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MIT's AI can now 'see' and track people through walls using wireless signals

The RF-Pose system developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can track a person through walls or identify one specific person out of a group of 100.

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GDPR is live! – Now what?

GDPR rules are a hot mess. Get clarity by further identifying all your GDPR weak spots.

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Why Africa’s private sector should be concerned about more than the GDPR

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has generated strong interest in Africa’s private sector. However, the bigger picture shows massive gaps across Africa’s data privacy landscape. This article highlights some...

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The GDPR initiative and how it affects US government and industry

Don't make the mistake of thinking the GDPR regulation only affects our friends and neighbors overseas. There may be real implications here at home.

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Facebook gave access to data on users and their friends to 60 device makers

Facebook may have violated a settlement with the FTC and promises made to users, as well as lied to Congress over giving users' complete control of their data.

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How GDPR impacts US cybersecurity policy

With the GDPR in full effect, expect to start seeing an impact in the US sooner vs. later. All it will take is the next major data breach for the American public to start demanding ownership of their personal data.

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GDPR is here – now what?

Look at the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) as opportunities to adopting sound data protection practices.

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When security and privacy overrule convenience

Organizations can enable end-to-end API security with OAuth, OpenID Connect and ABAC.

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Feeling secure enough to use open source for IAM projects

Using open source software to add functionality to your IAM systems within a secure framework.

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How has your behavior changed thanks to Uber?

Lessons in privacy and hygiene in the face of ubiquity and convenience.

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How GDPR will affect small and midsized businesses

GDPR went into effect May 25th and many small- to medium-sized businesses will be impacted whether they realize it or not. Although daunting, here are a few steps your company can take to be better prepared.

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Alexa, stop recording conversations and sending them to other people!

Amazon confirmed that an Echo recorded a couple's private conversation and sent it to another person without their knowledge or verbal consent.

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24 best free security tools

Check out these 24 free, standout software tools that will make your daily security work easier.

24 best free security tools

Check out these 24 free, standout software tools that will make your daily security work easier.

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Data is the new air

Data is a catalyst of innovation, of disruption and of possibilities. However, we still need to learn how to harness data and the internet for positive benefit. In the data we generate, there also is great risk. We need to understand...

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Tech Talk: Prepping for GDPR

CSO's Michael Nadeau and Steve Ragan join Computerworld's Ken Mingis and IDG Communications' Mark Lewis to look at what the new EU privacy rules mean. They offer insights on how companies can prepare – and what happens if they don't.

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What is Telegram and is it secure?

The Telegram messaging app has grown in popularity since its launch in 2013, but not without controversy.

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Let’s get serious about security: 2.6 billion records stolen or compromised in 2017

Gemalto’s 2017 Breach Level Index found 2.6 billion records were compromised in 2017, as well a number of new data breach tactics. Breached or exposed data is not only a headache for security teams. It also impacts brand reputation,...

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