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Why isn’t the government publishing more data about coronavirus deaths? | Jeni Tennison

Studying the past is futile in an unprecedented crisis. Science is the answer – and open-source information is paramount• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageWherever we look, there is a demand for data about Covid-19. We devour dashboards, graphs and visualisations. We want to know about the numbers of tests, cases and [...]

By |2020-04-02T01:00:41-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus outbreak, Data and computer security, data protection, Infectious diseases, Politics, Technology, UK news, World news|Comments Off on Why isn’t the government publishing more data about coronavirus deaths? | Jeni Tennison

Have you backed up your smartphone lately?

With World Backup Day upon us, we walk you through the ways to back up your iPhone or Android phone so that your personal data remains safe The post Have you backed up your smartphone lately? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2020-03-31T05:30:06-04:00March 31st, 2020|data protection|Comments Off on Have you backed up your smartphone lately?

HPE issues fix to stop some SSDs from self‑destructing

If left unpatched, a firmware flaw in some enterprise-class solid-state drives could make data on them unrecoverable as early as this fall. The post HPE issues fix to stop some SSDs from self‑destructing appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2020-03-26T08:43:47-04:00March 26th, 2020|data protection|Comments Off on HPE issues fix to stop some SSDs from self‑destructing

Will we just accept our loss of privacy, or has the techlash already begun? | Alan Rusbridger

Not so long ago we searched Google. Now we seem quite happy to let Google search usProbably too late to ask, but was the past year the moment we lost our technological innocence? The Alexa in the corner of the kitchen monitoring your every word? The location-betraying device in your pocket? The dozen trackers on [...]

By |2020-02-02T03:15:37-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Data and computer security, data protection, facial recognition, google, Hacking, Media, privacy, social networking, Surveillance, Technology, World news|Comments Off on Will we just accept our loss of privacy, or has the techlash already begun? | Alan Rusbridger

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s NHS plan: trading patient data | Editorial

Donald Trump has made clear he wants a post-Brexit Britain to let US tech companies and big pharma access medical recordsThe NHS is a goldmine of patient data which the United States wants to be quarried by some of its biggest companies. Britain’s health service is home to a unique medical dataset that covers the [...]

By |2019-12-08T13:30:24-05:00December 8th, 2019|Alphabet, amazon, brexit, Business, Conservatives, Data and computer security, data protection, Donald Trump, European Union, Foreign policy, General election 2019, google, Health, Health policy, Matt Hancock, NHS, Politics, privacy, Public services policy, Society, Technology, UK news, US foreign policy, US news|Comments Off on The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s NHS plan: trading patient data | Editorial

Has WhatsApp become a potential career assassin? | Afua Hirsch

The app helped connect me to an inspiring sisterhood. But the case of police officer Robyn Williams shows unopened messages can be a legal minefieldWe need to talk about WhatsApp. When the little green speech bubble first showed up in my life, I greeted it with awe and wonder. I even wrote a little love [...]

By |2019-12-06T01:30:34-05:00December 6th, 2019|apps, Child protection, Data and computer security, data protection, Digital media, Law, Media, Police, privacy, social media, Technology, UK news, WhatsApp, World news|Comments Off on Has WhatsApp become a potential career assassin? | Afua Hirsch

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Data Privacy in 2020

The end of 2019 is rapidly approaching, and with the coming of a new year comes the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the months ahead. What will 2020 bring when it comes to cybersecurity and what can users do to ensure that they’re protected in the upcoming year? From new [...]

By |2019-12-05T23:47:41-05:00December 5th, 2019|computer security, Consumer Threat Notices, Cybersecurity, data breach, data protection, internet security|Comments Off on Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Data Privacy in 2020

These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare

The data protection laws introduced last year are failing us – and our childrenWho owns your data? This is one of the toughest questions facing governments, companies and regulators today and no one has answered it to anyone’s satisfaction. Not what we were promised last year, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, commonly [...]

By |2019-11-10T03:30:28-05:00November 10th, 2019|Data and computer security, data protection, Europe, European Union, GDPR, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet safety, privacy, Surveillance, Technology, UK news, World news|Comments Off on These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare

Chapter Preview: Ages 11 to 17 – From Tweens to Teens

For anyone who asks what happens during the tween through teen years, the best answer is probably, “What doesn’t happen?!” Just so you know, I’ve been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. And I survived. My kids were the first generation to grow up on social media. Like most teens in the mid-2000s, they [...]

By |2019-10-31T06:00:43-04:00October 31st, 2019|Consumer Threat Notices, Cybersecurity, data protection, privacy|Comments Off on Chapter Preview: Ages 11 to 17 – From Tweens to Teens

3 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Office 365 Phishing Scams

Cybercriminals seem to get more and more sophisticated with their attacks, and phishing scams are no different. The McAfee Labs team has observed a new phishing campaign using a fake voicemail message to trick victims into giving up their Office 365 email credentials. During the investigation, the team has found three different phishing kits being [...]

By |2019-10-31T00:01:15-04:00October 31st, 2019|Consumer Threat Notices, cybersafety, Cybersecurity, data protection, email and web security, Phishing|Comments Off on 3 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Office 365 Phishing Scams