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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Apple's latest controversy: Expanded App Store advertising

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 09:03:00 -0700

Depending on how you look at it, Apple may be ramping up ways developers can  reach out durectly to customers via its App Store – or building its own business at others’ expense.

What Apple is doing

Apple has had an advertising business of its own ever since Apple’s then CEO, Steve Jobs, introduced us to iAds in 2010. The scale of that offer was always limited to Apple’s platform, but the service arguably failed, with its technology living on in the form of ad slots in Apple News and the App Store.

Apple’s App Store currently hosts just two ad slots, one in the search tab and the other in Search results. You can tell when you are looking at an ad from the blue shade behind the graphic and a small blue badge that says “ad” – these ads are hard to mistake for content.

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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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FCC commissioner wants Apple, Google to remove TikTok from App Stores

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 05:34:00 -0700

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has written to Apple and Google to request that both companies remove the incredibly popular TikTok app from their stores, citing a threat to national security.

Is your data going TikTok?

Carr warns the app collects huge quantities of data and cited a recent report that claimed the company has accessed sensitive data collected from Americans. He argues that TikTok’s, “pattern of conduct and misrepresentations regarding the unfettered access that persons in Beijing have to sensitive U.S. data…puts it out of compliance,” with App Store security and privacy policies.

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Apple confirms the scale of App Store fraud

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 08:30:00 -0700

Apple says millions of fraudulent attempts are made against the App Store and its users each year. The company prevented $1.5 billion in fraudulent transactions in 2021, it said, in line with similar levels of fraud in 2020.

How people attempt to commit App Store fraud

The company explains how fraudsters attempt to commit fraud via the store.

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UEM to marry security — finally — after long courtship

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 03:00:00 -0800

The days of enterprise security being a separate entity from mobile and desktop endpoint management are coming to an end, which should delight infrastructure and security teams who’ll eventually have more powerful machine learning-enabled tools at their disposal — and a single console through which to control them.

Security around mobile and desktop infrastructures has traditionally depended on what’s being managed; you purchase one for mobile devices and another for the rest of your endpoints, whether laptop or desktop.

While security threats are growing, particularly phishing attacks via email, SMS or hyperlinks, the amount of money companies spend on mobile security appears to be shrinking. And yet, the percentage of organizations that admit to having suffered a mobile compromise grew in 2019, according to a Verizon survey.

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UEM to marry security – finally – after long courtship

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 03:00:00 -0800

The days of enterprise security being a separate entity from mobile and desktop endpoint management are coming to an end, which should delight infrastructure and security teams who’ll eventually have more powerful machine learning-enabled tools at their disposal – and a single console through which to control them.

Security around mobile and desktop infrastructures has traditionally depended on what’s being managed; you purchase one for mobile devices and another for the rest of your endpoints, whether laptop or desktop.

While security threats are growing, particularly phishing attacks via email, SMS or hyperlinks, the amount of money companies spend on mobile security appears to be shrinking. And yet, the percentage of organizations that admit to having suffered a mobile compromise grew in 2019, according to a Verizon survey.

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