My Health Record 'identical' to failed UK scheme, privacy expert says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health Care.data was cancelled because drug and insurance companies were able to buy patient data The similarities between My Health Record and the UK scheme are ‘extraordinary’, privacy expert says. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP Australia’s impending My Health Record system is “identical” to a failed Läs mer…

Facebook to publish data on Irish abortion referendum ads

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Social media company to provide details of spending on ads targeting Irish voters The Irish abortion referendum raised concerns about ‘dark ads’ not visible to the wider electorate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Facebook is to publish comprehensive data on political advertising during Ireland’s abortion Läs mer…

Venmo: how the US payment app exposes our private lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy A researcher has analysed millions of public transactions to prove just how much the app reveals about our life and habits The researcher hopes her study will encourage users to change their default settings. Photograph: Leland Bobbe/Getty Images/Image Source Anyone can track a Läs mer…

'Data is a fingerprint': why you aren't as anonymous as you think online

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy So-called ‘anonymous’ data can be easily used to identify everything from our medical records to purchase histories ‘Digital breadcrumbs can be traced back to violate peoples’ privacy in ways they never expected.’ Photograph: Voisin/Phanie/Rex/Shutterstock In August 2016, the Australian government released an “anonymised” Läs mer…

Facebook told to grant grieving mother access to daughter's account

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Germany German court rules parents can inherit contract between a child and a social media site The ruling is a landmark judgment for how social media data is treated after the owner’s death. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images Facebook must grant a grieving mother access Läs mer…

Facebook fined for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Cambridge Analytica Files Facebook Firm fined £500k for lack of transparency and failing to protect users’ information Facebook’s co-founder, chairman and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, prepares to testify before Congress about Cambridge Analytica. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is to be fined £500,000, Läs mer…

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook In its defense against a former app startup, Facebook is contradicting its long-held claim to be simply a neutral platform A lawsuit is claiming Mark Zuckerberg developed a ‘fraudulent scheme’ to exploit users’ personal data. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Läs mer…

Facebook reveals it gave 61 companies access to widely blocked user data

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Company tells Congress it provided Nike, Spotify, a dating app and other services with special rights to information Spotify, Nike and UPS were among the companies that received extended access to the data. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, Läs mer…

Facebook patents system that can use your phone's mic to monitor TV habits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise Facebook downplayed the patent, saying it has no plan to use the system in its products. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has patented a system that Läs mer…

Can my employer read emails in my Gmail account?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Email Ask Jack Martin works for a large company that uses G Suite where the tech team can accesses employees’ emails. Can he prevent this? A Gmail account: email has blurred the lines between corporate and private use. Photograph: Dean Murray / Rex Features Läs mer…