WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Your account won’t be deleted, but here’s what you may want to be aware of if not even repeated reminders to accept the new policy do the trick. WhatsApp users have several weeks to accept the app’s updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service that require sharing data with Facebook or else they’ll have some of the app’s key … More WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Hackers leak stolen COVID‑19 vaccine documents

The documents related to COVID-19 vaccine and medications were stolen from the EU’s medicines agency last month. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which evaluates and approves medicines for the European Union (EU), has disclosed that cybercriminals have posted online a portion of the documents that are related to COVID-19 vaccines and were stolen in a … More Hackers leak stolen COVID‑19 vaccine documents

European Cybersecurity Month 2020: Cyber skills for a digitalized world

While digitalization has long been on the global agenda, it has never accelerated so quickly since WHO’s declaration of a coronavirus pandemic. By mandate, work, education, leisure and entertainment have all been driven online, along with nearly every other aspect of everyday life. In many ways, this has made some activities far more accessible, allowing … More European Cybersecurity Month 2020: Cyber skills for a digitalized world

Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

Has the landmark law helped build a culture of privacy in organizations and have consumers become more wary of sharing their personal data? “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds” – John Perry Barlow, EFF (July 1992). Any individual who has the slightest engagement in the … More Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds