We all use apps that request all kinds of access to you and your information for their use. The most recent evidence of this phenomenon is an online quiz from VonVon called “What Are Your Most Used Words on Facebook.” But the quiz is a black pit of privacy concerns, and we're jumping right in.
The hacker collective known as Anonymous recently announced that it would be releasing information on the secret membership of white supremacist hate group Ku Klux Klan. The release (or not-release, as it may turn out) of the information reveals a lot about the dangers and temptations of anonymity and hacktivism in the digital age.
As technology becomes a more convenient and critical part of the typical business, the risk of cyber security breaches increases as well. To combat this risk, the modern C-suite must take an active role in keeping the company’s sensitive data as safe and secure as possible.
These days, Facebook hacking is a pretty commonplace activity. Given this, Facebook has released an updated “ Security Checkup ” tool that will prompt all users to review and update their security settings to ensure they’re aware of who’s accessing their accounts and what apps they’ve given permission to utilize their information.
The more you know about your customers, the better you can serve and give them the products they want. In return, the more they trust and become loyal to your brand. But with all the information you gather from your customers to provide one-to-one service and personalized products comes the responsibility to take care of their personal data.
Do you think it’s legal to collect data transmitted over unencrypted WiFi networks? Google does. This month, Google asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an earlier federal appeals court decision that could make it liable for hijacking data from unencrypted WiFi networks in neighborhoods that were part of its Street View program.