A week in security (May 31 – June 6)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security and online privacy news from May 31 to June 6.

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TikTok pays $92 million to end data theft lawsuit

TikTok has agreed to pay a hefty settlement, and to stop recording users’ biometric and location data.

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Lock and Code S1Ep12: Pinpointing identity and access management’s future with Chuck Brooks

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Chuck Brooks, adjunct professor for Georgetown University’s Applied Intelligence Program , about identity and access management technology.

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Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Some of the big players in the field of facial recognition announced they will not provide their technology to law enforcement while there is no governing law.

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Lock and Code S1Ep7: Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Pieter Arntz about web browser privacy—an often neglected subcategory of data privacy.

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Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd at Malwarebytes about facial recognition technology—its history, its failures in accuracy, and whether it will ever be “good” for us.

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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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Washington Privacy Act welcomed by corporate and nonprofit actors

The Washington Privacy Act would extend new data rights of access, correction, and deletion to Washington residents, with new rules on facial recognition.

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A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.

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A week in security (October 7 – 13)

A look at the cybersecurity news from October 7 – 13, including updates on war shipping, managed service providers, and stalkerware.

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