WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Millions of people flock to Signal and Telegram as WhatsApp scrambles to assuage users’ concerns. A little more than a week after announcing changes to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is now postponing the enforcement of its new data sharing rules until May 15th. “We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to … More WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after confusion, backlash

Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat. The CES 2021 conference heralds the natural progression of car-spying apps built directly into the car and tied directly to insurance companies. Originally slated to assist drivers in an emergency, the systems … More Car spying – your insurance company is watching you

WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

Many users have until February 8 to accept the new rules – or else lose access to the app. In a major update to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is notifying users in many parts of the world that as of February 8 it will share some of their data with Facebook, the chat app’s … More WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

Medical scans of millions of patients exposed online

Other leaked data included a range of personal information such as names, addresses and personal healthcare information. Over 45 million medical imaging files including x-rays and CT scans have been found sitting on internet-facing unprotected servers and accessible for anyone to view.  The discovery of the leaked data from hospitals and medical centers from around … More Medical scans of millions of patients exposed online

Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak

The cache of data sitting wide open on a server included full names, national ID numbers and credit card data. A wide range of sensitive information of millions of hotel guests has been discovered sitting on an unsecured server and accessible for anyone to view. The data was stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services … More Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak