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
If the reports are accurate, a Florida-based marketing and data company exposed sensitive personal data belonging to 340 million records. The gravity of the situation is yet to be confirmed or even discussed by Exactis, but the leak is estimated to include 230 million consumers and 110 million businesses.
If confirmed, this breach involves basically everyone in the United States.
Compromised information includes phone numbers, addresses and personal characteristics such as...Read More
Event ticketing giant Ticketmaster UK experienced an ongoing data breach affecting 40,000 people over the last several months, many of whom have since fallen victim to scams.
The breach was disclosed by the company on June 23, and included a full range of customer information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, payment data, logins and passwords.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
A data privacy scandal of far greater magnitude than Cambridge Analytica was reported this month, and while it gets worse with each new emerging detail, it’s getting nowhere near the same coverage.
As reported by Slate, the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) have been tracking each...Read More