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Google uses human reviewers to listen to Home assistant recordings, investigation reveals

Published on: 15 Jul 2019

An investigation into Google’s practices for storing and analyzing audio files recorded via Google Home smart speakers has revealed that the tech giant hires people to systematically listen to recordings with the purpose of improving the technology.

Marriott faces £99.2 million fine after hack exposed 393 million hotel guest records

Published on: 11 Jul 2019

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) has announced its intention to fine the US hotel group Marriott International £99.2 million (US $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the personal details of hundreds of millions of guests.

GDPR Bares Its Fangs: €315 Million in Penalties over Just Three Days

Published on: 11 Jul 2019

In only three days, businesses big and small with customers in the European Union have been told to cough up a cumulated €315 million in penalties after failing to comply with the GDPR rulebook.

Chinese Border Patrol Installs High Tech Surveillance on Travelers’ Phones

Published on: 9 Jul 2019

China’s border patrol has reportedly been installing surveillance software on border crossers’ phones without their knowledge, according to an investigation by the Guardian, The New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung. The software, the investigation claims, tracks travelers’ movement and secretly collects emails, texts, contacts and other phone information.

Hackers are exploiting old Microsoft Outlook bug. Make sure you’re patched!

Published on: 5 Jul 2019

US Cyber Command has issued a warning about an unnamed foreign country’s attempt to spread malware through the exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook.

Italian Regulator Fines Facebook €1 million in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Published on: 3 Jul 2019

Fines don’t stop rolling when Facebook is involved. Italy’s data protection watchdog, Il Garante per la protezione dei dati, has just hit the tech company with a €1 million fine for mishandling user data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Fortune 100 passwords, email archives, and corporate secrets left exposed on unsecured Amazon S3 server

Published on: 2 Jul 2019

Some of the world's biggest companies have had 750GB worth of their innermost secrets revealed on unsecured Amazon S3 buckets, available for anybody to download - no password required. The startling revelation came from researchers at UpGuard...

Yikes! WeTransfer sends users’ files to the wrong people, says it doesn’t know what happened

Published on: 27 Jun 2019

In the most embarrassing security incident so far in 2019, file sharing service WeTransfer has sent users’ files to the wrong inboxes for at least a full day last week. Worse still, the company says it can’t figure out what happened. WeTransfer...

Millions of Dell PCs vulnerable to attack, due to a flaw in bundled system-health software

Published on: 26 Jun 2019

Millions of Dell PCs and laptops running Windows are vulnerable to attack via a high severity security hole, that could be exploited by malicious hackers to hijack control over devices.

City of Riviera Beach, Florida Pays Ransom to Regain Access to Encrypted Files

Published on: 24 Jun 2019

Ransomware attacks are intensely targeting local governments around the US, shutting down their systems. And most of the government appear to ignore the FBI’s warning against giving in to hacker demands. With a population of only...