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  • The Next Big Anti-Tech Backlash Is Just Beginning | Vanity Fair

    Privacy The Next Big Anti-Tech Backlash Is Just Beginning In the wake of G.D.P.R., European tech companies could be headed for yet another privacy nightmare—one that could serve as a model for the United States.     react-text: 220 /react-text By Gavin Roberts/PC Plus Magazine/Getty Images. Last week, dozens of American-based media and Internet companies went dark for 500 million citizens of the European Union. The culprit? The E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (known as G.D.P.R.), which forces companies to…

  • Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It? – The New York Times

    SAN FRANCISCO — In July 2014, a team of four Swedish and Polish researchers began using an automated program to better understand what people posted on Facebook. The program, known as a “scraper,” let the researchers log every comment and interaction from 160 public Facebook pages for nearly two years. By May 2016, they had amassed enough information to track how 368 million Facebook members behaved on the social network. It is one of the largest known sets of user…

  • Tech sector fears fallout from Microsoft data privacy case

    Some in the tech sector look at Microsoft as a savior these days, fending off possible government intrusion on privacy. A lawyer representing Microsoft went before the Supreme Court Tuesday and helped justices decipher the mysteries of the internet and how data is retrieved around the world in a case involving Microsoft and a data center it owns in Europe. At stake in the case is whether the government can compel Microsoft to turn over the email of a suspected…

  • Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

    close story-meta Photo Facebook’s London office. The social network has not rolled out certain products in Europe because they may violate the region’s privacy laws. Credit Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and Google Docs. Amazon recently began improving the data encryption on its cloud storage service and simplified an agreement…

  • How data-over-sound is securing the future of the IoT

    We live in a world where everything is connected and, in turn, depends on being connected. Our businesses, our homes and our cities are intricately linked by the growth of IoT. And, increasingly, our children’s educational and play lives are also becoming more digitally-immersive. But, at what security risk? Stories about the threat and the potential fallout of cyber attacks on IoT and connected devices are increasingly hitting the headlines in the mainstream press. This is particularly the case when…

  • Cybersecurity: 3 Steps to Keep Your Data Safe in the Cloud

    react-text: 234 For consumers, the cloud is a big blessing: It lets them store huge amounts of information—music, messages, photos and so on—at little or no cost. Thanks to a wide array of services, it’s possible to squirrel away as much digital data as you like without buying extra equipment like hard drives or memory sticks. /react-text react-text: 236 The cloud, in this sense, is like a big free storage locker — but one that poses a special security danger….

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