Topic: privacy

Google shares info about upcoming Android Privacy Sandbox Beta

Google has been attempting to provide better ways to protect user privacy while also still providing advertisers with ways to serve relevant content to users. Its solution to reducing third-party tracking is the Privacy Sandbox. Earlier this year, it announced it was bringing Privacy Sandbox to Android and since then it has released a few … continue reading

W3C announced Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 as official web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 is now an official web standard.  The new type of verifiable identifier doesn’t require a centralized registry and it will enable individuals and organizations to take better control of their online information while providing greater security and privacy, according to W3C.  Users will … continue reading

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

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