Cooperating apps and automatic permissions are setting you up for failure

Apps that cooperate and share permissions might seem convenient, but are they worth the security and privacy risk?

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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Governments increasingly eye social media meltdown

It seems problems never quite go away for social media platforms, and more governments of the world are taking keen interest. Will the tech giants be able to sort things out before legislators steps into the fray?

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Will pay-for-privacy be the new normal?

As the US considers new data privacy laws, at least two new proposals include calls to exchange money for privacy—an unwelcome bargain for users. Before pay-for-privacy becomes law, privacy as a right should become industry practice.

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Should you delete yourself from social media?

All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? We provide advice and links on how to tighten security if you want to cool down, or, if you’re ready to go nuclear, delete yourself permanently.

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A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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Flaw in Twitter form may have been abused by nation states

Twitter announced in a blog post Monday that they discovered and addressed a security flaw in one of their support forms. The discovery was made on November 15—more than a month ago—and promptly fixed the next day. So why are we only hearing about it now?

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Flaw in Twitter form may have been abused by nation states

Twitter announced in a blog post Monday that they discovered and addressed a security flaw in one of their support forms. The discovery was made on November 15—more than a month ago—and promptly fixed the next day. So why are we only hearing about it now?

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