Facebook’s own research reveals the harm that Instagram can inflict

Reporting by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has lifted the lid on Facebook’s own research into the harm that Instagram can do to young users.

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ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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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 (August 5 – 11)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 5–11. We touch on problematic backdoors, the grim possibility of the Internet of Thoughts, and smart home improvement. We also released a retrospective report on ransomware.

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The updated top six data privacy takeaways for users

Laws, loopholes, lax enforcement—data privacy shouldn’t be so complicated. These six takeaways can help users protect their data privacy.

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Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

Facebook’s self-proclaimed pivot to privacy faces a fierce opponent—Facebook’s own history.

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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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What Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem means for your data

Facebook is in the spotlight, as the recent Cambridge Analytica story involving millions of users’ data continues to melt news servers around the world. We strip away the complications and tell you exactly what happened, and why you may want to reconsider your use of social media platforms in 2018.

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