Dec. 5, 2023 /Security/ — For years, the Government has been trying to force porn companies to verify the age of their users. This year, they finally got what they wanted after passing the Online Safety Act. Continue reading
By Kim Harrisberg | South Africa correspondent
Privacy experts are calling for citizens to be protected from growing surveillance in Africa, following a new report by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the African Digital Rights Network (ADRN).
Their report, “Mapping the supply of surveillance technologies to Africa” focuses on Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Malawi and Zambia importing surveillance tech from countries including the U.S., Britain, China, Israel as well as the EU amounting to more than $1bn every year. Continue reading
Eight out of ten (81%) people participating in a recent study of consumers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) said how a manufacturer protects against cyber-attacks and privacy invasions is important when purchasing a smart home, fitness or medical device. Commissioned by UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, the study of consumer internet of things (IoT) buying habits suggests consumers are increasingly concerned about the security of their connected smart devices. Security is now of the same importance as other factors, like brand value or word-of-mouth recommendations, when making a purchase. Continue reading
There are a number of reasons why mental health apps may have worse privacy than other types of apps.
Mental health apps collect more sensitive data. Mental health apps often collect data about users’ mental health, which is considered to be sensitive information. This data can include information about users’ moods, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Continue reading
April 20, 2023 /Legal/ — If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 2007 and December 2022, you may be eligible to receive a share of a $725 million settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement resolves allegations that Facebook violated the FTC’s privacy law by failing to adequately protect the privacy of its users.