If you are one of the millions of consumers who use a voice-activated assistant in your home or through your smartphone, your personal data and activity may become more secure due to new data privacy regulations like the European Union’s GDPR and recent privacy-related legislation. Virtual assistants and chatbot tools will now have to tighten […]

In 2012, Facebook was sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for misleading consumers about their privacy. One example of their misleading promises was the extent to which they shared user information. Mobile applications used by one consumer were allowed to access the information of that consumer’s friends even though the friends did not grant […]

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced July 24, 2019, that they have reached a settlement with Facebook, Inc. The social media giant received the largest fine in history for violating consumer privacy and were ordered to pay $5 billion – roughly 20 times the last largest fine of this kind. This comes less two years […]

The internet may be abuzz once again with users sharing images from their FaceApp filters, but security experts are treading carefully. The AI-powered photo editing app, which provides fun filters to enhance your pictures of your face, became a viral sensation when it launched in 2017. When it first became popular, FaceApp had a fairly […]

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Pucker up for a selfie and set your Snapchat filter with dog ears – it is World Social Media Day! If we divide tech users into two groups, the casual account holders and the social media fanatics, this event can mean very different things. The casual user might see social media as a necessary evil, […]

If you are traveling and plan to rent a car, there is a very specific privacy pitfall threatening you. Rental car companies have begun offering premium features in their fleets of vehicles, including things like Bluetooth sound systems, on-board GPS navigation and infotainment devices for everything from playing music to showing movies. The upgraded technologies […]

What is on your agenda for today? Go ahead and pencil in changing your Facebook passwords. This item does not need to be near the very top of the list, but it is certainly a good idea to put it on there and follow through. According to a report by KrebsonSecurity and a follow-up announcement […]

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. Many of today’s tech users have never navigated an online world where they weren’t constantly asked to provide personal details about themselves for everything from booking a doctor’s appointment to buying a new shirt. Too […]