Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches | Coronavirus

Ministers have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact tracing in England and Wales, uses technology built by the Silicon Valley companies to track interactions between users with their bluetooth signals Continue Reading

UK social media influencers warned over ad rules breaches | Advertising Standards Authority- Tempemail

The UK advertising watchdog has warned social media influencers that they face being named and shamed, after a spot check of posts found widespread flouting of advertising rules. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) monitored the Instagram accounts of 122 UK-based influencers over a three-week period last September, which involved assessing Continue Reading

Extortion Gang Breaches Cybersecurity Firm Qualys Using Accellion Exploit – Tempemail

Enterprise cloud security firm Qualys has become the latest victim to join a long list of entities to have suffered a data breach after zero-day vulnerabilities in its Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) server were exploited to steal sensitive business documents. As proof of access to the data, the cybercriminals Continue Reading

Why do companies fail to stop breaches despite soaring IT security investment? – Tempemail

Let’s first take a look back at 2020! Adding to the list of difficulties that surfaced last year, 2020 was also grim for personal data protection, as it has marked a new record number of leaked credentials and PI data. A whopping 20 billion records were stolen in a single Continue Reading

5 Cybersecurity Breaches and How to Prevent Them – Tempemail

Threat actors have ramped up their attempts to pollute the IT networks of hospitals with ransomware even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to the recent findings of INTERPOL. The adverse outcome of such an incursion is not restricted to data damage or monetary damages to the organization. It also hinders Continue Reading

Coronavirus app: will Australians trust a government with a history of tech fails and data breaches? | Australia news

The federal government is attempting to convince Australians it can be trusted to handle personal data collected by the coronavirus contact tracing app. But it’s an uphill battle due to a long history of secrecy and failures to live up to promises on security and privacy of Australians’ data. Governments Continue Reading

Disney+ breaches 50 million subscribers in just five months- Tempemail

Following its European and India launch last month, Disney+ has now surpassed 50 million subscribers, with the streaming service poised to expand throughout Western Europe, Japan and all of Latin America by the end of the year. Smashing expectations, Disney+ is not far off its stated 2024 goal of drawing Continue Reading

Twitter drops Grindr from ad network over ‘GDPR breaches’ | Technology

Twitter has suspended Grindr from its ad platform after a study claimed the dating app was passing significant amounts of private information to advertisers without explicit consent from users. The study, carried out by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), found that the online advertising industry was “systematically breaking the law”, Continue Reading