Hackers gain access to UK Pension Protection Fund data
The UK's Pension Protection Fund, which manages a massive £39 billion in assets for nearly 300,000 members, has been hit by hackers who gained access to some employee data.
The intruders exploited a vulnerability in the third-party data transfer service Go Anywhere, which the fund uses for secu... Read more
Meta to centralize user settings across all apps
The Accounts Center will hold all relative user settings across all Meta platforms.
This week Facebook parent Meta announced that it’s centralizing various user settings across its apps, including Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. Various account settings will be moved to Meta’s 'Accounts C... Read more
‘EU to ban Meta from ads based on personal user data without consent’
According to a confidential EU privacy watchdog ruling, Meta will only be allowed to run user advertisements based on user data with user consent, a person familiar with the subject told Reuters.
The source said the decision was made by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), a bod... Read more
Irish privacy watchdog investigates Twitter after massive data breach
Ireland's privacy watchdog is demanding answers from Twitter about a data scraping incident that leaked user information of millions of Twitter accounts.
Last August, Twitter acknowledged that hackers took advantage of a system flaw that has since been repaired to access profiles linked to email... Read more
‘Amazon may settle EU antitrust probes by the end of the year’
After making concessions to address concerns over the use of seller data, US retail giant Amazon may be able to settle two EU antitrust probes by the end of the year, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
If it manages to conclude the probes, Amazon escapes a fine of up to 10 percent... Read more
‘Apple tracks personal information despite claiming it doesn’t’
Two iOS security researchers have discovered that Apple's claim of protecting iPhone users' privacy is far from true.
A Twitter post by Tommy Mysk and Tala Haj Bakry alleges that Apple tracks users via an identifier referred to as 'Direct Services Identifier' (DSID).
Apple requests analytica... Read more
Fraudsters use 42,000 fake websites to push adware and ads
Fraud group 'Fangxiao' built a network of 42,000 sites that impersonate well-known businesses.
The network was designed to steer victims to websites pushing adware. Fangxiao uses fake domains to generate website traffic and advertising revenue for its own websites and the websites of customers w... Read more
DataGuard raises $61 million to improve data protection
DataGuard raised $61 million in capital to enhance its SaaS services, enabling clients to improve data privacy and protection.
Numerous businesses are facing multi-million dollar fines due to their negligence in maintaining data privacy and protection. Regulation is an unquestionable part of the... Read more
Google took action against SafeGraph, for selling users’ data
Google has banned SafeGraph, over claims that the company collected and sold Android users’ location data. Android developers who used SafeGraph’s software development kit (SDK) had seven days to remove the location gathering tools from their apps or risk getting kicked out of the Play Store.
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Google takes Germany to court over its hate-speech law (NetzDG)
Google said on Tuesday that it is planning legal action against Germany over the country's expanded version of hate speech laws that recently went into effect. Google says that the expansion of the laws violated the right to privacy of its users.
The Alphabet unit, which also runs YouTube, filed... Read more