Facebook accused of "standing idly by" while Aleksandr Kogan raided user accounts through a quiz app and shared the information with Cambridge Analytica and "made only the weakest attempts to prevent further access to this data.
Airbnb is notifying its users in China that the company will share guest's information with authorities to comply with national laws and regulations.
The memo penned by Andrew "Boz" Bosworth surfaced as the social media company is trying to restore user trust after Cambridge Analytica harvested data from the Facebook accounts of 50 million Americans without their consent.
Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of data on 50 million Americans and its support for the Brexit campaign have prompted internal and external probes of both Facebook and the data analytics firm.
The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating the manner in which data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested millions of Facebook profiles and analysed them for political purposes and to target voters during Brexit.
Israel-based Cellebrite reportedly privately announced the capability to subvert the security of iOS 11 enabled devices including the latest iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPod touch.
We are seeing a shift in people's perception of how their personal data is collected, stored and used. Large-scale data breaches have raised the level of awareness in the general public, and shone a light on the role of data aggregators.
An easy-to-exploit bug has left Tinder accounts and private chats exposed to hackers, revealed a researcher this week.
Tips on keeping businesses safe this Valentine's day - treat online approaches as you would in 'real life' - with caution.
Data controllers and processors are required to carefully think about the ways to effectively secure personal data and take all necessary steps in this respect to prevent possible infringements of the Regulation.
With just under four months to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, the European Commission (EC) published guidance last wee, meant to help organisations apply the new rules to their businesses.
Many organisations have been investing in resources and processes to meet GDPR standards ahead of the May deadline according to Cisco's first Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study.
Vulnerabilities in the group communication protocols of three encrypted messaging apps - WhatsApp, Signal, and Threema - could allow attackers to willfully subvert their integrity and confidentiality.
To be known as PESCO, the body will allow member states to jointly develop military capabilities, invest in shared projects and enhance their respective armed forces.
Hackers are taking advantage of poorly secured systems at schools in the UK, nicking identifying data, typically through phishing attacks, that they could use to target parents with fake invoices and other means of cyber-crime.
US security professionals value their personally identifiable information more than twice as much as their UK counterparts, according to a new report.
The individual, or people, behind the BrickerBot malware attacks have decided to hang up their mouse and keyboard after claiming to have locked more than 10 million supposedly unsecure Internet of Things devices.
"Wearables are being adopted by the healthcare industry but data privacy concerns need to be addressed"
If we are to take advantage of the opportunities offered by wearables in healthcare, safeguarding of personal and sensitive data must be a prime concern, with features to support privacy and protection against misuse of data.
The second draft of the update to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology's cyber-security framework, NIST 1.1, may prove to be more impactful than the original version released in 2013.
After the developer of virtual keyboard app Ai.Type left a 577GB Mongo-hosted database unsecured, personal data on more than 31 million customers was exposed to anyone who has an internet connection.
Mozilla released a security update to address critical vulnerabilities in Firefox 57 which could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
A former NSA employee pleaded guilty to taking classified national defence information that was later stolen by Russian spies.
UK shipping giant Clarksons has beenhit by hackers who were successful in stealing sensitive and confidential data which may soon be leaked due to Clarksons' refusal to pay the ransom demanded by the hackers.
Supermarket chain Morrison's was found liable, in a first of its kind data leak class action suit, for the actions of a former employee who stole the data on thousands of his co-workers and posted it online.
'An individual has no reasonable expectation of privacy in information voluntarily disclosed' is the premise being taken to the US Supreme Court Wednesday, to clarify if law enforcement must obtain warrants to access wireless data
There has been speculation about the impact of incoming GDPR on government schemes that monitise the data of citizens given to them for the delivery of a service, which is then sold on without the data owner's consent.
We now see 'weaponisation' of personal data against civilian groups largely indifferent to observation; as we live our lives online, criminal methods get easier, and rewards greater, cyber-crime is getting organised warns Peter Groucutt.
Developers leave API credentials in applications built on Twilio telephony platform allowing phone call eavesdropping.
The FBI hasn't yet broken the phone belonging to a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Texas church, killing 26 and wounding 24.
Statisticians at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have been tracking the movements of thousands of people, albeit anonymised, in an experiment' with Vodaphone that could replace census questions in England and Wales.