Privacy

Google Location Tracking Lambasted in Arizona Lawsuit
Posted on Thursday May 28, 2020

The lawsuit, filed against Google by Arizona's Attorney General, alleges that the tech giant uses “deceptive and unfair conduct” to obtain users’ location data.

Hackers Sell Data from 26 Million LiveJournal Users on Dark Web
Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2020

Passwords and other credentials have been listed on Have I Been Pwned as attack rumors circulate.

Home Chef Serves Up Data Breach for 8 Million Records
Posted on Friday May 22, 2020

The meal-kit company's customer records were leaked as part of the Shiny Hunters breach.

News Wrap: Ransomware Extortion Tactics, Contact-Tracing App Security Worries
Posted on Friday May 15, 2020

Threatpost editors discuss recent ransomware attacks and contact-tracing app privacy concerns.

TikTok Violated Children’s Privacy Law, FTC Complaint Says
Posted on Thursday May 14, 2020

A group of children's privacy advocates alleged in a recent FTC complaint that TikTok violated an agreement to protect children's private data.

Microsoft Adds DNS-Over-HTTPS Support for Windows 10 Insiders
Posted on Thursday May 14, 2020

Microsoft is letting Windows Insiders test-drive DNS-over-HTTPS protocol in a pre-release build of Windows 10.

Utah Says No to Apple/Google COVID-19 Tracing; Debuts Startup App
Posted on Thursday May 14, 2020

"Healthy Together” app uses a raft of location data, including GPS, cell tower triangulation and Bluetooth, to pinpoint users and ID coronavirus hotspots.

Leaked NHS Docs Reveal Roadmap, Concerns Around Contact-Tracing App
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2020

Future features include plenty of self-reporting options, and officials' fears the data could be misused.

Chatbooks Confirms Breach After ‘Shiny Hunters’ Sell Data
Posted on Tuesday May 12, 2020

Photo print service Chatbooks has disclosed a data breach after customers' emails, passwords and more were listed for sale on underground forums.

Zoom Beefs Up End-to-End Encryption to Thwart ‘Zoombombers’
Posted on Thursday May 07, 2020

As the company continues to battle security woes, it has acquired Keybase to boost security and privacy. A full cryptographic draft architecture will be available on May 22.

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