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Avast pulls CCleaner version that lacked privacy options after backlash

Avast-owned Piriform reverted to a previous version of CCleaner in response to user outrage over its new data collection policy that had no privacy options.

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The rolling tide that is GDPR … say hello to the CCPA

Think you dodged the GDPR bullet because you’re not in Europe? Guess again. California just brought that home for millions of businesses.

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Is California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 going to be GDPR version 2?

Discussing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which covers businesses that collect or sell information about California residents. Some view it as the General Data Protection Regulation 2.0.

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California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know to be compliant

California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change.

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Secret Quiet Skies surveillance program tracks citizens not suspected of wrongdoing

The TSA has a secret, domestic Quiet Skies surveillance program that includes federal air marshals tracking U.S. travelers not under investigation or suspected of wrongdoing.

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How to conduct a proper GDPR audit: 4 key steps

Organizations subject to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation should do regular compliance audits. Here are the steps experts say you should take.

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Is privacy even possible in this Golden Age of Data Breaches?

Privacy seems like a pipe dream when everyone’s data seems vulnerable. Do we just give up on it though?

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How citizen ownership of data impacts business going forward

Is California's Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) poised to become the new standard in the United States?

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Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

The majority of companies don’t understand the value of their data, because they aren’t taking the necessary steps to study the information they are gathering from customers.

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Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate smart TV privacy concerns

Two senators, alarmed about the potential of smart TVs to spy on users, asked the FTC to investigate the privacy policies and practices of smart TV manufacturers.

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What is the Tor Browser? How it works and how it can help you protect your identity online

The Tor Browser is a web broswer that anonymizes your web traffic using the Tor network, making it easy to protect your identity online.

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GDPR: Where are we now?

GDPR became the law of the land in Europe on May 25th. The impact has been felt across the globe...

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Polar fitness app exposed personal information of soldiers and spies

Reporters used the Polar fitness app's Explore API to determine GPS location data of sensitive locations, as well as names and addresses of soldiers and spies.

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The ostrich security strategy is now very risky

Ignorance of a serious security event is unreasonable, and just like ignorance of the law, it is no defense.

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Celebrate increased privacy: Supreme Court rules against warrantless location tracking

Celebrate your Fourth Amendment rights, the Supreme Court’s ruling against warrantless location tracking, and the impact that may have on technologies in the future.

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NSA deleting millions of phone call and text records over privacy violations

The NSA blames 'technical irregularities' in the call record data it received from telecoms for the mass purge of over 685 million phone and text message records.

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Privacy breach: Home security camera footage sent to wrong person

Home security video from a Swann smart camera was sent to the wrong customer, enabling the person to see and hear activity of a different family.

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Top reasons CEOs should care about privacy

Privacy protection will undoubtedly be one of the defining issues of the internet age, and it’s important for leaders and companies to take notice and actively prevent breaches and protect their customers.

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8 AT&T buildings that are ‘central to NSA spying’

Here are eight AT&T-owned locations, buildings that are reportedly central to the NSA's internet spying purposes.

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Why we need to be worried about deepfake videos

The potential security threat of realistic fake videos of people doing and saying things they never did is cause for concern. Learn why and how they were developed, the risk they might represent when they spill beyond the world of...

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