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50% Would Share Smart Device Data For Discounts

When it comes to sharing data from smart devices, many consumers will give it up, for a price. That price can involve simple discounts on utilities or product improvements. Roughly 50% of U.S.broadband households are willing to share data from their smart devices for discounts on electricity, according to new research from Parks Associates.

Source: 50% Would Share Smart Device Data For Discounts 06/01/2017

Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

Malware-laced PowerPoint files are nothing new. One well-known case involved the spread of Sandworm malware a few years ago. But several recent spam campaigns have taken advantage of a PowerPoint trick that makes it possible to drop malware without requiring the click of a link.

Source: Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

Monitoring of approved codes of conduct

Let us assume for a moment that we have a perfect code of conduct, the best that you could ever write, already approved, recorded and released by the supervisory authority, and so – at this point – you should only “hope” that itwill be adopted by users for which it was drawn.

Source: Monitoring of approved codes of conduct

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

Recently Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. But what Snapchat doesn’t tell you, is that if you aren’t careful, Snap Map will broadcast your exact location to anyone on your friends list every time you open the app.

Source: Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat – The Verge

Privacy by default in online services

Privacy as the default setting is one of the “seven foundational principles” of privacy by design, a concept developed back in the ’90s. PbD has been widely recognized in the business environment and subsequently became part of various legal frameworks.

Source: Privacy by default in online services

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