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On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Everalbum, Inc., the California-based developer of a photo app called “Ever,” with regard to allegations that the company deceived consumers about the use of its facial recognition technology and its data retention practices.

The Ever app allowed users to store and organize photos and

IBM Security (the company’s cybersecurity division) has recently discovered a global phishing campaign targeting organizations associated with the critical coronavirus vaccine distribution chain. The division’s “X-Force,” created at the onset of the pandemic to monitor cyber threats against vaccine developers and distributors, released a report on Thursday with their analysis and recommendations.

Starting in September,

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Zoom that will require the company to enhance its data security practices to address allegations that the videoconferencing provider engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that duped users into a false sense of security. Zoom, which has become a household

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted a hearing to revisit the potential for a national data privacy standard. While the Committee had met last December to discuss what Congress should consider when drafting a federal privacy bill, the game has since changed. Given that COVID-19 has drastically altered life as

Is a U.S. federal privacy law on the horizon?

Tomorrow, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m., U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation.”

The hearing will examine the current state of consumer data privacy and legislative

By now, most of us have participated in at least one videoconference from the comfort of our homes, be it for a work meeting, a fitness class, or a virtual happy hour with friends across the country. Easing the transition from business-as-usual to social distancing and sheltering-in-place, these video communications platforms and apps have no

Last week, 23andMe, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing service, announced its strategic license agreement with Almirall, a leading global pharmaceutical company, for the rights to a bispecific monoclonal antibody designed to treat Il-36 cytokines in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The antibody was discovered by 23andMe’s Therapeutics team, using the genetic information from more than 8 million

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often defined as a network of interconnected devices, such as sensors, smartphones, and wearables, or the transfer of data between everyday objects with computing capabilities. It’s where physical infrastructure meets the digital universe, and where machines can “talk” to one another. The IoT creates a connected world, and it’s

Last month, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office released a comprehensive Age Appropriate Design Code that seeks to protect children within the digital world.

The code sets out 15 flexible standards of age appropriate design for online services. These standards focus on providing “high privacy” default settings, transparency to children with regard to active location tracking