How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

We explore some of the ways social media use personal data to fuel advertising and keep the profits flowing.

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GDPR: An impact around the world

Two years after GDPR became effective in the European Union, countries across the world have emulated its approach to data privacy. Here’s a look at a few.

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Cyber tips for safe online dating: How to avoid privacy gaffs, exploits, and scams

We give advice on safe online dating, including steering clear of scams, buttoning up on privacy, and avoiding vulnerable apps.

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New Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would empower American users

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would give everyday Americans the right to sue a company that violated their privacy rights, extending enforcement capabilities directly to the public.

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Would ‘Medicare for All’ help secure health data?

Beyond the usual arguments on this subject, we wanted to ask the question: Are there any security risks we need to be worried about if the United States were to switch to ‘Healthcare for All’ policies?

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“Data as property” promises fix for privacy problems, but could deepen inequality

Data property supporters in the US argue that, through data payments, Americans could rebalance the relationship they have with the technology industry, giving them more control over their data privacy and putting some extra money in their pockets. But the cost to privacy, some say, is too high.

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IoT bills and guidelines: a global response

IoT laws and guidelines abound, as we take a look what’s happening around the world in the name of securing Internet-connected devices.

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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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Cybersecurity for journalists: How to defeat threat actors and defend freedom of the press

When it comes to cybersecurity, journalists need to protect themselves, their sources, and the freedom of the press. Which methods should they use?

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How to protect yourself from doxing

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

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