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Gmail Privacy and Security Get Ruggedized April 26, Google has rolled out a number of new features designed to make its G Suite collaboration and productivity apps more efficient and safer to use. It will take a few months to build the tool, Facebook said. Facebook and Google have no intention of providing users with an actual choice, the NCC has claimed. The fitness app, Polar Flow, publicized more data about its users in a more accessible way than comparable apps, investigators found. Facebook Rolls Out European-Style Privacy Protections April 19, Facebook has unveiled a comprehensive series of privacy enhancements designed to extend protections required by the European Union's GDPR to all of the social media company's users around the world. On March 2, , Yahoo!

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The practices nudged users toward accepting privacy options that favored the tech companies rather than themselves, the NCC found. Facebook and Google have no intention of providing users with an actual choice, the NCC has claimed. Apple plans to equip iOS 12 with USB Restricted Mode, which requires users to unlock their iPhone with their passcode before USB accessories can connect if the phone last was unlocked more than an hour earlier.

The company included this feature in the developer versions of iOS Health services vendors have been partnering with various organizations to gain a foothold in the cloud and to test out their solutions. One of the cloud's major selling points is security -- but it is not as safe as it's made out to be.

Cisco has reduced the poaching of endangered rhinos in Africa by a whopping 96 percent. This success comes at a time when kids appear to be increasingly at risk from rogue school shooters and the United States government seems deadlocked on gun control. The focus of Cisco's tech is on catching the poachers who kill around 1, endangered rhinos a year, rather than on taking away their guns. Providers have strongly objected to releasing customer information residing outside the U.

The providers noted a potential "staggering" loss of international customers. Several countries -- including the United States, France and Germany -- have pointed a finger at Russia for meddling in their elections. Russia used social media as a big part of that effort. Facebook has been scrambling to win back the public's trust since the Russia and Cambridge Analytica scandal.

However, it's not clear what exactly hostile nation states have been up to on social media. By injecting malicious snippets of text into encrypted messages, attackers can use the flaw to make the email client exfiltrate decrypted copies of the emails, explained the authors, a team of researchers from three European universities.

That's the opportunity that we have. It's in some sense endless," he added. Facebook plans to offer members a tool that to prevent tracking of their online activity outside the network. The Clear History feature will allow users to see which websites and applications send Facebook information when they use them, delete the data and prevent Facebook from collecting and storing it in the future. It will take a few months to build the tool, Facebook said. Fitbit and Google on Monday announced a new partnership on healthcare.

Fitbit will develop consumer and enterprise health solutions that will use Google's new Cloud Healthcare application programming interface. Fitbit also will move to the Google Cloud Platform to innovate and advance its products and services. Fitbit will leverage Google Cloud's infrastructure and security features. I spent a day with BlackBerry last week and it brought back memories of how Apple displaced the company around a decade ago.

I, like a lot of folks, thought what Apple was attempting was impossible. However, after the fact, it didn't even look difficult. BlackBerry largely has completed its pivot to software and services, but a wave of new phones from its partners suggests new possibilities. Google has rolled out a number of new features designed to make its G Suite collaboration and productivity apps more efficient and safer to use.

G Suite currently has more than 4 million paying business customers. The updates include a new design, enhanced security and AI components, and better integration of G Suite apps -- including Gmail, which is getting a brand new look. Amazon could bring a home robot to market as early as Codenamed "Vesta," after the Roman goddess of home and family, the project is several years old, but hiring for it recently has ramped up with an eye toward placing prototypes in employees' homes this year. The robot could be a mobile smart speaker.

Some versions of the product apparently have cameras and computer vision software. Facebook has unveiled a comprehensive series of privacy enhancements designed to extend protections required by the European Union's GDPR to all of the social media company's users around the world. The updates, which include major changes to the company's terms and data policies, fulfill promises CEO Mark Zuckerberg made to House and Senate members in Washington D.

After I considered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Senate and House committee hearings last week, it became very clear to me -- and I expect many in Congress -- that social media companies need to be regulated. However, I think this is only a step in the path that governments -- and I do mean more than the U. Mozilla has launched the first full edition of its Internet Health Report.

The report is "an open source effort to explore the state of human life on the Internet," said Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman. It consists of research and analysis about the Internet compiled by researchers, engineers, data scientists, policy analysts and artists in Mozilla's extended community.

Following two days of often contentious exchanges between members of Congress and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the focus in Washington and Silicon Valley has shifted from how Facebook plans to change its data practices to how to implement some of those plans.

The company already has taken steps to give its 2 billion monthly active users more control over their data. His appearance followed an intense session with two Senate Committees a day earlier.

Some members of the House committee questioned whether Facebook tracked users offline. Some blasted what they claimed were repeated instances of censorship.

Most Popular Newsletters News Alerts. What do you think of commercial spaceflight? It's the best hope for advancing space exploration. It's little more than a hobby for billionaires. In , EPIC will work to protect democratic institutions, promote algorithmic transparency, and defend the right to privacy.

We need your support. Please donate to EPIC today. Hemisphere is a massive call records database made available to government agents by the nation's largest telecommunication company.

EPIC previously argued that the names of other agencies with access to Hemisphere records should be released. EPIC filed an amicus brief in the Carpenter case. September 18, Share: In the complaint, EPIC explains that timely release of these records is now essential to assess Kavanaugh's role in the White House surveillance programs. In Senate testimony, Kavanaugh claimed that he knew nothing about these programs, but documents indicate that he drafted President Bush's speech on the Patriot Act, communicated with John Yoo, the architect of the warrantless surveillance program, and defended suspicionless surveillance of the American public.

Starting next week, consumers will be able to "freeze" their credit reports at no cost. A credit freeze restricts public access to a consumer's credit report, making it much more difficult for identity thieves to open fraudulent accounts.


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