A week in security (July 8 – 14)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 8–14, including secure data sending, federal data privacy law, the Soft Cell attack, and more.

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A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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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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Leaks and breaches: a roundup

There’s been some huge leaks and breaches over the last few days, impacting everything from regular logins to important financial documents. What’s the fallout?

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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A week in security (May 6 – 12)

A roundup of security news from May 6–12, including breaches, privacy, financials, takedowns, and new ransomware tactics.

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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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Mysterious database exposed personal information of 80 million US households

A large database accessible online containing a huge amount of records has been found by researchers. The question is: who does it belong to, and what is it for?

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Consumers have few legal options for protecting privacy

Amidst never-ending headlines about data breaches, data misuse, and opaque data-sharing agreements from major companies, users have few legal options to actually protect their privacy in court. Instead, they rely on technology.

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US Congress proposes comprehensive federal data privacy legislation—finally

The United States might be the only country of its size to lack a comprehensive data privacy law protecting its citizens’ online lives. That could change this year.

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