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LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed – TechCrunch

LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed – TechCrunch Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, …

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Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits – TechCrunch Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy. An update to European Union data protection rules next month …

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Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch Monzy Merza is the chief security evangelist at Splunk. More posts by this contributor The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent …

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Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal – TechCrunch

Australia’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Yesterday Facebook revealed that more users than previously thought could have had their personal information passed to the company back in 2014 — saying as many as 87 million Facebook users could …

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Facebook to exclude US users from some privacy enhancements – TechCrunch

There’s no way to sugarcoat this message: Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg believes North America users of his platform deserve a lower data protection standard than people everywhere else in the world. In a phone interview with Reuters yesterday Mark Zuckerberg declined to commit to universally implementing changes to the platform that …

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Grindr hit with privacy complaint in Europe over sharing user data – TechCrunch

The Norwegian Consumer Council has filed a privacy complaint about Grindr, arguing it’s in breach of national and European data protection laws after it emerged the dating app has been sharing personal information about its users with third parties. As we reported earlier, Norwegian research outfit SINTEF analyzed the app’s traffic and found …

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