In Mark Zuckerberg We Trust? The State and Future of Facebook, User Data, Cambridge Analytica, Fake News, Elections, Russia and You

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, […]

Unsecured speeding cameras wide open to smart city hackers

Security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) consumer gear has now spread to speeding cameras used in smart cities. TheNewspaper.com rang alarm bells about the proliferation of connected smart city technology that is vulnerable to hackers. Specifically it reported on worrying Kaspersky Lab research that found a large number of connected speeding cameras deployed in smart […]

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Future hackers might freeze you out til you pay up

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises communication between devices, higher efficiency, more productivity, but security experts and hackers have also warned that it means malicious attacks will move from the internet and into your home. This week, Andrew Tierney and Ken Munro, two researchers from U.K. security firm Pen Test Partners, showed the new home […]

U.S. health policy can’t stop wearables data-bleeding

Proliferating health and fitness devices is eroding the privacy of U.S. citizens, and current government policy is falling woefully short of addressing the privacy gap. These privacy gaps were revealed in a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Morning Consult. The report found that the 1996 Health Insurance […]

The spy who hacked me: Evildoers love IoT’s weak security

With the explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), both spies and hackers are feasting on a new universe of poorly secured technology. Recode quotes a top spy from the US National Security Agency who spoke with surprising candor about IoT’s security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities stem from the increasing complexity of the technology which, […]