Technology giant Google has been accused of privacy breaches, misleading account holders over how much of their personal data was being collected and how it would be used.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission started legal proceedings against Google on Monday. A claim filed in Australia's Federal Court alleges Google misled millions of Australians to obtain their consent to gather additional personal data.
The ACCC claims that Google wanted the extra data concerning users' internet activity to target advertising but neglected to obtain the consent necessary to collect it.
"We allege that Google did not obtain explicit consent from customers to take this step,” said Rod Sims, the commission’s chair, in a statement.
“The ACCC considers that consumers effectively pay
As the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of people to stay home over the past two months, Zoom suddenly became the video meeting service of choice: Daily meeting participants on the platform surged from 10 million in December to 200 million in March, and 300 million daily meeting participants in April.
Zoom promised a 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues, and the company is delivering on some of those promises. A new Zoom 5.0 update is rolling out this week that’s designed to address some of the many complaints that Zoom has faced in recent weeks. With this new update, there’s now a security icon that groups together a number of Zoom’s security features. You can use it to quickly lock meetings, remove participants, and restrict screen sharing and chatting in mee
When Christopher Boddy was 14 years old, he'd log onto his computer after school to spend hours playing a game that taught him the basics of digital forensics, ethical hacking and cryptography.
It may not have been a typical after-school activity, but it was just what the UK government hoped for when it launched its Cyber Discovery program three years ago: It inspired Boddy, now 17, to consider a career in cybersecurity.
"I originally learned about it in school, but then I'd get stuck on problems that I needed to find the answer to," said Boddy, who lives outside London with his parents. "I'd stay up way later than I should have and postponed homework to get a challenge done."
What started as a school-based program to teach kids a new skill is extending into a virtual cyber ...
Angola cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil.
CTM envisages leveraging on its international network and Macau’s privileged position in the Greater Bay Area, as a key hub for the digitalization of Asia-Pacific region. Macau and the neighboring regions have the conditions and opportunities to be the landing point for international cable systems and the ideal location for hosting data centers, in order to promote the digital ecosystem of the region.
Angola Cables has a submarine cable network linking the continents in the Atlantic region, with high capacity and good quality; the company also owns data centers, in Angola
Kaspersky has opened access to its Android Automated Testing Framework. The tool, named Kaspresso, takes advantage of flexible settings and is easy to use. With Kaspresso, mobile developers can significantly reduce the amount of time needed for application testing without the fear of overlooking a bug, therefore speeding up the application release process. The tool has already received positive feedback at two major technology conferences – Mobilization IX and Codemotion Berlin 2019.
It is quite challenging for mobile developers to choose an appropriate automating testing tool that will reduce lead time for an application’s release. Nowadays, there are many frameworks and tools for conducting automated tests, such as Espresso and Appium. However, these frameworks can’t solve all Android
Driven by the goal of building a safer world, Kaspersky today announces new access to its threat intelligence portal offering its revered threat analysis to a wider audience of incident responders and Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts working in-house and at Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal is a single point of access for the company’s threat intelligence and provides all cyberattack data and insights gathered by Kaspersky, allowing enterprises to investigate and respond to threats in a timely manner.
Access to relevant threat information enables a company to quickly analyze suspicious activity, making the work of IT security departments more effective. Despite this, a recent Kaspersky survey revealed that only 36% of enterprises cu
New account fraud increased 27.8% worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100% compared to 2014 levels, Jumio reveals.
Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19% less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to the average 2019 fraud levels), when fraud attempts normally escalate.
Often, the first step in identity theft starts by creating a new account online. Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity (e.g., name, address, Social Security number, bank accounts) to get money and credit and make holiday purchases. But, identity theft is also being used to perpetrate online fraud, steal property, falsify educational and other credentials, access healthcare and launder money.
“As cybercriminals perfect and
Cryptosoft announced a partnership with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations agency, to establish increased global Internet security standards focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). The alliance with the ITU, will focus on education and training in countries with less resources reports CIO East Africa
"Developing countries are adopting IoT technologies at a very fast pace; securing these connections will help ensure improved global cyber security," says Ryan Johnson, founder of Neo Globe Consulting, the technology consulting group facilitating the partnership.
Neo Globe will help jumpstart joint projects to equip global governments and telecom companies utilizing Cryptosoft's security expertise. One possible project is the world's most in-depth Internet o...
Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday. Reports David Alexander on Reuters
The additional stolen fingerprint records were identified as part of an ongoing analysis of the data breach by the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense, OPM said in a statement. The data breach was discovered this spring and affected security clearance records dating back many years.
The news came just ahead of a state visit to Washington by Chinese President Xi Jinping. U.S. officials have privately blamed the breach on Chinese government hackers, but they have avoided saying so public
Microsoft has dropped a major security clanger with a new feature in Windows 10 that has been pinpointed as a glaring security hole - less than one month before the new operating system is due to launch, reports computing.co.uk
Wi-Fi Sense, which actually debuted in Windows Phone, enables a user to share access to Wi-Fi networks that require a password for access with all their contacts - in Skype, Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) and even Facebook. That means that when their contacts pass a Wi-Fi network that they have a password for, it will enable them to access the network without having to ask for the password.
While it doesn't directly reveal the password to everyone the user has ever sent an email to, it does mean that the password is taken and stored, not just on the original use...
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