Don't let Santa steal your data!

Privacy

The approaching holidays offer plenty of opportunities for the surveillance industry to collect more data on us: Bad Santa: Amazon, Facebook top Mozilla's naughty list of privacy-crushing gifts for more detail, check here: How creepy is that smart speaker, that fitness tracker, those wireless headphones?

And once they have the data, they fail to secure it:


Here are some interesting ways to fight back

Unfortunately, Facebook Messenger and Instagram may not get default end-to-end encryption until 2023


And while not actually a privacy issue, the attitude demonstrated here is disappointing, to say the least: Apple just provided the perfect example of why you can’t trust App Store review scores


Security

More news about consumer data hacks:


Amazingly, Too Many Data Breach Victims Respond by Doing Nothing


While not actually a data breach, still an annoying security problem: Tesla app outage locked some owners out of their cars


As Hacking Fingerprints Is Actually Pretty Easy—and Cheap, will we have to give up on touch-id?


Regulation

Who Owns Your Data? Calif. Congresswomen Try Again With Online Privacy Act

And Ohio suing Facebook, says it misled the public about the effect its products have on children


In Europe,

Why did Apple change its mind on Right to Repair - to avoid stricter regulation!

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