personal data

If you like HBO, Audi, or the Catholic Church on Facebook, you’re likely getting targeted by Trump ads

If you like HBO, Audi, or the Catholic Church on Facebook, you’re likely getting targeted by Trump ads

Facebook lets advertisers target just about any "interest" that they want. Here's why the Trump campaign is targeting fans of Audi, HBO and the Catholic Church.
New “Off-Facebook Activity” portal lets you know where you’re being followed

New “Off-Facebook Activity” portal lets you know where you’re being followed

It's helpful to know which businesses track you, but you can't do much about it.

India's proposed data laws give the government more access to data

The latest version of India's Personal Data Protection bill could require companies to gain permission before using individuals' personal data, and citizens would be able to demand their data be

752,000 US birth certificate applications were exposed online

According to a report from TechCrunch, an online company that allows people in the US to obtain a copy of their birth certificate has exposed more than 752,000 applications. The case of negligence was
What is non-personal data and why India is trying to regulate it

What is non-personal data and why India is trying to regulate it

Should enterprises share data that is anonymised and masked?
“The Indian government’s stand on data localisation is a bit of an overkill”

“The Indian government’s stand on data localisation is a bit of an overkill”

A multi-national approach is required for data protection.

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator

Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parliament over its use of US-based digital campaign company,

T-Mobile Suffers Data Breach Affecting Prepaid Wireless Customers

Are you a T-Mobile prepaid customer? If yes, you should immediately create or update your associated account PIN/passcode as additional protection.The US-based telecom giant T-Mobile today disclosed a

Amnesty International: Facebook and Google are a threat to human rights

Amnesty International, the premiere human rights organization, says Facebook and Google pose an unprecedented systematic threat to human rights. Specifically, Amnesty is concerned with the companies'
How your personal data is being used to manipulate capitalism

How your personal data is being used to manipulate capitalism

Facebook asks you to “provide accurate information about yourself.” Why this emphasis? Well, it’s all about the monetization of our personal data.

States Begin Dealing With Driving Data, Right-to-Repair Laws

In reading this website, you’ve no doubt come across paranoid rants about automotive companies vacuuming up your personal data as connected cars become the norm — often written by yours truly.
Your personal data is for sale on the dark web. Here’s how much it costs

Your personal data is for sale on the dark web. Here’s how much it costs

A newly published report from VPNOverview shows how much your personal information is worth on the dark web. It includes price breakdowns for different kinds of data, and the results aren't pretty.

California’s Privacy Act: What you need to know now

This week California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, published draft guidance for enforcing the state’s landmark privacy legislation. The draft text of the regulations under the California

Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors. The 2018 founded

Google is making its differential privacy tool available to all developers

Google wants to make it easier for other companies to safeguard their user's privacy. In a blog post, the tech giant announced today that it is releasing an open-source version of its differential

Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads

Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with advertisers. Europeans going online to seek support with

Binance Confirms Hacker Obtained Its Users' KYC Data from 3rd-Party Vendor

As suspected, the KYC details of thousands of Binance's customers that hackers obtained and leaked online earlier this month came from the company's third-party vendor, Malta-based cryptocurrency

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally

Hacker Stole Data of Over 70% Bulgarian Citizens from Tax Agency Servers

Eastern European country Bulgaria has suffered the biggest data breach in its history that compromised personal and financial information of 5 million adult citizens out of its total population of 7