The N.W.T.’s privacy commissioner says she will investigate after a man found hundreds of confidential medical records at a dump in Fort Simpson.
The one-day pop-up kiosk is meant to show that Facebook takes users’ privacy concerns seriously. It also was an opportunity to gather more data. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c12d0dee1431d5ffc3f79fa/master/pass/facebook_consumer_privacy-02.jpg
Enlarge / A camera trap working properly. (credit: Flickr user: NationalZoo) Over the past two decades automated wildlife cameras—known as camera traps—have proven invaluable in ecological research and conservation management. Their sensitive motion detectors have enabled scientific surveys of rare or shy animals in dense forest and as a consequence have seen broader use around […]
A CIA debacle, a new side channel attack, and more security news this week. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bdccd898a2ca166d2895729/master/pass/RonWyden-MM7GA6.jpg
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ed Bock) A US senator has proposed a privacy law that could issue steep fines to companies and send their top executives to prison for up to 20 years if they violate Americans’ privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. announced a discussion draft of his Consumer Data Protection Act yesterday. The […]
Enlarge (credit: Signal) Plenty of messaging apps use strong encryption to make it next to impossible for law enforcement officers or other potential adversaries to read communications sent between parties. Often, however, unencrypted metadata—such as the sender, receiver, and time a message is sent—is all the sensitive data an adversary needs. Now, the Signal app […]
Heathrow Airport will be launching the hub’s first end-to-end biometrics trial next summer, bringing facial recognition to each point of the departing passenger’s journey. It will be the first time Heathrow has carried out a full-scale rollout of the new technology and will mean the London airport will have the world’s largest deployment of biometric […]
Enlarge / It’s not free, but it’s as close as you can get with TLDs and ICANN taking a cut. (credit: Cloudflare) Cloudflare, the content delivery network and website security provider, has increasingly been pushing into businesses that intersect with its core missions. Earlier this year, the company rolled out a new, free DNS service […]
Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences
Insurance giant John Hancock has announced a switch to ‘interactive’ life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a fitness tracking device. Privacy experts worry these optional programs won’t be optional don’t the road.
How consumers rank Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube on privacy, fake news, content relevance, safety, and sharing (FB, GOOGL, TWTTR, MSFT, SNAP)
Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Business Insider Intelligence surveyed over 1,300 global consumers to evaluate their perception of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Consumers’ Digital Trust rankings differ across security, […]