Facial recognition technology banned in another US city

In a move lauded by privacy advocates, Boston joins the ranks of cities that have voted down the municipal use of the technology. Boston has become the second-largest city in the world after San Francisco to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and city agencies. The ordinance was passed unanimously on Wednesday and bars … More Facial recognition technology banned in another US city

Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

And many of them didn’t receive any new security training or tools from their employer to properly secure the devices, a study finds. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging around the world, many companies have had to switch to a work-from-home policy to keep their employees safe. The rush to remote work didn’t come without risks; … More Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

Cyberbullying: Adults can be victims too

Cyberbullying can happen to anyone, at any time – and at any age. How can adults deal with various forms of online abuse and harassment? Whenever cyberbullying is mentioned, our minds usually associate the topic with children or teenagers. Much has been said about cyberbullying by psychologists, organizations, public figures, as well as other concerned … More Cyberbullying: Adults can be victims too

Vast hack‑for‑hire scheme targeted thousands of people, organizations

An obscure Indian company operated a scheme targeting non-profits, banks, politicians and journalists all over the world, a report says. A hack-for-hire group targeted thousands of people and hundreds of organizations across six continents for several years, according to a report by Citizen Lab. The internet watchdog, based at the University at Toronto, tied the ring, … More Vast hack‑for‑hire scheme targeted thousands of people, organizations

ESET removes Social Media Scanner from product portfolio due to restrictions on third-party API applications

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has removed the ESET Social Media Scanner from its product portfolio. The API-based application was initially designed to protect users from malicious content distributed through Facebook, Twitter and VKontakte and sat alongside ESET’s software solutions. Due to increased restrictions on third-party API applications, the removal of Facebook protection and … More ESET removes Social Media Scanner from product portfolio due to restrictions on third-party API applications