Wall Street Journal headlines re privacy


Give us this day our daily invasion of privacy...

Wed, July 31, 2019 Hacking suspect acted oddly online

Suspect charged in Capital One data breach that affected more than 100 million.

Privacy anyone?

Wed, July 31, 2019 Capital One Hack Hits the Reputation of a Tech-Savvy Bank

Capital One has been known as a bank that plowed into new technology. But a recent hack could shift the lender's approach from advantage to liability.

Privacy anyone?

Tue, July 30, 2019 Capital One Breach Affects 106 Million Card Applicants

Capital One said a hacker accessed the personal information for roughly 106 million credit card customers and applicants, one of the largest data breaches of a big bank.

Privacy anyone?

Fri, July 26, 2019 New Netflix Documentary on Cambridge Analytica Doubles as a Mystery

A new Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica's mining of Facebook user data highlights how poorly understood the impact of that data mining still is on American politics and society.

Privacy anyone?

Fri, July 26, 2019 Ryuk ransomware forces cities to free up networks

Somewhere, likely far from U.S. shores, cybercriminals are reaping handsome rewards by wielding malicious software called Ryuk to attack places as random as LaPorte County, Ind., and Lake City, Fla.

Privacy anyone?

Thu, July 25, 2019 The Fun of Having Our Gadgets Spy on Us

Never mind the privacy issues -- think of the possible benefits!

Privacy anyone?

Wed, July 24, 2019 Hackers May Soon Be Able to Tell What You're Typing -- Just By Hearing You Type

Thanks to the increasing sophistication of smartphone technology, hackers soon may be able to intercept and analyze the sounds of typing -- and figure out exactly what people are writing on their devices.

Privacy anyone?

Tue, July 23, 2019 Facebook, FTC deal to include oversight board

Facebook Inc.'s expected settlement with U.S. regulators will create a board committee to help ensure senior-level scrutiny of the company's privacy efforts.

Privacy anyone?

Sat, July 20, 2019 Equifax to Pay Around $700 Million Related to Data Breach

The credit-reporting firm is nearing a deal to settle a slew of state and federal investigations into a 2017 data breach that exposed nearly 150 million Americans' Social Security numbers and other personal information.

Privacy anyone?

Fri, July 19, 2019 The New Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You

It's not just email. Employers are mining the data their workers generate to figure out what they're up to, and with whom. There's almost nothing you can do about it.

Privacy anyone?

Thu, July 18, 2019 Russia, Iran, North Korea target U.S. groups, Microsoft says

Suspected nation-state hackers from Russia, Iran and elsewhere have launched nearly 800 cyberattacks against political organizations over the past year that have been detected by Microsoft Corp., with the vast majority of the attempts targeting groups based in the U.S.

Privacy anyone?

Wed, July 17, 2019 Logistics Report -- Cyberattacks at Sea

Cyber pirates are taking to the high seas as maritime technology upgrades expose new vulnerabilities. Shipowners are investing in artificial intelligence and other technologies as they push toward increasingly autonomous vessel operations, but lax cybersecurity practices and ineffective regulation is making the sector easy prey for hackers.

Privacy anyone?

Sat, July 13, 2019 FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the tech giant's privacy missteps.

Privacy anyone?

Fri, July 12, 2019 U.S. Companies Learn to Defend Themselves in Cyberspace

By deploying dozens of specialized defense tools against hostile hackers, 'cyber-resilient' firms are minimizing their digital risk.

Privacy anyone?

Thu, July 11, 2019 Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations

Google said contractors are listening to customer audio recorded by the company's virtual assistant, a disclosure prompted by a media report that adds to privacy concerns associated with the voice-operated devices.

Privacy anyone?

Thu, July 11, 2019 Apple Pulls Walkie-Talkie App After Glitch Creates Eavesdropping Vulnerability

Watch app disabled as tech giant addresses security flaw potentially letting users listen in on iPhone calls.

Privacy anyone?

Fri, July 5, 2019 Congress, Internet Players and Section 230

The internet community hasn't helped Congress fix policy problems when they do show up. That's why Sen. Josh Hawley and others feel compelled to offer solutions on free speech, privacy, antitrust, etc., even if the solutions are highly imperfect.

Privacy anyone?

Wed, July 3, 2019 Shopping Centers Exploring Facial Recognition in Brave New World of Retail

As their struggle with store closings persists, some U.S. mall owners and retailers are stepping up their use of technology that recognizes people's faces but stops short of identifying and recording them.

Privacy anyone?

Tue, July 2, 2019 Square Faces Lawsuit Over Misfired Medical Receipt

A California man accused Square Inc. of violating privacy laws after the payments company mistakenly forwarded a digital receipt containing details of his medical history to one of his friends.

Privacy anyone?

Mon, July 1, 2019 Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Facial Recognition

As the technology has become more widespread, critics question whether it threatens privacy -- or if it is accurate enough to be reliable

Privacy anyone?

Fri, June 28, 2019 How a Big U.S. Chip Maker Gave China the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’

Advanced Micro Devices revived its fortunes through the deal, and sparked a national-security battle... Last week, after years of friction, the Commerce Department issued an order that effectively bars several Chinese entities -- including AMD’s partners -- from obtaining American technology.

Privacy anyone?

Thur, June 27, 2019 Facebook Knows a Lot About You. So Does Your Internet Provider.

Internet-service providers are deciding whether to use data about their customers' web habits to sell ads. AT&T mines surfing habits as part of a broader advertising operation.

Privacy anyone?

Wed, June 26, 2019: NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time

The National Security Agency collected data about calls and text messages that it wasn’t authorized to obtain last year, in a second such incident, renewing privacy concerns about its phone-surveillance program.

Privacy anyone?

Tue, June 25, 2019 Chinese Hackers Hit Cell Networks

Hackers believed to be backed by China’s government have infiltrated the cellular networks of at least 10 global carriers, swiping users’ whereabouts, text-messaging records and call logs.

Privacy anyone?

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