Explained: Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2)

PSD2 is coming to the EU. What is it? How will it be used? What are the implications? Many questions and some answers and recommendations.

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The not-so-definitive guide to cybersecurity and data privacy laws

In the first blog for Malwarebytes Labs’ cybersecurity and data privacy law series, we tackle US data privacy compliance from a startup’s perspective. GDPR, COPPA, HIPAA—it’s all here.

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Labs survey finds privacy concerns, distrust of social media rampant with all age groups

Our survey and accompanying report find that, no matter their age, users have deep concerns about the privacy of their data online and take significant steps to secure it. Learn how public distrust in corporations’ ability to protect and use data in ethically responsible ways has shaped their behavior online.

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Will pay-for-privacy be the new normal?

As the US considers new data privacy laws, at least two new proposals include calls to exchange money for privacy—an unwelcome bargain for users. Before pay-for-privacy becomes law, privacy as a right should become industry practice.

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Max Schrems: lawyer, regulator, international man of privacy

Almost 10 years ago, privacy advocate Max Schrems and the European Union began separate efforts to change the way the world thinks about online privacy. Thanks to them, we now have GDPR.

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Houzz data breach: Why informing your customers is the right call

Online renovation and design platform Houzz suffered a data breach—not good. Their subsequent response, however, was exemplary. Here’s how other businesses can learn from their example.

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A week in security (January 21 – 27)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 21 to 27, including Modlishka, Crytekk, PUPs, and the State of Malware report.

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What does ‘consent to tracking’ really mean?

Do you know what companies can do after you click “ok” and consent to tracking? When you check that box, are you sure you know which data can be tracked and where? We look at social media platforms and explain their user agreements and data tracking habits.

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My precious: security, privacy, and smart jewelry

Fashionable and functional. These are the makings of smart jewelry. They aren’t secure, yet some are used to secure user data and online accounts. Should you still buy one?

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Official Cardi B website plagued by spammers

Over the past few days, fans of singer Cardi B noticed her website was slowly filling up with spam. We take a look at what happened.

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