Read more about privacy
Bookmark and Share
  • The number of fingerprints stolen in OPM hack rose to 5.6 million


    Once again, the scope of the breach at the US Office of Personnel Management has been amended: OPM's press secretary Sam Schumach announced on Wednesday that "of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from a total of approximately 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million." If you're wondering how come they haven't discovered this fact sooner, it's because only now the "OPM and DoD identified archived records containing additional fingerprint data not previously analyzed." Schumach then tried to reassure potentially affected individuals: "Federal experts believe that, as of now, the ability to misuse fingerprint data is limited.

  • Facebook tries to help advertisers and users with new ad control options


    The ads you see on Facebook are set to become even more targeted, as the social network's interest-based advertising, which they have been rolling out for the past year, will now include information from pages that use Facebook's Like button and similar social features.

  • AVG will sell user browsing and search info to advertisers


    Starting on October 15, when its new privacy policy comes into effect, Czech AV maker AVG will start selling user activity information to online advertisers.

  • 26 vulnerabilities found in parental monitoring application


    A new Citizen Lab report details results of two independent audits of the privacy and security of Smart Sheriff, a parental monitoring application that has been promoted by the South Korean government.

  • Privacy International helps individuals find out if they were spied on by the GCHQ


    Continuing with its “Did GCHQ Illegally Spy On You?” campaign, Privacy International has set up a website with instructions for individuals and organizations on how to petition the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) to check whether the UK GCHQ spied on them.


Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts

Whether you like it or not, the Internet of Things is happening. This book paints a clear picture of the current situation, and what we can learn from it in order to create a safer future for all of us.

Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.

Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.

Tue, Oct 13th