Halo and goodbye privacy?

In August Halo was launched by Amazon which is a new wearable device to compete with Apple Watch and Fitbit. The Halo device does not only allow customers to track things like exercise and sleep, as most fitness wearables, but can also track emotional changes by listening to the wearer’s tone of voice and can … Read more

28.000 printers hacked for security awareness

28.000 printers gehackt voor beveiligingsbewustzijn

Cybersecurity experts at CyberNews hijacked close to 28,000 unsecured printers worldwide and forced them to print out a guide on printer security. How to secure a printer? Limit or disable network printing; Secure your printing ports; Use a firewall; Update your printer firmware to the latest version; Change the default password to a strong passphrase. … Read more

Privacy settings for social media?

A number of steps taken can be taken defined by the NCSC UK to keep social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram private. Start by setting your privacy, understand what you leave behind in terms of data, set up two-factor authentication and protect your children.Get them here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/social-media-how-to-use-it-safely

EU pushes Tech Giants towards sharing and pooling data

The European Commission report “European strategy for data” wants to force dominant tech companies to have to open up their troves of data to smaller rivals, as other sectors such as financial services already do. Read more about this topic at: https://www.ft.com/content/a5c7b640-526c-11ea-8841-482eed0038b1

Amazon no baseline encryption on email servers?

Amazon’s email servers, used for direct communication between customers and third-party sellers on the platform, do not allow baseline industry encryption in some cases, breaking security rules under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. A complaint to the German Dataprotection Authority was filed by Non-profit group noyb, led by privacy activist Max Schrems Read … Read more