The French Data Protection Authority (DPA) found a lack of transparency when it comes to how Google harvests and uses personal data for ad-targeting purposes.
White House to nominate former DocuSign boss The US may have finally complied with the European Commission's repeated requests to name a permanent Privacy Shield ombudsperson, The Register understands.…
ACROS Security’s 0patch service has released unofficial patches for three Windows vulnerabilities that Microsoft has yet to address, including denial-of-service (DoS), file read, and code execution issues. read more
European NGO noyb ('none of your business') filed ten GDPR-related complaints against eight international streaming services on January 18, 2019. The complaints allege that the concerned streaming services have not fully -- and in some cases not at all -- responded to the lawful 'right of access by the data…
Free and open Certificate Authority (CA) Let’s Encrypt today started the process of completely retiring TLS-SNI-01 validation support. read more
The newly announced Act to Strengthen Identity Theft Protections in North Carolina proposes that ransomware attacks be treated as data breaches. read more
It’s Not Enough to Assume a Vendor Has Done Its Job When it Comes to Securing IIoT Devices read more
The patches are part of Adobe's second unscheduled update this month.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging application that has roughly 1.5 billion users, now only allows messages to be forwarded to a maximum of 5 people in an effort to block attempts to abuse the platform for spreading false information. read more
Boffins reckon they can predict what you'll say based on your friends' activity online The phenomenon of "prescient Facebook advertising", so beloved of conspiracy theorists who think social networks listen to your microphone, might instead simply be evidence of how good Facebook's algorithms have become.…
Updates released on Tuesday by Adobe for its Experience Manager and Experience Manager Forms products address several vulnerabilities that can lead to information disclosure. read more
Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched "administrative proceedings" Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of not complying with Russian law, news agencies reported. read more
A researcher has found that websites can use some extensions to bypass security policies, execute code, and even install other extensions.
Report Maps Out Ten Major Geopolitical Risks That Businesses Will Face in 2019 read more
Location data extracted from the athletic hitman's Garmin GPS watch and TomTom sat nav led to his conviction in two gangland murders.