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How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users
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They pass judgment on whatever flashes on their screen - claims of everything from fraud or spam to child porn and potential terrorist plotting - typically in less than a minute. 1
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Some rivals, such as Signal, intentionally gather much less metadata to avoid incursions on its users' privacy, and thus share far less with law enforcement. 1
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Elon Musk tweeted "Use Signal," and WhatsApp users rebelled. 1
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U.S. panel votes to approve $1 billion for FTC privacy probes
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WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee voted on Tuesday to give the Federal Trade Commission $1 billion to set up a bureau dedicated to improving data security and privacy and fighting identity theft. 1
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Telegram has seen a sharp rise in cybercriminal activities, report says | Engadget
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And FT says the rise in criminal activity on the app came after users flocked to it following a change in WhatsApp's privacy policy. 1
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Tal Samra, cyber threat analyst at Cyberint, explained: "Its encrypted messaging service is increasingly popular among threat actors conducting fraudulent activity and selling stolen data ... as it is more convenient to use than the dark web." 1
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Mining Financial Data Without Actually Seeing It Can Detect Fraud
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In this case, bank accounts are the nodes in the network, and two accounts are linked if a money transfer between them has taken place. 1
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Each bank can create such a 'risk propagation network' for the accounts of its own clients because it has their financial transaction data, but many transactions happen between different banks. 1
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Study finds growing government use of sensitive data to 'nudge' behaviour
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A new form of "influence government", which uses sensitive personal data to craft campaigns aimed at altering behaviour has been "supercharged" by the rise of big tech firms, researchers have warned. 1
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They'd basically scooped it up so that if you bought candles or matches, that would be used to target you with audio adverts over your Amazon Alexa with fire safety tips. 1
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Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
The recommendations, which are expected to be be released by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Wednesday, are aimed at protecting the computer systems that end up in sensitive US facilities from hacking.
FTC resurrects a decade-old rule as a guardrail on the health app explosion
Health apps have to tell their users about any data breaches or risk a hefty fine, the Federal Trade Commission clarified in a policy statement last week.
Ransomware now accounts for 69% of all attacks that use malware
The most common targets of ransomware in the second quarter of 2021 were governmental, medical and industrial companies along with scientific and educational institutions, says Positive Technologies.
UK MoD Data Breach Shows Cybersecurity Must Protect Both People and Data
The UK MoD has failed to protect personally identifiable information (PII) for Afghan interpreters; the incident highlights how avoidable cybersecurity mistakes can have devastating consequences.
How Facebook Hinders Misinformation Research
When the world first heard that Russia had used Facebook ads in attempts to interfere with the U.S.'s 2016 elections, computer scientists and cybersecurity experts heard a call to action.