Technology giant Google is facing a lawsuit following the recent revelation that they track iPhone and Android users regardless of their privacy settings.
The suit was filed on August 17 in response to an Associated Press investigation that confirmed various popular apps were tracking and storing user location, despite providing a help page that told users they wouldn’t be tracked: “[w]ith Location...Read More
Facebook stock was up 2.5 percent today on news reported by the Wall Street Journal that the company is looking into ways to incorporate user’s financial information into their platform.
The initial story reported by the Wall Street Journal indicated that the banking customer data was to be integrated into the larger Facebook platform, but Facebook has...Read More
Individuals are becoming more aware—and concerned—about their personal cyber risks in this age of the data breach.
Once a product for commercial lines, cyber insurance is emerging as the next frontier for personal lines coverages. Cyber threats such as data theft, system compromise and social media risks are no longer exclusive to businesses; they happen to people, too.
The costs are high,...Read More
If you know anyone who maintains social media accounts and works in law enforcement, and they don't use an alias, send them this article. Scratch that. If you know anyone who might be targeted by hackers who has too much real information "out there" (i.e., most people), send this article to them.
It's no secret that people with...Read More
Two of Google’s most widely sold IoT devices have a privacy problem that makes it possible for hackers to pinpoint their location. Security experts Brian Krebs and Craig Young reported the findings that Google Home and Chromecast both allow unauthenticated traffic to the devices, which can return that location’s device.
This privacy gaffe presents a serious threat. Utilizing Google’s comprehensive archive of Wi-Fi network maps all around the world, geolocation can be read without the...Read More
Once again, California and Europe are looking pretty similar on the consumer protection front, but this time around California is outdoing the European Union with a proposed law that is vehemently opposed by lobbyists for the advertising and marketing industries.
REACH may not have been the first time this happened, but it was the most recent. That regulation controlled everyday consumer products and additives that posed health risks to consumers in a wide range of products, from...Read More
Simple tools. Ominous results. Ambitious cyber criminals launched devastating ransomware attacks in 2017, taking in billions of dollars and disrupting businesses around the world.
As ransomware becomes a more lucrative tool for criminals, things could get much worse. Cyber attacks doubled in the first half of 2017 and damage costs are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Since it’s not easy to bounce back from these...Read More
Cyber crime is an unwelcome reality for millions of people in the United Kingdom—one that is creating new opportunities for insurers and brokers, according to the Cyber Research 2018 survey conducted by Insurance Post and sponsored by CyberScout.
Nearly half of survey respondents—49 percent—have been hit with at least one data breach, according to the survey of insurance industry professionals and the general public about cyber. And 46 percent have experienced email hacking. The...Read More