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April 19, 2018

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes

A must read story from techcrunch.com guides on the nee GDPR privacy changes.  

Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes.

They ask users review how Facebook uses data around the web to target you with ads, sensitive profile info they share, and facial recognition But with a design the encourages rapidly hitting the “Agree” button, a lack of granular controls, a laughably cheatable parental consent request for teens, and an aesthetic overhaul of Download Your Information that doesn’t make it any easier to switch social networks, Facebook shows it’s still [...]

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April 18, 2018

IKEA’s ‘Task Rabbit’ service hit by data breach

Now hackers have access to my “tasks”.

Today I came across this story about the Task Rabbit system being compromised. We have to be vigilant with our own personal data. Learn more below about the breach.that proposes

ST. LOUIS, MO — Another company is dealing with a data breach. On-demand, errand service Task Rabbit has taken its website and app offline as it investigates a cyber-security incident.

The company says that if you have a Task Rabbit account to change your password immediately. Task Rabbit is not revealing what info was breached or how many people are affected.

The company was acquired by IKEA last year [...]

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April 12, 2018

Survey: 38% of hackers said they could find the healthcare data they sought in less than an hour

How to find out if your healthcare date is safe

 

While many cybersecurity reports examine the issue from the perspective of IT experts. But a new survey from software company Nuix looked at it from another view: that of the hacker.

And the results are pretty terrifying: 38 percent of surveyed hackers said they could find the healthcare data they sought in less than one hour.

The respondents also saw hospitals and healthcare providers as particularly soft targets. The sports and entertainment, retail and hospitality industries also seem to be easy prey.

A total of 112 hackers participated in the survey. Respondents completed a survey [...]

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April 12, 2018

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Cloudflare's adds faster and secure DNS service

Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare claims it will be “the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service.” While OpenDNS and Google DNS both exist, Cloudflare is focusing heavily on the privacy aspect of its own DNS service with a promise to wipe all logs of DNS queries within 24 hours.

This isn’t the first time Cloudflare has helped the web with services. The web optimization [...]

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