FTC threatens fines for health apps that fail to report compromised data

The consumer protection agency clarified a 2009 rule meant to help Americans understand when their data is shared improperly.

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Civil liberties groups pressure White House to fill surveillance oversight board

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Civil rights groups say the shotage at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is leaving surveillance abuses unchecked.

Under fire from privacy advocates, Apple delays controversial photo scanning plan

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The company said it plans to make improvements to the controversial features.

WhatsApp hit with $267 million GDPR fine for bungling user privacy disclosure

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Facebook is appealing the decision.

FTC proposes first stalkerware ban, promises to toughen stance on abusive apps

by Tonya Riley • 3 weeks ago

It's the agency's biggest crackdown to date.

Researchers show how to tamper with medication in popular infusion pumps using software flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The research illustrates the challenge of securing devices conceived decades ago from 21st-century digital threats.

Facebook, other platforms scramble to secure user accounts in Afghanistan

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

They're still struggling to moderate the Taliban's presence on their platforms, however.

BlackBerry's popular operating system for medical devices affected by critical vulnerabilities, drawing fed warnings

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The disclosure expands the number of devices that could be at risk due to the "BadAlloc" flaw.

SEC, education company Pearson settle charges over 2018 security incident for $1 million

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

The company misled both the SEC and the public about the incident, the agency said.

UN experts join growing calls for moratorium on surveillance technology

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The call follows mounting evidence of surveillance technology being used in human rights abuses.

NSA watchdog to review agency's actions following Tucker Carlson spying allegations

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The probe will delight Republicans.