Now, Amazon also wants to track what you eat! and other privacy and security news

Privacy

After launching Astro their mobile spy, Amazon Is Building a Smart Fridge That Knows What You Eat Amazon really wants to get to know you!


In another Pegasus case, NSO Group's Pegasus malware was used to spy on Dubai princess's lawyers during child custody dispute While there are claims that Apple has fixed the loop hole, a new report claims that Apple Can Read Your Encrypted Messages if you’re not careful about how you back up our phone!


After reigning in some of the data collection by apps, Apple says apps must offer a way to delete your account starting in early 2022


Security

In a memorable hack, Twitch's source code and streamer payment figures have been leaked following hack. Also,Atom Silo ransomware operators target vulnerable Confluence servers And more health care organizations are becoming targets:

Possibly competing for a Guiness Book of Records entry, A text message routing company suffered a five-year-long breach

New vulnerabilities are being discovered:

and damage from old hacks continues to be found: Russian spies reportedly used SolarWinds hack to steal US counterintelligence details


They authorities are getting busy, catching some perps

and trying to motivate greater safety measures

While big tech companies identify new risks from Russia (with love?):


Nudging consumers to improve their security, Google is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of users


Regulation

European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition in public spaces Now,

AI Weekly says EU facial recognition ban highlights need for U.S. legislation


In another case of biased face recognition technology, Uber faces legal action over ‘racially discriminatory’ facial recognition ID checks


More broadly, the EU scrutinizes several big tech practices:


In the US, the US Deputy Attorney General launches cryptocurrency enforcement team at DOJ and Facebook asks judge to dismiss FTC antitrust charges... again

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