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?

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post A week in security (October 14 – 20) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

A week in security (August 5 – 11)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 5–11. We touch on problematic backdoors, the grim possibility of the Internet of Thoughts, and smart home improvement. We also released a retrospective report on ransomware.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post A week in security (August 5 – 11) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

Facebook’s self-proclaimed pivot to privacy faces a fierce opponent—Facebook’s own history.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Max Schrems: lawyer, regulator, international man of privacy

Almost 10 years ago, privacy advocate Max Schrems and the European Union began separate efforts to change the way the world thinks about online privacy. Thanks to them, we now have GDPR.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post Max Schrems: lawyer, regulator, international man of privacy appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

What Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem means for your data

Facebook is in the spotlight, as the recent Cambridge Analytica story involving millions of users’ data continues to melt news servers around the world. We strip away the complications and tell you exactly what happened, and why you may want to reconsider your use of social media platforms in 2018.

Categories:

Tags:

(Read more…)

The post What Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem means for your data appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.