Topic: data privacy

Facebook’s Groups API causes data privacy concerns

Facebook wants to avoid another data privacy blunder. The company is quickly trying to address a problem it found with its Groups API access.  Last year, in an effort to better protect users privacy, Facebook removed and restricted a number of developer APIs — Groups API was one of these restricted APIs. Before restrictions were … continue reading

EFF has privacy concerns about Android Q

The upcoming version of the Android operating system is taking a strong focus on privacy, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes it could still do better. Despite Android Q’s efforts to protect users, the EFF says the operating system still favors ad trackers over users.  Android Q’s new privacy features include: user control over … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facing the truth about privacy

Data privacy continues to be a concern as more of our lives are online, but it turns out it’s not only the Internet or hackers you have to worry about. Recent reports have revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency are using state driver’s license databases to fuel their … continue reading

Industry Watch: Beware the dark patterns of privacy

You know how sometimes, when an app requires you to sign in, it will give you the option of signing in via Facebook, or Google mail? And you think, ‘Wow, this is nice of them to make it so convenient for me. I’ll have to send Facebook a card or something to thank them.’ (Well, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facebook’s business model: Radicalization

It’s oh-so-trendy to beat up on Facebook, but there is good reason. The platform collects an enormous amount of data on each of its users, but does not let you control what it collects; nor does it give you any visibility into how it is being used. Your choices are to be on the platform … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Creating a safer Internet

We are living in a world where we are more connected than ever, but that connectivity can leave us vulnerable to attack. We communicate online, we shop online and we trust that our personal and private information will be safe online. However, history has shown that isn’t always the case with even the most prominent … continue reading

Microsoft wants the US to follow the EU and establish new data privacy laws

As the European Union’s General Protection Data Regulation celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend, Microsoft is calling out the US and other nations for not passing their own national legislations. According to Microsoft, no matter how many individual companies pass their own privacy laws on how people interact with and use technology every day, … continue reading

Can blockchain solve data’s privacy problem?

Businesses want data on their customers. Customers want to protect their privacy, and ensure their information isn’t being misused. The General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union and the California Consumer Privacy Act in the United States are making efforts to protect personal data, but is there a better way? A newly released report … continue reading

Data Privacy Day highlights the growing importance of data protection

The importance of data privacy is more evident than ever on today’s National Data Privacy Day, created to raise awareness of privacy and data protection best practices. “As we continually share more data on our connected devices, businesses are collecting and using this personal information more than ever before. Just think about everything we do … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s time for data privacy legislation

Privacy means different things to different people. It’s why some people build walls around their homes, yet others are totally comfortable walking on public beaches in the nude. Data privacy is another animal altogether, and there are varying degrees to what people will accept when it comes to giving up their personal information. People I’ve … continue reading

California Consumer Privacy Act follows in the GDPR’s footsteps

Last May, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, created to give consumers more control over how their data could be used by large companies. Shortly after the GDPR took effect, California approved a new regulation that will be going into effect starting January 1, 2020. In many regards, the California … continue reading

How to prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act

Shortly after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in March, another regulation regarding data privacy has popped up here in the United States: The California Consumer Privacy Act is slated to go into effect starting January 1, 2020. According to the regulation’s website, these are the rights it will provide to … continue reading

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