If we want to see data breaches happen less often we need to take a different approach. Is it time for Oregon to have data protection regulation? Here is a recent column by one of our partners @jaredswezey .
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The NSW Government is considering making data breach reporting in businesses a mandatory requirement. It has begun reviewing its voluntary data breach notification scheme to determine whether the state’s agencies and local councils should be required to report data breaches.⠀
Previous attempts to introduce such legislation were opposed by the government last year on the grounds that more consideration was needed before such a scheme was introduced. Read More - https://buff.ly/2OI3cmA⠀
0 316 August, 2019
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Facebook and invading privacy - name a more iconic duo. According to Bloomberg, the company has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe audio messages from Facebook Messenger. Contract employees said they were hearing users’ conversations, sometimes with vulgar content, but do not know why Facebook needs them transcribed.
Facebook has confirmed it had been transcribing audio messages and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies. The company announced that “much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago.” The reason behind real people listening to private conversations was to “check whether Facebook’s AI correctly interpreted the messages”, raising the question why would the social media want to know what users are talking about.
However, the company acknowledged it “only accesses users’ microphone if the user has given app permission and actively using a specific feature that requires audio (that would be the mic button in your Messenger chat). #CyberAttacks#CyberCrypto#Cybernews#news#awareness#facebook#facebooknews#piracy#AInews#AI#facebookmessenger#cybersecurity#hacks#networksecurity#hacking#linux#android#aws#ai#databreach#PenTesting#ethicalhacking#programming *privacy
4 3716 August, 2019
Researchers discovered a new Android malware “Cerberus” that is being rented (Malware-as-a-service) on underground forums for the last two year and the malware used for various private operation.
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"We are currently giving away biometric information to multiple platforms and providers. Our phones, our banks, our immigration services, to name but a few. Every time we do this, our risk increases."
Privacy in tech is growing into a pressing issue. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the risk of data breaches and inappropriate use of personal data has become obvious even to those who hadn’t ever considered the need for privacy before. People are rightfully concerned with how their information is stored and handled by the companies who manage it. Despite the attempt at regulation, it’s not even clear anymore who really owns this data in practice. ~ Techopedia
Join the Austin Forum, the always amazing Sherri Greenberg, UT Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and Becky Taylor, UT Austin 'The Ethics Project' on September 17th to take a deeper dive into the technologies that drives this debate.
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Do you ever wonder how people you know so well can have such extremely different political views? What if data companies are targeting them with so much false information that they think it’s true, but you don’t see it at all because you haven’t been marked as a “persuadable.” How can we get control of our idea of what is fact? And perhaps get back to good old fashion democratic debate. Can we?
3 12416 August, 2019
“And they boast about it, they say it went totally under the radar of the media, because the people that we were targeting were in the north of the country, in Wales, and they went to this huge amount of effort, this is where all the science and the data gives you the edge in just finding the small sliver of people who haven't yet decided, or finding the small sliver of people who don't normally vote and getting them out to vote. And the question that you're all asking, which is that they're not watching the film, they're not in this room, they're not reading my articles, is something that I've sort of wrestled with every day. How can I get this out of this filter bubble, because it's not about politics, it really is about democracy and whether this is democracy, because it doesn't feel like it. This stuff, lies being told in darkness, doesn't feel democratic to me. And that is the thing that I find most worrying.” - Carole Cadwalladr in response to a question about how to reach “The Persuadables” and interrupt manipulation by big data companies targeting them with false information to sway their votes in a recent Q&A at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
3 9516 August, 2019
Cambridge Analytica has closed its doors, but recent news shows a company called IDEIA Big Data using almost identical pitch decks and techniques. There are undoubtedly countless other big data companies finding ways to access data and target users, so how can we get control over what we consume from the superstructure? If that isn’t an option, maybe the question is how do we be more conscientious consumers so that we aren’t being persuaded? Do you think the algorithm is amoral? What are your thoughts after watching #TheGreatHack
We liked Vice's review: ""But while The Great Hack’s narrative about privacy and information warfare will be eye-opening to many, it largely fails to illustrate the bigger picture. The real “great hack” isn't Cambridge’s ill-gotten data or Facebook’s failure to protect it. It’s the entire business model of Silicon Valley, which has incentivized the use of personal data to manipulate human behavior on a massive scale.
These numbers are scary! The real question is who’s next? These thieves aren’t necessarily after your money, but what they can do with your identity. If it shows up on a credit report, it’s too late.
Doesn’t it make sense to protect your entire family’s identity? Imagine what they can do with little Johnny or little Susie’s identity, if they haven’t already. You probably won’t find out about that until they start applying for credit cards, cars, college, and the like, unless you have a quality identity prevention protection in place.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or text me at 678-469-2711 or message me here. At the very least, get the information you need to make an educated decision about your family’s identity protection. #identityprotection#databreach#entrepreneur#serveothers#homebusinessdads
0 315 August, 2019
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Security researchers discovered the biggest data breach in Biometric Security Platform BioStar 2 that leaks millions of users facial recognition records, fingerprints, log data, and other personal information.
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#TechNews - Capital One has recently had a breach of systems security that involves the theft of massive amounts of data. An estimated 100 million customers of Capital One Financial Corp have been impacted. This data breach teaches large companies one thing, they need to take the crucial steps to protect data. Click the link in our bio to learn how the recent cloud breach at Capital One can be applied to self-driving cars.
Social media giant Facebook lost about $13 billion in market value on Friday after it disclosed a security breach that affected nearly 50 million accounts. Shares of the company fell 2.6% on Friday, leaving them down around 7% this year.⠀
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Cyberattacks caused $450 billion of damage to the global economy in last year, and this number is predicted to keep rising as we keep adding more connected devices to the mix. The magnitude of this impact should not be understated. It’s bigger than the size of notable economies like the UAE ($371B) or Norway ($370B) – which is why it’s no surprise to see organizations putting major resources to shore up their internal defenses and to reduce the risk of threats. https://buff.ly/2EIPVBK @raconteur via @agrassoblog#Cybersecurity#Hacking#databreach#technology#CyberAttacks#Privacy
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15 11431 July, 2019
Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released the Facebook CEO’s prepared statement.