OSINT – Using Threat Intelligence to Secure Your Organisation

In my first article on Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Analysts, (CTI analysts) we covered what a CTI analyst is and discussed how they can bridge the gaps between IT, Security, and the ...

Everyone’s Creating Fake Social Media Accounts, Including Homeland Security

Over the last few years, we have all had to accept that social media platforms can and will be used by nefarious actors to achieve their ends. In fact, in many cases, ...
Lawsuit alleges TikTok sends user videos to Chinese servers for surveillance

Lawsuit alleges TikTok sends user videos to Chinese servers for surveillance

A college student from Palo Alto, California is suing video-sharing service TikTok for allegedly using surveillance software designed to harvest personally identifiable information, including biometric data, and send it to China for ...
Russia Wants Access to Tinder Photos and Conversations

Russia Wants Access to Tinder Photos and Conversations

Russian intelligence wants to take a closer look at your Tinder photos and conversations. After Tinder and 175 other companies agreed to comply with Russian legislation asking companies to store data on ...
Applicants Must Give Up Social Media Privacy for US Visa Approval

Applicants Must Give Up Social Media Privacy for US Visa Approval

Be cautious with your digital presence as you might now have to share it with the US State Department. As of Friday, millions of US immigrant and non-immigrant visa seekers will have ...
Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat’s 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members ...
Facebook Says 5% of Monthly Active Accounts Are Fake, Deletes 3B in 6 Months

Facebook Says 5% of Monthly Active Accounts Are Fake, Deletes 3B in 6 Months

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March 2019, bringing the total of accounts disabled to more than 3 billion over a six-month period, which includes Q4 2018 data, according ...
Database of 49 Million Instagram Influencers Leaked Online

Database of 49 Million Instagram Influencers Leaked Online

Facebook is investigating a major data breach that leaked personal information of 49 million Instagram users, writes TechCrunch after it received and analyzed the data from security researcher Anurag Sen. The unsecured ...
US Senate to End Deceptive Practices and Dark Patterns on Online Platforms

US Senate to End Deceptive Practices and Dark Patterns on Online Platforms

A bipartisan Act proposed by US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) would counter immoral data collection methods by large online platforms, forbidding “deceptive practices” and “dark patterns” that manipulate ...
Facebook Determined to Appeal Belgian Tracking Ban

Facebook Determined to Appeal Belgian Tracking Ban

Facebook has decided to fight the tough EU data protection laws after a 2018 Belgian court order forbade Facebook’s use of the cookies, social plug-ins and interaction buttons it used to track ...