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Facebook expands its Data Abuse Bounty program to Instagram

Sponsored Links Chesnot via Getty Images Facebook will start rewarding security researchers who report data abuse happening on Instagram, the company has announced. This is an expansion of Facebook’s Data Abuse Bounty program, which it introduced in April 2018. As part of these efforts, Facebook will now start accepting reports about third-party apps that improperly …

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Another Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Fails to Sway Crypto Community

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Another person has attempted to claim the title of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. According to a blog post published on August 18, this new person aims to expose his “real-life identity” through a series of written memoirs. The final ‘reveal’ will allegedly give the public the true answers to the …

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Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Google’s increased focus on privacy led it to quietly drop a service for carriers. Reuters sources have learned the tech giant shut down Mobile Network Insights, a feature that gave providers maps of cellular signal strength and speed data collected from Android phones, back in April. The data was anonymized and …

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US Lawmakers to Discuss Facebook Libra on Swiss Visit: Report

A delegation of U.S. lawmakers is set to discuss Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project with the Swiss data privacy chief when they visit the country this week. Local news source NZZ am Sonntag said Saturday that a six-member group from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee plans to meet Adrian Lobsiger, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, to …

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Would Blockchain Better Protect User Data Than FaceApp? Experts Answer

FaceApp — the mobile application that has blown up your Instagram feed with pictures of your followers as old people, the opposite gender or babies — has raised a lot of concerns about potential privacy violations for users that upload their photos to be edited. Rumors have circulated that the application might even be taking …

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Some robocall blockers sent private data without permission

Sponsored Links charles taylor via Getty Images As helpful as robocall blocking tools can be, they can sometimes create their own problems. NCC Group security researcher Dan Hastings has found that some of the more popular robocall blocking apps have been sending data to outside analytics firms without explicitly notifying you, if at all. Hiya …

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Crypto Exchange Binance Points out a Dusting Attack Against Litecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance claims that a dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin, Litecoin (LTC). A large scale attack against privacy The official Twitter exchange of cryptocurrency exchange Binance claimed that a major attack against users of altcoin Litecoin took place yesterday. The firm made this claim in a tweet on August 9: “Approximately 5 hours ago …

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Binance KYC Breach — Did It Happen, and If So, Who’s to Blame?

On Aug. 7, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange (by daily trade volume), fell victim to a hacking scandal that saw the miscreant allegedly gain possession of a huge chunk of the firm’s Know Your Customer (KYC) data (10,000+ personal photos). The hacker is reportedly demanding a total of 300 Bitcoins (worth around $3.5 million) …

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Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users’ locations

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Facebook’s privacy woes aren’t over in the wake of its FTC fine. The company has pulled the marketing company Hyp3r from Instagram’s ad platform after Business Insider learned that the agency had been collecting massive amounts of data in violation of the social network’s rules. Hyp3r reportedly exploited …

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iOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for Facebook apps

Apple’s Craig Federighi unveils iOS 13 at WWDC 2019. Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica Privacy has been a renewed focus with Apple’s next operating system update. One new feature in iOS 13 that seems centered on user privacy could have sweeping consequences for messaging and online call apps. In iOS 13, Apple will not allow …

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