Security

FTC fines GoodRx for unauthorized sharing of health data

In a first-of-its-kind enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data with Facebook, ...

Security

Six parts of your car that gather data on you

You can tell a lot about someone from the car they drive. The data that many vehicles now collect can reveal the patterns of our daily lives and provide insights into our behavior, actions and even our state of mind.

Software

Promoting privacy for camera-based assistive tech

There are significant privacy concerns surrounding the use of smart phones with camera-based assistive technology. The primary concern being that visually impaired users relying on such technology for facial recognition and ...

Telecom

How 'zero-trust' could enable safe data exchange in space

Incidents such as the 2021 Colonial Pipeline hack and ransomware attacks on U.S. colleges and universities illustrate the importance of robust cybersecurity measures that protect the technologies and services that people ...

Consumer & Gadgets

How concerned should you be about AirTags?

I didn't even know what an AirTag was until I attended a cybersecurity talk by Nick Tripp, senior manager of Duke's IT Security Office, but according to Tripp, AirTag technology is "something that the entire Duke community ...

Security

Hive ransomware: modern, efficient business model

The US Justice Department's shutdown Thursday of the Hive ransomware operation—which extorted some $100 million from more than 1,500 victims worldwide—highlights how hacking has become an ultra-efficient, specialized ...

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