A week in security (December 23 – 29)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 23 – 29, including a retrospective look at trends in online privacy legislation in the US.

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Online privacy in 2019: a legislative review

Americans enjoy no federal rights to access their data, correct their data, easily move their data from one company to another, or individually sue a company that invades their private lives online. Several US Senators want to change that.

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How to protect yourself from doxing

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Apple iOS 13 will better protect user privacy, but more could be done

Apple’s newest iOS features provide simple, easy-to-use options that can leave users more informed and more in control of their online privacy. But privacy experts agreed: Apple can—and should—go further.

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Maine governor signs ISP privacy bill

Less than one week after Maine Governor Janet Mills received one of the nation’s most privacy-protective state bills on her desk, she signed it into law. The move makes Maine the latest US state to implement its own online privacy protections.

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The top six data privacy takeaways for users

Amidst never-ending data breaches and constantly-surprising company fiascos, here are six takeaways for anyone in the US who cares about protecting their online privacy.

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The top six takeaways for corporate data privacy compliance

Here are Labs’ top six takeaways from our data privacy and cybersecurity law series on corporate data privacy compliance. From emerging startups to burgeoning enterprises, these rules help not just with legal liability, but also user trust.

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Mozilla urges Apple to make privacy a team sport

Mozilla is currently pushing Apple into placing extra barriers between iPhone users and online advertisers. Why? Because, according to Mozilla, it could work, which could benefit users everywhere.

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What is personal information? In legal terms, it depends

What exactly is the “personal information” that companies need to legally protect? Learn which data points organizations need to secure, from Social Security numbers to olfactory, smell-based data (!), to comply with the law.

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