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BlackVue dashcams share cars' mapped GPS locations, stream video feeds and audio

Thanks to default cloud settings, BlackVue dashcam customers may be live-streaming video and audio from their vehicles, as well as having their location mapped.

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Review: Senzing uncovers relationships hiding within big data

Used to combat fraud or uncover accidental data duplication, Senzing is a powerful yet lightweight tool with an artificial intelligence that is actually extremely smart.

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Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

Last week saw Facebook dealing with security and privacy issues, while the Port of San Diego got hit with a ransomware attack and researchers discovered two Linux kernel bugs.

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Hey Facebook: Quit discouraging people from using 2FA

Facebook is spying on user 2FA phone numbers to target them with ads. A non-trivial percentage of Facebook users will not use two-factor authentication as a result, a net loss to security.

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US Customs and Border Protection fails with drone surveillance privacy, security

An audit by the Office of Inspector General found U.S. Customs and Border Protection failed to consider the privacy of drone surveillance data, as well as IT security controls.

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Forcing users to log into Google Chrome without consent raises privacy concerns

Google defends the forced login to Chrome when you access a Google-owned site, updating the Chrome privacy policy to reflect the new changes.

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Your gardener wants access to your house safe

What we would balk at in the real world, we give with impunity in our digital universe.

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More popular Mac App Store apps secretly steal user data, send it to remote servers

Researchers caught more popular Mac App Store apps secretly stealing users’ data and sending it to a remote server. Apple is working to remove the apps.

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Five Eyes threatens to force encryption backdoors, says 'privacy is not absolute'

The Five Eyes government intelligence alliance issued an encryption ultimatum to tech companies and device makers.

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Complying with emerging privacy regulations: sometimes you need a silver cannonball

With GDPR compliance and other privacy regulations around the world in 2018, no small, simple solution exists.

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Cyber to the people! The democratization of security

How can mid-market companies start the revolution of the democratization of the cyber security industry?

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Traveling to China for work? Punch through the Great Firewall and securely connect with your home office

Security is not just about confidentiality and integrity. It's also about availability. The new partnership between Wickr and Psiphon is worth a look for global enterprises with traveling employees.

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Why SMS banking is still a bad idea

Bank customers like the convenience of accessing data via text message, but security experts have concerns about financial textbots.

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In the cloud era, government can only be as secure as its supply chain

While regulation is often seen as antithetical to technological progress, the supply chain is an area where clearly-defined, reasonable directives have had a tremendously positive effect on the security and technological leadership of...

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Vegas hotel room checks raise privacy, safety concerns at Def Con, Black Hat

Do Not Disturb means nothing at Caesars Entertainment hotels, as Def Con and Black Hat attendees had their privacy and potentially their safety threatened by hotel security busting in to search rooms.

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AI in cybersecurity: what works and what doesn't

Much of what we hear about artificial intelligence and machine learning in security products is steeped in marketing, making it hard to know what these tools actually do. Here's a clear-eyed look at the current state of AI & ML in...

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Get serious about consumer data protection

With the CCPA coming hot on the heels of the GDPR it makes sense to get your consumer data management in order. Taking steps to protect all private data today will pay dividends tomorrow.

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The unintended consequences of GDPR

This is not what the regulators had in mind. Business leaders, ignore at your own peril.

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