FTC: ISPs are Spying on You. ISPs: Deal With It.

FTC: ISPs are Spying on You. ISPs: Deal With It.

Your internet service provider watches your browsing habits, records them and sells you to the highest bidder—so says the Federal Trade Commission ...
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Facebook Vs. NYU and Transparency

On August 3, 2021, Facebook, showed off its full 800-pound gorilla physique by attempting to crush the work of two New York University (NYU) researchers, Laura Edelson and Damon McCoy and their ...
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High Court Deals Blow to Data Privacy Regulations

Like the Kubler-Ross stages of grief, there are multiple stages of data breach. Anger, denial, blame, investigation, litigation, regulation and, ultimately, resignation. This includes possible class action litigation by consumers, banks, vendors, ...
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CISO Stories Podcast: Necessity is the Mother of Security

CISO Stories Podcast: Necessity is the Mother of Security

Tatu Ylönen, SSH founder and inventor of Secure Shell, discusses the genesis for the protocol and his keen interest in the application of technological solutions to fundamental cybersecurity challenges - check it ...
CISO Stories Podcast: He Fought the FTC Over a Breach and Won

CISO Stories Podcast: He Fought the FTC Over a Breach and Won

Hopefully, you won’t ever have to hire a lawyer to defend yourself against a government regulator. So what happens when the Federal Trade Commission or other powerful body baselessly accuses your company ...
US Military Personnel Actively Targeted By Cybercriminals; Over $350 Million in Reported Losses in the Past Five Years

US Military Personnel Actively Targeted By Cybercriminals; Over $350 Million in Reported Losses in the Past Five Years

The most recent AtlasVPN research delves into fraud targeting US military personnel between 2015 and June 2020. In the past five years, active and former military staff have filed more than 680,000 ...
FTC Reports Over $118 Million in Losses Due to Coronavirus-Related Fraud

FTC Reports Over $118 Million in Losses Due to Coronavirus-Related Fraud

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received over 175,000 consumer reports related to Covid-19 scams, totaling a whopping $118.81 million in losses. So far, the top ...
Amazon Echo Vulnerability Fixed, Privacy Shield, Capital One Data Breach Update

Amazon Echo Exploit, Privacy Shield, Capital One Data Breach Update

In episode 134 for August 17th 2020: Details on new critical vulnerabilities found in Amazon Echo devices, what the end of the Privacy Shield framework means EU citizens personal data, and new ...
HyperBeard Fined $150K for Allegedly Collecting Children’s Data Illegally

HyperBeard Fined $150K for Allegedly Collecting Children’s Data Illegally

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined app developer HyperBeard $150,000 for allegedly collecting children’s data in an unlawful way. On June 4, the FTC announced that HyperBeard had agreed to pay ...
Military Active-Duty Personnel Are 76% More Likely to Report Identify Theft, FTC Reports

Military Active-Duty Personnel Are 76% More Likely to Report Identify Theft, FTC Reports

A five-year analysis of data gathered by IdentityTheft.gov reveals that “active duty service members are 76% more likely than other adults to report that an identity thief misused an existing account,” and ...