Google and Facebook fined $240 million for making cookies hard to refuse

French privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google and Facebook for making it much harder to refuse cookies than it is to accept them.

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Grindr fined for selling user data to advertisers

Online dating app Grindr has been fined by Norwegian privacy watchdog Datatilsynet for sharing data with advertisers without proper consent.

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Massive faceprint scraping company Clearview AI hauled over the coals

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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WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for GDPR violations

WhatsApp was hit with a €225 million fine for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the second-highest GDPR fine ever.

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A week in security (August 23 – August 29)

A round-up of the most interesting blog posts and security news happenings for the week of August 23 to August 29.

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Alleviating ransomware’s legal headaches with Jake Bernstein: Lock and Code S02E08

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to cybersecurity and privacy attorney Jake Bernstein about ransomware attacks that can cause legal peril.

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City fined for tracking its citizens via their phones

The Dutch city of Enschede has been fined for breaching GDPR with its Wi-Fi tracking.

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A week in security (January 25 – January 31)

A privacy week special on Malwarebytes Labs with a special episode of our Lock & Code podcast, FLoC, Grindr, Emotet, and more.

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$12m Grindr fine shows GDPR’s got teeth

Gaps in Grindr’s privacy policy have left it facing a huge GDPR fine.

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Vastaamo psychotherapy data breach sees the most vulnerable victims extorted

A Finnish psychotherapy practice suffered a data breach (or two). Now its patients are receiving extortion messages.

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