The Value of Data From a Consumer’s Perspective

As more consumers give up more of their personal information, they may be unaware of the value that data holds Personal data, and the need to secure it, has been prominent in the headlines over the past year. Last July, the Federal Trade Commission (F… Continue reading The Value of Data From a Consumer’s Perspective

Facebook Privacy Glitch Gave 5K Developers Access to ‘Expired’ Data

Facebook has fixed a privacy issue that gave developers access to user data long after the 90-day “expiration” date. Continue reading Facebook Privacy Glitch Gave 5K Developers Access to ‘Expired’ Data

GAO: Cyber Command is overspending on data tools

One of the major initiatives that U.S. Cyber Command has been working on for two years is going to cost five times more than what military officials originally estimated, according to a Government Accountability Office report. The program, a software platform called Unified Platform (UP), is meant to help forces and military services working with Cyber Command to reduce the amount of data silos, and to streamline data processing, storage, queries, and information-sharing to enhance overall mission effectiveness. One of the main contributing factors to the miscalculation is that the overall cost of UP was not based on any independent analysis, GAO found. “UP did not have several key elements of its business case approved at the time of program initiation, such as approved requirements, a cost estimate informed by independent analysis, or a formal schedule risk assessment,” the GAO said. “Our prior work has shown that this type of […]

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GoodRx stops sharing personal medical data with Google, Facebook

The mobile app saves people money but was letting 20 companies know who’s taking antipsychotics, erectile dysfunction and HIV meds, and more. Continue reading GoodRx stops sharing personal medical data with Google, Facebook

Ring makes 2FA mandatory to keep hackers out of your doorbell account

Amazon is following Google’s lead by forcing all users to use two-factor authentication when logging into their Ring accounts. Continue reading Ring makes 2FA mandatory to keep hackers out of your doorbell account

Predictions 2020: Data Security Next Year and Beyond

As the oft-used metaphor goes, data is the new oil that powers business success. Today’s modern organizations are built on data collection so they can store and analyze it for insights. Unless consumers start to pay for free services, data is going to… Continue reading Predictions 2020: Data Security Next Year and Beyond

Match, Tinder Swipe Right For Privacy Red Flags, Say Experts

Analysts at ProPrivacy say the dating apps collect everything from chat content to financial data on their users — and then they share it. Continue reading Match, Tinder Swipe Right For Privacy Red Flags, Say Experts