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steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsSenator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at creating federal standards of privacy protection for major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The bill, titled the American Data Dissemination Act, requires the Federal Trade Commission to make suggestions for regulation based on the Privacy Act of 1974. Congress would then have to pass legislation within two years, or the FTC will gain the power to write the rules itself (under current laws, the FTC can only enforce existing rules). While Rubio’s bill is intended to reign i
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsDoes Google meet its users’ expectations around consumer privacy? This news industry research says no A significant majority of consumers do not expect Google to track their activities across their lives, their locations, on other sites, and on other platforms. Numerous privacy scandals over the past couple of years have fueled the need for increased examination of tech companies’ data tracking practices. While the ethics around data collection and consumer privacy have been questioned for years, it wasn’t until Facebook’s Cambridge Analytics scandal that p
zanderthunder posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsThursday, 17 Oct 2019 | 1:15 PM MYT By Angelin Yeoh The Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite, which went live on Oct 15, is for users to find out if they are eligible for petrol subsidy, as announced in Budget 2020. The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has suspended the newly-launched Petrol Subsidy Programme microsite after a tech portal reported that it exposed users’ bank account details. KPDNHEP head of corporate communication, Yunus Tasim, said the ministry is aware and investigating the issue. "Once we got the news, we dec