“Emerging markets digitally score their best on maturity.
Many digital transformation programmes are still in their infancy in organisations, according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (DT Index). For example, 78 percent of business leaders surveyed from around the world say that digital transformation should be more widespread in thei... Read more
U.S. court rejects Yahoo’s settlement proposal
An American judge has rejected Yahoo's proposed settlement around the data breaches in 2013 and 2014. This leaves parent company Verizon Communications with a problem, because it now has to look for an alternative way to satisfy about 200 million people.
The proposed settlement covered plaintiffs in... Read more
FaceTime bug enables eavesdropping before it’s recorded
Users have discovered a bug in Apples FaceTime. That app makes it possible for users to make video calls with each other, but now it turns out that if you call someone, you can hear that person even before that person has actually recorded.
According to the websites 9to5Mac and ArsTechnica, various... Read more
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants global GDPR
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, would like to see a global GDPR in the near future. That's what Microsoft's highest boss told us during a conversation with journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Nadella believes that GDPR is a fantastic start to treating privacy as a human right.
In the ... Read more
Nearly one hundred thousand complaints about data leaks since importation GDPR
Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018, more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches have been filed with European privacy regulators. The European Commission states this in a statement about the import of GDPR eight months ago.
Most of the com... Read more
Google appeals against high GDPR fine
Google received the highest GDPR-related fine so far earlier this month. The company had to pay no less than fifty million euros from the French privacy watchdog CNIL for a lack of transparency and the way in which the company processes user data. The company has now announced that it is protesting ... Read more
Google is fined 50 million euros for GDPR violation
Today, Google was fined â‚¬50 million by the French privacy watchdog. The company was in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. The way in which new Android devices were activated was problematic.
CNIL, the French privacy watchdog, states that Google di... Read more
“FTC imposes Facebook record fine for privacy scandals.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently investigating Facebook. Above all, the FTC checks whether Facebook has indeed succeeded in protecting its users' data. Now it seems that CEO Mark Zuckerberg's social network will receive a record fine for this.
That's what the Washington Post reported last F... Read more
Unprotected MongoDB instance leaks millions of CVs
A security researcher named Bob Diachenko of Hacken.io has found a publically insightful MongoDB instance with the CV's of 202 million Chinese. It's unclear who owns the database, reports Silicon Angle.
The database was discovered at the end of December and contains 864.8 GB of data. No password or ... Read more
IBM is going to use smartphone sensors for very local weather reports
IBM plans to add a new feature to its Weather Channel app. It should make use of the many sensors on the smartphones of users of the app, in order to be able to provide very local weather forecasts. The timing of this plan is striking: at the moment, IBM is dealing with an indictment that revolves a... Read more