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EU’s GDPR privacy law led to over $100 million in fines: DLA Piper

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here mixmagic | iStock | Getty Images The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Since its implementation in May 2018,......
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Sextortion scams trick victims into thinking Nest cameras record them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fabrice Lerouge | Getty Images A new form of sextortion scam bilks unsuspecting victims out of money after telling them they’ve been recorded privately on home security cameras. It’s an alarming new version of the old scam where criminals try......
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Why Microsoft, Google and Apple want you to get rid of your passwords

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Passwords are a very serious and expensive security risk. A report by Verizon looked at 2,013 confirmed data breaches and found that 29% of those breaches involved the use of stolen credentials. Another study by the Ponemon Institute and IBM......
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Why companies like Google, Facebook and Uber pay hackers millions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The term “hacker” generally brings to mind a lonesome, hooded figure, operating in the dark, stealing our money or personal information. But the past decade has given us reason to rethink this stereotype. A new type of hacker is on......
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Apple refuses Barr request to unlock Pensacola shooter’s iPhones

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple disputed Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that it has failed to provide law enforcement with “substantive assistance” in unlocking the password-protected iPhones used by the shooting suspect at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, last month, but still refused......
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Amazon says uninstall Honey, which PayPal just paid $4 million for

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Honey co-founders Ryan Hudson and George Ruan. PayPal Amazon has a beef with the start-up PayPal recently acquired, Honey. During the height of the holiday shopping season, the e-commerce giant warned some users that the browser extension could be a......
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TikTok security flaw found that allowed hackers to access accounts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here TikTok logo is seen displayed on a phone screen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images China’s popular video sharing app TikTok......
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US lawmaker seeks intelligence sharing ban with countries using Huawei

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Huawei logo is displayed at a retail store in Beijing, China on May 27, 2019. Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty Images A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that would stop the United States from sharing intelligence with......
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Ring fires creepy employees for looking in on customers’ videos

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Home security company Ring has fired employees for watching in on customers’ videos, according to a new letter from parent company Amazon. “Over the last four years, Ring has received four complaints or inquiries regarding a team member’s......
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FBI and Apple are poised for another privacy disagreement

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Attorney General William Barr, December 10, 2019. Al Drago | Reuters Apple and the FBI are again poised for a disagreement over whether law enforcement should be able to count on tech makers to provide them access to the devices of......
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Tesla Model 3 cars rolls out to customers in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at the site of the company’s manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla will begin delivering its......
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Most people will trade privacy for access to services such as Google, says Box CEO

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Box CEO Aaron Levie’s comments were in response to California’s sweeping data privacy law, which went into effect Wednesday. Under the legislation, people can ask companies to disclose what personal data they collect and the ways in which they use it. Source link: Click here for more...
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State officials are at the core of 2020 election security

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a US Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines of a different......

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