Banks face a WhatsApp reckoning as regulators clamp down on messaging apps

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 03:01:00 -0700

As regulators hand out hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for record-keeping failures related to the use of social messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, the finance industry faces a choice: properly enforce bans on the use of these apps or find ways to make them compliant.

“The explosion of new electronic communications channels — and the pervasive use of these — raises lots of red flags for the regulators,” said Anthony Diana, a partner at law firm Reed Smith’s Tech & Data Group. “The fear is that, if bad things are happening, they’re happening on these personal apps, not on the sanctioned communication channels that are surveilled.”

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Anthony Diana, a partner at law firm Reed Smith’s Tech & Data Group.

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Have we lost the fight for data privacy? Lock and Code S03E16

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 15:42:56 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we talk with some of the team behind Malwarebytes Labs about whether we’ve lost the fight for data privacy.

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How to stay smart about Android app permissions

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 03:00:00 -0700

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Roe v. Wade: How the cops can use your data: Lock and Code S03E15

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 15:17:26 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss how law enforcement can now use your data, ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 03:00:00 -0700

Man, I had one hell of a streak.

All these years — approximately 7,967 since I first started using and writing about Android — and somehow, rather miraculously, I’d never outright broken a phone.

Impressive, I know. But don’t let yourself get wrapped in awe yet, my fellow drop-dreading denizen: My streak of impeccable Android phone protection has officially come to a crashing halt.

Now, I didn’t technically drop my phone, mind you. And I didn’t technically break it myself, either. But it was definitely broken. And it happened on my watch.

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TikTok is “unacceptable security risk” and should be removed from app stores, says FCC

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:51:08 +0000

According to the FCC commissioner, TikTok being a video app is the “sheep’s clothing”, suggesting a wolf hides underneath those funny videos.

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My Body, My Data Act would lock down reproductive and sexual health data

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:36:11 +0000

A new bill proposes the strongest Federal data privacy protections yet for reproductive and sexual health data.

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Hunting down your data with Whitney Merrill: Lock and Code S03E11

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 May 2022 15:27:11 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we speak with Whitney Merrill about why it is so difficult to get your own data from a company.

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