ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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A week in security (October 7 – 13)

A look at the cybersecurity news from October 7 – 13, including updates on war shipping, managed service providers, and stalkerware.

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A week in security (September 16 -22)

A roundup of the security news from September 16–22 including Emotet, student-targeted visa scams, data privacy laws, Malwarebytes’ new Browser Guard, data destruction, and more.

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A week in security (August 19 – 25)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.

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A week in security (August 12 – 18)

A roundup of the most interesting cybersecurity news stories from August 12 to 18, including a deep dive into facial recognition technology, swatting dangers, social engineering attacks on cities, and more.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Dark Android Q rises

The Android Q operating system is being developed with privacy and security in mind. We take a look at both, examining new features intended for giving users better control of their devices and data.

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Changing California’s privacy law: A snapshot at the support and opposition

Before the California Senate returns from its summer recess, we look at the authors, supporters, opponents, and donors involved in an extended fight to change California’s privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes

Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.

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