Researchers create tool for protecting children’s online privacy

A University of Texas at Dallas study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children’s online privacy. Dr. Kanad Basu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Erik Jonsson S… Continue reading Researchers create tool for protecting children’s online privacy

Podcast: Would You Use A Contact-Tracing Coronavirus App?

Contact tracing apps for the coronavirus are being developed and tested globally as the world starts to re-open. Are the apps worth using to flatten the curve? Or do data privacy worries trump public health? Continue reading Podcast: Would You Use A Contact-Tracing Coronavirus App?

Babylon Health app leaked patients’ video consultations

Babylon Health, makers of a smartphone app that allows Brits to have consultations with NHS doctors, has admitted that a “software error” resulted in some users being able to access other patients’ private video chats with GPs.
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Bad habits and risky behaviors put corporate data at risk

IT and application development professionals tend to exhibit risky behaviors when organizations impose strict IT policies, according to SSH. Polling 625 IT and application development professionals across the United States, United Kingdom, France, and … Continue reading Bad habits and risky behaviors put corporate data at risk

OPTIMUSCLOUD: Cost and performance efficiency for cloud-hosted databases

A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organizations and users get the most for their money when it comes to cloud-based databases. Her same technology may help self-driving vehicles operate more safely on the roa… Continue reading OPTIMUSCLOUD: Cost and performance efficiency for cloud-hosted databases

41% of organizations have not taken any steps to expand secure access for the remote workforce

Currently, organizations are struggling to adjust to the new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a Bitglass survey reveals. 41% have not taken any steps to expand secure access for the remote workforce, and 50% are citing proper equipment as the bigge… Continue reading 41% of organizations have not taken any steps to expand secure access for the remote workforce

Global WAN optimization market forecast to reach $1.4 billion by 2025

The WAN optimization market is expected to grow from $1,047.1 million in 2020 to $1,446.2 million by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.7% during the forecast period of 2020-2025, according to ResearchAndMarkets. Most cloud-based applic… Continue reading Global WAN optimization market forecast to reach $1.4 billion by 2025

Computer science student discovers privacy flaws in security and doorbell cameras

Ring, Nest, SimpliSafe and eight other manufacturers of internet-connected doorbell and security cameras have been alerted to systemic design flaws discovered by Florida Tech computer science student Blake Janes that allows a shared account that appear… Continue reading Computer science student discovers privacy flaws in security and doorbell cameras