UK threatens Clearview AI with nearly $23M fine over its facial recognition tech

Regulators say the company committed "alleged serious breaches" of the nation's data protection laws.

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Robinhood breach exposed information on 7 million people

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

The company said it doesn't believe Social Security or bank account numbers were accessed.

Spyware providers are flocking to international arms fairs to sell to NATO foes

by Tonya Riley • 3 weeks ago

The report shows that the problem goes well beyond NSO Group.

Commerce Department blacklists controversial spyware company NSO Group

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

Candiru and Russia-based Positive Technologies were also included in the announcement.

Facebook kills its facial recognition system, citing 'societal concerns,' uncertain rules from regulators

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

In shutting down the program, the company cited a lack of guidance from federal regulators.

FTC wants to know when financial data is compromised, will require encryption

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The agency also tightened security requirements for financial institutions.

Facebook files suit against Ukrainian man who allegedly scraped data about 178 million users

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The case is the latest salvo in an ongoing legal dispute between tech companies and outsiders who gather accessible information.

A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

"The long-term consequences — the damages to our democracy and institutions — of 2020 are far from certain," the report reads.

Stolen Twitch source code, creator payment data revealed in apparent data leak

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Momentum builds to strengthen FTC's role as privacy enforcer, though hurdles remain

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

The agency is poised for a reboot.