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Facebook faces multibillion FTC fine over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

The fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal could be about to cost Facebook dear, with reports the social network is in the process of negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy lapses.

Full article: Facebook faces multibillion FTC fine over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach | The Drum

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of its users when the company’s security team finds that they are making credible threats on its social network.

The company actively monitors its platform for threatening comments. Once Facebook determines that a threat from a user is credible, the company uses data from its products to track that person’s location. However, it’s unclear what a ‘credible’ threat actually looks like.

Source: Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat – The Verge

How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition

Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry.

Taylor Swift raised eyebrows late last year when Rolling Stone magazine revealed her security team had deployed facial recognition recognition technology during her Reputation tour to root out stalkers. But the company contracted for the efforts uses its technology to provide much more than just security. ISM Connect also uses its smart screens to capture metrics for promotion and marketing.

Full article: How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition

Nearly half of UK small businesses believe a cyberattack could close their business

Every second small and medium-sized business in the UK could be forced to close if they were hit by a major cyberattack, a new study suggests.

The report, titled “Size Does Matter,” details the challenging climate for UK SMBs in a time of rapid political, economic and social change.

Full article: Nearly half of UK small businesses believe a cyberattack could close their business

EU orders recall of children’s smartwatch over severe privacy concerns

EU warns that ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches contain several security flaws that let third-parties track and call children’s watches.

This is for the first time, EU authorities have announced plans to recall a product from the European market because of a data privacy issue.

Source: EU orders recall of children’s smartwatch over severe privacy concerns | ZDNet

Firms are focusing data encryption efforts in the wrong place

Businesses urgently need to review data storage infrastructures if they are to remain confident that they are meeting compliance regulations. Historically, companies have been concerned that it would be those outside the organisation who would be a threat to data security.

Full article: Firms are focusing data encryption efforts in the wrong place

EE failures show how data breaches damage lives

Safeguarding personal data and protecting those to whom the data belongs are often referred to in relation to modern data legislation, but less coverage is given to the real ways a data breach can impact upon a victim’s life.

A recent BBC report reveals the harrowing events that can take place when data security practice is not up to standard, and private information falls into the wrong hands.

Full article: EE failures show how data breaches damage lives

The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what to do to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google recently hit the headlines when it was fined €50 million by France for violating GDPR. It’s not the only company struggling with keeping to the rules. Just eight months after the introduction of GDPR, the European Commission reports that regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches.

Full article: The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what organisations should be doing to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps.

In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge.

Source: Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking | TechCrunch

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