A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Maine governor signs ISP privacy bill

Less than one week after Maine Governor Janet Mills received one of the nation’s most privacy-protective state bills on her desk, she signed it into law. The move makes Maine the latest US state to implement its own online privacy protections.

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What is personal information? In legal terms, it depends

What exactly is the “personal information” that companies need to legally protect? Learn which data points organizations need to secure, from Social Security numbers to olfactory, smell-based data (!), to comply with the law.

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How to tighten security and increase privacy on your browser

Is your browser secure and private enough by design or do you need to worry about security, privacy, fingerprinting, ads, and cookies yourself?

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Official Cardi B website plagued by spammers

Over the past few days, fans of singer Cardi B noticed her website was slowly filling up with spam. We take a look at what happened.

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Internet Safety Month: How to protect your child’s privacy online

This month is Internet Safety Month, and today we’ll be talking about online privacy for children. For parents and caretakers, nothing could be more troubling than the thought of having your child’s personal information stolen and used by nefarious actors. In part one of this two-part series, we’ll discuss how parents can help kids and teens protect their online presence.

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