Here’s what data the FBI can get from WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, Telegram, and more

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:45:27 +0000

A disclosed FBI training document reveals what information the FBI can potentially retrieve about your usage of an end to end encrypted instant messaging app.

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Massive faceprint scraping company Clearview AI hauled over the coals

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:43:58 +0000

Clearview AI can expect to be fined up to $23 million for privacy infringements in the UK. The ICO has found the company failed to comply with UK data protection laws.

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Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:01:00 -0800

As remote work rose sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses sought ways to keep track of workers no longer in the direct sight of managers. Now, with remote work strategies still in place — and office re-openings being pushed back —, the use of monitoring tools continues to grow.

In fact, the use of new and increasingly powerful technologies to manage and monitor workers has become so common that there are growing calls for regulators in the U.K. and U.S to update rules to protect employees.

“We have seen a significant increase of interest in employee monitoring technology through the pandemic,” said Helen Poitevin, VP analyst at Gartner focusing on human capital management technologies. “This continues as organizations plan for hybrid work environments, with employees working more flexibly from home and at the office.” 

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A week in security (Nov 22 – Nov 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:57:58 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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ICO challenges adtech to step up privacy protection

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 16:25:53 +0000

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published an opinion asking for initiatives that address the privacy problems adtech

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What is facial recognition?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:44:30 +0000

Facial recognition is a hot topic these days. What is it, how is it used, and when does it interfere with our right to privacy?

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When renting a hitman online goes horribly wrong

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 16:16:56 +0000

We look at the long history of a site which claims to offer hitman services to the masses – with an inevitable twist in the tail.

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