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Irish Firm, McCann FitzGerald, Taps Neota Logic for GDPR Application

Leading Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald, has today launched a GDPR analysis tool that leverages Neota Logic’s ‘Intelligent Reasoning’ technology. The GDPR app, called ‘GDPR Gap Analysis’, will, says the firm, ‘enable organisations to quickly assess their own level of GDPR compliance and identify areas of major risk where they need to focus their compliance efforts’.

Source: Irish Firm, McCann FitzGerald, Taps Neota Logic for GDPR Application – Artificial Lawyer

Digital minister’s app lands on data watchdog’s radar after privacy cock-up

UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who’s currently busy with legislative updates to the national data protection framework, including to bring it in line with the EU’s strict new privacy regime, nonetheless found time to launch an own-brand social networking app this week.

Source: Digital minister’s app lands on data watchdog’s radar after privacy cock-up | TechCrunch

Worried about Strava? It’s not the only app mapping our every move!

Giving away all manner of personal information is only a tap away on your phone settings, as the fitness tracking site’s blunder has shown It was a great PR move: in November fitness tracking company Strava launched an updated global heatmap that visualised all the location data that its users had been collectively broadcasting, revealing popular running spots around the world.

Source: Worried about Strava? It’s not the only app mapping our every move | Keza MacDonald

Tinder’s Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes

Researchers at Tel Aviv-based app security firm Checkmarx demonstrated that Tinder still lacks basic HTTPS encryption for photos. Just by being on the same Wi-Fi network as any user of Tinder’s iOS or Android app, the researchers could see any photo the user did, or even inject their own images into his or her photo stream. And while other data in Tinder’s apps are HTTPS-encrypted, Checkmarx found that they still leaked enough information to tell encrypted commands apart, allowing a hacker on the same network to watch every swipe left, swipe right, or match on the target’s phone nearly as easily as if they were looking over the target’s shoulder. The researchers suggest that lack of protection could enable anything from simple voyeuristic nosiness to blackmail schemes.

Source: Tinder’s Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes | WIRED

App that matches your face to artwork is popular yet alarming

A Google app that matches people’s selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side-by-sides on social media leaped to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend, ahead of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook’s Messenger, but it has also drawn concerns from some that the privacy of the users may be at risk.

Source: A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns. – The Washington Post

Dark Caracal: Good News and Bad News

Few days ago EFF and Lookout announced a new report, Dark Caracal, that uncovers a new, global malware espionage campaign. One aspect of that campaign was the use of malicious, fake apps to impersonate legitimate popular apps like Signal and WhatsApp. Some readers had questions about what this means for them. This blog post is here to answer those questions and dive further into the Dark Caracal report.

Source: Dark Caracal: Good News and Bad News | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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