Avast Announces Termination of Data Collection Subsidiary

Adam Levin

Avast will phase out Jumpshot, a subsidiary that sells user browsing data gleaned from its antivirus and security products. . “I The article resulted in a torrent of negative publicity for the company, especially for its promise to deliver data on “every search.

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?

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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

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

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

Security Affairs

Many security experts are warning of the risks of using the popular app, threat actors could be potentially interested in data collected by FaceApp. The post Poland and Lithuania fear that data collected via FaceApp could be misused appeared first on Security Affairs.

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.

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

The Guardian Data Protection

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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

Crapo, Brown probe Facebook over financial data collection

Information Management Resources

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

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.

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

Dark Reading

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

Strong security defense starts with prioritizing, limiting data collection

Information Management Resources

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

Better data collection and management key for digital transformation

Information Management Resources

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

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.

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

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.

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

Information Management Resources

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

Covid-19 Spurs Facial Recognition Tracking, Privacy Fears


Government Privacy Biometrics coronavirus COVID-19 data collection Data Privacy facial recognition GDPR surveillance stateThe coronavirus pandemic is creating a lucrative market for facial recognition manufacturers. But privacy issues need to be top of mind, tech experts warn.

FTC Slams Children?s App Developer for COPPA Violations


Mobile Security Privacy children data privacy children's apps COPPA data collection Data Privacy enforcement action Federal Trade Commission fine FTC HyperBeard regulatoryChildren's app developer HyperBeard must pay $150,000 after the FTC claimed it violated privacy laws.

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Wacom Tablet Data Exfiltration Raises Security Concerns


Wacom stated that its data collection is done only in aggregate -- but that doesn't fix the issues, according to security experts.

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

Information Management Resources

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.

New Bill Proposes NSA Surveillance Reforms


government to collect telephone data from millions of Americans. The newly-introduced bill targets the Patriot Act's Section 215, previously used by the U.S.

Critical Bugs Open Food-Safety Systems to Remote Attacks


The AK-EM 800 software from Danfoss centralizes alarm management, automatic data collection and food-quality reporting.

House Passes Bill Limiting NSA Data Collection

Hunton Privacy

3361 , a bill aimed at limiting the federal government’s ability to collect bulk phone records and increasing transparency regarding decisions by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”). The bill is designed to prohibit the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency, but if it becomes law, the federal government still would have access to individuals’ phone records. On May 22, 2014, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.

Ring Doorbell App for Android Caught Sharing User Data with Facebook, Data-Miners


The Amazon-owned video doorbell uses third-party trackers to serve up rich data to marketers without meaningfully notifying users.

FTC Demands Broadband Providers Reveal Data Handling Practices


The FTC is ordering seven companies - including AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast and more - to outline what data they collect, what they use the data for, and how transparent they're being with consumers. Government Privacy AT&T Comcast data collection Data Privacy FTC internet data ISP isp data collection Sprint T-Mobile

2019 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmark Report


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Digital Transformation in Municipal Government: The Hidden Force Powering Smart Cities


When you think of real-time, data-driven experiences and modern applications to accomplish tasks faster and easier, your local town or city government probably doesn’t come to mind. But municipal government is starting to embrace digital transformation and therefore data governance.

Announcing OpenText Discovery Release 16 EP6

OpenText Information Management

In 2016, OpenText™ acquired Recommind, a pioneer in predictive coding; a year later OpenText acquired Guidance Software, the leader in forensic data collection and developers of EnCase.

Federal District Judge Ruling Casts Cloud Over NSA Data Collection

Hunton Privacy

On December 16, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction barring the federal government from collecting and analyzing metadata related to two consumers’ mobile phone accounts. The court held that the two individual plaintiffs were entitled to a preliminary injunction because they had standing to challenge the government’s data collection practices and were substantially likely to succeed on the merits of their claim.

Consumer Data Privacy Rights: Emerging Tech Blurs Lines


Data privacy is a fundamental right for Americans - but new emerging technologies like drone, IoT and facial recognition are introducing gray areas.

Massive Online Data Collection Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward

Hunton Privacy

s petition to appeal class certification in a litigation related to comScore software that allegedly collected extensive data from consumers’ computers without authorization. The plaintiffs alleged that comScore (an online analytics company) gathered data from consumers’ computers through software that it bundled with third-party software, such as free screensavers, games, music-copying programs and greeting card templates.

AI Advances


AI Business Intelligence Data Extraction artificial intelligence Data collection data harvesting Machine LearningHow Advanced Is Current AI Web Technology? Right now, artificial intelligence (AI) seems like a future technology that is years away from being realized.

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Data Integrations


Data Feeds and Niche Markets As the holidays are in full swing in the US, real-time data and tracking are a constant need to respond to the demands of the consumer markets. Business Intelligence Data collection data harvesting data integration

Collecting Information from the Web: Practical Business Uses and Who’s Doing It


Automating the process of collecting information from the web is a technique that allows companies – large and small – to extract unstructured content from a website or web page into a cleanly structured format. Data extraction or web […].

EFF Talks the Corporate Surveillance of Consumers


The EFF explains how data is being tracked and used on the web and mobile devices, how consumers can protect themselves - and why it's not all bad news. Podcasts Privacy ad tracking amazon Cookies data collection Facebook google mobile Mobile tracking twitter web tracking

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Hanzo CASE STUDY: eDPM Advisory Services

Hanzo Learning Center

In this case study, we explore how Hanzo customer, eDPM Advisory Services helped their customer with preserving, collecting, producing, and presenting information from novel and challenging data sources to strengthen their case.

Match, Tinder Swipe Right For Privacy Red Flags, Say Experts


Analysts at ProPrivacy say the dating apps collect everything from chat content to financial data on their users -- and then they share it. Privacy Web Security Advertising compromising pictures data collection Data sharing financial data iac match.com privacy policies sexts sharing third parties Tinder

5 Lessons from the 2019 State of E-Discovery Report

Hanzo Learning Center

ediscovery social media collection case law data collection collaborationWe’re just past the midpoint of the year, and all across the U.S., people are taking vacations, heading out on road trips, cooling off at the pool, or barbequing with friends and relatives.

Web Data: Inform Business Decisions and Provide Insight


Businesses of all shapes and sizes are leveraging data that they find on the web (aka web data) to inform their decision-making, research or other needs. These external data sources […].