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WhatsApp’s latest privacy features include the ability to hide your online status | Engadget

WhatsApp just introduced several important privacy features including the online status blocking option it recently showed in beta, TechCrunch has reported. The aim is to eventually make WhatsApp “as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.  The new “online presence control” feature allows you to send messages […]

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Science

Privacy Commissioner Makes Recommendations Against Department of Environment and Climate Change for not Complying with ATIPP Legislation

(Privacy Commissioner Michael Harvey, file photo.) Privacy Commissioner Michael Harvey has made several recommendations against the Department of Environment and Climate Change after they did not reply to two access to privacy requests within the required time-frame. According to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, two separate ATIPP requests were received by the department, but […]

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Technology

Cloud privacy, data protection more complex than on-prem

Over half of Australian businesses (53%) believe cloud privacy and data protection is more challenging to manage than on-premises.  Yet, according to the 2022 Thales Cloud Security Report conducted by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, increasingly complex cloud environments are on the rise.   Globally, cloud adoption and notably multi-cloud adoption, continues […]

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Mozilla: Apple “Private Click Management” Not a Net Positive for Consumers, Safari Privacy Can Still Be Compromised by Cross-site Tracking – CPO Magazine

A new report from Mozilla measures up Apple’s “Private Click Management” web advertising alternative, and finds the “privacy” part of it wanting. The iOS and Safari privacy measure is meant to allow targeted ad delivery without the usual cross-site tracking users are subject to, but Mozilla finds that little in the structure actually prevents this […]

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Technology

Third-Party Cloud Computing Risk Management Guide Now Available for Healthcare Providers

Cloud Security Alliance guide describes risks to everything from patient privacy to an organization’s reputation. Healthcare organizations looking for guidance on managing third-party vendor security risks have a new resource, thanks to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Third-Party Vendor Risk Management in Healthcare gives an overview of these security risks, and offers guidance on identifying, […]

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An overview of data in 2022: Privacy, policies, and regulations – ETCIO SEA

The importance of Data Protection and Privacy can be gauged from the rising coverage and popularity of the World Data Privacy Day. 25 years after the signing of Convention 108 in 1981: the first international treaty to deal with privacy and data protection, it was in 2006, when the Committee of Ministers of the Council […]

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US

Study outlines privacy risks in metaverse virtual worlds

More thought – or at least some thought – needs to be given to privacy protection in the promised metaverse of connected 3D virtual-reality worlds, experts have concluded. In a paper distributed via ArXiv, titled “Exploring the Unprecedented Privacy Risks of the Metaverse,” boffins at UC Berkeley in the US and the Technical University of […]

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Apple’s privacy changes, TikTok competition inescapable for Meta, for now

A smartphone with Facebook’s logo is seen in front of displayed Facebook’s new rebrand logo Meta in this illustration taken October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – Stiff competition from TikTok and Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) privacy changes will remain a cause for concern […]

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US

A Stanford Graduate Raises $2M To Plug Privacy Into The Right Web3 Socket

As Web3 and cryptocurrency applications mature and grow in user adoption, the privacy concerns around sharing your wallet address persist. Socket, founded by Stanford graduate Eva Zhang in 2022, is a Web3 privacy infrastructure for social interactions for crypto-related purposes. The New York City-based startup raised $2 million pre-seed round led by IDEO Crypto, with […]

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Health

Police Are Using Newborn Genetic Screening to Search for Suspects, Threatening Privacy and Public Health | News & Commentary | American Civil Liberties Union

Nearly every baby born in the U.S. has blood drawn in the immediate hours after their birth, allowing the baby to be tested for a panel of potentially life-threatening inherited disorders. This is a vital public health program, enabling early treatment of newborns with genetic disorders; for them, it can be the difference between a […]