Divergent goals often result in data protection laws that are fundamentally flawed
A group of academic researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany has discovered that mobile devices leak identifying information about their owners via Wi-Fi probe requests.
Mobile devices use these probe requests to receive information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and establish connections to them when a probe response is received.
DefenseStorm this week announced that it has raised $15 million in Series C funding, which brings the total investment in the company to $67 million.
JAM FINTOP, a venture fund focusing on financial institutions, shelled out $5 million in the funding round, with the rest coming from existing investors.
Vendor security assessment company Whistic on Tuesday announced that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding, which brings the total investment in the company to $51 million.
The new funding round was led by JMI Equity, with participation from Album VC, Emergence Capital, Forgepoint Capital, and FJ Labs.
Apple says its App Store fraud prevention mechanisms last year stopped potentially fraudulent transactions totaling roughly $1.5 billion.
Throughout 2021, the company prevented more than 3.3 million stolen credit cards from making purchases in the App Store, and banned nearly 600,000 accounts from ever transacting again.
ICO orders Clearview AI to delete all UK data
Google has taken another step toward enabling new privacy-focused advertising solutions on Android, with the release of Privacy Sandbox in developer preview.
The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC), the organization that oversees the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), this week announced the release of PCI DSS v4.0.
The European Union and United States made a breakthrough in their yearslong battle over the privacy of data that flows across the Atlantic with a preliminary agreement Friday that paves the way for Europeans’ personal information to be stored in the U.S.