Internet

China passes tough new online privacy law

China passed a sweeping privacy law aimed at preventing businesses from collecting sensitive personal data Friday, as the country faces an uptick in internet scams and Beijing targets tech giants hoovering up personal data.

Business

New Chinese law tightens control over company data on users

China is tightening control over information gathered by companies about the public under a law approved Friday by its ceremonial legislature, expanding the ruling Communist Party's crackdown on internet industries.

Security

Data of 40 million plus exposed in latest T-Mobile breach

The names, Social Security numbers and information from driver's licenses or other identification of just over 40 million people who applied for T-Mobile credit were exposed in a recent data breach, the company said Wednesday.

Security

Indiana notifying 750K after COVID-19 tracing data accessed

Indiana health officials said Tuesday they are notifying nearly 750,000 state residents that a cybersecurity company "improperly accessed" their personal data from the state's online COVID-19 contact tracing survey—a description ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Privacy concerns over contact-free QR codes used in restaurants

Diners could be serving up a lot more than just their burger order if they use the contact-free QR codes suddenly available at many restaurants and bars, warns David Choffnes, who studies cybersecurity at Northeastern.

Business

Efforts to curb tech giants

Facebook won a key court case in the US this week, but the US tech industry still faces challenges at home and in the European Union in particular.

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