Topic: privacy

Internet Privacy and User Protection

There are many facets of internet privacy that must come together in order to provide the best possible protection for users, and it all starts with each application and platform doing their part. According to Curtis Simpson, chief information security officer at the cybersecurity platform  provider Armis, the way organizations protect their users comes down … continue reading

Google open sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption transpiler

Google has announced that it is open sourcing a transpiler for Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). According to the company, FHE will allow developers to work on encrypted data without being able to access personally identifiable information. FHE allows encrypted data to be transported across the Internet to a server and get processed without being decrypted. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Creatio version 7.18, Android privacy updates, and the future of IE

The updated version of Creatio’s low-code platform for process automation and CRM includes a full cycle of process management, an accelerated time to market for new applications and more.  The platform’s updated low-code and developer tools enable users to build apps and processes faster with an improved UI and platform enhancements for external file data … continue reading

Guest View: How compliance fits into DevOps

As security and privacy grow in importance, regulatory compliance is becoming an increasing priority for most businesses. But let’s just say it: compliance audits are not fun.  That’s especially true when it comes to engineering and development teams, who are tasked with gathering all of the relevant data – in other words, evidence – needed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sauce Labs’ new shift-left capabilities, Nintex Workflow Cloud launched, CircleCI privacy enhancements

Sauce Labs announced new shift-left capabilities such as new end-to-end visual testing as well as Sauce Testrunner, which supports a host of developer-preferred test frameworks such as Cypress, Playwright, and TestCafe.  “Successful testing in the DevOps era is about giving developers the optionality and flexibility to work within the frameworks with which they’re most comfortable, … continue reading

premium Online privacy: The realpolitik of browser wars and the future

I started collecting my thoughts on this topic at the start of 2020, a time just a short while and a whole era ago. Matters of heated discussion back then made way for whole other concerns, but as you know firsthand – more and more of our daily lives is getting online, ensuring that the … continue reading

Android 11 now available with a focus on people, control and privacy

Android 11 was released this week with three primary themes: a focus on controls to let users get to and control all of their smart devices, increased privacy, and a people-centric approach to communication.  The release also includes new features for developers such as conversation notifications, device and media controls, one-time permissions, enhanced 5G support, … continue reading

Microsoft and Harvard collaborate on differential privacy

Microsoft and the OpenDP Initiative at Harvard have collaborated on a new platform that will offer differential privacy for large datasets. Differential privacy allows researchers to analyze datasets without having important data withheld, while also preserving the privacy of that data, according to Microsoft.  “Differential privacy, the heart of today’s landmark milestone, was invented at … continue reading

Android 11 beta now available

Android 11 Beta is now available for early adopters and developers, offering new ways to connect devices and media and significantly improving privacy settings.  “You can now quickly access and control your smart devices in one place by long pressing on the power button,” Dave Burke, vice president of Android engineering, wrote in a post. … continue reading

Trust over IP Foundation launched to tackle digital trust

The Linux Foundation has announced a cross-industry coalition called the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation. ToIP was launched to enhance universal security and privacy protocols for consumers and businesses within the government, nonprofits and private sectors, and across finance, health care, and enterprise software. As businesses struggle to protect and manage digital assets and data, … continue reading

premium Facebook now gives users control over off-Facebook activity

Facebook is attempting to be more transparent over the user data it possesses. Under intense public scrutiny this past year, the company has made a number of updates related to data privacy, including privacy checks, alerts for third-party logins, and the ability for users to have more control over off-Facebook activity. According to Facebook, off-Facebook … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook fined again for Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google’s privacy commitment and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4 preview 4

Brazil fined Facebook $1.6 million for their role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The country’s justice ministry said that the fines are tied to unlawful sharing of data from its users in Brazil. “It’s evident that the data of about 443,000 users of the platform were made available by the developers of the app ‘thisisyourdigitallife’ … continue reading

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