Kris Jenner reveals naked video could be leaked in iCloud hack

Kris Jenner is reportedly being blackmailed over a naked video that was stolen from her iCloud and could be released in the public sphere.

Fer O’Neil: Say What? Required contents of notice in data breach notifications

With so many data breaches happening these days, Americans are getting a lot of breach notification letters and emails, but do they deliver useful, readable content, other than a general warning to remain vigilant?

Lenovo apologizes over pre-installed tracking software

Lenovo has issued a public apology, admitting it “messed up badly” by selling laptops with a controversial tracking software pre-installed.

12,000 exposed to possible ID theft after Jeb Bush publishes emails

Possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has has had to retroactively redact over 12,000 personal details from emails published in the name of transparency

Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Here’s how to find out

Law enforcement agencies shouldn’t be above the law.

Find out if the UK’s GCHQ illegally spied on you…

Russia seeks VPN and Tor ban in anonymity clamp down

Russian authorities have indicated that VPNs and online anonymising software Tor could soon be banned for the country’s 143.5 million residents.

Electronic health records and data abuse: it’s about more than medical info

After the Anthem mega-breach, questions abound about possible abuses of medical data. Here is a breakdown that offers some context.

Outlook app blocked by EU parliament over ‘serious security issues’

The Microsoft Outlook app has been banned from use in the EU Parliament, according to emails from the parliament’s IT department, seen by PC World.

WhatsApp privacy is ‘broken,’ reveals proof-of-concept hack

WhatsApp’s privacy settings are “broken” and can be bypassed by downloading a simple bit of software, claims the Dutch developer behind proof-of-concept tool WhatsSpy Public.

UK Government publishes its guidelines for ‘equipment interference’

The British government has released a document outlining the rules that British spy and law enforcement agencies have to follow in their hacking activities, reports The Guardian.

Stop talking in front of Samsung TVs… if you value your privacy

Your internet-enabled Samsung Smart TV could be listening to everything you say, and sharing it with third parties.

Anthem hack could affect 80 million health insurance customers

Anthem Inc. has suffered an attack on its database which is likely to be the biggest data breach ever disclosed by a health insurance company.

Facebook turns 11 – what you need to know, and what do your likes say about you?

Facebook updated its privacy settings at the end of January. As Facebook turns 11 today, here’s what you need to know about the new settings and how they could affect you.

Hacked dating website Topface buys back stolen personal data from hacker

A Russian dating website that had 20 million email addresses stolen last week, has paid the hackers not to sell the information, TechWeek Europe reports.

Are you being tracked? How to spot a tracking app on your phone

Tracking apps and spyware are a genuine risk, and an extremely unpleasant invasion of privacy for many. Here are our tips on how to recognize if you have a tracking app on your phone, and what to do about it.

20 million dating site profiles targeted by hacker

20 million usernames and email addresses for a popular Russian dating website have been leaked, according to Bloomberg. Techworld highlights the targeted website as Topface, which has 91.5 million users. Anti-fraud firm Easy Solutions claimed that of the leaked users, 50 percent were Russian citizens, and 40 percent from the EU. Seven million of the logins

Electronic Frontier Foundation outlines plan to end NSA surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an American civil-liberties group, has revealed its plans to end global mass surveillance, The Inquirer reports.

Data Privacy Day 2015: Respecting privacy, safeguarding data, enabling trust

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international acknowledgment of the importance of privacy in an increasingly data-driven world. The key themes of Data Privacy Day this year are: Respecting privacy, Safeguarding data, Enabling trust.

Edward Snowden doesn’t use an iPhone for privacy reasons

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed he doesn’t use an iPhone for fear of surveillance technology in the smartphone, reports The Independent.

Mobile health IT security challenge: way bigger than HIPAA?

Wearable technology and other health-related devices were big at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. This recorded webinar explains why these and related technologies present big challenges for data privacy and security.

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