Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020 looks beyond consent

The Data Accountability and Transparency Act proposes that, for American consumers, privacy shouldn’t be a right you can click away.

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Lock and Code S1Ep5: Mythbusting and understanding VPNs with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about VPNs—debunking their myths, explaining their actual capabilities, and providing some advice on what makes a strong VPN.

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Introducing Malwarebytes Privacy

It’s important to use a VPN you can trust to protect your privacy on the Internet. That’s why we launched Malwarebytes Privacy, a next-gen VPN for better privacy, performance, and security when you go online.

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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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