Javelin Strategy & Research’s annual Identity Fraud Study, the number of identity fraud victims in the United States has increased by 8%.

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New GDPR-Like Privacy Law Could Be Coming to California in 2018

Privacy initiatives are on the rise. First with the GDPR, and now with a proposed California Consumer Privacy Act. The potential ballot initiative will apply to all businesses that use customer data for commercial purposes. The initiative was first proposed in September 2017, and could potentially become an enormous issue for businesses that use or re-sell customer data.

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Phishing for Identity

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they are unfortunately more sophisticated than ever. In the past, identity theft could be seen as a common subject in blockbusters or police drama TV series. Today, however, Phishing is a reality that could affect anyone.

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