Privacy advocates want the FTC to take on invasive daycare apps

Researchers have found some daycare apps share information such as the number of diaper changes with third-parties without disclosing it.

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Agencies don't know what sensitive data new IT systems collect on Americans, GAO report finds

by Tonya Riley

A rise in federal agency breaches involving personal data highlights the ongoing challenge the U.S. government faces in protecting privacy.

American Airlines discloses data breach

by AJ Vicens, Suzanne Smalley

The news follows a White House meeting with airline and other aviation executives to discuss the cybersecurity threat facing the industry.

Congressional inquiry reveals secret Customs and Border Protection database of U.S. phone records

by Tonya Riley

CBP is conducting warrantless phone searches of up to 10,000 Americans annually and storing details in a government database.

Twitter couldn't detect foreign agents on its own, whistleblower testifies

by Tonya Riley

Whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko said that "if you're not placing foreign agents into Twitter … you're most likely not doing your job."

Patreon security team layoffs cause backlash in creator community

by Tonya Riley

A former Patreon employee told CyberScoop that after the layoffs "there are no qualified security personnel" at the company.

State Department debars ex-NSA cyber mercenaries who aided vast UAE surveillance operation

by Suzanne Smalley

The former intelligence operatives worked in a hacking unit of the cybersecurity firm DarkMatter, which is known for developing spyware.

FTC sues data broker over selling location data that can reveal abortion clinic visits

by Tonya Riley

The lawsuit against Kochava follows a Biden administration request that the agency use its authorities to protect reproductive privacy.

Most top mobile carriers retain geolocation data for two years on average, FCC findings show

by Tonya Riley

Ten of the top 15 mobile carriers offer no way for consumers to opt-out of geolocation data collection, according to responses to the agency.

Senate scrutiny on Twitter heats up after whistleblower complaint

by Tonya Riley

Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko has been called to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next month.

House leaders demand law enforcement agencies provide details on use of private data

by Tonya Riley

Public records and reporting has revealed that federal agencies have spent millions of dollars on contracts with massive data brokers.