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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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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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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A week in security (July 15 – 21)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 15–21, including the Zoom camera vulnerability, Extenbro, Sodinokibi, Magecart, and cybersecurity challenges facing the education sector.

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How to securely send your personal information

On its own, email is not safe for sending credit card or passport numbers. Here’s how to securely send personal information over the Internet.

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A week in security (May 13 – 19)

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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WhatsApp fix goes live after targeted attack on human rights lawyer

A fix was rolled out for a WhatsApp vulnerability, which was used to inject spyware into mobile devices and target a human rights lawyer.

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Consumers have few legal options for protecting privacy

Amidst never-ending headlines about data breaches, data misuse, and opaque data-sharing agreements from major companies, users have few legal options to actually protect their privacy in court. Instead, they rely on technology.

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Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

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

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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