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California Passes Law to Protect Children’s Data Online

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (the Act) into law last week. This new law will require those online service providers likely to be accessed by...

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What’s in the American Data Privacy and Protection Act?

Congress is considering omnibus privacy legislation, and it reportedly has bipartisan support. If passed, this would be a massive shake-up for American consumer privacy, which has been left to the states...

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Episode 241: If Its Smart, Its Vulnerable a Conversation with Mikko Hyppönen

We speak with Mikko Hyppönen on the sidelines of the DEF CON Conference in Las Vegas to talk about his new book, “If its Smart it Vulnerable." The post Episode 241: If...

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Tim Hortons Wants to Settle Data Privacy Lawsuits with Free Breakfast

The breakfast chain Tim Hortons is defending four class action lawsuits in Canada for allegedly collecting user geolocation data without user consent. According to a regulatory report, the Tim Hortons mobile...

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Anti-Vax Dating App Left Data Unprotected

Unjected, a dating app and the “largest unvaccinated platform” online, apparently left its entire website’s back end unsecured. Security researchers, working with Daily Dot reporters, reportedly accessed the site’s administrator dashboard,...

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Location Data Industry Under Scrutiny for Inclusion of Planned Parenthood Clinics in their Services

INRIX, a company that provides location-based data analytics, has been collecting, analyzing, and selling aggregated vehicle, traffic, and parking data for over 17 years. Now, after the Roe v. Wade decision,...

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The FCC Wants You to Delete TikTok

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr asserted that TikTok poses an “unacceptable national security risk” in a letter to the CEOs of Google and Apple urging the companies to remove the app from...

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Privacy Tip #337 – FBI Issues Warning About Cryptocurrency Apps

On July 18, 2022, the FBI issued an Alert advising consumers that fraudulent cryptocurrency apps have caused more than 244 victims to lose nearly $43 million. The fraudulent apps that cyber...

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Hybrid Work Is Here: Is Your Security Strategy Ready for It?

An “everywhere,” hybrid workforce is no longer concept, but reality. But securing hybrid workplaces requires big changes to how IT security gets done, argues Jason Lee, the CISO of Zoom in...

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Google Analytics Runs Afoul of GDPR

Recent reports from several European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), the bodies empowered to regulate consumer privacy under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have ruled that Google Analytics violates the law....

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