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Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines – TechCrunch

Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines – TechCrunch The legal bill for Uber’s 2016 data breach, which affected some 57 million customers, revealing names, email address and phone numbers, has increased by more than a million dollars. Two months ago the ride-hailing giant agreed to pay …

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Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards – TechCrunch

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards – TechCrunch European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised data includes full name, billing address, email address, password, …

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Mozilla adds website breach notifications to Firefox – TechCrunch

Mozilla adds website breach notifications to Firefox – TechCrunch Mozilla is adding a new security feature to its Firefox Quantum web browser that will alert users when they visit a website that has recently reported a data breach. When a Firefox user lands on a website with a breach in …

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Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform – TechCrunch

Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform – TechCrunch Cognigo, a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The round …

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Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch

Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the report, entitled Who knows what about me?, Anne …

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Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch

Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized again people and societies — arguing that the trade in digital data has exploded into a “data industrial complex”. Cook …

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to flag trust and humanity in major privacy speech – TechCrunch

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to flag trust and humanity in major privacy speech – TechCrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to endorse the idea of a “comprehensive federal privacy law” for the U.S. in a keynote speech tomorrow. He will also back Europe’s approach to data protection and privacy …

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Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data – TechCrunch

Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data – TechCrunch Apple has refreshed and expanded its privacy website, a month after its most recent iPhone and Mac launches. You’re not going to see much change from previous years — the privacy pages still state …

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An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch

An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking …

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Sales engagement startup Apollo says its massive contacts database was stolen in a data breach – TechCrunch

Sales engagement startup Apollo says its massive contacts database was stolen in a data breach – TechCrunch Apollo, a sales engagement startup boasting a database of more than 200 million contact records, has been hacked. The YC Combinator-backed company, formerly known as ZenProspect, helps salespeople connect with prospective customers. Using …

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