Data Privacy

Ars Technica

ChatGPT is a data privacy nightmare, and we ought to be concerned

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Within two months of its release it reached 100 million active users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application ever launched. Users are attracted to the tool’s advanced capabilities—and concerned by its potential to cause disruption in various sectors. A much less...

White hat hacker cracked Toyota's supplier portal

Companies hire “white hat” hackers to help identify network weaknesses all the time, generally offering a bounty for any vulnerabilities they find and report. Automakers are no exception, and with the proliferation of connected vehicles with round-the-clock internet access, the security risks have grown just as fast. Toyota recently learned of an issue with its supplier portal, through which a white hat hacker could access email accounts, documents and other confidential information.

Why Switching to a Paid Email Provider Is Better for Online Privacy and Security

Readers like you help support MUO. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read More. Free email services have dominated the market for a long time—Gmail alone has more than one and a half billion active users worldwide. However, many users have switched to or are considering switching to a paid email provider for better security.

Hospitals Sell Your Medical Data to Advertisers. A New Lawsuit Wants to Hold One Accountable.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the 886-bed hospital where I was born in Los Angeles, has a privacy problem. If you head to the Cedars website today you’ll be greeted by six ad trackers and 17 third-party cookies—according to the Markup’s Backlight tool—and, apparently, that’s an improvement. A class action lawsuit filed in California accuses the mega-hospital of sharing patient data with Google, Microsoft, and Meta, owner of Facebook. It’s a reminder that yes, your medical data is for sale.

If You’ve Ever Posted Anything Online, ChatGPT Has Probably Seen It

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Within two months of its release it reached 100 million active users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application ever launched. Users are attracted to the tool’s advanced capabilities – and concerned by its potential to cause disruption in various sectors. A...
MIT Technology Review

Out with the old and in with the “new IT”

For enterprises looking to shift from hardware investments to services and beyond, a change in technology and data infrastructure could be key. One approach is a focus on the “New IT,” a term coined by Lenovo, that features five elements: client, edge and cloud, network, and intelligence to meet business goals.

International security and student safety: Why schools are banning TikTok

From “devious licks” to vandalizing school property, more districts are becoming aware of the dangerous TikTok trends that students can’t get enough of. But there’s more to be worried about than simply social media trends. TikTok can be a massive cybersecurity issue. Several school districts and...

Gadget industry tosses a wrench into 'right to repair' efforts

The "right to repair" movement is having a moment, but roadblocks remain. After Colorado and New York passed new laws last year, legislators in at least 17 states introduced bills this year that would compel manufacturers to provide information and parts for do-it-yourselfers or independent shops to fix devices. But...

WeTransfer Partners with Blockchain Tech Firm Minima

Minima, a new blockchain platform, announced a unique collaboration with WeTransfer, the world’s “most trusted” platform for sharing digital content. Together, the two companies are “deploying non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the Minima network to empower creators all over the world with Digital Rights Management for their intellectual property.”

Initiative seeks to strengthen international cybersecurity

The United States has joined Australia, India, and Japan in initiating the Quad Cyber Challenge, which seeks to improve cybersecurity across the nations. “We are inviting Internet users across the Indo-Pacific and beyond to join the Challenge and pledge to … Read More » The post Initiative seeks to strengthen international cybersecurity appeared first on Homeland Preparedness News.

6clicks Taps GPT-3 to Automate Writing of GRC Controls

6clicks today announced it has integrated its namesake governance, risk and compliance management (GRC) platform with generative AI to make it simpler to create policies. The 6clicks platform is based on an artificial intelligence (AI) engine it developed with the GPT-3 platform created by OpenAI. Anthony Stevens, CEO of 6clicks,...

Permutive Restores Reachability by Enabling Standardized Publisher First-Party Data at Scale via Xandr’s Marketplace

Permutive now offers increased control, addressability, and revenue for publishers and advertisers alike while providing transparency and efficiency for agencies. Permutive, a privacy-safe audience platform for publishers and advertisers, announced streamlined, efficient access to standardized publisher first-party data via Xandr’s Marketplace. Xandr, part of Microsoft Advertising, becomes the first buy- and sell-side platform to activate Permutive standard cohorts, interest-based audience segments that are generated automatically based on publishers’ first-party data.

20M Customers Affected After Background Check Service Hacked

A popular background check service confirmed they suffered a data breach that affected over millions of customers earlier this year. On Jan. 21, a member of the Breached hacking and data breach forum leaked the data for 20.22 million TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate customers who used the services up to April 16th, 2019, according to BleepingComputer.

Consumer Handbook: Data Privacy

The possibility of a cyberattack by a foreign country has gone from being the stuff of science fiction to a common threat that is often reported in the news. While it may seem like there is nothing an individual can do to stop a cyberattack, there are some best practices that consumers and businesses can do to help guard against losing important personal information to cyber thieves.