Malwarebytes teams up with security vendors and advocacy groups to launch Coalition Against Stalkerware

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:00:00 +0000

Today, Malwarebytes is announcing its participation in a joint effort to stop invasive digital surveillance: the Coalition Against Stalkerware.

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CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:54:43 +0000

Should this proposed privacy law come into effect, if a company violates that law, you, your neighbor, and your family do not have the right to sue them.

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams (updated)

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 22:43:58 +0000

Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary. A noticeable uptick in SIM-swapping attacks that lead to multi-million dollar cyberheists. If you are somehow under the impression that you — the customer — are in control over the security, privacy and integrity of your mobile phone service, think again. And you’d be forgiven if you assumed the major wireless carriers or federal regulators had their hands firmly on the wheel.

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Changing California’s privacy law: A snapshot at the support and opposition

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:59:59 +0000

Before the California Senate returns from its summer recess, we look at the authors, supporters, opponents, and donors involved in an extended fight to change California’s privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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Consumers have few legal options for protecting privacy

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:03:20 +0000

Amidst never-ending headlines about data breaches, data misuse, and opaque data-sharing agreements from major companies, users have few legal options to actually protect their privacy in court. Instead, they rely on technology.

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Google’s Nest fiasco harms user trust and invades their privacy

Credit to Author: davidruiz| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:30:29 +0000

Last month, Google announced that its Nest Secure would be updated to work with Google Assistant software. The problem? Google never told users its product had a microphone to begin with. Simple oversight or invasion of privacy? We break it down.

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