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Irish data authority probes Facebook photo breach

Dublin - The Irish data watchdog on Friday launched an investigation into Facebook, after the social media titan admitted a "bug" may have exposed unposted photos from up to 6.8 million users.

Healthcare leaks more of your data than hackers

Each week, it seems, a data breach news item hits the news. What might come as a surprise is that the biggest source of data leaks is not from hackers, but from healthcare providers, mostly due to unsecure systems.

Mark Zuckerberg's parliamentary no show sparks outrage

London - Politicians from nine different countries have reacted with fury at the absence of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to a committee of the British parliament. The committee was examining disinformation and fake news.

Cathay apologises over data breach but denies cover-up

Fpo - The top two executives at Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday apologised for the firm's handling of the world's biggest airline hack that saw millions of customers' data breached but denied trying to cover it up.

Cathay says 'most intense' period of data breach lasted months

Fpo - The world's biggest airline data breach, affecting millions of Cathay Pacific customers, was the result of a sustained cyber attack that lasted for three months, the carrier admitted, while insisting it was on alert for further intrusions.

Q&A: Eliminating your digital fingerprint to protect your data Special

Politicians and businesses frequently use tracking technology on their websites to track and analyze potential voter or consumer behavior. For those concerned about this, TrackOFF provides a solution.

Google Cloud makes it easier for data scientists to collaborate

Google Cloud has outlined two new tools for data scientists: Kubeflow pipelines and AI Hub. These platforms are designed to assist data scientists in putting out across their organizations the models they create.

Pro-Brexit Leave.EU campaign facing data misuse fines

London - Companies linked to a leading pro-Brexit donor are being fined a total of £135,000 (154,000 euros, $176,000) for data protection breaches during Britain's 2016 referendum, officials said on Tuesday.The Leave.

First microelectromechanical neural network created

Researchers report that a new reservoir computer is the first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application. This could lead to new devices which act simultaneously as both a sensor and a computer.

Q&A: Cybersecurity solutions for data migration Special

As companies are undergoing digital transformation, many are inadvertently leaving themselves open to cyberattacks, according to Eitan Bremler, Co-Founder and VP of Product at Safe-T.

Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

Fpo - Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific came under pressure Thursday to explain why it had taken five months to admit it had been hacked and compromised the data of 9.4 million customers, including passport numbers and credit card details.

Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

Fpo - Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific came under pressure Friday to explain why it had taken five months to admit it had been hacked and compromised the data of 9.4 million customers, including passport numbers and credit card details.

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers 

Fpo - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it had suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million passengers.

Leading browser privacy tool 'doesn't do anything'

The “Do Not Track” function, which is found on browsers and which is designed to signal to any websites visited not to track users, does not actually work.

Q&A: Time to reform Canada's data privacy laws? Special

Do Canadians have “the right to be forgotten?” Canada’s privacy watchdog plans to ask the Federal Court for clarity and at the same time this is being challenged by Google. Expert Éloise Gratton weighs in.

Google+ to be shut down after data breach

Google+, Google's attempt to create a social media network to rival Facebook, is shutting down. This comes after users' data has been reported to have been exposed, an incident that dates back to March to 2018.

Toronto Smart City adviser resigns over data concerns

Toronto - Saadia Muzaffar, who is a member of Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel for the project, has resigned arguing that the project is not taking concerns about how Google will collect and handle data collected from people.

Q&A: Analyzing GDPR's impact so far Special

Although it's now been over 90-days since it was enacted, GDPR has left corporations across the world at a loss for what to do and ensure compliance. Some solutions are provided by Bryan Clark, of global law firm Vedder Price.

Significance of Facebook data breach explained: Interview Special

Facebook has said that “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. Scott Grissom, VP of Product Leadership, Marketing, and Sales at LegalShield looks at the implications for Digital Journal readers.

Q&A: Data ownership conundrum in the data driven world Special

Waterloo - As data driven economies rapidly rise, so do serious questions about who owns data and what ownership entails. Teresa Scassa, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation provides some insights.

New consumer app to control biometric information: Q&A Special

Whoo.ai have developed a consumer app to help people control how others can use their biometric information - particularly for facial recognition technologies. Arturo Falck, the co-founder and CEO of Whoo.ai explains more.

How DevOps can reshape the global economy: Study

A new report from Google Cloud provides a comprehensive view of the growing DevOps industry, with scientific studies that span five years and more than 30,000 survey responses.

Google fights French 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Apo - Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" principle worldwide.

BA says will compensate customers for data breach

London - British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data was stolen in a "sophisticated" and "malicious" hacking attack, its boss said Friday.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

London - British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

London - British Airways said Thursday that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 were stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

Startup develops technique to predict cerebral palsy

A innovative technique has been developed to hep to predict cerebral palsy. The technique is based on next-generation genetic sequencing data, which measures how cells control the way genes are switched on or off.

What is the average cost of a data breach?

IBM Security and Ponemon Institute released their study on the average cost of a data breach. In it they found that data breaches are only going up in cost, and in the volume of records stolen.

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Apo - Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year.

Q&A: The transformation of the software development industry Special

The transformation of the international software development industry is progressing, with more and more companies now tapping into the power of outsourced developers in regions like Eastern Europe. Sebastián Siseles of Freelancer.com explains more.
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