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July 30, 2019
Siri

Consumer audio recorded by Apple’s Siri platform has been shared with external contractors.

A whistleblower working as a contractor revealed that the company’s digital voice assistant software records audio collected by consumer devices–including iPhones, Apple Watches, and HomePods–and shares it with external contractors. The recordings...

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July 29, 2019
Capital One Breach

A software engineer in Seattle was able to hack into the records of a total of 100 million Capital One customers. According to reports, Paige A. Thompson tried to share the information with members of an online chat group. She was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. 

"This news proves once again there’s...

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July 26, 2019
Privacy law

The whole "Privacy is dead/Long live privacy" jam is alive and well, and increasingly consumers know whodunit. A quick look at recent stock values of Google, Facebook, and Amazon (among many others that offer "free" products and services for consumer data) tells the tale best. But there is another side of the story--one that involves...

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July 25, 2019
NSA Cybersecurity

The U.S. National Security Agency announced the formation of a new Cybersecurity Directorate earlier this week.

Effective October 1, the directorate’a mission is will be the creation of a “major organization that unifies NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyber defense missions,” according to the agency’s website. It will be led by Anne...

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July 25, 2019
Facebook

If ever the shrug emoji belonged in a blog post, today is the day. The tech giant reached a $5 billion settlement for misrepresenting the way it handles user privacy, the SEC fined it $100 million for misleading investors about the risks associated with the misuse of user information, and, still later in the day, Facebook admitted that it was...

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July 22, 2019
Equifax fine

Equifax has reached a settlement for the 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and personal information of nearly 150 million people.

The proposed deal with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys representing 48 states would cost the company a maximum of $700...

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