Privacy

InfoSum’s first product touts decentralized big data insights

Nick Halstead’s new startup, InfoSum, is launching its first product today — moving one step closer to his founding...

Mar 9 · 14 min read >

BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores

As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially with the EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies...

Jan 29 · 1 min read >

After breach exposing millions of parents and kids, toymaker VTech handed a $650K fine by FTC

VTech, the maker of smart toys whose poor security practices exposed data from millions of parents and children, has...

Jan 9 · 1 min read >

UK to give police new powers to ground drones

The UK government has announced it will introduce draft legislation in the spring aimed at preventing unsafe or criminal...

Nov 27 · 2 min read >

Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping

A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents...

Nov 20 · 1 min read >

Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws

Ahead of 2017’s present buying season, UK consumer rights group Which? has warned parents about the risks of giving...

Nov 15 · 1 min read >

FTC relaxes COPPA rule so kids can issue voice searches and commands

The COPPA rule prevents kids from having their personal information hoovered up and distributed online the way adults often...

Oct 25 · 1 min read >

User outcry prompts OnePlus to step down its excessive data collection

Earlier this week, it was revealed that independent phone maker OnePlus was collecting all manner of information from phones...

Oct 15 · 1 min read >

A messed up Google Home Mini recorded a tech reporter 24/7

The idea of inviting an always-on recording device into our bedrooms would have once seemed beyond creepy, but now...

Oct 11 · 1 min read >