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The 5 worst big data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

There are enormous benefits from Big Data analytics, but also massive potential for exposure that could result in anything from embarrassment to outright discrimination. Here's what to look out for — and how to protect yourself and...

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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 15 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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What are the GDPR requirements?

Here’s how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies process, store and secure EU customer data.

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8 ways millennials impact your security awareness program

The millennial generation has arrived. Is your awareness program up to the challenge?

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Republican data analytics firm exposes voting records on 198 million Americans

Researcher Chris Vickery has discovered nearly 200 million voter records in an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket maintained by Deep Root Analytics (DRA), a big data analytics firm that helps advertisers identify audiences for political ads....

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Big data and relinquishing your right to privacy

Now more than ever, it’s time for us speak up about our right to privacy.

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GDPR requirements raise the global data protection stakes

New European Union data protection rules go into effect in 2018. Will you be ready?

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Some HP PCs are recording your keystrokes

Security company Modzero found a program acting as a keylogger in certain HP PCs.

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Newly elected French president raises questions in trying to dupe hackers

Emerging trend of cyber deception, revealed by Emmanuel Macron, may be a slippery slope.

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US device searches at borders ignite resistance

In CBP's fiscal year 2015, the agency searched just 8,503 devices during 383.2 million border crossings. But in fiscal year 2016, the number of device searches jumped to 19,033, and in the first six months of FY2017, CBP searched...

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data as they cross the U.S. border. They should remember the old Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system

Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a biometrics-based authentication number when filing their tax returns.

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How to protect yourself in an age of insecurity

Fueled by hyper-connectivity and pervasive digitization, security threats today are more insidious and damaging than ever, but you don't have to be a victim. These tips will improve your security posture at work and on the go.

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NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens' emails, texts

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications from U.S. citizens that mention foreign targets under surveillance.

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