US Passes Law Requiring Better Cybercrime Data Collection

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DOJ, FBI Tasked With Compiling Detailed Stats, Developing Taxonomy to Sort Data U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into the law the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act, which aims to improve data collection on cybercrimes.

Secret CIA Data Collection Program

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Two US Senators claim that the CIA has been running an unregulated — and almost certainly illegal — mass surveillance program on Americans. The senator’s statement. Some declassified information from the CIA. No real details yet


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Technical Woes Hamper California's COVID-19 Data Collection

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Expired Credentials, Server Outage Lead to Inaccurate Tally An expired digital certificate for Quest Diagnostics, a major test provider, and several technology woes temporarily prevented the state of California from receiving timely COVID-19 lab test data, resulting in an inaccurate tally of cases

Modern data collection imperatives in today’s remote reality

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Modern data collection for eDiscovery has always been demanding. While remote activities associated with data collection are nothing … The post Modern data collection imperatives in today’s remote reality appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

The seven critical requirements for modern data collection

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This blog looks at the … The post The seven critical requirements for modern data collection appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Discovery eDiscovery ediscovery modern data collection software

ByteDance agreed to pay $92M in US privacy Settlement for TikTok data collection

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users for illegal data collection. The Chinese firm was accused to have failed to get the users’ consent to collect data in compliance with the Illinois biometric privacy law. ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S.

Biometric Data Collection Demands Scrutiny of Privacy Law

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An IT lawyer digs into the implications of collecting biometric data, why it can't be anonymized, and what nations are doing about it

From data collection to data consumption

IBM Big Data Hub

Not every startup is going to become a world-changing behemoth, but when a small, agile company hits on a truly disruptive idea, it can transform an entire industry

John Oliver on Data Brokers

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John Oliver has an excellent segment on data brokers and surveillance capitalism. Uncategorized data collection national security policy privacy video

Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection

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A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR

Data Collection and Business Intelligence (BI)


Data & Business Intelligence: Connecting The Dots What key data points are you tracking against your buyer personas or go-to-market strategy? Business Intelligence Data Extraction Automated Web Data Collection business intelligence software Competitive Intelligence Price Intelligence

ThreatList: Google’s Advertising Network Dominates Global Data Collection


With DoubleClick, Analytics and AdWords under its belt, Google continues dominating when it comes to global data collection for advertising, a new report found. Most Recent ThreatLists Privacy Adsense Advertising advertising network AdWords Analytics aol advertising data collection DoubleClick google moat tracking

UN warns of impact of smart borders on refugees: ‘Data collection isn't apolitical’

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89% of Android Users Didn't Consent to Facebook Data Collection

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A new survey shows most Android users did not give Facebook permission to collect their call and text data

Poland and Lithuania fear that data collected via FaceApp could be misused

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Many security experts are warning of the risks of using the popular app, threat actors could be potentially interested in data collected by FaceApp. Poland’s digital affairs ministry is investigating into the app and it is evaluating the security risks posed by FaceApp to the personal data of its users. FaceApp CEO Yaroslav Goncharov attempted to reassure privacy advocates by explaining that Russian authorities did not have access to any user data.

The Dark Sides of Modern Cars: Hacking and Data Collection


How features such as infotainment and driver-assist can give others a leg up on car owners. Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security Audi BMW Charlie Miller Chris Valasek driverless vehicles electronic control units smart cars Society of Automotive Engineers

Colorado Passes Consumer Privacy Law

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Uncategorized data collection data protection privacyFirst California. Then Virginia. Now Colorado. Here’s a good comparison of the three states’ laws.

What Happens With the Data Collected by Doorbell Cameras?


The post What Happens With the Data Collected by Doorbell Cameras? Best Practices Ediscovery Security Technology data privacy doorbell camera news reaction technologyappeared first on Zapproved.

Better data collection and management key for digital transformation

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But IT personnel too often feel they lack the skills, technology and bandwidth to create the data-centric foundation needed. Data acquisition Data integration Data transparency Data management Data visualization Data discovery

Questions remain over whether data collected by Covidsafe app could be accessed by US law enforcement

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Strong security defense starts with prioritizing, limiting data collection

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Some businesses hold large volumes of personal data because they believe it’s necessary for comprehensive identity and credential verification, but this practice can be risky. Data security Cyber security Cyber attacks Data privacy GDPR

GCHQ data collection violated human rights, Strasbourg court rules

The Guardian Data Protection

GCHQ Privacy UK security and counter-terrorism UK news Data protection Edward SnowdenUK agency breached right to privacy in programme revealed by Edward Snowden, judges say GCHQ’s methods in carrying out bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights has ruled in a test case judgment.

Data collection leads to discrimination and self-censorship, MPs told

The Guardian Data Protection

Human rights committee launches inquiry into right to privacy and digital revolution Widespread data collection practices lead to self-censorship and discrimination even though most users are not fully aware of how much their privacy is being infringed, a parliamentary committee has been warned. Data protection UK news Technology Human rights

Crapo, Brown probe Facebook over financial data collection

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Mike Crapo and Sherrod Brown are asking Facebook about its consumer financial data collection practices as they consider data privacy legislation. Data privacy Data security Data privacy rules Law and regulation Mike Crapo Sherrod Brown Senate Banking Committee Facebook

ProtonMail Now Keeps IP Logs

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” Uncategorized anonymity courts data collection data protection e-mail privacyAfter being compelled by a Swiss court to monitor IP logs for a particular user, ProtonMail no longer claims that “we do not keep any IP logs.”

German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection

The Guardian Data Protection

User consent will be required before combining WhatsApp and Instagram account data Germany’s anti-monopoly regulator has ordered Facebook not to combine user data from its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook apps without consent, after a major three-year investigation into potentially anti-competitive actions. The federal cartel office announced on Thursday that it would be giving the technology company 12 months to change its data policies.

Commercial Location Data Used to Out Priest

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A Catholic priest was outed through commercially available surveillance data. There is a whole industry devoted to re-identifying anonymized data. Uncategorized cell phones data collection data mining de-anonymization geolocation privacy surveillance

China’s Olympics App Is Horribly Insecure

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MY2022 is fairly straightforward about the types of data it collects from users in its public-facing documents. However, as the app collects a range of highly sensitive medical information, it is unclear with whom or which organization(s) it shares this information.

Interview with the Head of the NSA’s Research Directorate

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There’s a lot of talk about quantum computing, monitoring 5G networks, and the problems of big data: The math department, often in conjunction with the computer science department, helps tackle one of NSA’s most interesting problems: big data.

Are Fake COVID Testing Sites Harvesting Data?

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Speculation centered around data harvesting, but that didn’t make sense because it was far too labor intensive for that and — sorry to break it to you — your data isn’t worth all that much. Uncategorized COVID-19 data collection fraud healthcare

CFPB's Mulvaney to Warren: Breaches justified data-collection halt

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Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney has cited hundreds of confirmed and suspected data breaches as justification for his halting the bureau's data collection activities last month. Law and regulation Compliance Data security Data breaches Mick Mulvaney Elizabeth Warren CFPB

Changes in WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy

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In 2016, WhatsApp gave users a one-time ability to opt out of having account data turned over to Facebook. Some of the data that WhatsApp collects includes: User phone numbers. Diagnostic data collected from app logs.

De-anonymization Story

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The data that resulted in Burrill’s ouster was reportedly obtained through legal means. Carriers were caught in 2018 selling real-time location data to brokers , drawing the ire of Congress. Location data is not anonymous.

Data collection cheat sheet: how Parler, Twitter, Facebook, MeWe’s data policies compare

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CyberNews researchers analyzed data from multiple social platforms like Parler, Twitter, Facebook, MeWe’s to compare data policies. Users would need to read both Triller’s and Quickblox’ privacy policies to get a good idea of how their data is being collected and processed.

TikTok Surreptitiously Collected Android User Data Using Google-Prohibited Tactic


data collection Encryption google mobile apps mobile devices Smartphones tiktok Wall Street JournalApp concealed the practice of gathering device unique identifiers using an added layer of encryption. Government Mobile Security Privacy Android ByteDance Ltd.

Amazon Fires Employee Who Leaked Customer Names, Emails


Breach Privacy amazon amazon data Amazon privacy customer notification data breach data collection Data sharing email address employee fired insider threat law enforcementAmazon notified customers and law enforcement of the insider-threat incident this week.

Facebook Privacy Glitch Gave 5K Developers Access to ‘Expired’ Data


Facebook has fixed a privacy issue that gave developers access to user data long after the 90-day "expiration" date. Facebook Privacy Cambridge analytics Data data collection Data sharing developer expired access Security social media third party app Third party apps

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Yesterday’s collection woes need not be today’s (or tomorrow’s) problem

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Collection is often considered the most technically rigorous and complex phase of eDiscovery—it involves the acquisition of potentially relevant electronically stored information (ESI) from native sources into an eDiscovery platform for investigation or review.

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Web's 'dark patterns' targeted as U.S. senators take aim at tech data collecting

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senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would ban 'manipulative' design features and prompts that let large websites 'trick consumers into handing over their personal data.'. Customer data Data privacy Facebook TwitterTwo U.S.

The TikTok Ban: Security Experts Weigh in on the App’s Risks


Government Malware Mobile Security Privacy app bans censorship China dangers data collection downloads mobile app security security concerns security experts Spying surveillance tik-tokWith no hard evidence of abuse, are bans warranted?

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